Everyone who lives in UAE wishes to be able to shop online for better, and in many cases, cheaper products. But still a few people know how to shop on Amazon from Dubai and other international online stores. This is due to the shipping issues involved as people are either not aware how international shipping works, or they think it is too expensive.
The best solution to this dilemma is to find the right payment and most convenient shipping options. Here are some recommendations on how to shop on Amazon from Dubai:
Online Payments – Shop Safe!
While traditional credit cards will do the trick, for greater safety and peace of mind, we recommend using virtual, internet-only credit cards. Many banks in the UAE offer such. The added advantage is that this is a pre-paid card and you can manage the transfers into the card account using online banking.
Another tip – never use your ATM or debit cards to make purchase online and never share your credit card details over unsecure pages or by email!
For online orders from Dubai and anywhere else in UAE, shipping can really add up to the price. The solution is Aramex Shop&Ship service. As the site describes the service: The Aramex Shop&Ship mailbox service allows you to enjoy all the benefits of shopping online International websites as if you are actually living there. This service offers you a personal mailing address in the US and other countries where you can receive your correspondence as well as personal and business packages such as online orders, gifts, magazine subscriptions, bank statements and more. Aramex then forwards the mailbox contents to your doorstep back home at competitive rates, saving you time, effort and money. The great thing about this service is that you can get multiple items delivered to your mailbox and have them shipped together depending on frequency, hence saving you individual item shipping charges. The good news is that usually when ordering from companies like Amazon, you can get free local shipping to your Shop&Ship Mailbox – you then just pay Aramex when they deliver to you based on the weight.
Aramex Shop and Ship offers three personalized lifetime accounts in over 20 countries worldwide for only a one-time paid membership fee.
But Amazon Prime offers 2 days free shipping and many many free of charge online services in addition. Sign up to start a 30-day free trial here. You can opt out any time if you are not happy.
- Read more: What is Amazon Prime
There are no annual or monthly renewal membership fees for Aramex services. Shipping rates vary from one country to another; please note that shipping charges are calculated on the total weight of the shipments regardless of the number of packages. And Aramex services are not cheap at all. So, make your calculations in advance!