In case you missed the big news, you can now order from iMore store in more countries, at better shipping rates, than ever before -- and free to AFP/FPO destinations around the globe!
If you live outside the U.S. and want great shipping prices on great iPhone and iPad gear, here's how it works:
More global shipping options
The iMore store is going truly global and now supports 30 countries world wide!
Cheaper shipping options
Previously, the only way the iMore store could ship internationally was with UPS Express, which was fast but hella expensive, especially if you were only ordering one, inexpensive accessory. Nw the iMore store offers three levels of USPS shipping and two levels of UPS shipping, which provide more options, and cheaper options!
International shipping starts with USPS Internal First Class mail, which takes 1 - 2 weeks (note, no package tracking is currently available on orders less than $100). The second USPS option is Priority Mail, which takes 6 - 10 days. The fastest USPS option is Express Mail, which will get you your order in 3 - 5 days.
UPS shipping is also available. UPS Worldwide Expediated has a 3 - 5 day shipping tme, while Worldwide Express/Saver is at 3 days.
A Note on Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries using USPS for shipping: Here's the bad news. Due to current Postal Regulations the iMore store is unable to ship items overseas via USPS containing Lithium Batteries at this time. It sounds like this rule may change in the not so distant future to allow for smaller items that contain lithium, but in the meantime these products are off the table unless you go of UPS shipping.
Here's a few examples to put the savings and options into perspective:
- Australia / Japan: First Class $11.95, Priority $32.95, Express $38.95
- UK: First Class $11.95, Priority $36.95, Express $40.95
- France / Germany: First Class $11.95, Priority $30.95, Express $38.95
- Mexico: First Class $9.95, Priority $27.95, Express $36.95
- US Territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam: Just $5.95 Priority Mail or free shipping if your order is greater than $50 !
United States APO/FPO FREE SHIPPING!
The iMore store now offers FREE Priority Mail shipping to all US Army Post Office and Fleet Post Office destinations around the globe!
New for US Customers - $3.95 Budget Saver
Along with all the new shipping options for international customers the iMore store also recently introduced a new $3.95 Budget Saver shipping option, available on most orders, for those in the continental US. This is shipped via First Class Mail with a tracking code. This a great option for those looking to buy just one or two items. Remember - there's still free shipping within the continental US on orders over $50.
##Let the International Shipping Begin!
There you have it. FINALLY better international shipping options from the iMore store. Spread the word! Give us your feedback. The Mobile Nations e-commerce teams are always working to get better and better, and that's what they'll continue to do.
Your iPhone or iPad accessories purchases, now or in the future, help ensure we can bring you the very best coverage in mobile, and we and the iMore store really appreciate your support. And we really appreciate your helping us spread the word, and letting your friends and family in the U.S. and around the world know that the iMore store is now offering affordable shipping to more places than any before!
- Take me to the iMore store and let the International Shipping Begin
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.