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U.S. Online Shopping Is A Trend for Australians

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Buying items from the USA does not seem cheaper than buying from Australia. But it actually is. A solid proof of this is PayPal’s 2018 survey which found out that cross-border shopping has been the trend for online shoppers. 

Australian shoppers love to scour US online stores for US-exclusive items with bargain prices. The infographic below shows you where and how Australians are online shopping from the US:

Australians' Fave US Online Stores Are:

things to buy in U.S.A. cheaper than AUSTRALIA

Just Look at the Difference!

Ready to ship your packages? Hold on for a while and read these gnarly tips to help you save more:

Tip #1: Reduce your shipping weight.

comGateway’s OneBox service helps you reduce your packages’ shipping weight by up to 80%. 

Once your packages arrive in our warehouse, our team will assess them within 1 to 2 business days to check if they are eligible for OneBox. Once done, we will send you a notification, and you can then go online and choose to apply your packages for the service.

In OneBox, we will remove the unnecessary packaging of your chosen items and combine them in a box or a polybag. Rest assured that we will carefully and expertly pack the items in one container and have them ready for air transport. 

Check out our OneBox service here.


Tip #2: Get rid of additional fees.

US states impose sales tax on goods (read: additional fees). But you’ll be stoked to hear that comGateway’s address is in Oregon—one of the few US states with no sales tax. 

Create an account with us, and we will give you a sales tax-free US address that you can use upon checkout of your US packages. We’ll notify you through e-mail once your packages have arrived.

On top of you getting rid of the sales tax, you can access your account and avail of other comGateway services to maximize your savings further. And unlike other freight-forwarding companies, we require no membership fee.

Register here.


Tip #3: Are there membership rewards?

Loyalty is one trait that we all desire. And with comGateway, we reward our loyal customers with our Prime Rewards system. 

Make 3 international shipments using your account, and it will acquire Prime status for 6 months. Under Prime status, you get to enjoy these perks below:

– Up to 5% discount on shipping rates

– 7% of item cost for BuyForMe service

Faster shipping for standard rates

– Free 60-day storage of packages

Repacking and consolidation discounts


Tip #4: Search for more discounts!

To put even more icing on the cake, comGateway has various discount coupons you can enjoy when shopping from US online stores.

Check out our epic deals and coupon codes here.


Experience cheap and quality shipping when you sign up for a comGateway account now. 

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