- Name of Startup: Forwardme.com
- Year Founded: 2020
- Website: ForwardMe.com
- Type of company: Service Provider
- HQ Location: Delaware
With ForwardMe, buying and shipping US products from the United States is more affordable for consumers.
Problem the startup solves:
Most of the products are almost always cheaper when purchased from the US. However, once taxes and shipping have been taken into account, the savings often disappear. This doesn’t happen with Forwardme! To counter lost savings, the company provides international shoppers with a US shipping address that they can use when placing their order with US online stores. The order is shipped to Forwardme and then shipped directly to the consumer for a cheaper export cost. Users can also enjoy tax-free shopping when buying from US stores with Forwardme!
Progress and current status:
The service is available for use right now!
What is a crazy story about the startup?:
There is no shortage of crazy stories when it comes to shipping to Chile. From packages getting lost in the mail to goods being seized by customs, there’s always something new to worry about when sending items across the border. One of the craziest stories I’ve heard happened a few years ago when a man tried to ship Macbooks from the US to Chile. Macbooks were seized by customs and he had to go through an expensive and time-consuming process to get them back. Overall, shipping to Chile can be a bit of a hassle. But with the help of a mail forwarding service like Forwardme.com, you can avoid most of the headaches and have your packages delivered safely and securely.?
What is a company the startup looks up to, and why?:
We follow in the footsteps of Airbnb by taking a minimalist approach to our design language. Simplicity in design should be easy as in the service we provide.
The company in four years will be…
By offering a plethora of physical mailbox addresses around the world, our customers will have the ability to shop from any country. We’ll be expanding the country list we provide service to, so that anyone can take advantage of our easy online shop and ship solution.
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