This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2023
Does Amazon ship items to Portugal?
The answer is “It depends on the product”. Amazon does ship items to Portugal, but not all the products. In order to get all the products, you have to either use Amazon’s “1-Click” service or use a “Package Forwarder”. Even if the “1-Click” service of Amazon doesn’t work, the Package Forwarder method works perfectly fine to ship items to Portugal.
If you don’t want to use any of the above-mentioned services, you can buy items from Amazon Spain, as they have a warehouse there, and items will also be cheaper compared to delivering items from the UK or the USA.
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Hi everyone. Welcome to the Europetutor.com community. Today in this article, we are going to learn about how Amazon shipping works, and how you can get your items delivered to Portugal without much of a hassle.
What is Amazon’s “1-Click” service?
When you try to buy items from Amazon USA, you might get into trouble as it might say, “the items that you have selected cannot be shipped to Portugal”.
It’s annoying, I know. But don’t worry, there is always a way.
Did you know that Amazon has a special search portal that only shows you items that can be shipped to your current address? That’s right. You can filter the products that can be delivered to Portugal, and the products that can’t be shipped to Portugal won’t be shown to you.
In order for that to activate, all you have to do is, go to your Amazon account then Your Payments > Settings > Your Purchase References, and then enable the “1-Click” button.
You can see the image below to understand better.
There is a disadvantage to the “1-Click” method. What if the item that you want to ship is shown as the item that cannot be shipped? To solve that issue, you have to use a package forwarder service.
The “Package Forwarder” Method
There are numerous courier services in the USA as well as in the UK that can work as a Package Forwarder for you. Package forwarders are specialized companies that will accept your Amazon purchases at their warehouse in the USA or the UK, and then forward them to you.
Here are some of the package forwarders that are recommended in the market.
USA Package Forwarders
UK Package Forwarders
You have to sign in with one of the companies above. Once you sign in, they will provide you with the location of their stores.
When you buy a product from Amazon, you put the shipping address to the address given to you by the package forwarder company. Once they get your item, they will send you a picture of the item for you to check.
Once you verify it, they put it on their shipping list. That’s how a package forwarding company works.
Even though using the services of a package forwarder will cost you some extra bucks, it’s worth it. You will have your items delivered to your house in just a couple of days. Above mentioned package forwarding companies are 100% reliable and their service is effective.
Sometimes Amazon will ship a product to mainland Portugal but it doesn’t deliver to Madeira or the Azores. At that time, the package forwarding method is the only best option you have.
How many days does it take Amazon to deliver a product to Portugal?
It takes around 5 to 7 days for Amazon to deliver your items to Portugal. Sometimes it might take 10 to 12 days. In case, you have chosen a faster delivery way by paying them extra, then it will take around 3 to 5 days.
You can pay for your Amazon order with a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, JCB, Discover, UnionPay, Diners Club), debit cards, US-based bank accounts, Amazon.com store cards, and Amazon gift cards.
Does Amazon offer free shipping to Portugal?
No. Amazon doesn’t deliver your item free of cost to Portugal.
How much does Amazon shipping to Portugal cost?
Amazon’s shipping fee to Portugal depends on the items you’re buying and how quickly you want to receive them. You can always see the shipping and import fees while buying the product from Amazon.
Check the image below:
Does Amazon have a Warehouse in Portugal?
As of today (31st-August-2022), Amazon doesn’t have a warehouse or store in Portugal. The items that you buy from Amazon are directly sent to you from which country Amazon you bought them from. For example, if you buy a laptop from Amazon Spain, it will send to you directly from their Spain Amazon store.
Is Amazon coming to Portugal?
Even though Amazon doesn’t have a store in Portugal as of now, they are planning on opening one in the near future. There were rumors in 2018 that Amazon was opening a store in Portugal soon, but that hasn’t happened yet. But surely in the near future, Amazon would open a store in Portugal, because Portugal has a huge market for them.
Which site should I use to buy items in Portugal from Amazon?
You are suggested to use the Amazon Spain site (amazon.es) to buy items from Portugal. It will be easier to deliver the items from Spain to Portugal, and the shipping cost would also be less. If your item isn’t available on Amazon Spain, you can buy it from the Amazon Germany site (amazon.de).
If the item isn’t available in both countries, you have to then buy it from Amazon UK or Amazon US. The shipping cost would be high and it will take more days for your items to get delivered to Portugal.
Can I change the language on Amazon?
Yes, you can change the language on Amazon to Portuguese. Amazon is available in a total of 9 languages now.
You can look at the image below to see it for yourself.
Is Amazon Prime available in Portugal?
No, Amazon prime isn’t available in Portugal. However, it is available in Spain and you can get your items delivered to Portugal from Spain with the prime subscription. Amazon Prime is Amazon’s premium shopping subscription service. As of now, Amazon Prime deliveries don’t work in Portugal. If you have Amazon Prime via Amazon.com, all of your orders will be eligible for free shipping, but only within the USA.
People in Portugal use Amazon prime for other services like Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime works perfectly fine in Spain though.
If you order from Amazon Spain a lot, Prime can be worth it. Amazon Prime (Spain) gives you free one-day delivery on many items to Portugal.
Amazon Kindle in Portugal
If you live in Portugal, you have to change the delivery location to the UK or the USA in order to buy the kindle. Setting Portugal as your location might show it as unavailable. You can also buy it from Amazon Spain.
Can I get Amazon Echo in Portugal?
Yes, you can get Amazon Echo in Portugal. However, the Portuguese language is not available for this product yet. It will be best to order an international version from Amazon Spain or Amazon Germany.
Does Amazon deliver books in Portugal?
Amazon does deliver books to Portugal. If you order from Amazon Spain (.es) you’ll also get free delivery on books if they cost over €19.
Is there Amazon Locker Service in Portugal?
No, Amazon locker doesn’t work in Portugal. Locker is a secure, self-service kiosk where you can pick up your Amazon packages when it’s convenient for you. Lockers are located at supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, and other nearby locations. Hopefully, in the future when Amazon comes to Portugal, Amazon Locker would also come simultaneously.
Alternatives to Amazon Shopping Portugal
Depending on the product you’re looking for, there are a few other alternatives to consider using for your online shopping in Portugal.
- Worten (Electronics)
- Fnac (Electronics)
- OLX Portugal
- Casa (Home & Kitchen)
- Leroy Merlin (DIY & Garden)
- Continente (Grocery)
Is Amazon Pantry available in Portugal?
Amazon Pantry isn’t available in Portugal. Let’s hope when Amazon opens its store in Portugal, it starts Amazon Pantry services too. Amazon Prime customers can, however, order from the Amazon Pantry store in Spain.
Will Amazon deliver to a hotel or an Airbnb in Portugal?
Yes, Amazon does deliver to hotels or Airbnb in Portugal. However, you should ask the hotel reception or the Airbnb host beforehand about the delivery.
For those that are traveling in a camper, you can get orders sent to a campsite in the same way as you would get them sent to a hotel.
Amazon Return Policy Portugal
The return policy in Portugal is quite lengthy and sometimes it doesn’t work. They do not have an established returns process with collections or drop-offs like in the UK or the USA. You are responsible for sending the items back. The cost will be yours. However, once Amazon receives the items, they will refund you.
Does Amazon Flex work in Portugal?
No. Amazon Flex doesn’t work in Portugal. Currently, Amazon Flex is only active in the cities of the United States of America. If you are interested, you can download the app and let amazon know that you want to join Amazon Flex as a delivery partner.
For those of you who don’t know what Amazon Flex is, it’s a delivery program that recruits drivers to pick up packages in their cities and bring them straight to customers’ doors.
Here is a screenshot from Amazon.com on how it defines Amazon Flex.
Since Amazon Flex drivers are independent contractors, not Amazon employees, they generally do not wear Amazon-branded apparel, and they make their deliveries using their personal vehicles.
Amazon Portugal Customer Service
As of now, Amazon doesn’t have customer service in Portugal. They have in Spain though, you can contact Amazon Spain customer service and ask your query.
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