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How To Use In South Africa Amazon

What is Amazon?

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It has been referred to as “one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world”, and is one of the world’s most valuable brands.

 

How To Buy From amazon In South Africa

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To place your Amazon order from South Africa, simply go to Amazon.com and add the desired items to your shopping cart, then go to checkout and enter your address.

At this point, you should see if any items in your cart don’t qualify.

Once you proceed, Amazon adds in all your fees and import duties upfront and delivers your package via courier (Aramex), bypassing the slow and wildly unreliable South African Postal Service (SAPO).

How long will it take for my Amazon order to be shipped to South Africa?

I’ve interviewed several South African readers and they’ve all confirmed that the average delivery time with AmazonGlobal is 8 days.

8 days, people! This is mind-boggling to anyone who’s ever used SAPO for any mail going to South Africa. The standards are so low that you’d be happy to know it arrived there AT ALL. Some of you might remember my experiment with Christmas cards – nothing valuable in them – which confirmed that South Africa is dead last when it comes to international mail delivery.

The fast delivery time is possible because sending the goods via courier and paying the fees and duties upfront ensures that your package will not be held up in customs. Neither will it be held up in one of SAPO’s holding centers. I’ve seen pictures of one of those and it’s not a pretty sight, especially at Christmastime. It reminded me of our school’s lost-and-found bins, only a few thousand times as big (although, I’ll grant them that, perhaps a bit less smelly).

How much does it cost to ship Amazon orders to South Africa?

Given that there was a time when Amazon refused to deliver any packages to South Africa at all, due to the fact that a large number just disappeared, this is a HUGE betterment for South African Amazon customers.

The only downside is that of course, it isn’t free*. If you’ve been spoiled by years of Amazon Prime will living in the U.S. or Europe and are now moving to South Africa and expecting the same, you better undergo a reality check.

It won’t be cheap. However, it will be vastly better than having no Amazon at all and having to source all your hard-to-find items from Johannesburg street vendors. And AmazonGlobal prices are actually lower than what I would be willing to pay, given the alternative. For instance, an acquaintance recently ordered a household good for $25 and paid shipping of $14 on it.

That’s a pretty good bargain for secure and fast delivery.

The other piece of good news about ordering from Amazon in South Africa is that you can use your South African credit card for payment, which wasn’t possible in the past.

Even if you choose to have your goods delivered to a U.S. address with a friend bringing it over when they visit, you can still use your SA-based credit card instead of having to use dollar-based funds.

All in all, placing your Amazon orders from South Africa is as easy and convenient as it’s never been before. If you’re moving to South Africa, this is one item not to worry about.

Can I buy from Amazon and ship to South Africa?

No, Amazon does not offer free shipping to South Africa.

You’ll normally have to pay around 150 ZAR to have your Amazon purchase shipped to South Africa, and you may have to pay more if you’re buying multiple items or your purchase is heavy or bulky.Advertisement

Can you order from Amazon in South Africa?

Amazon ships goods to Senegal and 128 other countries, where it assumes the risk and responsibility for deliveries, much as it does in the United States, according to the company. But the shipping companies that Amazon uses cannot always provide doorstep delivery.

Global Shipping Rates

The cost to ship items from each product category varies by item, shipment, and shipping option.

Amazon works closely with its carriers to provide a competitive shipping experience for our customers. Exact shipping charges are calculated at the time of checkout based on the number of items, item type, weight, and volume of all the items in the cart.

The total shipping cost is calculated by adding a base “Per Shipment” cost and various “Per Item” costs. The “Per Item” cost depends on the item, and is based on the quantity of items, the weight, or volume (referred to as the dimensional weight) of each package. The table below shows the base “Per Shipment” rate used as a minimum for shipping. Rates increase, or vary, from the base rate depending on the items in the cart.

RegionStandard ShippingPer shipment (starting from)Expedited ShippingPer shipment (starting from)Priority Courier ShippingPer shipment (starting from)
Canada$7.99$9.99$19.99
Mexico$4.99n/a$8.99
Latin America$8.99$10.99$15.99
Atlantic, Carribean & Other Islands$11.99$13.99$39.99
Europe$14.99$14.99$50.99
Israel$8.99$18.99$39.99
Middle East$4.99$18.99$39.99
Africa$9.99$13.99$39.99
Australia$10.99$11.99$29.99
Japan$7.99$9.99$21.99
Asia & Pacific Islands$10.99$18.99$39.99
Russian Federationn/a$15.99$25.99

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