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Online shopping on Amazon from Kosovo

There has been an ongoing discussion about the availability of Amazon in Kosovo and we can confirm that it works. You can order books for sure among the first products, but you can order some other products as well.

From our experience, the best way to order from Kosovo on Amazon is to use the amazon.com version. The book purchases that go through the amazon.com website, arrive in any Kosovo address and go through customs as well, without any trouble as books have zero customs tax in the country.

Other products that are available for shipping in Kosovo, arrive as well, however, electronics cannot be bought directly, although you may use third-party services for a forwarding address. There are some local freelancers that offer such services, and basically what that means is that you order via an address in the US, UK or Germany, and the products that are not available for Kosovo get shipped there, and then for a certain fee they are forwarded to you.

On your profile where you add your shipping address, you have Kosovo on your profile, while on the downside when you buy a product the shipping fees almost double the price of the product. You can also choose Albania and enter Kosovo details, as the postal office of Albania forwards such address to Kosovo, to save 1 or 2 dollars in shipping costs but that’s about it. In terms of other products that you buy besides books, if they are available for shipping, you can expect the customs to stop them for clearance. This happens if the product exceeds the sum of 22€.

Products that can’t be shipped, will give you an alert at the checkout stage: Sorry, this item can’t be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. You can also see if this item is available to ship to your address from another seller.

In case you’re looking for another solution that offers products from with Kosovo without any restriction, then you have Gjirafa which has dedicated stores for electronics – gjirafa50.com and for general shopping gjirafamall.com. There are other alternatives as well and many retailers are now offering their products online.

Other ways to buy from Amazon if not available for Kosovo

Shipping forwarder is an option that tends to be a little more expensive but it enables you to buy any product that Amazon won’t ship directly to Kosovo. Package forwarders provide a U.S. address so that you can ship any product to the forwarder and then have them ship it to you in Kosovo.

Step 1: Sign Up For A Shipping Forwader
For Kosovo customers, our recommendation is MyUS.com because it has the lowest rates, is tax-free, and is the most popular U.S. shipping forwarder by far.

Signing up is easy, plus you can see exactly how much your shipment will cost before shipping anything to Kosovo. Also, if you have any issues placing your Amazon order, MyUS’s concierge service can place the order for you.

Step 2: Buy Your Amazon Product
Once you’ve set up your U.S. shipping address, you’re ready to make your Amazon purchase and get it shipped to Kosovo. Just visit the Amazon website, use your MyUS address, and place your order!