We all know about the shipping restrictions on Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Ulta and many others like it. They have shipping and payment restrictions. Some even have viewing restrictions. So what do you do? Get a USA Address or any other country address of course.
You go through a service that gives you a USA address or a local one that the online store supports and signup for an account. Once you have an account and address, you shop on the desired store and ship to your new address. e.g. If you’re shopping from Amazon UK and stores such as Clarks, H&M etc,. then you signup with a UK based package forwarding service. When shopping from USA stores, you signup with a USA parcel forwarding service to get a USA address.
Want to read up on the ins and outs of a parcel forwarding service? Take a look at this detailed article here or read our FAQ at the bottom of this page.
And now for the list of parcel forwarding services in the USA, UK/EU region and Canada, Australia and Asia Pacific regions.
USA Address Providers
Stackry accepts payments via Credit Cards, PayPal, and wire transfer ($25 extra/wire transfer). Shipment to Pakistan is pretty cheap if you go with DHL express. Their customer support is prompt and their warehouse staff efficient. Stackry‘s preferred carriers are FedEx, DHL, and USPS and they all provide tracking facility as well. If you wish to know what users have to say, then do check the reviews on SiteJabber.
ShipIto, USA & Austria
Their support varies from continent to continent. The support from Austria is great whereas support from US has room for improvement. Luckily for the US they have a contact number so you can give them a call and inquire about your parcel. Paid plan is reasonable at $50/yr and gives access to their tax free Oregon warehouse and consolidation service. They give 3 free pictures of the outside of the parcel and if you want content pictures then you have to pay $5. Their express processing fee is $5 and their personal shopper fee starts at $8.50.
Shipito accept payments via credit cards, PayPal, bitcoin and wire transfer and ship via DHL, FedEx, USPS, TNT, boxberry, Austrian Post and a few others.
Planet Express, USA
They have services such as ‘shop for me’, special requests, photos, extra packaging, etc. You can tell the warehouse staff what to do with your parcels and they will take care of the rest. You can see their prices here. Planet Express accepts mail and magazines which is great if you’ve signed up for mail to be sent to a USA address and want to ship those to Pakistan every other month. They ship via DHL, FedEx and USPS. Their USPS pricing is the cheapest we’ve ever seen and well worth the money. You can see their detailed pricing page and FAQ page before signing up.
As the name suggest, MyUS is a parcel forwarding service based out of Florida, USA. They provide a tax free USA address that is unique to them (since Florida has taxes) so delivery to their address is cheap. At signup you have the option for free and paid accounts. The free account has no monthly fees however it only sends out one parcel at a time and lets you store packages for 5 days only. This is helpful if you shop from one store only and want to ship it to Pakistan immediately.
Savings occur when you shop and consolidate multiple shipments into a single parcel though. For this, you’ll either need their premium plan at $7/mo or their premium plus mail plan at $20/mo.
Their customer service is quick and reliable, and their packaging is efficient. Paid plans give you 30 days storage and a number of services including free repackaging, free package consolidation, no charges for dimensional weight, and receiving mail etc. You can also ask them to inspect packages, split a package, return to sender, get photos etc. You can pay for their services via credit card, debit card, PayPal, check/money order and wire transfer.
Ship7 is fairly new. They give 3 free addresses in the USA and UK. The USA addresses are in New Jersey and another in the tax free zone of Delaware which means no sales tax when you ship to this USA warehouse.
Ship7 gives 60 days to store your items for free. They have an extensive pricing page detailing their service costing. You will notice they have offer consolidation, repackaging, pictures, return handling, personal shopper and a live chat facility as well.
They use DHL, FedEx, UPS, USPS and Aramex to ship out parcels. You can pay via Debit and Credit Cards along with PayPal.
UK & EU Address Providers
They accept payments via PayPal, credit or debit card (Sage Pay), Bitcoin (BitPay) and bank transfer. Forward2Me’s support response time varies from 5 hours to 48 hours, so if you don’t get a reply in 5-6 hours, give them a call during UK business hours. Forward2Me has excellent reviews on feefo.
The name is fairly self explanatory, myGermany gets you an address in Weimar, Germany, for a one-time registration fee of €1. You also get 30 days of free storage along with consulting services, concierge services, inspection, repackaging, customs declaration, drop shipments and discreet shipping services. You can pay them via credit card, PayPal and they also accept country specific methods which you will have to ask in advance. They ship parcels via DHL and FedEx only. You can contact them via email or request a call-back.
A service based in Turkey, Yollando offers package forwarding services in two plans; free and paid. Both plans offer free consolidation, free repackaging and free images. The paid plan offers deeper discounts on shipping, give more storage days and give more forwarding addresses. The free plan gives 15 days of free storage while paid membership allows 60 days of free storage. Paid plan costs €7/Mo.
Yollando has a ‘buy for me’ service which costs 8% of purchase value. Yollando also offers their Turkey based customers to pay the balance at the door especially via Instagram shopping. They accept payments via Credit Cards and bank transfers. For bank transfers you need to look at FAQ page for their account details. Yollando ships via DHL, UPS, Aramex and TNT.
China and Multi Region Parcel Forwarding Address Providers
TipTrans, Multiple Regions
TipTrans is a Chinese parcel forwarding service who offer addresses in five location; China, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Germany and UK. TipTrans provides both personal and business services. They have three types of membership plans; Standard, Premium & Business Premium. All plans give addresses in five locations however the fees for shipping, consolidation, assisted purchase varies. Their other services include photos, repackaging, parcel inspection, special requests and express checkout.
They accept payments via PayPal, Credit Cards, Bitcoin, Western Union and bank wire to Hong Kong, Germany or the Czech Republic. Their shipping methods include China Post, DHL, Hong Kong post, TNT, UPS, EMS, Aramex and a few others. TipsTans has an active and responsive online chat and email response team, making their customer support better than some other services on this list.
Shop And Ship, Multiple Regions
Shop&Ship is package forwarding service powered by Aramex. They have a $45 signup fee against which they give fifteen parcel forwarding addresses all over the world! Unfortunately, ShopAndShip do not ship parcels everywhere; but to only 46 countries (though they claim to ship to 52 countries). There is no free storage because they don’t do consolidation; they ship items as they arrive. If you ship certain items, they give you $10 towards shipping.
They give parcel forwarding addresses in the US, the UK, China, Turkey, UAE, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Canada, and Malaysia. There is no contact number to call for questions and clarifications (till you have signed-up). Alternatively, they are on Twitter, so please use the handle @shopandship (and you will find their email address mentioned there as well).
So, that’s our list of parcel and mail forwarding services for everyone who loves to shop from abroad and get items delivered in Pakistan. Have you used any parcel forwarding service that you are happy with? Mention the name and your experience with them in comments below and we’ll add them to the list after checking them out.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a parcel forwarding service?
A parcel forwarding service is a shipping service through which you get a mailing address that you can use for personal and commercial purposes without having to reside in that location.
What is parcel forwarding used for?
Parcel forwarding is mostly used for online shopping in another country via websites that don’t deliver directly to your country. It also saves on shipping costs when you combine multiple shipments into one parcel.
Is parcel forwarding safe?
Yes, most parcel forwarding companies are safe. All the services provided on our post are verified. However, there are some services which are scam. You should either check with us before using them or read online reviews for these services.
How much does a parcel forwarding service cost?
Most are free to signup. However, they all have some service charges or the other. If you are an avid shopper and have a lot of online shopping to do then using them saves money. The overall cost depends on the size of your parcel, weight, how many packages you combined etc.
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