Caribbean online shoppers will know how this goes. You find an item on a website at a reasonable price then shipping fees, customs duties and taxes double or even triple the cost.
I can’t help you with the latter two levies but I was quite happy to find some sites that offer free international shipping. These are mainly UK sites since the US seems not to be in on this free action as yet. If you know other stores, feel comment below and share the knowledge.
Shipping is free once you spend over £75. Items usually ship in 5 to 9 working days. If you’re in a rush, express shipping is available for £20.
Shipping is free for orders over £20 or US$31.58. Delivery times are revealed at checkout. If you’re in a rush, express delivery costs £20.
This site offers free international standard delivery on orders over £100. Delivery times vary depending on location. For Barbados it’s up to eight working days once you purchase before 8 a.m. AST while for St Vincent and the Grenadines it’s up to 11 working days. Tracked and faster shipping is available for £30.
Shipping is free on orders over £55, £10 otherwise. It’ll take about 7 to 9 working days for your goodies to be shipped. Express delivery wasn’t available for most Caribbean islands at the time of writing so you can’t get a rush delivery.
Delivery is free on orders over £25 and you’ll have your items within ten working days. If your order somehow costs less, shipping is £10.50.
Shipping is free for orders above US$20 and packages ship in 7 to 10 days under the “international saver” option. If you’re willing to cough up US$64.70, your items will ship in two days under the “international express” option.
March 2018 Update: Boohoo.com ships for just £6.99. I wrote a post detailing my experience purchasing from that site and shipping to Barbados.
Have you used any of these sites? Let us know your experience. And don’t forget to add any other store which ship internationally for free.
If you’re making a purchase, keep these online shopping tips in mind.