London-based GoSend, a new international shopping and shipping service, has launched in the UK. Based in one of five tax-free U.S. states, Delaware, GoSend is a unique subscription service offering members a ‘virtual locker’, giving them a U.S. address to reduce shipping fees from U.S. retailers and extend bulk discounts to ship for less anywhere in the world.
Savvy shoppers can also save as much as 80% on shipping fees meaning they no longer have to hit ‘abandon cart’ when astronomical delivery fees are revealed at checkout.
By registering with GoSend, users are given a GoSend Locker with a U.S. address, in Delaware, one of five tax-free states in the U.S. Members can then shop to their heart’s delight with any online retailer, and simply enter this address when checking out to avoid sky-high international shipping charges.
GoSend then either ships straight to the customer’s UK address or stores items in the member’s GoSend Locker allowing them to continue shopping and then ship multiple items as one package, saving even more money on delivery costs. The GoSend team has over 25 years of experience in the logistics business, and has secured unique bulk rates with top carriers including USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL Worldwide. GoSend offers shipping rates less than most retailers and even greater savings when you consolidate packages across multiple products.
GoSend’s new ShopAssist service is your own personal shopping concierge. Shoppers can use ShopAssist service whenever they experience difficulties with online retailers that do not accept foreign credit cards or do not offer international shipping. Simply login and add your products to your ShopAssist cart for GoSend to then purchase these items on your behalf. GoSend also provides a search for the best price available and will even pickup the items at local stores for you.
Members can choose from a basic free plan or monthly/annual ‘VIP’ package starting from £6 ($9 approx.) a month. GoSend members receive greater discounts on shipping costs, package consolidation and ShopAssist services. The savings on just one shipment make it worthwhile as you are likely going to save enough to cover the cost of an annual membership.
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