I would venture a guess that it is more about RELIABLE available delivery- and cost (nearest distribution center)
Is there an Amazon UK?
I couldn't have a gift delivered thru Amazon US without extraordinary rate. No guarantees either.
The same gift (a box with new PC game) would have been 150 bucks ..to Poland even by good ol USPS which is normally t he most reasonalble for int'l rates
The birthday surprise (a choco telegram) I ordered early thru local company still arrived days late once passed into the hands of courier service.
Had it been a company that makes guarantees they would have been hosed.
From now on I am going to do it all on large zip drives, send it to my Army bud to send for me from Germany. Not like I send anything big anyway.
Trusting is not just a Polish thinb I'm sure. For me Amazon is more about trusting the product brands they offer. And I am familiar enough with Ikea to happily order anything they carry online.
I had one expensive dud so far ordering a click clak futon from Walmart(tore on 2 seamsi n 24 hours-had to drill a pilot and then found why the work crew didn't-the brace hiden by teh bottom cover was not right. I t cracked at the hole asn voila- brick for leg. It was garbage even a goodwill wouldn't take in less than 2 weeks. for 200 bucks : (
Difference to top countries can be explained by lower percentage of internet users here.
That coul dbe erason it isnt cost effective to have alocal distribution or deal with the courier services avaialble >edit<