Etsy is one of the best-known online marketplaces where you can find original products from handymen and small manufacturers. Most products are handmade and each piece is original. Unfortunately, the possibility of sending a package from a US manufacturer to the rest of the world may not always be available or the shipping costs are overpriced.
That's why we would like to show you how to get the goods directly from the US to your country for one of the best prices on the market. It takes just a few steps.
1. First, you will establish an American address with us. To this address, the products will be shipped from the Etsy manufacturer.
2. Once we receive the goods that you have ordered, we will send you an email.
3. The package will appear in your account in our administration. You fill the customs declaration and choose the shipping method. We take care of the rest. Within a few days or weeks (according to the delivery method) you will have a package at home in your country.
The process sounds complicated at first glance, but we have described it in more detail below so everyone can do it.
1st STEP: It is Easy to Get the US Address
As we mentioned in the introduction, some goods from Etsy are delivered directly from the seller to your address. However, you do not have to be always so lucky. For situations like these, there are services like ours - we will send you a package from the US to any address. So now we will show you, how to get the US address.
Registration is like anywhere else, fill in your name, country, email, and password. If you do not want to think about a new, strong password, we recommend a LastPass tool that will do the work for you. Avoid using passwords like "123456", "123", "password123," etc.
Verify Your Email
Immediately after signing up, you should receive a confirmation email, if you don't receive it, check the spam/promotion folders. If the email does not arrive within 15 minutes, please contact us.
Verify your email by clicking the button in the message.
Finish the Registration to Planet Express
VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to activate the account.
On the welcome screen in the Planet Express administration, you will see the delivery address you need to set up. At this address we will forward the packages you order in the USA.
You have to activate the address before you will send the goods there. This is done by adding a $5 deposit (click on ADD DEPOSIT). This deposit will be added to your account so you can pay for postage and our other services.
You can choose from several payment methods (Paypal, Amazon Pay, card payment, bank transfer or Bitcoin).
Follow the instructions during the payment.
After you pay the deposit, you will see it in the ORDERS tab.
The administration is almost the same - but now you can see your US address.
The address from us looks like in the example below:
17224 S. Figueroa Street, Suite #A1234
Gardena, CA (California) 90248
Suite ID is very important here. Every customer has its own. At this address, you can receive goods from stores like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and hundreds more. You don't have to limit your self to the US only. Feel free to receive packages from different countries also.
2nd STEP: Ordering the Goods at Etsy.com
Before we order the goods, we need to make several edits on Etsy. First, we set up the location of the website to the US. We leave language and currency at your choice, but for universality, we chose the US dollar (USD) as the currency and English as the language. You can edit this setting at the bottom of the page, just click on the flag.
When you select the goods, add it to your cart.
You will be redirected to your shopping cart where you will see the price of the goods and shipping.
 Choose the payment method in this step already.
 You probably will have a prefilled country of delivery depending on where are you from. Therefore, click the address in brackets and enter the United States and ZIP code 90248. Save the address settings.
 Continue by clicking PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.
 Select the United States and ZIP code of our warehouse.
 Now you can continue as a guest or you can sign in to your Etsy account.
Fill in the delivery address. Here you fill the address from us:
The system will offer edited delivery address (it adds 3023 into ZIP code). Feel free to use the suggested address.
We selected the payment method a few moments ago, now just fill in the payment details and finish the order.
Most of the packages shipped across the US arrive within 2 weeks, but everything depends on the shipping method. Free delivery takes more time than using paid or express methods.
The fact that we have accepted the package in our warehouse you will find out by receiving a notification email from us. If you think nothing is happening for a long time, it can mean the following:
1. The email has been delivered but it was marked as spam and you didn't notice it. Go through your spam or promotion folders.
2. The package has been not delivered
a) It is still on its way
b) The seller cheated you. Let us know that immediately.
3. The package has been delivered to our warehouse, but due to the absence of an identification number, we do not know which account to assign it to. In that case, please contact us at [email protected] and send the proof (invoice) that you have paid the goods in the attachment. We will then link the package to your account.
3rd STEP: Sending the Package to Your Country
Have you received an email similar to the email below? Awesome, let's continue!
You will find further details about the package there.
Please, log in so you can fill in the customs declaration.
What is the Customs Declaration and Why you Must Fill it in?
The Customs Declaration is a document that is used to verify the contents of a package during the customs control. IT helps to have control over the movement of goods into the country. It is, therefore, necessary to fill it in. Without a completed customs declaration, the package cannot be sent. Remember, if the package value exceeds the de minimis value for your country, you will have to pay customs duties from it. Unfortunately, there is no 100% proven way how to avoid customs duties.
The second reason why you should fill in the customs declaration is insurance. If something bad happens during transport and the content will be damaged, you will be refunded from the value in the declaration. For example, if you fill in $10 in your customs declaration, you will be refunded $10 (+ cost of the shipping), regardless of the item's value.
How to Fill in the Customs Declaration?
Now you know what is customs declaration. Let's fill it in.
The fields are explained below:
Product description – what is inside of the package? Please, fill it in English.
Quantity – how much is it?
Value – what is the value of one piece in American dollars (USD)?
Origin – where it comes from? (usually the USA)
Batteries – does the package contain batteries?
And now practically on our example with the book, This is Marketing by Seth Godin:
Add the product by clicking on the "ADD" button. Save it by clicking "SAVE".
VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to fill in customs declaration.
Select the Address and the Delivery Method
You have completed the customs declaration so now you can click MAILOUT and select the delivery address.
Select the delivery method from the US to your country now. We offer several of them. If you bought, for example, expansive jewelry at etsy.com, we recommend using DHL or FedEx as a carrier. These carriers offer detailed package tracking updates. If the package value is low feel free to use methods such as Planet Mail Economy/Express or USPS Economy/Priority, eventually Aramex.
VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to send the package
Package insurance is not necessary, but it is recommended. Logistics is very complex and sometimes happens that the package is damaged or even lost during transport. These circumstances we cannot influence but thanks to package insurance you will be refunded the value that you filled in customs declaration + the postage price.
Have you Received the Package? Make Sure it is OK
You can track the package in our administration or with other methods that we described on our Tracking page. We provide info about the package with all of our delivery methods except Planet Mail Economy.
Don't forget to check the condition of the package. If it is damaged, take some pictures of the damage and let us know immediately.
This is how unboxing a package from Planet Express looks like.
Make sure you check our Tutorials page.
Why you Should Ship Through Planet Express When Ordering from Etsy.com?
In addition to the fact that postage through Planet Express is cheaper in many cases, we offer a number of useful services. For example, we can check the package before it is sent so you will be sure that it has been sent without any damage.
Why are the Prices so Low?
The whole principle of package forwarding from the US Etsy is based on the fact that we collect a large number of shipments in one place. That means we are able to negotiate better rates with carriers (DHL, FedEx, USPS, Aramex, and others) than an individual person.
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