Amazon announced they have launched the “International Shopping experience within the Amazon Shopping App, making it possible for global shoppers to purchase over 45 million items from the U.S. site.
This experience is available on mobile browser and mobile app within the Amazon Shopping App for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
The International Shopping experience offers shopping in 5 languages, including English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German, and Brazilian Portuguese, with the ability to shop in 25 currencies.
This update to the app makes it easier than ever for customers to get the best of Amazon and shop with ease in their local currency.
Shoppers can choose from different shipping options and delivery speeds, depending on how quickly they want their package to arrive.
“We are always innovating on behalf of our customers, and with today’s launch, we are making the shopping experience on mobile devices even better and more convenient for our customers who live outside the U.S.
Customers have been asking for a way to easily find and shop only for products available to be shipped to them. The International Shopping experience solves this customer need and makes it simple to browse, shop and ship more than 45 million products to over a hundred countries around the world.”
Samir Kumar, VP of Amazon Exports and Expansion.
The International Shopping experience displays clear pricing, shipping costs, and import duty estimates, with Amazon coordinating with courier services for customs clearance on behalf of the customer so there are no surprises at the time of purchase or delivery.
Customers will be able to browse and shop for products across categories including Electronics, Books, Clothing, Shoes, Toys and much more.
Global Expansion (with DHL?)
Over the last few months we have seen a rapid interest by Amazon to expand logistics capabilities beyond just local fast delivery. The company is expanding its air hub in the same city (Cincinnati) that DHL operates its Global America’s air hub.
Amazon currently leases space from DHL at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and when their new facilities are completed, it would only make sense for Amazon to continue it cooperation with DHL to use the logistics company for its global air lift capabilities.
Regardless how Amazon plans to expand international logistics, this first move by Amazon to make it easier for non-U.S. shoppers to purchase goods from the U.S. is a big plus for U.S. Amazon FBA sellers.
Sellers should look for information and details on how to make their items eligible for this program in the Amazon Seller Center.
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