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French Amazon.fr in English! — The Easy Shopping Guide

I’ve found the French Amazon.fr store a very useful place to shop online when in France, or even abroad for making purchases I cannot make anywhere else. Thankfully, now I can browse the website almost completely in English.

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Amazon.fr France English

With affordable international shipping, a wide collection of English language books and just about anything ‘entre ciel et terre’. You would think that the French Amazon has better support for the English language.

However depending on your browser, this should not be a problem at all. All one needs is to transform this familiar looking page for example:

Into a translated English version like this:

The tools needed, really depend on the type of web browser you are using. The essential feature is that the pages are translated live, without interrupting the browsing experience. Which is why most add-ons are not suitable for this purpose.

Google Chrome Instructions

You are in luck. The Google Chrome browser is an easy way to translate a web page with a click of a button. This feature is ready installed, and should suggest to translate pages that are different than your set, native language.

Like demonstrated in this screen shot below:

Mozilla Firefox Instructions

My second favourite, a simple installation of the, “S3.Google Translator” extension. Which when turned on, will show a small icon on the top right corner of the browser. There you can set to “Automatically translate www.amazon.fr”.

If you ever need help, there is an English language help section to guide you through the steps of ordering from Amazon France. Also, they have helpful English Speaking help desk staff ready to serve you, so I wouldn’t hesitate to use it.


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  1. Dear Sirs
    Is it possible to order GE refrigerator replacing parts thru’ your address in France! our part # are in Amazone USA
    Thanks & rgds
    elie

    • It should be possible through Amazon.com, just navigate through the order process with your French address and it will tell you if they support international shipping or not. Thanks for asking.

  2. I have bought a book for my kindle and it hasn’t been received onto my kindle why is this also I can’t speak to anyone for help. My order was placed yesterday it is here be dragons by Sharon Penman I am annoyed about it because I ordered it on the french Amazon on my PC and with no help on this matter. Many thanks
    PS I wanted to get this on the english site but was put straight onto the french one and as I say this book isn’t on my kindle so where is it. Elizabeth

    • Hi Elizabeth. I believe that you need to setup your Kindle device again for Amazon.fr if you normally use it on any of the English stores (.com, .co.uk, .ca). You could check how to do that on the English site, and try to mimic the same together with translation software. You can also contact the support staff in English.

  3. On december 3, 2015, I (Osias Wilenski) bought from amazon fr. the film of Wim Wenders “Jusqu´au bout du monde” It was supposed to arrive to my home about 12/15 of december. As of today (20/02/16) it has not arrived. I have ordered many films from your company, and they´ve always been on time, I wonder what happened to this one.
    I´m willing to buy it again but I think the fair thing is that a replacement copy should be send to me-
    Tank you.

    • Hi Osias. Sorry to hear about that. You can contact the English language support by going to “Aide” in the top, and then “Besoin d’aide supplémentaire” at the bottom of that page, you should now see the link for “Help in English”. They should be able to assist you there. Hope it helps, thanks for asking.

  4. I bought a camera which is unusable in Denmark where I live
    the camera was bought at amazon.co,uk but sent from France. I can
    read the french address as it is covered by tape. The camera does not
    work in Denmark. So where shall I return it to.

  5. Hello I ordered some product from amazon.fr it was suppose to be delivered yesterday but I still cannot get it, and no email messages, why?

    • Sure. The account works on both stores, so you can simply login to the French one with your UK login details. Then proceed to order to your new address.

    • Hello. Simply head on to the returns center and follow the simple instructions. In French it’s ‘service de retours‘. The address is ‘amazon.fr/returns‘.

    • The French Amazon store is only available online. There is no physical address to go to if I understood your question correctly. Thanks.

  6. dear sir,
    I would like to order a complete set of;
    1. 12 tasks of asterix complete set with calendar 2-17 – Euro 150.00
    2. the anniversary edition of 12 task of asterix – Euro 11.95
    total ————– – Euro 161.95
    plus shipping and handling _______________________???

    • To find out the shipping and handling costs from Amazon.fr to the Philippines (which btw. also likely includes an import fees deposit), you will need to put the items into the shopping cart and proceed to checkout. It is the very last step before payment where all the final fees are being displayed. This is totally safe and will not charge your credit card before finalizing your purchase.

      Hope it helps. Thanks!

  7. David hello
    I need to replace a PC and a laptop. Both must have QWERTY English. Amazon.fr have limited stock compared to Amazon.uk. Please can you advise?
    Regards
    John.

    • If you are buying the keyboard separately for a desktop PC, it will be easy to find. For notebooks it’s true you have much less inventory.

      In the “Descriptif technique” section of the product page most have “Description du clavier AZERTY (clavier français)”. So I would do a search of the product with QWERTY. If no stock, could be easier to get it from the UK store.

      And do note that US and UK keys can be different.

  8. I am trying to order on Amazon fr. The last time I ordered I was living in the u.k. Now I am living in France. I have tried to access my account but cannot remember my passwords. I have tried several times but with no luck. Can you please help.
    Thank you,
    Ray.

    • Sure, on the login page there is a link ‘mot de passe oublié‘ next to the password field – meaning ‘forgot your password”. In the next window, enter your account email address and choose ‘continuer‘. Does that help? Thanks.

  9. I am looking for an order placed on 8/11/2016 for 3 DVD plus a DTK charger, I have not received this package, it was part of another order it was to be delieverd by Amazon.fr, this is the second time this has happened, I am very unhappy with your service.

    • I am sorry to hear that William. Seeing that this has already happened before — how did you resolve this last time? What happens if you contact support?

      And please, no “shouting” — had to convert your comment to lower case.

      • Sorry for not being able to assist you as I have no affiliation with Amazon whatsoever. I was hoping that perhaps knowing more details about your issue could help others with similar situations, or someone might be able to help you with a more helpful answer. I hope you find a solution — and I do appreciate your input, thanks.