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Spanish in English! — The Easy Shopping Guide

So many times, has been useful for doing easy shopping in Spain, as well as for buying Spanish goods from abroad. Struggling with Spanish language though, has not been that convenient until I discovered that you can use the Spanish Amazon store almost entirely in English!

Click here for Spain English

When the Spanish Amazon opened it’s virtual doors in 2011, we didn’t think much. Now it’s one of the biggest online stores in the country, with the convenience of free & fast home delivery and highly competitive prices. Call me lazy if you want! But for me personally, going through shops trying to ask for something in Spanish is a thing of the past.

Let’s take this daunting login page on for example:

What we want is that it looks more like, this:

The way we can convert ALL of the pages to English, depends on which web browser you are using. Usually, there is a browser add-on or extension, that enables a feature which automatically translates each page.

Be warned, that most add-ons are not suitable for the task. See the list below for easy instructions on the best way to do it for each browser!

Mozilla Firefox

Currently the only add-on for Firefox that can translate each page automatically is S3.Google Translator. Installation is under a few clicks of a button. You will see a small “S3” Google logo in the corner where you can set translation options.


Google Chrome comes with a ready translation feature. Either it gives you an automatic pop-up
window which suggests you to translate the page to your browser language. Or you can set controls with the little icon in the top right corner.

Please note, that this feature is only enabled when the page language is different than the browser language.

If you have any questions, I suggest you contact Amazon help desk. The staff there not just speaks great English, but they are extremely helpful as well.

I mainly use these two browsers to do my shopping in Spain, but I will add instructions for other browsers if I find any. But as you can see, it is not very difficult. Despite the store not supporting an English language option officially, any nationality from any country is most welcome to open an account and make purchases. As long as international shipping is supported for the product.

I hope this guide helped to explain how to use in English and I always welcome new suggestions. Enjoy finding interesting products, and be careful not to shop too much! 🙂

Care and share, let's call it fair! -David

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  1. I would like to know HOW we contact Amazon es ??? my parcel has not arrived
    and finding it difficult to get any sort of help!


    • Sorry to hear you are having problems with your order. Please follow these instructions and let me know if you can get through to their help desk.

      First use this direct link to the Contact page. And make sure that you are logged in to the account you made the order with.

      First choose the order that has the issue, under “Pedido realizado”. In section two, you would have the option “¿Dónde está mi pedido?”, meaning where is my order. Or choose the option for help in English.

      In the third part you can choose contact method of online chat, telephone or email. Hope this helps!

    • The courier service in Spain is on a par with the dark ages its hopeless. I have had so many problems with couriers in SPAIN with both Amazon and ebay. And have had to close my EBAY account as my last parcel just did not arrive and they refuse to refund me. As the courier stated they had made the delivery. Its time they both got a grip of the couriers. I would try customer service Amazon UK they do sometimes help out ex pats. Tom.

    • It’s under “Mi cuenta” –> “Mis pedidos”. For easy access, see this direct link to Amazon order history page. Also see image below for details in Spanish.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. My account says I am a prime member, I did click for the free 30 day trial, but since finding it gives me nothing at all in Spain, I want to cancel before they take an annual fee, I have followed the instructions for cancelling but cannot find anywhere to cancel

    • Hi Eileen. If the cancellation doesn’t work. I would suggest to ask them to do it manually for you. Just go to -> Ayuda -> ¿Necesitas más ayuda? -> Contáctanos -> 1. Otra cosa -> 2. Would you like some help in English?

    • If you require that everything is in English language, your only choice will be to live translate the content. As instructed above. There are no “English accounts” in existence. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Thanks for the post. It should have been obvious to me, but it did help me leave some good feedback for a new product I received here in Spain. Te lo agradezco.

  4. I have purchased in UK amazon fireTVstick.
    I’m in Spain and have connected the device to my TV and register it.
    It will not work.If I open a new amazon account in Spain and use my Spanish home address will this work.I have Internet in my home in Spain.
    Thank you.

    • I’m afraid it looks like the Amazon Fire TV Stick purchased from UK will only work in United States, United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Austria & Japan. You would most probably need to purchase a new device.

        • I did not know that. To explain to others, basically you need to connect to the internet through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server in the UK. So that it looks like you are physically located in the UK while actually you are sitting on your couch watching Amazon Prime in Spain. And setting up VPN is really easy.

          For those interested, see my instructions for ——>> Easy VPN to get up and going in no time.

          Thanks for the tip!!

    • Hi Jill–I have a weird question. 🙂 I’m looking for someone in Spain to purchase a puppet for me off of Ebay Spain and then ship it to me in the United States! The Spain Ebay seller will not respond to my inquires(though they are in Spanish)…I offered to try to work out having the item picked up but I cannot even pay due to all United States buyers are blocked from any purchase. I desperately need this puppet for my Kindergarten class to complete a Sesame Street set that I am using to teach letters, etc. Do you have a Spain Ebay account? Would you be willing to purchase the item? I would of course pay the seller and pay YOU for your time and also reimburse for postage. I know this is crazy–if you’re not interested would you know someone in Spain that may be willing to help me?? I would be SO GREATLY APPRECIATIVE and so would my class!! Thanks in advance for any consideration. 🙂 Please respond as soon as possible….i’m a safe mom/teacher who just needs some good samaritan help!! Thanks again! Advice is welcomed.

      • Hi Rebecca, I will help you get the item you want I am an Englishwoman living n Spain with my Scottish husband . You can contact me by email at : [edited]
        I am happy to help you if I can.
        Joan Ramsag

        • That’s very kind of you. For your security — I’ve edited out the email address and forwarded it directly to Rebecca. Thanks.

  5. I just bought a video game on and first time I have ordered from They use I-parcel to deliver to the USA. I kept reading bad reviews on I-parcel. Do you know if I-parcel is unreliable or not from your experiences?

    • Potentially longer delivery times and less accuracy in tracking the package. Other than that, I would trust them and think they can be reliable enough.

      • No, i-parcel really suck. Pretend delivery attempts followed up by ridiculous excuses. I will be diversifying away from amazon if they can’t solve their courier problems.

        • Obviously people have different experiences but I understand that there are problems that are well worth the attention or diversion. Thanks for your input.

  6. I ordered a item from amazon when details sent it had the wrong address I have tried to correct this in all ways even with correos using tracker number please can you tell me best thing to do

  7. Hi David
    I ordered something via but an old order, I thought had been deleted also went through and was charged later. I thought I had cancelled the unwanted order and refund were in process but I discovered today that although a refund went into my account, more money went back out again, including a repayment for the wanted item. So I’ve paid twice for the thing I want. I have been in touch with the vendor who tells me that it is Amazon who took money from my account but I don’t seem able to contact them direct. All the e-mail addresses I have for Amazon are no-reply and bounce back. I’m about €350,00 out of pocket.

  8. My lady friend lives in Lanzarote, i have suggested that she could do with a fire stick.does she need to join amazon prime first.?

  9. Hi I am trying to order 2mtr rope lights with moving colour .I have found them on the English site but it will not let me order.

    • Please, let me know all possibly details so I can try to assist you better. Are you ordering to Spain or outside of the country? Is the item available for international order? What message do you receive, etc?

  10. I am trying Amazon Prime to work on my TV stick it is ok in Uk but not in Spain is there anything I can do to enable me to use it in Spain

    • If it was purchased from the UK. According to to Amazon there is no way you can use that in Spain. You may have to order a new device.

    • Amazon is famous for their dynamic pricing strategy, — the price of millions of products change every day across their online stores. Most popular products are discounted to make it seem like Amazon is cheaper than the competition. While making profit with less popular products that are set to be more expensive. This is called ‘price perception’.

      So the item you are referring to is probably less popular on the store. Which is why setting a higher price for it is not considered to affect ‘price perception’. Meaning that you will think it’s cheap even though it isn’t.

      But as you have found out, this is nothing but a marketing strategy to make you pay more. Amazon has advanced dynamic pricing software that automates this 🙂

    • The Tax Free form is usually validated in the store upon purchase. I have no idea if or how it’s possible for online purchases unfortunately.

  11. We ordered several items most of which came in duplicate. We have returned two of the items but the replacement pads for the equipment have a no returns policy on them so we are unable to seek a refund through no fault of our own. Please be careful when ordering goods from this site as the same thing has also happened to some of our friends.

    • I’m guessing this is with items sold by sellers other than Amazon itself. Good advice though to check the return policy before ordering, thanks for the heads up!

  12. I have ordered several items over the year from Amazon UK for delivery to Spain. In May I ordered a new printer from Amazon Spain, big mistake. As of 1st July I have no printer and I am €277 out of pocket. I cannot find a contact number for Amazon Spain and there is no way to complain about non delivery. I have emailed the courier 4 times and made three phone calls to them. Travelled many kilometers trying to track down the printer without success.
    I now admit defeat. Amazon have had my money and their totally incompetent couriers (SEUR) have lost the printer. as I will get no recompense from this faceless money grabbing company I have cancelled my Kindle Unlimited membership and I am in the process of removing all reference to Amazon from my PCs and putting a block on their emails,
    I never want anything to do with Amazon again.

    • You can contact staff by e-mail, chat or phone easily. Just follow the links like below. Do let me know if you need further assistance. Good luck.

      Ayuda –> ¿Necesitas más ayuda? –> Contáctanos

  13. I am waiting for a delivery from amazon es delivery date 29 June still waiting have emailed phoned spoke to numerous people no hope left, will not order anymore unless they deliver.

  14. How can I contact amazon Spain as I placed my order on 23rd May 2016 and cannot even get an estimated delivery date

    • Look for the link “Ayuda” meaning help, on the top.
      Then follow the links to –> ¿Necesitas más ayuda? –> Contáctanos.

  15. Considering ordering a book and a game (because I want the Spanish versions) from Has anyone successfully used the site to ship things to the US? It seems that all of the comments here are negative. Thanks!

    • A lot of products can be shipped to foreign countries, including Israel. Simply go to the page of the product and it will tell you for each item if it can be shipped or not.
      In Spanish: “Este producto puede enviarse a” can be sent, “Lo sentimos, no podemos enviar este producto a” in read means it cannot be sent.

      To see the total price with costs shipment, I would suggest to register an account with them, add the product to your shopping basket and go to checkout without purchasing the item.


  16. David

    make the whole thing in english for english speakers and spanish for spanish speakers… please. in france I can use english no problem. in Spain, I can’t do the same

  17. Hi David,

    I recently ordered some things from to be shipped to the U.K. The parcel was due to be delivered on the 21st, by AMZN_UK according to the website. It’s not showing as delivered on the tracker yet, which I suppose is better than ‘delivered’ and not knowing its whereabouts, but still no sign of it.

    I have a tracking number, but it’s not recognised by and the Spanish site can’t supply further information. I have emailed them using the English language option as my Spanish is still too wobbly to compose an email using it!

    Is there any way Amazon in the U.K. can help, if the Spanish one can’t?

  18. Hello, i would like to ask if you accept shipping without the card visa, i dont have it. I want to order but it say that it need the card visa number.?

  19. I am a customer with for Kindle books but I live in Spain and would like to order a cordless iron from Help!!!
    Maggie Ellis

    • Hello. If you would actually read the post – it tells you how to translate the website into English. So technically it is even though there is no native support.

      I’m just trying to help people here 🙂 Good luck!

  20. I ordered Easiyo yogurts why is the postage so high. My first order was for about 111€ so i cut the order in half but the postage is still the same WHY.

    • Depends on the sending method, and is it sent by Amazon or the seller. Are all the products from the same seller. And so on. So you would have to be more specific — or contact Amazon support (they speak English). Thanks!

    • Not all but many products are internationally shipped. When searching the store for example, on the left side you have an option: “Envío internacional Amazon Global  Envío internacional Amazon Global”. By ticking that box it will show only the products that support sending to Portugal/International destinations. Thanks.

  21. Hi David, why don’t you put your instructions on Pinterest. You will probably get more traffic.
    I’ve read your history of comments. You’ve opened up a right bag of worms (idioma)