It’s not just books any more - the variety of goods stocked by online store Amazon is huge. Many of these items can be ordered from the comfort of your home in Spain and delivered from the UK within a few days.
The departments in this store include:
- Books (print and digital)
- CDs (as well as MP3)
- Health & Personal Care
- Kitchen and Home
- Toys & games
HOW DO I ORDER FROM AMAZON UK?
You need to sign up for an account to use Amazon, which means your delivery address details can be stored - you can have several alternative addresses listed, which is handy for ordering packages to be delivered direct to friends and family in any country for birthdays and special occasions.
One of the most useful features of Amazon is the feedback system. If you need help deciding what to buy, the books, CDs and DVDs have reviews and star ratings, while other goods such as clothes have feedback about fit – too big, too small, or as expected.
People mark books out of five stars (from one to five), with a comment. This is a great way of finding out what real readers think of different books – opinions differ wildly.
Third-party sellers, who list their goods on Amazon, but dispatch goods independently, are also rated on speed of delivery, correct description of item (ie did you get what you expected), and courtesy.
HOW MUCH DOES DELIVERY FROM THE UK TO SPAIN COST?
When you have put all the goods in your “shopping bag”, and specified where you want them to be delivered, Amazon will tell you the cost of the postage (see below for shipping rates to Spain). You can pay by credit or debit card. There is also the option to leave your credit card details on the site, which is encrypted for security. That way, you can make your purchases with just a few clicks from choosing the item and delivery address, to completing the order.
Some items cannot be delivered to Spain – you will see the options when you choose your delivery address, when you will also be given an estimated delivery date. On some items, if you have a Spanish address registered as your main delivery address, you will be told whether that item can be delivered to Spain earlier in the process – on the page with details about the item.
Since most books (both print and digital) and CDs are way cheaper in the UK than in Spain, ordering these items from Amazon UK often works out cheaper than from Amazon Spain, even taking into account the international delivery charges (see below).
delivery to Spain as of January 2015
Standard (2-6 days)
- Music / DVD / Blu-ray / Software / Video Games (excluding consoles) - £4.30 per delivery + £1.10 per kg.
- Books (includes audio books) - £6.40 per delivery + £1.10 per kg.
- Other categories (including Video Games consoles) - £6.40 per delivery + 1.10 per kg.
For any combination of items from the categories listed above the highest "Per Delivery" rate applies. Add the appropriate "per kg" rate as listed above, rounded to the nearest 0.10kg.
Priority Express (1-2 days)
- Music / DVD / Blu-ray - £1.99 per item + £14.99 per delivery.
- PC & Video Games / VHS / Software - £4.09 per item + £22.99 per delivery.
- Books (includes audio books) - £3.99 per item + £19.99 per delivery.
- Other categories - £15.79 per delivery + £3.79 per kg.
For any combination of items from the categories listed above add together the appropriate "per item" rates. The highest "Per Delivery" rate applies. Add the appropriate "per kg" rate as listed above.