Recently, I learned that iHerb ships to China. iHerb is an online store based in California that sells all sorts of natural and health products, including vitamin supplements, bath & beauty, gluten-free food, and more.
Shipping to China is relatively reasonable (under $13) without worrying about import tax or getting stuck at customs because iHerb limits each order/shipment to under 7 pounds. Shipping is delivered via EMS and should arrive within 4-5 days of ordering. If your order is greater than 7 pounds, the website won’t let you check out. You’ll have to split your order.
Last week, I placed my first order on iHerb. I bought two bottles of Organic Blue Agave (44oz) for $19.95. The price was the same as Amazon.com, which is where I usually order a bunch of things prior to visiting the U.S. The two bottles were a little under 7 pounds and the shipping was $11.25. I had a coupon for $5 off first order, so the total came out to about $26 (or about 170RMB). If I were to buy a bottle of agave syrup this size here in Shanghai (which isn’t available), it would have been at least 100RMB per bottle! I bought a tiny bottle of maple syrup once from Metro and it was 98 RMB!
I received my two bottles of agave in 4 days! Wow! I’m glad that I found iHerb! It’s cheaper to order some items from iHerb and having items shipped here than buying from import stores like City Shop and Pines, not to mention the availability. There’s a bunch of things you can’t find here in China!
If you’d like to order stuff from iHerb, you can use the code GEQ947 for $5 off your first order!