There’s no place like home. In most cases, there’s also nothing like the US products you know and love. Sure, when moving abroad, you may be able to find replacements for your beloved face cream or sports equipment, but that usually requires a lot of trial and error (and time, and money!)
If only there was a way to still get your favorite US products whilst living abroad… Oh wait! There is. Let us introduce you to a little something called package forwarding. In this article you’ll find out exactly how it works.
Package Forwarding, otherwise known as Package Reshipping, is a service provided by reshipping companies like PostFromUS. It’s a mailing process which allows you to shop globally and enjoy products which aren’t available to you in your country. After signing up for an account on a reshipping company, you receive a forwarding address. You can use this as the delivery point for your online orders. Once they arrive to this point, your packages will be registered to you. They will then be processed and sent to wherever you call “home”.
Why should you have to miss out on your favorite US products just because you don’t live n the US? Package Forwarding services understand this better than anyone. That’s why it’s now easier than ever to order items from the states, straight to wherever you call home.
Once you sign up to a reshipping service, you’ll receive a virtual forwarding address. This is simply a US location that your reshipping service will use to store your packages until they are redirected to you. Paired with a unique suite number, it provides your packages with a safe space to be kept in. Think of it as the middle man in your international shopping experience!
When ordering your desired US items such as makeup, skincare, tech gadgets or sporting equipment, you would check out using your virtual forwarding address and member credentials as the delivery destination.
The items will then be delivered to your virtual forwarding address and assigned to you by the reshipping service. If you have multiple packages, they will be consolidated to save costs. Then, they’ll be on their way to your front door!
If you’ve ordered several packages then you might benefit more from package consolidation services. Most reshipping services offer this as an add-on, which is extremely useful to improve time and cost efficiency.
During the process of package consolidation, your reshipping service will store your packages in their warehouse, usually in your unique ‘package suite’ which is assigned to your member ID. Once all packages have arrived to the warehouse and been assigned to your account, they will be consolidated into one large package and shipped out to you.
This is an incredibly convenient feature of package forwarding which enables you to receive all of your favorite US items at once when living abroad, truly getting a hint of home wherever you are.
What’s the best part of using PostFromUS as your reshipping service? Signing up and receiving your virtual forwarding address is completely free with PostfromUS. You’ll only ever pay as and when you use our reshipping services. If you’re missing your favorite products from home, we’ve got you covered! Sign up for FREE today and check out all of our awesome added reshipping features.