What is the purpose of being able to log in to any amazon website?
January 17, 2016 5:06am CST
Let me clarify as there are many amazon websites now. I am referring to the main shopping website. If you have an amazon account you can log in to any countries amazon. I found out that you can log into any amazon website from someone here. I don't remember who and I don't remember how long ago I found this out. My question is why are you able to do this? I suppose I was under the impression it would make things easier. I was under the impression that you could log into a different countries amazon if you were purchasing a gift for someone in that country. I guess I thought it would make shipping cheaper and provide merchants that are not available in the buyer's country. Is the ability to log into another countries amazon a fluke or does it have a purpose? Do you know?
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17 Jan 16
It's so amazon can make more money from global buyers. It's great being able to order things that are cheaper in other countries (allowing for customs) or aren't sold here & being able to to log in without needing separate accounts & have every site work the same way is very convenient.
• United States
18 Jan 16
I appreciate the information. I did try to purchase one thing but it wouldn't let me. I'll keep trying though as there are some food items that I believe to be cheaper (even with the cost to ship) on the other sites. I suppoe the amazon balance doesn't carry over and can be used throughout the different variants but do you know? (amazon gift card balance is what I refer to)
17 Jan 16
As long as it's not blocked for legal or other restrictions (or by marketplace sellers deciding not to sell outside there own countries because of postage costs) it's possible to buy something that's only available in one country.
• Genova, Italy
17 Jan 16
You see. I never bought anything online, until now .. My brother instead! Voice of the people says that Amazon is the best place where you can buy, good quality/price ratio. My brother, however, had to register at the site, otherwise (he says), is not possible to buy!