Through e-commerce, it's possible to order just about any item from anywhere in the world—but ShopandBox is a global shopping start-up out of Melbourne, Australia that believes it can be done better.
ShopandBox's service is based around a P2P model that pairs a consumer with a personal shopper in another part of the world. This means that a consumer is able to access items in other regions or countries that would otherwise be unavailable or extremely costly to ship. ShopandBox's system makes it easy and affordable to order items from across more than 20 countries. As well as helping shoppers buy products from around the world with ease, ShopandBox's homepage serves as a guide that displays "What Shoppers are Buying" in many different currencies.
As a start-up, this service has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment to push the idea to its full potential.