LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoSend, a new international shopping and shipping service, has launched today in the UK, allowing consumers to buy products from online U.S. retailers more easily and affordably than ever before. Savvy shoppers can also save as much as 80% on shipping fees meaning they no longer have to hit ‘abandon cart’ when astronomical delivery fees are revealed at checkout.
By registering with GoSend, users are given a GoSend Locker with a U.S. address, in Delaware, one of five tax-free states in the U.S. Members can then shop to their heart’s delight with any online retailer, and simply enter this address when checking out to avoid sky-high international shipping charges.
GoSend then either ships straight to the customer’s UK address or stores items in the member’s GoSend Locker allowing them to continue shopping and then ship multiple items as one package, saving even more money on delivery costs. The GoSend team has over 25 years of experience in the logistics business, and has secured unique bulk rates with top carriers including USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL Worldwide. GoSend offers shipping rates less than most retailers and even greater savings when you consolidate packages across multiple products.
GoSend’s new ShopAssist service is your own personal shopping concierge. Shoppers can use ShopAssist service whenever they experience difficulties with online retailers that do not accept foreign credit cards or do not offer international shipping. Simply login and add your products to your ShopAssist cart for GoSend to then purchase these items on your behalf. GoSend also provides a search for the best price available and will even pickup the items at local stores for you.
Members can choose from a basic free plan or monthly/annual ‘VIP’ package starting from £6 ($9 approx.) a month. GoSend members receive greater discounts on shipping costs, package consolidation and ShopAssist services. The savings on just one shipment make it worthwhile as you are likely going to save enough to cover the cost of an annual membership.
Rich Rodgers, CEO of GoSend said: “I built GoSend with one purpose in mind and that is to break down the barriers for international shoppers. Very few U.S. retailers offer international shipping and those that do offer it at prices that make the purchase unrealistic and even take advantage of the foreign consumer, which is just wrong. At GoSend, we are creating an online shopping experience that matches the ease and convenience of consumers buying from within their own country and opens up a whole new world of choice to U.K. shoppers. Not only will you get great prices but also selection and availability that cannot be found elsewhere. I wanted to provide shoppers with better shipping rates that does not take advantage of them and offer them over-the-top support”
For further information visit http://www.GoSend.com
NOTES TO EDITORS
GoSend launched in 2015 and has the sole aim of simplifying the U.S. shopping experience, no matter where you live in the world. Based in one of five tax-free U.S. states, Delaware, GoSend is a unique subscription service offering members a ‘virtual locker’, giving them a U.S. address to reduce shipping fees from U.S. retailers and extend bulk discounts to ship for less anywhere in the world.