Amazon is updating its mobile apps with a new International
Shopping experience that makes it easier to shop for
products on Amazon abroad within the app.
Users will now be able to browse Amazon on mobile in five
languages (Spanish, English, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian
Portuguese, and German), and prices can be displayed in 25
local currencies, with a goal of making it easier to browse the
app and order products abroad. More languages and currencies
are planned to be added later this year, too.
You’ll also be able to specifically filter products that are
available to ship to your specific country, with clearer
pricing, shipping costs, and import duty estimates all shown in
the app. Amazon says that it also works with courier services
for customs clearance to make things easier for customers.
While the update will likely be most useful for countries that
don’t have their own local Amazon sites, making international
shopping easier for customers in countries like Japan or
England is still beneficial. The range of products that are
available on the US version of the popular retailer that aren’t
always sold in other countries.
The new international shopping settings should be rolling out
today on the Amazon app on iOS and Android, under a new
“Country and Language” option in the app settings menu.
Unfortunately, the new feature will be limited to only the
mobile apps for now, so Amazon customers abroad shopping on the
US site will still have to filter products and convert prices
and languages manually.