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Want something from the US? 9 Reasons to shop with Uskoop

If there's one thing I sorely miss when I came back from the US, that would be the heaven that is Amazon. The level of convenience it offers is freaking over the top. I'm not even exaggerating. Check out how much I rave about it in my tweets. In the 5 months I stayed in Minnesota, I've spent almost $2000 dollars shopping online. No regrets.

If you're an avid online shopper like me, you know that no e-commerce site in the Philippines deserves your full confidence. Countless times you have to double check the merchant you're buying from, even going to lengths such as stalking their Facebook account to confirm if they're legit, and still you get scammed. I never had to do that in my entire US online shopping history (which is really just 5 months lol), and I miss it so bad.

I still have a lot of items in my Amazon wishlist that I want to reach my doorstep and I've found that the easiest way to get them is to go to Uskoop and let them buy things for me!

What?
Uskoop is an online shopping portal that lets you shop from top global merchants like Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, The North Face, Adidas, Nike, etc. You basically tell them what you want to buy and they'll get it straight to your doorstep.

Just take a look at the range of shops you can buy from!

Source: uskoop.com.ph
How does it work?
Source: uskoop.com.ph
3 simple steps:
  1. SEARCH - the products you want to get from top global merchants around the web.
  2. COPY URL - copy and paste the product URL from above step to Uskoop's site. Click on search button and the product's full landed price will be displayed in Php.
  3. CHECKOUT - by clicking the Buy for Me button and have the product delivered to your home at a single fixed price.

    The final price indicated already includes the base converted price, plus all other estimated fulfillment fees (ie. insurance, shipping, handling, import, and admin fees).
Here's a video tutorial to help you further:



If you're still undecided, here are 9 reasons that will definitely get you on board

1. One-stop shopping-and-shipping service on one site
No need to pay the merchant and freight forwarder separately.

2. Prices are all-inclusive and Uskoop PH will take care of shipping, customs & taxes with insurance
Yup! No hidden charges, the final price is all you pay for and nothing more.

3. Delivers to your doorstep anywhere in the PH via air 10-15 business days
That means you are saved from personally picking up your items at the customs office, avoiding getting ripped by the duty collectors in the process! WHAT A RELIEF. Also, that's fast delivery considering your stuff is coming from across the globe.

4. No need to worry about credit card acceptance outside your home country
The final bill is in Philippine peso and not in USD so all the necessary conversions are already taken care of. No more worrying about forex rates and international charges to your credit card.

5. No need to pay US Sales Tax
One less thing to worry about!

6. No need to use a US shipping Address
Uskoop uses their own facility to receive your items. No more virtual US addresses and no more pestering your friends and family from the US to buy something for you.

7. Single checkout from different US online stores
Since Uskoop is the one doing all the buying and shipping, you only have to pay Uskoop and that's it.

8. Multiple Payment Options
Uskoop accepts the following payment options:
 Dragonpay
 Charge2Phone
 Visa/Mastercard (Citibank Card Holders)
 Visa/Mastercard (SMART Customers)
 All Visa/Mastercard

9. Uskoop PH takes care of everything
You only have to tell what you want to buy and Uskoop PH will take care of everything from buying to shipping to your address to customer service and post-sale support.

BONUS!

10. Buy More Save More
I inquired about whether they combine shipping for multiple items of the same kind, cos I noticed that when I doubled the quantity of one item I was gonna buy, the final price doubled too, including shipping and fulfillment fees. I thought it was ridiculous so I asked.

They told me that they're rolling out a new feature, tentatively this Friday, called Buy More Save More. I have high hopes this would work to minimize fees for multiple items so I'm really excited to know more about it!

What's in my wishlist?
To show you how much the items I want from the US are going to cost if I buy via Uskoop, here's a couple of stuff from my Amazon wishlist. They're either too overpriced here or are simply unavailable. Uskoop solves those problems for me.

1. Pyrex glass food containers

I actually brought a set of these with me when I came back so when I lost it during one of my commutes, I was devastated. I've looked up Pyrex in department stores and they don't seem to carry this particular product. I'm not a fan of clip-on lids like the usual we have here so actually, arte ko lang to. But stiiiill.

2. Wireless, front closure bra
Joke lang yung size ko bes, wag ka na mainggit
Also not available in the Philippines, this bra is super haveyyy. Wire-free, has front closure, and thinly padded, this is the most comfortable bra I've ever worn. I wanted to buy more of these but during the sale where I got it, there's only one stock left in my size. MUST.GET.MORE.

3. Bed Rest


I haven't found this kind of pillow here. It's perfect for reading and I badly want one! For products that are bulky or have indefinite dimensions, the final price isn't indicated yet. You have to click on Get Quote for the Uskoop crew to manually assess the product and compute for shipping costs.

As of now I'm still waiting for my quote. Will update this post as soon as I get word.

Edited to add: Uskoop finally updated the final price of the pillow!



4. Herbalife Total Control



This one I couldn't find here even after inquiring to local Herbalife distributors. It has been very effective in my weight loss agenda, and is one of the few slimming products I didn't suffer any side-effects from. Highly recommended!

5. GoPro Hero 5 Black


Your favorite travel buddy just got an upgrade, if you're itching to get one now, do so with Uskoop. Online stores charge almost the same but you have to pre-order to get one. Physical stores are definitely going to charge higher, maybe ₱25k to ₱28k for this gem, when it comes to shore. And when is that?!

You know the deal, gadgets are much cheaper sourced online and abroad, with shipping being the biggest setback. Thankfully, we've got Uskoop!

Start shopping!
It's almost thanksgiving season and you know what that means, SUPER DUPER MEGA HUGE SALES. And you can expect that to go on until Christmas and New Year season. I'm not kidding, during the holidays I got shirts from Gap and Banana Republic that are only $2 each, and Adidas are Nike shoes are effin cheap, I swear.

Consider this a pre-holiday gift, use promo code USKOOPTEN% to get 10% off shipping and handling :D
Expiring November 7, 2016

Follow Uskoop
To know more about Uskoop and the latest deals happening in the US shopping scene, you may visit their website at www.uskoop.com.ph

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Happy shopping!


*Disclaimer: This post was created for a Nuffnang x Uskoop PH contest. I haven't their service yet.



UPDATE
I won 6th! Yay! Will finally get the chance to review Uskoop PH for real. Thanks Nuffnang and Uskoop! Here's my review of their service, check it out!