I know a lot of my readers are from outside of the US and a lot of the times, sales offers leave them in a slump. I’ve personally witnessed the sad sight that is international shipping.
That’s why a lot of times, when I hold contests and giveaways, I try not to leave out the international guys and gals, because – why can’t we all just shop along? 🙂 Apart from partaking in swaps with international beauts (they always have stuff I never knew about!), one can’t help but wish for a simpler way to get it together! Enter MyUS.com! I came across this site not too long ago (through MegsMakeup) and it seems interesting. Read on!
It basically is a PO Box (never heard of one? Post Office Box) for an international buyer in the US. It gives you an address to list yourself under in the US, so that all the “applicable only to the US” offers no longer fly over your head. Then, they have a period of time for which you can hold the mail, or ship immediately to you, wherever you are.
The prices are still a bit steep if you ask me… but. Here’s what else I think:
- you won’t necessarily know how appropriate it is for you until you try
- it might work out well if you snag free shipping deals in the US
- if you wait a bit longer so that they ship several mailings to you, it is cheaper
and last but not least…
- if you combine all the above & use regular rather than expedited shipping, that is by far the cheapest of all.
Here’s what they write on their site:
International Shipping with MyUS.com
MyUS.com members receive deeply discounted shipping rates, exceptional customer service, 24/7 online access to their account, and access to other services.
Sign up with MyUS.com and receive your own U.S. street address to receive merchandise. Purchases can be made from any website or store within the U.S. Those items are shipped to your U.S. address, where MyUS.com provides specialized international package forwarding services from your new U.S. address to your international address.
Follow these two steps for international delivery:
1. Get your own U.S. address in America at www.MyUS.com.
2. Use your new U.S. address, provided by MyUS.com, when placing your order on U.S. websites.
If you are ordering multiple items, you’ll enjoy the most savings by using MyUS.com Premium Service. This gives you the ability to consolidate packages, which saves you even more on international shipping. If you would like magazines, letters and catalogs from the U.S. the Premium+Mail service is for you.
If you want to sign up, tell em yaya sent you! Click here, or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.myus.com/cgi-bin/aff/landing.cgi?myuskd=&id=1000295
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