Korea has most of everything one could ever need, but sometimes you need items that are difficult too find, not available, or just too expensive. Don’t fret. Amazon offers international shipping to South Korea.
Step 1: Sign In Or Create An Amazon Account
For those without an Amazon account, creating one is a piece of cake. Use your mouse to hover the sign in option on the upper right hand side. This will take you to a page to add in your information to create your account.
Amazon Global does require an import fee deposit depending on the country you are having items shipped to. Shoppers can read more about by scrolling all the down to the end of the page. Unfortunately, Amazon Prime benefits do not apply for international shipments.
Step 2: Manage Your Address Book
Now that you’ve logged in or created your new Amazon account, click on accounts and lists. Scroll down the page until you see the manage your address book option. Here, you will add your Korean address. Make sure to set it as your default address.
Step 3: Custom’s Number
Amazon requires you to have a custom’s number to receive international shipments. Custom numbers can be received at uni-pass. However, if you are unable to get one during your stay simply type in “F”, country code, followed by your passport number.
Amazon Global is ready to go!
Step 4: Start Your Search
Step 5: Refine Your Search
Before adding products to your shopping cart, be sure to confirm that your coveted item is available for shipping to South Korea. Simply, scroll down the left hand side of your screen. There is a section titled “Refine By.” Within this section, you will click on the “Ship to Korea, Ship to.” This will filter out items that are ineligible for shipment to South Korea.
Unfortunately, food options are mostly restricted from entering South Korea.
Step 6: Shop Til You Drop
Also, those makeup brands that you desperately wish you could find in South Korea are readily available on Amazon. For me, I cannot find any foundations or concealers in my shade or hair care, so Amazon has been a godsend.
Men, you have not been left out. Amazon has great options for those having difficulty finding proper care for their beloved facial hair.
Step 7: Check Out
If you are new to Amazon, click the proceed to check out option to insert your payment information and select your shipping address.
Step 8: Review Your Order
Step 9: Place Your Order
Before you press the yellow place your order button on the right hand side, make sure to select your shipping preference. Standard shipping takes up to two weeks, and remember shipping and handling costs vary.
Once you picked your preference, press the place your order button and jump for joy!
Step 10: Waiting Game
Amazon Global is a great way to get those hard-to-find or nonexistent in Korea to Korea. All in all, ordering from Amazon in Korea is easy and convenient. Those looking for natural, healthy products have the option of ordering from iHerb, as well.
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