Every now and again there comes a time in every expat’s life when you want or need something from your home country. And there’s always that moment shortly thereafter when you cry a little bit inside about the fact it’s going to cost an arm and a leg in order to have a friend or family member send it over. Perhaps you could wait until someone is coming to visit and they could put it in their luggage, or maybe you could wait until you went home for a visit.. Maybe what you want is available online and you check to see the international shipping rates… and then promptly faint. It costs more than what you’re ordering?! They DON’T ship to your current country?
Well, darn. Guess you’re out of luck.
Or maybe not…
Friends, Romans, countrymen… may I introduce FishIsFast; it’s going to make you very very happy.
Basically FishIsFast is a company that sends things to you abroad for a reasonable price, especially when international shipping on some sites is daylight robbery and some others simply… don’t ship to your country at all.
How it works is that you sign up and get a locker with FishIsFast, aka this is your new “fake” address. You put in this US based address to any and all sites that you’re ordering from and things are shipped there.
Once they arrive, the team at FishIsFast photograph the box, tell you the weight, and alert you that hey! You have a new package! From here you can wait until everything arrives (items can stay in your locker for 180 days, that’s 6 months btw), or request item processing.
Item processing means the team can unbox your package and take individual photos to let you know exactly what has arrived and what condition it’s in (individual photos are an extra charge). Otherwise you can ask for everything to be consolidated into a single package. Basically FishIsFast unpacks everything, removes receipts and anything else you’d like (you can have things bubble wrapped, for instance) and gets it all ready for shipment. You need to fill in the customs form of course, but the team has already weighed everything for you, so it’s easy peasy to fill out.
From there you can choose what kind of delivery service you want, be it FedEx or DHL or regular US postal service. The prices, I found, were SO reasonable and I let out the biggest sigh of relief. No more having to worry about insane shipping costs or trying to line up things I needed or wanted with someone coming to visit. Least to say, FishIsFast was a little delivery angel. They also offer up to $100 free insurance for all your packages and additional insurance can be purchased for those special items.
My first order with FishIsFast was so insanely easy and delightful that I knew immediately I was going to be a long-term customer. I was able to get vitamins and socks (look, I have GIANT feet and Korea does not have cute socks that fit my monstrosities) and all sorts of things from America. Everything arrived within three days, even with a brief customs delay (they just wanted proof it was really my package); nothing was damaged or broken and overall, it’s a hardcore 20/10 service. Seriously, I already have more stuff shipping to them now. See?
FishIsFast is also a homegrown business. It started in a living room in Michigan and then upgraded to a garage and now it’s a warehouse in Delaware with staff all over the world. It’s a true start up that has a purpose and goal and is providing a really helpful service. The team is great there, the customer service just wonderful, and the entire process is one I cannot recommend enough.
So if you’re looking for a mail forwarding service that is fabulous, fair, and all-together easy to use, FishIsFast is perfect. I honestly cannot recommend them enough for anyone who lives in Korea or anywhere else abroad.
Btw the FishIsFast links are affiliate links and if you sign up with them through one of my links, I may get a little something in return. Would be super cool if you did that Xx.
This was a sponsored post, but opinions and praises are all my own. I’m already using them again. They’re wonderful, honestly!