Tuesday, February 05, 2008
There’s an interesting site that I’ve run across that offers a very intriguing service. Shipito.com is a website that you can use to set up a virtual address and mail forwarding. If you already have, or are looking to start an online e-commerce site, you will probably need space to store your products. Instead of just using a spare room or whatever you can come up with, you can use their service and have them store your products for you. They will also mail them out for you. It’s an interesting way for small start-up companies to get access to much needed storage space and essentially an employee to handle the shipping of products. The site has a phone number you can call if you need to talk to an actual person to get help. You could also use this service if you’re an international customer and would like to purchase things from online stores that don’t ship internationally. You can shop in the U.S.A. and have packages mailed to Europe. If this is the case, then you can set up one of these virtual addresses and have them forward things to you. It’s a need which this site is attempting to solve. From their website, that doesn’t have any setup fee but requires an annual fee of $50. You would then also pay whatever the actual shipping charges are plus $5.50 for every mail out. It seems like a some what simple process and would prove very useful for people in the above mentioned situations. I’m sure there are many other situations where this service could be used as well. Check the site out if you think it’s something you could use or just want to learn more.