If you want to shop in the USA and ship to Australia, it can be a little bit complicated. The first problem is, that not all retailers ship to Australia. In case that shop offers shipping to Australia, they usually charge really expensive shipping. The best solution for this is using a package forwarding service.
How Package Forwarding Works
Package forward provides a virtual address in the US with your own, unique suite ID. The address has for example the following format:
17224 S. Figueroa Street, Suite ID #A0011
Gardena, California 90248
You use this address as a regular address. Simply place an order on a shop and wait for the package.
Once a package forwarder received your package, you get an email notification with all the details about the package. For example, Planet Express also provides a free photo of the package and shipping label.
Once your package is ready, you can ship your package to Australia. Thanks to volume shipping discounts, shipping is going to be way cheaper compared to the official shipping rates.
Once a package forwarder processes your package, you will get a tracking number with the estimated delivery time. The delivery time is usually from 3 to 30 business days, depending on the shipping method you selected.
As you can see, shipping from the USA to Australia is really easy!
Examples of Shipping Rates from the USA to Australia
|Shipping Methods||0.45 kg, 25.4×17.8×10.16 cm|
|Planet Mail: Express||$9.9|
|Postal Service: Fully Tracked||$18.57|
|Aramex: Priority Parcel||$29.92|
|*FedEx: International Economy||$35.44|
|*FedEx: International Priority||$39.45|
|*DHL: Express Worldwide||$52.28|
The prices were estimated on the 23rd of June, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend using a package forwarding service, for example, Planet Express.
It depends on the shipping method you prefer. You can use the postage calculator to get the exact rates.
Most of the package forwarders send packages as DDU (delivery duty unpaid). In case that your package will be subject to a tax, customs should contact you with details on how to process your package.