Does Amazon Ship to South Africa?
Amazon Does Ship to South Africa
Amazon will ship to many countries in the world including South Africa. They will not ship every item that they stock to an South African address but there are millions of items on the Amazon store that they will ship to an South African address.
We strongly recommend following the 5 steps below to make your shopping experience on Amazon from South Africa as buttery smooth as possible.
Using these methods you avoid endless frustrations and wasted time shopping on the Amazon store from South Africa.
Amazon South Africa
- Amazon can ship to South Africa
- South Africa is part of the AmazonGlobal Program
- Amazon offers Standard Shipping to South Africa
- Amazon offers Expedited Shipping to South Africa
- Amazon offers Priority Courier to South Africa
- With Amazon Currency Converter you can pay in South African Currency
- Step 1 – AmazonGlobal
- Step 2 – Login
- Step 3 – Set Your Address
- Step 4 – Buy Stuff
- Step 5 – Amazon Only
Start at AmazonGlobal
When shopping on Amazon from South Africa (or anywhere outside the USA) then you need to start at the AmazonGlobal page, not the normal Amazon homepage.
AmazonGlobal shows only items that can be shipped internationally outside of the USA. Not every item can be shipped to every country like South Africa but the next steps will cover this more.
AmazonGlobal will also automatically calculate duty and tax estimation when shipping to South Africa and includes those fees (if applicable) in the checkout process.
This is not the main Amazon homepage so make sure you record the address so you can come back to this page whenever you want.
By Shopping at Amazon Global we have already removed millions of items that Amazon will never be able to ship outside the USA.
Follow the next 4 steps to have Amazon identify items that they cant ship to you.Visit AmazonGlobal
Login to Your Amazon Account
You must login to an Amazon Account before you start shopping. If you don’t login Amazon will assume incorrectly that you are located inside the USA.
Amazon will then automatically show you the item with the lowest price even if it’s just a few cents cheaper.
But cheaper in the US is probably not we you are looking for when shipping to South Africa.
Many third party merchants might have a lower price in the USA but will not even ship the item to South Africa or if they do their shipping costs are massive.
If you don’t yet have an Amazon Account yet then you will need to create one before proceeding.Create Account at Amazon
Set Your South African Address as the Default
Go into your account settings, click on Manage Addresses and setup your address in South Africa and then set it as the 1-Click default address.
You do not need to activate 1-Click shopping but your South African Address must be set as the default.
It is important that default address is setup before you start shopping as it queries this address to see if the item can be shipped to you.
Without completing this step you will never be notified if Amazon can ship a particular item to your South African address until you checkout.
Once you have logged in click on this button to open up your address settings.Manage Amazon Delivery Addresses
Go Buy Some Stuff
This is the part you have been waiting for. Go shopping and start selecting items you want to purchase.
Even if you don’t want to checkout and pay for the items right now, add them to your cart and you can come back at anytime and start the checkout process.
At this stage you will be viewing all items that have been flagged as being able to be shipped overseas by Amazon or the many 3rd party merchants who also sell on the Amazon site.
Some of the 3rd party merchants have excessive shipping 2x, 3x, 5x and sometimes higher than Amazon themselves. We therefore recommend you follow Step 5.
As you look at every item it will check to see if it can be shipped to your South African address. If it can’t it will indicate so in bold red writing.Start Shopping at Amazon
Display Only Items Sold By Amazon
We highly recommend this last step.
International shipping rates by many merchants can be excessive so it is best to only buy from Amazon who have low shipping rates.
In the left hand column click look for the Seller box and you should tick “Amazon.com” to make sure you only view items that are sold and shipped by Amazon.
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