Now international eBayers can calculate the cost of importing their goods before they buy
Added: (Fri Jul 10 2009)
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New Borderlinx price calculation tool lets buyers work out international shipping, tax and duties on purchases from the US without leaving ebay.com
Brussels, 10 July 2009: Borderlinx, the one-stop e-commerce solution provider for imports from the US to almost anywhere has today launched another really useful tool for people who love to buy from eBay in the US.
The eBay Cost Calculator lets people accurately estimate the cost of importing items that they're interested in on eBay. Although the vendor will pay charge for shipping within the US, the new Cost Calculator lets buyers choose a more cost-effective international shipping service - and to work out the tax and duty payable before they buy - all without leaving eBay.com.
When online shoppers sign up with Borderlinx for free, they receive a US shipping address that they can use to order goods from eBay. They can also use their address to order from over 300,000 US online stores and web sites which do not ship to addresses outside the US. Famous names include Bergdorf Goodman and goods from Puma, J-Crew, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Sony, Apple and Converse, all available at competitive US prices and often long before they are available elsewhere.
Buyers can also send a message to Borderlinx directly from ebay.com to let us know to expect a delivery of goods to their US Borderlinx address, and can arrange when they wish to have it delivered to their home or work address all with a few clicks.
Cιdric Rainotte, Head of Marketing & Communication explained, "We know that in the past people have been nervous about ordering from vendors in the US on eBay as there was always that worry that you'd be stuck with a hefty import duty or sales tax bill or have to deal with a load of red tape to import your goods into your home country.
"Now it's all different: with the new Borderlinx eBay Cost Calculator, people can estimate the cost of the international shipping, import duty and sales tax due on their goods and pay for it in a single easy payment through Borderlinx. We then handle all the logistics of shipping goods and clearing customs for them".
Borderlinx also enables online shoppers to buy multiple items from the US and consolidate them into a single package for shipping, helping to save even more money.
Customers can sign up for the service at www.Borderlinx.com.
Borderlinx was founded in 2006 and has revolutionised the way people buy and sell across borders. The service is used by consumers and businesses to buy all sorts of products and merchandise from the USA at highly competitive prices and, for electronics in particular, often before the goods are available elsewhere in the world. Many US e-commerce sites will not ship goods to overseas addresses, so Borderlinx provides a US shipping address that lets people order goods from the US from all over the globe. Borderlinx provides:
A US shipping address that lets consumers shop from almost any US website using their own US Borderlinx delivery address.
Access to goods at US prices, along with special deals and extra savings for Borderlinx members
A proprietary shipping, tax and duty calculator that lets consumers see the full cost of importing goods before they buy
Highly competitive shipping rates
The ability to consolidate multiple goods into one shipment to save on shipping costs
International delivery by DHL to the customer's home country
The flexibility to choose when goods are delivered
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