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Apple launches Cross Border international ordering

Apple has quietly launched its new Cross Border ordering option, allowing customers with family or friends in different countries to order products for delivery directly to them. Prior to the launch of this feature, it was impossible to order products from Apple for delivery in a different country. Currently, US-based customers can order items for delivery in Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Belgium, Finland, and France. To take advantage of the new program, users can visit the Apple Online Store for the destination country.

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Comments

1

Cross Border was previously and still remains available in several European countries, where you can buy in the other European Cross Border countries. The US Cross Border seems to be the first outside of Europe, and where you can buy from stores located outside of Europe.

Posted by Jesper on March 24, 2009 at 2:16 PM (PDT)

2

I wish this would also work in iTunes. There are many foregin artist tunes I would like to purchase, however they cannot be purchased via the US iTunes. You need a local credit card to purchase tunes.

Posted by Hosetlh on March 24, 2009 at 3:14 PM (PDT)

3

Hosetih, you don’t. You need an iTunes Gift Card from given country and some Google skills to figure out some address.

Posted by Aleksandar on March 24, 2009 at 4:08 PM (PDT)

4

However, you have to be able to read the language of the country of delivery. If you’re sending to the Suisse Romande, you need to read French.

What would have been a better deal would have been to allow Apple Store users in one country to buy the products available in other Apple Stores. Again a language issue, but I would prefer the English version of software (not apple) available on the UK/Ireland store to be shipped to me in Switzerland. Since everything comes from one warehouse in Ireland, you would have thought that was a no-brainer.

Posted by thomas on March 25, 2009 at 5:39 AM (PDT)

5

Why is Canada not on this list???

Posted by Tak in Ottawa, Canada on March 25, 2009 at 5:46 AM (PDT)

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