In recent years, there has been an increase in online purchases, especially on eCommerce sites based in the USA. This increase is caused by several factors, including frequent sales and promotions, higher-quality products, and brand loyalty to popular US brands. Even with the rise in international online shopping, we are still seeing many international shoppers struggling to buy products on American websites.
Here are some common issues customers outside the USA experience when they shop online:
Have you ever faced any of the difficulties mentioned above? If so, keep reading and we will show you how you can start shopping at US-based websites headache-free. The best part is that all you need to do is sign up for a Shipito account and make a list of the products you want. So let’s get started!
In 2009, Shipito created an assisted purchase service that has benefited more than 1 million people around the world. Assisted Purchase is an online purchase that Shipito makes on your behalf. When you sign up for a free Shipito account, you will have access to two free warehouse addresses located in the USA and Austria. When you upgrade to a premium account, you get immediate access to a third address at our Oregon warehouse, where you can shop sales-tax-free, plus a lot more additional benefits.
Now that you’ve signed up for a Shipito account and found the products you want to buy, you’re ready to get started. First, head over to the assisted purchase section of the site and click on the New Assisted Purchase’ button. Now, all you need to do is fill out the form and pay using your Shipito account. Don’t worry, we have a video below that will walk you through it step-by-step.
You will need to have the following information available to complete the request:
The best part is, you are able to add as many items as you want by clicking the ‘Add Line’ button. Once you are ready to checkout, all you need to do is select the warehouse address where you want it sent, add any additional instructions, and submit the Assisted Purchase request.
Watch this video for more information about how to complete an assisted purchase with your Shipito account.
After your payment is processed, we will purchase the items you submitted and let you know when the products arrive at the Shipito warehouse. We will keep you informed every step of the way through email and web notifications. Once you confirm that everything looks good and your order is ready to ship, provide us with the address you want the items to go to, add any additional services you want, choose the shipping carrier you prefer, and checkout. It really is that easy.
With Shipito Assisted Purchase, you don't have to spend time figuring out complicated websites, international shipping processes, or foreign languages. We will make sure you are taken care of the entire time so you can buy the products you want while saving time and money.
Good news! There are several payment options available, including PayPal, BitCoin, and wire transfers, however, those aren’t always available. To make it really easy for our customers, we have partnered with US Unlocked, the leading provider of virtual, prepaid debit cards. US Unlocked makes it easy to shop on US websites from anywhere in the world. The best part is that the billing address of your new virtual card will be the same as your Shipito address. Sign up today to get your own virtual credit card with US Unlocked.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to buy your favorite items from US stores and have them shipped to you at the best rates available. The first step is to sign up for a Shipito account and get your free US address.
In our next blog, we are going to provide a walkthrough of our International Shipping Calculator. The International Shipping Calculator gives you an instant shipping estimate for your items so there are no surprises.