Overseas Delicacies: Is It Profitable To Order Food From Abroad

Victoria Aly Author: Victoria Aly Time for reading: ~5 minutes Last Updated: November 06, 2022
Overseas Delicacies: Is It Profitable To Order Food From Abroad

In recent years, we have become much more confident in foreign online shopping, believing that imported goods are in many ways superior to ours. Not only in price, but also in quality. Therefore, it is quite natural that along with shoes, clothes, appliances and various accessories, shoppers are happy to order food products from abroad on the "World Wide Web". Let's try

In recent years, we have become much more confident in foreign online shopping, believing that imported goods are in many ways superior to ours. Not only in price, but also in quality. Therefore, it is quite natural that along with shoes, clothes, appliances and various accessories, shoppers are happy to order food products from abroad on the "World Wide Web" .

Of course, this trend may seem rather strange and impractical to some. After all, if you take into account the prices + delivery costs, foreign food is not always cheap, and it makes no sense to overpay for the fact that it is produced in the Netherlands or the USA. However, those who ate the dog in this case will not always agree with you, because, according to gourmets, imported and domestic products, and especially when it comes to original products (for example, liquid varieties of cheese, cereals, pasta, sauces and seasonings, etc.), then the difference is obvious. And in terms of price, it is not always more expensive, and sometimes, quite the opposite. Let's try to understand what and why.

 

Offers of foreign online stores

Of course, first of all, we are not talking about perishable products, but about long -term storage products or semi-finished products that can easily travel several thousand kilometers and not lose their taste properties or, moreover, not become a threat to our health . Why don't you hope to try marbled beef or shark fin soup. Even if it is possible to order the necessary products in frozen form, they will still not reach the addressee in a satisfactory condition. It is also worth noting that sometimes a country can impose an embargo on the import of meat and dairy products from abroad, so even getting, say, Dutch cheese can be problematic. However, gourmets who understand the cuisines of the peoples of the world and have an idea of ​​which components should be included, for example, in rolls or lasagna, can rejoice in the truth. There is a good chance that you can find liquid varieties of rice or authentic Italian pasta, a variety of sauces and seasonings, seaweed for Japanese cooking, etc. in foreign stores and get them without any problems.

Nowadays, you can buy practically any food abroad and treat yourself to dishes from different countries of the world. True, you need to be prepared, firstly, for the price, and secondly, to familiarize yourself with the rules of customs control. In any case, this is a good alternative that will allow you to taste foreign cuisine if you do not have the opportunity to travel, and, moreover, it will cost significantly less. And, also, this is a profitable solution for gourmets who want to enjoy original national dishes of other nations.

 

Food for supporters of a healthy lifestyle

It would be a mistake to assume that all foreigners eat only fast food. There are many people abroad who really care about their health and do not spare money for products without GMOs and chemicals. After all, every year there are more and more of us who seek harmony with nature and in food . There are very good offers of organic food stores on the Internet , where you can buy a variety of cereals, preserves, pastries and even sweets that are free of chemical additives, as evidenced by international certificates.

 

Toll

According to customs control rules, one package can contain up to 10 kg of food products (the weight of the package itself also counts). At the same time, food products must be in the manufacturer's packaging, and the quantity of a product unit must not exceed 2 kg. The total cost of the food itself cannot exceed 200 euros. If any of the requirements were violated, the parcel is returned to the sender. It is forbidden to transport alcohol or tobacco products - they are also returned. Regarding biological supplements or sports nutrition, the customs service checks for certification and controls for the content of narcotic substances.

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Of course, you cannot survive on food from abroad alone . But you should not immediately boycott this type of grocery shopping. The main thing is to know what to buy.

It is quite obvious that such products as potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, etc. are not ordered from abroad . First, it is completely useless and unprofitable: these products are local, so it is best to buy them at home, locally produced - both price and quality will definitely prevail. Secondly, it is unlikely that you will find goods of this kind on resources that offer food delivery from abroad .

Point two: milk, butter, raw meat, poultry and fish are products of short-term storage, in the absence of appropriate conditions. It is also not recommended to order them from abroad . First of all, such food is not intended for long-term transportation. Moreover, just like fruits and vegetables, we have enough of such products to choose the optimal price and quality.

But branded delicacies, if you like them, it is even worth ordering from abroad . We are talking about, for example, French cheeses, ham, Italian pasta, olive oil, some original American sweets, tea, coffee and so on. First, most of these products simply may not be in our supermarkets. Secondly, the price of such goods may be inflated several times, and the quality and authenticity are not guaranteed. Because when you order such goods abroad , you can be sure of the quality, and also, even taking into account the delivery fee and tax (if necessary), you will very often win in price.  

 

Ordering food from abroad can be profitable and delicious. The main thing in this case is not to overdo it, not to want everything at once, but to be guided by the same principles as always when buying food - *. Analyze various offers, compare prices and the price-quality ratio and choose the most profitable and reliable points of sale. You can do this by asking for advice from friends who have experience in ordering food from abroad , by asking about this topic on various Internet forums, and, of course, by trial and error.

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