Toronto startup lets you easily buy stuff not available in Canada
Few things make Canadians angrier than the sentence "we're sorry, this item is not available in your country."
A Toronto-based tech startup wants to change that by giving everyone, everywhere the ability to buy anything, regardless of where they live.
Wantboard describes itself as "a disruptive e-commerce market place" that allows people in Toronto to purchase things online that they couldn't previously buy due to geographic restrictions.
Not available in my country ? I live in Canada not North Korea— Scott MacDonald (@Morgan07Mac) September 18, 2017
"Want a gadget only sold in the U.S.?" reads the company's website. "We'll get it for you!"
Right now, the marketplace seems geared towards electronics, which is good because that's a huge pain point for Canadian shoppers online.
The site's FAQ section explains that all applicable U.S. sales taxes and import fees are factored into the cost up front, so there aren't any surprises when your product shows up in the mail.
"The amount shown on the checkout screen will be the total amount of your purchase," reads the website.
They also ship within Canada for free.
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