Black Friday is one of the biggest technology sales events of the year, it may technically be over now but many of the best deals are still available so it's still well worth having a look through our list of the best remaining offers.
In the last couple of years, the influence of Black Friday has crossed the oceans and reached India, thanks to growing e-commerce platforms and a digitally native youth population.
Black Friday is still fairly new in India though, and unlike other big festive shopping periods such as Diwali, it's very much restricted to e-commerce sales.
Each year we are seeing more and more discounts provided on Black Friday, but sadly the ecommerce twins Flipkart and Amazon, did not jump into the biggest sale day this year.
There is no official participation from the e-commerce giants like Flipkart and PayTm in Black Friday 2017 in India, but Amazon in particular is promoting international partners through its Amazon Global Store.
- The best Black Friday deals 2017 in US
- The best Black Friday deals 2017 in UK
How to get products from Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals delivered to India?
As we all know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring some amazing deals on both tech and non-tech products, we’ve found out a way for you to get access to these deals and get them in India. You can get these products buy and shipped to India.
There are courier partners and services that get the ordered product shipped to a warehouse in the US or UK and then ship it to your address irrespective of what country you are in. The package forwarding service on signing up provide you a virtual address of the country you are ordering from, which you can use to order your product. When you place your order from an e-commerce platform like amazon.com, you can make payment as usual and set the delivery address as the given virtual address.
You must know that there are some charges involved apart from the cost of the product. In 90 percent of cases, you need to pay some sign up amount to the package forwarding service. On top of that, you will have to bear the shipping expenses along with custom charges. The size and weight of the package also influences the final cost, which essentially means bigger and heavier packages may cost you lot more than a small one. Other than this, you need to check for receiving fee, where you are charged per item received from the package forwarding service.
You can opt for some additional services like repackaging, inspecting, verifying the product contents, and even consolidating multiple parcels into one shipment.
Most of us know about shipping restrictions but another issue is with the payment. Most of the sites restrict acceptance of several credit card services leaving customers with a choice to pay using PayPal. Like virtual delivery address, there’s also a virtual Debit Card service that allows payments by customers from other parts of the globe.
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How to find a safe and reliable package forwarding service in UK/US
It is always recommended to check for reviews and ratings of the package forwarding services online. Signing up could be free or may be payable, so comparing the fee and charges across the options is also a wise thing to do.
What if a parcel goes missing or is damaged?
There are some parcel forwarding services which insure your product until the order has reached its final destination. Otherwise, there are high risk in opting for these services. Even if the parcel is packed carefully by the retailer, having a middlemen in between is always a risky job until the forwarding service has a certain reputation and experience. You have to be sure who has to be blamed if something goes wrong. You won't know if the fault is from the retailer's end or the forwarding service has done the loss. Reviews always help the best to differentiate between more professional and the unprofessional parcel forwarding service.
- Best package forwarding companies for orders from the US and UK
Black Friday quick links (US retailers)
- Amazon Black Friday deals
- Walmart Black Friday deals
- Toys R Us Black Friday deals
- Newegg Black Friday deals
- GameStop Black Friday deals
- eBay Black Friday deals
- Dell Black Friday deals
- Jet Black Friday deals
Black Friday quick links (UK retailers)
- Amazon Black Friday
- Very.co.uk Black Friday
- John Lewis Black Friday
- Currys Black Friday
- Argos Black Friday
- Tesco Direct Black Friday
- AO.com Black Friday
- Carphone Warehouse Black Tag deals
- Mobiles.co.uk Black Friday