Joburg Expat: Promo: FREE Shipping from U.S. With Stackry

April 29, 2015

Promo: FREE Shipping from U.S. With Stackry

*** Update October 2016: This promotion is no longer offered. Also, please read all the way down including the comments, as some readers seem to have had some negative experiences with Stackry ***

You've just moved to South Africa on an expat assignment. You love your new life, the weather, going on safari. Everything would be absolutely perfect except for one small wrinkle: you miss shopping at your favorite USA stores, at USA prices!

You can't make sense of South African dress sizes and miss buying your clothes at Macy's and Nordstrom, no pants but GAP jeans with elastic waistband fit your kids, and you can't even begin to express just HOW MUCH you miss Amazon.com.

So what if I told you that you can have your cake and eat it too? That you get to live in this beautiful country AND shop at all the places you're used to?

Enter Stackry, the international parcel forwarding experts with the nifty slogan "USA shopping, global shipping – great value!" Full disclosure: This post is sponsored by Stackry. And not only that, they are so confident that you'll love their service that they are giving three readers of Joburg Expat this special offer:
Stackry special offer - $80 in FREE shipping for the first 3 people who sign up and ship with Stackry international package forwarding service. In return, those people will be asked for a written report on the entire experience from ease of use registering with Stackry all the way through delivery of their package.*
There is no cost to register with Stackry, no monthly fees. You get to shop at the regular U.S. dollar prices you are used to. Also, because their warehouse is located in New Hampshire, you will pay no sales tax on any of the items ordered  from U.S. stores. There are many different shipping options - Global Mail Priority, USPS Priority Mail, FedEx Economy & Fedex International Priority, DHL Worldwide Express and USPS Express - so customers have a variety of timeframes and costs to choose from. A really cool feature is Stackry's consolidation service, so that if you order items from multiple online stores, they can be consolidated into one box at their warehouse saving you up to 80% on shipping costs.


This is how it works:
  1. Sign up for your Stackry Account. You will receive your own personalized U.S. address at the Stackry warehouse in sales tax-free New Hampshire.
  2. Start Shopping – go to your favorite online stores, pick the items you want to buy, and at check out, use your Stackry address for shipping your items. If you still have a U.S. credit card, you won't need to pay any foreign exchange fees. If you don't, and the retailer will not take an international credit card, Stackry can buy your item (s) for you with their personal shopping service.
  3. When your package(s) arrive at Stackry’s warehouse, you will receive an email verification that they have arrived.  You have 45 days to notify Stackry how you want them shipped to your home address.
  4. Manage your packages in the Stackry app:
    • View your packages on your personal dashboard
    • Ship your package(s) immediately or store them in your locker for up to 45 days free of charge
    • Request repackaging to save on dimensional weight 
    • Request to have your package consolidated with other packages in your locker to get the best value on shipping
  5. Choose your shipping method and receive your package (s) at your international address.

Sign up fast so you don't miss this great offer! Leave a comment below - we will be selecting the first 3 readers to respond and sign up with Stackry for the $80 free shipping promo.

Amazon, Macy's, Nordstrom, eBay, Gap, Levi's, Nike... they're now right at your fingertips, even one continent removed.

Shop as if you were in the USA, live life in South Africa!


* These written reports will be used to produce another blog post here on Joburg Expat. Stackry will also have rights to use these comments on their website or a blog post of their own. If you have a positive experience, Stackry may ask you to do a review on it as well. Basically, in return for getting $80 in free shipping, you agree to give detailed feedback on your entire experience which Stackry will use to improve and promoste their services.