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Does Target ship to USVI?  

 

kayanne
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October 2, 2019 9:21 pm  

Several people have told me they order things from Target, and get free shipping with $35 purchase. I tried ordering about 20 things this week, but when I tried to check out, it said those items would not ship to my zip code (we live on St Croix). It was not food items, just an assortment of kitchen items and toiletries. It's hard to believe that Target ships here, but I just happened to select 20 items that are mysteriously on some "cannot ship" list.

Target's website says they ship to USVI, but their Facebook page says they do not. Hmmmm.

Anyone here received shipments from Target recently? 


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stjohnjulie
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October 3, 2019 3:43 am  

I have ordered from them quite a bit.  When they first started shipping here they would ship anything.  I went nuts on larger items (especially watertight storage bins).  After a couple of weeks, they started tightening up on their shipping policy and it has been getting stricter all the time.  They still will ship a lot of items.  The key is to start by being logged in with your shipping zip code.  Then look for the items that say "Ship It".  Even then there are times where you get to the checkout page and some of those items won't ship. (This can be a bit tricky, you just need to look through your cart items and find the items that won't ship and remove them from the cart to process the rest of the order.)   And even times where you may get all the way through checkout and they will refund something they don't want to ship.  It's definitely more work shopping with them now than when they first started but I still shop with them online and get free shipping over $35.  


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kayanne
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October 3, 2019 6:29 am  
Posted by: @stjohnjulie

I have ordered from them quite a bit.  When they first started shipping here they would ship anything.  I went nuts on larger items (especially watertight storage bins).  After a couple of weeks, they started tightening up on their shipping policy and it has been getting stricter all the time.  They still will ship a lot of items.  The key is to start by being logged in with your shipping zip code.  Then look for the items that say "Ship It".  Even then there are times where you get to the checkout page and some of those items won't ship. (This can be a bit tricky, you just need to look through your cart items and find the items that won't ship and remove them from the cart to process the rest of the order.)   And even times where you may get all the way through checkout and they will refund something they don't want to ship.  It's definitely more work shopping with them now than when they first started but I still shop with them online and get free shipping over $35.  

I had done it exactly as you suggested. I was logged in with my zip code, and selected only items that had the red "Ship It" button. If they didn't want to ship something heavy like the dog food or crock pot, I could understand, but Ziplock baggies? A box of greeting cards? Lip balm? Well, maybe it was as you said, I needed to meticulously remove items one at a time to find the "problem items."  Yikes, what a pain in the neck. 

Thanks for your reply!

 

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vicanuck
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October 3, 2019 8:05 am  

Almost every online retailer ships to Paradise Freight, VI Cargo or STT Cargo.

You can buy whatever you want...just ship it to Miami first.


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kayanne
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October 3, 2019 12:45 pm  
Posted by: @vicanuck

Almost every online retailer ships to Paradise Freight, VI Cargo or STT Cargo.

You can buy whatever you want...just ship it to Miami first.

I haven't tried that yet because I have no idea what the shipping costs would be. Is there a chart somewhere that lists shipping charges by weight?

BTW, I tried Target again today, and was able to get about 10 things shipped for free! Can't beat free! It's so weird though, the randomness of what will and will not ship. For example, I wanted Blue Buffalo dry dog food, 6 pound bag. Nope. They would ship the 3 pound or the 15 pound of the IDENTICAL product, but not 6 pounds. (So I ordered 15 pounds, which will probably feed my 4 pound Maltese for a year, haha!) And I was able to get a crock pot and a cast iron skillet, but not a little box of greeting cards. Oh well, I'll take what I can get. 


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vicanuck
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October 3, 2019 1:10 pm  

@kayanne

The shipping cost through the freight forwarders is hard to know in advance.

I own a business so I'm shipping a lot of supplies in every week. I rarely even look at what what it costs to ship the personal stuff and don't really care.

I want what I want and will pay to get it here!


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stjohnjulie
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October 4, 2019 3:57 am  

My thoughts on the randomness of what will and won't ship are that Target is still trying to dial in their software for the VI Shipping restrictions and where certain items ship from.  They still have work to do for sure.  Every time I visit that site now more and more things won't ship and shopping that site is a lot more work than it used to be and almost too much work to bother with at all.  


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singlefin
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October 4, 2019 8:10 am  

Bradsdeals.com

List of shipping deals to USVI. Not sure how upto date things are. I would expect some fluctuations with some of the Buisness’s listed.


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October 11, 2019 11:57 am  

i have ordered clothing from them. one sweater i wanted would not ship. other sweaters would. 


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