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Amazon Australia offering free expedited delivery on international purchases

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It’s set to be the biggest Prime Day yet and in the lead up to Amazon’s massive annual sale, the online marketplace is offering its Australian Prime members plenty of incentives to participate, like getting a three-month long free trial to check out Audible and Kindle Unlimited.

To sweeten the deal, Amazon Australia is also offering free expedited delivery on items bought from the Global Store section of the site, even if the price of the product is under $49.

This, however, is a limited time offer expiring at 11:59pm AEST on July 21 and is only available on Prime eligible products shipped and sold by Amazon US.

Conditions apply

You will, of course, need to be a Prime member to take advantage of this offer.

According to Amazon, expedited delivery on international products means you’ll receive your items in 7-10 business days (as opposed to the 8-12 day delivery on standard shipping). 

While Prime eligible products under $49 usually incur a shipping cost, even for Prime members, Amazon will shave this off until July 21.

  • Not a Prime member yet? Sign up now and try it free for 30 days.

However, if you purchase a mixed bag of items (eg: a camera lens that is Prime eligible along with a Corsair wireless gaming headset that isn’t), then standard delivery rates will apply.

Another stipulation of the offer is that all eligible items purchased in a single transaction will have to be shipped to the same address.

The advantage of shopping from the Global Store section of the Australian site is you get a wider selection of products that have import fees already included in the price, with Amazon handling customs clearance for you.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Sharmishta Sarkar

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (yes, she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing cameras and lenses, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She also contributes to Digital Camera World and T3, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines in Australia.