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Buyandship Shopping Guide: Fourth of July Sale Shopping Tips and Reminders

June 27, 2023
Buyandship Shopping Guide: Fourth of July Sale Shopping Tips and Reminders

Independence Day is celebrated every 4th of July to commemorate the Declaration of Independence in the United States. It’s a strong holiday for sales and a lot of online shopping sites will be participating to give you the best deals from clothing to electronics, all week long.

As you all know, buying products from America is now easier and quicker with Buyandship Philippines! With the upcoming Independence Day Sale from major US brands plus Buyandship’s No US Sales Tax Feature Portland address and Buyandship LA Warehouse Address, now is the perfect time to shop all of the items you’ve been eyeing for years! You don’t have to wait for Black Friday or go outside your home to score big deals, you can buy it at home using our service, and we’ll ship it straight to your door. Now, we know how exciting this is but first, take a look at tips and reminders to keep in mind during the ongoing sales.

Everything You Need To Know About Independence Day Sale

Tips and Tricks: Your Go-To Guide To Independence Day Sale 2023

#1 Line Up Your Schedule and Lock Key Shopping Dates

Independence Day is celebrated every 4th of July, and major brands will offer huge offers. 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 decor, or appliances, everything will be available and on sale. Keep a close eye on the July 4th weekend of July 1 – 5. Enjoy!

# 2. Keep an Eye Out for Flash Deals/ 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 our US warehouses before it runs out of stock!

# 3. Prepare Your Shopping List! 

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 Warehouse Address to your Address Book to save more time and score huge deals.

# 4. Prepare Your Credit Card and Apply for Paypal

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 July 4th or Independence 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 cost of your purchased product.

With Buyandship, you’ll get access to 12 locations worldwide ( U.S. – Portland and California, U.K., Japan, Korea, Italy, Australia, China, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand) which means 12 regions to shop from. You’re no longer limited to online shops in the Philippines. If Buyandship’s shipping rate is what you’re worried about, fret not, we only charge you purely by weight at the lowest AIR shipping rate in the Philippines! And since it’s Independence Day Sale, did you know that one of our US Warehouse addresses is in a Sales-Tax Free Zone? That means you can buy as many products without getting taxed by US Customs!

Notes When You’re Using Buyandship’s Warehouse 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 (PHXXXXXX) 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-Registered Address in the billing section to ensure a hassle-free transaction.

2. Payment Method and Billing Address

If the shipment is not declared before arriving at the warehouse, our warehouse colleagues 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. 

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.

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:

  • Each side cannot exceed 100 CM;
  • The sum of all 3 sides cannot exceed 150 CM; And
  • 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.

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 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 about Buyandship?

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; we’ll be waiting for you!

6. Buyandship’s Shopping Proxy Service: Buyforyou

Buyforyou is a buying service for our members who cannot buy using their credit cards in the US and Hong Kong stores. There are some stores that do not allow foreign credit cards, may need mobile OTP, or have complicated checkout protocols, now you can use Buyforyou! Check it on your member dashboard in the toggle menu or in the member center.

7. Buyandship Credits Reward

Once you’re orders arrived in our HK Warehouse, simply Buyandship’s checkout process by loading your Buyandship Credits via GCash, Maya, PayPal, or GrabPay! You can receive credit rewards for a minimum purchase of PHP5,000 and enjoy additional credit rewards of Up to 6%! Click here to see the additional credit rewards you can receive at different tiers!

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!