If you ask us, these days people use the phrase; “The best thing since sliced bread” a little hard and fast. Because let’s be honest, there are few things as monumental as the invention of bread in sliced format. Electricity, penicillin, Netflix… these are things we consider epic enough to add to our list of things that truly shaped the lives of modern men and women. And, what’s another? Online shopping of course! Yes indeed, nothing beats the feeling of being able to spend (almost) your entire month’s salary without having to leave the comfort of your own bed. But, you may have noticed that while our overseas neighbours in the US and UK enjoy a virtual feast of online shopping, we are often left with what feels like a cheap buffet. Luckily, South Africans are discovering a way to sneak into that feast and enjoy a slice of the online shopping pie. It’s called Postbox Courier and it’s the best thing since… well, sliced bread!

The local shipping service allows you to shop online, have your parcel sent to one of their global delivery hubs, and then have your parcel safely delivered to your door in South Africa at pretty decent shipping rates to boot. We happen to think it’s pretty great, but don’t just take our word for it– their customers give them top marks too. We popped over to their Facebook page to see just how they’re faring when it comes to service and it looks like Postbox Courier is getting nothing but love!

Dan Golder gave Postbox Courier 5 stars for their friendly, personalised service and quick delivery times.

Another fan, Reeva Cutting, gave them top marks for being affordable and quick delivery. We all know that other services aren’t exactly the most reliable when it comes to receiving stuff from far off distant lands and the wait time can often be excruciatingly long, but with Postbox Courier  your packages will arrive at your door in a matter of days – that’s right, no month-long, or more, nail-biting wait to find out if your order has arrived safely!

But it’s not just Facebook that has love for Postbox Courier, the service also has a 9.6-star rating on Trust Pilot (a tough thing for any company to achieve!). Dylan Rohan took to the rating site to share his 5-star experience when shipping some goods from Syndey, Australia to Cape Town, South Africa.

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Greg loves Postbox Courier because it allows him to gain access to products he might not have been able to ship to South Africa in the post and they save him money on shipping costs by allowing him to group individual parcels together and ship them to South Africa in one convenient package.

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Ready to shop online with Postbox Courier? Registering with Postbox Courier is FREE, quick and easy and once you’ve registered you’ll get your very own delivery address in the UK, Hong Kong, US and Australia. Then, when it comes time to shop all you need to do is have your goods delivered to your most appropriate address. If you’re shopping in America then deliver to your New York address. Once you’ve placed your order and your goods are on their way head back to the Postbox Courier website to submit a Parcel Pre-Alert. This just lets them know to expect your order so everything runs smoothly when getting it to you here in SA.

Not sure what the cost will be to import? Email customersupport@postbox-courier.com and they can calculate how much you will have to pay in import charges if you send them a link to your wishlist – this will help you decide on whether or not to purchase. And if you’re ordering liquid items, make sure you to let them know so they can quote you accordingly.

To find out more about PostBox-Courier and just how easy the service is to use, read our full review here or visit the PostBox Courier website here.