The Best Global Shopaholics Alternative? Try Planet Express

Global Shopaholics is a company that provides you with a US address so you can shop in the US stores. They have a beautiful website and it seems that they provide good service. But, are they really so good? We are going to compare Global Shopaholics with their alternative, Planet Express.

  • Main Benefits of Planet Express
  • Pricing Comparison
  • Shipping Rates Comparison
  • Sales-tax-free Warehouse
  • Planet Express Reviews
  • Why Planet Express is the Best Global Shopaholics Alternative?
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The Best Global Shopaholics alternative? Try Planet Express

Planet Express Benefits

Before we dive into the comparison, here are some of the many benefits of Planet Express, Global Shopaholics alternative.

  • Professional customer support
  • The best shipping rates
  • The best customer reviews on Trustpilot in the package forwarding industry
  • Clear pricing (see the table below)

Shipping Rates

Global Shopaholics partnered with major logistics companies like DHL, FedEx, Aramex, USPS, UPS, etc. so they provide a lot of delivery methods. But, what are their rates? Are they really that low as they claim? Let’s find out.

  PLANET EXPRESS  GLOBAL SHOPAHOLICS  
Shipping to: LondonSydneyTokyoLondonSydneyTokyo

Package dimensions
10×8×3 inches

Package weight
4 lbs

Value
$100

Postal Service: Fully Tracked$32,93$30,82n/an/an/an/a
USPS Express$38,74$43,50$38,27n/an/an/a
FedEx Economy$30,66$33,52$29,19$27,30$30,00$26,06
FedEx Priority$33,81$38,01$32,30$32,42$35,75$30,47
DHL Worldwide Express$45,09$41,65$43,05$33,80$37,93$32,12

Rates of Global Shopaholics were calculated with the tool on their website on the 3rd of December 2019. Planet Express rates were downloaded on the 26th of November 2019.

The answer to our previous question is ‘yes’. Global Shopaholics offers low rates. But we did not get any USPS delivery method, and it needs to be said that according to the customer reviews of Global Shopaholics all that glitters is not gold.

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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.


Compare Pricing of Planet Express and Global Shopaholics

We know that additional services are important for you. So, it makes a sense to compare Global Shopaholics and Planet Express pricing, right?

 PLANET EXPRESS GLOBAL SHOPAHOLICS
 FREEPAIDFREE
MEMBERSHIP PRICEFREE$10 per month
$50 per year
free
MAIL OUT FEE / HANDLING FEE$2 per package$2 per packagen/a
CONSOLIDATIONn/a$5+$2 per each consolidated package
7 days of free storage for consolidated package
$1 per each consolidated package
$5 min. charge
FREE STORAGE10 days45 days180 days
ADDITIONAL STORAGE$.01 per lbs per day$.01 per lbs per dayn/a
MANUALLY PHOTO REQUEST$2 for 3 general photos
$5 for 10 detail photos
$2 for 3 general photos
$5 for 10 detail photos
$3
PRE-ORDER PHOTO REQUEST$1 for 3 general photos
$2 for 10 detail photos
$1 for 3 general photos
$2 for 10 detail photos
n/a
SPECIAL REQUEST$5 flat fee per package$5 flat fee per package$5
REPACK REQUEST$5 flat fee per package$5 flat fee per packagefree
SHOP FOR ME$5 service fee
7% of the total cost (bank fee)
$5 service fee
7% of the total cost (bank fee)
$5 min. purchase
5% of the total cost (bank fee)
EXPRESS PROCESSING$3$3$5
OVERWEIGHT FEE (for packages over 10 lbs)

Prices of additional services of both, Planet Express and Global Shopaholics were updated on the 3rd of December 2019.

Global Shopaholics offers very similar services as its alternative, Planet Express. They don’t have any premium membership. When you want to use the consolidation, you have to spend $5 at least. You can request additional pictures but on their website, you won’t find out how many of them will you get.

We agree, that it sounds good, right? But remember: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It seems that Global Shopaholics is a perfect service. It


Sales-tax-free Warehouse in Oregon

You can take advantage of 2 Planet Express warehouses! If you look for the lowest shipping rates & delivery times possible, use our California warehouse. On the other hand, our warehouse in Portland, Oregon is completely sales-tax-free. suitable for those that don’t want to pay sales tax

Planet Express Oregon Warehouse
Portland, Oregon warehouse of Planet Express

Reviews of Planet Express

The experiences of customers are really important. There are plenty of sites where you can read them. We are proud that our Trustpilot rating is EXCELLENT and customers give us mostly 5-star reviews on other sites too! Read them on Google, Facebook or Sitejabber.

On the other hand, Global Shopaholics don’t have so good reviews on Trustpilot and their rating was* AVERAGE especially due to slow package processing, bad customer service and some suspicious activities like stolen packages.

Planet Express Trustpilot Rating

*On the 3rd of December 2019.


Summary Of The Best Global Shopaholics Alternative

As you can see from the pictures below, our warehouse is full of packages for our customers. We are happy every time we forward packages from our warehouse to the delivery addresses of our customers.


Friendly and Responsive Customer Support

Our Trustpilot rating is excellent also thanks to our customer support team because when some problem occurs, we are able to solve it with a friendly attitude. If you have some questions relating to package forwarding from the US, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Useful Knowledge Base and Tutorials

Another added value of Planet Express is in addition to the service also the content on our website. For example, you can find out step by step tutorials on how to order goods from popular US stores.

Also, if you need some help when placing repack, consolidation or special requests, you can watch our videos on the tutorials page.

And for those, that want to know more about the shipping restrictions to their country, our country guides are the place to go.


Planet Express vs Global Shopaholics FAQ

✅ Why should I use Planet Express instead of Global Shopaholics?

1. At Planet Express, you know what you pay for. We have transparent pricing.
2. We provide you with responsive and friendly customer support – our agents will answer your questions and help you solve your needs. 
3. We have a fully dedicated country and store guides. If you struggle with placing an order, you can follow our step by step tutorials that make shopping from the US easy.

📞 Does Planet Express have a good customer support?

Our customer support is responsive and helpful. We are able to respond to most of your questions within 12 hrs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding shopping in the US, package forwarding or logistics.

🆓 Does Planet Express offer sales-tax-free warehouse?

Yes, we have warehouses in California and Oregon. Our warehouse in Oregon is completely sales-tax-free. Enjoy shopping in the US with no sales tax!