Want International Shipping on Amazon’s Kindle Fire? Here’s How.
Last week Amazon finally unveiled its Kindle Fire, a new tablet computer that runs on the Android operating system. Some experts have suggested that this may be the first tablet to truly disrupt the iPad’s dominance, mostly because of it’s unbeatable price: $199.
But for those keeping an eye on the tablet market from outside the US, the Kindle Fire might seem a bit out of reach: so far, Amazon has only announced plans for US sales, and has not set any international release dates.
Amazon won’t offer international shipping, but you don’t necessarily have to live in the US if you want to preorder the device (which goes on sale November 15th). You just need a US address.
Get a US Address to Preorder the Kindle Fire Outside the US
Luckily, if you really want to buy a Kindle Fire outside the US, there’s an easy way to get around Amazon’s “US Only” policy. Here’s how to do it, in three easy steps:
- Get a US address from a package forwarding company
In just a few minutes, you can register for a package forwarding account and have your very own US address.
- Use your new address to preorder the Kindle Fire
Your US package forwarding address is a standard street address, so you can use it to buy “US only” items from Amazon.com, or any other US store.
- Ship your Kindle Fire internationally
Amazon will send your Kindle Fire to your new US address. Once it arrives, you can login to your package forwarding account to ship your package anywhere in the world.
While You’re At It…
Now that you’ve got a package forwarding account, you can also combine your Kindle Fire with other purchases, even ones from different stores, to save on the international shipping cost. If you need some shopping ideas, check out our free US Shopping Guide.