The Top Ten (+1) Amazon products in Aleida.net for NOVEMBER 2016

★★★★½
Alter Ego Impac Ego Treatment with Garlic
#1
★★★★
UNA Hair Loss Combination Set
#2
★★★★
Boé Crece Pelo Combo Set II for Hair Growth
#3
★★★★
Alter EGO Hair Loss Combination Set
#4
★★★★
Alter Ego Maschera Ristrutturante Al Cocco Coconut Mask
#5
★★★★½
Alter EGO Nequal Intensive Energizing Lotion 125ml
#6
★★★★★
Alter Ego Hair Restructuring and Nourishing Combo Set
#7
★★★★
ZriEy Cross-Strap Peep-Toe Platform Stilettos
#8
★★★★½
Silicon Mix Combo Set II
#9
★★★★½
Alter Ego Garlic Regenerating System
#10
★★★★
Kanechom Brazilian Goat's Milk Treatment + Silicon Mix
#11

Amazon Has Everything!

In fact, Amazon has TOO MANY THINGS! So many that sometimes it's almost impossible to find what you're looking for. This website tries to present a manageable selection of the very best items in a few categories, primarily Hair products for Hispanic and African-American women, Nail care products, and High heels. And Unblocked cell phones. Plus Gifts for women, a small selection of Women's jewelry, Perfumes, and a few other "niche" categories like Dominican literature and film and Dominican music.. WHY SHOP AT AMAZON? Huge selection, low prices, and safety... Read about Amazon's security here.

But if I am not in the USA, can I order from Amazon? YES!... See below.

Shopping categories at Aleida.net

Alter Ego hair products
Hair products
High heels
High heels
Nails products
Nails products
Jewelry
Women's jewelry
Gifts for women
Holiday Gifts for women
Cell phones
Unlocked cell phones

See below or see the site map for more shopping categories at Aleida.net.

See the Top-selling unlocked cell phones

 

If I don't live in the USA... Can I order from Amazon.com?

Briefly: Yes, if you have a credit card. You can order books, CDs, and DVDs for direct shipment to almost any country. But for most other items (hair products, shoes, clothing, jewelry, electronics, cell phones, etc), you will need to use a package forwarding service (explained below) to accomplish the shipping and delivery.

Dominican hair products

As far as the hair products, shoes, products for nails, perfumes, jewelry, and cell phones, that you see on my site, I am a sales agent for Amazon.com, which is a USA company that sells everything you can think of over the Internet. It is very convenient for orders within the USA, but ordering for delivery to other countries often requires an extra step (keep reading...)

In this page I explain how to order products from Amazon.com for delivery to different countries. I don't know where to find stores that sell these products in different parts of the world. Nor can I buy them for you and send them to you personally. I am not a wholesaler or a distributor, I can't sell the products in bulk at a discount; for more about that please see my Frequently Asked Questions page.

The first time you make an order is the most difficult because you have create an account for yourself on Amazon.com and then, if you don't live in the USA, you might also have to sign up with a package forwarding service. But once you have done these things, you don't have to do them again; you can order whenever you wish just as easily as if you were in the USA.

Before you can shop at Amazon.com or any other website, you need an electronic mail address (email, e-mail). If you don't have an email address, you can get one for free at Google (gmail), MSN (Hotmail), Yahoo, AOL, and lots of other sites.

1. Payment

Link: Amazon.com payment methods.

To shop at Amazon, you need a Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club credit card (or a debit card that acts as one of these credit cards). OR.. An Amazon.com Gift Card. There is also an Amazon Visa, which you will be offered every time you buy something, but the application says “You must be a U.S. resident to apply”.

If you don't have a credit card, the easiest thing will be to ask a friend or relative who has one, and who also has an Amazon account, to place an order for you. Once you have credit card and email, come back here and learn how to order for yourself!

Payment is in US Dollars (USD). When “proceed to checkout” Amazon shows you the total amount of your order in US Dollars and in your local currency. Amazon.com doesn't care if your credit card is registered in a USA bank or in a bank in another country. If the bank that issued your credit card is not in the USA, it will convert the price of the items you buy from dollars into your local currency (perhaps deducting a fee for doing this). In some cases, however, such as in Venezuela, there might be limits on the amount of local currency you can convert to dollars.

To convert from US dollars to your local currency, you can use an Internet currency converter such as these:

2. Language

Amazon.com is an English-language website. It does not present itself in Spanish or any other language. If you speak Spanish, I have a page with step-by-step instructions in Spanish for using Amazon. If you speak English, the Amazon pages should be self-explanatory except for international shipping, which I explain here.

Amazon does have sites in some other countries like France, Germany, Japan, and Spain, but those sites do not sell the same things as Amazon.com, which is in the USA, and most of them will not ship outside their own country or area. Most of the products in Aleida.net such as Dominican hair products are available only from Amazon.com in the USA. I have no experience ordering from the other Amazon sites, but of course you can look at them to see if they have something you need that is not available from Amazon.com, or that can be shipped to you more easily. If you have registered with Amazon.com, you can sign in to any of these other sites except the ones in Japan and China.

Amazon countries and languages (as of April 2015)
Language Country URL (click to visit)
English USA amazon.com
English (and French) Canada amazon.ca
English United Kingdom and Ireland amazon.co.uk
English Australia amazon.com.au
English India amazon.in
French / français Canada / Canada amazon.ca
French / français France / France amazon.fr
Spanish / español Spain / España amazon.es
Spanish / español Mexico / México amazon.com.mx
Portuguese / Português Brazil / Brasil amazon.com.br
Italian / Italiano Italy / Italia amazon.it
German / Deutsch Germany / Deutschland amazon.de
Dutch / Nederlands The Netherlands / Nederland amazon.nl
Japanese / 日本語 Japan / 日本語 amazon.co.jp
Chinese / 中噝 China / 中噝 amazon.cn

3. International Shipping

Unless stated otherwise on the page of a particular product, Amazon ships all products to all states and territories of the USA, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses (overseas US military and diplomatic installations).

In addition Amazon.com has an Amazon Global program that ships certain items to certain countries directly:

Amazon Global
Countries Products Link
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Health and personal care / beauty, shoes, clothing, some consumer electronics, home and garden, jewelry, pet supplies, software, sporting goods, tools, video games, watches. Amazon Global

Here you can buy anything that Amazon ships globally without having to use a package forwarding service.

See Amazon.com products that ship internationally:

But in most cases, you will need to sign up with a package forwarding service to order from Amazon.com, as I describe below. These services give you a USA address; Amazon ships your order to that address, which is really the address of the package forwarding service, and the package forwarding service sends the package to you in your country.

Having signed up with a package forwarder, now you can order from any site on the Internet, not just Amazon but also eBay, Target, Victoria's Secret, Gap, Old Navy, Staples, Bebe, whatever you want, whenever you want. You just put your USA address as the shipping address, and the forwarding service does the rest.

The shipping cost and delivery time depend on:

  • The product itself; each product has its own shipping fees and schedules;
  • The delivery option you choose at Amazon (regular, 2-day, overnight);
  • The policies and procedures of your package forwarding service;
  • The import policies and procedures of your country.

WARNINGS: If Amazon.com doesn't ship a certain product to your country, it might (or might not) be for a reason. For items such as computers, laptops, cell phones, and other electronics or devices, the warranty or guarantee might not be valid outside the USA. Also, such products might not be compatible with the electrical service or radio frequency allocations or digital formats of your country. Some items might not be permitted under the export laws of the USA or the import laws of your country, or there might be customs duties to pay.

IN MORE DETAIL...

Amazon has its own shipping policy, which is described HERE. Amazon ships books, CDs, DVDs, and video tapes to any country, but in general, other items (such as beauty products) are shipped only to the USA, its protectorates (such as Puerto Rico), and to United States military APO and FPO addresses. This is because of United states export laws, and/or the import laws of the other country, or warranty or service restrictions (CLICK HERE to read about exportaton of beauty products).

Amazon says “The majority of items in Amazon's product catalog (automotive, baby, clothing, consumer electronics, health and personal care, home and garden, industrial and scientific, jewelry, pet supplies, shoes, software, sporting goods, tools, toys, video games, and watches) can be shipped to the following countries...” The list includes Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panamá, Perú, Portugal, Spain, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, most of Europe, and some others, as noted on its Shipping Policy page.

But to complicate matters, many (perhaps most) items you can order in Amazon.com are not shipped by Amazon itself, but by third-party sellers (separate companies), each of which has its own shipping terms and and policies.

So when ordering a specific item, there is often no way to tell if it can be delivered outside the USA, or to any specific country, other than trying to place the order and specifying the desired delivery address. If the order is accepted, it will be shipped; otherwise, Amazon prints a message like this:

Important Message
There is a slight problem with your order. (See below.)
We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order by changing its quantity to 0 and clicking the update button below. (See geographical restrictions.)

If you receive this message you can cancel the order, or you can sign up with a package forwarding service to get a USA address where the item can be delivered and then forwarded to your real address. Once have registered with such a service, you can use it any time you order anything from any USA-based website.

Amazon Shipping Rates and Times to Latin America  Shipping Rates and Times to Europe  Shipping Rates and Times to India and Asia

Items sold and shipped by Amazon Affiliates...

Many of the hair and beauty products and other items that you find on my website are sold by affiliates, not directly by Amazon. Each affiliate is free to set its own shipping policy, and some of them ship to more countries than Amazon does.

So to find out if a product can be shipped to your country, look on the Amazon page for that product. Each product page has a Product Details section that tells where it can be shipped and gives a link to shipping rates and policies. (Next to where it says Shipping weight, click the “View shipping rates and policies” link.)

One of the Amazon affiliates that handles many of these products, on its shipping page (CLICK HERE TO READ IT) says that it will also ship to Canada, Europe, Asia, and “Outside USA, Europe, Canada, Asia”, but the shipping charges can be rather high. Here is a typical shipping "Region Key", which defines exactly what is meant by Europe, Asia, etc. Notice at the end the definition for “Outside USA, Eur., CA, Asia”, which I have highlighted in color.

Region Key
Continental US Continental US states not including Alaska and Hawaii
APO/FPO Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office
Alaska Hawaii Alaska and Hawaii
Canada Canada
Europe Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jan Mayen Is., Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia
US Protectorates American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Asia Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Rep., Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam
Outside US, Eur., CA, Asia Brazil, Mexico, South Africa

As you can see, in this case the product can not be shipped to any Latin American country except Mexico and Brazil, so you will not be able to order it for delivery to (for example) Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Perú, Colombia, or any other Latin American country besides Mexico and Brazil.

Since I do not handle these products personally, I can not send products to you myself. If your country is not listed in the product's Region Key, then consider signing up with a package forwarding service (keep reading…)

If the product I want can't be shipped to my country or the shipping is too expensive?
It is a common problem that USA companies will not ship packages to certain countries or, in some cases, will not ship internationally at all.

How do I know if a certain product ships directly to my country? Any answer to this question would be very complicated, especially for Amazon.com. Instead, just try to fill in your real address as the shipping address. If it is accepted, that answers the question. If not, or if you can't even choose your country from a menu, that means the answer is no, in which case you should keep reading this section.
In other cases, they will ship to your country, but the cost is prohibitive. The solve these problems, international mail and package forwarding companies will provide you with a shipping address in the USA to which your mail or packages are delivered, and from there they will ship them to you at your own address in your own country. You can use this service with Amazon.com, eBay, Target, and any other place where you would shop online.
Companies other than Amazon.com... Some companies require not only a USA shipping address, but also a USA billing address because (a) the seller checks the billing address you provide with your credit card company to make sure they agree, and (b) the web form they use to collect the billing address accepts only USA addresses. To handle this situation, it is supposedly possible to register the USA address that you have received from the package forwarding company as a “secondary billing address” with your credit card company.

But in other cases, even if you have a USA shipping address and a USA billing address, a given merchant might accept payment only by credit cards that were issued by a USA bank.

Then there is question of your telephone number. The seller might also require you to enter a USA phone number. And it is possible that they might even check it with your credit card company.

when choosing a package forwarding service, you should find out if they handle all of these situations. If you are buying only from Amazon, you should be able to enter a non-USA billing address and phone number. Other sites might not allow this.

The following table lists some package forwarding services that you can find on the Internet. Note that as of July 2015, there are only about 195 countries in the world, so when a company says it ships to more than 220 different countries, it's because they are counting territories (like American Samoa) or overseas states (like Guadeloupe) as countries.

Flag of India Can I order from Amazon.com and ship to INDIA? This has been a very frequent question at Aleida.net recently. The answer is YES. In the table below, most of the companies that say "more than 200 countries" or "almost every country" or "anywhere in the world" or "everywhere" ship to India. Besides those there are several companies that specialize in shipping to India; just do a text search (Ctrl-F in most browsers) for "India" in the table (or look for India in the second column).

Examples of Package Fowarding Services (checked and revised 7 July 2015)
Company and Link Ships from USA to Website Languages
Aeropaq Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Francisco de Macorís, San Pedro de Macoris) English, Spanish
Aeropost Aerocasillas Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venuzuela, and others English, Spanish
AmForward More than 220 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe English
American eBox About 40 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Mideast (see list) English, Spanish, 100 others (via Google Translate)
Atravesde.com Mexico Spanish
Banker Trust Dominican Republic English
Bongo International More than 200 countries (see list) English, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, more than 100 others
Bonvu "Anywhere in the world" English, German
Borderlinx UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany English
Cargatica.com Costa Rica Spanish
Coordinadora.com Colombia Spanish
Courier Box / Tranexco Colombia Spanish
CPS Miami Dominican Republic Spanish
crbox.cr Costa Rica Spanish
CSF Couriers Trinidad and Tobago English
DomEx Dominican Republic English, Spanish
eForward More than 200 countries including Cuba English
EPS Dominican Republic Spanish
Eshopex.com Americas, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Middle East, Africa English, Spanish, Portuguese, French
ExpressfromUS More than 200 countries English
FECARGA International Courier Cuba, Colombia, México, Venezuela, and all of Latin America and the Caribbean Spanish
Foreign Shopper India English
Global Zoom Venezuela Spanish
Hot Express Chile and the rest of the world Spanish
Indian MailBox India English
International Parcel Services Over 200 countries (see list) English
Jet Pack Courier Service Dominican Republic Spanish
Liberty Express Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Spain Spanish
Mail Boxes Etc e-Box Dominican Republic Spanish
MailBox Exchange "Almost anywhere in the world" English
MailBox IT International "Everywhere" English
MailPac Services Ltd of Aeropost Most countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America English and Spanish
Merkalink.com Mexico Spanish and English
MyAddressUS.com More than 200 countries English, Spanish, and 89 other languages
My American Shipper "Any Location Worldwide" English
MyUS.com "Everywhere" English, Arabic
NYBOX "Around the world" English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Bosnian, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Melayu
OneUSAaddress.com More than 220 countries English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, German
Overseas Personal Address Service (OPAS) Almost every country including Cuba English, Japanese
Parcelbound.com Almost every country English
Potail.com All Europe, India, Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Australia, and the rest of the world [video] English, Korean, Arabic
PuntoMio Caribbean, Central and South American countries English, Spanish, Portuguese
ReShip.com Almost every country English
Rumbos Express Cuba, Colombia, México, Venezuela, República Dominicana, Ecuador, Nicaragua, “etc” Spanish
ShipitAPO.com USA military APO/­FPO/­DPO addresses English
Shipito "Anywhere in the world" English
Shipp Shop "All countries in the world" English
Ships US More than 200 countries English
Shipville More than 200 countries English
Ship World Wide More than 200 countries, including Cuba English
Shop and Ship UK, China, Turkey, UAE, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia English, Arabic
SkyBox.net
More than 220 countries English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese
Stackry.com
Over 220 countries. English, Serbian, Russian
Transexpress.com More than 200 countries English, Spanish, Portuguese
Tu-Encomienda.com Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic Español
Tucusito.com Venezuela Spanish
US Global Mail All countries English
USA Mail Agent More than 200 countries English, Arabic
USA2ME All countries, including Cuba English
USAbox "Anywhere in the world" English
USAMail1.com "From the USA to anywhere" English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
USGoBuy.com Ships to many countries English
USONESTOP Almost every country English
Viabox.com "Around the globe" English
Vpost.com India, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia English
Vimenpaq Dominican Republic Spanish
Vyking Ship More than 200 countries English

If you would like to share your experience with one of these services, or you would like to suggest a new one, please contact me.

4. Shopping

Alter Ego Hair Loss Combination Set Here are my shopping pages; each one comes in a Spanish and an English version. Please don't ask me for a catalog or a price list; I don't have one. Inventories change every day, and so do prices. When you see an image of a product (like the one on the left), you can click on it; this takes you to the Amazon page for that product, where you can see the price, get more information about it, and order it if you wish.

Shopping at Aleida.net
Page Spanish English
Dominican hair products (and some others) hair-es.html hair-en.html
 Alter Ego hair products alterego-es.html alterego-en.html
 Boé Crece Pelo hair products crecepelo-es.html crecepelo-en.html
 Silicon Mix hair products siliconmix-es.html siliconmix-en.html
 Rolland UNA hair products una-es.html una-en.html
High-heeled women's shoes index page shoes-es.html shoes-en.html
 Instructions for buying shoes on the Internet zapatos-es.html zapatos-en.html
Fragrances for Ladies perfume-es.html perfume-es.html
Ladies' Jewelry joyas-es.html joyas-en.html
Gifts for women gifts-es.html gifts-en.html
Unlocked cell phones mobile-es.html mobile-en.html
Dominican Books and Movies books-es.html books-en.html
Dominican Music music-es.html music-en.html
Other things from Amazon.com misc-es.html misc-en.html

Or just go straight to Amazon.com and browse around:

Amazon.com   ← (Click the button)

5. Questions?

If you have questions, please check my Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ), where I have answers for most of the questions that come up. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, you can contact me and I'll try to help. But please look at the FAQ first because I get a lot of emails every day asking about things that are already explained there.
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