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Become a ExpatExpress Affiliate


Goods in the US are often less expensive than they are in many other parts of the world. However, many US online retailers do not offer international shipping, and those that do often charge very expensive rates for over-seas shipping. With ExpatExpres, you can buy from any US store as if you were right here in the states. Then, we will "forward" your items on to your address anywhere in the world at very low rates.

Grocery Store

Online Grocery Store

We offer over 14,000 grocery and household items in our online grocery store. We purchase the items directly from local stores, carefully pack them, and ship them to you within 2 business days of receiving your order.

We are adding new items dails so if you can't find what you're looking for, send us a request and we'll do our best to locate it for you.

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US Shopping Online

Step 1: Shop for it

Go shopping online at any US based etailer and find the products you want. If you'd like help finding the best deals on the items you want, visit our Shopping tab.

Once you find what your looking for, start the checkout process.

Prohibited Items
Some items are not able to be exported from the US. Visit our Policy page.

Buy and Ship from any US Store

Step 2: Ship It

During the checkout process, when you are buying your items, enter your ExpatExpress address as your shipping address. Be sure to include your Customer ID in the second address line of your shipping address ~ this way we will know the package belongs to you when it arrives at ExpatExpress.

Your ExpatExpress ID and ExpatExpress Address can be found by visiting your Account tab.
Ship from US to your location

Step 3: Confirm it

When we receive your package at ExpatExpress we will notify you by email. You will be able to see the details, including a picture of your items, by visiting the Manage Orders tab.

You may tell us to ship your items right away, or have us hold your items if you have additional purchases on the way. (The more items you ship together, the more you save!) We may need you to confirm the customs value of your items before we can ship.

We will consolidate your items into the fewest boxes possible for free. If we need to use a new box for packing, there will be an additional charge (see "New Box Fee" below.)
Track your package

Step 4: Receive it

Once you instruct us to ship, we usually process the order within the next business day. If you requested the "Tell Me The Cost" option, we will pack your items and let you know the final cost before we charge your card. You will need to approve the charge before we ship.

We will deliver your items right to your door usually within three to five days. You can track your shipments in the Recently Shipped section of the Manage Orders page.

There may be duties or taxes due upon delivery. You may read more about duties and tax on our Policy page.

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Buy For Me Service

Buy from US Stores for Me

Our Buy-For-Me service is a great way to get the things you want from US online shops that don't accept non-US credit cards. Simply use the Buy-For-Me link at the bottom Manage Orders page to let us know what you're looking for and we'll do the shopping for you. Make sure you include details like color, size, etc.

If you're buying from more than one store, we'll consolidate your orders and save you money!

With the Buy-For-Me service, we will charge your card once when we buy your items, and a second time when we ship them to you. See "Fees" below for more detail.

Buy-For-Me cannot purchase items that are on auction.

We will require all first time buy for me orders to provide us with a valid form of government ID and/or a copy of a recent credit card statement to complete transaction.

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Competitive Rates


  • Membership: Free!
  • Package Consolidation: Free!
  • Handling Fee: $9.99 per shipment
  • Shipping: Based on weight or dimensions, and destination. Get a shipping estimate using our Shipping Calculator
  • Buy For Me Fee: 10% of the order total or a $20 minimum.


  • Loss and Damage Protection: First $100 of declared value free, additional $2.00 for every $100 after that. (See Policies for more information.)
  • New Box Fee: $6 per box when our warehouse needs to use a new box to pack your items.
  • Inspection Fee: $5-
  • Return Fee: $9.99 (See Policies for more information)
  • Storage Fees: First 30 days are free! $3.00 per box per month. Calculated after the arrival of the first item.
  • Additional Item Fee:
    1. First 5 items per order are free
    2. Items 6-10 are $1.00 per item
    3. Items 11-20 are $0.75 per item
    4. Items 21-50 are $0.50 per item
    5. Items 51- are $0.25 per item
  • Duties and Taxes: May be required depending on destination country.

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

"Thanks for your excellent back up on this matter. It deserves top rating AAA++++, for sure. Thanks again, will use you guys again."

- Cavan, Australia

"Thanks for your great customer service. Very impressive."

- Milena, Australia

"Just wanted to give you guys a quick thank you. You provide an awesome service - I received my package today in perfect condition. Well done! I'm impressed with the photos you take before the item is shipped. Great communication and customer service. Looking forward to buying more and asking for your service again soon. I'll be recommending you with confidence to my friends."

- Simon, Australia

"I just wanted to send a big thank you for the outstanding service provided by the ExpatExpress Team. This was my first time using your services and I am very impressed. I will be highly recommending your company!"

- Claudia, Canada

"I just wanted to say thank you for the prompt and professional service that you have given me. I will definitely recommend and use your services again."

- James, UK

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