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Swiss Franc Creates Opportunities for those Seeking Cheaper Goods from US

9/5/2011

MyUS.com, the leader in international package forwarding and shipping, has experienced a strong surge from Swiss customers utilizing its service to procure US goods. Online retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom and Zappos are among the top stores shopped with customers purchasing items from apparel to electronics to bike and auto parts. Given the recent demand for the Swiss franc globally, the currency is strongly favored amongst investors and therefore making purchases based on the current exchange rate in the US very attractive. 

“MyUS.com is an industry that continually monitors the global market conditions and various economic indicators,” says Eric Baird, CEO and Founder of MyUS.com.  “This year alone, we are up 24% already in new Swiss customers as they grapple with home country goods becoming prohibitively expensive. With Zurich placing first in the world for highest wages and purchasing power and Geneva placing third, they are in a great position to make their consumer presence known within the states,” continued Mr. Baird.

According to a report released by SwissInfo, approximately 70% of Swiss nationals do their shopping abroad. The majority of the Swiss customers of MyUS.com utilize the Personal Shopping benefit of their membership. This service allows customers to place their item requests online to their Personal Shopper so that the items may be purchased on their behalf. Each Personal Shopping order goes through a dedicated receiving area where items are photographed and sent to the shipper for buyer verification before shipment. This adds an additional level of personal service.