Since we are both avid shoppers in search of great prices from stores we love, this inability to place online orders was extremely frustrating for us.
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) September 18, 2008
As the U.S. dollar has steadily declined, shoppers around the world have found U.S. based shopping websites brimming with great deals. Getting their hands on the bargain-priced goods has, however, proved difficult as U.S. credit card payer restrictions and limited shipping options have forced many out-of-the-country shoppers to lean on American friends with credit cards for payment or shipping help. In other cases, would-be shoppers have simply had to go without.
One company, YourOnlineGenie.com, understands this consumer pain and is doing something about it, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Founded by two cousins from Sydney, Australia, YourOnlineGenie.com facilitates online shopping from the U.S. for those living outside of the country by purchasing products on consumers' behalves and shipping them from the company's facility in California to addresses around the world.
Kareen Jabbour, Co-Founder of YourOnlineGenie.com says it was a common passion for both shopping and the internet that led her and her cousin to constantly compare the Australian and American shopping markets. "Over the years, we discovered that ordering from stores like Diesel, Ebay, Gap, Gucci, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, and Victoria's Secret was out of the question because many U.S. based stores wouldn't accept non U.S. credit cards or because they didn't ship internationally," said Jabbour. "Since we are both avid shoppers in search of great prices from stores we love, this inability to place online orders was extremely frustrating for us."
The duo thus founded YourOnlineGenie.com to allow shoppers from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and other countries around the world to buy apparel, shoes, bags, beauty supplies, toys, homeware, electronics, sports equipment, and auto parts from over 100 U.S. based stores including Amazon, Ebay, Nike, Tiffany & Co, Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, and others. Additionally, shoppers can find products from Australian online stores that the company will ship internationally as well.
In the coming months, the company says customers can expect to see even more stores to help them find deals on their holiday shopping.
YourOnlineGenie.com enables consumers outside of the U.S. to shop online with websites requiring a U.S. credit card payer. The company purchases items from over 100 U.S. based stores on behalf of customers in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and other countries, and ensures delivery of purchased products to international addresses. It also buys from Australian online retailers and ships Australian goods internationally.
Kareen Jabbour, Co-Founder
Phone: 0439992229 (In Australia) / +61 439992229 (Outside Australia)