International Massage Chair Orders on the Rise! What Gives?

March 8, 2012
 By Dr. Alan Weidner
March 8, 2012
 By Dr. Alan Weidner

International Massage Chair Orders on the Rise! What Gives?

International Massage Chair Sales

Lately, I have been getting a lot of calls from international destinations. You know what that means? It means that the US Dollar is low and foreign currencies are stronger. This happens every so often. This last week I sold a massage chair to Sweden and one to Australia. The ocean freight costs are so minimal that it makes buying and shipping a massage chair overseas very affordable.Massage Chair International Shipping

The two chairs I shipped overseas were both Inada Sogno massage chairs. The cost of ocean freight  to Sweden was about $500 and the one to Australia was about $600. Not too bad, eh? It makes purchases by my international clients very manageable. The only real drawback to the overseas shipping is that once the massage chair leaves US soil, the warranty is more-or-less void.

I say more-or-less because some companies, like Inada and Human Touch, will provide the parts over the length of the warranty period but not the labor. The client just has to pay for the shipping of the parts, but the parts are covered. That is not a bad deal.

Massage Chair Voltage Difference?

Another thing to be aware of when shopping from out side the US is the voltage of the chair vs. the voltage your country’s electrical system, i.e. 110 v or 220 v. If you have 110v in your country you will need to get a step up transformer. I would strongly suggest that you get a good quality one that will last you for a long time. Don’t go cheap on the transformer. I am sure that you can get one in your country, but if you have difficulty getting a hold of one, we have access to a very good quality one here in the US, but between shipping and the cost of the dang thing, you’d be into your purchase another $200-250 depending on where you live.

Here is the link to our international shipping page on our website, for more information:

By the way, in case you haven’t already figured this out, but our toll-free number, 888-259-5380, only works for US-originated calls. It will NOT work for international calls. If you want to call and chat, and I’d love to chat anytime about massage chairs with you, you will have to call our showroom number, which is 1-801-417-8240.

Have a super day!

Dr. Alan Weidner

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