Terms of Service
The following are the our terms of service:
ForeignShopper.com will provide the Member with a U.S. street address for his/her use in the U.S.A.
ForeignShopper.com’s services consist of receiving the Member’s mail and merchandise, sorting it, packing it, transporting it to the Member’s country and delivering it to the Member’s specified local address during regular business hours.
ForeignShopper.com cannot hold/store mail (letters, catalogs, magazines, and newspaper) exceeding the Member’s 4 inch high mailbox.ForeignShopper.com will notify the Member via e-mail once his/her mailbox is full, and the member will have 5 days to either request a shipment or contact ForeignShopper.com to discard his/her mail.
If no reply is received from the Member, then his/her mail will be shipped to the address on record.
Any charges generated directly from this activity, such as taxes, customs duties and service fees presently in effect or established in the future, will be the responsibility of the ForeignShopper.com Member.
The ForeignShopper.com Member authorizes ForeignShopper.com to charge his/her credit card for Membership Dues, Shipping and Handling Charges, and charges for any Additional / Optional Services selected by the Member. If ForeignShopper.com receives a chargeback for any previous valid charges, then the Member’s account may be immediately terminated and all mail/packages will be returned to sender or properly discarded.
Shipping charges are based on weight, but Dimensional weight may apply on bulky, lightweight packages.
ForeignShopper.com will allow active Premium & Business membership customers to store their merchandise for up to 45 days at no charge. After 4 weeks for each package, customer agrees to pay storage fees of $2 per week. Storage is not available for Basic Membership accounts.
Monthly Membership Fees, Setup Fees are non-refundable. ForeignShopper.com will have the option to return all packages/mail to the senders and/or discard the items for accounts which are cancelled. Shipping charges for non-members or cancelled customers are twice the rate of shipping prices listed on the ForeignShopper.com website.
If a Member does not pay for services rendered for a period over 30 days, his/her membership may be cancelled by ForeignShopper.com. All packages and mail may be returned-to-sender or discarded at the sole discretion of ForeignShopper.com.
Member forfeits all claims to items abandoned in his mailbox, once his Membership is cancelled.
Membership is automatically renewed unless the Member advises ForeignShopper.com in writing he/she wishes not to renew their Membership.
There is no charge to maintain a Basic Account provided the suite receives or sends at least 1 package during a six month period. Basic Memberships are subject to an inactivity fee of $10 if no packages have been received or sent in the last 6 months. Late Fees. All invoices past due over thirty (30) days will be assessed $10 plus 5% per month late fee. This fee will apply for each month an order is past due.
Personal Shopper orders past due over 15 days will be assessed the $10 plus 5% late fee for each 15 days an order is past due. Activation of your U.S. address and/or its use after the effective date hereof will represent your acceptance of this agreement and the authorization to charge your credit card for all your future charges.
ForeignShopper.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, or otherwise alter these terms and condition anytime. Please review the terms and conditions periodically. Your continued use of site following the postings of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the re-terms and conditions.
Illegal activity is not permitted by ForeignShopper.com. Any legal fees incurred by ForeignShopper.com enforcing the laws of the U.S. against a customer or potential customer will be the financial responsibility of the customer. See below regarding Compliance and Indemnification.
Membership starts the day we receive your application & activate the same. ForeignShopper.com cannot send any shipments until the USPS Mail Forwarding Form 1583, or such other documentation ForeignShopper.com requires is received in its entirety.
The ForeignShopper.com Member is responsible for and warrants its compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, the export laws and government regulations of any country to, from, through or over which the ForeignShopper.com Member shipment may be carried.
This responsibility includes, without limitation, determining any and all applicable license requirements, including without limitation US Department of Commerce export licenses, US Department of State export licenses and any and all import license requirements of the destination country, and obtaining same.
The ForeignShopper.com Member agrees and acknowledges that the Member shall purchase any and all merchandise from United States sellers under an ex works agreement and that the ForeignShopper.com.
Member agrees to furnish such information and complete and attach such documents as necessary to comply with any applicable laws, rules and/or regulations, including notifying the United States Principal Party In Interest, as defined by the United States Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations, in every transaction generated by Member of the ultimate destination of any items ordered by Member and gathering and providing to ForeignShopper.com all required information for export purposes from the United States Principal Party in Interest including without limitation the Export Control Classification Number and, if a Shipper’s Export Declaration (S.E.D.) is required, the USPPI’s tax identification number.
Member represents and warrants that the Member is the end user of any and all merchandise that the Member requests shipped to Member’s address and that any and all merchandise Member requests shipments will be used in the country that the Member requests shipment to and that Member will not re-export to a different destination.
Insurance costs for merchandise shipments are based on the Insured Value. Each $100.00 of insured value costs $2.00. ForeignShopper.com Members will receive $100.00 of FREE insurance on all merchandise shipped Express.
In the event of a claim, the payment will be based on either the weight of the consignment and/or the amount or the percentage of the value that you have declared and will be subject to all of the terms and conditions of the shipping carriers’ airway bill(s).
Either party may cancel this agreement with written notice (email, fax or letter). ForeignShopper.com Members will receive a prorated refund on the unused portion of their Membership Fee. Membership refunds are based on the monthly membership usage rate. Refunds will be processed within ten (10) business days of cancellation.
Power of attorney and appointment of ForeignShopper.com as member’s agent
ForeignShopper.com Members must appoint ForeignShopper.com as the agent for the ForeignShopper.com Member for the performance of customs clearance, preparation of shipping documents, with full power of attorney to act as such an agent of the ForeignShopper.com Customer to the extent allowed by law for the specific purposes enumerated in this Section, including without limitation preparation of a certificate of origin, an SED, airway bill or any other document required to ship merchandise to Member.
If a Shipper’s Export Declaration (S.E.D.) is required, or preparation of a Certificate of Origin for goods manufactured and originating within the United States on behalf of the ForeignShopper.com Member when one is required, ForeignShopper.com will file the required export information on behalf of the ForeignShopper.com Member as its agent pursuant to this section.
The ForeignShopper.com Member must acknowledge that it has a duty to and is solely liable for providing all information required by United States’ laws and regulations, including without limitation, information required by 15 CFR sec.30 and maintaining all records as required under the customs or other government agency laws; ForeignShopper.com assumes no responsibility to act as a record-keeper or record-keeping agent for the either the Member or the USPPI.
The Member is responsible to supply to ForeignShopper.com all information regarding the USPPI, including its name and employer identification number (EIN), and the ECCN, Schedule B classification and all other information required under a routed export transaction as described in Title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, the Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations (FTSR).
Indemnification. The following is the indemnification required by ForeignShopper.com from its members:
The ForeignShopper.com Members agrees that they will remain liable for and indemnify, defend and hold ForeignShopper.com harmless and its shareholders, officers, directors, agents, partners, employees and independent contractors, at all times from the date hereof forward, from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, awards, liabilities, losses (including consequential losses), judgments, penalties, interest, fines, expenses, and/or other costs (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising by reason of the execution hereof or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, including without limitation those arising from or relating to:
- Any negligent action or omission by the Members or any of the Member’s employees, contractors, agents or any other person acting under Member’s supervision or control prior to, as of, or following the date here of;
- Any inaccuracy or breach of any representation or warranty made by Member in this Agreement or any other document or instrument executed or delivered by the Member in connection with this Agreement or any breach or non-performance of any covenant or agreement made by Company in this Agreement or any other document or instrument made by Member in connection with this Agreement;
- ForeignShopper.com’s preparation, determination or execution of the documents (including international air waybills) or any other document necessary for transportation, including, but not limited to shipment addressing, routing, classification, licensing requirements, and value of goods/documents and value for carriage.
- ForeignShopper.com Members providing any inaccurate or false information or documents to ForeignShopper.com.
- ForeignShopper.com Member’s failure to comply with the terms hereof or any U.S. or other jurisdiction’s law applicable to the exportation or importation (into the destination country) of such shipments.
The Member acknowledges that the foregoing provisions are a material inducement to ForeignShopper.com to and enter into this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, and shall survive termination of this Agreement.