Ever wanted to buy something online, only to realize that it’s not on eBay or Amazon? If the item that you want is not available online in the US, which other sites do you go to?
We’ve compiled a list of the best international e-commerce sites that you could consider the next time you shop online. And yes, they all ship to the US (and globally!).
Founded in 2005, Etsy focuses on selling handmade goods, art and craft items, and vintage items by small business owners. Sellers from all around the world are able to list their items for sale, and buyers can browse up to millions of listings.
The site’s interface is clean and easy to navigate. You also don’t have to create an account in order to shop.
If you’d like an idea of how popular Etsy is, they’ve recently been included in the S&P 500 Index, which is a list of the five hundred most valuable stocks in the US stock market. Clearly, it is becoming the go-to site for all things handmade and vintage.
Owned by tech giant Alibaba, AliExpress is an e-commerce platform that connects buyers to manufacturers directly. This means that you can buy what you’re looking for at a much cheaper price, with equally affordable shipping fees.
Items shown on the AliExpress website are very detailed, so be sure to read the descriptions clearly before you make a purchase.
Shopping on AliExpress can sometimes be overwhelming, so protect yourself from scams when shopping on AliExpress.
Tip: On November 11th every year, AliExpress also has a global 11.11 mega sale, with items discounted up to 70%. This is also the day when regular AliExpress shoppers from all around the world come together to devise “action plans” in order to get the best deals sitewide.
Love cashbacks? Rakuten is where you’ll need to shop. The company has been Japan’s number one e-commerce site for as long as we can remember, and now it has dedicated online sites for different regions across the world, including the US.
To use Rakuten and have access to its cashback perks, you first have to sign up as a member. Don’t worry, it is free, and always will be.
Products that you can find on the Rakuten marketplace range from affordable home brands to high-end luxury brands, such as Coach, Ted Baker, and Dr. Martens.
Love Japanese products? ZenMarket is here to meet the global demand for “made in Japan” items.
ZenMarket is actually a proxy shipping website, and it works with Rakuten and Amazon Japan to deliver Japanese goods worldwide.
After adding your desired items into the shopping cart, the site will provide you with a quote of the products’ price, availability, and shipping fees.
Book lovers, rejoice! Book Depository probably offers the most reasonably priced reads with free shipping worldwide from the U.K.
The Amazon Books alternative has over 20 million titles, with a variety of covers and publishers to choose from.
If you can’t decide which books to pick up, you can easily navigate to the different categories to help you make your selection. Book Depository will also show you the latest and most popular books in your country.
With its latest update, you can even pre-order your favorite books before they’re released.
Tip: First time buyers on Book Depository are able to get 10% off their order. If you go for their newsletter, you will also receive the latest offers and discount codes for your next purchase.
Thanks to the rise of K-pop, Asian fashion and skincare are taking the world by storm.
If you are looking for K-celebrity inspired outfits, or if your local cosmetics store does not stock Korean or Asian skincare, YesStyle is the place to go. The website stocks a wide selection of the most well-known Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese fashion and skincare brands.
YesStyle regularly has storewide sales, and items can be on sale for up to 70%.
Tip: Create an account with your email, and you can get a 10% discount on your first-time purchases. YesStyle also partners with many social media influencers to give out additional discounts on their products.
Macy’s needs no introduction—but have you signed up for Macy’s Star Rewards program? It is basically a point accumulation system where you are able to convert the money paid for your item for “points” on a card, which you could then use to exchange for gifts in the future.
To be able to start the program, you have to first apply for a Macy’s Card on Macy’s official website.
Tip: Did you also know that Macy’s now ships worldwide to 200 regions, including India?
Wish is a fun and easy-to-use platform for just about everything that you need. Based on your location, it will also search for sellers near your area for a same-day pickup.
If you like daily rewards and loads of perks, Wish is the site you’d want to visit for your next purchase.
Tip: To make your online shopping experience more interesting, Wish also has a daily “Blitz Buy” wheel that gives you extra discounts.
9. JD Sports
The website calls itself the “King of Trainers”, and with the selection of sportswear and shipping options available, it is indeed. JD Sports partners with the biggest brands in sports, and offers buyers competitive prices on the latest and most stylish sports apparel.
Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebok, and many more brands have store-only deals with JD Sports. These companies also have weekly premier launches on the site, so you are most likely to find your next favorite pair of sneakers here.
Much like AliExpress, Bonanza is a global marketplace that allows sellers and buyers to get in touch directly. The website allows sellers to choose the advertising rate of other sites such as Google Ads on their page, and adjust the price of their items accordingly to make a profit.
Online Shopping Sites With Worldwide Shipping
The above websites cover just about everything you need for personal use, daily use, and for gifts to others. Before making your purchase, you might also want to look up third party sites that offer discount codes.