Buy amitamin in the United States or Canada?
Are you interested in buying amitamin products and live in the United States or in Canada? We are very sorry, but this is not possible at the moment.
The reason is twofold:
- We do not have a packaging that is in line with US FDA regulations, but that is in line with European Union legislation. The differences are small, e.g. there are slightly different nutritional reference values and there are other standard informational phrases that have to be on the packaging.
- Shipping prices from our German logistics centre to the US are very high. But even if you would be willing to pay shipping costs of around 25 USD, the parcel would still not pass US or Canadian customs, because when a parcel is shipped by a company to an individual, it is usually subject to intense checking procedures at customs. This is usually not the case when a parcel gets shipped from one individual to another one, since this is considered a private shipping, not a commercial shipping.
Having said that, we cannot ship directly to customers in the USA or Canada, or anywhere else outside Europe directly.
3 alternative methods to get amitamin® products shipped to the USA or Canada
You might place an order and make the products a de-tour, in order to appear as private shipping. There are three ways that apparently worked, but where we do not have any influence and cannot guarantuee that it works.
1) "Shop and Ship" international courier service
Disclaimer: Please note that the following process works for many people, but we cannot guarantuee that it works for your country, product and individual shipment. The information is current as of Jan 2016.
Shop and Ship is an international courier service offered by Aramex, a large international logistics and courier company. It is designed to help people buying products from companies that usually do not cover the country of the buyer. Rates are, relative tho the service, relatively cheap (see their rates here: https://www.shopandship.com/en/about/country-rate). We do have good customer experience for a number of countries.
How it works
In short, this is how it works (see more here):
1) You register at ShopandShip.com. It´s an easy and free online process.
2) You shop at our amitamin webshop for Germany (click here!), choosing the Frankfurt (Kelsterbach) address of ShopandShip network in Germany with your new mailbox number. Your mail address for invoice and delivery should look like this:
Sovereign Courier GmbH, Mönchhofallee 13
- Please choose Credit card payment or Paypal payment. Other payment (open invoice, on credit) types will NOT work.
- Please double check your address. Errors in the address will cause long delays!
3) We send the ordered products to the given address, the Kelsterbach logistics hub. Then, the courier service will open the parcel, check the invoice from us, prepare the custom documents. They can also combine the order with other orders from other companies you might make out of Germany. They will send the product to you via courier mail, and they will do the customs procedure for you. Once the product is on the way from Germany to your home, you must pay ShopandShip.com directly.
For more details, please see here or contact ShopandShip.com !
2) via amazon and Vitamenastore.com / IIMS company
We have an independant Distributor in Middle East who is potentially able to ship the products to the US or Canada. Please visit http://www.vitamenastore.com/. They have a selection of the original amitamin® products available. They also sell through amazon.com. Please note: this is operated by a fully independent company and we cannot comment on anything like shipping, payments, or customer service.
3) Have a friend in Europe ship the products as private parcel
What is possible is that if you travel to Europe, you may purchase the products here and bring them with your luggage back to North America. If you take an amount that is not commercial but for private use, probably up to twelve packages, there should be no problems at the customs. All ingredients are registered as food supplements and the formula and ingredients would certainly be in line with US regulations. But: the packagin is not, so we cannot do any commercial shipping.
You may also have a friend or relative in Europe. That person could also buy the products and send a private parcel to Canada or the USA. This parcel should pass customs without any problems. We already tested this way of sending products to friends in the USA.
Is there a Distributor in the United States or Canada?
Unfortunately not at this point of time. If you represent a Distributor, please do not hesitate to contact us.