I recently heard about parcel forwarding services being a good way to save on international shipping fees, and/or website orders that don't normally ship to Korea. It seems interesting. ^^ Has anyone used any parcel forwarding service from their home country to ship online shopping orders to korea?
Parcel forwarding services to Korea
They're great. They have 2 addresses in the East Coast (US) and 1 in China.
It's all in Korean but if you can manage gmarket, you can manage this site.
Rule of thumb...spend less than 150$US including shipping and customs will leave you alone. Except for clothing...you can order as much clothing as you want.
Banana Republic pants in Shinsaegae: $160
Four pairs of the same pants through them plus shipping: $160.
You can also give them directions about what to do with the package:
throw away original box; combine orders from multiple places; etc.
If you don't want to bother with a Korean language site or just want another option, check out Fishisfast (Disclosure: I work here).
We try to make the service really easy to use, you can get pictures of all of your packages to make sure nothing is damaged, and we have a number of shipping options like FedEx, DHL, and USPS as well as FastBox Express Korea, our in-house option that is faster and cheaper than almost anything else.
I live in Seoul and get shipments myself regularly. I usually order several things off of Amazon or wherever and when they all arrive at the Fishisfast warehouse, I ship them all together in one box to save on shipping.