Amazon New Zealand
Does Amazon ship to New Zealand? Yes, and this extremely simple, 2-step method will show you exactly how to get any item shipped here, even those items that Amazon won’t ship outside of the USA.
Log in to Amazon.com and let’s get started.
FIRST: The 2-Step Amazon New Zealand Setup Process
STEP 1: Bookmark your new Amazon New Zealand Homepage
To avoid seeing items that don’t ship outside of the USA, start every future Amazon search from this page.
STEP 2: Set up your 1-click Address
Next, to only see items that can be shipped to New Zealand, you need to set up a 1-click address.
To do it, go to Manage Shipping Addresses under Your Account and ensure you have your New Zealand address listed (if you don’t, add it as a New Address). Also ensure that you have 1-click ordering turned on (Note: you never need to actually use the 1-click ordering functionality, but it’s still important to turn it on here). Then add your New Zealand address as your default shipping address, including 1-Click and gifting, as shown below.
From now on, assuming you begin your search from your new homepage, Amazon will only show you items that can be shipped to you in New Zealand. Happy shopping!
What about those items that Amazon won’t ship to New Zealand?
There are some items that Amazon won’t ship to New Zealand, most notably their own Amazon Kindles and the new Amazon Tap and Amazon Echo Dot devices. Still, there is a workaround that you can use to get these items to you in New Zealand, which is using a third-party package forwarder. Here’s how to do it.
STEP 1: Sign up with a Package Forwarder
Open an account with a package forwarder, who will accept your Amazon purchases at their warehouse in the USA and forward them on to you in New Zealand. We recommend Borderlinx, since they ship with DHL and have fantastic customer reviews. Borderlinx will repack and consolidate your shipments free of charge, and they allow you to store your packages at their USA warehouse for up to 30 days (free as well) so you can take full advantage of that service and combine multiple Amazon packages into a single shipment. Their customer service is known to be excellent, too. If you want to get a Borderlinx price quote on a specific item, use their New Zealand-specific Shipping Cost Calculator here.
STEP 2: Purchase your item
After going through your new Amazon New Zealand search process above and verifying that you cannot ship the item you want from Amazon to New Zealand (maybe it’s the iPhone 6), send it instead to the address that Borderlinx gives you by copying and pasting that address into Manage Shipping Addresses under Your Account. Then you’re ready to buy!
STEP 3: Forward your item to New Zealand
Borderlinx will email you when your package arrives at their warehouse in the USA, so all you need to do is confirm the shipping speed on the forward (priority, economy, etc.) and whether you want additional insurance (it’s already being sent with DHL, so you probably won’t need it), and then pay Borderlinx for the shipment forwarding. For shipping something like a Kindle to New Zealand, the charge will be 20 NZD or less.
Also, since so many of you have been asking us for them, here's our full list of country-specific posts outlining how to ship anything from Amazon to any country in the world. Our 2-step method makes it as simple as humanly possible, and takes about 3 minutes total: Austria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Kuwait, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.