You found some kind of goods on Amazon.com, but Amazon or the seller don't offer international shipping to your country? In this case, you are in the right place. On the following lines, we will explain how to easily and cheaply ship goods from Amazon to your country, right to your doorstep.
The whole process can be summarized in 3 simple steps:
1. Sign up on our website and you get the US address. At this address (it is our warehouse address in California) you will be able to order goods from Amazon. To identify your account, you will get a special ID number
2. Fill in your new US address during the order on Amazon. Once the package is delivered in our warehouse, we will send you a notification email.
3. Then you just fill in the customs declaration, you choose the shipping method and we will send you the package to you.
We will guide you through the whole process in our tutorial followed by pictures below.
Step 1: Sign up with Planet Express and Get your US Address
Fill in your name, country you live in, preferred language, your email address. and, of course, strong password. We recommend you to use some of the password generators that are completely free, for example, Passwordgenerator.net.
Confirm Your Email Address
In order to communicate with you, we need you to confirm your email address. Occasionally, our email will fall into the spam/advertising folder, you should receive the confirmation email within a few minutes. If you don't get it, please, check these folders.
Now, simply confirm your email and sign in.
Get your US Address for Shopping on Amazon
You will get to our customer administration after you log in to your account. Now, please fill in your home address (this address can be edited, eventually, you can even add more addresses – so if you want to ship gifts from the US to your friends, you can do that).
You will activate your US address by adding a $5 deposit. This deposit is added as your shipping credit so you don't have to worry about losing the money. Click "ADD DEPOSIT" button.
We offer several payment methods. You can choose the one that suits your preferences.
Now, just proceed to payment and fill in your card details. Remember, you have to allow online payments with your bank, and you have to have enough money in your bank account.
Credit card payment of the deposit. You will recognize the successful payment by the deposit and it will also appear in the Orders tab.
If you did everything correctly, you've got the US address with special suite ID
The complete address will look like the following:
17224 S. Figueroa Street, Suite #A1234
Gardena, CA (California) 90248
Your address you will find on the Dashboard in your account. This address you have to fill in during the order from Amazon.com.
Step 2: Order The Goods From Amazon.com
You have your American address now. We will show you how to use it. We chose a book Seth Godin – This Is Marketing.
Once you have the item in your cart, you can open it and proceed to checkout.
You have to log in to your Amazon account to be able to order something. Sign in to Amazon and then add a new address for your delivery. Remember to add your special suite ID! You can see the example below.
Use the Planet Express address.
Perhaps, you will be invited to the Amazon Prime program, feel free to ignore that.
Select the delivery method now.
You will be redirected to order summary then.
After you confirm the order, you will see the following confirmation.
Everything you need to do now is to wait. Wait until we receive your package. We will send you a notification email when we receive it. If you don't get the email for a longer period of time (a few weeks), contact us. Send us the tracking number so we can locate the package. You may just forget to add your suite ID during the order so we don't know to which account should we link the package.
Step 3: Ship the Package to your Country
Have you received the confirmation email that your package arrived? Excellent!
When you open the email, you can find "SENT YOUR PACKAGE" button there. Click on it and you will be redirected to your account.
Now, sign in to your account and fill in the customs declaration.
What is the Customs Declaration and Why you Must Fill it in?
The Customs Declaration is a document that is used to verify the contents of a package during the customs control. IT helps to have control over the movement of goods into the country. It is, therefore, necessary to fill it in. Without a completed customs declaration, the package cannot be sent. Remember, if the package value exceeds the de minimis value for your country, you will have to pay customs duties from it. Unfortunately, there is no 100 % how to avoid customs duties.
Tip: Use the Simply Duty tool that helps you calculate the customs duties.
The second reason why you should fill in the customs declaration is insurance. If something bad happens during transport and the content will be damaged, you will be refunded from the value in the declaration. For example, if you fill in $10 in your customs declaration, you will be refunded $10 (+ cost of the shipping), regardless of the item's value.
How to Fill in the Customs Declaration?
Now you know what is customs declaration. Let's fill it in.
The fields are explained below:
Product description – what is inside of the package? Please, fill it in English.
Quantity – how much is it?
Value – what is the value of one piece in American dollars (USD)?
Origin – where it comes from? (usually the USA)
Batteries – does the package contain batteries?
And now practically on our example with the book, This is Marketing by Seth Godin:
Add the product by clicking on the "ADD" button. Save it by clicking "SAVE".
Feel free to watch our How to fill in customs declaration tutorial.
Ship the Package to your Country
The customs declaration is filled in. Now you are able to select the delivery address and shipping method.
Consider the insurance too. In case the package gets lost (unfortunately, it happens sometimes), you will be refunded from
And now the shipping method – if you ship a package with high value, we recommend you to use more expansive delivery methods that offer detailed package tracking (DHL, FedEx). If you want to save some bucks, use Planet Mail Economy/Express or USPS Economy/Priority. A good compromise is Aramex that offers great speed and low prices.
Also, consider insurance. In case the package gets lost, or will be damaged (unfortunately, it happens sometimes in logistics), you will be refunded from the value filled in declaration + postage price.
Even for Shipping the package we have a tutorial. Watch it on our tutorials page.
Have you received the package?
Every shipping method offers package tracking (excluding Planet Mail Economy). So feel free to track the package by clicking "TRACK PACKAGE" in the administration.
In the picture below you can see the package ordered from Amazon.com.
Make sure you check the package – first, look for any external damage, then open the package and make sure the content is ok. If it is not, take pictures of it and send them to us.
In the summer, we've published an unboxing video. We ordered some gifts suitable for both, men and women.
Tip: If some of the steps described above are not clear to you, visit our tutorials page.
Why You Should Take Advantage of our Planet Express?
Alongside package forwarding, we offer several useful services:
Why are the Prices so Low?
The whole principle of package forwarding from Amazon is based on the fact that we collect a large number of shipments in one place. That means we are able to negotiate better rates with carriers (DHL, FedEx, USPS, Aramex, and others) than an individual person.
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