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Black Friday Parcel Forwarding Tips for Shipping Your Items from the U.S. to Australia

November 11, 2020

Black Friday parcel forwarding

No one wants to miss the chance to grab items at the lowest price on Black Friday. However, 80% of the U.S. shopping sites such as Ralph Lauren, Carter’s, Eastbay, etc, do not offer international shipping, so Buyandship is here to help!

When shopping during Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, every second count! By saving our warehouse address as the default delivery address on your customer account on shopping sites, you can be a step faster than anyone when you checkout. The quicker you can make for your purchase, the sooner your shipment will be at our warehouse and then ready to be delivered to you! To make the process even quicker and efficient, please pay attention to the following parcel forwarding tips!

🌟Why Buyandship🌟

Any Aussie who likes to shop online will know the frustration of picking out purchases on an overseas website, only to find at the checkout that the store can’t ship to Australia. Parcel forwarding service is the answer to this problem! Buyandship has 10 warehouses worldwide, which allows you to shop around the world! We provide our users with affordable shipping rate in Australia, and free parcel consolidation for you to shop in different countries. Learn More

Take a look at the price comparison below and discover how much you can save with Buyandship.
Due to the significant reduction in the no. of flights globally, delivery time may be affected.

^Prices of other parcel forwarders may change over time. For reference only.
#Price includes GST on the value of the shipping fee.

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Parcel Forwarding Tips for Black Friday Orders

1. Potential Address Issues
If an error message occurs when you try to fill in our U.S. warehouse address, you can try to enter 13822, Northeast Airport Way in another format. If there is no space to add your Buyandship user ID to your name, or your address, please try to add it to the “Address Line 2”. (#Reminder: It’s a MUST to add in your Buyandship user ID so we can identify your parcel.)

2. Correct Use of Zip Code
Please note that the only and correct ZIP Code of our U.S. warehouse is 97251-9614. Alternatively, you can use 97251 if the shopping site only allows a 5-digit ZIP Code.

Please note that the previous ZIP Code 97230-3440 is no longer valid. All parcels shipping to this zip code will be returned to the sender. Therefore, please do double check if your pre-filled delivery address on your customer account on shopping sites is up-to-date.

3. About Billing Address
If you want to use our warehouse address as the Billing Address for your order, please use your real name. In some cases, your transactions will be rejected when you use our warehouse address as the Billing Address. If it happens, please use your own and real local address as the Billing Address instead.

4. On-time Declaration & Check-in Time
Remember to declare your parcels once you have received the tracking no.! As long as you remember to declare the shipment on time and accurately (before your shipment arrives at the warehouse), our colleagues at the U.S. warehouse shall be able to handle your shipment as quickly as possible. Due to the high volume of orders during the entire December, the check-in time of your parcel may take longer than usual. Please be patient and contact our Customer service, in case your parcel hasn’t been checked in after a few days. If you haven’t declared your parcel before its arrival at the warehouse, the check-in time of your parcel will be delayed for 3-5 working days as priority will be given to those pre-declared parcels.

5. Shipment Size Restrictions
During the shopping season, please bear in mind the size of your parcel/shipment. Either side cannot exceed 80CM and the sum of all 3 sides cannot exceed 200CM. The shipment will otherwise be rejected and cannot be transferred to Hong Kong and subsequently to Australia.

6. Most Asked About Product Categories that Have Restrictions
1. Electronics & Gadgets
All electronics items with built-in battery are prohibited items. For electronics items WITHOUT built-in battery, please note that your shipment order will still take a longer time to process.

2. Vitamins & Supplements
All vitamins and supplements are prohibited items.

3. Cosmetics & Skincare
Powder-based makeup and skincare are generally accepted in our warehouses, except for Italy and Indonesia. For creams and liquids, there is a limitation of 100ml per packaging/bottle. There is also a limit of 3 x 100ml product per shipment order.

For the full and comprehensive list, please read here. If you’re still unsure, kindly contact one of our Customer Service representatives via live chat or Facebook. Please understand that the above information is for reference only and the Australian Customs has the right to make a final decision.

7. Storage in Hong Kong Warehouse
Please note that the free storage of parcels arriving at our Hong Kong warehouse has been adjusted to 21 calendar days since November 1st, 2020. The free storage period begins on the arrival date of parcels at our HK warehouse. An overdue fee will be charged for each parcel from 22nd day onwards. Any parcels which have been overdue over 30 days will be regarded as abandoned.

8. Get Your Items Quicker
Since we are expecting a large number of shipments to arrive at our warehouses, the time required to process consolidations will be slightly longer than usual. Please bear with us and order your purchases sooner rather than later!

If you want to receive your orders as soon as possible, we highly recommend you not to consolidate your parcels. This way, you don’t have to wait until all parcels to arrive at the warehouse, and you will receive your individual parcels sooner.

9. Customer Service Wait Times
We strive to provide world-class customer service and usually, we are able to answer your inquiries within 30 minutes, but due to all the messages and inquiries we will be getting during this peak sale period, please expect an average of 2-3 hours for an answer to your questions.

Let’s not lose your head (or your sanity) and shop the Black Friday 2020 sales with Buyandship! Stay safe and have a fuss-free shopping experience when you shop online. Shop smart from 10 different countries through Buyandship’s international parcel forwarding service.

Take these tips and enjoy the beauty (you don’t even need to leave the comforts of your own home!) of online shopping with Buyandship on 2020 Black Friday.🧡