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#233487 18-Apr-2018 10:28
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Amazon Launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App

 

Customers across the globe have the ability to browse and ship over 45 million products to their country through the International Shopping experience

 

Amazon launched the ‘International Shopping’ experience within the Amazon Shopping App, making it possible for customers in New Zealand to browse and shop over 45 million eligible items that can be shipped to their country from the United States. 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 including New Zealand Dollar. This makes it easier than ever for New Zealand customers to get the best of Amazon in their native language, including local language support in search, product details, customer service, and more. Customers can choose from different shipping options and delivery speeds, depending on how quickly they want their package to arrive. To learn more visit www.amazon.com/international-shopping-help 

“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 US,” said Samir Kumar, VP of Amazon Exports and Expansion. “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.”

 

To get started, customers can simply download the free Amazon Shopping App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and they will automatically be placed into the International Shopping experience, based on their location. Customers who already have the Amazon Shopping App simply need to go into their settings within the app, choose the ‘Country & Language’ option and select ‘International Shopping’ in the country picker. Customers can then set their language and currency of preference to enjoy a customized shopping experience, and can change their location at any time to automatically see products that are eligible to be shipped to their selected delivery location.

 

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. For more information, please visit www.amazon.com/global

 

 

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  #1998380 18-Apr-2018 10:49
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I've often found things that do ship here, that have been omitted when iv'e had that international shipping selected, that was quite a while ago mind, enough to put me off using it on their website, worth a look again.





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  #1998384 18-Apr-2018 10:52
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Why do you need to use an app vs browsing to amazon.com?


 
 
 
 


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  #1998386 18-Apr-2018 10:57
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nas:

 

Why do you need to use an app vs browsing to amazon.com?

 

 

I can't find the source right now but I recall reading an article a year or so ago that suggested (from memory) 70% of Amazon orders were now from mobile devices vs the website.

 

 


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  #1998438 18-Apr-2018 11:10
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Just wondering if anyone has done a proper comparison of buying from Amazon US and (a) paying in NZD, v. (b) paying in USD and factoring-in the exchange rate (obviously) plus banks' credit card foreign exchange fees?

 

I've seen the USD v NZD option when checking out on their website but never done a real comparison.

 

 

 

 





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  #1998445 18-Apr-2018 11:19
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eracode:

 

Just wondering if anyone has done a proper comparison of buying from Amazon US and (a) paying in NZD, v. (b) paying in USD and factoring-in the exchange rate (obviously) plus banks' credit card foreign exchange fees?

 

I've seen the USD v NZD option when checking out on their website but never done a real comparison.

 

 

From experience, its cheaper to select USD than NZD as the conversion is done by your bank even after factoring in the conversion fee.


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  #1998447 18-Apr-2018 11:22
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eracode:

 

Just wondering if anyone has done a proper comparison of buying from Amazon US and (a) paying in NZD, v. (b) paying in USD and factoring-in the exchange rate (obviously) plus banks' credit card foreign exchange fees?

 

I've seen the USD v NZD option when checking out on their website but never done a real comparison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always look at the NZD price, and then I always choose USD, and mostly its been cheaper with the bank, but maybe only a dollar or so depending on how expensive the purchase was. A couple of times its been higher with the bank.





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  #1999001 18-Apr-2018 22:49
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I thought we were supposed to be getting Amazon Australia and then probably Amazon NZ?

 

 

 

What happened to all that?






 
 
 
 


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  #1999027 18-Apr-2018 23:57
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CrashAndBurn: From experience, its cheaper to select USD than NZD as the conversion is done by your bank even after factoring in the conversion fee. 

 

ditto





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  #2001093 23-Apr-2018 13:35
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Interestingly, looks like standard shipping isn't an option on buying anything from Amazon US that isn't media anymore? Tried a few categories and it only offers expedited or priority courier...


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  #2001189 23-Apr-2018 15:47
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Funny, I found the same thing the normal shipping is no longer available


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  #2001191 23-Apr-2018 15:48
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dryburn:

 

Funny, I found the same thing the normal shipping is no longer available

 

 

well sh!t... that's a disappointing outcome of this...





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  #2001199 23-Apr-2018 16:03
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hio77:

 

dryburn:

 

Funny, I found the same thing the normal shipping is no longer available

 

 

well sh!t... that's a disappointing outcome of this...

 

 

Hopefully just a temporary problem...interestingly ordering to an AU address has standard or priority but NOT expedited?


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  #2001220 23-Apr-2018 17:14
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Recently I attempted to buy a 10" saw blade from Amazon.

 

 

 

They would NOT deliver it to New Zealand.

 

 

 

My get around was to use my NZ Post You Shop account smile

 

 

 

 


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  #2001320 23-Apr-2018 22:21
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How is this different to what it was in the past? I could order things to NZ from Amazon without any forwarding service like YouShop.

 

Would like all of Amazon's products made available at local shipping prices!!


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