Live in Australia? Want to buy goods from US websites?November 8, 2008
Do you live in Australia? Want to buy goods from US websites but they won’t ship to Australia?
Then this site—operated by Singapore Post—is for you. The goods get shipped to a US address, then sent on to Australia for a small extra fee. Details: https://www.vpostasia.com/australia/index.html
It’s a pity Australia Post didn’t think of this first…
Update August 2010: Just launched for PayPal users is HopShopGo (http://www.hopshopgo.com/). Ideal for when when you can’t buy goods from a US store without a US address and/or US-originating credit card. HopShopGo gives you a US address, and if a US credit card is required, also pays for the goods for you and then debits your PayPal account. When the goods are received at the US address, they are forwarded on to your real address outside the US. Please note: I asked HopShopGo about purchasing some downloadable software. They responded that they only deal with tangible goods; software downloads, domain names etc. are intangible goods, so are not able to be purchased through HopShopGo.
Update October 2010: Another is MyUS.com: http://myus2.myus.com/
Update September 2011: From Australian Personal Computer magazine, September 2011 issue:
- http://www.priceusa.com.au (charge min. $10 shipping fee plus other fees)
- http://www.forwardit.us (charge min.$10 fee per order + 3.9% of order total if under $200; shipping at cost)
Update December 2012: http://www.shipito.com/
[This article was first published in the December 2007 CyberText Newsletter; links last checked August 2010]