When customers outside your country purchase your products on Amazon, one way to fulfill these orders is to ship them yourself internationally. There are several things to consider when shipping internationally direct to your customers.
If your inventory is located in a different country than the marketplace where your customers placed their order, you need to ship the product internationally to your customer. Here is an overview of the process:
It is also important to manage customer expectations. You should provide customers with accurate information about the country from which you are shipping your product. Specifically, you need to accurately state the "shipping from" country in your seller profile and manage customer expectations by stating the actual shipping times from your country. You will be responsible to meet the shipping expectations for all orders you receive.
International shipping charges vary depending on several factors, including:
In addition to the above charges, you should be aware of customs duties and taxes that will need to be paid. Do not expose customers to customs delays and additional duties and taxes on their products. It is your responsibility to take care of such matters when you ship the product.
Fulfilling an order internationally will take more time than doing so domestically. Shipping times are reflected in the offer detail page and may make your offer less competitive relative to domestic counterparts.
There are also many online resources that can help sellers determine rates and that will make shipping easier. Here are a few links, organized by region, other sellers have found useful. Visit their websites directly to calculate the approximate shipping charges you can expect when fulfilling orders for the Amazon marketplaces you would like to list in: