Australian import tax and GST can make purchasing goods overseas an expensive task. When it comes time to renovate the kitchen and laundry or simply upgrade household appliances, many Australians recoil in fear at the thought of coughing up for a big name brand. We shouldn’t have to skimp on quality, however many of us have to go with the “cheaper option” because we feel there isn’t an alternative. Whether it’s a microwave, washer dryer or freestanding oven, Australians pay more for their appliances than their European counterparts.
In Australia we have a range of duties, taxes and charges that make importing goods expensive. There are duty rates that average at 4.6% (but can climb as high as 10%) as well as GST equal to 10% of the Value of the Taxable Importation. In addition there are import processing charges, exchange rates and transportation costs to consider when importing appliances to Australia.
The good news is – there is an alternative. If you’re a fan of European brands such as Miele, Smeg and Bosch there is a way to have them delivered straight to your door. There are companies in the UK such as Woodalls who sell a wide range of luxury brands at incredibly competitive prices. Shipporter can import these appliances to Australia and ensure that the process is easy, secure and cost effective. Even with the shipping costs, you will be saving money!
Shipporter have a range of international warehouses that provide a domestic shipping address to companies that only dispatch goods within their region. If you would like to import an appliance to Australia, you can find it online, notify us, and the retailer will simply ship to our overseas warehouse. We then take over the international shipping and deliver straight to your door! If you’d like to learn more, we have an extensive explanation of our shipping process here.
So whether you’re specifically looking to import Miele from the UK or are just ready to get your hands on some affordable appliances, we are here to help. Below are just some of the reasons why we are the number one choice for home appliance importation:
If you’re reading this article, you’re obviously searching for a cheaper solution. So what’re you waiting for? If you’re looking at importing appliances to Australia, Shipporter is the answer.