Boohoo.com is a UK online clothing retailer which sells the latest fashions and trends for men and women. Set up by two suppliers to more traditional offline stores, they are able to create own label and brand clothing, shoes and accessories to meet the very latest cutting edge trends and they can sell internationally with their multi country enabled website. They claim to be "The Global Fashion Leader for a Social Generation".

Boohoo announce a 45% rise in sales for the last quarter of 2015 and a 52% increase in worldwide sales.

There are a number of reasons why we started MyInternationalShopping.com, and avoiding online shopping disasters is very much one of them. We try to help you to make the best shopping decisions when buying from overseas, but sometimes it does not always go to plan and badly or wrongly described products or just plain scams can leave some shoppers looking rather silly.

Here is a light hearted look at some of those shopping disasters. Here are some photos of some shoppers who bought items from China and did not quite receive what they expected.

Here are six fun ways different countries, Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Poland and Sweden celebrate Christmas. Get a taste of how people in other countries celebrate the big day with our info-graphic Christmas image.

How do you celebrate Christmas in your country?

The 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise is called The Force Awakens, and unless you've been living under the sea these past few weeks, you'll know it has opened at the cinema recently.

This episode of the space franchise created by George Lucas is directed by JJ Abrams and stars all the old actors, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Find out how to buy Star Wars stuff with international shipping.

The below is a reply, on Twitter, to a query posed by an international shopper regarding shopping at Harrods using worldwide delivery from Borderfree. The comment appeared here and we tried to help by raising the issue with Borderfree. This is their answer:

So you want the latest European fashion from your favourite online store and you want it delivered to Australia? You want the new Apple iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6) and you want it delivered to Dubai. Or India? We're comparing Borderlinx vs MyUs!

Through our partnership with Borderfree.com is a common sight to many international shoppers who buy from shops in the US and the UK. Borderfree is an ecommerce service provider who specalises in global payments and shipping services. They help online retailers to sell and ship their wares to all parts of the globe. Cross border shipping as it is properly called. It is a big channel for many online shops.

vPost, comGateway, Borderlinx, Aramex Shop and Ship, MyUS and many more.... Which are the best companies for buying from overseas, especially the USA, UK or Europe, with a virtual address, and then have your purchased packages shipped back to your country via their mail forwarding service?

One popular way for people to shop internationally, instead of buying direct from an online shop that will ship direct to you overseas, is to use a company who will supply you with a domestic shipping address for the country you wish to buy from. 

We all have a good idea about which countries in the world are more expensive than others? We've all been abroad and bought a meal, or a new shirt and are aware of the price differences between overseas and home and between the different countries we've been to. But how do we know for sure which country is the cheapest or the most expensive, and can this information help with online international shopping?

For instance, where is the cheapest country in the world to buy an Apple iPhone 6 in 2015?

Yoox, the Italian clothes internet retailer which offers worldwide shipping is to buy the upscale fashion website Net-A-Porter.com.

The oil price is plummeting, Russia is feeling the pinch and that is getting tighter with the US and European sanctions that have been levied against them. All this economic pain is causing a huge drop in the value of their currency, the Rouble; which fell over 19% yesterday alone. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday shops in America for delivery to the UK.

 

 

1. OASAP - Womens fashion, USA - http://www.oasap.com/ Thanksgiving sale. Up to 80% off plus $15 off any $69 with coupon code 15-69 order plus free international shipping. Pay in GBP.

 

2. Chicwish - Womens fashion indie designs, USA - http://www.chicwish.com/ Shop and Save. 30% off 2 items code FIRST30 35% off 3 items code ADD35. Free international shipping. Pay in GBP

Black Friday in the USA is November 28th 2014. It is the day of the year with the biggest discounts with shops falling over themselves to offer the best deals to sell as much as possible in the run up to Christmas. The following day is Super Saturday and then there is Cyber Monday; two more shopping days of deals and discounts and coupon codes.

Many people ask us which online shops are the best for worldwide delivery, so here is a list of what we consider to be the top 10. These are some of the most popular shopping websites that offer international delivery and score highly for the cost and service of delivery and also for the quality and breadth of range of their products.

Agree disagree? Leave a comment...

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is the day when the USA, or United States of America, declared its independence from Great Britain. The year was 1776, and of course, the day over 200 years ago is just as important to the people of America as it was then. 

The National Day of The US is a federal holiday and a time for barbeques, parties and celebration. This being America, it is also a time for shop sales. The stores of America across the country will be offering bargains and deals to Summer shoppers. The 4th of July is just one day in the Summer Sales that will spread throughout June and July.

Recently the Indian government has started to do something about increasing exports to the country. One step it took was to double the import duty on sugar. This will hopefully improve the fortunes of the domestic supplies and manufacturers of sugar and it's related products, at least the Indian government hopes it will.

No one does shopping quite like the USA. In America capitailsm is King and you can buy the best, and biggest, of everything. Probably.

New Look the UK clothes retailer has reported a mixed set of results today. Its loss making French shops helped to make a £55m loss.

In the UK, and other worldwide destinations, sales were up by a healthy margin, meaning that many women and men still buy their clothes at the chain of high street shops.

A relatively little known company from the USA raised some money via IPO on the NY Stock Exchange (NYSE) a few days ago. The company is a shipping and logistics company called Borderfree.com.

Do you have any reviews of BorderFree or would like to share your experiences if you have shopped with them?

Valentine's Day 2012 Calendar

Red roses, chocolates, jewellery or perhaps a nice romantic, candlelit dinner for two? These are the things we usually treat our loved ones to in the Western World for Valentine’s Day.

But what do the old romantics in other parts of the world do? Is Valentine’s Day even celebrated, and does it even have the same meaning?

Valentine’s Day started as a Christian celebration, in Rome, for one of a number of saints named Valentinus. It was only after Chaucer romanticised the day in a poem in 1382 that it became a celebration of romantic love.

Valentine's day is the 14th February 2014!

Have you bought your significant other a romantic present or gift? Are you planning on going out for a meal or will you cook something special at home?

Argentina is one of the Emerging Countries struggling in the present economic climate. As the US Fed continues its Taper, Argentina's currency reserves have fallen by about 30%. In an effort to try and stop the tide of money flowing out of the country they have introduced a number of restrictions on foreign currency transactions.

International sales at ASOS, the fashion retailer, were up 38% in the last quarter of 2013.

Driven mainly by EU sales, up 69%, international sales helped to boost the website's overall sales for the Christmas period. Uk sales were also up, by 37%.

We have had a successful outcome of our competition to win an Apple ipad mini with retina display. 

There were a few reviews successfully published and some members referred their friends and signed up to the email newsletter (which will start soon). Although some people posted to the forum, we have decided to suspend it until more people want to use it. Your points will still count going forward.

SuperGroup, the UK fashion brand loved by celebrities around the world has announced that it's online international sales have soared, and for the first time outstripped sales in the domestic market.

Recently we have tweaked the shop pages to display more information about each shop's international shopping policies, and include more details about, such as, how they deal with import duties, if you can pay with a local currency, their delivery times and costs by region and their returns policy.

Today, November 29th 2013 is known, on the internet, to Christmas shoppers anyway, as Black Friday. It occurs the day after Thanksgiving in the USA. 

It is a popular day to get discounts and special offers at many shops online, as they know that people use the day for their Christmas shopping. There is another popular day Cyber Monday which many people use to buy stuff online, but we will stick to Black Friday for the time being.

ASOS is expanding, with its Eigth country specific website, this time in China. The website will be at the domain name asos.cn, and the plan is to open shop in Spring 2014.

Following on the heels of the announcement that several Australian retailers may open shop in London and the wider UK, we hear that J Crew, one of the big USA brands is opening a 17,000 square foot store in London's Regent Street - one of the nations high profile shopping streets - as well as stores in Brompton Cross and Lamb's Conduit.

I came across an interesting story on the website for The Evening Standard, which used to be London's local evening newspaper. The article is here.

The article claims that lots of well known Australian brands are looking to set up shops in the UK. Perhaps they are looking to expand to other countries overseas too, but the article does not mention this? 

We want MyInternationalShopping.com to be as useful as possible to people wishing to buy stuff from overseas.

Eid al-Adha, which falls on the 15th October 2013, commemorates the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to a command from Allah (God), and also marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is a major celebration in the Muslim word.