CARIBBEAN / LATIN AMERICA – Caribbean shoppers know all too well the struggle of finding brands that will offer delivery to their country. When shopping online, it seems everyone has experienced the frustration of finding an item they like, going through the checkout process, to only then discover the store doesn’t ship to their country.
And this year the pain of online shopping will likely be exacerbated by the pandemic-related shipping supply chain and shipping delays. Experts recommend shoppers begin their holiday shopping extra early this year to avoid disappointment. But the good news is that there’s a new, free resource that makes it quick and easy to discover which stores and brands deliver to the Caribbean.
WhatShipsWhere is a free shopping discovery tool that clearly indicates the countries to which a store offers shipping. This brand discovery site focuses on fashion, beauty, and retail brands and currently catalogs nearly 1,000 stores offering Caribbean delivery, including popular brands like Fenty Beauty, Shein, Nike, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lululemon, Revolve, and Walmart.
The idea for a brand discovery site that would help shoppers discover what stores do- and do not- offer delivery came when What Ships Where’s founders lived in the Caribbean and experienced the frustrations first hand. “Whether it was clothing, shoes, stuff for the house, kid’s toys, or makeup, you’d find something you wanted to order online, only to get to the checkout page and learn the company didn’t ship our island in the Caribbean! It was such a pain, you wasted so much time, and wished there was a site that organized what did deliver to our island, so we created What Ships Where,” say the brand’s founders.
On the site, each country has a page from which shoppers can discover brands that ship to them. Categories include men’s and women’s clothing, baby/children, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, department stores, home and kitchen brands, and some electronic brands. Popular pages include Costa Rica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Bolivia, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, and Colombia.
Shoppers can also join the free email list to receive notifications about new stores and brands that deliver to the Caribbean, as well discounts, deals, and sale information for the most popular brands offering shipping to each island nation.