Shipito – shop in US and forward your packages overseas
So you’re photographer or designer and want to buy a gear such as camera, tablet or lens which is only shipped within US? Shipito is mail forwarding service which will help you to deliver your online purchases anywhere in the world. You will just shop online and mail it to the nearest Shipito US Address and Shipito will ship it to your home overseas. Many shoppers prefer to purchase products online at US stores such as Amazon or BestBuy because there are whole lot more quality and less expensive items. However, some of these online stores don’t ship internationally because their policy is just to ship to US addresses only. This post will explain how to use Shipito to solve this problem.
What is Shipito?
Shipito is a company that offers mail or package forwarding from USA to any country in the world. One of their objectives is to offer fast, reliable, efficient and inexpensive package forwarding services through online transactions. The main office and warehouse of Shipito is located in Torrance, CA.
Shipito policy is to reply within the same business day to customer’s email, all incoming packages are entered during the same business day and all outgoing packages are sent within 1-2 business days. Shipito provides many helpful tutorials for their costumers on how to use their services and use Shipito account.
How does Shipito work?
- You order items in any US only shipping store
- For shipping address you use the one which Shipito provides. You will get your box number via email.
- Shipito will receive the package and they will notify you via email
- Shipito will calculate postage to your country and they will ask you to fill out a Customs Declaration at your account that includes information such as package content, package value, package recipient, etc. which will be used for International Shipping.
- If you are not sure of the content of the package you can let Shipito open the package and check the content. They will post photos of what is inside to your account. You don’t have to worry about this because Shipito will ensure that nothing will be lost.
- You should select a shipping method. You can choose any shipping method that Shipito is offering such USPS Priority, Express, Flat Rate (box and envelope), FedEx or Shipito Air Mail (really don’t recommend this one, though it’s cheap it’s very slow). The price you’ll pay depends on dimension of the package and its weight. Feel free to use Shipping Calculator to see your options.
- Shipito will ship it for you.
In Shipito, you can choose either Individual Packages Plan or a Virtual Mailbox Plan. With Individual Packages Plan which is their basic plan, you will not pay any monthly or set up fees and you just pay $8.50 per package up to 30 pounds plus actual postage.
Virtual Mailbox Plan on the other hand allows consolidation of packages so you will save on postage fee. For example, you can order multiple items in different stores and have them repackaged by Shipito and sent in one large package. You can choose $50 per year or $10 per month.
Shipito is a very efficient, highly reliable and inexpensive service for package and mail forwarding of US only delivered goods to anywhere in the world. Without much hassle you can shop at Amazon, BestBuy, JCPenny and other stores and have your orders delivered to your door.