Friday, August 13, 2010

Online Shopping Facility for International Buyers

It has always been a dilemma for me to find really good or interesting beauty product that I want to try only to find out that it has payment and shipping restrictions to non-US residents. I have been frustrated a lot of times because of this. Since I am in Philippines, good quality makeup products are not readily available. What's worse is that there isn't that much selection available in the market.

I friend and HS classmate told me about the site, HopShopGo.com. It is an online facility that provides assistance for purchasing - either payment, shipping or both - not only for international buyers but also US buyers as well. It is a partnership between PayPal and comGateway to create a more secure, convenient and fun online shopping experience for PayPal users.

I looked around the site and it gave me hope! I have a few items in my wishlist which I cannot buy because the site either requires a US credit card or ships only to US. ^_^

Here are some of the site features:
1. When you register to the site (you need your paypal account to be able to log in), you are given a US address FREE of charge.
2. You can shop for items from thousands of US online stores and ship your purchases to your US address.
3. You can order through the site and they buy the item for you for online stores that accept major US credit cards only.
4. It lets you combine your purchases from different merchants into one shipment to reduce shipping costs.
5. Gives you access to deals offered by many online stores.

Here are some beauty online stores that you can shop from*:
- Sephora
- benefitcosmetics
- M.A.C.
- Juicy Couture
- Victoria's Secret
- Bath & Body Works
*the site is not restricted to just beauty products

I am excited to know that sites like this exist :) If anyone of you already know about this site. Please share your experience with it :)

2 comments:

  1. wow! I'm so glad you're able to find a way to buy the beauty products! I'm a US resident so I don't have those kind of problems, but sometimes Hawaii and Alaska DO have those type of restrictions OR higher shipping costs SO I will most definitely pass this along to my friends :)

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  2. yeah so true that's why I am excited about this. :) Actually if you are in US, you can still find it useful to save shipping costs and get special deals :)

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♥ Miyo