Have you found a product at Amazon that you want to buy? Do you have questions about ordering products from Amazon and delivering them to the Czech Republic? Do you need to pay VAT (import costs) on products ordered from Amazon? How can you order products on Amazon that are unavailable for shipping to the Czech Republic? We will answer all those questions and more in this article.
Amazon is one of the most famous online stores in the world. Not only is it cheap, but you can find almost anything in the different Amazon stores. Besides the well-known brands, you can also buy products created by and for Amazon, often cheaper than similar products from competitors and, in many cases, much better than the competitors. What can you do to order a Kindle and have it delivered to the Czech Republic? Or what if you want to buy a special perfume or a Louis Vuitton bag? Is it possible to order to the Czech Republic? How does it work?
Which Amazon store should you use for shipping to the Czech Republic?
There are three big Amazon stores, one in the United States, one in the United Kingdom, and one in Germany. If it isn’t obvious to you yet, you should definitely use the German Amazon store for orders to the Czech Republic. Why is that?
The Czech Republic is a border country with Germany. As a result, delivery of products ordered from Amazon in Germany is faster than products ordered from the United Kingdom or the United States. Even more critical are the VAT regulations. Since Germany is a part of the European Union, there is no VAT (import costs) on products ordered from the German Amazon store. As a result, the package will be delivered at no additional cost. On the other hand, if you order from the United States or the United Kingdom, the package might be held back in customs, and you have to pay the VAT before the package is delivered. As a result, it is a much slower and way more expensive solution.
We agree that ordering products from Amazon Germany to the Czech Republic is wise. But how do you place an order? What is the price of shipping? How to order products that Amazon doesn’t deliver to Prague and the Czech Republic?
How to order products from Amazon that cannot be shipped to the Czech Republic?
Let us say you want to order a Kindle from Amazon.de to Prague. You have found a perfect Kindle but suddenly realize it cannot be delivered to the Czech Republic. What can you do about that?
Many products on Amazon cannot be delivered to the Czech Republic. If you want to buy a Kindle, you can buy a Kindle available for international delivery or do the following.
- Create a mail forwarding address in Germany with Mailboxde.
- Use the Mailboxde address for your orders at Amazon.de. This will give you faster and cheaper delivery as the address is in Germany.
- As the package arrives at your German address, you will immediately receive an email. Mailboxde will forward the package to your address in the Czech Republic and you can choose which company Mailboxde should use to send the package to your address in the Czech Republic (GLS, DHL, etc.)
- Wait for the package to arrive at your address in the Czech Republic.
That is an easy way to order all sorts of products from Amazon.de to the Czech Republic, even though it isn’t available for direct delivery to the Czech Republic.
Is it expensive to use Mailboxde?
It isn’t very expensive for many reasons. The delivery costs aren’t especially high, and if you consider that you pay less shipping costs to Amazon.de in the first place, you might even end up paying less than you would be ordering directly from Amazon. It is possible to compound several packages into one, also helping you to reduce the shipping cost if you have multiple packages that you want to forward to the Czech Republic.
Our experience is that it takes 1-4 days for a package to be delivered to the Czech Republic after you tell Mailboxde to forward it to your home address. The price for forwarding a package with standard size and weight is often around 10 euros.
What if you want to order from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?
Let us imagine that there is a product on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk that you desperately want to order and have it forwarded to your address in the Czech Republic. How can you solve that problem? Just like Mailboxde gives you an address in Germany, you can use a service named Shipito to get an American address and Forward2Me to get an address in the UK.
- Mail forward from the UK (Forward2Me)
- Mail forwarding from the United States (Shipito).
It is free to register with both sites, and you only pay as you receive a package and forward it to your address in the Czech Republic.
That’s it – you can now order products from Amazon to the Czech Republic.
You now know the answers to the most crucial questions about ordering from Amazon to the Czech Republic. If you have further questions or comments, use the comment field below. Until then, happy shopping!