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Title: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on November 11, 2019, 07:15:53 AM
$49 minimum. No tax, so it comes out cheaper than shipping to the states for me.
Not every product but the majority that I tried.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/271448
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on November 11, 2019, 07:43:22 AM
YES!!!
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: JayMatt19 on November 11, 2019, 08:19:52 AM
$49 minimum. No tax, so it comes out cheaper than shipping to the states for me.
Not every product but the majority that I tried.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/271448

Keep it under $75 to avoid import tax
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on November 11, 2019, 08:58:08 AM
Keep it under $75 to avoid import tax
+1
Beware that if you send a few packages close together, they may still charge you so it is best to wait a few days in between.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Buruch on November 11, 2019, 09:21:12 AM
Doesn't Amazon guarantee it's the max you'll pay, or is that an exception?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2019, 09:38:36 AM
No benefit of Prime I'm assuming?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: mileagejunkie on November 11, 2019, 10:11:22 AM
+1
Beware that if you send a few packages close together, they may still charge you so it is best to wait a few days in between.
Youd only have to wait until the package gets shipped then. Any data points though? I know that importing Amazon to the US works like this depending on the carrier, for example FedEx wanted to bill me whereas DHL has delivered consolidated shipments with totals over the limit. However, in the case of FedEx Amazon took care of it after I called and explained the situation. Now I wonder if any packages coming from Amazon into Israel are assumed to be okay tax-wise or if they are checked.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2019, 10:16:32 AM
+1
Beware that if you send a few packages close together, they may still charge you so it is best to wait a few days in between.
Have you actually had this happen? Never happened for me
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2019, 10:18:01 AM
#gameChanger
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: mileagejunkie on November 11, 2019, 10:21:18 AM
Have you actually had this happen? Never happened for me
Thanks, makes sense because Amazon cant charge more, but the carrier can collect for the country.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2019, 10:43:08 AM
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: JayMatt19 on November 11, 2019, 10:51:42 AM
According to the article, this is a direct result of AliExpress (and others) who are having their 11/11 sale.

I'd venture a guess that this Amazon deal dies somewhere between 11/13 and 11/15
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: mileagejunkie on November 11, 2019, 10:55:11 AM
Well, someone told me that his wife said shes finally okay with making Aliyah lol
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: moish on November 11, 2019, 01:17:46 PM
+1
Beware that if you send a few packages close together, they may still charge you so it is best to wait a few days in between.
How about a few packages but each to a different child's name
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: luckyluck on November 11, 2019, 02:04:03 PM
Is the home delivery with Israel postal service? Or another carrier? Post offices in some places in Israel are notorious for losing/stealing your packages
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yitzgar on November 11, 2019, 02:14:07 PM
How can one go about making a return?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on November 11, 2019, 03:43:14 PM
Is the home delivery with Israel postal service? Or another carrier? Post offices in some places in Israel are notorious for losing/stealing your packages
That's hoping it actually is home delivery.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: BB59 on November 11, 2019, 04:11:28 PM
That's hoping it actually is home delivery.
In the past it was.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2019, 04:16:40 PM
My recent orders from Amazon have all had home delivery
My orders from the book depository recently without home delivery have all been lost. Still trying to get them back
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: jmz on November 11, 2019, 04:18:54 PM
My recent orders from Amazon have all had home delivery
My orders from the book depository recently without home delivery have all been lost. Still trying to get them back
Interesting. I've been ordering from the book depository for about a year now and always went thru the post office.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2019, 06:21:24 PM
Interesting. I've been ordering from the book depository for about a year now and always went thru the post office.
My local post office has started outsourcing package pickup to local stores. They are either incompetent or straight up ganavim :(
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 11, 2019, 06:21:55 PM
Anyone have a recommendation for a 220v compatible hand vac?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on November 11, 2019, 07:29:10 PM
Im going crazy 
I wish they would do Amazon Fresh!
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Buruch on November 12, 2019, 12:22:20 AM
How about a few packages but each to a different child's name

It would go by the id for customs in the Amazon account.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 12, 2019, 02:38:52 AM
It would go by the id for customs in the Amazon account.
Seems like you can put in different IDs for different orders. Any reason to assume they wouldn't use that?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: TravelSER on November 12, 2019, 04:00:54 AM
Very exciting!
Actually till a few months ago i got Amazon to wave me the shipping cost to Israel on 10's of orders, but lately it got almost impossible.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Buruch on November 12, 2019, 05:30:05 AM
Very exciting!
Actually till a few months ago i got Amazon to wave me the shipping cost to Israel on 10's of orders, but lately it got almost impossible.

How did you manage that? On what kind of items?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: az on November 17, 2019, 01:20:45 PM
Quote
When do I need to pay tax on personal imports?
Tax exempt: when the value of the products (apart from alcohol and tobacco) in the same shipment do not exceed US$ 75. The cost of shipping and insurance are not factored in the tax, and they are calculated separately from the cost of the product.
Payment of VAT and purchase tax (as applicable) - when the value of the products in the same shipment range from US$ 75 to US$ 500. The check to determine whether the goods are subject to tax is based on the value of the goods only, provided that it is separate from the cost of shipping and insurance. However, when tax does apply, the tax cost is calculated on the basis of the product's value plus shipping and insurance fees.
Payment of VAT, customs duties and purchase tax (as applicable): when the value of the products in the same shipment range from US$ 500 to US$ 1000. The tax cost is calculated on the basis of the value of the package plus shipping and insurance fees
Payment of VAT, customs duties and purchase tax (as applicable) as per commercial imports: for shipments of tobacco and alcohol products or when the value of the products in the same shipment exceeds US$ 1000.
We have summarized the import taxes for you in the following table:


The small print
  Two or more packages sent from the same supplier to the same customer within 72 hours will be considered one shipment that was split, and import taxes will be calculated on the basis of the total value of all the packages combined.
Shipping and insurance costs are added to the value of the product for tax purposes, and the taxes are calculated for them as well.
 

Determining the value of a shipment
Customs regulations in Israel define the worth of a personal import as the sum total paid for the product ordered plus the related services (insurance and shipping fees).


VAT and the taxes payable on shipments are calculated by Customs on a CIF basis.
In calculating the cost for customs purposes (CIF), three details are taken into account:

The product Cost
Insurance
Cost of transportation (Freight)
can anyone explain how this would apply? (https://www.gov.il/en/departments/guides/personal_import?chapterIndex=3)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: az on November 17, 2019, 04:33:12 PM
is the supplier "Amazon" or the "Sold By:..." ?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on November 25, 2019, 02:57:33 AM
A few data points on my five orders (so far)
Free shipping is calculated before any discounts
You can get subscribe and save discounts on your first order, but you can't actually subscribe and save
Delivery for all my packages have been to my door (even from the doar)
Ignore all messages asking you to select a pickup point, they are just trying to save money but they will deliver to your door
Also ignore if they ask you to come down to their car to get the package, they are required to bring it to you
Delivery times have been as little as a week and as much as 2
They do clear customs on shabbos :(
They are clearly trying out different delivery options, with all my orders being fulfilled by different companies

I still don't see how this can last. They shipped my $8 remote control car in it's own package. Not sure how that can be a moneymaker. I still think they are seeing what the demand is like and will open a warehouse here
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Buruch on November 25, 2019, 04:00:36 AM
Everyone is saying it doesn't make sense financially to open a warehouse here, and they'll never do it. Why else would they offer this promo?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: grodnoking on November 25, 2019, 11:18:39 AM
Everyone is saying it doesn't make sense financially to open a warehouse here, and they'll never do it. Why else would they offer this promo?
Are you saying they are doing this to see how much people would use them?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 09, 2019, 01:26:27 PM
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/get-30-boxes-kleenex-tissues-24-go-travel-packs-32-77-shipped-amazon/
These all ship to Israel free
As do some of the items here (garbage bags, Ziploc, etc.)
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/15-off-50-home-products-amazon-save-big-tide-bounty-charmin-finish/

@Dan any chance you can include in your Amazon deals whether they ship free to Israel?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Buruch on December 09, 2019, 03:32:17 PM
It would be nice. How many site members do you think are in Israel?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2019, 03:46:35 PM
It would be nice. How many site members do you think are in Israel?
DDMS:
US: 93%
Israel: 3.6%
Canada 1.5%
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2019, 03:47:42 PM
DDF:
US: 87.2%
Israel: 6.1%
Canada: 2%
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on December 10, 2019, 01:27:31 AM
DDF:
US: 87.2%
Israel: 6.1%
Canada: 2%
Based on IP's? Some people use VPN's and such so that could skew the results in favor of the U.S
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch Parnes on December 10, 2019, 01:32:42 AM
Based on IP's? Some people use VPN's and such so that could skew the results in favor of the U.S
most ppl dont use VPN always only when needed because VPN slows down the internet
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 10, 2019, 02:36:39 AM
Have you actually had this happen? Never happened for me
Had it with Ali Express my wife ordered for my Israeli baby sitter a few packages and they didn`t want to release it until it went to 2 post offices   
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 10, 2019, 02:38:33 AM
DDF:
US: 87.2%
Israel: 6.1%
Canada: 2%
All Israeli Techloq Filters are based in the UK
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 10, 2019, 02:41:36 AM
is the supplier "Amazon" or the "Sold By:..." ?
Both but not everything
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 10, 2019, 02:43:40 AM
DDF:
US: 87.2%
Israel: 6.1%
Canada: 2%
Per square mile Israel has more DDF members than in USA
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: sharabob on December 10, 2019, 06:50:04 AM
Per capita too
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: grodnoking on December 10, 2019, 10:29:59 AM
Based on IP's? Some people use VPN's and such so that could skew the results in favor of the U.S
Netspark had me running out of tel aviv when I was in america.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 10, 2019, 10:43:04 AM
Netspark had me running out of tel aviv when I was in america.
now they are better in USA
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: avrohomgelb on December 10, 2019, 02:12:07 PM
Per square mile Israel has more DDF members than in USA
im assuming you didnt take lakewood in account
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: miller123 on December 11, 2019, 05:34:10 PM
Anyone have the number of the carrier.
Its quite crazy if your not home they just say the customer refused delivery and they send it back! happened to me 3 times already.
Any one else had such experience?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 11, 2019, 07:26:38 PM
Anyone have the number of the carrier.
Its quite crazy if your not home they just say the customer refused delivery and they send it back! happened to me 3 times already.
Any one else had such experience?
Nope. And not sure what you mean by number of the carrier - I have had at least 5 different carriers deliver.
And each one of them called me when they tried to deliver. Is your Israeli phone number on your order?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: avrohomgelb on December 12, 2019, 08:11:07 AM
Is Amazon taking a big time loss with free delivery?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 12, 2019, 10:05:50 AM
Anyone have the number of the carrier.
Its quite crazy if your not home they just say the customer refused delivery and they send it back! happened to me 3 times already.
Any one else had such experience?
On Amazon.com go to orders and then tracking when the page comes up you will see "Shipped with ARAMEX" or something like that with a different tracking number follow that
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 12, 2019, 10:07:53 AM
I just ordered the Kleenex and Bounty deal Great price for Israel
I buy the cheap garbage Israeli Tissues or paper towel for more!
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on December 12, 2019, 10:36:03 AM
Anyone have the number of the carrier.
Its quite crazy if your not home they just say the customer refused delivery and they send it back! happened to me 3 times already.
Any one else had such experience?
They always come at terrible hours.
The delivery guy calls me and I instruct him to hide the package under the building stairs.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 12, 2019, 10:52:15 AM
What a buy now on Amazon.com
42 boxes of tissues 5472 Total = $28.97 FREE SHIPING TO ISRAEL   :) :) :) :) :) :)

3 of Kleenex Trusted Care Facial Tissues, 144 Tissues per Box,6 Flat Boxes
Sold by: Amazon Export Sales LLC
$8.48
Auto-delivered monthly

3 of Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 8 Flat Boxes, 120 Tissues per Box (960 Tissues Total)
Sold by: Amazon Export Sales LLC
$12.35
Auto-delivered every 3 months

look on attached picture
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 12, 2019, 10:59:17 AM
As a side point I used the second Holiday offer on the same card same Account...
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 13, 2019, 02:30:33 AM
I just ordered the Kleenex and Bounty deal Great price for Israel
I buy the cheap garbage Israeli Tissues or paper towel for more!
Which bounty items shipped free to Israel?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 13, 2019, 02:32:22 AM
What a buy now on Amazon.com
42 boxes of tissues 5472 Total = $28.97 FREE SHIPING TO ISRAEL   :) :) :) :) :) :)

3 of Kleenex Trusted Care Facial Tissues, 144 Tissues per Box,6 Flat Boxes
Sold by: Amazon Export Sales LLC
$8.48
Auto-delivered monthly

3 of Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, 8 Flat Boxes, 120 Tissues per Box (960 Tissues Total)
Sold by: Amazon Export Sales LLC
$12.35
Auto-delivered every 3 months

look on attached picture
Yup, great deal even without the chase holiday discount. Made multiple orders
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 13, 2019, 03:13:36 AM
Yup, great deal even without the chase holiday discount. Made multiple orders
I erased all my cc from file then put it in again and the offer worked again
The only Problem with this deal was that it was limited to 3 cases per custmer and it didn`t let me order again on the same account but don`t worry I have 4 Amazon accounts for a reason including 1 buisness where i get it even more discounted
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 13, 2019, 03:24:45 AM
I erased all my cc from file then put it in again and the offer worked again
The only Problem with this deal was that it was limited to 3 cases per custmer and it didn`t let me order again on the same account but don`t worry I have 4 Amazon accounts for a reason including 1 buisness where i get it even more discounted
Progressive Discounts: Unlock discounts on repeat purchases is new on Amazon Buisness
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yuneeq on December 13, 2019, 08:23:29 AM
I found this interesting - as a seller on the Amazon US site, once Amazon started offering free shipping, customers in Israel placed more orders than other country, and even more often than several US states.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 14, 2019, 01:42:00 PM
I found this interesting - as a seller on the Amazon US site, once Amazon started offering free shipping, customers in Israel placed more orders than other country, and even more often than several US states.
a lot of items come out cheaper then in local stores so why not order as in US people could buy the same things local for cheaper
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Hjay on December 15, 2019, 06:28:02 PM
How do I enter the address to ship to Jerusalem (ramat eshkol)? Wtvr I was doing Jerusalem as city Israel as state (& zip code I have on my electric bill & water bill are diff num) wasnt working.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: az on December 16, 2019, 01:16:02 AM
How do I enter the address to ship to Jerusalem (ramat eshkol)? Wtvr I was doing Jerusalem as city Israel as state (& zip code I have on my electric bill & water bill are diff num) wasnt working.
probably 9776504: https://mypost.israelpost.co.il/שירותים/איתור-מיקוד/
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yuneeq on December 16, 2019, 05:48:02 PM
a lot of items come out cheaper then in local stores so why not order as in US people could buy the same things local for cheaper

It definitely makes sense, but still surprised me that Israelis are ordering more than any other country.
But I don't know if Amazon offers free shipping to any other countries. I do know that there's more sales than Canada and Mexico where we're already set up for free prime shipping to customers.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: sharabob on December 16, 2019, 05:51:18 PM
Only countries with free international shipping are currently Israel, Hong Kong and Colombia
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 16, 2019, 07:48:39 PM
My first package was shipped with I-parcel to my door. My second is sitting in the Israel Post for a week already. My next 2 orders are showing they are being shipped with Israel Post. Any way to get these shipped to my door free? I complained to Amazon by chat that the Doar is a 5 minutes drive from my home (that's besides for the long lines), and they gave me a $5 promotional credit, and promised me it would eventually come to my door, if I don't pick up. Still waiting...
Just switched my contact # to my IL cell, after seeing someone mentioned that upthread. Any chance of that helping? (I-parcel managed to call me, even with just a US number...)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: sharabob on December 16, 2019, 08:11:21 PM
Did you get a notice to pick them up or are you just seeing they're at the post office based on tracking?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on December 17, 2019, 01:51:59 AM


My first package was shipped with I-parcel to my door. My second is sitting in the Israel Post for a week already. My next 2 orders are showing they are being shipped with Israel Post. Any way to get these shipped to my door free? I complained to Amazon by chat that the Doar is a 5 minutes drive from my home (that's besides for the long lines), and they gave me a $5 promotional credit, and promised me it would eventually come to my door, if I don't pick up. Still waiting...
Just switched my contact # to my IL cell, after seeing someone mentioned that upthread. Any chance of that helping? (I-parcel managed to call me, even with just a US number...)

While I don't know if it will help for the current packages, a local number is important. I've been called on 100% of my orders. The doar is notorious for pretending to attempt delivery.
Also, make an appointment online for doar. Will be almost zero wait time.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 17, 2019, 02:22:35 AM
Like he said, local number is very important. And changing it now won't help, it is included as part of your order, doar won't be updated with the new number
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 17, 2019, 02:40:36 AM
My first package was shipped with I-parcel to my door. My second is sitting in the Israel Post for a week already. My next 2 orders are showing they are being shipped with Israel Post. Any way to get these shipped to my door free? I complained to Amazon by chat that the Doar is a 5 minutes drive from my home (that's besides for the long lines), and they gave me a $5 promotional credit, and promised me it would eventually come to my door, if I don't pick up. Still waiting...
Just switched my contact # to my IL cell, after seeing someone mentioned that upthread. Any chance of that helping? (I-parcel managed to call me, even with just a US number...)
you can try updating it on your דואר account
if you go to "orders" on your Amazon account then you will see shiped with... and a diffrent tracking number use that number to contact דואר it should work.
NEVER CHOOSE A DROP OFF DESTINATION because then they won`t have to bring it to your door.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 17, 2019, 03:02:35 AM
Which bounty items shipped free to Israel?
I tried the special right when it came out it went then wanted to order again on my other account and it didn`t work
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 17, 2019, 03:03:58 AM
NEVER CHOOSE A DROP OFF DESTINATION
This is the most important piece of advice. All the shipping companies will send messages seeming like it's required. That's just them trying to get out of their obligation to bring it to your house
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 17, 2019, 03:27:30 AM
This is the most important piece of advice. All the shipping companies will send messages seeming like it's required. That's just them trying to get out of their obligation to bring it to your house
added a WIKI please help with updating
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 17, 2019, 07:12:56 AM
Like he said, local number is very important. And changing it now won't help, it is included as part of your order, doar won't be updated with the new number
Only order already at the Doar won't get updated, or any order processed?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 17, 2019, 07:15:00 AM
This is the most important piece of advice. All the shipping companies will send messages seeming like it's required. That's just them trying to get out of their obligation to bring it to your house
I've never been asked to pick a drop-off location. It's always automatically the same Doar branch.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 17, 2019, 08:04:32 AM
I've never been asked to pick a drop-off location. It's always automatically the same Doar branch.
Dont take it they must bring it to your house.  If they dont bring it contact Amazon
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on December 17, 2019, 09:36:32 AM
I've never been asked to pick a drop-off location. It's always automatically the same Doar branch.
Some smaller towns in Israel are all being processed like that. Are you in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 17, 2019, 10:51:53 AM
Some smaller towns in Israel are all being processed like that. Are you in Jerusalem?
Recently moved out. Bit when I lived there, I never got asked either (on Ali/eBay/Next orders)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on December 17, 2019, 10:54:05 AM
Recently moved out. Bit when I lived there, I never got asked either (on Ali/eBay/Next orders)
Those companies never really went to the door. Amazon has been different.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 17, 2019, 01:08:17 PM
Recently moved out. Bit when I lived there, I never got asked either (on Ali/eBay/Next orders)
FYI your on the AMAZON thread
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 17, 2019, 01:10:22 PM
FYI your on the AMAZON thread
But the same lazy shipping company
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 17, 2019, 04:55:30 PM
But the same lazy shipping company
And everyone's experience is different than that. Again, they will send you a request to choose a pick-up location. Ignore it and they have to bring it to your door
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 17, 2019, 05:15:26 PM
But the same lazy shipping company
but with a Amazon guarantee!
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 17, 2019, 08:27:53 PM
but with a Amazon guarantee!
Amazon just wants to reship it... Question is if it's worth waiting another 3 weeks (now updated with my Israeli number), or just break my ego and pick up from the post office...
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 18, 2019, 01:19:10 AM
3 weeks? More like 8 days

And you've spent more time calling the doar, complaining to Amazon and complaining on the internets then it would have taken you to pick it up
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 18, 2019, 03:01:02 AM
3 weeks? More like 8 days

And you've spent more time calling the doar, complaining to Amazon and complaining on the internets then it would have taken you to pick it up
That's because I have 2 more orders on the way, and I'm trying to solve the issue long term. I would otherwise have picked it up. I just want Amazon to see, that the post office isn't an option for me.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on December 18, 2019, 01:42:13 PM
That's because I have 2 more orders on the way, and I'm trying to solve the issue long term. I would otherwise have picked it up. I just want Amazon to see, that the post office isn't an option for me.
If you didn't receive a message to choose a pick up point, I'm betting you don't have an Israeli number on your orders.
What happens is that the delivery comes around 10 AM to 2 PM (because who wouldn't be home at that time???) and if you don't answer the door or your phone, they just send it back or drop it off by the doar.

I got another delivery today and the delivery guy already knew where to hide my package since he's been here before.
I already answer his call with "Shalom Yigal" and he replies: "You have a  box in your Miklat".

In any case this free shipping is great! I got my stuff about 4 days after I ordered them. Compare that to Shufersal online (Israeli retailer) where I just got my electric scooter that I ordered three weeks ago and promised "7 day delivery".
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: sharabob on December 18, 2019, 03:59:48 PM
"You have a  box in your Miklat"

Jig is up. You'd better find a new hiding place  :P
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on December 18, 2019, 04:04:00 PM
Jig is up. You'd better find a new hiding place  :P
There's always the fuse box. They can place the package next to the house keys  ;D
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: sharabob on December 18, 2019, 04:06:07 PM
There's always the fuse box. They can place the package next to the house keys  ;D

Now all that's left is your social and mother's maiden name
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 18, 2019, 07:25:52 PM
Once came home with a Arab worker and forgot that I didnt have my regular key he asked me Dont you have a key under the ledge? Actually most of my building keeps it there.... so he has access to more then the social security.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on December 23, 2019, 03:10:04 AM
I have an Amazon order being delivered by GCX. They sent me an email asking be to provide a TZ for customs clearance. Amazon already took that and GCX doesn't accept a passport number.

Safe to ignore? 
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 23, 2019, 04:05:39 AM
I have an Amazon order being delivered by GCX. They sent me an email asking be to provide a TZ for customs clearance. Amazon already took that and GCX doesn't accept a passport number.

Safe to ignore?
If you have a Bituach Leumi number, that should work as a Teudat Zehut.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on December 23, 2019, 04:52:04 AM
does anyone know if splitting an order - making one order and sending different items to different recipients will have a problem with the over $75 rule?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch Parnes on December 23, 2019, 09:23:06 AM
does anyone know if splitting an order - making one order and sending different items to different recipients will have a problem with the over $75 rule?
why dont you just make separate orders?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Pad18 on December 23, 2019, 09:25:43 AM
does anyone know if splitting an order - making one order and sending different items to different recipients will have a problem with the over $75 rule?

Different recipients ? Meaning to different people ?
If yes, it's different packages/envelopes  .. so of course you will not have any problem ..
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch Parnes on December 23, 2019, 09:31:34 AM
Different recipients ? Meaning to different people ?
If yes, it's different packages/envelopes  .. so of course you will not have any problem ..
dont think you can split an amazon order to differant addresses
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2019, 10:23:07 AM
Why is there such a disconnect between posters in this thread and commenters here?
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/sunday-news-roundup-12-22-19-kosher-antarctica-cruise-residence-aa-shutdowns-twa-hotel-amazon-israel-ny-small-claims-change-united-cape-town/
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on December 23, 2019, 10:46:18 AM
Why is there such a disconnect between posters in this thread and commenters here?
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/sunday-news-roundup-12-22-19-kosher-antarctica-cruise-residence-aa-shutdowns-twa-hotel-amazon-israel-ny-small-claims-change-united-cape-town/
Not really. I think you just need to point out that you need to put an Israeli number on file, and correct the mistake that Israel Post is only delivering from local companies, when in fact they are handling many (perhaps most) of the imports, too.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Bostener on December 23, 2019, 01:27:46 PM
does anyone know if splitting an order - making one order and sending different items to different recipients will have a problem with the over $75 rule?

According to the website of the Israeli Treasury (משרד האוצר) they can combine it and consider it as one order.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 23, 2019, 01:46:40 PM
According to the website of the Israeli Treasury (משרד האוצר) they can combine it and consider it as one order.

I made 6 orders between December 9 and December 16th without any problems
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 23, 2019, 01:47:19 PM
Why is there such a disconnect between posters in this thread and commenters here?
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/sunday-news-roundup-12-22-19-kosher-antarctica-cruise-residence-aa-shutdowns-twa-hotel-amazon-israel-ny-small-claims-change-united-cape-town/
:shrug: Maybe people don't have their phone number in their order? Or they don't answer when called? Or they choose a pickup point when asked for one?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2019, 02:23:20 PM
Anyone want to write a guest post on ordering to IL?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on December 23, 2019, 02:53:52 PM
Anyone want to write a guest post on ordering to IL?
Sure
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on December 24, 2019, 06:05:14 AM
dont think you can split an amazon order to differant addresses
Yes, you can. On the top right of the "Select A Shipping Address" page, there is an option to ship to multiple addresses.

As for why you would want to, if I want to buy two items that each cost $40. each one separately will not get free shipping, and together will be charged 17% Vat. If I can send each of them to separate people I save 17%.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: jmz on December 24, 2019, 06:14:03 AM
I've been ordering quite a lot and wait a day between orders. All have been thru doar delivered to my door albeit late. But I do get it. And all orders have been under $75 but shipping can sometimes be $100 and haven't had an issue when it says on the box $175 value.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on December 24, 2019, 08:54:48 AM
I've been ordering quite a lot and wait a day between orders. All have been thru doar delivered to my door albeit late. But I do get it. And all orders have been under $75 but shipping can sometimes be $100 and haven't had an issue when it says on the box $175 value.
Do you live in Jerusalem?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: jmz on December 24, 2019, 10:11:39 AM
Do you live in Jerusalem?

Yup. Before each delivery I get a text asking where I want to pick it up, obviously I've been ignoring them.

How much longer is the free shipping gonna last? Any speculation?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Emkay on December 24, 2019, 10:22:07 AM
Yup. Before each delivery I get a text asking where I want to pick it up, obviously I've been ignoring them.

How much longer is the free shipping gonna last? Any speculation?
Until they have enough data to fully understand the market and decide what to stock locally.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 24, 2019, 04:24:21 PM
Anyone want to write a guest post on ordering to IL?
explain a little more... The WIKI has a lot of info
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on December 24, 2019, 04:28:25 PM
Yup. Before each delivery I get a text asking where I want to pick it up, obviously I've been ignoring them.

How much longer is the free shipping gonna last? Any speculation?
Its very hard to know because the $75 rule  that you dont have to pay taxes is very important and that you dont need any of those products stickers or approval by the health department is also a big thing so even if they get all the data doesnt mean they could start shipping tomorrow for the same price, they would have to be mighty expensive like all the other groceries My Israeli Friend has a grocery and is currently buying his toothpaste tissues mouthwash another bunch of other things on Amazon
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 02, 2020, 03:06:52 AM
Here is how to get 38 boxes of Kleenex Tissues for less then a dollar a piece free shipping to Israel!
Add to cart 3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN1VCMN (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN1VCMN)
Then add 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NMZNGKF (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NMZNGKF)
Then add 3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN48K2T (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN48K2T)
When you`re done Adding these to cart, In cart Subscribe & Save: Your order TOTAL should be $37.56
FREE SHIPPING!
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 02, 2020, 08:10:23 AM
Here is how to get 38 boxes of Kleenex Tissues for less then a dollar a piece free shipping to Israel!
Add to cart 3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN1VCMN (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NN1VCMN/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Then add 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NMZNGKF (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NMZNGKF/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Then add 3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NN48K2T (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NN48K2T/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
When you`re done Adding these to cart, In cart Subscribe & Save: Your order TOTAL should be $37.56
FREE SHIPPING!

That's great.  But you can buy a five pack of kimbely-clark israel 2 ply tissues for 10 shek.  there are 90 in a pack = NIS 0.0222 per tissue.
This, if my addition is correct is 3768 tissues for 37.56 = $0.00996815 per tissue which is about NIS 0.0344 which is about 54% more per tissue than the buy in supermarket option.

Now you may say that US Kleenexs are better, you use less per use etc, but is it worth a 54% premium?

It may very well be, I'm just not sure.

I've bought Huggies wipes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XXG83H/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER because they are SO MUCH better that the huggies wipes sold here and we use less than half the wipes than we would with the Israeli ones.

ETA: I forgot to take VAT in to consideration.  Subtract 17% from the 54% premium.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 02, 2020, 08:56:39 AM
That's great.  But you can buy a five pack of kimbely-clark israel 2 ply tissues for 10 shek.  there are 90 in a pack = NIS 0.0222 per tissue.
This, if my addition is correct is 3768 tissues for 37.56 = $0.00996815 per tissue which is about NIS 0.0344 which is about 54% more per tissue than the buy in supermarket option.

Now you may say that US Kleenexs are better, you use less per use etc, but is it worth a 54% premium?

It may very well be, I'm just not sure.

I've bought Huggies wipes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XXG83H/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER because they are SO MUCH better that the huggies wipes sold here and we use less than half the wipes than we would with the Israeli ones.

ETA: I forgot to take VAT in to consideration.  Subtract 17% from the 54% premium.
Are you talking about TISSUES or SAND PAPER? second check my old post for how much I bought my Kleenex Tissues for.....
What a buy now on Amazon.com
42 boxes of tissues 5472 Total = $28.97 FREE SHIPING TO ISRAEL   :) :) :) :) :) :) https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=109596.msg2167527#msg2167527 (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=109596.msg2167527#msg2167527)   :P :P :P :P :P :P :P maybe do the math now just want to know how much I paid per tissue!
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 03, 2020, 03:29:50 AM
Just as a good laugh!
Here are a few quotes found on a different thread a few years ago!
Will I get free shipping to isreal with amazon prime ?
LOL! To the moon!
is that a big NO ?
Correct. Free shipping is only in the US.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) If only @miles lover would have known then s/he would have kept her/his Amazon Account..... :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on January 07, 2020, 12:46:02 PM
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/274231

IMHO, they deserve every bit of it. Not necessarily for prioritizing Amazon, but for not upping their game to 2020 standards.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 07, 2020, 01:04:33 PM
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/274231

IMHO, they deserve every bit of it. Not necessarily for prioritizing Amazon, but for not upping their game to 2020 standards.
+1

Letter envelope mailed from NY on Dec 9 with First Class Int'l postage arrived yesterday, between 2-3 weeks longer than pre-Amazon free shipping. 
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 07, 2020, 01:42:25 PM
just got a notice form Amazon that i`m going to be refunded because my package still didn`t arrive from Israel Post I guess they still have big problems too
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on January 12, 2020, 07:08:32 AM
Should I reply with the number 2, or ignore completely?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 12, 2020, 09:00:10 AM
We have been using it for a while.

I wanted to return an item, and contacted amazon support. They decided to refund the order and let us keep the product. Shipping cost would be prohibitive.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 12, 2020, 09:03:50 AM
Should I reply with the number 2, or ignore completely?
Cheeta (http://www.chitadelivery.co.il/) also tries to get you to come pick it up don`t reply they might call you answer and tell them you want it droped off
this is their site for tracking when you check your tracking it should say a seperate tracking number http://www.chitadelivery.co.il/
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 12, 2020, 09:06:23 AM
Ignore the text messages from cheeta and bar, they just send a large quantity of them in order to trick you to pick a drop-off spot.

If you don't reply, they will deliver it to your door.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on January 12, 2020, 09:07:37 AM
I already received 6 text messages in the last 24 hours (I ignored all of them). When will they give up?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 12, 2020, 09:09:53 AM
I already received 6 text messages in the last 24 hours (I ignored all of them). When will they give up?
Nope had th same thing with 2 of my Packages
Could be that your`e getting double texts because your order is split in 2 check their tracking
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 12, 2020, 09:11:40 AM
They tend to spam you with texts. Just ignore them and wait. Eventually, a delivery person will come with your package.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on January 12, 2020, 07:01:09 PM
According to the website of the Israeli Treasury (משרד האוצר) they can combine it and consider it as one order.

How would they know that two different boxes to two different people are one order?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on January 12, 2020, 07:04:42 PM
I've been ordering quite a lot and wait a day between orders. All have been thru doar delivered to my door albeit late. But I do get it. And all orders have been under $75 but shipping can sometimes be $100 and haven't had an issue when it says on the box $175 value.

thats because the cost of shipping does not count - as long as it is a seperate line item on the invoice for shipping.
I had a problem with a European company that added the cost of shipping to the price of the item and i had to pay VAT
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: jmz on January 13, 2020, 01:13:52 AM
thats because the cost of shipping does not count - as long as it is a seperate line item on the invoice for shipping.
I had a problem with a European company that added the cost of shipping to the price of the item and i had to pay VAT
I don't know if that's so true. I've had shipping included towards vat quite a few times from other companies.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 13, 2020, 02:24:37 AM
I don't know if that's so true. I've had shipping included towards vat quite a few times from other companies.
not on Amazon
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: jmz on January 13, 2020, 05:23:32 AM
not on Amazon

Right.  Thank g-d. Taxes on $175 Shipping would be a little ridiculous.

Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on January 13, 2020, 09:52:46 AM
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 13, 2020, 10:06:08 AM
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint
Definitely can't be profitable.

Though my last order everything arrived together and was actually delayed for one item which was OOS.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 13, 2020, 10:32:18 AM
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint
The Profit is the info they are gathering
But if they would have come to me I could have gave them a bit of advice on Israelis habits and spending.... (anyone could give)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on January 13, 2020, 11:42:26 AM
Yes, because your anecdotal advice would really be worth a lot to them

And it's been over two months. How much data do they need to gather (not complaining... Happy to provide them all the data they need 😁)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 13, 2020, 01:37:00 PM
Yes, because your anecdotal advice would really be worth a lot to them

And it's been over two months. How much data do they need to gather (not complaining... Happy to provide them all the data they need 😁)
I guess they are trying to see which items people need.
My advice is one thing Israelis only buy if youre the cheapist..... nd suck out every promo and will go to the grocery if anything is 1 Shekel cheaper
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on January 14, 2020, 07:20:58 PM
They tend to spam you with texts. Just ignore them and wait. Eventually, a delivery person will come with your package.
They (Israel Post) are BIG FAT LIARS!!!
Both me and my wife were home at the mentioned time. I followed all the instructions given upthread. I got multiple texts from them, and followed everyone's advice and ignored them. Now they claim they couldn't deliver and dropped it at the (not so) local post office. Worlds worst shipping company!
I had another package shipped with Aramex yesterday, sent me 2 text messages and it was at my door. Without spamming me with endless messages like the Do'ar did.
I hope the lawsuit will shake these guys a bit so we can soon welcome them to 2007! (They're still somewhere in the 1990's...)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 15, 2020, 01:26:47 AM
I think youre very lucky that it happened Chat Amazon and tell them nothing ever came to your door that you were home And that you want compensation from that not coming on time if the order passes a certain date they will send you a new
Good luck
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on January 15, 2020, 02:04:50 PM
I have never had issues.
They always call my Israeli number to confirm someone is home and If no one is, I have them leave it in the Miklat.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on January 15, 2020, 02:12:46 PM
Interesting story:

I bought a couple packages of toilet paper when they had the $15 off $50 a couple weeks ago. I was still short of $50 so I threw in a couple small fillers and one package of 6 boxes of Kleenex.

Total for the order was $32 after the $15 discount and the subscribe and save discount (which you don't even have to cancel. Since they don't have subscribe and save to Israel, you get the s&s discount but the subscription is never created).

I got the toilet paper and fillers on Monday in a big heavy box.
This morning I get a whole separate delivery and it is a huge box.
I open it up to find 4 packages of 6 Kleenex boxes for a total of 24 boxes. It's one thing for them to mistakenly send me free products but when they are heavy products being air shipped from America...

I can't imagine how much money Amazon lost delivering me my toilet paper and tissues. How is this worth it for them?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on January 15, 2020, 02:32:29 PM
Does any one know at what point Amazon considers a shipment to Israel late? (that theres a point in contacting them)

I ordered four items on Dec 22 and was given an estimated delivery date of jan 10 - 17 . Amazon split it into three shipments.
 1) A book and a sewing machine part shipped straight away with Israel Post and arrived Dec 29, (the courier called me when he got to my house and i went out to get the package).
2) An Anne Klein watch (thanks Dan!) shipped Dec 26 with DHL, only got to Israel on Jan 8, and tracking has gone dark from then.
3) A Contigo bottle. Only shipped on Jan 9 with I-Parcel, now shows estimated delivery of Jan 28.

Does Amazon give compensation for delayed shipments to Israel?
What do they give?

Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on January 15, 2020, 02:47:30 PM
I can't imagine that people pushing for compensation will help the long term prospects of free shipping
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: elihak7 on January 15, 2020, 03:35:35 PM
We have been using it for a while.

I wanted to return an item, and contacted amazon support. They decided to refund the order and let us keep the product. Shipping cost would be prohibitive.
How did you contact? Me they made return it..
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on January 15, 2020, 03:41:03 PM
I can't imagine that people pushing for compensation will help the long term prospects of free shipping

I happen to agree with you, I am just curious about other peoples experience.
I also wonder if giving feedback on which delivery service is better will lead to improvements in the shipping.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Hjay on January 15, 2020, 03:53:52 PM
Does any one know at what point Amazon considers a shipment to Israel late? (that theres a point in contacting them)

I ordered four items on Dec 22 and was given an estimated delivery date of jan 10 - 17 . Amazon split it into three shipments.
 1) A book and a sewing machine part shipped straight away with Israel Post and arrived Dec 29, (the courier called me when he got to my house and i went out to get the package).
2) An Anne Klein watch (thanks Dan!) shipped Dec 26 with DHL, only got to Israel on Jan 8, and tracking has gone dark from then.
3) A Contigo bottle. Only shipped on Jan 9 with I-Parcel, now shows estimated delivery of Jan 28.

Does Amazon give compensation for delayed shipments to Israel?
What do they give?

Id wait until after the last day you were supposed to receive. I had a big order that was split & when one item shipped, it said estimated delivery about a week later than the last day I was supposed to receive it. I ended up getting it a week & a half earlier than the later date
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 15, 2020, 04:11:44 PM
I can't imagine that people pushing for compensation will help the long term prospects of free shipping

+100
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on January 15, 2020, 06:45:38 PM
I can't imagine that people pushing for compensation will help the long term prospects of free shipping
I can't imagine if you needed to schlep home from the post office with large boxes (or possibly on/off the bus), that you wouldn't ask Amazon for a few nickels...
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 16, 2020, 03:20:50 AM
I can't imagine if you needed to schlep home from the post office with large boxes (or possibly on/off the bus), that you wouldn't ask Amazon for a few nickels...
Amazon must give you home delivery no one should be shleping! for coming late you should also earn a few nickles
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2020, 04:23:57 AM
Amazon must give you home delivery no one should be shleping! for coming late you should also earn a few nickles
Honestly, I wouldn't ask for compensation for either. Though I would provide feedback to Amazon so they can ship with the better shippers in the future. Though I haven't had a problem with any of my Amazon orders
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 16, 2020, 08:54:45 AM
Honestly, I wouldn't ask for compensation for either. Though I would provide feedback to Amazon so they can ship with the better shippers in the future. Though I haven't had a problem with any of my Amazon orders
my first problem was today with a UPS driver... lets see how it will go
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: shimino1 on January 16, 2020, 06:50:25 PM
Honestly, I wouldn't ask for compensation for either. Though I would provide feedback to Amazon so they can ship with the better shippers in the future. Though I haven't had a problem with any of my Amazon orders
+1000
Better to "suffer" once or twice at the post office then to kill the system.
What is our alternative? Going back to overpaying for sub-par products that we anyway end up shleping from the store? Ordering things online from a store that is literally 30 minutes from your house and waiting "21 business days" for delivery?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yandmk on January 16, 2020, 07:20:33 PM
+1000
Better to "suffer" once or twice at the post office then to kill the system.
What is our alternative? Going back to overpaying for sub-par products that we anyway end up shleping from the store? Ordering things online from a store that is literally 30 minutes from your house and waiting "21 business days" for delivery?
Who's killing the system? Amazon has a long list of companies they ship with. I keep just giving positive feedback on all the others and discouraging them from using Doar. Hopefully, Doar will get the message and up their game a bit.
You can't sign a massive contract with a company like Amazon and still act like the same Doar of the '90s...
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: az on January 17, 2020, 01:27:46 AM
how do you leave feedback on the delivery service?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 17, 2020, 02:42:38 AM
I think you can send your feedback to an amazon CS agent.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 17, 2020, 02:46:15 AM
How about a few packages but each to a different child's name

Sorry for the late reply. The family member needs to be over the age of 18, otherwise, they can still tax you (You have "custody" over the child).
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: moish on January 17, 2020, 06:27:41 AM
Sorry for the late reply. The family member needs to be over the age of 18, otherwise, they can still tax you (You have "custody" over the child).
Not in my experience, but thanks
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: grodnoking on January 21, 2020, 07:26:24 PM
https://hamodia.com/2020/01/21/postal-service-ordered-inspect-packages-tax-purposes/
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 22, 2020, 03:12:20 AM
https://hamodia.com/2020/01/21/postal-service-ordered-inspect-packages-tax-purposes/

Oy. Lately it has been taking them a month to deliver an envelope from the US and 3 months for small packages from China.  This is apparently without screening for value.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 22, 2020, 11:20:50 AM
Oy. Lately it has been taking them a month to deliver an envelope from the US and 3 months for small packages from China.  This is apparently without screening for value.
they are still sending Amazon faster then evreyone else
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yuneeq on January 22, 2020, 11:09:40 PM
Still don't see how this can be profitable. Got a $5 one liter bottle of Listerine delivered by itself on Friday 
Also starting to feel guilty about the carbon footprint

This -

The Profit is the info they are gathering

From my experience as a seller, since the promo started Amazon.com is getting a lot of sales to Israel, far more than any other country. They're likely trying to launch an Israeli marketplace soon and therefore testing a) consumer demand to see if it's worth it b) what products are important c) which logistics companies they should work with. Air shipments is a temporary expense that will be worth it once they launch.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on January 23, 2020, 07:40:45 AM
This -

From my experience as a seller, since the promo started Amazon.com is getting a lot of sales to Israel, far more than any other country. They're likely trying to launch an Israeli marketplace soon and therefore testing a) consumer demand to see if it's worth it b) what products are important c) which logistics companies they should work with. Air shipments is a temporary expense that will be worth it once they launch.
Thanks for the chizuk Dear seller maybe your my competition.... who knows but they definitely shipping my FBA items to Israel... not everything but some stuff! works out great for me because it gives me a much bigger opportunity to sell
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 24, 2020, 02:28:25 AM
Did anyone see this?

Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 25, 2020, 03:15:28 PM
So I guess free shipping is safe through Purim?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: sharabob on January 25, 2020, 07:06:40 PM
I was thinking the same thing
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on January 26, 2020, 05:49:00 AM
It's here to stay
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on January 26, 2020, 08:29:50 AM
It's here to stay

Source?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on February 01, 2020, 03:04:57 PM
I want to recommend about voltage convertor  (from 220 V to 110) & that good up to 1800W
(good to use in israel)


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/710LjI%2BHkQL._AC_SL1500_.jpg)

Are you the seller?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on February 01, 2020, 03:10:21 PM
The reviews are quite bad
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: friedmans on February 02, 2020, 01:25:52 AM
I bought it and it excellent and do the job for products with high electricity consumption too.

I Note that the price is 12$ but when I was in the US two years ago I bought a similar product for 5$ at Boro Park on 13th Avenue in store in the "collel store" area
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on February 03, 2020, 01:12:28 PM
Just found this, and it ships to Israel!
Mattel Games Blink The Worlds Fastest Game! for $5.39

https://smile.amazon.com/Mattel-Games-Blink-Worlds-Fastest/dp/B0037W5Y2W (https://smile.amazon.com/Mattel-Games-Blink-Worlds-Fastest/dp/B0037W5Y2W?tag=tsugirls-20)
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on February 03, 2020, 02:23:44 PM
Globes has an article on free returns for israelis, https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-amazon-to-let-israelis-return-products-for-free-1001317150?fbclid=IwAR3m-DM-BJM33stWDg-oZ_WL4Gdz9mI4UrXg30OQfHjr4qlZy_0GRdo2TBo (https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-amazon-to-let-israelis-return-products-for-free-1001317150?fbclid=IwAR3m-DM-BJM33stWDg-oZ_WL4Gdz9mI4UrXg30OQfHjr4qlZy_0GRdo2TBo)


I wonder how much they will lose on us now.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on February 17, 2020, 01:17:03 AM
anecdotal data point - I find that Amazon warehouse items are not eligible at all for shipping to Israel - not free or paid
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Boruch999 on February 17, 2020, 01:47:46 AM
anecdotal data point - I find that Amazon warehouse items are not eligible at all for shipping to Israel - not free or paid

me too
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: IsraelDeals on February 17, 2020, 03:01:08 AM
Tends to be just new items from the Amazon Fulfillment Centers (Amazon themselves or by FBA - 3rd party sellers).
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on March 21, 2020, 02:03:03 PM
Seems that we can say that corona killed free shipping to israel
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: Baglach on March 22, 2020, 02:24:30 AM
Seems that we can say that corona killed free shipping to israel
https://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/56993600
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: az on April 29, 2020, 04:41:16 AM
anyone have any amount of info on the free shipping to Israel?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: yfr bachur on July 15, 2020, 03:59:22 AM
Amazon has resumed offering Paid AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping to Israel on some items. (This was the shipping option that was free before Covid disrupted the air shipping market)
While not free, it's a lot more reasonable that AmazonGlobal Priority, which was the only the only option they had been offering.

I wonder if they've thrown in the towel on Free Shipping to Israel, or there's still a chance it will return when shipping rates return closer to Pre-covid19 levels???
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: CRACKERJACK on July 15, 2020, 04:58:06 AM
I wonder if they've thrown in the towel on Free Shipping to Israel, or there's still a chance it will return when shipping rates return closer to Pre-covid19 levels???

Why wouldnt it return? Were they not making money?
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: moish on July 15, 2020, 05:08:03 AM
I doubt it will return. No chance they were making money sending Kleenex tissues.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: M218 on July 15, 2020, 06:02:53 AM
I made a bunch of orders I could say they lost money on every order!
I resold a ton of stuff here to a local grocery,.....
if they wanted the data is another story.
Title: Re: Free Amazon shipping to Israel
Post by: jose34 on November 16, 2020, 11:55:04 AM
Should be the same question.

With the Paid AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping, what Amazon products ship to Israel and what products won't?