Gap fans all over the world have begged Gap to start international shipping for years. The moment is finally here. If you live in one of the (nearly) 50 countries Gap.com is currently shipping to you are probably very excited. Now you can shop from Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Old Navy and Piperlime in your own currency and pre-pay for shipping, import duties and VAT.
It all sounds pretty good. At US Unlocked we have taken a closer look at what international shipping through Gap entails. We filled up our shopping basket with the editor’s pick of an oversized v-neck & legging, altogether 3 items of clothing (t-shirt, sweater, leggings). Then we looked up the shipping rate and delivery times to 4 different countries: Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Singapore and compared the results with the results of its 2lbs. weight shipped through US Unlocked to the same countries. This is what we found:
|Shipping To:||GapCost/Delivery Time||US Unlocked Cost/Delivery Time|
|Switzerland||$ 64.609-15 days||$ 55.703-5 days|
|Saudi Arabia||$ 86.989-15 days||$ 65.143-5 days|
|Mexico||$ 49.889-15 days||$ 41.423-5 days|
|Singapore||$52.2110-19 days (!)||$ 46.243-5 days|
The conclusion is that shipping to your country through Gap can be much more expensive and slower than having your purchases shipped through US Unlocked.
Here are a few more facts:
– Total number of countries Gap ships to is 46 and shipping to Europe and Canada is still to be rolled out.
– US Unlocked ships to over 240 countries
Although Gap.com is also one of our favorite stores, you might be shopping from different websites at the same time. US Unlocked’s free re-packing and consolidation service helps you to save big bucks on the total cost of shipping.
Let us know what your thoughts are on Gap now shipping internationally!
(Also read on how to shop from popular US websites like Gap, Ralph Lauren, Macy’s etc, click here)