Australia Post’s international shipping service ShopMate is no longer our mate

    If you’ve ever tried to ship a product from an online store, that doesn’t offer Australian delivery as an option, there are a number of third party services that will assist.

    These typically work by having a US postal address, where the product is first sent to satisfy the delivery requirements of the online store, then is re-sent (for a fee) to your Australian address. This became so popular that even Australia Post created a service called ShopMate.

    Today we received confirmation that the ShopMate parcel-forwarding service is closing on 25 February 2022.

    You can get support at The team will be available to answer questions up until 25 February 2022.

    As an alternative, Australia Post suggest you look to VPost which can ship to you from the USA, UK, Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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