How to buy items in the US without a US credit card
So, how to buy items in the US?
comGateway with their BuyForMe service (US founded) and vPost4U from SingPost (Singapore founded) offers you the ability to buy from an overseas merchant that does not accept international credit cards. They both work by allowing you to pay them first, and then they will buy the item/s on your behalf. They both will ship to many countries around the world such as Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.
Here’s how I used comGateway’s BuyForMe service to buy items for me.
Step 1 – Sign up for a US address at comGateway
Step 2 – Start shopping and find the items you want
Start shopping and find the item that you’re looking for. That is, shop at your favourite U.S. online stores, ship packages to your new U.S. address. As the store won’t accept your credit card, we will use comGateway‘s BuyForMe service.
Step 3 – Once you find your items enter the details in the BuyForMe section of comGateway
Once you find your items enter the details in the BuyForMe section of comGateway. This is under the “Tools” menu.
|Fill in your items in your BuyForMe cart|
Step 4 – Check out at BuyForMe
Step 5 – You will see a confirmation BuyForMe screen
Step 6 – You’ll also receive a confirmation email
You’ll also receive a confirmation email with details on your comGateway BuyForMe purchase.
Please note the 5% service and admin charge below that comGateway will add to your bill for buying the item on your behalf and factor this into your costs.
Step 7 – Check your Dashboard for your items
|comGateway dashboard. Packages will be here once they arrive from the US online stores|
Step 8 – Packages are shipped to your US Address at comGateway
comGateway notify you as soon as your packages arrive. When you log in, you’ll have full control over what happens to your package next.
- View full scans of each package’s invoice and chargeable shipping weights
- Enjoy 30 days of free storage while all your shipments arrive for consolidation
- Make easy returns if you change your mind
- Manage international shipping options and track your packages
Step 9 – When you’re ready, ask comGateway to ship your packages home
Step 10 – Enjoy your new items!