I have been trying to navigate the world of shopping here in Israel - and I have discovered high prices or sales gimmicks or poor quality, and other problems, in many places. Not to mention that anytime I drive ANYWHERE I spend a fortune on gas. So, I looked for alternatives. Some were out of necessity - certain items are just not available here. Some for convenience, so as not to run around, wasting a whole day shopping. And other items were just because it costs so much less abroad. It's time for us to tell Israeli retailers that we won't tolerate inflated prices anymore. If they want our business, give us competitive pricing!
This list is a work in progress. Feel free to leave comments with your favorite websites, or let me know about your experience shopping with these sellers.
I cannot endorse any of the sellers below, and I take no responsibility for your orders with them. I have merely compiled a list of sellers who sell internationally, and will ship to Israel.
Important: PLEASE familiarize yourself with Personal Import taxes and fees. You can find a brief summary in my post about New Personal Import Regulations. This is information specific to Israel, so if you live in another country, please find out about personal imports in your country.
Ebay - you can save a lot when you buy on ebay!
BetterWorldBooks.com - check for coupon codes! I *always* order with a coupon. Although right now, you can get 15% off your purchase - check the homepage for the current coupon code! Free worldwide shipping.
Book depository - there are sometimes coupon codes available, so be sure to check (right now APMA12 will get you 10% off!)! Free worldwide shipping.
Wordery - Books! Free worldwide delivery
Vitacost (sign up for a coupon for $10 off your first order). Ship your order to Israel for as low as $10.99 (orders over 3.4 lbs will incur higher shipping fees).
iHerb Click here to see what kinds of things I like to buy from iherb!
Echemist - a British website that sells pharmacy and beauty items, and more! Free worldwide shipping with minimum 20 GBP purchase
LuckyVitamin - they sell all sorts of items and ship to Israel. Shipping gets a bit expensive if your order is heavy, but they have been a great resource for me when I really needed an item no one else would ship to Israel! Get $5 off your first order when you use my link!
Prescription Eyeglasses for just $8.99 - Shop Now! Goggles4U has great deals on full pairs of glasses. They ship from the US or the UK
KosherCurds - Kosher Cheese Making Supplies (ships from within Israel)
Target now ships to Israel. you prepay import fees and taxes. Great for hard to find items!
Amazon Global offers international shipping, and you prepay any import fees.
Amazon (US site) is great for anyone traveling to the US and will bring things back
Amazon UK is great for anyone traveling to the UK and will bring things back. Some items ship internationally
AliExpress - a huge Chinese marketplace, many with free shipping. Be sure to choose regular mail for your delivery! (Click here to see what kinds of things I buy from Aliexpress)
Iwantoneofthose.com has great limited-quantity and limited-time deals with affordable international shipping
Groupon Israel offers deals won't that you want to miss! It's a local option for saving lots of money. I've gotten some great deals from them!
myvitamins.com - health supplements. Standard international delivery is 3.95GBP for up to 2kg (choose the GBP pricing options, the $ price options are higher!)
Babyhaven.com ships many items worldwide. Be careful, heavy items may be shipped with FedEx, please be sure to contact them about shipping before you order a heavy item!
Next Clothing for kids and Adults, and housewares. I have never ordered from them, but I have been told it is good. They advertise free delivery via Royal Mail.
Ahaishipping - Women's Clothing Free shipping to most worldwide destinations (yes, Israel is on the list). Clothing starts at $9.90 per item
Oasap Women's Clothing and Shoes, free international shipping!
Kidorable- Children's Clothing and more. Offers flat rate international shipping via the Postal Service. (Shipping is currently $35 no matter how large your order is. Sometimes this is worthwhile!)
ModCloth Women's Clothing sometimes has free international shipping deals
Vesst.com sells clothing for men and women and offers free international shipping via airmail
$6 Shirts sells every t-shirt imaginable, and ships via USPS from Florida. You need to pay via Paypal to have them ship to Israel.
Running Warehouse has a few interntional shipping options. Choose World Mail for their cheapest option, it gets delivered using the postal service, and costs about $15.
NatureShop - sells shoes, clothing, housewares, and more free shipping worldwide, ships from the UK via Royal Mail (I have never ordered from them, but I have friends who have)
Little Ones Clothing - high quality clothing for babies and children. International deliveries are shipped using Royal Mail and cost 4.50 GBP (about $7.30) (I have never ordered from them)
Cameo Jewelry Supply $12.95 international shipping. Ships via USPS in a flat rate envelope (items must fit in the envelope and be under the 4 lb weight limit for this method) (I have never ordered from them)
Gone Sewing - sewing supplies. Worldwide shipping for $10! (I have never ordered from them)
1-2-3 Stitch! Sells sewing and craft supplies, including craft kits. Shipping is via US Mail, and is calculated in your cart. Remember to check their clearance section for great deals! (I have never ordered from them)
dealextreme - Worldwide Free Shipping, mostly electronics and gadgets. (I have never ordered from them)
The Hut Sells clothing, toys, games, DVDs, Health & Beauty items, Sports equipment, and more. 1.19 GBP Shipping per item (I don't think in British Pounds, so I have no idea how much that is! Doesn't sound too exorbitant though), ships via airmail.
1st for Toys Toys from England. Be sure to choose standard delivery, not express, to save and avoid surcharges
StrawberryNET.com cosmetics and beauty supply. Ships free. (I have never ordered from them)
Cosme-De.com Cosmetics and Beauty. Ships worldwide for free. Paypal accepted!
The Craft Barn Ships crafting supplies from the UK. International Shipping is capped at 10 GBP per order. (I have never ordered from them)
Housable.com Ships via airmail, worldwide, for free. I have no experience shopping from them. They sell all sorts of housewares and goods. (I have never ordered from them)
9Mart - Sells all sorts of things - for $9 apiece. I have no experience shopping with them. they offer free Airmail (sent from Hong Kong) on all orders.
DHGate sells all sorts of stuff from China. (Again, I have no experience shopping with them). Free worldwide shipping.
FashionMia - Register and Get 5% OFF for Your First Order at FashionMia. They sell women's clothing, with low shipping rates.
Chocolate Circle - sells food-themed gift items (they all look like food). Shipping is free, and is sent out via airmail in Hong Kong. (I have never ordered from them)
Debenhams Sells Clothing, Shoes, Toys, Gifts, Housewares, and more (15 GBP for delivery though - I think that's high) (I have never ordered from them)
Mashmaster home brewing supplies. Ships some items using air mail... (I have no personal experience with them)
Still waiting for shipping information from: The Hunger Site Store (I have never ordered from them)
The Magic Depot offers free worldwide shipping on orders of $60+
Happy Mall offers tchachkeh like stuff from all over the world. International shipping starts at $7.50
The Random Shop offers "random" gifts. Ships worldwide.
Belle Lingerie - lingerie, bras, etc, with a wide variety of sizes and styles. Ships from England
Pebble Pillows sells all sorts of pillows! ships free worldwide! you can always use code ppw5pdct for 5% off your order
Educents offers educational materials at great discounts! They only ship within the US, but many offers are online or downloadable and are accessible worldwide
Day Tours in Israel
Momondo -- Airline Tickets for less (flight search)
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