Here's How to Shop From International Online Stores Without The Huge Shipping Fees

Amazon and Harrods, here we come.

Everyone’s guilty of online window shopping. More often than not, the international shopping websites we want to purchase from don’t ship internationally or, if they do, the international shipping fees are exorbitantly high and you might as well just empty your cart anyway.

That’s where cross border e-commerce comes into the equation to solve the obstacle of international shopping. Cross border e-commerce websites like Buyandship let you purchase products abroad with lower shipping fees by acting as the third party courier for your overseas transaction.

Think of it like a flight with one layover where the cross border e-commerce company. Instead of listing your international address as the shipping address, you input the address of Buy and Ship’s warehouse in that country. Once the package is at the overseas warehouse, the company will ship your package to your doorstep in the Philippines at a lower price than if you opted for, say, Amazon’s international shipping fees.


So far, Buyandship has warehouses in the following countries: U.S., U.K., Japan, South Korea, Australia, Italy, Thailand, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong—meaning that you can purchase goods from these locations at a lower shipping fee by using the platform.

Buyandship’s flat rate is P300 per pound for every overseas location they serve, and thankfully, the rate is based exclusively on the weight of the package. The platform caters to orders from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Etsy, Urban Outfitters, Harrods, Ted Baker, Rakuten, and more.

Time to restock your shopping carts, because Barnes & Noble, we’re coming for you.

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