When you’re shopping online stores in the United States from the Middle East, what are your biggest frustrations?
- Is shipping not available to your country?
- Are shipping costs too high?
- Is your payment method not accepted by a retailer?
If you find yourself with these and similar issues, just use Borderlinx. Register for a free account, and get your own forwarding address in the United States to gain access to stores that don’t ship to countries in the Middle East. Of course, Borderlinx goes far beyond a basic forwarding service. We’re here to make international shipping as easy as it can be.
Here are six benefits to using services from Borderlinx when shipping to the Middle East.
1. Access huge sales in the United States
Retailers in the United States are incredibly popular for hosting frequent sales events that cannot be missed. Cyber Monday and Black Friday (both in December), Mother’s Day (May), Independence Day (July 4) and President’s Day (February) are just a few of the many sales events that have stemmed from major U.S. holidays. The newest addition to the list is Amazon Prime Day (July). Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest sale of the year with over 100,000 items discounted for one day only.
We know keeping track of all these sales can get overwhelming, so Borderlinx is here to help keep you organized. With our blog and video series, get tips on where to find the best sales and how to use Borderlinx to get the most out of any sales day experience. Watch our latest video for seven tips on how to shop Amazon Prime Day this year like a pro!
2. Get discounts
Check your Borderlinx dashboard often for promotional codes to use when shipping out of our U.S. hub to the Middle East. Check out what’s currently available by logging into your Borderlinx personal account page. There may be something waiting for you right now. 😀
3. Estimate shipping fees with taxes and duties to the Middle East
It’s disappointing when retailers can’t calculate taxes and duties for you. Shop smarter by using our Shipping Cost Calculator to get an estimate of taxes and duties, including shipping fees, before you make a purchase.
4. Pay taxes and duties sooner
If a retailer offers shipping to your country, they don’t always allow you to pay taxes and duties right away. Most times, you have to wait until your package is received at customs to pay. Use Borderlinx to pay taxes and duties when your shipment arrives to our warehouse. Getting it done sooner means you can enjoy your packages sooner.
Also, filling out customs paperwork yourself is not fun. Use Borderlinx, and we’ll fill out customs documents for you. This really helps speed up shipping times by minimizing the chance that a customs officer will hold your item for improper documentation.
5. Use your preferred payment method
Have you ever reached the checkout page when shopping only to discover that the retailer doesn’t accept your credit card? With Borderlinx, you don’t have to give up on your purchase just because you can’t use the payment method you want. Our Shopping Concierge service will make the purchase on your behalf. Just fill out a quick form, and we’ll take care of the rest.
6. Save on shipping fees to the Middle East
Shipping to the Middle East from the United States can get expensive. With Borderlinx, you can save on shipping fees with our Package Repacking and Consolidation services–both free to Borderlinx members.
Borderlinx Package Repacking Service. When shipping packages, retailers sometimes use boxes that are way too big for the item. This can end up costing you more money than it should if the carrier is factoring volumetric weight into calculating shipping fees. Our trained staff will apply the Borderlinx Package Repacking service to packages that could be placed into smaller packaging. By removing extra space in a package, you can save money on shipping fees. Plus, when items are properly packaged, they’re less likely to be damaged during the delivery process!
Borderlinx Consolidation Service. One way carriers calculate international shipping fees is by charging each package a minimum fee. When you ship many items separately, those minimum fees can add up! Save money with the Borderlinx Consolidation service by virtually combining multiple packages into one tracking number. This way you’re only charged a minimum fee once. To maximize the benefits of our Consolidation service, we offer 30 days of free storage at our warehouses allowing you to wait until all your packages have been delivered so you can release them at the same time.
Sign up with Borderlinx today
So now you know the benefits, but how does this work together? Take a look at this breakdown when buying from the U.S. and shipping to the Middle East.
- Shop online at your favorite retailers in the U.S.A.
- Enter your U.S.A. Borderlinx shipping address at checkout instead of your home address.
- Your packages will be delivered to our distribution warehouse. Sign in to your account to apply discount codes, consolidate your packages, pay taxes & duties and apply other Borderlinx services. When you’re ready, release your packages to your address in the Middle East.
- In two to five days, your packages will be delivered to you.
To learn more about Borderlinx, visit www.borderlinx.com.