The international Amazon website is now available in Hebrew. This is in addition to Amazon’s recently launched Israeli platform, which contains only sellers in Israel.
The introduction of Hebrew on Amazon’s international website is much more important than Amazon’s entry into Israel with its special Israeli website. Hebrew is joining the collection of languages on Amazon’s huge sales platform, which contains 50 million items delivered to the entire world, including Israel (not for all products, however).
Additionally, Amazon.com has announced it is offering free shipping to Israel on orders which exceed $49.
While Amazon has offered promotional deals before with free shipping, the previous offers required higher order amounts, typically $80 or more.
The new free shipping offer allows customers in Israel to purchase under Israel’s $75 exemption limit – which allows shoppers to import goods without paying either import tax or the Value Added Tax (VAT).