We all know about the shipping restrictions on Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Apple Store, Ulta etc. They don’t just have shipping restrictions but also payment restrictions; some don’t want to accept our credit cards while others simply say we accept PayPal only! Then there is the inevitable delivery restriction that so many countries believe in enforcing. A parcel forwarding service removes such geographic restrictions so you can shop with ease.
We have already talked about how one can get a decent payment solution in our post of Virtual Debit Cards and we have also covered how to buy items from Google Play Store of your choice, but here we will focus on getting the packages forwarded to you from websites that don’t allow shipping outside USA, Canada, Australia or the country of your choice.
Table of Contents
- How Parcel Forwarding Services Work
- USA Package Forwarding Services
- 1 Stackry
- 2 MyUS
- 3 Vyking Ship
- 4 OPAS
- 5 Shipito
- 6 Planet Express
- 7 FishisFast
- 8 Ship7
- UK and EU Parcel Forwarding Services
- 9 Forward2Me – UK & Germany
- 10 UK PostBox – UK
- 11 myGermany – Germany
- 12 Yollando – Turkey
- 13 TipTrans – UK & Germany
- 14 BPM Parcel Station – Multi EU Addresses
- 15 MailBox De – Germany
- 16 Parcel Motel – UK
- Australia & Asia Pacific Parcel Forwarders
- 17 AUS Freight Forwarder
- 18 Canadian Address
- 19 Parcl
- 20 SOS Mail Solutions
- 21 Aussie Mail Man
- 22 Shop & Ship
How Parcel Forwarding Services Work
Parcel forwarding services or package forwarding services simply give you a shipping address when you sign up with them. Once you have signed up with them, you can use that usa or uk shipping address at Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, stores etc to ship your purchases to your new address. Depending on the level of service they provide, the forwarding company will ship these purchases to you in your home country at your designated address.
And now for the list of parcel forwarding services in the USA, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia Pacific regions.
USA Package Forwarding Services
Stackry is a highly recommended parcel forwarding service. They’ve been in business for over five years and known to us for four. The free address Stackry provides is in Nashua, USA which is a tax-free zone. You also get 45 days of storage in their warehouse after which there is a small charge of $1/lb/day. For those who are unable to make purchases online, they offer package consolidation, repackaging, info request, pictures, personal shopper and hazmat processing (flammable liquids, batteries, etc).
Stackry accepts payments via Credit Cards, PayPal, Bitcoin, and wire transfer ($25 extra/wire transfer). They ship pretty much everywhere in the world. However, you can easily find out at the time of signup. If your country is listed, then they ship there, if not then you need to choose another service. Their fees is standard when compared to other parcel forwarding services however DHL Express shipping is the cheapest amongst others tested so far. Their customer support is very prompt and available via live chat, phone, email, social media and their warehouse staff, efficient. Stackry‘s preferred carriers are FedEx, DHL, and USPS and they all provide tracking facility as well. If you wish to know what users have to say, then do check the reviews on SiteJabber.
Use this link to get started with $10 shipping credit at Stackry
MyUS is one of the oldest parcel forwarders in the US. They give a US address in Florida, which happens to be Tax Free (its a unique code issued to them). Their customer service is quick and reliable, their packaging, efficient and snazzy. Although their prices are on the higher side, if you have the budget for it then go for MyUS.
They have 3 types of accounts; no setup fee for Single Package and no monthly charges are involved here. Premium Plan which comes with a $7 monthly fee and Premium+Mail membership which calls for a $20 monthly charge. With the basic package, you get 5 days of free storage whereas you get 30 days storage with the other two memberships. They provide a number of services including free package consolidation, free repackaging, no charges for dimensional weight, and receiving mail etc. All paid memberships come with a 30-day trial. They have implemented a revolutionary pricing model called TruePrice where they only charge for the weight of the consolidated shipment (a big plus, if you are using courier services).
MyUS ships globally via DHL, FedEx, and UPS and to pay for shipping, you can use your credit card, debit card, PayPal, check/money order and wire transfer. Their chat is quick and reliable though limited to US business hours.
Other services they offer are: inspect packages, split package, return to sender, abandon package, advanced photos, and of course, normal photos. Their iOS app is as smooth as their website so I’m going to take a wild guess and say that their Android app is probably as good.
Use our special link to get 20% off your first shipment.
3 Vyking Ship
With Vyking Ship, you get a free account in Minnesota, the USA where your mail and parcels can relax for 180 days at no cost to you. You don’t pay a dime to sign up and nor is there a monthly or yearly fee to get your hopes down. Their assisted shopping service is charged at 5% fee of the total purchase price and you pay for this via PayPal only.
They have quite a few services to offer and they all come for a reasonable fee. You can get your invoice and price-tags removed, order more pictures , declare customs, repack, consolidate, add security tape, expedite your processing, custom requests etc. In my experience, Vyking Ship‘s service was great and very much reliable. Their staff stays in touch while they go through the request and is extremely efficient. You can see what other customers have to say about them here.
They accept payments via verified PayPal accounts, Western Union, Bank Wire Transfers and of course, all major credit cards. You can contact them via email, chat or phone number. They ship via DHL Express, FedEx, and USPS. Did I mention their reps are very fast in replying?
Use our referral code 2193 during registration and get $5 off of your first shipment.
Opas is another good parcel forwarding company that offers their users a tax free address in Oregon, US. You have the option of choosing between 3 plans, one of them free that caters for most shipping needs. You get 30 days of free storage with their plans and you can check these plans for further details. They currently accept all cards issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and JCB. They also accept PayPal and ZipPay (Australia only). Their consolidation fee is based on membership level. The basic ‘Package Only’ account has a $10 flat fee, but their ‘Premium Package & Mail’ account offers free consolidation.
Also, note their service caters to the USunlocked card (currently offline) which we have discussed in our virtual debit card post. They are a decent parcel forwardng company and possibly the cheapest mail forwarding companies around.
Use our special link to get 5% off on any shipment from OPAS
Shipito is a very popular service that gives a shipping/mailing address in Austria (EU) as well as addresses in California and Oregon (USA). They have two plans, free and paid. With the free plan you get addresses in two warehouses: Austria and Califronia along with shipping discounts. If you wish to consolidate packages or save on any US taxes then its a good idea to upgrade to the paid plan ($10/pm or $50/yr) for massive savings. Here I’d like to add that they charge a consolidation fee ($3) and a package processing fee ($2). They offer 3 free pictures of the outside of the parcel and if you want the content pictures then you have to pay $2-5 for them. Express processing is for $5 and assisted purchase starts at $8.50.
They accept payments via credit cards, PayPal, Bitcoin and wire transfer. They ship via DHL, FedEx, USPS, and a few more, making them the only parcel forwarding service that we know of that gives the most number & variety of shipping options.
Their support is relative to each country hence their support hours vary according to the warehouse location. Shipito’s pricing is uniform across both countries and is in US dollars. Shipping variation occurs with proximity to major airports and shipping options available for each destination country.
They have apps for iOS and Android devices which makes it easy to respond to messages or see notifications as requests are completed.
6 Planet Express
Planet Express give an address in California, USA but you can’t view the address till you deposit $5 to verify your account/payment with them. is made. You can do this via PayPal, Amazon Pay or Bank Transfer. Planet Express offers two plans; Free & Paid. Free plan doesn’t include consolidation and hence can only hold 1 package. Paid plan on the other hand is for $50/Year or $10/M. Both plans offer free storage days but the number of days are limited to 10 for Free plan and 30 days for Paid plan.
They also offer their clients other services such as picture requests, special requests for $5 and ‘shop for me’ service. Apart from packages, Planet Express accepts mail and Magazines also. They have shipping methods like; DHL, Aramex, FedEx and USPS (USPS also used for domestic shipping) but also have their own (and very cheap) shipping methods as well and interestingly have an entire page dedicated to explain it as well. In our experience, the service was quite smooth, the reps are responsive, shipping rates are very low in my opinion and you can download pictures (good quality stuff!) with just one click.
If you are one of those who have a ton of custom requests, then please be as clear as possible. We are very happy with the overall experience and are quite certain you will also be. Please check out their detailed pricing page and FAQ page before signing up.
Free Code: Use code TechVise at signup and get $5 ;)
FishisFast offers six months free storage in Delaware, USA. There is no signup or monthly fee for memberships. You can use Fishisfast for your all USA shopping needs (unless it’s a Dangerous Goods item).
No Tax in Delaware means you get away with pesky tax fee. They offer free consolidation including removal of shoe boxes and extra packaging, 1 free photo as the package comes in, and you can always get more pictures taken for a small fee. You can get your invoices removed for free too.
Other things like return handling, testing products, bubble wrapping, plastic wrapping of box and double walled boxes etc come with a cost. They even have a nifty comparison chart showing how much cheaper they are than the rest.
Finally, if you want FishisFast them to shop on your behalf, it’s 7% plus $5 for total items. If you are thinking about using them for forwarding mail, then no, they don’t do mails, just packages. Take a look at the countries they don’t ship to before signing up.
Also, you will have just 7 days after your consolidation is done or else you get charged per day.
They ship packages via Aramex, FedEx, USPS, FastBox and some more. Their payment methods are Cash Back and PayPal only. Yes, we were sad to know that cards are not acceptable 🙁
Ship7 is a parcel forwarding service giving free addresses in New Jersey, USA and West Drayton, UK. Simply signup for a free membership and get your packages shipped to them.
The dashboard is easy-to-use and has a very useful “store directory” pointing you to famous online stores. Your free storage will be 60-days flat, but can be extended to 90 days at some extra cost of 10 cents/lbs a day.
You will find all relevant and useful information on their pricing page indicating their free and paid services. They don’t charge anything for consolidation, repackaging, handling/processing, 2 external photos of every parcel and trashing something out 🙂
Their personal shopper charge is greater of $7.00 or 10% of the total order amount and that the payment modes they accept are PayPal and credit cards. You can also ask them to process your packages quickly, make special requests, careful handling, even scanning mail. These are just some paid perks they offer and hint towards the services they have in place (e.g. they handle snail mail!). If you want Ship7 to return an item, they charge $2.
You can ship out your packages from Ship7 via USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex, and UPS.
UK and EU Parcel Forwarding Services
9 Forward2Me – UK & Germany
Forward2Me gives free addresses in UK and Germany so if you’re interested in shipping from UK or EU to USA then, they are the best choice. There is no monthly or yearly fee attached to your addresses. They offer 30 days of free storage space which can extend if and only if you speak to them first. They ship via DHL, TNT, Royal Mail and Parcel Force and accept payments via PayPal, credit or debit card (Sage Pay), Bitcoin (BitPay) and bank transfer. Their personal shopper service charges £15 or 10% of the value of the goods, whichever is the greater. Forward2Me has other plus points like packing and shipping dangerous goods such as Perfumes, Batteries, Aerosols, and Flammables. But please get in touch to ask if your item can be shipped to your country or not.
You can also use their service of Supermarket Shopping which allows you to order directly from the British supermarket website of your choice and enjoy HUGE savings over specialist expat food shops. Their support response time varies from 5 hours to 48 hours, so if you don’t get a reply in 5-6 hours, pick up the phone and make sure their business hours have begun. You can also read the reviews left by users of Forward2Me which is recorded by Feefo.com to see what others think about this service.
10 UK PostBox – UK
This is one of a kind service. UKPostBox are the leading online postal service that caters to people who don’t reside on UK shores. Their service can be used by those who want to trade in the UK from far, so in a way you can use them for your business solution. With that being said, UK PostBox gives you an online UK mailing address with total remote control from anywhere in the world. You have full control of your postal mail through their secure account and you can manage you mail in real time, both receiving and forwarding parcels from wherever you maybe.
Signup is free but in order for them to comply with legal requirements every new user has to verify personal details upon registration of UK PostBox accounts. They provide PO Box locations in Poole, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham and Belfast. They provide 4 plans; PayG, Lite, Standard and Premier and you can pay for services with a debit/credit card or PayPal. Alternatively, you can also pay via bank wire transfer. They forward parcels and mail via USPS, Royal Mail, DHL and ParcelForce. You can also see their extensive FAQ which is very informative and useful.
11 myGermany – Germany
Another great package (& mail) forwarding service for online shopping in Europe is to get an address in Weimar, Germany, via myGermany. You get 60 days of free storage along with consulting services, concierge services, inspection, repackaging, customs declaration, drop shipments and discreet shipping services as well. You can pay them via credit card, PayPal and they also accept country specific methods which you will have to ask in advance. They ship parcels via DHL, UPS, GLS, DPD & DB Schenker, FedEx and more.
12 Yollando – Turkey
With a virtual address in Turkey, Yollando offers its services in two plans; free and paid. Both plans look very appealing with their free consolidation, free repackaging and free images. The difference however is in the deeper discounts of shipping prices, adding many forwarding addresses and number of free storage days. Free plan allows 15 days of free storage while paid membership allows 60 days of free storage. Paid plan costs euros 7/Month. In fact all prices for Yollando are in Euros.
Signup is a straight forward process and the dashboard includes a nice list of shopping websites where you can purchase your stuff from. If you cannot, Yollando offers a ‘buy for me’ service which costs 8% of purchase value. Yollando also offers their Turkey based customers to pay the balance at the door especially via instagram shopping. They accepts payments via Credit Cards and bank Transfers. For bank transfers you need to look at FAQ page for their account details. Yollando ships via DHL, UPS, Aramex and TNT.
13 TipTrans – UK & Germany
TipTrans is in business since 8 years and they offer addresses in 5 warehouses; China, Hong Kong and Czech Republic, Germany and UK. TipTrans is not just for personal use but also for business purposes. They have three types of memberships; Standard, Premium & Business Premium. All allow you to get addresses in all five locations but the main difference between these memberships is the price for consolidation, shipping, and assisted purchase. Their added services include repackaging, pictures, parcel inspection, special requests and express checkout. They accept payments via PayPal, Credit Cards, Bitcoins, Western Union and bank wire to Hong Kong, Germany or the Czech Republic.
They have quite a few shipping methods like China Post, DHL, Hong Kong post, TNT, UPS, EMS, Aramex and many more. Their online chat is very good and my emails with them prove that their staff knows English and understands it very well too (which verifies their claim that their staff is from EU).
14 BPM Parcel Station – Multi EU Addresses
BPM Parcel Station as the name suggests works round the clock and gives virtual mailboxes in 8 countries; Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, UK (London) and USA (Miami). Their starting price is €5 /month. BPM scans mails so you can read them online and ships out parcel via courier operators and also to pick up stations. After your parcel arrives in Germany, France or Belgium, they are automatically transferred overnight to Luxembourg. BPM receives your parcels at all 8 mail-drops, and you can then forward your items to anywhere in the world. The warehouse in the US, UK and Luxembourg gives 30 days of free storage. They have 2 types of membership plans and their prices also vary. They accept payments via PayPal and ship via DHL, FedEx, TNT and USPS.
15 MailBox De – Germany
MailBoxDe gives an address in Germany at no cost. As for their storage space, it depends on the weight of your shipment, the lighter the packages, the more free storage you get; so assuming your parcel is super light and weighs around 0.3kg, then you get 60 days of free storage, great right? Anyhow, you can see more about their weight distribution and pricing on their website. They don’t have a purchase assistance service which is clearly mentioned on their website. MailBox DE accept payments via wire transfers, PayPal, credit cards and WebMoney. Parcel shipping options including via Deutsche Post or Czech Post. Their reps can be contacted via phone and email.
16 Parcel Motel – UK
Parcel Motel offers a virtual address in the Republic of Ireland and England. They work differently from other services mentioned here; they have drop-off locations all over Ireland and England and hence with them you don’t need to worry about the high delivery costs or who will be home to take the mail/parcel in. With Parcel Motel, you can easily collect, return and send your parcels 24/7 wherever you want. Using this service is quite easy… just put in your unique Irish or UK address in the delivery section when shipping from online stores and once your parcel arrives at the locker terminal, you get a text containing your PIN to have the parcel released. You can also read up on their service offerings in greater detail. Their prices begin at €3.95 . You can get in touch with them via online form and email.
Australia & Asia Pacific Parcel Forwarders
17 AUS Freight Forwarder
Australia Freight Forwarder gives an Australian address in Sydney. Their plans come with a price tag but they do have a promo in which you simply put in a code and your trial begins. The free storage days begin at 7 and go up till 60… And, if you sign up for their address via us, you get $10 AUD towards your shipment. Do keep in mind that none of the plans are on a recurring basis; each plan has a 30-day validity. One interesting thing they claim in their assisted purchase service is that they can be asked for various services like gift certificates, student loans, credit card payments, internet services, subscriptions, memberships, utility bills and electronic downloads. But you better contact them first and inquire.
You can get in touch with the reps via phone, email, Skype and the contact form. They don’t advertise their email for some reason but they have mentioned their email address on their pricing page. Their reps are very good but just keep in mind that their prices are in AUD and not USD and henceforth their office/warehouse timings are also in a different time zone.
18 Canadian Address
The website may put you off in the beginning, but the person behind it is very legit. You get an address in Quebec, Canada for $20 CAD which is just a one-time fee. You also get 30 days of free storage but there are charges for other services like every incoming package is $10, every letter is $2 and every scan is $3. CanadianAddress ship parcels worldwide but for now, they only accept payments via PayPal. They use UPS, FedEx, DHL, Aramex and CanadaPost to ship items. You can read their reviews on their company page at Google+. You can contact them via email or phone and the response time is very good!
Parcl is a community of forwarders which essentially means that you can buy any item from anywhere across the globe from verified individuals who will buy, pack and ship your items to where you want. The fantastic bit is that you can actually look up all forwarders and see where they are delivering from, delivering to, rating, achievements, reviews, destination routes, shipping/courier services they offer, extra services they offer and the usual stuff like since when they are registered, verified or not, online/offline and also if they are taking order currently or closed because of too many orders.
To process your payments, Parcl uses PayPal for direct payment from account to account and even just PayPal checkout (for non-PayPal users). So next time you want an item from Bangladesh to Hong Kong, pick Parcl – because their community is established and growing.
20 SOS Mail Solutions
SOS Mail gives a free address in Queensland, Australia and if you want unlimited days of free storage… then you should definitely get an address with them. That’s right, unlimited days of storage space. They cater to businesses, mails, and parcel. Their services are explained better in their about section so do read up on that because their business solution offers photocopying/printing, fax forwarding, banking & virtual assistant services. They charge for consolidation of parcels and only under special conditions do they offer personal shopper service. SOS Mail ships via DHL, FedEx, and Australia Post and, they accept payments via PayPal, direct deposits and wire transfers only. They also provide a sample account so you can see how things work and look, but you need to email them first for them to give you special access. You can contact them via phone, email, contact form, fax etc.
21 Aussie Mail Man
AussieMailMan is a mail and parcel forwarding service giving you a PO Box address in Sydney, Australia but, for snail mail and very small parcels only. They can forward your mail and parcels to you anywhere in the world. There is no setup fee or a monthly fee but if you are going to use them then there are two plans; standard and gold. You can either forward your mail as is or have it scanned and view it directly from your online dashboard. They ship parcels and mails via Australia Post and accept payments via Checks, credit cards, PayPal and direct deposits. You can contact them via phone, SMS, email and/or fax. They have extra services available as well, so do get in touch with them if you have specific requests such as check deposit etc.
22 Shop & Ship
Shop & Ship is powered by Aramex. They have a signup fee of $45 but in return they give 24 shipping addresses all over the world! Unfortunately, Shop & Ship do not ship parcels everywhere; but to only 80 countries. There is no free storage because they don’t do consolidation; they ship items as they arrive. If you ship certain items, they give you $10 towards shipping. They give addresses in the US, the UK, China, Turkey, UAE, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia and many more. We have covered US, UK, EU, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Canada, and China address providers but for the other countries, you can get those from ShopandShip.
This service is not claimed on SiteJabber, however you can go ahead and read the reviews there. But you will notice that someone in our comments section has come forward and said that he is ‘extremely happy with them’, so that should account for a recent review and the person also says that he has been using them for over a year now. There is no contact number to call for questions and clarifications (till you have signed-up). Alternatively, they are on Twitter, so please use the handle @shopandship (and you will find their email address mentioned there as well).
Have you used any other parcel forwarding service that you are happy with? Mention the name below in comments & your experience with them, and after vetting them myself, I’ll add it to this list [in the next update].
You May Also Like
- Online Post Offices & Why You Might Need One
- Get a USA Phone Number Easily With These Services
- Best International SIM Card Services to Cut High Roaming Charges
Last updated: October ’19