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Is There Such a Thing as an Amazon International Gift Card?

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    Nov 01, 2020

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Is There Such a Thing as an Amazon International Gift Card?

An Amazon international gift card would make a great option to reward market research participants or clients around the globe. However, is there such a thing? Can you buy an Amazon gift card in the U.S. that a recipient in Europe or Australia can use? Amazon is a well-known international company with a worldwide presence. Therefore, it makes sense that it should have a global gift card. Here, we take a look at the reality versus the dream of an international gift card for Amazon.

Buying From Overseas Versions of Amazon

It may surprise you to learn that Amazon’s gift cards are only for domestic use. If you buy a gift card for Amazon.com, the recipient can use it only on the U.S. version of the website. If you want to purchase an item from the U.K. version of the site, you need an Amazon.co.uk gift card. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the recipient can’t use their Amazon.com gift card in another country. 

Shoppers can buy many items on Amazon that are suitable for shipping overseas. They can choose an item eligible for overseas shipping on Amazon.com and pay for it using the gift card. The recipient can then send the item to, say, the U.K. from the American version of the site. Of course, it’s important to remember that shipping costs will be higher. Also, not every item on the Amazon.com site is eligible for shipping outside the U.S.

Is There a Better Option for Overseas Recipients?

If you’re buying an Amazon gift card for someone overseas, there is a better option. Instead of buying a gift card for Amazon.com, it’s possible to buy one for their home version of the site. 

Amazon has individual sites for countries around the world. Some items listed for sale on each one are different, as they are unique to that particular nation. Different versions of the Amazon site also adhere to local laws and regulations. Each also has its own gift cards. For instance, you can buy an Amazon gift card on the Indian version of the site specifically for Indian shoppers. 

Buying a gift card for the recipient’s home country version of Amazon is the best idea. It gives recipients a more effortless shopping experience with the added benefit of lower shipping costs. It also opens up a much more comprehensive range of products for them to choose from, including country-specific products.

Rybbon supplies Amazon gift cards for recipients in a range of countries across the globe, currently including (log in or sign up for a Rybbon account to see the most updated availability): 

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • The U.K.
  • Ireland
  • India
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Sweden 
  • The Netherlands 
  • Japan
  • Italy

As a result, there are plenty of options to suit recipients’ needs worldwide. Although there is no such thing as an Amazon international gift card, there are ways to reward recipients worldwide. Rybbon is on hand to help you find the perfect gift card for each international research participant or client. 

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