How Package Forwarding Services Work
Package Forwarding Services can provide you with a United States address when you create an account. Once you have created an account with them, you can use the shipping address provided by the service at the Total Life Changes website to ship your purchases. Depending on the level of service you choose, the forwarding company will ship these purchases to you in your home country at your designated address. With many of these services you can consolidate, repackage or utilize storage for all of your online USA online purchases, including other shopping websites, to save a substantial amount on the costs of shipping internationally. Total Life Changes does not recommend one forwarding service over another, but we have provided some information on reliable options to you below.
USA Parcel Forwarding Services
MyUS is one of the oldest parcel forwarders in the US. They give a US address in Florida, which would normally require US sales taxes but given their long standing in the industry, they were awarded a unique zip code in the state of Florida that is tax free. Their customer service is quick and reliable, their packaging, efficient and snazzy. Although their prices are on the higher side but if you have the budget for it then go for MyUS. They have 3 types of accounts; no setup fee for Single Package and no monthly charges are involved here. Premium Plan which comes with a $7 monthly fee and Premium+Mail membership which calls for a $20 monthly charge. With the basic package, you get 5 days of free storage whereas you get 30 days storage with the other two memberships. They provide a number of services including free package consolidation, free repackaging, no charges for dimensional weight, and receiving mail etc. MyUS ships globally via DHL, FedEx, and UPS and to pay for shipping, you can use your credit card, debit card (should support online international transactions), PayPal, check/money order and wire transfer.
Shipito is a very popular service that gives you 3 addresses in US region and 1 in Europe. They offer 24/7 live support. Additionally, they also have a contact number you can call and an email that they promptly reply with but generic answers. They give 90 days of free storage. Their address in Nevada gives you 180 days of free storage and this account is free but with a $2 fee to receive your package. In the event that you want to go for a paid account with Shipito, then you also get the tax-free address in Oregon and the charges are $10/Month.They have express processing for $5 and personal shopper price starts at $8.50. They accept payments via credit cards, PayPal, bitcoin and wire transfer. They ship via DHL, FedEx, USPS, TNT and a few more. Additionally, they have apps for iOS and Android devices too.
With Vyking Ship, you get a free account in Minnesota, the USA where your mail and parcels can relax for 180 days at no cost to you. There is no fee to sign up and nor is there a monthly or yearly fee. You can get your invoice and price-tags removed, order more pictures (1 is free and is automatically uploaded showing your parcel from outside so you can gauge the condition of your arriving parcel), customs declared, security tape added, expedite your processing, add package consolidation, repackage the parcels and ask for a custom request. They accept payments via verified PayPal accounts, Western Union, Bank Wire Transfers and of course, all major credit cards. You can contact them via email, chat or phone number. They ship via DHL Express, FedEx, and USPS.