According to their website, they don’t ship to Portugal, so that’s it, right?
Wrong! If you’ve always been prevented from buying Etsy’ latest items, you’ll be excited to know that you need suffer no more.
There is a way to get online Etsy products from the USA delivered to your door.
How to Deliver Items from the Etsy Online Store to Portugal
To ship items from Etsy internationally, you’ll need a physical address located in the United States.
The United States address is where you’ll receive the items that you order from Etsy.
But wait one minute! How is it possible to have an address in the United States when you don’t live there, and neither do your relatives?
I’ll let you in on a little-known secret: there are U.S. based companies out there that provide customers with physical U.S. addresses. Yup, you read that right!
Their entire business model is based on providing foreign customers with U.S. addresses.
These addresses can be used to order items online, which then get forwarded to your real home address. They’ll even help you out with that process.
These companies are known as Freight Forwarders.
All you have to do is sign up with one of these services, and they’ll allocate a U.S. address to you.
When you order online, get your items shipped to this address, and the Freight Forwarder will receive your package and forward it on to you.
With so many Freight Forwarders out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best that we have found is called MyUS.
They are trustworthy, won’t break the bank and they do not charge any additional taxes, so you won’t be caught out by extra fees. This isn’t always the case with every Freight Forwarder.
We’ve used them to ship packages abroad for years now.
Hopefully, you can now see how it all works. When ordering from the Etsy store, or any other U.S.-only store for that matter, you simply get the packages shipped to the U.S. based address.
Your packages will then be shipped to the address that MyUS supplied you with.
Buy Your Product(S) From the Etsy Online Store
Once MyUS receives your package from Etsy, they’ll ship it straight to Portugal.
Another great benefit of MyUS is that they’ll actually consolidate multiple packages into one single shipment before sending it to Portugal.
By using these Freight Forwarding services, you can order things from the U.S. as if you were a resident!