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Everyone loves shopping online. But sometimes your favorite websites don’t ship to our little corner of the world.
The basic function is: people set up an account. They get a local address in United States, United Kingdom or other countries. They send the items to that address and it gets forwarded to their local address here in Qatar
Here are some online shipping services that can create an international mailing address for you so that you can purchase your items from places like China or the United States, and then have them shipped directly to Doha!
CONNECTED by Q-Post
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CONNECTED is Qatar Post’s new e-commerce service. It is an international shipping service that offers you hassle-free shopping options, and then delivers the items to you at competitive rates. CONNECTED aims to provide efficient and full-service solutions that allows its clients to simplify the shopping and shipping process to your chosen delivery location.
Many countries do not ship internationally. The United States, United Kingdom, and China are among some places that have many popular sites that do not ship to Doha. CONNECTED provides users with their own international shipping address in order to overcome the issue of sites that don’t ship internationally. With CONNECTED you can order whatever you want, and they’ll do the rest.
CONNECTED delivers directly to your home and lets you bundle shipments together.
Aramex’s Shop & Ship
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Shop & Ship is an international shipping service that allows you to shop from the US, the UK, China, Turkey, UAE, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and Japan. They deliver your goods to you at reasonable rates. This means more online shopping options, hassle-free.
Shop & Ship is currently available in over 80 destinations globally, and is widely known for its quality service.
With Aramex you have to pick up the items you ordered online.
Also, watch out! If you order items that total over QR1,000 you'll be charged a 5% customs charge.
Image source: Edfa3ly.com
Edfa3ly has been in operation since October 2010 and is based in Egypt. Despite the general slowdown in Egypt due to the January 25th, 2011 Revolution, Edfa3ly.com has managed to grow its customer base.
Edfa3ly.com buys, ships and delivers anything you want from the US.
Edfa3ly.com is a personal shopper offering its customers to shop from any US store or website, and have their ordered items shipped right to their doorstep in the case of physical merchandise, or downloaded to their computer in the case of any software.
Edfa3ly.com circumvents the obstacle of requiring US issued credit cards or PayPal as payment methods and also forward the packages from the websites who don't ship outside the US to Egypt (where the company is based).
What shipping services do you use? Comment below!
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