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Sherpals is a peer to peer platform which connects Sherpas (travellers) with people who want to buy goods from abroad (Clothes, smartphones, tablets, etc). The buyer chooses the items he wants to buy, a Sherpa carries it to final destination, the delivery is arranged and the Sherpa earns the commission.

Sherpals is the best way to shop for products that aren’t available in your country or that are too expensive to buy locally. You can order just about anything on Sherpals!

The Buyer creates an order by sending us the links of the items they want to purchase. You can buy multiple products in one order.

The order is quoted with an initial estimate that is based on similar transactions that have been done in the past. Once you accept the quote we forward it to all the registered Sherpas travelling to your country on the following 30 days.

The Sherpa community, competes for winning that order, by biding their pretended price. The buyer receives all the offers stating delivery city and arrival dates.

Once the buyer accepts one of the offers received and pays, the deal is done and the purchase operation and delivery operation proceeds.

The buyers money stays in escrow, which means that it stays frozen, we do not spend it as you are paying sherpals.com. Once sherpals.com receives the payment, the traveler makes the purchase with his own money. In doing so, we align the buyer’s and the sherpa’s interest. The buyer knows his money is protected until the item is delivered and the Sherpa knows that the item has been paid and he only needs to deliver it in order to get his payment.

Once the sherpa arrives, they both coordinate the meeting place and time.

You sit back and relax. Your sherpa should arrive the date it was disclose to you. Once he arrives, you should contact him and arrange the final delivery. Remember that if you don't receive your order, you receive 100% of your money back. Your money stays frozen in escrow until the Sherpa delivers the item.
There is not a target price for each order as it depends on a combination of weight, volume, value of the item and finally the sherpa’s cost. To benefit the buyer, we start a competition between the sherpas in order to provide the lowest possible price. The payment is processed through PayPal in USD. Your money stays in escrow, which means that it stays frozen, we do not spend it as you are paying sherpals.com. Once sherpals.com receives your payment, the traveler makes the purchase with his own money. In doing so, we align the buyer’s and the sherpa’s interest. The buyer knows his money is protected until the item is delivered and the Sherpa knows that the item has been paid and he only needs to deliver it in order to get his payment.
The Sherpas are regular trustworthy travellers ( traveling for holidays or business) who register themselves to serve as couriers by “renting” their extra space in their luggage.
Any item accepted by the airlines as luggage is available to carry. The Sherpas can carry clothes, electronics, spare parts, etc; which are easy to be packed in the luggage. The Sherpa is responsible for knowing TSA, airline and local customs regulations.
When are the items delivered? Where do you deliver them?
Yes, in case there are no sherpas travelling to your city (but yes they are travelling to another city in your country) we can arrange a special internal shipping inside the country or city of destination. This shipping cost is not included in the original purchase price, and must be paid by the buyer once you get your order from the postal office.
It’s very simple. You can fill out the form in our website by copying the links of the products you want to buy. Remember you can combine in one order multiple items from different shops.
If nobody accepts your order, we extend the timeline from 30 days to 60 days in order to find a Sherpa. We may contact you by email with suggestions on how to make an attractive order so that a sherpa might bid on it.
We keep in touch with both of you, buyer and Sherpa, during the entire process. Usually, the delivery area is near the Sherpa’s house or hotel. Another alternative, is to leave the item in a locker or use a local courier service. Most of the Sherpas are travelling to the Capital Cities. If you live in any other city of the country, the sherpa will dispatch the item through a local courier by COD delivery. This internal delivery is not included in the original purchase price.

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The payment will be made through a US bank to a US bank ACH transaction, wire transfer to your local bank or amazon gift card. Consider that wire transfer fees, exchange rate and clearing time frame may apply.
The Sherpa is responsible for knowing if the item is TSA approved. You may choose to purchase the order to be sure that the items are safe to carry. Our users usually ask for products from known and worldwide recognised retailers. Under no circumstances we accept products from unknown retailers.
The Sherpa is 100% responsible to be informed about the customs rules and taxes from the country he/she is travelling to. The sherpa bids his transportation fee, so he should contemplate any potential tax or specific customs regulation.
Once your trip is registered, we will keep you posted about any order we receive from the buyers.
If the buyer accepts your offer, he will pay for the transaction through PayPal. Once the payment is received, we will send you a message to execute the order.
We try to do it as simple as possible. Usually, you decide where to deliver it. We can also offer you to leave the package in a locker or send it using a paid messenger. The item should be delivered at least 2 or 3 days after your arrival.<br> Once you arrive you will chat with your buyer and coordinate the delivery. Once you deliver the item you should ask the buyer for the delivery code. You will need this code in order to receive your fees. Codes should be uploded in the web page.
Once your trip is registered, we will keep you posted about the orders we receive from the buyers. You can bid on all the orders you might like to take in your trip.
You should offer all the orders you might like to take on the trip. We suggest a bid when we quote. It is based on the usual price sherpals bid for orders alike. You can modify the price if you wish to. Once you bid, the buyer receives all the bids (other sherpas might be biding as well). Finally the buyer is who decides which Sherpa will take his order.
You can buy the order with your own or Sherpals can buy it for you and send it to the address you provided as delivery address.<br> If you decide to buy it yourself, you should use your own money (we reimburse it once the order is delivered). However we strongly suggest you let Sherpals buy it for you, and make this a hassle free operation. Sherpals charges a fee for this service.
Once you receive the item you should mark it as received on the website. please be sure to check if packages are needed for deliveries or not.
The orders for buyers in different cities (same Country) are sent by internal mail. This cost is covered by the buyer once the item is received.