Being a South African living abroad is tough. Just think, they have to live a life without Mr’s Balls Chutney, Ouma Rusks, and biltong! If you’ve got family abroad now might be the perfect time to send them a little piece of home and remind them that you are thinking of them all the way down here in Africa.
But let’s be honest, our Post Office isn’t exactly the most reliable so sending stuff from South Africa to far off distant lands really isn’t the easiest task. Luckily we’ve discovered a super easy, reliable, convenient, and affordable way to send care packages to your loved ones abroad (Hallelujah!). South African-owned, Postbox Courier offers express courier services to and from South Africa ensuring the package you sent will arrive at their door in a matter of days – that’s right, no month-long nail-biting wait to hear from your relatives if the package you sent has arrived safely!
If you’ve ever tried to send something to a relative overseas then you no doubt know it’s a mission of note. Postbox Courier can save you time and money on international shipping costs and offers a reliable alternative to the current courier and postal services we already have here in South Africa. With depots in the US, UK, Hong Kong, UAE, Australia, and South Africa, you can make your loved ones feel right at home with a care package filled with South African treats or even just a birthday gift to let them know they’re still top of mind.
Furthermore, you can also shop for yourself online, and take advantage of the big international retailers (previously unattainable from SA), such as the likes of ASOS, BestBuy and more!
So how does it work?
Postbox Courier offers customers a central delivery point in South Africa, to which their online purchases are posted or delivered by the local supplier. These online purchases can then be grouped into one delivery and be shipped directly to your door throughout the world. PostBox Courier says they can save online shoppers up to 70% on their shipping costs from South Africa so it’s a no-brainer really!
They are currently offering delivery from their depots in the US and UK, so any stores or purchases over there are fair-game!
How long will it take?
Of course, with the limited transport, delivery will take a little longer than usual. However, Postbox Courier is shipping from the US and UK once a week; so if you’re happy to wait, you should get your parcel or orders within a week or two.
The depots are Hong Kong and Sydney are not fully functional just yet, as flights to SA have not yet resumed from those destinations.
How much does it cost?
The cool thing is that registration is FREE with no monthly subscription charge. Users simply sign up on the Postbox Courier website, get allocated personal post-box addresses at all of the company’s worldwide depots and can then use the system’s online tracking functionality to send and track their parcel shipments all the way to their front door.