In the United States, the second Monday of October each year (October 11, this year) is a designated holiday, Columbus Day. This holiday will have a weekend sale event this week where you can save big on electronics, appliances, clothes, accessories, kitchenware, and more!
As you all know, buying products from America is now easier and quicker with Buyandship! With all of the Columbus Day deals from different brands plus Buyandship’s No US Sales Tax Feature, now is the perfect time to shop all of the items you’ve been eyeing for years! Now, we know how exciting this is but first, take a look at tips and reminders to keep in mind during the ongoing sales.
Tips and Tricks: Your Go-To Guide To Columbus Day Sale
#1 Line Up Your Schedule and Lock Key Shopping Dates
Columbus Day in the United States is the second Monday of October every year, and major brands will offer huge offers. Make sure to check all the dates and expiry of these offers so you don’t miss out on anything. Whether it’s apparel, electronics, home decor, or appliances, everything will be available and on sale.
# 2. Keep an Eye Out on Flash Deals/ Limited Time Offers
The flash promotion of the Columbus Day Sale usually happens 2-3 days before the holiday, some brands already offer flash deals or limited-time offers. Make sure you researched beforehand such as the average price of what you’ve wanted to buy or the cheapest platform to buy it from. In that way, when you see your desired products on sale, you can easily tell if it’s a steal or a trap. Make sure to buy it quickly and have it shipped to one of our location warehouses before it runs out of stock! Check out a few of our top brands in the list below.
# 3. Prepare Your Shopping List and Create an Account to the Respective Online Store
Start formulating your shopping list now, add the product page to your favorite bookmarks, or pre-add it to your Wish List of the website. As long as the discounted price is launched in the next few days, you can directly add the product to the shopping cart without any hassle and proceed to checkout easily.
Remember to fill in Buyandship’s Warehouse Address to your Address Book to save more time and score huge deals.
# 4. Prepare Your Credit Card and Apply for Paypal in Advance
Some overseas online stores in the United States may not accept foreign credit cards. Aside from that, there are also some brands that only accept Paypal as a payment method. So, in order to prevent this, shop in stores that accept foreign credit cards and apply for a Paypal Account in advance.
# 5. Open a Buyandship Account for a Better Overseas Online Shopping Experience
Having a Buyandship account is an advantage especially with all the Columbus Day Sales right now. Many U.S. websites do not provide overseas direct delivery services to UAE or if they do, chances are they charge high international shipping fees that cost higher than the price of your purchase product.
With Buyandship, you’ll get access to 12 locations worldwide (U.S, U.K., Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Canada, Italy, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand) which means 12 regions to shop from. You’re no longer limited to online shopping platforms in UAE like Shopee or Lazada. If Buyandship’s shipping rate is what you’re worried about, fret not, we only charge you purely by weight. No hidden charges!
And since it’s Columbus Day Sale, did you know that our US Warehouse location is in a Sales-Tax Free Zone? That means you can buy as many products without getting tax by the US Customs!
Notes To Keep In Mind When You’re Using Buyandship’s Warehouse Address For Your Online Shopping
1. Address filling format
Go to your dashboard > Overseas Warehouse Addresses and simply copy and paste our addresses to your shipping information, depending on which warehouse you wanted to ship your products to. In addition to this, make sure to fill in the Buyandship Membership ID in “Name” so, it would be easier for us to sort your parcel once it arrives at our warehouse.
2. Payment Method and Billing Address
Just like what we state in the earlier part of the blog, most US Web Stores either/both accept internationally-accepted credit/debit cards and Paypal as the mode of payment. Please take note to use your real name and Credit/Debit Card Address and upon the billing section to ensure a hassle-free transaction.
3. Declare Your Shipments
If the shipment is not declared before arriving at the warehouse, our warehouse team may postpone processing your shipment, and may not be able to issue the “Notified Shipment Notification” immediately, so it will be delayed until the shipment is received. So, it’s really important that once you receive the tracking number from the merchant store you shop from, declare your shipment to your BNS Account.
4. Shipment Size Restrictions
If deemed necessary, our warehouse will repack and replace packaging without prior notice. Every single shipment (Per Tracking number) must not exceed 55 pounds. Every consolidated shipment must not exceed 20 pounds. If the single parcel exceeds 20 pounds, please do not consolidate it with other parcels. After the parcel consolidation:
- Size limitation
- Either side cannot exceed 80CM and the sum of all 3 sides cannot exceed 200CM.
Note: Calculation for Volumetric Weight: [Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM)] ÷ 6,000 x 2.2046
If the parcel exceeds any of the above limitations, additional charges may be required. The overseas warehouse may also reject the parcel or the delivery fee may be calculated by Volumetric Weight.
5. Prohibited Goods
Please read “Prohibited Items Catalog” before shopping. If you have doubts or unclear products, you can always send us the product link on Facebook, Instagram, or start a webchat on the site to confirm if we’ll allow your item. It’s better to be safe and sure.
6. Where Can I Find More Information on Buyandship’s Online Shopping and Shipping?
Other than our Website, Facebook Page, Instagram, we have a community in our FB group where we post all of the latest deals and updates regarding Buyandship. You can also share with our members your shopping experience and concerns regarding Buyandship or overseas shopping in general. Join us if you wanted a community to relate to or vent out to; we’ll be waiting for you!
👉 Buyandship’s Facebook Page
Additional Notes to Keep in Mind
1. Due to the US discount season, the Buyandship US warehouse may require additional time to arrange storage.
2. Remember to declare the shipment on time and correctly. It may not be possible to issue the “Notice of Undeclared Shipment” immediately and delay the arrival of the shipment.
3. Please be patient! If the flight is delayed or the space is full during the discount period, the shipment may take longer than usual to arrive at the Hong Kong warehouse.
Thank you so much for trusting Buyandship. Happy Shopping, Everyone!
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► Carter’s Kids and Babies
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► BH Photo Video
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► Entertainment Earth
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