Amazon Online Shopping
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. For delivery to Spain both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.es delver to Spain
If you are based in the UK you might find Amazon.co.uk more convenient; you will perhaps already have an account. The website is in English and the default currency is in pounds. However not all products can be delivered to EU or Spain and the delivery times are generally longer.
If you are based in the uk you can still create or use an account on Amazon.es for fast delivery and a wider range of products and Spanish books for delivery to Spain.
The departments both stores include:
- Books (print and digital)
- CDs (as well as MP3)
- Health & Personal Care
- Kitchen and Home
- Toys & games
HOW DO I ORDER FROM AMAZON?
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. 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 in Amazon.co.uk 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.
Most books (both print and digital) and CDs in English language are 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.
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