Americans love shopping at Best Buy. It offers a large variety of electronics for affordable prices.
But wait… If I would like to shop from Best Buy, from Greece, for example, Best Buy won’t ship there, right? Yes, you are right. The US Best Buy ships across the USA only.
So, how to get Best Buy international shipping to Greece, Australia, the UK (and other coutnries) and get access to the Best Buy USA? We are going to explain it to you step by step!
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Step #1: Sign Up with Planet Express
There are 3 ways how you can shop from the US Best Buy store if you live outside of the US:
1. Find someone who orders from Best Buy for you which is very time consuming and risky.
2. Fly to the US and shop in Best Buy there. The downside is obvious – it will probably be very expensive.
3. (Recommended) Use a ‘Shop For Me‘ service so we take care of the purchase for you (the whole process is described in 2nd step).
Before you can take advantage of the Planet Express Shop For Me service, you have to sign up. Here is how to do that:
Besides Shop For Me service, you can also take advantage of the free Californian address, package consolidation, sales-tax-free warehouse, and much more.
Step #2: Let Us Shop For You At Best Buy
Once you activate your Planet Express address, you will be able to place the Shop For Me request. There are 2 main benefits of this service:
✅ 1. You can pay us for the order with a foreign credit card (read more), or whatever payment method that suits you best.
✅ 2. Some US online stores like Best Buy don’t ship to addresses provided by package forwarding companies. Shop For Me service solves this limitation.
Place the Shop For Me Order
To place a new shop for me order, please, log into your account, go to the Shop For Me tab and add NEW PURCHASE.
Now, make sure you fill in all the necessary details about the product you want to order (if you want to order more products, you can just repeat the process of adding a new item). We ordered Apple iPad (Latest Model) 32 GB as an example (do you want to shop from Apple.com instead? Check our Apple guide):
Feel free to keep open the tab with the product. You can copy and paste some details about the product to our Shop For Me order form.
Confirm adding a new product by clicking the ADD NEW ITEM button. It will appear in the Shopping list. Once you add the items, complete the additional details about the online store (in our case BestBuy.com). If you have some discount coupons, let us know its details in the note field so our shoppers can use them (if you don’t maybe you can find some on best deals sites).
Last, but not least, make sure you include the price of the shipping from the online store to our warehouse address and the sales tax* (sales tax is usually calculated based on the delivery address when adding the product to your shopping cart). Finish the order with the FINISH ORDER button.
*Our shop for me service is not available for our sales-tax-free warehouse in Oregon yet.
The status of your order is “created” now. You can see the amount of the deposit that you have to add (so we can order the products) in the price field.
If you want to see more detailed info about your ‘Shop For Me’ order, click the EDIT button. We charge a $5 flat fee (for processing the order) and 7% of the total value of your order (to cover eventual banking fees).
Once you add enough deposit, your ‘Shop For Me’ order will be processed by one of our personal shoppers. When we receive your package, you will get a notification email. We process ‘Shop For Me’ orders within 48 hrs. Then we have to wait for the delivery from BestBuy.com that takes a few business days.
Example: How Much Does It Cost to Order iPad (Latest Model) 32 GB from Best Buy?
Now, let’s break down the price for ordering the $249.99 Apple iPad 32 GB.
|iPad 32 GB||$249.99|
|Californian sales tax||$13.75|
|Shop For Me flat fee||$5|
|Shop For Me transaction fee (7% of subtotal)||$18.46|
Please, remember, that you will have to pay for the shipping from the US to your country (to Greece, for example). The price of international shipping varies depending on the package size & dimensions, and the shipping method.
You may also have to pay for import duties like customs and TAX.
Step #3: Get International Shipping for your Package
When your package from Best Buy will be delivered to our warehouse, you will get a notification email from us. The email provides you with the most important info about your package (weight, dimensions, tracking number, etc.).
Complete the Customs Declaration
Before we can forward your package to your home, it is necessary to fill in the customs declaration. Sign in to your Planet Express account and fill it in according to the instructions on How to fill the customs declaration.
Select the Shipping Method from the US
Once you are done with the customs declaration, you can select the delivery method from the US to your country. Feel free to read the full tutorial on How to send your package.
Best Buy Shipping FAQ
The Best Buy USA (www.BestBuy.com) online store doesn’t ship internationally (outside of the US). If you want to buy electronics from Best Buy USA, you have to use a package forwarding company like Planet Express that offers a ‘Shop For Me’ service. It works in 3 simple steps:
#1 Step: You sign up with Planet Express so you can place a ‘Shop For Me’ request.
#2 Step: Planet Express personal shoppers will receive your order and take care of the purchase from BestBuy.com.
#3 Step: Once the personal shopper receives the package from BestBuy.com, it will be added to your Planet Express account. After that, you can select the shipping method from the US to almost any country in the world including Greece, Australia, the UK, India, Russia, Japan, and many more!
Feel free to read a full step by step tutorial here.
No, but there is a solution! You can take advantage of Planet Express ‘Shop For Me’ service so you can get products from the Best Buy USA to almost any country. Read more…
No. Best Buy USA doesn’t ship outside of the US, either to Greece. Using a package forwarding address also doesn’t work because Best Buy blocks these addresses. The only solution is to use a ‘Shop For Me’ service.
No. Best Buy USA doesn’t ship outside of the US. Using a package forwarding address also doesn’t work because Best Buy blocks these addresses. The only solution is to use a ‘Shop For Me’ service.
Best Buy makes it a little bit difficult for international shoppers to order from them. It is due to the fact that Best Buy doesn’t ship to the US package forwarding companies.
But, there is a solution on how to order from the US Best Buy outside of the US! Simply place a ‘Shop For Me’ request with Planet Express and we do the work for you! Here is how it works.
Planet Express is the Best Choice for Your Best Buy Orders
We provide a first-class service to our customers while maintaining a friendly face. In case of any problems you can contact us and we will help you. In addition to excellent customer support, we also offer other useful services:
Calculate the Postage Price in Advance
You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.
Save Up To 80% With Consolidation
If you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation service. You can save up to 80%.
The whole principle of forwarding packages from the US is really simple. We collect a large number of packages in one place. As a result, we can negotiate prices with our partners (DHL, FedEx, USPS, Aramex, and others) that are several times lower than if you would ship electronics from BestBuy.com by courier.
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