Shipito has several warehouses in the USA. It allows you to use mail/parcel/package forwarding service. This is very helpful when making purchases in the US online shops that ship to the USA locations only. The only problem is that in some cases even if you plan to ship overseas, you will still have to pay the Californian sales tax (which is almost 10%) when shipping to the warehouses of Shipito in Torrance, California. That’s when other Shipito warehouses come in handy.
Oregon doesn’t have sales tax!
Shipito has a warehouse in Tualatin, Oregon. Any purchase shipped to Oregon is not charged sales tax. So you can make your USA purchases and don’t pay any sales tax. After Shipito gets the package/parcel, they can ship to you anywhere in the world.
Services of Shipito in Portland, Oregon
- Small packages only. No oversize packages, pallets, etc. Shipping calculator.
- Re-mailing service by FedEx. Package can be send to your country or to Torrance warehouse.
- No consolidation or USPS at this location. You can have the package sent to Torrance for consolidation.
- Shipito Truck transport to Torrance starting at $1 per pound. It might take about week to transport the package.
- Free storage only 7 days.
- Assisted purchase available.
Portland, Oregon shipping location operational hours are 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.
Update (November 2011): Shipito warehouse in Oregon now offers full service including package consolidation, sending via USPS, accepting big packages.
Services of Shipito in Tualatin, Oregon
- Full service location. All services offered as in Torrance, California locations.
- Package consolidation.
- USPS shipping. See Shipito shipping calculator for all available shipping services.
- Assisted purchase.
- This the biggest warehouse of Shipito. Big packages and pallets are OK.
Note that Shipping is 10% more expensive compared to Torrance locations. Shipito cost to serve Oregon location is higher. You save on sales tax, but you pay little bit more on shipping. Make your choice.
You must have virtual mailbox and verified account to use Oregon location.
If you know a service that is better or cheaper than Shipito for making purchases which allows to avoid sales tax, please leave your comment.