International Shipping, Returns & Taxes


How to Place an International Order

If you're shipping internationally, select your desired destination and currency by clicking on the flag icon located at the top left of the saks.com main homepage. Once you add items to your cart, you can proceed to checkout. We will calculate and guarantee the lowest possible order total in your preferred currency, including any applicable duties and taxes, as determined by the destination's customs authority.

Shipping Rates


Canada:

  • Free Standard Shipping on orders over $100 USD
  • $10 USD Standard Shipping under $100 USD
  • Free Express Shipping on orders over $2500 USD
  • $25 USD Express Shipping under $2500 USD

Australia:

  • $15 AUD Standard Shipping or $25 AUD Express Shipping to Australia on orders over $175 AUD

Russia and Singapore:

  • $10 USD Standard Shipping or $35 USD
    Express Shipping to Russia or Singapore on orders over $175 USD

All Other Countries:

  • Free Standard Shipping for orders over $175 USD
  • Flat Rate Express Shipping for $25 USD

Gift Cards


Unfortunately, Gift Cards are not available for sale or redemption on international orders. All Gift Card or Virtual Gift Card purchases must go through the US shipping site.

Delivery Times


At this time, expedited shipping will be the only option available for most countries with the exception of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Slovakia, Solvenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.

The European Union will continue to have both postal (where available) and express options.

Shipping is currently unavailable in the following countries: Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, and Iraq.

Additional Destinations

If you would like your saks.com order shipped to international addresses other than the ones listed above, please place your order by phone with a saks.com Sales Associate. To contact us please dial 1.877.551.7257. International long distance charges will apply to this call.

An estimated delivery charge will be quoted at the time of order placement. This charge may be amended at a later date based on the weight and the geographic shipping location of the order. Delivery transit days to the recipient will vary depending upon the destination.

Duties and taxes (including value added tax) will be the responsibility of the recipient. Saks Fifth Avenue cannot determine the exact amount of these fees in advance, however, an estimate will be provided to the purchaser prior to the time of shipping. The purchaser's approval is needed to complete shipment.*

If you would like to have your online order shipped within the USA, but BILLED to an international address, please shop as a US customer and enter the appropriate billing information at checkout.

*Applies to international orders placed by phone. For online international orders, please see the duty & tax section below.

Returns & Exchanges

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your international online purchase, please contact us at 1.877.551.7257. International long distance charges will apply to this call. You will also be sent a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) via email that must be printed and enclosed with your return. All returns require an RMA in order to be processed. If you choose to return an item for any reason and the item is presented in saleable condition, our partner BorderFree will provide you with a refund of the original merchandise price and any duties and taxes originally paid on the item, in the same currency and using the same exchange rate as your original order. Returns are eligible for a full refund if returned within 30 days. Full-priced merchandise, with the exception of furs, watches and jewelry presented after 30 days will be credited based on the current selling price. Returns of furs, watches, jewelry and sale merchandise will not be accepted more than 30 days after the original purchase. We cannot exchange, replace or credit gourmet, monogrammed or personalized items.

Duty & Tax

Duty, customs tariffs and VAT are set by the local government and determined based on a combination of the destination of origin or manufacturing of the goods being purchased, and the classification of that merchandise in accordance with a harmonized system adopted and used by the local government. The amount of applicable duty, tariffs and taxes will vary and will be determined and guaranteed by Borderfree (the company that partners with Saks.com to handle online international shipping) during your checkout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can my order be delivered internationally?
A: Yes. Through our partnership with Borderfree, we are pleased to provide an enhanced international shopping experience for customers in over 100 countries and territories, with support for many more coming soon. International shoppers now get the benefit of seeing product prices in their local currency, guaranteed order totals, cost-effective international shipping, and much more. You can see a list of available shipping countries and shopping currencies at the top left of the Saks.com main homepage.

Q: What is Borderfree?
A: Borderfree is a global ecommerce solution that allows us to present prices in the same currency of their choice, aggressive international shipping costs, and the lowest possible guaranteed order total. The Borderfree solution allows us to serve the best possible shopping experience to our international customers, so that you can buy from us with certainty.

Q: How will I know how much my order will cost?
A: Just add items to your basket and click select to check out. BorderFree calculates and displays the order total in your preferred currency, including all shipping costs from our warehouse(s) in the United States to your selected international destination, as well as any applicable duties and taxes imposed by the customs and revenue authorities in the destination.

Q: Are there any additional costs that will be due upon receipt of my order?
A: As long as you select to prepay duties and taxes, the order total presented at checkout is the exact amount you'll be billed by Borderfree, and there will be no additional costs due upon delivery.

Q: What currencies does Borderfree support?
A: Currently, Borderfree supports billing in 60+ global currencies, with more being added on an ongoing basis. To see the list of our supported currencies be sure to click on the country flag icon located at the top left of the Saks.com main homepage. Once you confirm your preferences, you will be able to see products priced in your selected currency.

Q: I live in the United States. Can I use Borderfree to ship an order internationally but pay in US dollars (USD)?
A: Yes, Borderfree supports international gift-giving, in that you can receive a guaranteed order total for an order that is shipping internationally, but pay in USD using a US credit card. This also works if you're an American traveling or living abroad.

Q: What payment options does Borderfree support?
A: Currently, Borderfree supports Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, PayPal®, PayPal Express®, Alipay®, JCB® (Japan), Interac Online®, iDEAL®, SOFORT Banking® and more with additional payment options coming soon. Saks Fifth Avenue Mastercard purchases will be charged to your Mastercard account.

Q: What are my international shipping options?
A: The following is a summary of delivery promises for our international orders. You will be quoted a specific delivery promise at the time of checkout that is based on your selected destination country and the shipping methods available for the items in your shopping cart.

Destination Delivery Promise
Canada 1-8 business days
United Kingdom 2-6 business days
Australia and New Zealand 3-7 business days
Ireland 2-10 business days
Mexico 2-6 business days
Central America and the Caribbean 2-7 business days
South America 2-8 business days
Europe 2-8 business days
Japan 2-8 business days
Hong Kong 2-8 business days
Singapore 3-8 business days
Republic of Korea 3-8 business days
Asia-Pacific 3-7 business days
South Asia 3-7 business days
Africa and the Middle East 3-10 business days
Iceland 3-8 business days
Russian Federation 10-15 business days


Q: How much does international shipping cost?
A: International shipping is calculated based on a number of factors including the desired shipping speed, the number of items you are purchasing, the weight of the items, and the destination country. International shipping will be calculated and guaranteed during the Borderfree international checkout based on the items you are purchasing and your shipping destination.

Q: When am I billed?
A: Your credit card will be billed by Borderfree at the time your items leave the United States.

Q: How much duty and taxes are charged on international orders?
A: Duties (or customs tariffs) are set by the destination country customs authorities and determined based on a combination of the country of origin (manufacturing) of the goods being purchased and the classification of that merchandise in accordance with a harmonized system adopted and used by the countries that Borderfree supports. International taxes (such as Value Added Tax, or VAT) are set by the destination country. You will be able to view the guaranteed total amount of applicable duty and tax/VAT for your order within the Borderfree international checkout.

Q: Are there any items that cannot ship to my country because they are restricted?
A: If for some reason, there are any items that cannot be exported from the United States or imported into your destination country selection, Borderfree will notify you during the checkout process.

Q: Do you ship to US military addresses (APO/FPO)?
A: Orders shipping to US military addresses should go through our domestic checkout, as they are not subject to the same costs and logistics flows as our other international orders. To do this, you should shop as if shipping to an address within the United States.

Q: How can I track my international order?
A: You can track the progress of your international package(s) here.

Q: What will my credit card statement say?
A: Your credit card will be billed by Borderfree and your credit card statement will read "BF*SAKS.COM" where "BF" denotes the Borderfree network.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions relating to my order after I have made a purchase?
A: You can contact us at 1.877.551.7257 and our customer service team will gladly assist you with any questions relating to your international order. International long distance charges will apply to this call.

Q: Can I purchase or redeem international gift cards?
A: Unfortunately, we do not currently support the sale of gift cards to international customers or the redemption of gift cards for internationally-shipped orders.

Q: What is your return policy for international orders?
A: Returns are eligible for a full refund if returned within 30 days. For all returns, merchandise must be presented in saleable condition and established proof of purchase is required. Full-priced merchandise, with the exception of furs, watches and jewelry returned after 30 days will be credited based on the current selling price. Returns of furs, watches, jewelry and sale merchandise will not be accepted more than 30 days after the original purchase. Unfortunately, we cannot exchange, replace or credit gourmet, monogrammed or personalized items.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us at 1.877.551.7257 and we will provide you with further instructions on where returns should be shipped and the amount you will be refunded. International long distance charges will apply to this call. Refund amounts for returned items will be credited to you by our partner Borderfree in the same currency and using the same exchange rate as your original order.

Q: Are Canadian prices online different from the prices in Saks Canada stores?
A: Through our network of valued vendor partnerships, we are always working to bring the best product to our Canada stores. Prices in Canada may be different from prices in the U.S., dependent on where products are produced and how products are shipped to Canada.

Through our partnership with Borderfree, we are pleased to provide an easy-to-use shopping experience for our Canadian customers. Customers shipping to Canada will see product prices in their local currency based on the current exchange rate. Your total is guaranteed at the exchange rate set when your order is placed.

As long as you select pre-pay duties and taxes, the order total presented at checkout is the exact amount you will be billed by Borderfree. There will be no additional costs due upon delivery. For inquiries on products carried in the Saks Canada stores, please call 1.877.551.7257 and we will be happy to assist you. International long distance charges will apply to this call.