A lot of people are asking, "Does Amazon ship to Philippines?" The answer is yes. The majority of items sold by Amazon can be shipped directly to Philippines.
Although Amazon.com can ship directly to Philippines, this may not be the best option as of yet because of shipping delays caused by particular Customs processes here in the Philippines. Imported goods can be held up by Customs and they might ask for more taxes to release your package. Nobody wants to deal with these problems, so our advice is to use a third party shipper like Shipping Cart. They can manage Import taxes and Shipping fees whenever you’re shopping in the USA. For the tutorials, please proceed to this link–> How to Shop on Amazon with Shipping Cart.
However, if you trust our Bureau of Customs so much, then keep reading this page. Before you begin shopping, you should also know that not all products on Amazon can be shipped internationally. You may want to filter Amazon’s inventory to show whether a product can be shipped to the Philippines or not. You can actually do this by setting your Philippine address as your default shipping address on your Amazon account. Just follow these steps:
Login to Amazon > Go to Your Account > Manage Address Book > Click the link that says > "Click here to make this your 1-Click default address."
If you haven’t added a shipping address yet, just hit the button to Enter a new address. When you’re done, it should look like image below:
From now on, whenever you view a product on Amazon, you should see additional details telling you whether it’s possible to ship it to the Philippines or not. The image below shows an item that cannot be shipped to the Philippines.
Products that don't ship to Philippines are usually: electronics, tools and hardware, kitchenwares, sporting goods, and software. This is due to laws by country or manufacturers' limitations.
If you encounter this message, then you must use a third party courier to ship your items to Philippines. To know more about third party shipping, please check out this link–> Shipping Cart by LBC.
Yet, if your shopping items are able to be shipped to the Philippines, then you can finish your Amazon shopping and proceed to checkout. Your international shipping options are – Standard Shipping (10-16 business days) or Expedited Shipping (5-10 business days).
Finally, before you place your order, notice under Order Summary that Amazon automatically calculates the Shipping & Handing fees based on the destination address. You may also see the Import Fees Deposit for most products. This is the fee that Amazon pays, on your behalf, to clear customs taxes in the Philippines. Although it is automatically calculated, Import Fees Deposit cost may not be final. Additional charges may be imposed by customs depending on the classification and value of the product. When that happens, Amazon will debit the additional fees from your payment account. However, if the Import Fees Deposit is actually higher than what customs requires, then the difference should be refunded by Amazon.
If all else went well, thenceforth, you will receive the package within the estimated time, right at your doorsteps!
That’s about it! If you have any questions, please leave your comments below. And what are you waiting for? Go to Amazon.com right now and start shopping!
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