Web Site Usability & Shop Features
The Blu Cigs web site is pretty good, though for International orders it was a little difficult to make it through the checkout. I kept trying to checkout normally via the top of the page checkout link only to find there was no option to ship to Australia!
Blu Cigs uses a separate service to process and ship their International orders so you have to look for the special “International Checkout” button on the right side of the view cart page.
Once I proceeded with “International Checkout” I found that any Loyalty points or special discounts were not available through this service. I was a little disappointed!
I used to use ShipIto.com’s freight forwarding service, but the Blu site now checks for US Identification which renders this impossible.
Shipping Fees to Australia
Using Blu Cigs “International Checkout” I found that the price for similar orders was approximately $25 USD more than other stores.
When I went back to order just 2 batteries they were going to charge $26 USD for shipping.
Example order shipping cost: 1 Premium Starter Kit + total 12 packs of 5 cartomisers sent via their International Checkout system was $53.68 USD in shipping costs.
Despite the high shipping costs, I still choose and recommend Blu simply because the recharge packet is so convenient and the product quality is fairly high.