Retailers’ holiday promotions and a shift in consumer buying habits generates heavy demand for Monday deliveries by FedEx.
Subsidiary shoe and accessories site Endless.com kicks off international shipments.
Consumers from Slovakia to Japan and beyond can now buy shoes, handbags, outdoor apparel and accessories from Amazon.com subsidiary Endless.com, which today launched international shipping to 50 countries outside the United States. This marks the second time this week that an Amazon subsidiary has begun shipping products to online shoppers outside the United States.
At Endless.com, consumers within 50 countries who place orders of at least $100 will receive free shipping. Deliveries cost a flat $10 for orders less than $100. U.S. consumers receive free shipping on all orders.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer international shipping and hope our international customers love Endless.com as much as we do," says Shelley Salomon, director of Endless.com. "Free international shipping on orders of $100 is just the beginning in being able to offer our customers the best service."
Amazon, No. 1 in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide, estimates delivery times of anywhere from one business day for France and Germany to seven days for China or Saudi Arabia for orders on Endless.com and MyHabit.com, Amazon’s private sale site for upscale fashion items. That site launched in May in response to the growing popularity of flash-sale sites like RueLaLa.com, No. 82 in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide and Gilt Groupe, No 49. MyHabit also ships to the same 50 countries as Endless.com does, but charges a $15 flat rate, according to posted policies.
Both sites offer free returns for U.S. customers. Internationally, Amazon says, if the return is the result of a company error and customers ship the item back “economically,” the retailer will reimburse shipping costs. Returned items from both web stores are credited as Amazon.com gift cards, which shoppers can use at Amazon.com, MyHabit.com or Endless.com.