Insider’s Guide to End-of-the-year Online Shopping Events You Can’t Ignore
As the shopping season approaches, are you starting to think about the gifts you want to buy for your friends and family to show your love and appreciation? Are you also trying to save money and get the best deals possible? It seems like an almost impossible mission, especially when you find the perfect gift on a USA-based store and need to ship it internationally. At Shipito, we have the solution to save you money all year round when you purchase items at USA-based retailers, as well as savings on international shipping costs. Now you can buy gifts for your entire family and still have some money left over to buy yourself something nice—you deserve it. Keep reading to find out how to save up to 80% on international package forwarding and find the best deals while shopping online!
The Challenge (and Solution)
With everything that is going on this year, especially Covid-19, I wanted to get my family, who live in South America, something special, so I started searching US shopping sites. Specifically, I want to buy my family presents that they will love, are on sale, and can be shipped internationally using a package forwarding service so I started looking for the best deals. Follow my tips below to see where I found three great opportunities to buy the gifts I wanted and save between 20% to 80%.
The most challenging part of shopping at USA-based stores is many do not provide international shipping, making it necessary to use a package forwarding service that will provide an address in the USA. Shipito is one of the most trusted package forwarding companies and provides addresses at three warehouse locations (two are in the United States and one in Austria). One of the benefits of using Shipito is that we give our customers a free USA address. Being an employee of Shipito, I wanted to take advantage of our service and start holiday shopping early, especially after I found so many deals doing research for this post. Let’s get the first step out of the way, click here to get your own USA address with Shipito, then come back to find out how to save money when you shop online.
The Savings Begin with Amazon Prime Day
Now that you have your own USA address by signing up with Shipito, we are ready to get started. First, we need to know which stores are offering the best discounts and when. Unfortunately, my budget for gifts this year is not very high, since Covid-19 has arrived and it has changed my plans, but it has not changed my desire to give gifts to all my friends and family members. That is why I am set on finding the best deals possible.
The first dates that I put on my calendar are October 13 & 14, which is Amazon’s (the top USA-based online eCommerce store) annual sales event called Amazon Prime Day. Amazon and its sellers offer huge discounts on many products, however, you will need to have an Amazon Prime account (learn more here). You can sign up for a free 30-day trial to see if you want to use it. If not, you can always cancel it without additional charges, as long as you cancel before the 30-day free trial expires.
The Deals Continue with Black Friday and Cyber Monday
I love promotions and discounts just as much as most people, but I don’t want to have to wait in big lines or even leave my house. After I saw the video below, I knew I made the right decision to shop in the comfort of my own home! It is crazy that people will wait in 12-hour long lines at the store or even camp out in the parking lot overnight.
Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune
After watching that madness, you know what I'm talking about! What makes me happy is that I don't have to leave my house to buy the gifts I have in mind—I can buy everything and send it directly to my Shipito address since most Black Friday deals are now offered online as well. Here's how it works. Once your packages arrive at the address you set up, Shipito automatically sends a notification letting you know that everything is safe. Read the entire post to see how you can save up to 80% on shipping all your packages at one time. Even more, you will receive photos of the box. Then you can select any shipping method you want to use, and send it out. Working with Shipito is like having a friend in the USA or Europe who helps you with all your international shipping needs, every step of the way.
The video you saw above, refers to a shopping holiday that has been around for a long time called Black Friday. Black Friday is a day where people go crazy trying to rush to be the first one to fill their shopping carts with the best deals; oftentimes, leading to fights and stampedes. Last year, I actually went to Walmart on Black Friday to buy a TV. I bought my Philips TV with 65 inch 4K for only $265 USD, normally it costs $978 USD. Luckily, I made it out without getting hurt. However, I learned my lesson . . . this year, I am going to do all my shopping online.
Black Friday will be on November 27, 2020, so don't forget to put this date on your calendar. A lot of stores will actually start announcing Black Friday deals a week or two before. Black Friday has also moved online, and you will be able to find the same amazing deals on the store’s website. A quick lesson I learned, as soon as you see the promotion, don’t waste time and buy it right away. Remember that millions of people from around the world are shopping and looking to get the best deals. The competition is fierce.
If you are unable to find a good deal on Black Friday, there is still one more popular discounted shopping day called Cyber Monday, which will be on November 30, 2020. Cyber Monday is full of deals and discounts specifically offered online. Sales on Cyber Monday have surpassed Black Friday in recent years and its popularity continues to grow.
Save Even More?
To wrap things up, you should now have your USA shipping address and the information you need to get amazing deals on the things you want to buy during Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The best part about these online shopping events is the peace of mind knowing you got the best deals imaginable—this same method works all year round. We’re not finished yet though! We have one more way to save you money. When you buy multiple items, you can have them shipped internationally using Shipito’s consolidation service where you can save up to 80% on shipping costs when you combine all your items into one shipment. Learn more about consolidation here.
Don’t forget to sign up for your Shipito account now if you haven't already and share this blog with your friends and family so they can get the best deals on gifts and international shipping as well.