Are you thinking about when is the next sale event, and you are beyond ready to shop all the best deals? One of the BIGGEST Sale Events in the US, the Memorial Day Sale, is just around the corner! It’s a great time to buy high-ticket items in a wide variety of categories! Although the holiday happens on May 29, 2023, you can already shop for early deals beforehand! Memorial Day sale event is the unofficial kickoff to Summer Sale – you can expect to see lots of deals from US retailers and brands online!
Buying products from America is now easier and quicker with Buyandship Philippines! With all of the early and upcoming deals from different brands plus Buyandship’s No US Sales Tax Feature, now is the perfect time to shop all of the items you’ve been eyeing for years! Kickstart your cross-border e-commerce journey this Memorial Day Sale and take a look at tips and reminders to keep in mind during the ongoing sales.
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Your Go-To Guide to Memorial Day Sale 2023
#1 Line Up Your Schedule and Lock Key Shopping Dates
Memorial Day Sale: 29th May 2023
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, to honor and mourn the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Historically, it’s also one of THE biggest sale events of the year where a lot of major American brands will offer discounts of Up to 90% OFF and more, throughout the Memorial Day Sale Weekend! Make sure to check all the dates and expiry of these offers so you don’t miss out on anything. Whether it’s apparel, electronics, home goods, outdoor goods, or smart appliances, expect everything to be on sale!
# 2 Pay Attention to Different Time Zones
Most of the online stores start discounts following the west coast time. This year, Memorial Day Sales are already starting as early as today throughout the holiday weekend. But please note some brands are extending their sale offers even though Memorial Day is officially over!
It’s also good to note that some brands will offer flash deals or limited-time offers. Make sure you researched beforehand such as the average price of what you’ve wanted to buy or the cheapest platform to buy it from. In that way, when you see your desired products on sale, you can easily tell if it’s a steal or a trap. Make sure to buy it quickly and have it shipped to any of our US Warehouse Addresses before it runs out of stock!
# 3 Prepare Your Shopping List and Create an Account to the Respective Online Store
Start formulating your shopping list now, add the product page to your favorite bookmarks, or pre-add it to your Wish List on the website. As long as the discounted price is launched in the next few days, you can directly add the product to the shopping cart without any hassle and proceed to checkout easily.
Remember to fill in Buyandship’s US Warehouse Addresses to your Address Book to save more time and score huge deals.
# 4 Prepare Your Credit Card and Apply for Paypal in Advance
Some overseas online stores in the United States may not accept foreign credit cards. Aside from that, there are also some brands that only accept Paypal as a payment method. So, in order to prevent this, shop in stores that accept foreign credit cards and apply for a Paypal Account in advance.
# 5 Open a Buyandship Account for a Better Overseas Online Shopping Experience
Having a Buyandship account is an advantage, especially with all the Memorial Day Sales right now. Many U.S. websites do not provide overseas direct delivery services to the Philippines or if they do, chances are they charge high international shipping fees that cost higher than the price of your purchased product.
With Buyandship, you’ll get access to 12 locations worldwide (U.S – Portland & LA, U.K., Japan, Korea, Canada, Italy, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand) which means 12 regions to shop from. You’re no longer limited to online shopping platforms in the Philippines like Shopee or Lazada. If Buyandship’s shipping rate is what you’re worried about, fret not, we only charge you purely by weight. No hidden charges!
And since it’s Memorial Day Sale, did you know that we have 2 US Warehouse Addresses you can use? Our Oregon, Portland warehouse location is in a Sales-Tax Free Zone which means you can buy as many products without getting taxed by US Customs! We also have a warehouse location in Los Angeles, California for retailers like Macy’s, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and more stores that don’t accept No US Sales Tax Addresses!
Pro Tip: You’ll get FREE PHP 200 credits when you activate your Buyandship Account!
Notes to Keep in Mind When Using BNS Address
1. Address filling format
Go to your dashboard > Overseas Warehouse Addresses and simply copy and paste our addresses to your shipping information, depending on which warehouse you wanted to ship your products to. In addition to this, make sure to fill in the Buyandship Membership ID in the “Name” or “Address” section so, it would be easier for us to sort your parcel once it arrives at our warehouse.
2. Payment Method and Billing Address
Just like what we stated in the earlier part of the blog, most US Web Stores either/both accept internationally-accepted credit/debit cards and Paypal as the mode of payment. Please take note to use your real name and Credit/Debit Card Address in the billing section to ensure a hassle-free transaction.
If there is no tracking number provided by the seller and if the seller filled out your shipping address correctly with your member ID, and was delivered to our warehouse, please wait for an email from us that you have an “Undeclared Shipment” In that same email, there is a tracking number in which you can just copy and paste and declare your shipment. Once you have declared your shipment it should move to “Arrived at Overseas Warehouse” status in Parcel Management.
3. Declare Your Shipments
If the shipment is not declared before arriving at the warehouse, our warehouse team may postpone processing your shipment, and may not be able to issue the “Notified Shipment Notification” immediately, so it will be delayed until the shipment is received. So, it’s really important that once you receive the tracking number from the merchant store you shop from, declare your shipment to your BNS Account. Click here to learn more about how to declare your shipment.
4. Shipment Size Restrictions
If deemed necessary, our warehouse will repack and replace packaging without prior notice. Every single shipment (Per Tracking number) must not exceed 55 pounds for Metro Manila and 20 pounds for Non-Metro Manila. If the single parcel exceeds 20 pounds, please do not consolidate it with other parcels. After the parcel consolidation:
- The sum of all 3 sides cannot exceed 150 CM
- Each side cannot exceed 100 CM
- Volumetric Weight can not exceed 5 times the actual weight
Note: Calculation for Volumetric Weight: [Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM)] ÷ 6,000 x 2.2046
If the parcel exceeds any of the above limitations, additional charges may be required. The overseas warehouse may also reject the parcel or the delivery fee may be calculated by Volumetric Weight.
5. Prohibited Goods
Please read “Prohibited Items Catalog” before shopping. If you have doubts or unclear products, you can always send us the product link on Facebook, or Instagram, or start a live webchat on the site to confirm if we’ll allow your item. It’s better to be safe and sure.
6. Where Can I Find More Information on Buyandship’s Online Shopping and Shipping?
Other than our Website, Facebook Page, and Instagram, we have a community in our FB group where we post all of the latest deals and updates regarding Buyandship. You can also share with our members your shopping experience and concerns regarding Buyandship or overseas shopping in general. Join us if you wanted a community to relate to or vent out to; we’ll be waiting for you!
Additional Notes to Keep in Mind
1. Due to the US discount season, the Buyandship US warehouse may require additional time to arrange storage.
2. Remember to declare the shipment on time and correctly. It may not be possible to issue the “Notice of Undeclared Shipment” immediately and delay the arrival of the shipment.
3. Please be patient! If the flight is delayed or the space is full during the discount period, the shipment may take longer than usual to arrive at the Hong Kong warehouse.
Thank you so much for trusting Buyandship. Happy Shopping, Everyone!