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Is An Amazon Prime International Shipping Possible? Let's Find Out!

Diana Zheng
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June 24, 2022

If you frequently purchase from Amazon Canada, you have probably heard of Amazon Prime, as it is one of Amazon's most popular services. Amazon is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms in Canada, and being an Amazon seller provides you with opportunities, such as access to a broad target audience. With the correct marketing techniques, you can grow your business and sustain the needs of your domestic customers.

On the other hand, how would you feel if your business had expanded to any country outside Canada? It can be a thrilling experience, right? But, international shipping is more intricate than just sending your products to a different country. It requires a process and correct strategy to make all your overseas business transactions successful.

However, is it possible to have an Amazon Prime international shipping or much would Amazon Prime international shipping cost? Let's find out!

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service, allowing members to receive tons of perks not offered to regular users. The benefits include Prime Gaming, Prime Video, and Prime Reading. However, the most sought-after advantage of each Amazon Prime Member is the free unlimited one-day or two-day shipping.

How to Set Up An Account?

1. Open Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or computer and go to Amazon.com.

2. Sign in to your account.

3. Tap the profile icon seen at the top of the page.

4. Scroll down and choose Prime membership.

5. Press "Start Your Free Trial."

However, if you don't have an existing Amazon account, you can directly sign up for Amazon Prime and receive a 30-day trial period.

How Much Does It Cost?

Starting February 2022, the new price rate of Amazon Prime is $14.99/month or $139.00/year. On the other hand, Amazon Prime Video costs $8.99/month, while Prime Student Membership costs $7.49/month or $69.00/year. Members with government assistance will also receive a discount, paying $6.99/month only.

What Are The Perks of Selling on Amazon Prime?

The advantages are not only limited to buyers only because numerous perks are waiting for Prime sellers too! The significant number of members alone is already proof that you have an audience waiting for business. Most customers prefer to purchase from established, well-known eCommerce stores, and Amazon being one gave you a one-step-ahead from non-Amazon sellers.

How to Set Up An Account

You can automatically earn the Prime Seller badge in two ways, becoming a Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) seller or Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) seller.

Amazon FBA. Amazon lifts the responsibility from the seller when it comes to shipping. The seller sends the products to the Amazon fulfillment centers, so when a customer makes a purchase, Amazon will fulfill the task of preparing, packing, and shipping the order on behalf of the seller.

Seller Fulfilled Prime. Another way to become an Amazon Prime seller is through Seller Fulfilled Prime. It allows sellers to send the orders to customers straight from their warehouse or storage location. However, since you will fulfill the orders and shipments, you must ensure to deliver the products within the two-day delivery mark.

Unfortunately, providing details for Amazon international shipping rates will be challenging, as Amazon Prime is only available for local shipping. So when you subscribe to Amazon Canada, you can only ship within Canada. But fret not; you can still process any international order. As Amazon Prime worldwide shipping is impossible, you can opt for Amazon Global for international shipping instead.

What is Amazon Global?

What is Amazon Global?

Amazon Global is an Amazon service that allows customers to boost their international sales and expand their business overseas through the platform. Furthermore, Amazon provides sellers tools to list products, convert currency, fulfill international shipments, assist in customs and duties, and provide customer service in local languages or dialects.

Apart from the United States, you can broaden your reach and introduce your brand to Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, and India, among others. Another great feature of Amazon Global is its Building International Listings which lets sellers manage their product listings in one central area. Basically, when you update the listing and pricing of one site, it automatically updates all other sites across that area.

How to Set Up An Account?

Regardless of having an existing Amazon account in a marketplace, you still have to create a new seller account for a different marketplace. For example, suppose you already have a seller account on Amazon.com but wish to sell in any Amazon Europe marketplace. In that case, you must create a new account in the Amazon Europe marketplace, such as a consolidated account with access to multiple Amazon Europe marketplaces (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands).

1. Choose which country you want to sell and which products you will sell. Try to conduct research before deciding, as you will be entering a foreign market.

2. After deciding, you must register and list products. You can take advantage of the available seller tools and translate the product listing if necessary.

3. Once a purchase is made by an international customer, you can fulfill the order and ship the products. While processing the shipment, don't forget to check other details like taxes, requirements, and costs. You can also trust Amazon FBA international solutions to handle the shipment.

What Are My Other Fulfillment Options on Amazon?

If you prefer to process the international shipping yourself, then relying upon Amazon's shipment solutions, you can process it through Amazon's Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM) service.

What is Amazon FBM?

A program wherein sellers will be solely responsible for the fulfillment process when a customer makes a purchase. The Amazon FBM is a perfect tool for start-up businesses and businesses with a lower frequency of sales, products with lower profit margins, and a small number of products.

Furthermore, it is an excellent option for people who want to understand the industry more, have freedom on how to run the business, and get an opportunity to grow the brand independently.

You also have the flexibility to choose your shipping partner while fulfilling customers' orders!

Choose Stallion Express as your Shipping Partner

As Canada's leading shipment provider, Stallion is the top option for international shipping. Aside from the cheapest shipping rates and fastest delivery time, they also lift the responsibility of acquiring the requirements for international shipment! That's a time saver to focus on your business! You can guarantee a top-notch service with APC Postal Logistics and PostNL.Kindly check the guidelines to know which products are prohibited or restricted for shipping. You may also contact our customer service for any assistance you need.

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Written by Diana Zheng

Diana leads the growth marketing initiatives at Stallion Express. As a personal trainer turned digital marketer, Diana is obsessed with equipping eCommerce entrepreneurs with everything they need to scale their online businesses. You can catch her doing yoga or hitting the tennis courts in her spare time.

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