Frequently Asked Questions - International

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International Orders

Can my order be delivered internationally?

Yes. Through our partnership with Borderfree, we are pleased to provide an enhanced international shopping experience for customers in various countries. Through Borderfree, we can present product prices in the international currency of our customer's choice, AND we can offer competitive international shipping costs and the lowest possible guaranteed order total. For a list of available shipping countries and shopping currencies, please visit our international landing page.


Shipping to Australia? Visit our stores or shop now at

Shipping to UK? Visit our stores or shop now at

*We are sorry that we are no longer able to ship to the Province of Quebec, Canada.

Shipping to Australia? Visit our stores in Sydney + Melbourne or shop now at
In the UK? Visit our London store on Totteham Court Road or shop now at
*We are sorry that we are no longer able to ship to the Province of Quebec, Canada.
Shipping to Australia? Visit our stores in Sydney + Melbourne or shop now at
In the UK? Visit our London store on Totteham Court Road or shop now at
*We are sorry that we are no longer able to ship to the Province of Quebec, Canada.
What items cannot be shipped internationally?

We offer international shipping on most items. However, certain items are not eligible to ship internationally.

Items NOT eligible for international shipping include:

  • Oversized items or items requiring special handling as denoted by a surcharge after the item price.
  • Hazardous materials, live botanicals, aerosols, food products, perishable items and other items restricted from exporting.
  • Items with licensing restrictions.
  • Gift Cards.

Canadian customers can purchase most furniture and oversized items online and in store. Prices on our website may differ from prices in stores. Delivery restrictions may exist; click here to view available delivery areas in Canada or visit our stores.

Please note: Our electrics CAN be shipped internationally, but they MUST be used with the correct outlet adapters and voltage converters for your area. Plugging our electrics into improper outlets (in excess of 110-120 volts) may result in fire and/or injury.

How will I know how much my order will cost?

After you've added items to your cart and clicked on the checkout button, Borderfree will calculate and display a guaranteed order total in your preferred currency -- including all shipping costs from our warehouse(s) in the U.S. to your selected international destination, and any applicable duties and taxes imposed by the customs and revenue authorities in the destination country.

Are there any additional costs that will be due upon receipt of my order?

No. When you use the Borderfree global checkout, you will be given a guaranteed order total in your preferred currency. The order total presented will be the exact amount that you will be billed by Borderfree. There will never be any additional costs billed upon delivery or due as C.O.D. charges. 

What payment options do you support?

Our shipping partner Borderfree supports Visa and MasterCard for all international orders.

American Express is accepted for orders purchased in US Dollar, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar and European Euro. In China, we also accept China Union Pay.

I live in the U.S. Can I use Borderfree to ship an order internationally but pay in U.S. Dollars (USD)?

Yes. You can ship internationally using a U.S. billing address and a U.S. credit card (Visa or MasterCard). This also works if you're an American travelling or living abroad.

What currencies does Borderfree support?

Currently, Borderfree supports billing in over 40 global currencies, with more being added on an ongoing basis. Click here to view and select from a list of our supported currencies. Once you confirm your preferences, you will be able to see product prices in your selected currency.

What are my international shipping options?

A specific delivery promise will be quoted during checkout based on your selected destination country and the shipping methods available for the items in your shopping cart.

How much does international shipping cost?

International shipping is calculated using a number of factors, including the number of items you are purchasing, the weight of the items, and the destination country/region.

When am I billed and what will my credit card statement say?

Your credit card will be billed by Borderfree when your package is shipped to its final international destination. "51*West Elm" will appear on your credit card statement.

How much duty and taxes are charged on international orders?

Duty (or custom tariffs) is set by the destination country's customs authorities and is based on a combination of the country 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 countries Borderfree supports. Value Added Tax (VAT) rates 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 global checkout.

Do you ship to U.S. military addresses (APO/FPO)?

Orders shipping to U.S. military addresses should go through our domestic checkout, as they are not subject to the same costs and logistics flows as other international orders. To do this, you should shop as if shipping to an address within the U.S.

I live outside of the U.S. Can I use Borderfree to ship to a U.S. address?

All international orders must have a ship-to destination outside of the U.S. We cannot support customers with international billing addresses shipping to U.S. addresses.

Do you ship furniture items internationally?

International shipping restrictions prevent us from shipping Furniture and oversized items to some countries outside of the U.S.

Canadian customers may now purchase select furniture items online and in our stores. Delivery restrictions may exist; click here to view available delivery areas in Canada.

How can I track my international order?

You can track the progress of your international package(s) here.

Who should I contact if I have questions regarding my order after I have made a purchase?

Please contact us at or +800 15004444 and we'll gladly assist you with any questions regarding your international order.

Can I purchase or redeem international gift cards?

Unfortunately, we do not currently support the sale of gift cards to international customers or the redemption of gift cards for internationally-shipped orders.

What is your return policy for international orders?

On all international orders, our partner Borderfree will credit refund amounts for returned items to you in the same currency using the same exchange rate as your original order.

For complete information about our return policy, visit our International Returns page.

Are prices on the website the same as prices in stores?

No. The prices displayed on our website may differ from prices that are available in stores.