Hey Guys! Last week I shared my latest online purchases on twitter using GoSend, an international shipping company and as promised, I said I would do a blog post on how us Non-Americans can shop just like we are in the U.S! Get the infamous U.S sales, gift with purchases and even buy from sites that don’t ship to your country! Plus, GoSend has since offered my readers a free 3 month VIP membership, so make sure you take advantage of this offer! (I am not affiliated with GoSend, this is simply a perk for you guys!)
As a Canadian, you will often find me cursing at my computer screen when I find out that a retailer doesn’t ship to Canada. Or, when I find a really good online deal only to find out that the promotion is for U.S customers only. I know you guys are with me on this! Oh, and lets not forget the ridiculous shipping costs for us ‘international’ shoppers. *Roll Eyes.
And then came GoSend. (Very similar to God Sent) haha, because that’s how I feel about this shipping company! They have allowed me to make online purchases with all of the benefits of a U.S customer!
You simply make your purchases through GoSend.com and your items are shipped to your U.S address which is GoSends facility in Delaware. Now for the best part…With your Delaware address, you will be exempt from paying U.S. sales tax as Delaware is one of 5 states that are exempt from U.S. sales tax! Also, keep in mind that most U.S retailers offer free shipping within the U.S, therefore your item(s) can be shipped to your GoSend locker for free.
Your GoSend locker is where all of your purchases are held. With a paid plan you can store your purchases for up to 60 days before they are released (Shipped to your home). You can also choose the method of shipping.
GoSend will notify you when a package has arrived for you. They also take photos of the products to assure that your order is correct.
With this particular haul, I ordered from 4 different retailers. Mainly, I was after some Lorac products that are sold at Ulta Beauty. A retailer that doesn’t ship to Canada. And since I was placing this order, I figured I may as well order some other goodies I was after because as a VIP Member I am able to consolidate my purchases once they all arrive at GoSend. Basically, GoSend packaged them all into one box saving me a ton on shipping costs as I was now only paying for one package…and lets not forget that I didn’t pay any sales tax, another major savings. The VIP membership costs only $10 a month which you can cancel at any time. Just with this one order, the membership has paid for itself with all of the savings.
As well, I also used GoSends ShopAssist service, which is their personal shopping option. All you do is enter the URL of the products you want to purchase into your GoSend account and they will do the buying for you! This is a great tool to use where retailers don’t accept foreign credit cards or for those like me that can’t be bothered with all those online buying forms.
GoSend also offers a basic membership at no cost. However, like I mentioned before, GoSend is offering my readers a 3 month VIP membership at no cost to you! Just use the code LIVINGDISROBED when you create your account at GoSend.com.
Happy shopping my international friends!! 🙂