How to buy and place an order on Amazon with delivery to Russia and Ukraine: step by step instructions

Amazon is one of the largest marketplaces in the world, founded in 1994 by entrepreneur Jeff

Bezos.It features about 34 categories of different types of products, including electronics, clothing, groceries, toys, sporting goods, etc. Unfortunately, the company does not officially ship them to our countries. However, today we will tell you how to buy on Amazon with delivery to Russia and Ukraine.

Delivery Service (Reseller)

The fact is that the American branch of AmazonSends parcels only within the United States. Therefore, in order to receive a parcel in Russia or Ukraine, you must first find an intermediary who will transport your order. For example, you can use the services of NPshopping (Ukraine), Qwintry (Ukraine/Russia) or any other company known to you. After registering in one of the services, the client is assigned personal information with a US delivery address.


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An example of a registration form on the site NPshopping / Qwintry


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An example of personal information (it may differ, depending on the delivery service)

How to register forAmazon

  1. Go to the official website of Amazon.com
  2. We find in the upper right corner the drop-down list “Account &amp; Lists".


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  3. After that, click on the “Start here” link next to the “New Customer?” inscription.


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  4. Next, in the “Name” line, write the name in Latinletters as indicated in your information assigned by the delivery service. Enter your email address and password (at least 6 characters) and repeat it to match.


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  5. After this, a special code will be sent to your email.confirmation (it should not be given to strangers). Enter the numbers in the “Enter code” line. Ready! You have registered with Amazon. The next important step is to provide the address and all the necessary information for delivery of the goods.


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  6. Go to “Account &amp; Lists" and find the item "Your Addresses".


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  7. Click “+” and fill in the fields.


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  8. In the first item “Country/Region”, select “United States” and then enter data from the delivery service’s personal account: full name, street, city, state, zip code and phone number.


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  9. Click the “Add Address” button and you can start shopping.


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How to buy on Amazon

There are a few things to know before you order from Amazon.

In our countries there is a customs limit onparcels. In Ukraine the limit is up to 150 euros. Anything above this amount will be taxed at 30% (of the excess amount). These conditions are valid until June 30, 2019, then they will change. You can read more about this by following the link.

In Russia, the customs limit is different - 500 euros or 31 kg per month. If you exceed, you will be asked to pay an additional fee of 30% of the cost or 4 euros for each “extra” kilogram.

The next important point is the guarantee. It exists, but does not operate on the territory of Ukraine/Russia. If this doesn't bother you, you can move on to shopping.

  1. We find the search at the top of the site and enter the name of the product. Popular queries are displayed below it.


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  2. Thanks to the filter, you can customize your search by category, price, seller rating, etc. It is located on the left side of the site.


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  3. We have decided on the product and click the “Buy Now” button in the lower right corner.


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  4. The next step is to select your delivery address. You have already entered it earlier, so just click the “Deliver to this address” button.


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  5. Enter your name in Latin letters, card number (not necessarily currency), its expiration date and click the “Add your card” button.


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  6. After you have added a payment method, click “Continue”.


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  7. After this, a page appears on which you need to add a payment address. Here we select the previously added delivery address by clicking the “Use this address” button.


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  8. The next point is delivery speed.Amazon will offer fast, free two-day shipping. This service is valid for only 30 days. Then they will automatically withdraw funds from your account. If you don’t want to bother with this, click “No thanks, I don’t want, fast free shipping.”</ p>


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  9. We check all the information and click “Place your order”.


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What's next

After purchasing the product, within a few days(the terms vary), money is debited from your bank card. At this time, the seller forms and sends the parcel. After this, you wait for a notification (SMS or message in your personal account of the delivery service) about the arrival of the order at a warehouse in the USA. It is then sent directly to you. Receipt times vary. It depends on your luck. Naturally, you can track your parcel using the tracking number.

Customs clearance and taxes

On January 1, 2019, Law No.2245-VIII “On introducing changes to the Tax Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts to ensure the balance of budgetary expenditures in 2018.” Now one person in Ukraine has the right, without paying taxes, to order from abroad by mail no more than three parcels per month, the cost of which does not exceed 150 euros each. Starting from the fourth during the same month, each parcel will be subject to taxes, which is 30% (10% customs duty and 20% VAT). You can read more about how to calculate the amount, where and to whom (and when) to pay tax, as well as in what cases and how you can avoid paying (or pay less) in a separate article by our colleagues from the website mama.ua.

The bottom line

In general terms, purchasing a product on Amazon looks like this:

  1. Choose a delivery service for goods to your country
  2. Register and get an address in the USA
  3. Find on Amazon product you are interested in.
  4. You pay for it - the seller creates and sends the order
  5. You receive a notification that the parcel has arrived at a warehouse in the USA
  6. Waiting for shipment to your country
  7. After waiting receive the parcel