Once you're a member, you're given access to their list of warehouse addresses which you can use for your shopping spree. BuyandShip will then consolidate your orders into one and have them shipped off to you.
After ordering my makeup on ELF and keying in the warehouse address, all I need to do was sit back and wait. Then a couple of days later I got an email saying that my stuff was on route from Ontario to Hong Kong. I could also check up on its status on my profile page and declare its contents. Upon arriving in Hong Kong, another email came in saying my stuff had arrived and was being consolidated. Upon check out, I opted to pay with BuyandShip credits.
About a week later, my stuff had been delivered in a nicely packed box, all tightly sealed and wrapped. Thumbs up for solid packaging that ensured everything came in mint condition. The total delivery days varies from country to country:
- US and UK: 6-9 days
- Japan and Korea: 4 -7 days
- China and Hong Kong: 4 - 7 days.
Of course, this is also subjected to how fast you respond to having your parcels consolidated. The Hong Kong warehouse will store your packages for 30 days for consolidation at your will.
So in a nutshell, BuyandShip is great if you're:
1) shopping in bulk and/or have friends who want to share the cost load.
2) Taking advantage of a mega sale on an oversea's site
3) Not rushing for the order to come in ASAP. As the products are coming from abroad and require time to reach the warehouses and pass customs, a delay might occur.
So to all frequent online shoppers out there, this is the service for you. Just get ready to say bye-bye to your hard-earn salary. To start shopping and shipping, head on over to BuyandShip.
This article is written in collaboration with Buyandship but all opinion and thoughts are entirely the writer's own based on her own experience using this service.
Update: at time of publication, BuyandShip has announced the increase of its shipping rates to RM18 per pound from 1 April onwards.