How to Change Shipping Methods on Amazon

By Mike Heldar

Shopping online has increased in popularity during the last several years. Although shopping online remains popular, one of the biggest complaints most people have pertains to the shipping. Having the ability to choose the shipping method, important to many, can mean the difference between receiving an item quickly and having it take several weeks to arrive. One popular website to make purchases at includes Amazon. On this site the buyer can choose between three different methods of shipping when they place their order.

Things You'll Need

  • Amazon account

Step 1

Log in to your account on Amazon and make your desired purchase. Continue to the checkout.

Step 2

Select the address that your purchase should ship to. You will then automatically go to the shipping options.

Step 3

Choose from standard shipping, two-day shipping or overnight shipping during this step. Once your order has entered the shipping process, it cannot be modified.

Tips & Warnings

  • In the event that you made your purchase from a private Amazon seller and wish to change the shipping method, email them and explain the situation. If they have not yet shipped your item, they will often agree to let you cancel your order and reorder with the correct shipping method chosen.
  • Customers and customer service cannot change the orders that ship by Amazon that state shipping soon in the status.
  • If your order was processed, you cannot change the shipping method.
  • Make sure to use the correct shipping address. Otherwise the package will be returned to Amazon and you will need to reorder with the correct address.