Features Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | November 27, 2014 | 12.55 pm IST If you ever wondered about the new pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos your neighbour is sporting, which is months away from its release date in India, thanks to Viabox you don’t have to wonder anymore. Viabox is a website that allows users to buy products available with any US retailer to be shipped to any country in the world, well at least the ones that are listed. The working of Viabox is quite simple and unique but the possible implications in terms of duty in the future are inevitable with our Government. With your own US address provided by Viabox.com on registration, you will be able to buy goods far cheaper than otherwise possible. Most of US merchants will not ship to international addresses. Ship the goods to your established address with Viabox and they will then consolidate all your packages and ship them to you outside the U.S. The website does not limit its delivery services to specific countries and provides delivery services across the globe. The website also allows users to calculate the shipping costs applicable by putting in their destination details. The US address provided by the website to its user is a physical address and they are fully authorized to receive shipments from courier companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS. The website assures that the address provided is not merely a Mailbox or a P.O. box address. They also provide alternate contact details if the retailer asks for one. They also follow norms provided by the above mentioned courier companies in reference to Billable Weight. Viabox can store each package free of charge for a period of 90 days from the date of delivery. The maximum storage time for each package is 90 days since the date of its delivery to your suite. They also provide their users with a free concierge service that buys items for the user with no additional charges. The facilities provided by Viabox sound extremely tempting but considering the duty which would be applicable in India it won’t be long before our Government starts looking in their direction.

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