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Technology Amazon's mobile app simplifies shopping for international customers

07:50  18 april  2018
07:50  18 april  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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At launch, the feature supports five languages (English, Brazilian Portugese, German, Simplified Chinese and Spanish) as well as 25 currencies. In this article: amazon , android, app , e-commerce, gear, internationalshopping, internet, ios, mobile , services, shopping , smartphone.

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  Amazon's mobile app simplifies shopping for international customers © Provided by Engadget It's easy to take Amazon for granted if you live in a country with an official portal, but what if you live in a country where imports are your only realistic option?

If you have your phone close at hand, it should now be relatively easy. The company has launched an International Shopping feature in its Android and iOS apps to let you shop Amazon US goods that are eligible to ship to your corner of the world, complete with localized pricing and duty estimates. The app will use its location to automatically enable International Shopping if you're a first-timer in a country where the feature is necessary, but you can always switch it on yourself and customize the currency or language.

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The International Shopping experience displays clear pricing, shipping costs, and import duty estimates, with Amazon coordinating with courier services for customs clearance on behalf of the customer . Comments. Join our community » Amazon mobile app now simplifying shopping for

At launch, the feature supports five languages (English, Brazilian Portugese, German, Simplified Chinese and Spanish) as well as 25 currencies. You can use it to deliver orders to over 100 countries, however, and there are promises of wider currency and language support in 2018.

This isn't the same as having a truly local Amazon store in your country, and there are some products that simply won't be an option no matter how much you're willing to spend (particularly devices that require access to US-only services). However, the addition could make Amazon's shopping app genuinely useful in regions where it was previously little more than a curiosity.

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