Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the UK, and so, unsurprisingly, it attracts interest from shoppers all over the world – including the USA. Shoppers in the US are typically particularly interested in whether Tesco non-food (formerly Tesco Direct) ships across the pond.
Tesco Non-Food is the section of Tesco where you’ll find everything from cookware and soft furnishings to DIY and toys.
Unfortunately, however, the answer is no: Tesco does not ship from the UK to the USA. But, don’t worry: there is a solution. That solution is to use a package forwarding company such as Forward2me to ‘forward’ your order from Tesco to you in the UK.
How it works
Sign up for an account with Forward2me and they’ll give you an address at one of their warehouses in the UK. You simply get your order sent there and then Forward2me will forward your order onto you in the US. Creating an account is free and the cost of forwarding depends on factors like the size and weight of your order and how quickly you want to receive it.
Other Package Forwarding Companies
Forward2me might be one of the most popular package forwarding companies, but it’s definitely not the only one. Other alternatives include Borderlinx and MyUKMailbox. (A full list can be found here).
Why use a package forwarding company
Why use a company like Forward2me to order from Tesco Non-Food rather than find the same item for sale from a retailer in the US? There are two main reasons:
- The item you want is only available at Tesco (or another non-US retailer)
- The item you want is significantly cheaper at Tesco when compared to the US
Otherwise, when you factor in costs like shipping and customs charges, it often makes more sense to find another US-based retailer.