How to buy on Amazon UK and Ship to the US

Are you based in the US and are struggling to purchase and ship an item from Amazon UK? Every year, forward2me helps thousands of customers to order from Amazon UK in the US, setting up their very own UK shipping address to allow them to complete the purchase and receive their goods.

Despite Amazon themselves shipping worldwide, many Amazon UK sellers only deliver within the UK. This can make it difficult to ship certain goods to the US. Our guide below will detail how to order from Amazon UK and get it shipped to the US by using a package forwarding service, like forward2me.

You can see how we stack up against other UK to USA forwarding services here, with our handy comparison table.

Check out our guide below for how to buy on Amazon UK and ship to the US.


Step 1: Sign up with forward2me and claim your free UK address

Signing up to forward2me and getting a UK shipping address is completely free. Once you’ve signed up you’ll gain access to our UK forwarding address and you won’t have to pay anything for the privilege.


Step 2: Place your orders on 

Go to Amazon UK, find the products you want to buy and stick an order in. Just make sure you order to your new free forward2me address.


Step 3: We receive your orders

We’ll receive your order at the forward2me warehouse. At this stage we’ll make a few checks. These are primarily to check whether the goods you are trying to ship to the US can be safely and legally shipped.

It’s your responsibility to ensure that you only try to ship items that can be legally imported to your country before you put your order in. We can’t, and won’t, ship anything that can’t legally be shipped to the US.

At this point we’ll pop you an email to let you know that we’ve received it. If you are consolidating several orders into one, we’ll hold your orders for free for up to 30 days.


Step 4: We ship your Amazon UK goods to your address in the US

Once we’ve made the checks and you’ve received the email acknowledging receipt of the order, you’ll need to select your preferred courier and pay for the additional shipping.

We accept credit cards, PayPal or direct bank transfers.

Once you’ve made your selection, and the payment, we’ll ship your order to the address you provided.


Step 5: You receive your Amazon UK order at your address 

Once we’ve shipped your Amazon UK order it’s as simple for you as sitting back and waiting for your order to arrive at your US address.

The time it takes will depend on the courier you chose and the items you’re having shipped. In some instances your orders may arrive within 2 working days. To get a quick estimate on how long it could take for your Amazon UK order, as well as an idea of cost, check out our pricing page.


30 Days Free Storage

If you’re consolidating multiple purchases from Amazon UK or a number of different retailers, don’t worry about needing to place all orders at once. We’ll happily store your goods for you for up to 30 days completely free of charge. That way, you can rest assured that you’re not mounting up a costly bill whilst you wait for purchases from different stores to arrive. Whether you’re making multiple purchases from Amazon or are also buying on eBay or from popular retailers including John Lewis, M&S, Boots, Next and many others, simply use your UK shipping address when you place your order and we’ll consolidate and repack for you.


Amazon UK shopping inspiration 

Not sure what you can order from Amazon UK? We’ve got a whole host of rundowns for items you may not be able to get hold of from Amazon US. Whether you’re after a round-up of Amazon UK Black Friday deals or a guide to what to expect from Amazon UK Prime Day, we’ve got you covered.

There’s a whole new wave of Amazon Alexa devices on their way too, so make sure you’re familiar with them. We’ve got the lowdown on the new Amazon Alexa, and you can ship it worldwide when you sign up for our free forwarding addresses.