I have seen this on a few threads recently but thought was worth a separate post. Amazon have introduced an Exchange rate guarantee fee if you pay in sterling on non UK Amazon sites. The charge is added at checkout and looks to be around 3% of the transaction value, in addition to any postage costs.
Most people on here probably pay in Euros with a fee free card such as Revolut or Starling etc to get the best value, so this wont impact you
. However if you do pay in Sterling, then be aware of this additional charge. Below example for an SSD order on Amazon.de
What is the Amazon exchange rate guarantee fee?
- This fee enables you to pay in GBP on non UK Amazon sites and guarantees the exchange rate at the time of order.
- You will be refunded the full amount paid to Amazon in case of return, thus protecting you from exchange rate fluctuations.
- You have the option to pay in EUR without the exchange rate guarantee, although you may be charged fees by your card issuer.
How is the Amazon exchange fee calculated?
The fee is based on the order subtotal (item price, delivery and handling and any applicable taxes and/or import fee deposits).