We’ve all been there: You’ve got an online shopping cart, loaded up with exactly what you want. During checkout, you arrive at the “Shipping Address” section, enter Guam as the state, and hold your breath. Then, you let it out in a frustrated sigh as the dreaded red letters appear on the screen:
Sorry, this item is not available to ship to Guam.
Alternatively, if you don’t get this message, you might instead watch in horror as the cost of your order literally doubles with shipping costs and delivery surcharges.
Let’s face it. There are a lot of wonderful things about living in Guam. Coordinating shipping from online retailers isn’t always one of them.
However, we have some good news on that front. Our E-Ship Program has now made it easier to get these seven types of items to Guam—and it even includes the delivery right to your door. (No more standing in those long, hot USPS lines!) Because you’ll be giving your online retailer a shipping address in California, you’ll be able to order exactly what you want from any retailer who ships to the contiguous 48 states.
So without further ado, get your credit card ready in case you’re in need of . . .
1. A New Generator
Tropical storms and typhoons can technically affect Guam any time of year, not just during the usual window from late June through December. As a result, it always pays to be prepared. If you’ve been thinking about getting a new generator (or investing in one for the first time!), we can help you get it to Guam quickly.
2. Exercise Equipment
Thinking of building out a home gym? There’s no better time to put together an at-home fitness routine. However, it can be tough to get the equipment you’re looking for on Guam. However, when you use our E-Ship program, you’ll have your pick of retailers and types of equipment: treadmills, spin bikes, stair climbers—everything you need to stay fit at home.
3. Auto Parts
Looking to custom-fit your truck with some aftermarket parts, like custom rims, tires, and lift kits? Those types of items are perfect for our E-Ship program. Instead of special ordering from a store on Guam—or settling for parts you don’t love—get exactly what you want, and we’ll help you get it to Guam.
4. Home Improvement Items & Furniture
Imagine your dream kitchen. What if you could make that dream a reality with the exact tiles, countertops, cabinets, or light fixtures you’re looking for—and get all those materials easily shipped to Guam?
And why stop with your kitchen? We can help you ship carpeting, flooring, and even furniture. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a couch on Wayfair only to discover they won’t ship it to Guam, our E-Ship Program can help with that. We can work with just about any online home improvement retailer who will ship to California. This is your chance to design the home you’ve always wanted, and we’ll help you get it all to Guam, right to your front door.
5. eBay Orders
Have you ever had to explain to a seller on eBay that Guam is a U.S. territory? Or maybe you’ve located the exact item you’re looking for, but realized you couldn’t bid on it because the seller doesn’t ship to Guam? Our E-Ship program works for eBay orders, too, since you’ll only be asking your seller to ship your item to California. Whatever you’re looking for, you can bid with confidence, knowing we’ll help you get your item to Guam.
Note: In general, our E-Ship program is most cost-effective for larger items, but feel free to reach out to us for a quote! We’d be happy to help you do the calculations.
6. Mountain Bikes
Mountain bikes are big on Guam right now, and, when you buy one locally, it can get pricey fast. However, depending on the bike you’re looking for, it might be cheaper to buy one online and have it shipped to Guam via our E-Ship Program. If you’ve been shopping for a mountain bike on your own, give us a call, and we can help you price out the cost for shipping it to Guam.
7. Almost Anything from an Online Retailer That Won’t Ship Directly to Guam
If you’ve been keeping a list of the online stores that ship to Guam (we have!), that list just got a lot longer. When you use our E-Ship Program, we can help you move just about all of your online purchases to Guam. No more holding your breath when entering “Guam” as your shipping address.
That said, there are a few exceptions: We can’t ship anything hazardous, including ammunition, explosives, or batteries. Additionally, depending on size and weight, some shipments will be more cost-effective than others.
The best way to find out? Reach out to us, and we’ll get you a quote.
Curious How the E-Ship Program Works?
Here’s a quick walk-through so you understand the process:
Step 1: Get in touch with us and tell us about your order. We’ll ask you some questions so we can understand exactly what you’re ordering, as well as the dimensions and the weight.
Step 2: We’ll send you an all-in-one quote. No confusing line items (like “drayage”), just one simple number that represents your final cost, including delivery to your door. (Pickup options are also available!)
Step 3: If you accept the quote, we’ll exchange all the necessary details. We’ll ask you for your final delivery address, and we’ll give you the shipping address in California that you’ll give to your online retailer. (And since you’re shipping within the contiguous U.S., your retailer may offer you free shipping—bonus!) We’ll ask you to have the ordered labeled in a specific way so we know which shipment is yours.
Step 4: The item goes into transit. Your retailer will ship it to our warehouse in California, and we’ll get it on the next available ship to Guam. Once you send us confirmation of the order, we can give you an estimated delivery date.
Step 5: We deliver it to your door. Once the item arrives at the port, we’ll pick it up, and then we’ll schedule delivery to the address you provided. Simple—and easy. Once you place your order with the retailer, we’ll handle everything from there.
One Thing to Remember: Use Tax
There’s one final item that you’ll want to be aware of: Any item or order that’s over $1,000 is subject to use tax, which comes out to 4% of the cost over $1,000, including the cost of shipping.
We’ll help you with that, too. In addition to calculating the tax, we’ll also pay it on your behalf when we clear your shipment at the port. When we say we’d take care of everything, we mean it.
Want to try out our E-Ship Program?
Just reach out to us to get started. Let us know what you’ve got your eye on, and we’ll get you a quote for bringing it out to Guam through our E-Ship Program.
Whether you’re looking to redo a room in your house, change out an old set of furniture, add a new level of fitness to your life, or whatever piques your interest while you’re browsing online, we look forward to helping you bring everything you need to Guam.