Amazon.com LogoWhile my previous post told a personal story of how I did a work-around to get Amazon books to India, I am now proceeding to order books from Amazon (Canada) and deliver it to India. The following mail (I got directly from the customer service) may help others like me as well. I quote it almost entirely.

Thank you for writing to us at Amazon.ca about shipping to India.

Please note, we offer three international shipping options and also we do ship how many books you order from us to India.

– Standard International   (not trackable)

– Expedited International  (trackable via Your Account)

– Priority International   (trackable via Your Account)

Please note, transit times vary depending upon the destination country.

Our shipping policies, prices and transit times are listed on our web site at:

http://www.amazon.ca/help/shipping

Due to import restrictions and warranty issues, we cannot ship software or video games outside of Canada at this time.

We use Canada Post for our Standard International shipping.  Canada Post will take the package to the destination country, at which point it is passed to the local postal service.  Your local postal service will handle delivery of the package; for questions or

concerns regarding their delivery practices, you will need to ontact your local postal outlet.

Delivery of packages shipped via Expedited and Priority International is handled by DHL.

If you are shipping to a post office box, please select Standard International Shipping, as DHL cannot deliver to post office boxes.

Please be aware that DHL drivers do try to obtain a signature, but they can leave packages without one upon their own discretion.  It may help if you leave a note instructing the driver where to leave the package if you will not be present.

For more information regarding DHL delivery proceedures, you may contact them by visiting their web site:

http://www.dhl-usa.com/index/

Also note that customs or import duties may be levied once the package reaches the destination country.  Additional charges for customs clearance would have to be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they might be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you may want to contact your local customs office for further information.

We recommend that you read the information regarding both shipping restrictions and Customs on our web site at:

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=915474

If you have any further questions, please visit the following link to send us an e-mail:

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html

Once we receive the details from the above link, we will take appropriate action.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and thanks for shopping at Amazon.ca.

So that’s Part I of my genuine attempt to get books home. I’m going to go ahead and order books by general shipping and see where that gets me. Let’s hope it works out. (Exciting stuff!)

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