If you’re looking for an Amazon Philippines website, well it’s 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
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 must add a U.S. address or 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. The shipping costs are expensive because it’s international shipping to the Philippines. I suggest to use a forwarder to get a U.S. address. 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, just sign up for 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 of your total shopping cost.
Let’s talk about the shipping fees, import fees, and taxes for a moment. Amazon automatically calculate 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! This is the reason I always use Shipping Cart Philippines – so I can get away with this. But if you’re okay with this one, just 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. You’re all set! Just wait for the package to be delivered at your doorsteps!
Additional Tips & Info
The main reason why we created these tutorials is because most imported products in the Philippines are so expensive. If merchants/resellers can ship products internationally then we should be able to do the same thing for ourselves. Nowadays, international shipping is cheaper and easier. This is the reason why we shouldn’t spend so much money on imported products sold here in the Philippines. Consider these tutorials good news if you like imported products because you are now able to ship Amazon merchandise right to your doorsteps. After reading the guides, you should find shopping at Amazon remarkable and so exciting!
Amazon is a massive online store where you can buy the latest and coolest products that are not available in the Philippines. Item collectors and online shoppers know this for a fact. 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.
Before you follow any of the tutorials above, you should have an Amazon account already, and a credit/debit card. If you don’t have a credit card, I suggest getting Globe Gcash AmEX. This service allows to shop online with a U.S. shipping and billing address without a physical credit card. For the instructions, please go to this link – Gcash AmEX Amazon Shopping.