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Favourite American Brand Doesn’t Ship Internationally? Create Your Very Own Postal Address in the USA…

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YouShop is a brilliant new NZ Post service that makes it a whole lot easier to get online shopping from the USA sent to your door.

All those American brands that you’ve always wanted to purchase online but couldn’t because they only ship to a US address (e.g. Urban Decay, H&M, etc.) are now accessible to us here in New Zealand via ‘YouShop’. All you have to do is register online with NZ Post (it’s free!) and YouShop will generate your very own US address, otherwise known as your ‘YouShop Address’. I’ve created my very own US address already. Here’s an example of what you can expect to receive, via email, once you’ve registered with NZ Post:

USA Postal Address for www.gurlinterrupted.com
Once you’ve created your YouShop address (which you can do in less than 5 minutes) you are ready to shop! Follow these easy steps once you have your US Address:

Shop at online stores in the USA, and enter your YouShop address at checkout.
When your parcel arrives at your YouShop address (which is NZ Post’s USA warehouse) NZ Post will alert you that your parcel has arrived so that you can declare the value of the parcel for customs purposes; and pay for international postage to your nominated address in New Zealand.
Once your parcel leaves the USA warehouse you’ll receive parcel updates so you can monitor its progress.
NZ Post/You Shop has got the USA covered, and other countries are on the horizon. So, what are you waiting for? Head over to NZ Post and create your very own American postal address via the attached link: http://www.nzpost.co.nz/products-services/postage-packaging/youshop

Happy online shopping ☺

Ange x
A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty and anything pretty that catches my eye

11 Comments

  1. Neeshie

    October 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Have you tried this? Does it work? I’m always a bit skeptical about these things but hate it when my fav US Brand doesn’t ship here

    • Gurlinterrupted13

      October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Hiya Neeshie

      This absolutely does work and I have indeed personally used YouShop. I purchased some cosmetics and they arrived safe and sound right to my front door AND I didn’t get hit with any customs costs – always a bonus 🙂

      Ange xx

  2. Bunny Eats Design

    October 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Wow. Cool concept.

  3. Anja

    October 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    The annoying thing is that a lot of US-based shops don’t let you pay with a non-US credit card 🙁

    • Gurlinterrupted13

      October 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Oh, I haven’t come across that situation. That really is less than ideal when they aren’t accepting non-US credit cards 🙁

    • WiredEarp

      May 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Paying with paypal gets around this issue.

      • Gurlinterrupted13

        May 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

        Paying isn’t the problem, in this case it’s regarding brands that don’t ship to certain countries.

  4. Slea

    July 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Ange, could you expand a bit more on your experience please? I’d love to purchase some cosmetics/hot rollers from US – just not sure. How long did it take to arrive? and all up how much did you pay? with shipping etc? Did you use Amex? I only have VISA… thanks darl, hear from ya soon =)

    • Gurlinterrupted

      July 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Hiya

      Gosh – it’s been quite some time since I used this service. Given I have both cards I could have used either. I do know that it cost me around $35 all up in shipping costs and it arrived safe and sound and pretty darn quick.

      I hope this is somewhat helpful.
      x

  5. Anon

    October 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    You left your full address (YouShop ID) in the image, not saying someone will order a nuclear weapon to your YouShop address, but I’d be tempted to star it out 😉

    • Gurlinterrupted

      October 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Hiya

      That’s so Nice of you to take the time to let me know, fortunately that’s not my actual address. It’s just a sample form with a standard example address – in no way shape or form mine 🙂

      Thanks again though, that’s really cool to let me know.

      X

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