What countries is Amazon available in?
According to the Amazon Services page, Amazon has a total of 11 websites, or online marketplaces, across the globe.1 These countries are:
The United States, Canada, and Mexico in North America
The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain in Europe
Japan, China, and India in Asia
In addition to its 11 global marketplaces, Amazon also boasts more than 100 fulfilment centres and over 30 listing categories globally, along with buying customers in nearly 200 countries.
Amazon’s global presence means that, if you are an individual seller or small business owner, you can sell your items internationally, if you wish. And if you are a consumer, it means that you can find and purchase a wide array of products, including those that you may not be able to find at home.
- Bahrain, Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, Oman, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel, Ghana, Morocco, Mauritius, Namibia, Reunion, Tanzania, Mayotte, and Zimbabwe in the Middle East and Africa
- Bermuda, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Canada, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, French Guiana, Jamaica, Saint Martin, Martinique, and Micronesia in the Americas
- Palau, Marshall Islands, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Singapore, Macao, India, Thailand, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Australia in Asia and the Pacific
- Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Malta, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Monaco, Slovenia, Cyprus, Iceland, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Portugal, Turkey, Finland, Liechtenstein, Romania, United Kingdom, France, Lithuania, Russia, Saint Barthélemy, Andorra, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Croatia, San Marino, and Vatican City in Europe
Availability of Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) for online sellersOnline sellers who use Amazon’s convenient FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program to maintain their inventory and complete their orders can also take advantage of the site’s global appeal.
You can access FBA services if you are an Amazon seller in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, or Canada.1
Sellers who are already enrolled in Amazon FBA in their primary marketplace, however, should know that they will not automatically be eligible for the service in other marketplaces if they decide to start selling their products on an international scale.1
The exception to this rule would be if you are a seller on one of the site’s European marketplaces. In that case, you would not need to create a whole new account to sell in another European country. As another example, if you are selling on Amazon.it but wish to expand into Amazon.es, you could keep using the Seller Central account that you are currently using.1
Plus, Amazon sellers in the international marketplace, regardless of where they are located, can also take advantage of services like those offered by OFX’s Online Seller account. With this type of account, you could potentially save up to 75% on margins and fees when you are ready to convert your profits from international sales and transfer your money into your domestic bank account.*
If you’d like additional information and helpful tips on how to succeed at international business, check out this Guide to Doing Business Overseas.
Coming soon to Australia!In 2017, Amazon made headlines by announcing it would be moving into Australia. The company is expected to find a large warehouse—likely located in Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane—that can serve as its fulfilment centre, with many more to follow. It is also expected to begin hiring in order to expand its employee base and manage the long-term development of its presence in Australia.2
Initially, Amazon will focus on providing consumer and home electronics, along with Amazon Prime for priority shipping. Other expectations include investing millions of dollars in the company’s growth and focusing upon the empowerment of small businesses via the Amazon Marketplace. Thousands of new jobs are expected to be created throughout Australia as well. The emphasis, of course, will ultimately be on fast delivery, vast selection, and low prices, which are all factors that have helped Amazon thrive thus far.2
Expecting even more expansion
In the coming years, Amazon is expected to continue growing internationally. After all, it has already made great strides by introducing Prime Video to over 200 countries and territories, making its first drone delivery in the U.K., and becoming the biggest online store in India, while continuing to open even more fulfilment centres to make the overall operation more efficient than ever. It will certainly be interesting to see where the company goes go next.
*Average savings based on a sample of published transaction fees for cross border payments provided by Amazon and PayPal dated 8.24.16. Quoted savings are not indicative of future savings. Occasionally, third-party banks may deduct a fee from your transfer before paying your recipient. This fee may vary and OFX receives no portion of it.