On August 29, BTS officially announced that fans in North America (the United States and Canada) can pre-order the groups upcoming albums through Amazon. Fans will be able to pre-order albums and receive accompanying posters and goods without highly inflated prices and shipping rates.
A source from Big Hit Entertainment explained the reason for making the albums available via Amazon and said, We have consistently had requests regarding album sales in the United States. Thus [the albums] will be distributed via Amazon which is the largest online market in the United States. We prepared a way for North American fans to buy albums through official means.