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Cross-border Shopping During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: An Infographic

With the current global situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a change with the way customers shop for their goods. Now more than ever, shopping cross-border and using the services of reshipping companies like comGateway provide the most benefits for shoppers during these difficult times.

Find out how shopping online from US websites will be of help to you, and the extra measures comGateway is taking to ensure the safety of its staff and customers through this helpful infographic: 

How does comGateway handle your packages during the COVID-19 pandemic?


How comGateway handle your packages during the COVID-19 pandemic

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THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC’S IMPACT ON COMGATEWAY’S OPERATIONS

The state of Oregon allows essential businesses to remain open, among them logistics and transportation companies. As such, comGateway remains open to deliver your US shopping.

HOW DOES CROSS-BORDER SHOPPING BENEFIT ONLINE SHOPPERS DURING THE PANDEMIC?
With most of the world on lockdown, it’s becoming extremely difficult to shop for supplies when each time we step outside, we risk contracting the virus.

In this sense, shopping cross-border can help you:

-purchase goods that are not available or scarce in your country (e.g. sanitizers, PPEs*)
-enjoy cheaper prices on items for your indoor activities (e.g. workout equipment, bakeware)

-lessen contact with door-to-door shipping
-support and patronize online resellers’ source of income

*Some medical equipment such as surgical masks and gloves are currently restricted from export by the US Department of Homeland Security.

IS IT SAFE TO ORDER ONLINE AND RECEIVE PACKAGES?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that it’s safe to receive packages as the the “risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.”

But to add a layer of security to our staff and customers, comGateway follows a strict protocol when receiving packages. We set them aside for 24 hours before processing and matching them to users.

WHAT ARE GLOBAL SHOPPERS BUYING FROM THE U.S. WHILE THEY’RE STUCK AT HOME?
44% Clothing and accessories
24% Health supplements
10% Beauty products
9% Toys
7% Home products
6% Books

TOP U.S. ONLINE SHOPPING SITES AMONG COMGATEWAY SHOPPERS DURING COVID-19

Clothing and accessories
Ralph Lauren

GAP
J.Crew

Health supplements
Swanson

Vitacost
The Vitamin Shoppe

Beauty products
Bath & Body Works

Sephora
Walgreens

Toys
Funko

eBay
Mattel

Home Products
Restoration Hardware

Pottery Barn
Etsy

Books
Amazon

AbeBooks
Midtown Comics

Sources:
Frazier, Amy. Oregon’s new reality: What’s not open, what’s essential. KOIN. https://www.koin.com/news/health/coronavirus/oregons-new-reality-whats-not-open-whats-essential

WHO Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19). https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Product details based on comGateway customer activity from March 1, 2020 to April 15, 2020

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