Welcome to the WholesaleForum.com! Sign in or Register Free to benefit from our full range of free services

Welcome to Wholesale Forum.comWelcome ToWholesale Forum.comFind wholesale buyerstrade buyers and wholesale offers free

For Buyers

Wholesale Forum is the fastest growing online business community dedicated to retailers, auction sellers, surplus and overstock buyers needing a quick and safe solution for sourcing trade stock. Join our free and friendly forums today and gain knowledge, offer your advice, and discover new partnership opportunities:

For Suppliers

For wholesalers, dropshippers, manufacturers, distributors and trade services providers. Advertise your business today on WholesaleForum.com for free to reach potential trade buyers on a more personal level. Promote your latest offers, interact with buyers in real time, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and attract sales instantly.

Sign up now More benefits for Buyers
Sign up now More benefits for Suppliers
Post Reply
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 LastLast
    1. motormike is offline

      Join Date
      Dec 2010
      Location
      Germany
      Germany
      Posts
      6
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #1

      Anyone used Bongo International? Review, please.

      I live in Germany and need a company to ship my items from the U.S. to my home here. I was reading up on Bongo International (bongous.com) and they seem pretty good.

      Anyone on here use them? Looking for some reviews before I go ahead and place an order. Don’t want to get involved in a scam.
      Want To Be An eBay Powerseller?
      This is the Service You Need.

    2. Thank you for this post:

      Acharger (23 Aug 2012)

    3. Lana83 is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      42
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #2
      Bongo International (bongus) isn’t a scam, but they do have their problems. It’s good you are doing your research now before you spend money. They are a reputable company (check their status with the BBB), but you should know there are alternatives.

      A few things to know about Bongo International:

      • They provide you with a US shipping address so that stores who only ship to the US will deliver to you (this includes Apple, Best Buy, Target and more).
      • Bongo allows you to bundle items for shipment to decrease cost
      • Provide a help log/instant chat instead of email service
      • Does not cover custom duties/taxes
      • Among some of the most expensive shipping charges

      There have been a lot of users unhappy with their Bongo services. A google search for reviews will pull up all that negativity for you.

      Remember though that one person’s use doesn’t reflect the company as a whole.

      I would suggest contacting them ahead of time and seeing how their customer service is. If you are satisfied with that part then go ahead and ship something and give it a test.

      You don’t have to register with them, but if you do it is $15 a month and you get discounts on shipping.
      Over 150,000 Verified Sources + Deals 95% Off MSRP + Free Website!

    4. Franko23 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      43
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #3
      Bongous isn’t a scam because they are actually a real company. However they are aweful about losing packages, sending them back and charging your credit card without any notice.

      Bongo charges $15 a month to subscribe but sometimes they wait to charge you several months in one charge. That can be frustrating when you are trying to keep a balance book. It could be better but their communication skills are LACKING.

    5. Alan.Shepherd is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      17
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #4
      Try skybox. Their annual fee is $36.

    6. motormike is offline

      Join Date
      Dec 2010
      Location
      Germany
      Germany
      Posts
      6
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #5
      Well I’m already glad I asked. Anyone use them often and are happy?

    7. Rebecca21 is offline

      Join Date
      Dec 2010
      Location
      Italy
      Italy
      Posts
      2
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      0 Times in 0 Posts
      #6
      Bongo does have a lot of negative reviews, but sometimes I think those are left by rival companies because I’ve seen some duplicates. That’s not to say there aren’t issues.

      I’ve used Bongo International for a year now and most of the time things go smoothly. I’m in Italy though and customs can be a real hazard. That’s more on Italy customs than the way Bongo handles things.

      The only reason I use them is that I can bundle all my packages together from several stores. This saves me from having to pay for several shipments.

    8. Petal88 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      17
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #7
      I like bundlebox because they do the same thing, for a cheaper price, and provide a credit card to make the purchase with. Some of these you need a US billing address too. I don’t have someone in the states to do that for me, so this is the route I take.

    9. Franko23 is offline

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      43
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #8
      Oh yeah I forgot to mention that you still have to figure out the credit card loophole. Bundlebox isn’t the only company to offer that.

      If you use another person’s credit card other than the account holders at Bongo then be prepared to prove authenticity. As a way to cut down on fraud (that’s their words, not mine) Bongous will ask for identification, credit card numbers and more to prove that this person truly exists. Some people see this as a major hassle. Especially if that person is doing you a favor.

    10. Thank you for this post:

      DWO2013 (26 Jun 2013)

    11. Kwid Pro's Avatar
      Kwid Pro is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      76
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      1 Time in 1 Post
      #9
      I used Bongo International and they disappointed me. My package sat in their warehouse for weeks and then they told me they were going to start charging me a $5 per day storage fee. It was their fault for not shipping out the item. They even sent part of the shipment back to the store.

      Don’t use them –

      • No communication
      • Apply erroneous charges to credit card
      • Don’t handle custom paperwork properly

    12. Lana83 is offline

      Join Date
      Jun 2010
      Location
      United States
      United States
      Posts
      42
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked
      2 Times in 2 Posts
      #10
      Bongo has a shipping calculator you can use to help you figure out if they are the most cost effective solution.

      Shipping Cost Calculator

    13. Thank you for this post:

      Acharger (23 Aug 2012)

Sign Up Now

Got something to say? Sign up now and join the discussions.

Post Reply
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Powerbalance-wristbands.com Review - Bongo International Counterfeit Powerbalance
    By wholesaletrade7012 in forum Report Fraud & Scams
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24 Apr 2013, 11:00 AM
  2. Wally International Trading Co., Ltd Review
    By Plunky97 in forum Wholesale & Dropshipping Reviews
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16 Mar 2011, 07:29 AM
  3. Asiaticbags.com review - Asiatic international counterfeit handbags scam
    By onlineadventures in forum Report Fraud & Scams
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07 May 2012, 07:00 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13 May 2011, 02:11 AM
  5. Review of Premier Products International company - Is Hotbuy4u.com a scam or legit?
    By baby_griffin in forum Wholesale & Dropshipping Reviews
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25 Nov 2011, 09:16 AM
  6. www.carrycargo.com review - Carry Cargo International Ltd freight forwarding company
    By SallySoup123 in forum Wholesale & Dropshipping Reviews
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25 Jun 2011, 05:27 AM
  7. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19 Feb 2012, 03:37 PM
  8. Review / verify Womptek.com.tw Womptek International Corporation
    By tommygodxx in forum Wholesale & Dropshipping Reviews
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26 Jan 2011, 12:18 PM

My Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 PM. - Fixed Width