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Can you resist the urge to buy that branded bag on sale
overseas? Were you tempted to click on
the icon, encode your credit number and realized only later that you were
charged a lot higher? Free international shipping sounds like a “too good to be
true” offer. For many who buy products from international stores, expensive
international shipping costs can be discouraging. What we don’t know is that
there are actually free international shipping services available.
The development of technology has not only bridged
communication but made international shopping possible. This, unfortunately,
does not include free international shipping. How convenient it is nowadays to
get the chance to buy something your geographical location has hindered you
from acquiring. Before trying it, however, consider the advantages and
disadvantages of buying online from international stores.
Aside from avoiding shopping buzz especially on holidays, it
is faster to shop online. With an internet connection, one click of the mouse can
make deals for you, anywhere and anytime. Saving on travel time and going
around the store for things you like are also beneficial. With your credit card,
you don’t even need to queue at long counter lines. The time saved can be spent
in doing something more fruitful.
Shopping online, however, also has its drawbacks. The time
we saved from not having to travel can cost us our privacy and identity.
Hackers stealing people’s identity online can be the biggest threat. Our well-loved
idea of cashless shopping with our credit card lets us pay more for what we are
getting. Here, we may not be aware we are charged with expensive international shipping
cost much more costly than what we bought! Another trouble is we won’t be able
to inspect the products leading to dissatisfaction, so we need to return the
goods. That sounds like another shipping fee again.
With your computer and Internet, you are open to countless
possibilities. You can shop at your favorite store in Paris or New York without
even leaving the comforts of your home. You don’t even need to rush after work
just before the mall closes. They said these ease in shopping has hidden disadvantages
we don’t realize until we look closely at the amount we’ve been charged.
Shopping online isn’t all disadvantages. Instead, we just didn’t choose our shopping
sites well. With the sky-rocketing international shipping charges, there are
stores that offer equally excellent products and free international shipping service.
I have heard people complaining like, “How can freight companies
charge us with such a high shipping rates? How does everyone deal with
international shipping? Is there a way to avoid this problem? Is there an
available cheaper option for shipping bulk items? Shopping online, like many
business people is a wise choice. We just have to shop at stores that offer free
international shipping. Most online sites that offer much cheaper prices on
their goods actually charge expensive international shipping costs separately. That
causes you to pay more than you’ve expected. Shop wisely!