Though Amazon Philippines office has started, an Amazon Philippines shopping website is not available yet. However, there’s no need to be sad because you can still do some shopping on Amazon.com even you’re in the Philippines. I have created these complete guides so you can shop effortlessly on Amazon – the largest online store!
This website serves as your guide through Amazon shopping in the Philippines. If you’re wondering, Amazon website is not available in our country yet. But this is not a problem because you can easily buy and ship products from Amazon to Philippines. Amazon.com is the largest online store – though it hails from the US, people from other countries can shop effortlessly!
Watch this Video about Amazon-Philippines!
Amazon Shopping Step-by-Step Guide
1. Sign in to Amazon.com
If you don’t have an Amazon account yet, then register >> HERE
After signing in, you may see a notification on the upper left corner of the screen that says “We ship internationally.” Just click “Continue.”
Note: Amazon can automatically detect your location hence it will only show items that specifically ship to Philippines. If you don't want any limits on items shown on the Amazon website, then you can simply add a U.S. zip code.
2. Add items to your Shopping Cart then proceed to Checkout
In this example, let’s go shopping for a camera. I simply used the search box to find Panasonic Lumix GH5S.
Once you’re done searching for products you want, just add them to your Shopping Cart.
Once you’re done, just Proceed to checkout.
Upon checkout, the first thing it will ask you to enter is shipping address. Just enter your Philippine address or wherever you want the package to be delivered. Here’s an example:
Next, choose your Delivery option. If you’re wondering why the shipping is expensive, take note that this is international shipping to Philippines so it’s definitely higher than usual. After choosing your option, click “Continue.”
Next, enter your payment method. Amazon accepts all major credit cards. Debit card will also work as long as it has Visa or Mastercard logo. If you don’t have one, I suggest you get a prepaid credit card.
3. Place your Amazon Order
Finally, on the last page of Amazon checkout, you will see your Order Summary – the breakdown and total cost of your shopping.
Let’s talk about the shipping fees, import fees, and taxes for a moment.
Amazon automatically calculates these for you..
As you can see in this example, the shipping cost is only $22.72 but the import fees deposit is a huge $466.35! But no worries, I actually found a cool way to avoid paying import fees deposit by using a forwarder. See the tutorial here – Shipping Cart Delivery to Philippines. Otherwise, if the item you’re buying does not charge Import feed deposit, then go ahead and hit “Place your Order.”
If all goes well, you should be receiving your package within the estimated delivery time. Amazon will notify you about shipping updates via email. That’s it, and you’re all set! Just wait for the package to be delivered at your doorsteps!
Amazon Additional Info & Tips
Amazon is a massive online store where thousands of the best resellers around the world have gathered. Just by going to its website, you’ll some of the latest and classiest products on the homepage. In fact, this is a well-known information from online shoppers and particular collectors. While you can find Amazon in various countries worldwide, its main website – Amazon.com, operates mainly in the US. In other countries, its websites are also very popular such as Amazon.co.jp (Japan), Amazon.co.uk (UK), Amazon.ca (Canada), etc.. Amazon also has its own line of products that are so unique and practical, such the Amazon Kindle (ebook reader), Amazon Echo (Alexa virtual assistant) and AmazonBasics. So if you want the latest toys, gadgets, machinery, fashion and all the nice things, you can see them all at Amazon. Here are some cool tips for you.
Tips 1: Always Check the Seller’s Rating
If you happen to buy from a third-party seller, always check their ratings and feedbacks to see if they can be trusted and can deliver on time.
Tips 2: Shop During Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Shopping during these periods is quite prevalent and has now become a tradition in the US. You’ll be surprised with big discounts you can save.
Tips 3: Check Out Today’s Deals on Amazon
I make it a habit to check deals on any shopping website. On Amazon, you’ll find a link on the Navigation bar that says “Today’s Deals.”
Tips 4: Sign Up for Amazon Prime
I you regularly shop at Amazon, I suggest signing up for Prime account. You’ll get faster delivery, exclusive discounts, movies, music access and more!
Tips 5: Use Forwarder to Avoid Customs Tax
As mentioned previously, some electronics and high value products have high Import tax. Use a shipping forwarder to avoid paying high tax.
Amazon Shopping Requirements
- Signing up for Amazon account is required. Sign up >> HERE
- Computer/smartphone and internet, of course..
- Credit/debit card for payment. If you don’t have one, I suggest getting a prepaid credit card like Globe Gcash AmEX. See my tutorial here >> Gcash AmEX Amazon Shopping.
The main reason why we created these tutorials is because most imported products are so expensive. If merchants/resellers can ship products internationally and sold them here in the Philippines then we should be able to do the same thing for ourselves. As technology advances, international shipping is cheaper and it’s quite getting more conventional day after day. For this reason, we shouldn’t spend so much money on imported products sold in the Philippines, hence we should spend more time to research on our own to save our hard-earned income. Consider these tutorials good news because we did the research for you. If you like imported products from Amazon, like we do, you are now able to ship and get these products/merchandise right at your doorsteps. After reading our guides, you should find shopping at Amazon quite remarkable, easy and exciting!