ShopandBox, is a global personal shopping service that allows you to shop like a local anywhere in the world with the help of a Personal Shopper based in the country of your choice, known affectionately as a Boxer. Since launching in 2013, ShopandBox has built a customer base of over 30,000 loyal Shoppers across 146 countries!
ShopandBox is unique as it presents the opportunity to interact directly and form a real connection with a Boxer based in the country where you would like to shop from. ShopandBox carefully matches Shoppers with Boxers that share their interests so they receive a completely personalised and specialised service.
ShopandBox enables Shoppers to buy items that are either not available in the country they are based at, or are available, but at a much higher price. Particularly popular with Shoppers seeking limited edition beauty items that never reach Australia or South East Asia, ShopandBox Boxers are experts in what’s trending and are seasoned at beating the queues to get you your desired items.
In February and March this year, Boxers managed to snap up over 400 units of the Kylie Lip Kit for in-the-know overseas Shoppers before it sold out. And demand for LA beauty brand Colourpop and up-and-coming modern minimalist cosmetic brand Glossier have been extremely popular too, with Boxers seeing a month-on-month explosion of orders for these hip brands.
Rebecca Chia, co-founder of ShopandBox, says, “based on our experience, the most wanted items are cosmetics and beauty products. Many Shoppers are beauty savvy and come to us knowing what they want, where to get it and when it’s launched, but once in awhile, they will ask our Boxers to find them something they haven’t heard about too. We’ve also seen a surge in orders from on-trend beauty Shoppers who want the latest products once it’s launched and refuse to wait till the brand or line reaches their shores.’
Unlike existing freight forwarding services, ShopandBox delivers a completely personalised service from start to finish. Boxers do not mark up the cost of items and simply collect a small service fee of 10-14% of the total bill as compensation for their time and effort. A Shopper who uses ShopandBox enjoys a one-on-one shopping experience with a Boxer who shares the same interests. Boxers are happy to shop across multiple stores and give real-time updates on product availability. They also recommend items and access limited edition items and sales that Shoppers would otherwise not be able to enjoy. To top it off, a Shopper can trust that their Boxer is going to check, photograph and repackage their items so that their international shipping is optimized. An exclusive partnership with DHL Express ensures that ShopandBox offers international door-to-door service in just 1-3 days with lowers rates than any other shipping method.