With our fluctuating world economy, the Australian dollar has declined rapidly in value – especially against the US dollar. At the time of writing, the AUD currently sits at $0.74 per US dollar. This economic environment has driven up the prices of overseas goods and made it harder for Australian consumers to snag a bargain with online retail.
Currently, the Australian government is looking to reduce the GST free threshold from AUD$1,000 to AUD$20.00, making importing overseas goods even more costly. This means that many cost-conscious consumers and businesses will need to find smart ways to reduce the cost of importing goods from the US with cheap international shipping.
At Shipporter, we offer a low cost alternative through cheap freight shipping – provided, of course, that the customer is prepared to wait a little longer to receive their shipment.
Even though the Australian dollar has depreciated against the US dollar, there’s no need to abandon all online purchases from the United States. To offset the difference, you can simply find an option with cheaper shipping rates. If you don’t mind waiting a bit longer, Shipporter offers significant savings on international shipping from the USA, China, Europe and the UK.
To put this into perspective, here’s an example of how it can work for you: If one pair of Nike running shoes from Eastbay is delivered the usual way – through the US Postal Service – it will take between 2 to 3 weeks to arrive at your doorstep, and you will incur a hefty price tag of $USD39.99. However, the same item, delivered free by Eastbay to the Shipporter export warehouse in the US, will cost you only USD$21.90 in shipping, and will be delivered to you not much later, within 4 to 5 weeks.
As the cost of living increases, it makes sense to try to save money wherever possible. If you have a business to run that relies on sourcing from overseas, or if you’re an individual who is looking for a way to source online goods at a fair price, consider Shipporter.