Shopping from the USA should be fun and simple. This week we got together with Julie Gallagher, a seasoned stateside shopper who is quick to spot a cool new product then have it shipped pronto at the best possible rates.
What do you think is unique about shopping in USA?
I think sheer choice and variety within existing brands that we get here but with limited options is what makes shopping in USA so unique. There are always more choices/colours/flavours of products and models etc that you just don’t see at home and of course, even if they do arrive here eventually the states will always have had it first!
Do you think you get more interesting products and more value?
I def think that in some industries you get more interesting products and new or innovative ideas not seen before in uk or Europe. Probably due to the sheer size of the country they inevitably have more companies producing more options of the same product or category of item. They always seem to be one step ahead when it comes to bringing out new versions of existing products or the latest advancement of current technology. Not always of course but quite frequently! As far as value goes they are usually cheaper, regardless of the currency conversion and even incorporating postage or shipping/tax costs you’ll still often save money buying products you can find at home, in the USA.
What have you bought before from the USA?
I’ve bought a wide variety of different products including kitchen appliances, utensils, saucepans and gadgets especially bakeware and other home ware goods.
Designer clothes, underwear and trainers. Bayliner boat products and accessories, camera and iPad accessories.
Do you use any websites in particular?
What do you think about the bundlebox service?
I think BundleBox is a dream come true! Other sites have offered similar services but none match the full package they offer. All angles are covered from the moment of purchase to the calculation of shipping and customs taxes etc. The option to have things sent separately or as a bundle is brilliant and it’s also a really easy way to send things to friends and family stateside.
What have you got your eye on to buy next?
The BundleBox Team.