Amazon has taken the world by storm, making it easier than ever to avoid the hustle and bustle of (often stressful) Christmas shopping. It has also saved customers when it comes to last-minute birthday gifts, with its massive array of children’s toys on offer.
Gone are the late-night missions to toy stores trying to avoid busy periods only to find that everyone else has had the same idea. Gone is the panic caused by a birthday, or party that’s slipped your mind! Gone is the struggle of trying to make a decision of what to buy when the shop is closing in five minutes.
In theory, Amazon Australia’s launch will relieve us of all this unnecessary stress, allowing us to shop at our own pace from the comfort of our own homes. So what do we need to know about toy shopping on Amazon?
Does Amazon Australia sell toys?
No. At the moment toys are not available to purchase from Amazon Australia. However, once the launch happens, all this will change! You’ll be able to purchase toys from Amazon Australia at the click of a button.
Can I order toys from Amazon US/UK in Australia?
Yes, both Amazon UK and Amazon US offer international shipping of toys to Australia.
How long will shipping take?
There are several shipping options on offer to Australia from both Amazon US and Amazon UK.
Amazon US shipment times:
Standard: 9–12 working days
Expedited: 7–11 working days
Priority: 2–5 working days
Amazon UK shipment times:
Standard: 5–10 working days
Priority: 4–6 working days
How much will shipping cost?
The shipping options available are charged at standard rates plus additional charges per kg (UK) or lb (US). Pricing is outlined below.
Amazon US shipping:
Standard: US$4.99 + US$2.99/lb – approximately $6.17 + $3.70/lb
Expedited: US$7.99 + US$3.49/lb – approximately $9.88 + $4.31/lb
Priority: US$29.99 + US$3.99/lb – approximately $37.07 + $4.93/lb
Amazon UK shipping:
Standard: GBP10.99 + GBP3.99/kg – approximately $17.86 + $6.48/kg
Priority: GBP19.99 + GBP3.99/kg – approximately $32.49 + $6.48/kg
What are the most popular toys on Amazon?
Amazon’s most popular toys include Lego, children’s board games such as Pop-up Pirate, Nerf guns, WowWee Fingerlings and baby/nursery toys.
What types of toys does Amazon sell?
Amazon seems to be unrestricted in what it sells and this extends to toys. Amazon sells board games, learning toys, Marvel figures, Lego, water pistols and outdoor toys. The list is pretty much endless. Chances are, if you want it, Amazon has it!
Does Amazon sell baby toys?
Yes. Amazon sells a seemingly infinite array of baby and nursery toys. Educational toys help with baby development and learning.
Who sells toys in Australia?
Toys are available online or in hundreds of shops throughout Australia including Toys R Us and Windmill Toys.
Will Amazon be cheaper for toys?
Amazon is very competitive in its pricing, and when it has launched fully in Australia, it will likely be hard to find a retailer with a more appealing price.