Some China internet users observed the shipping charge of some products at Amazon US store are reduced, which indicates Amazon’s efforts in cross-border e-commerce.
Amazon China announced a tripartite memorandum of understanding with China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and Shanghai Information Investment Co., Ltd, under which Amazon plans to build logistics and warehousing centers in the free trade zone.
Ebrun.com posted two screen captures showing the shipping cost to China from the US on Amazon US store of last month and this month respectively.
There is no official statement regarding this change yet; we suspect this could be small scale efforts bring value to Chinese cross-border shoppers.
Ebrun.com also reports that AmazonGlobal Shoes Saver program (free shipping for purchase over $150) will also be available to Chinese online shoppers, which is not applicable to Singapore and Mexico: