Suppliers do not ship to Australia... now what?

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yaamba
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11 Apr 11 11:18:31 am
I have found some really great places to buy the goods I am looking for, but unfortunately, they do not ship to Australia (only to the USA). Obviously, that's no good for me. I am happy to pay for the goods, but I cannot take delivery in Australia.


Is there any way to get around this? I have sent a private message to a Salehoo moderator (or at least I think she is a moderator from Salehoo), but I thought I would also throw it open for general discussion in case anyone else has come across this problem and was able to solve it.

I hope this is not unethical. If it does somehow contravene Salehoo regulations, please scap it.

cheers



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fudjj
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11 Apr 11 10:01:15 pm
Hi Yaamba, that can be quite frustrating.

Couple of options, firstly you could network with a US member here and offer an incentive for them to forward your items to you, using their address for delivery.

Secondly, you can use mail forwarding companies to provide you with a US address, however when it comes to selling products these types of services are usually too expensive to utilize.

My suggestion, connect with a US member here on the forum and see if you can work out a deal that is suitable for both.


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richellemonfort
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11 Apr 11 10:16:10 pm
Hi Yaamba,

At this point the suggestions Marc gave you are the most practical. But have you tried contacting the suppliers directly? If you haven't, you might want to try inquiring with them directly first before getting frustrated. There are companies that may be willing to accommodate your request for international shipping - after all it's still a sale on their part.

On the other hand, we would be happy to help you find either a viable local source or a supplier that will readily ship to Australia. Just let us know what product/s you are looking for.

Cheers :)


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irene_salehoo
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12 Apr 11 01:21:47 am
Or we can help find a supplier based in Australia. :) Part of the service we provide is to help search outside of our directory, when needed. Let us know what product you are looking at and we'd be happy to carry out a search for you. :)


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yaamba
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12 Apr 11 06:10:23 am
Thanks to everyone...

I had already asked re suppliers for Playtex Drop Ins (these are baby bottles with disposable liners), but the two links that I was given in an earlier post do not have these items.

I am determined to find them somewhere, and hopefully they will be able to be shipped here without the enormously puffed up price that I was quoted by one firm.

I'll keep plodding... however, if anyone does manage to find someone, I would be very grateful. I have looked at many of the China links as this product is actually made in China, but so far, no luck.

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richellemonfort
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12 Apr 11 10:17:15 pm
That's the spirit :)

You may want to try and get in touch with this supplier -

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I read through their shipping policy and there was no mention of them not shipping internationally.

Good luck and all the best!


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