Black Friday 2018, the annual US-inspired shopping carnival, is officially underway. Black Friday has been considered the official start to the busy holiday season and perhaps the reason why both offline and online retailers offer heavy deals and discounts on electronics. It originally started in the US after the Thanksgiving Holiday, but has become a global phenomenon.
Here’s how you can shop for your favourite products this Black Friday and get it delivered at your doorstep in India.
Black Friday 2018: Create your virtual shipping address
First things first, in order to get the product delivered through a package forwarding service, you need to first register or sign up on their website. Depending on the website, it can be either free or users are asked to pay a one-time fee. Once done, you will receive a virtual address of the country where you plan to shop in. This will be the address of a warehouse. Keep in mind that your package will first arrive at the warehouse and then get it shipped to other parts of the world. With a unique virtual address, you can use this as the shipping address whenever you shop online. The packaging forwarding service then scans the unique virtual address and ship the product to your actual address.
Now that you have a unique virtual address, you can use these following package delivery services to place your order from the US the 2018 Black Friday.
Black Friday 2018: Shipito
Shipito is a popular delivery service that allows you to create the virtual US address, which the company uses as a temporary shipping address for their warehouse where they will receive the product from the seller. Once your package reaches their warehouse, they will take photos of the package and share it with you. Shipito ships the packages to over 220 countries, including India. Shipito charges only $2 per parcel, in addition to shipping costs. Customs fee isn’t included, but it is possible to save costs by clubbing multiple packages.
Black Friday 2018: Other major services
Apart from Shopito, there are many other package forwarding services one can rely on such as FedEx Cross Border, MyUS, TaqTaq, Aramex’s Shop & Ship and Viabox, to name a few. Before you sign up for any service, make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully. Customs charges are separate in addition to the upfront fee. Plus, you will be charged more depending on the weight of the parcel and dimensions.
Black Friday 2018: Sites that ship products to India
Amazon: While not all products are eligible for international shipping, there’s still a solid chance you get the desired product delivered at your place. Of course, shipping and customs charges are additional. If you are keen to buy any product from Amazon this Black Friday, we would urge you to keep checking Amazon India’s global store for any deals and discounts.
Newegg: This is popularly known for selling electronics and computer peripherals in the US. The good news is that Newegg officially ships the products to India. If you find a tempting deal this Black Friday on Newegg, then you should visit the dedicated India page and check out the deals and offers on the devices in INR and see if the item is eligible to get shipped in India. Since New Egg officially ships products to India, there’s a less risk involved.