So there you are browsing the web and suddenly, there it is – the shoes/hair dryer/travel jacket/makeup of your dreams. You immediately imagine yourself wearing or using said product of your dreams and just when you’re about to shout “buy, buy, buy” as you enthusiastically add this dream item to your shopping cart it hits you; the blasted online store doesn’t ship to South Africa. It’s happened to us all – we’ve all had our online shopping dreams cut short at one point or another and by golly we say it’s time for this madness to end! Luckily for avid online shoppers, one South Africa company has a solution (hallelujah!). Offering express courier services to and from South Africa, with depots in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Australia, Postbox Courier is officially the solution every international online shopping addict has been waiting for. What’s more, it’s also the perfect solution for sending gifts, care packages, and more to friends and family living abroad.
The courier service run by South Africans is the perfect solution for locals as well as expats living abroad who need to get goods to and from South Africa with absolute ease. Seriously, sending goods to South Africa from overseas has never been this easy and with Postbox Courier, there’s zero worry about your products getting ‘lost’ at the post office. Products are delivered directly to you safely and in the quickest amount of time possible. And trust us, these guys are efficient. From their UK depot they deliver to South Africa within 3-4 working days while from the US, Hong Kong and Australia they deliver within 3-5 working days! Sure, these transit times can be affected by delays due to Customs Clearance or Customs Inspection, but Postbox courier ensures customers that these delays are few and far between and they always keep you in the loop if your parcel is affected. Anyone who has ever waited three, four, or five months for their overseas parcel to arrive and clear customs in South Africa will know that this is monumental when it comes to international shopping.
So how does it work exactly? Using the service is super simple – you simply visit the Postbox Courier website and register. Registering 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. If you’re shopping in the UK or any EU countries, then deliver to your UK address. The same goes for China, Hong Kong, Japan, etc, all these goods can go to your Hong Kong 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.
We also love that Postbox Courier allows you to bundle multiple orders together in one package. Just let them know what goods you would like bundled together and when each parcel arrives they’ll set it aside and send it to you in once everything in your group order has arrived. You can also use the Postbox Courier website to get a quote for sending items to South Africa before shopping so you know exactly what you’re in for cost wise. Of course, these prices do not include import duties and taxes, or any additional charges incurred in relation to South African Customs Clearance. Any items coming into SA with a value greater than R500 could be considered ‘high value’ and so could be subject to import VAT and possibly import duty. If this should happen then Postbox Courier will pay this on your behalf and ask you to reimburse them locally, prior to delivery.
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Not sure what all this will cost you? PostBox Courier will happily send you an estimate on what your import charges are going to be. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the product you have your eye on and the friendly folk at PostBox Courier will get back to you as soon as possible. And, to get 15% your first delivery don’t forget to quote ‘WomenStuffPROMO’ in your email subject when enquiring. If it all goes ahead, then PostBox Courier will send you a voucher to get 15% off the shipping fee of your first order.
And, in case this hasn’t all sunk in just yet, let us remind you that thanks to Postbox Courier shopping online at stores like Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, Marks and Spencers, and so much more is now super easy, safe, and convenient! If you’re looking to spoil yourself this festive season then register with Postbox Courier now and get shopping! For more information visit the Postbox Courier website or say Hi to Postbox Courier on Facebook or Twitter.