Most purchasers of diet pills not sold in this country place their orders on the Internet. If you place an order with a distributor located in another country, you will have to pay for international shipping. Many supplement distributors use Fed Ex International shipping to handle their orders. The usual charge for this service is $40 for up to a five pound shipment. Heavier shipments have higher rates. In most countries, you will have to wait from two to four weeks to receive your delivery.
It is very important that you specify your shipping address correctly when you order your diet pills because otherwise Fed Ex will assess a $6 fee, which will be charged against your credit card. It will also delay your shipment considerably. We have even heard of cases where the shipment has been lost due to incorrect addressing. This is not surprising really, because some people will go so far as to claim to be the proper recipient for a misaddressed package. The false recipient will then either use the pills themselves or more likely try to sell them. In either case, the actual recipient may find it very difficult and time-consuming to get their money back, though technically that is there right.
A distributor will usually ship products within 24 hours of completion. That means if you order three different items and one is out of stock, your whole order may be held up until the third item is replenished. Make sure you understand the shipping policy of your distributor before you place your order.
International orders receive extra scrutiny from distributors. For instance, many will test your credit card by placing a tiny charge, usually under 50 cents. They then contact you and ask the charge amount. If you cannot answer correctly, the distributor will conclude that the card is either phony or stolen and cancel the order. In addition, a distributor may require you to fax over your picture identification card. If the picture doesn’t look like you, the order will not proceed. If you pass inspection but the weight of your order is over five pounds, you will be asked to pony up additional fees. Often you are required to pay these fees through services provided by companies such as Western Union.
Finally, a distributor is not responsible for the customs policies of the recipient’s country. If certain diet pill shipments are banned in your country, your package will likely be confiscated by customs officials, who will store it in a customs warehouse until it is eventually destroyed or stolen (the package, not the warehouse).