China's Singles Day is considered the world's largest online shopping day of the year. The holiday was created by university students in China to celebrate being single but has since evolved into a massive multi-billion dollar online retail holiday.
With millions of people in China (and around the world) competing for the same flash deals in the span of 24 hours, you're going to have to act fast! Once a deal is gone, it's gone.
Online shoppers can expect discounts up to 50% or more on all kinds of products, including apparel, shoes and cosmetics, from both Chinese and international retailers. For the best deals, visit Tmall, Taoboao, JD.com and Suning. For more Chinese and Hong Kong retailers to shop on Singles Day, head over to the Borderlinx Chinese store directory.
Use your Borderlinx Hong Kong address to boost your savings during China's Singles Day. With so many stores slashing prices on thousands of items, it's likely you will make purchases from multiple retailers. Shipping packages individually can become expensive, so we recommend using Borderlinx's Package Consolidation service to cut down on shipping costs.
Keep in mind that not all Chinese and Hong Kong retailers offer package tracking, but Borderlinx gives you peace of mind during the delivery process with our reliable tracking service.
Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season in the United States, marking the lowest prices online for the year. Originally, Black Friday sales were only offered in store. But to the relief of many, deals are now available online for all to shop.
Due to it's popularity, nearly every retailer in the country participates in Black Friday promotions -- even luxury brands that rarely offer sales. Retailers have also started to offer sales and special promotions weeks before November 25th.
If you want to shop early, watch out for Pre-Black Friday sales like Amazon's Black Friday Deals Week, where new discounts on popular items are revealed each day. These "countdown" sales give you a good amount of time to strategize and shop around to find the best possible deals on the web.
It's likely that your favorite American store will hold Black Friday sales. Check in frequently with major retailers, like Amazon, Ralph Lauren, and Walmart, to see what kind of deals will be offered. Electronics are at their lowest prices of the entire year during Black Friday, so if you need a new TV, laptop or tablet, this is the perfect time to get it. For more USA retailers to shop on Black Friday, take a look at the Borderlinx USA store directory.
In recent years, retailers in countries around the world have started offering sales on Black Friday too! Visit stores online around this time for deals from popular brands.
Use your Borderlinx USA address to take advantage of the amazing online deals through Black Friday. Your Borderlinx USA address can help you enjoy special perks only offered to U.S. shoppers, like free domestic shipping and exclusive discounts. For added savings, Borderlinx offers shipping rates up to 80 heaper than retail rates. Before making a purchase during the Black Friday sales event, calculate shipping fees by using our Shipping Cost Calculator. You'll get a complete estimate to ship packages from the Borderlinx hub to your home.
Cyber Monday is similar to Black Friday but takes place solely online. And for most retailers, deals are only available for 24 hours. The retail event was created after research suggested that the Monday after Thanksgiving was one of the most popular online shopping days of the year in the United States. Now with each passing year, the event has proven to be a huge hit with online shoppers--and U.S. retailers aren't the only ones offering deals. Online stores around the U.K. and Europe also offer Cyber Monday sales worth looking into.
Because deals only last for one day, it's a race to be the first to catch the most desirable deals. Shop early in the day to snag the best inventory, and we even suggest taking a peak the night before to see if retailers are offering early promotions. Expect to see extreme discounts on categories such as toys, appliances, apparel and beauty, but plenty of other categories will be discounted too.
Given the hectic nature of one-day sales events like Cyber Monday, it's common for retailers to experience international delivery delays. Skip the uncertainty of shipping direct with retailers by using Borderlinx. When you release your packages, delivery to your home can happen in as little as two days. Borderlinx partners with the top carriers to ensure that your packages make it to your home quickly and on time, especially during the busiest times of the year.
To protect your packages from loss or damage, Borderlinx offers a value protection service called SafetyLinx. This service is required for shipments valued over USD 250.00 but optional for anything below that. SafetyLinx is ideal for the expensive purchases you are likely to make during Cyber Monday, such as laptops or smartphones,saving you the headache of any potential problems during the shipping process.
Coined by eBay to describe its best sales day of the season, Green Monday is now a last-minute opportunity for shoppers to find amazing deals on gifts in time for the holidays. Green Monday falls on the second Monday of December and is now considered the third busiest online shopping day of the year.
Green Monday sales aren't as widely available as Cyber Monday sales. However, retailers that participate have been known to offer deals cheaper than those on Black Friday. Check in with brands that offered sales last year, like Toys R Us, Levi's, Amazon and Best Buy, to see if they will offer similar discounts in 2016. Electronics are sure to be heavily discounted, but keep an eye out for savings in other categories.
If you come across a fantastic deal but can't make the purchase because your payment card isn't accepted by the retailer, use Borderlinx's Shopping Concierge Service. All you have to do is fill out a short from about the item you want to purchase. A Borderlinx personal shopper will then make the purchase on your behalf. Shop with Borderlinx and never miss a big discount again.
One of the easiest ways to save on international shipping fees is by opting to use Borderlinx's Package Repacking service. Retailers have the best intentions, but sometimes they may ship items in packages that are much larger than necessary. The extra space creates a higher volumetric weight and in turn, costs you more money. When packages arrive to our hubs, our staff will automatically repack those that could benefit from the service. Your items will be placed in padded envelopes or smaller packaging. Just make sure you opt in to the service by signing in to your Borderlinx account and choosing 'Repack my shipments' in the Account Settings box.
Boxing Day is the perfect time to buy your favorite British and European brands at steep discounts. The government holiday falls on the day after Christmas and has transformed into a shopping extravaganza that is similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The store crowds can be massive, but sales have migrated online to make shopping more enjoyable.
You'll find discounts left and right during Boxing Day. The trick is to do a little research in the days leading up to the holiday to find out which retailers will offer sales. Visit John Lewis, Amazon U.K., Argos and Boots to get started. For more British retailers, head over to the Borderlinx brands page. Because Boxing Day is celebrated in many other countries, you can also find discounts from retailers, like Otto and Amazon.de. Expect major discounts on toys, clothing for the entire family, home goods and electronics.
Use your Borderlinx U.K. and Germany addresses to qualify for speedy or free domestic shipping to the Borderlinx hub. And we've got you covered with calculating shipping costs. Before you buy, use the Borderlinx Shipping Cost calculator for an estimate of delivery fees. For those using the German address for intra-europe deliveries, we offer flat rate shipping.
There's nothing like one last sale to kiss the year goodbye. Retailers scramble to clear room for new merchandise in the upcoming year, so they slash prices on products they need to get rid of quickly.
Start looking for sales on apparel websites. Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy tend to bring out can't-miss discounts this time of year. It's also a good time to buy winter goods. So if you need a warm coat or snow boots, get them now.
If you can plan ahead, using our virtual Consolidation service for all year-end sales events is your best chance to save money on international shipping fees. When shipping packages separately, each package is charged a minimum fee for the first half kilo. But when you consolidate, you pay the first half kilo fee only once. This means you can shop both Green Monday discounts and New Year's Eve sales, and ship all your packages to your home at the same time at a discount.
We want to give you plenty of time to take advantage of all the deals you want, so we offer free storage at our warehouse for up to 30 days. All you have to do is wait until all your packages are delivered to the Borderlinx warehouse, then when you are ready, release your shipments for fast and reliable delivery to your home address.
Want to maximize Consolidation savings even more? Shop with a friend or family member by using the same Borderlinx address.
As always, it's best to do your research with sales. Discounts vary year to year, so what may have been offered the year before doesn't necessarily mean it will be available again this year.