Amazon Premiers Direct Delivery to Costa Rica
Let’s get right to the point. Amazon has now made its way to Costa Rica! As stated in their recent press release, the multi-billion dollar company has launched its ‘International Shopping’ experience within the Amazon Shopping App. For those of us who live here (especially from N. America) this is going to be a game changer.
This experience is only available on the Amazon Shopping App for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Previously, Amazon customers living in Costa Rica were restricted to shipping items to a U.S. address, then forwarding on to Costa Rica. This is typically conducted through third party transfers from Miami–often very time consuming, as well as expensive. In other words, for most, not even worth the trouble.
Amazon Shipping in Costa Rica
Amazon’s ‘International Shopping’ availability in Costa Rica enables purchasers to buy products in the country’s local currency (colones). Simply download the Amazon Shopping App and within the settings, users are able to choose their preferred language, currency and the crucial option ‘International Shopping’ in Costa Rica. This makes it easier than ever for Costa Rican customers to get the best of Amazon in their native currency and language–from local language support, product details, customer service and more.
With Amazon’s ‘International Shopping’ application, clients can choose from a variety of delivery options, depending on price and how quickly they want their package delivered.
“We are constantly innovating for our clients and with this launch we are making the shopping experience through mobile devices better and more convenient for our customers outside of the United States,” commented Samir Kumar, vice-president of Exports and Expansion for Amazon during the latest press release.
Costa Rica: Importance of switching Amazon settings to ‘International Shopping’
After downloading the Amazon application it is important for customers in Costa Rica to switch their settings to ‘International Shopping’ to ensure the smoothest Amazon shopping experience. This will provide the benefit of shopping and paying in your own currency, ability to browse items which can now be directly shipped to you, as well as being able to stay up to date on new product releases available for Costa Rica residents.
While occasionally there may be increased import taxes on certain products, direct shipping using the Amazon Shopping App offers a huge advancement for all of Costa Rica, creating over 45 million international buying options.