What is BuyForMe and how can it save you money?admin
BuyForMe is a service that enables users to bypass retail purchasing restrictions and qualify for tax exemptions in Canada. Not only can this save you money, but it’s also a handy way to avoid complications that may arise with international purchasing.
While a high percentage of Canadian retailers accept international payment methods, some merchants have restrictions on the payment origin or method of payment used on their site. For whatever reason, some companies may only accept payment from Canadian sources or users. The great news is that ShipByMail’s BuyForMe service can bypass any purchasing restrictions.
Another huge benefit to BuyForMe shoppers are the tax exemption savings. Items purchased and shipped directly to your Canadian mailing address are subject to all applicable domestic levies, including GST, a 5% Goods & Services Tax that is automatically applied to all domestic purchases. In addition, most provinces have an additional 7-10% PST (Provincial Sales Tax) or HST (Harmonized Sales Tax that combines both federal and provincial taxes). By using the BuyForMe service, your purchase is eligible for a Canadian tax-free exemption because it is destined for export to a non-resident of Canada.
To obtain the exemption, it is necessary to use the BuyForMe service as ShipByMail is unable to collect and disperse tax refunds for third parties. Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) regulations stipulate that refunds only be remitted to the original purchaser upon their point of departure from Canada. For businesses that specialize in exports, ShipByMail can take advantage of tax exemptions by providing retroactive invoice and transit submissions of the forward package to CBSA in order to verify international business and prove refund eligibility. BuyForMe is the only ShipByMail service that enables Members to receive tax refunds through CBSA. BuyForMe services not only give you access to the entire Canadian retail market and also unlock a world of savings, giving you between 5% to 15% in savings of the standard purchase price of your goods. That can add up to a LOT of savings.
An important thing to keep in mind about BuyForMe purchases is that they only apply to online purchases with in-stock items. BuyForMe services are not available for pre-orders or pre-sales. In addition, BuyForMe is unavailable for use on auction websites: this excludes “Buy It Now” purchases on eBay but means it is not available for purchasing items that require a bid. The BuyForMe service does not apply to Out-of-Stock items but if an item is on Backorder, Members can still elect to proceed with the purchase.
Keep BuyForMe services in mind when you stock up on your favorite tech, books, clothing, sporting goods, footwear, household accessories, toys, cosmetics and more! ShipByMail is the easiest way to send goods your way from your virtual mail address in Canada at the best possible prices. Canadian retailers offer excellent pricing on merchandise, giving you great deals from both Canadian and international brands like Roots, Amazon.ca, Canada Goose, Toys R Us, the Gap, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart.ca, the Hudson’s Bay Company, and many, many more stores. What’s more, by using BuyForMe and consolidating all your purchases into a single, efficiently packed shipment, you save even more!
Your Savings Advantage
Many popular brands don’t provide international mailing services. Regardless of their origin, ShipByMail gets your purchases to you swiftly and safely from your virtual mailing address Canada to wherever you may be on the planet. We’ve been a package forwarder for many retailers, giving our Members substantial savings on items that would have otherwise have been much more expensive if sent to you directly. Thinking of ordering something? Estimate the price of package forward delivery from your Canadian address to wherever you are using our handy Shipment Calculator.
From tiny to huge, ShipByMail is able to accommodate any of your forward packages needs. From the smallest items such as socks or household décor to larger items such as bikes, electronics, equipment and more, we can get it to you. At ShipByMail, there are no surprises or hidden fees. And if you have any questions, we’re just a click away.
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