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Shoppers are increasingly more comfortable with buying from abroad

Anyone in a long distance relationship will understand the quandary of how to send a gift to a loved one on Valentine’s Day, especially when they live abroad. Mailing a gift via the post office, sending flowers via a local firm or making the monumental dating error of sending an e-card are all fraught with problems including cost, timeframes, and language barriers. Research last month confirmed that Brits will have at least one long distance relationship before they find ‘The One’, so it seems we might all face a long distance shopping dilemma.

Many countries around the world don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day either, so expats will struggle to find what they might be looking for on International turf.

The increase in people cross border shopping can take away the stress of gift buying for people overseas according to Nick Beeny, founder of “Shoppers are increasingly more comfortable with buying from abroad. There is legislation to protect you when you’re buying in Europe and there are local laws further afield to protect online shoppers and to facilitate returns. All of the sites listed at have been individually verified by our team and need to meet certain standards to feature on the site. A large number also now offer free international shipping so this isn’t an expensive option. Choice is also a factor – it’s much more interesting to step away from roses and over priced chocolates and find more unusual romantic gestures.”

The site allows users to find websites from all over the world with free International shipping, as well as reviews from previous shoppers and current voucher codes and offers. has some suggestions of International online retailers worth checking out for 14th February:

Angara - Jewellery Free international delivery.

Etsy worldwide shipping - sellers from all over the world.

Cosme De (Hong Kong ) 60% off gifts for Valentine's Day - 70% off Valentine's Day gifts Free worldwide shipping

Fragrancenet - Free international shipping on orders over £100 – plus 20% off coupon code Lingerie. Coupon code: SEGUNDAS, 30% off site-wide. Free delivery on orders over £60. Clothing. 15% off dresses. Code: BEMINE. Shipping $20 or free over $250 order Shoes Valentine's Day sale, Code: LOVE - 10% off. Free shipping over $69


For more information please contact Rachel Corcoran or Linda Cohen @ Lily Pad PR on 0844 35 11 484, 07791 110910, 07791 110906,

About is a directory of online shops that deliver worldwide. The aim is to help shoppers to find what they want to buy cheaper from the best shops online. The site also provides delivery and returns information and allows shoppers to write reviews about their experiences to help future users make decisions about where to shop.

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