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U.S. Merchants Expect Holiday Boost from Overseas Buyers

Sarasota, FL, November 17, 2012 --( International shipping companies are expecting a 75 percent increase in holiday packages this year, according to the package forwarding company, as international buyers ramp up their shopping with American merchants., a company that provides U.S. shipping addresses for international buyers who want to shop American companies, has seen a steady growth in American merchandise sales throughout the year. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the company has increased staff and invested in technology to handle the projected jump in packages.

Warehouse Manager Joe Vancoppenolle, who manages the company’s warehouse in Sarasota, Fla., said the company expects to receive about 6,900 packages per day during the month of November. “In December,” said Vancoppenolle, “we will be handling, on average, 40,000 pounds and 8,000 packages on a daily basis.”

To help overseas buyers reduce shipping costs, the company consolidates customer purchases into single packages that take up less space on international flights. “The shipping department will be processing approximately 1,700 outgoing shipments a day in November,” advised Vancoppenolle. In December, the company expects to ship about 2,100 packages per day.

What do these numbers mean for our American merchants? Though international buyers can shop almost any merchant using services, the company has partnered with hundreds of merchants around the country to help expand their reach into international markets. As international buyers take advantage of consolidated shipping and lower American prices, these merchants will likely see a significant boost in holiday sales.

About Founded in 1997, is the first, largest and most trusted leader in package forwarding services. The Sarasota, Fla.-based company has received the Presidential “E” Award for Exporters from the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2011 and 2012, and has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. serves more than 200,000 business and personal customers in 220 countries around the globe, helping bridge the divide between U.S. merchants and their international customers. For more information, visit Twitter: @MyUS_Shopaholic | Facebook: MyUScom
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