Expat life: Shipping without boundaries

One thing that can be quite annoying about living abroad is not being able to get the things you love from back home… that could be your favorite khaki’s from J.Crew, a magazine, a face cream, an RX you haven’t filled yet overseas, or for me personally it’s often the ability to buy something on Etsy because the seller doesn’t ship internationally. Introducing, MyUS.com. This great service gives you a Florida mailing address (accepting regular mail or FedEx, complete with a phone number) and then they will forward your items whenever you’re ready for them. They’ll even consolidate all the packing materials and put everything together into one compact box. (Although you can check a box to toss everything but your shoe boxes if you’re like me and use them to organize!)

I purchased the Premium subscription, which is just for packages, but is only $60 a year. When you are ready to have your packages sent, the great news is that they have wonderful bulk shipping rates so it is WAY cheaper than if you were to go through the USPS. They keep your credit card on file so it’s easy peasy. I’ve had a wonderful experience with them personally; the customer service really seems top notch–there is an actual person appointed to your account and every time you receive something they send you an email letting you know what arrived. MyUs.com has logistics nailed and I highly recommend their services! (And my parents are so relieved to not have to keep trekking to the Post Office for me.)

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7 responses to “Expat life: Shipping without boundaries

  1. Another good option – http://www.bongous.com/

  2. Nice piece of advertising, though several good options around, would also consider bongous.com or http://www.bundlebox.com

  3. What a great service! Admittedly, I had friends tuck a few J.Crew items I ordered into their suitcases when they came to visit me in London. Embarrassing, but true. This is a much better (and more discreet) option.

  4. I too use my family and friends to carry my stuff from the US to other cities in Asia that I frequent often and then I also order stuff from Land’sEnd.com which ships to Hong Kong but also has a return service center in Mong Kok .. very convenient if you do need to return or exchange something.

  5. I am shipping clothes from the Philippines going to California to start a business. I heard a lot of good feedback about International parcelbound. They have affordable shipping rates and they deliver right on the dot. http://www.parcelbound.com/

  6. I use eForward.com http://eforward.com/. I did a price comparison with sever forwarding companies and eForward’s offer is the best plus it’s free to join. I would recomend eForward.com if you’re purchasing items from the U.S.

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