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Hello,
In order to save shipping money from the US to Kuwait, it would be a lot better if my purchased items are sent as one package.

Is there a way in Amazon.com to allow me to put different books from the same seller in one package? Even if each book has its own shipping price, I wish to have them all bundled in one package to avoid unnecessary weight charges.

I understand there is an Amazon cart, but what I want to have is the ability to put my items from the same seller in one postal package.

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I'm not sure if you understand my problem.

I want to order more than one item (books), but to have it shipped to Kuwait, I need to pay for shipping costs based on a weight method.

The weight method is such that it is charges an amount for the first half kilogram, then increments a constant cheaper amount for every subsequent half kilo.

It is more profitable (A lot more, actually, almost doubling the costs) for the shipping company to separate each book as a standalone item, so that it can get the expensive first half kilo on ALL of the books.

If, however, I can get the books to be delivered from the Amazon seller as one atomic package (which the shipping company cannot open), then I will pay for the 1st half kilo price only once and just pay the remaining weight in a much cheaper price.

Keep in mind that the shipping price can sometimes be more expensive than the item itself, so it would be very convenient if I can just put all of the books (at least from the same seller!) in one package.

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When I worked in Kuwait my employer had a really good deal with FEDEX and so I used this to import goods. It was much cheaper than using the vendors shipping arrangement. So what I (a Brit) did was buy and ship to a friend in the UK and got FEDEX under the Kuwaiti company contract to pick it up. I would then refund the company - 2.5 KD per package I think it was. The postal system in K is hopeless!

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When I worked in Kuwait my employer had a really good deal with FEDEX and so I used this to import goods. It was much cheaper than using the vendors shipping arrangement. So what I (a Brit) did was buy and ship to a friend in the UK and got FEDEX under the Kuwaiti company contract to pick it up. I would then refund the company - 2.5 KD per package I think it was. The postal system in K is hopeless!

Man, 2.5 KD per package, that is nice!
Yes, I agree. The postal system here is hopeless. The official postal system by the government is great and free, however many vendors worldwide do not ship to Kuwait; that's why we have to resort to shipping companies. The shipping companies themselves do not have any serious competition to their business model and so they are casting a monopoly between themselves while keeping the customers out of the circle.

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If you live in the USA why not have everything shipped from amazon to your house, then you bundle all the books up and ship them to K however you wish. Everything from Amazon may or may not be shipped at the same time.

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I am a Kuwaiti living in Kuwait, so that is not an option.

To tell the truth, the reason I opened this thread is to confirm or deny a rumor I heard that there is a 'package' feature in Amazon with which you can have all the items bought from the same seller bundled in one 'atomic' package. I searched Amazon and couldn't find it.

So did anyone hear about such feature or is it just a myth?

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