The short answer to that question is that it depends on the situation. But it’s not anything to worry about.
There’s a workaround that makes it possible to order from Etsy and have the package shipped to Austria. And the shipping rate is inexpensive.
How to Deliver Items from the Etsy Online Store to Austria
First off, you’ll need a real U.S. address. There’s no two ways around it.
How are you supposed to get a real U.S. address if you don’t live in the USA? Ask a friend? What if you don’t know anybody in the United States?
Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than it sounds!
Within the United States, there are several companies known as Freight Forwarders, whose intent is to help with international shipping.
These companies will give you an address in the United States to use for receiving packages.
With an account from a Freight Forwarder company and the U.S. based address, you can manage your international shipments.
From the given address, you can send and then ship your order from Etsy, or any United States company.
Sounds great, right? So which Freight Forwarder is the best one to go with?
In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with MyUS
They offer an excellent service at a very reasonable price, and unlike other companies, they don’t charge any extra taxes!
Since working with them, we have conveniently and inexpensively shipped many packages internationally.
Whether you buy products from Etsy or another U.S.-based company, MyUS lets you conveniently ship them to your new physical U.S.-based address.
Buy Your Product(S) From the Etsy Online Store
When you’re shopping online and choose to deliver to your allocated Freight Forwarder address, the delivery will be received by their team.
At this point, the Freight Forwarder will ship your package to your address in Austria.
If you have ordered multiple items from multiple US online stores, MyUS will package all of your orders together and send as one.
So, there you have it. You can enjoy the luxury of shopping on the Etsy US online store, without having to actually live there.