Amazon Sweden – Guide for Swedes on Shopping at Amazon.com

Amazon SwedenAmazon has several stores in different countries worldwide. But at the moment, there is no such store dedicated for Sweden. The information provided below is dedicated to show you how to shop at Amazon US even if you are living in Sweden.

Here are the ways you can buy items at Amazon from Sweden:

 

The Amazon Global Program

“Amazon Global Program” is an international campaign run by Amazon.com wherein non-US residents are able to shop at the famous online store. The program includes direct international delivery with customs duties estimation and clearance. Hence, through this program, you can ship your orders even to Sweden. There is a separate page at Amazon.com dedicated for this program. In this page, all items that are available for international shipping and delivery are sorted out for your convenience.

 

Shopping Through the Amazon Global Program

  • On the Amazon Global page, the search box filter is automatically set at “International Shipping.” Therefore, everything listed on that page, without you altering the filters, are most likely available for global shipping.
  • In the alternative, you can tick on the check box next to “Amazon Global Eligible” on the left sidebar of the page to sort all products available for international delivery.
  • If you happen to visit a particular product page, look for this statement in the details section: “This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.”.

 

The Delivery/Shipping Rates And Times

Based on how fast you need the items delivered, the delivery rate and speed is an important factor to think about before choosing a shipping method.   The cost to ship items from Amazon to Sweden varies by item, weight and shipping option.

To get your cost calculated you add the “Per shipment” cost and the “Per Item” together. In the case of item listed as terms of price per pound, check the weight on the item’s detail page to get the cost of  “Per item” cost. Below are the current shipping speed and rates charged by Amazon for deliveries to Sweden:

This is the most practical and affordable shipping method among three shipping options. Using this method, you can expect your items to be shipped to Sweden within 13-26 days. However, Standard Shipping is only accessible to limited categories of products.

Product Category Per Shipment Per Item
Books, VHS videotapes $3.99 $3.99*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $3.99 $2.49*
Any combination of the above items $3.99 As above

Perhaps, the most popular method among the three is Expedited Shipping because of its affordable rate and its reasonable transit time. The estimated shipping time to Sweden is 9-16 days.

Product Category Per Shipment Per Item
Books, VHS videotapes $9.99 $5.49*
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, Music Cassettes, Vinyl $9.99 $2.99*
Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items $12.99 $4.49
Shoes $14.99 $4.49/lb
Automotive $12.99 $2.49/lb
Toys, Pets $12.99 $4.49/lb
Electronics, Home, Computers $12.99 $3.49/lb
Personal Care, Sports $12.99 $3.99/lb
Kitchen $12.99 $2.99/lb
Baby $12.99 $3.99/lb
Luggage $14.99 $5.99/lb
Any combination of the above items $12.99 As above
The transit time for Priority Shipping option is 2-3 days. This is the most ideal option for those who are willing to spend extra bucks for delivery in order to get their purchased items faster.Books$21.99$8.99

Product Category Per Shipment Per Item
Books $21.99 $8.99
Software, Video Games, CDs, Music Cassettes, Vinyl, Blu-ray, and DVD $21.99 $2.99
VHS videotapes, Jewelry, Watches, Clothing Items $29.99 $5.99*
Shoes $29.99 $4.49/lb
Computers, Electronics $29.99 $2.99/lb
Luggage $29.99 $4.99/lb
Automotive, Baby, Home, Personal Care, Kitchen, Outdoor Living, Sports, Tools, Toys $29.99 $5.99/lb
Kindle or Kindle Accessories $14.99 $5.99
Any combination of the above items Highest Applicable per-shipment charge As above

 

 

The Import fee deposit on Amazon

Another factor to consider while shopping on Amazon.com from Sweden is the importation costs and duties. Amazon has an estimated Import Fee Deposit and you pay this when placing your order. This is applied to all orders sent internationally.

This fee is your responsibility and is charged based on the customs law of Sweden. It is not impossible, however, that the duties you have to actually pay in Sweden is not the same amount as that collected by Amazon. If the actual Import Fees are less than the Import Fees Deposit collected by the latter, it will automatically issue a refund of the excess and if the fees are more than the estimated amount, Amazon will charge you of the deficiency.

 

Importing Items Not Available For International Delivery

There are some items that is not available to be shipped internationally. You can address this problem by availing of the services of a Freight Forwarder.

 

 Use Freight Forwarding Service

Service companies that provide virtual USA shipping address to people shopping online and are not based in USA are Freight forwarders Service Company. When order is shipped to this address, the company will then forward the item to your actual address.

 

My Best Ever Freight Forwarder Companies

In my experience of using the freight forwarders, Shipito.com has proved to me to be the most reliable among them. Not only does it provide reliable service, it offer inexpensive fees. It charges a minimum fee of only $8.50 per shipment.

 

How Shipito work

Shipito Freight forwarding services operate this way:

You create an account with Shipito. The latter has a number of plans you can choose from. It could be on a per shipment basis or a premium monthly plan account. After registering and once your account has been confirmed, it will provide you a unique USA street address.

The address will look like this:

Your name (address will be specified during registration)
Suite # (box number)
Torrance, CA 90503.

Once you receive the address, you can start shopping online and use the USA address as your shipping address. As soon as your order is processed, the online store will now deliver it to said address that is being monitored by Shipito. You will be notified by the company as soon as the items arrive and you will be asked to initiate the shipping of the same from the USA address to your real address.

Shipito will show you several shipping options to Sweden during this process. The forwarding fees as well as the discounted postage will be calculated. After the payment of these fees, the item will be delivered to you. Your item may be delivered next to your doorsteps within as little as 3 days depending on the shipping option you choose and the clearance process in customs.

 

In Conclusion

To a Swede who wishes to order some items from Amazon, the largest online store in the world, the information above could be beneficial. The Amazon Global Program and Shipito are a great partners for this. The cheaper prices, not only as compared to local retailers but also to other online stores, make Amazon a great online shopping option. If you want to try Amazon Global, here is the link. Enjoy Shopping!

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