How to Shop Online in the USA Without an American Address

Ever wondered how you could access all the awesome products available on Amazon and eBay that are not available for shipping to your country? Wonder no more. You can use mail forwarding companies to get your package delivered straight to your doorstep anywhere in the world. Below is an overview of how to go about it.

1. Do an Online Search

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Open your favorite search engine and type in “American online shopping international shipping”. This should bring up a list of companies that can help you forward your package to your country. Find one that works best for you by checking out the reviews and pricing. Make sure to find out whether they ship to your country.

2. Register

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Look for the signup page and create an account with your desired provider. You might be required to add a payment method and pay some amount to complete this step.

3. Get a US Address

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At this point, you should be able to view your virtual US address. These are the details you will enter into the shipping address section when checking out.

4. Go Shopping

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You’re now free to shop at most stores across the US. If the online store of your choice does not accept credit cards from your country, then you can always use the assisted purchase feature most freight forwarding companies have. You can also use this feature if the website has been geo-locked such that you cannot access it. To use the service, you have to load your account with the money you wish to spend beforehand. This is normally a chargeable service so you can expect to spend a bit more than you would have by making the purchase yourself.

5. Notice of Receipt

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You will be notified by email when the freight forwarding company receives your package. You can also use the tracking services provided by the shipper should there be a delay or any other problem.

6. Additional Services

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Freight forwarding companies offer a range of services that include photo documentation, check contents, repackaging, and consolidation. These services are chargeable. For example, if you have two packages delivered to your virtual address from different online shops, you can have them consolidated into one package to bring down the cost of shipping to your country. You can also have the packages opened and photos taken to ensure everything is okay.

7. Customs Declaration

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At this point, you are required to fill out the customs declaration and dispatch note. This is simply a list of the items in the package. The freight forwarder should be able to help with this.

8. Forward the Package

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You will be required to make a forwarding request when you’re ready to have the product shipped to you. Please note that letting the package sit with the forwarder can incur storage charges. You will be given a shipping quote that depends on the weight and size of the package, destination, and shipping method. Usually, sea mail is the cheapest option.

9. Delivery

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Your parcel will be delivered to your doorstep.

With the above information, you can now shop online Kuwait and have your package delivered to your door.

 

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