Prohibited and Restricted items list

There are certain restrictions as to what you can ship with certain shipping methods. This is list of prohibited and restricted items for all of our shipping methods available.

Global Shipping Restrictions
*USGoBuy currently cannot ship any electronic equipment or any equipment that requires ECCN# (Export Control Classification Number)

*Pressurized gas, canister.

*Firearms parts, gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Flammable, explosive, corrosive items.
*Tobacco products.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.
DHL Shipping Restrictions

*Any item prohibited by any applicable legislation or regulation restricting transport such as ivory, seeds,
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Nail Polish
*Cremated remain
*Firearms parts, gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Perfume, cologne
*Airsoft, bb guns
*Alcohol based hand-sanitizer, flammable liquid
*Live or dead plants or animals.
*Negotiable securities and certificates, precious metal, currency, coins
*Corrosive material
*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.

 

USPS Shipping Restrictions

*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Live or dead plants or animals.
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Alcohol in any form.
*Alcohol base hand-sanitizer
*Corrosive materials, flammable liquid
*Firearms gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Knives (cutlery, sword, tactical knives)
*Cremated remains.
*Lithium Ion Batteries, only 2 per packages and must be installed in devices
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.

FedEx Shipping Restrictions

*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Live or dead plants or animals.
*Any item prohibited by any applicable legislation or regulation restricting transport such as ivory
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive, corrosive materials.
*Negotiable securities and certificates.
*Alcohol base hand-sanitizer, flammable liquid
*Alcohol, liquor
*Cremated remains.
*Firearms parts, gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.

OTHER RESTRICTED ITEMS 
*Any item prohibited by any applicable legislation or regulation restricting transport
*Hazardous, combustible or explosive material.
*Perishable Foodstuffs.
*Alcohol base hand-sanitizer, flammable fragrance
*All Liquids, regardless of container size/type (also oils included in machine parts, etc.)
*Alcohol in any form.
*Corrosive materials.
* Firearms gun parts, scope, red dot sight, reflex sight, ammunition etc. Even Airsoft pistol/guns.
* Pornographic and/or politically offensive material.
* Knives (Cutlery, swords, tactical knives)
*Cremated remains.
*Any restricted items under ITAR, Department of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of State and the US Department of Treasury.
*No limit on Lithium Batteries that are installed in devices or packed with devices
*Fake/dummy/replica/game/toy weapons, paintball guns, BB guns, antique weapons, swords, knives, etc.
*Live or dead animals
*Narcotics
*Tobacco (certain destinations)
*International passports (certain destinations)
*Foodstuff, plants/seeds (certain destinations)
*Medicine Drugs, prescription (certain destinations)
*Hazardous cosmetics and creams
*Batteries (Lithium, consumer batteries, car-boat-machine batteries)
*Indecent and pornographic materials
*Items and substances, the possession or use of which is prohibited by law
*Money, payment cards, money orders, traveler cheques, etc.
*Articles of exceptional value: like jewelry, precious metals and stones, diamonds, works of art, antiques, etc

 

For further details, please visit http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm

Shipping lithium batteries from USA

Electronics, mobile phones, digital products in USA are much cheaper than anywhere else in the world, which is why many customers use USGoBuy. Most electronic products contain lithium batteries, they are also limited in the international transport.

Check the list of restricted and prohibited items to ship with USGoBuy.

Due to regulations by the IATA, FAA and the TSA, USGoBuy no longer will be able to ship loose Lithium Ion batteries (PI965) for our customers. This includes spare cell phone, and Laptop batteries, as well as power banks, and mobile chargers. 

When you are ready to send out the package, please confirm which shipping method you can transport the lithium batteries and under which conditions.

DHL ships lithium batteries as long as they are shipped within the guidelines of PI966 and PI967.Packages with more than 2 batteries Require MSDS form to be submitted.

  • PI966 will require rigid outer packaging in order to provide protection from damage or compression from the batteries, the inner packaging must be placed in a strong, rigid, outer packaging.
  • For Example: If your items like laptops, iphones etc. do not come with original box, please place a special request to have the items to be repacked in a cardboard box and then place in the shipping box. Basically double box the items.

*MSDS will be required for the following countries regardless amount of batteries in your package: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

USPS: ships lithium batteries, limit 2 items contains batteries per package, must be installed in the devices

FedEx: ships lithium batteries, no limit

【International parcel forwarder】Consolidation

How Consolidation of Packages Works

Consolidation of packages means the collection of items in a small package to a large package.

Customer select packages that need to be consolidated, then you need to choose a courier to shipping out; we suggest that the USPS size limit (26″ X13″ X13″). We do not recommend consolidating packages bigger than the USPS limit of 26″x13″x13″. These larger packages have an increased risk of damage during shipping.

When the warehouse receives your request, we will check and confirm the items correctly again, according to your demand, we can get rid of the unnecessary items, which may help you reduce the postage.

You have three options:

  • Keep original invoices.
  • Remove all unnecessary packaging (such as shoe boxes).
  • Ship with best choice of carrier if selected one does not work.
  • If you are planning on reselling the products, we recommend “Keep original invoices”.

You can find a larger text box under “Other requirements” on the Consolidation page. You can also attach special requirements, we will be packaged according to these requirements. If you are concerned with fragile items, you can always add additional packaging materials for special requirements. There is also an option to keep fragile items in the original box.

USGoBuy will then attempt to consolidate all your request items into one package, if there are any extra items, we will put them in another package, unless otherwise specified in the “Other requirements”.

Once the consolidation is complete, we will measure the package and weigh it again. If you would like some photos for it, please click the button “Request Photos”.

Please allow up to 1-2 working days to process all consolidation requests.

How to Submit a Consolidation Request

You can maximize your savings by becoming our silver member, which means you can combine several smaller packages into a larger package.

Here’s how it works:

When we receive a new package, we will carry out measuring and weighing, including waybill number and delivery information will be sent to your account, so you can easily manage each package

When we consolidate your various packages, we always find the most efficient method.

First you’ll need to log into your account and click on “My Packages.” This page shows all of your packages in the warehouse. Then select the packages you need to consolidate, click “Pre-Packaging”, and please remember to fill in the items information, which is related to the warehouse to check your goods and customs clearance. You need to select the operation of the package, and then click “Submit”.

When consolidation is complete, we will measure and weigh package again, and then send the latest information to your account.

After that, you will need to complete the following options:

  • Choose shipping address
  • Choose courier as you like
  • You can add shipping insurance
  • You can use coupon or promotion code if you have one
  • Then complete payment after confirmation

How to Use Shipping Cost Calculator for Package Forwarding

 

In case you happen to sell a product and you want to calculate the shipping price the product from a specific location to its final destination, you may do it in two easy ways and one of the ways is to use a shipping cost calculator. You may include some freight prices in every product you sell. The buyer thinks that there are no concealed charges of the freight. He may calculate the precise freight charge of every product with the help of the shipping cost calculator and it has to be inclusive of the total invoice.

A prospective purchaser will view the lowest of the prices. You have to take note that the freight shipping expenses are quoted on a port to port basis. You will have to consider some aspects in calculating the expenses of the freight and a shipping cost calculator will make you do it with ease.

Shipping Cost Calculator

 

In order to calculate your freight shipping expenses by a shipping cost calculator you have to include the volume weight or the real weight of your consignment. The total weight of the pallets utilized to transfer your consignments and also the expense of loading is generally utilized in the transport and also the real expense of the products along with the terminal fees. There is also an inclusion of the documentations fees and you need to take it into account when using the shipping cost calculator.

There are several important aspects of calculating the expense of your freight shipping with the help of the shipping cost calculator. Some of the aspects that are given above will most likely incur some extra expenses relying on the trade terms you have inserted with the shipping firm. The inclusion in trade terms may cover some of the areas like moving expenses and port expenses.

The freight shipping cost products are normally concealed and can be cumbersome to have a proper estimate that you are acquainted with. There are some expenses linked with transporting your products through the air and the charges may differ on some conditions. There are some aspects that make develop some complex situations at most of the destination points.

The shipped products may be at the destination for some weeks or months due to these hidden charges. It is pivotal to know these aspects prior to calculating the freight shipping expenses and a shipping cost calculator is handy. You can actually lessen the expenses of your freight in many ways. One such method is to utilize a transport agreement which will have loading and unloading expenses with the change between one mode of transport to the other.

You need to find the lowest rates with the help of the shipping cost calculator provided by the shipment carriers and ensure you get in touch with the shipping association prior to devising a plan to do the transportation of your products. You have to make yourself familiar with the least charges on the freight, for example, the air freight that arrives with 10 to 20 kg White Sea freight. You need to remember these suggestions and it will help in reduction of freight shipping expenses by making use of the shipping cost calculator.

The rates of the freight rely on several aspects. These aspects include the cargo weight and the size of the freight class. You may utilize the shipping cost calculator in order to find the freight rates on your own. This will provide you immense confidence that you require about being aware of the goods that will be shipped at a specific expense without facing any difficulty with the help of the shipping cost calculator.

Welcome to calculate your shipping price==>http://www.usgobuy.com/

US Unlocked and USGoBuy Announce Partnership, Creating Shipping Solutions for Global Consumers

Portland, June 22th

US Unlocked and USGoBuy enable thousands of foreign consumers worldwide to reach U.S. businesses by using the US Unlocked Virtual Visa Prepaid Card combined with a USGoBuy personal US package forwarding address. This address is used as both the ship to and bill to address on U.S. web sites. This combination of services enables global consumers to shop for U.S. items and services they want and receive them in their country of residence.

US Unlocked offers an approved virtual Visa account, designed specifically to allow non U.S. citizens to buy increasingly popular U.S. goods and services. A growing global middle class with increasing purchase power want to shop and ship the goods to their homes, creating a demand for global commerce, shipping and payment solutions.

Brion Bonkowski, CEO of Tern Commerce said: “We are excited to be working with our new partner, USGoBuy, as we strive to provide world class service to our joint customers. We are pleased they are now a certified partner and are looking forward to growing our relationship – bringing our strategic strengths together to serve our foreign customers.”

Package Forwarding

USGoBuy insure the safety and speed of consolidation and package forwarding. USGoBuy keep improving their membership system and offer benefits to members signed up. Business member such as online stores are deeply cooperating with USGoBuy and developing their mutual purchase system.

“We’re here to offer competitive shipping rates to our customers and experienced members, we try to help them save more during the booming international e-commerce and shipping demand. Our another goals is to help many small international buyers and stores to a new level and grow big.” said Leo Guo, CEO at USGoBuy

The solution
By making available a US based virtual debit card, coupled with an approved US package forwarding address as the card’s billing address, US Unlocked and USGoBuy are able to offer customers unprecedented access to highly sought after goods and services they were never before able to purchase, creating substantial savings for global consumers.

Package Forwarding from USA

The goods
Popular brands such as Ralph Lauren, Williams & Sonoma, GAP and Victoria’s Secret, and retailers such as Amazon, Zappos and Sephora are often either not available in certain geographies or cost prohibitive to buy locally are now possible to purchase. Our consumers purchase genuine big brand names, luxury goods, nutraceuticals, baby goods/formula, digital goods, auto parts, medical equipment and many other products are sent to happy consumers daily by package forwarding.

 

The US Unlocked Virtual Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa, U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan” and “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014.

 

Contact information

USGoBuy LLC
Tel:+1 (503) 384-2291
Contact Person: Ken
address: 14121 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97230
E-mail:  service@usgobuy.com
http://www.usgobuy.com

 

Get DHL Price 30%+ Off for Digital & Any Other Products

Many guys are buying electronics or digital products from USA, such as Amazon USA, eBay. Then the only thing matters is shipping price from USA, and we even give up the purchase plan as the shipping price is reaching the product price. Or another important reason is the tax for electronics. Then package forwarding company may be a good choice for us as we can get lower price from them if we choose big name shipping service like DHL, USPS. Actually those package forwarding company just make contracts with DHL, USPS and get lower price, so we can regard them as distributors of DHL and USPS.

USGoBuy is one of the best package forwarding company I’ve ever used before, and I can get a free US shipping address by signing up and submit my package I’ve bought to them then they ship for me with discount price. The speed is just like DHL, but with much lower prices.

USGoBuy will have an activity for both new users and old customers, super low prices for using DHL service by USGoBuy during June 15th to June 30th, I believe it’s one of their best promotions in this year as it really could save a lot as I’ve calculated.

Package Forwarding

I think we can compare this with the prices on official DHL website.==>http://www.dhl-usa.com/en/express/shipping/rate_and_transit_guide.html

 

And by the way, you can also submit item link to USGoBuy if the US store only accept US credit card, USGoBuy will buy that item for you and ship to your doorstep. Sign up USGoBuy==>http://www.usgobuy.com/

 

Buy Electronics with Parcel Forwarding

Recently we met questions about using parcel forwarding to buy electronics from USA. You can also find a lot of similar questions on so many forums and websites.

So today we’ll talk about things about buying electronics from USA with parcel forwarding service. The contents will include custom and taxes thing

This asker comes from Australia, he asks similar question just as one customer from New Zealand asked last time. At least we can see there’s growing demand of using parcel forwarding service from these 2 countries.

And finally, the asker couldn’t get an precise answer about if they could use the parcel forwarding service to buy electronics, because so many comments are issued by people who didn’t try it on, but also was trying to take a shot. Then the asker got a little confused and hesitate to use that parcel forwarding service to buy electronics. For some buyers who never try parcel forwarding, some answers look a little technical, I mean, a little complex to understand as too many data and custom things are mentioned. Some even answered with some terms and laws of Australia about import and export. This is also another reason why they hesitate to use this service, actually, the only thing they need to know is that the parcel forwarding companies have solved all these issues, the only thing you should care is the prices and the reputation of those companies.

Some answers mention the ability of those parcel forwarding companies on dealing with customers and taxes, as many parcel forwarding companies are exploiting tax free zones, but we’re not sure all of them have these capability to save much for the customers.

Some people mentioned shipping goods through Guam, because Guam enjoys a good position to help companies importing and exporting goods from China, India or any other countries, the answers suggest you try considering this way. Actually, you don’t need to care much about this, as that’s what the parcel forwarding companies should exploit and think about, that may become a good channel or route for them to ship all the goods, but you just need to care about which parcel forwarding company you should choose.

And it seems this asker also receives answer from some experienced buyers who use parcel forwarding very often. They suggest choose the best companies which have different parcel forwarding prices for different channels and routes, and take advantage of the best route for you. You may take it if they have a special route parcel forwading from USA to Australia and could handle the taxes thing very well.

Another method to solve all these questions is to send an e-mail or give a call to those parcel forwarding companies, and right now most of them even get online chat service, which you can find on their website homepage.

Another point you need to care about is to find everything about the parcel forwarding company you’re going to use and see if there’re too many flaws on search engine.

A Nice Read of Parcel Forwarding Service

A NICE READ ABOUT PARCEL FORWARDING SERVICES

 

These days numerous individuals purchase from USA and US online stores. When you go to a US shopping site, you may discover it doesn’t give universal parcel forwarding outside USA. On the other hand on the off chance that it does, it costs excessively. In what manner would you be able to shop online from any US site and spend a great deal less to ship from USA to your entryway?

Parcel forwarding is right for you if you do a lot of online shopping.

 

Parcel forwarding benefits just give you a location when you join with them. When you have joined with them, you can utilize that parcel forwarding address at Online stores, eBay, BestBuy, stores and so forth to dispatch your buys to your new address. Contingent upon the level of administration they give, the parcel forwarding organization will dispatch these buys to you in your nation of origin at your assigned location.

 

Tips to make the most from these parcel forwarding administrations:

 

Less parcel forwarding cost by purchasing things in mass:

 

Since parcel forwarding costs charged by US parcel forwarding organizations have a tendency to be higher per unit for little things than for vast things, it’s typically better to purchase things in mass instead of little units. Along these lines, on the off chance that they were going to purchase garments, it’s likely better they purchase enough to refill their closet as opposed to purchasing single shirts or trousers. The Parcel forwarding cost for 1 kg of garments for occurrence may cost about $50 to be delivered to a specific landmass yet may cost only $250 for 10 kg along these lines lessening the expense per kg to simply $25. Along these lines, on the off chance that you were going to simply burn through $200 or so on Online stores and the preferences as a worldwide customer, it may cost you more to ship that on the off chance that you simply burned through $1000. You could utilize the online organization’s list of things to get to bit by bit construct your rundown of things and when they’ve amassed to a sensible worth, then you can purchase them by and large.

 

What I adore about shopping online from the US begins essentially from the accessibility of parcel forwarding administrations and afterward nowadays, venders are generally reliable and the items recorded are for the most part of good quality and are legitimately determined. Their English is similarly adequate and you generally get what you paid for with the precise components. So if shopping online from these US online shops is presently and want to use parcel forwarding service so quick you would likewise need to ensure you get yourself a quick parcel forwarding organization

 

It can likewise be addictive to shop on online on the grounds that when you begin purchasing things from them, you are more averse to quit doing as such since parcel forwarding is currently less of an issue.

 

You can purchase anything you need online regardless of the fact that you are outside the USA and you can have your product dispatched to you with any of the parcel forwarding overhauling organizations. We suggest you could have a good survey before using parcel forwarding services, as there’re many parcel forwarding company now, and you can choose one fits you.

What Is Parcel Forwarding

Parcel forwarding is a global shipping administration offered by shipping organizations to worldwide online customers who need to do cross-fringe internet shopping. Parcel forwarding is turning out to be increasingly well known among worldwide customers these days as a result of the high development rate of e-business sites and shipping impediments of most such sites. Parcel forwarding administration is given by parcel forwarders to make cross-fringe shopping advantageous and simple, disposing of the issues in installment and shipping. A parcel forwarding administration is not the same as mail forwarding. Mail forwarding alludes to the sends in customary significance, or magazines or papers that are regularly called sends, while parcel forwarding alludes to the online buys or requests that are sent inside a parcel.
Purchasing things on Amazon.com from outside the USA as a worldwide customer can be costlier not at all like for the individual purchasing from a nearby shopping site inside his nation. This is on account of one would need to consider a ton of different expenses other than simply the expense of obtaining it from Amazon.
Most global customers who purchase things on Amazon tend to make utilization of a US mail forwarding administration or shipping organization. This is on account of Amazon.com doesn’t offer worldwide shipping to numerous nations outside the USA not at all like how Alibaba or Aliexpress, MiniIntheBox does. In any case, that doesn’t imply that Amazon doesn’t acknowledge Visa or MasterCard issued from non-USA nations but instead they don’t transport the majority of their well done outside the USA.

Getting a US parcel forwarding organization or operators is for the most part important for non-occupant US purchasers most particularly from nations in Africa however numerous individuals there are still infatuated with American items and would need to purchase a great deal of stuff from these online organizations. That however implies that they would need to spend more than a US based client to get things they need from Amazon. And use parcel forwarding when buy from Amazon is a good choice.

There are a few reasons that brought about parcel forwarding administration into presence:

1. Fast improvement of online e-business shopping, parcel forwarding has become an option for both business and individuals.

2. The helpful of global checkout with PayPal and others, usually the parcel forwarding companies support multiple payment mehthods.

3. The necessities of customers in one nation that longing to purchase from online retailers from another nation, international parcel forwarding is a cross-border shipping method

4. Transit security and protection highlights gave by some providers.

5. The value contrasts between US stores and global stores, that’s why so many parcel forwarding service is for shipping from USA

A parcel forwarding administration works typically with five steps:

1. The customer first gets a local shipping address from a parcel forwarder.

2. The client puts in an online request and requests that the merchant deliver the buys to the parcel forwarder’s stockroom.

3. Parcel forwarding services handle the parcels, for example, repacking, union or capacity.

4. Shoppers pay the parcel forwarding company for taking care of parcel and worldwide shipping expense.

5. The parcel forwarding company boats out and online customers get the parcel at home.

So, why not, buy all you want from wherever as long as parcel forwarding services are accessible to you.

Why Choose Parcel Forwarding for Shopping from USA

Many people take shopping online as a passion, and most of them buy cross-border especially from USA, and many of them become seller and go in for e-commerce and grow big. In order to save more cost on international shipping when they import goods and delivery to customers, they need to find reliable shipping service such as parcel forwarding. Another reason why you do that is the parcel forwarding company offer you a lower price than some big name shipping company like DHL, USPS, FedEx, because these parcel forwarder have cooperation with these big companies and also get lower price in contract. From this, we can also know that the service or shipping speed of these parcel forwarding companies are reliable and economic.

Let’s see why they need parcel forwarding instead of general shipping services. One advantage for their small business grow is that they buy from USA of some great brand products then distribute in their own country. Because some brands don’t supply international shipping service. Then use need to use parcel forwarding which could get them an US shipping address and deliver goods to their door. And you can sign up for free to get a free us shipping address. Some parcel forwarding company even give you two shipping address, maybe one in east America, another one in west America. Then you have multiple choice to delivery what you want to forward to the closest one.

Most parcel forwarding company also supply mail forwarding service.

 

There’re many things to care about when look for a company supplying parcel forwarding service.

And most parcel forwarding company offers you a calculator by which you can estimate your shipping cost before using their parcel forwarding service. And they also track your parcel after they send out to you, so you can check online where it is. And most parcel forwarding company also provide you a duration time to keep your goods in their warehouse, and they’ll send it out at the right time you required, but the duration is free only in a limited time, most are 30 to 60 days.

After the parcel forwarding company received your goods, they do parcel consolidation, scanning and repacking in their warehouse in USA. Some companies offer free photographs, some do not.

Parcel forwarding companies accept a variety of payment method, such as Paypal, VISA, MaterCard and so on. As parcel forwarding service is a fast growing industry, now it’s available for almost each country and zones worldwide.

There’re many parcel forwarding companies in the world, not only in USA, but many countries in which the parcel forwarding companies serve their local shoppers and small business to shop and ship from USA. And different parcel forwarder have their own advantages, just like what we talked above. Another advantage of them is the special line or dedicated channel to some specific countries, so you may consider which parcel forwarding company you choose for a long-term running.

I wish you’ll have a happy shopping or purchasing from USA.