Showing posts from December 5, 2019

Israel Post has an option to send packages from the post office to your home (for 20 NIS)

We just discovered this recently, if you are in בידוד or just stuck at home... You can get packages straight to your door. No need to step foot in the post office or store pickup anymore.There are several options, but the cheapest one seems to be My Post שליחת מדלת לדלת for 20 NIS. We do not recommend Gett Delivery because they charge by the meter (not flat-rate). If you do decide to go with Gett, you should use our link to get a coupon on your first ride (new users only) - information on the Mail Delivery-
You can see this option from the item tracker (מעקב משלוחים) page on their site. Note that if you order via Amazon, they are supposed to deliver the package to your house. If they don't, you can complain to their customer service and request to switch to a different service -
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FAQ Post about Amazon free shipping to Israel - Buyer's Guide

Amazon recently announced free shipping to Israel on a limited product range. Our groups have been going crazy for it! Here is a buyer's guide/FAQ to Amazon's Free shipping Promotion to Israel  How can I shop in Hebrew? איך אפשר להזמין בעברית? Change the language to Hebrew here. יש לשנות עת השפה פה: What is the minimum order size to qualify for free shipping? $49 of eligible products (Each item needs to say eligible for free shipping to Israel).Why is it recommended to not exceed $75 in a single purchase?The government holds the shipment and charges VAT (usually 17%). If you can split up your orders, it will save you time and money. How long should I leave between purchases to avoid VAT? The officially recommended timespan is 3 days (72 hours). If it is any closer, amazon might combine the two shipments and you may go over the soft $75 "limit". Are there any other ways to avoid paying VAT? Having a friend bring the item from outside of Israel, will help you avoid payi…