How to ship from the U.S. to Australia – economically!

By Margaret Bux
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Let’s be honest, it can be expensive buying big ticket items in Australia, such as ride-on-mowers, boats, motorcycles, farm machinery, building equipment, large collectibles etc., when these can be simply purchased from the United States via Amazon and Ebay for a fraction of the cost and paid via Paypal.  

Getting your items to Australia is another matter.  U.S. shippers don’t usually want to deal with duties, taxes and more complicated freight costs, not to mention what the trade restrictions would be if you are purchasing from a large company.   So, there is the issue of how to import these items to Australia when the suppliers only offer local free shipping to an address in the U.S.  Without this U.S. address, typically you would have to contact a freight forwarder with a U.S. agent to get your shipment consolidated into a container destined for Australia, and organised for shipping by seafreight, all of which can significantly increase the cost of your purchase.  

Clarke Global Logistics can now offer you a simpler way around this.  We can provide you with a U.S. warehouse address to have your item/s shipped to.  From here, we will consolidate your shipment and organise for it to be sent in a container by seafreight to Australia. Once the shipment arrives, Clarke Global Logistics will arrange the clearance and delivery right to your door.

So, if you are importing any of these items from the U.S., Clarke Global Logistics can make the process very easy.  Find the item you like, send us an email to or call on +61 3 9854 3000 and we will provide a door-to-door price that makes it all worthwhile.


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