We’ve been there – ogling the most awesome and unattainable items online, seeing that the store selling it doesn’t deliver to South Africa. But, c’mon, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on these must-have products – we’ve found an easy and affordable way to get genuine, lust-worthy gadgets and gear to your doorstep with no fuss! Postbox Courier offers a safe, affordable, and convenient way to order any previously unattainable items from overseas.
The South African run shipping service allows you to shop online in the US, UK, Dubai, Australia and many other countries and then have your parcel sent to one of their global delivery hubs before it is safely delivered to your door in South Africa at pretty decent shipping rates to boot. If you’ve never tried international shipping before then now is as good a time as any as Postbox Courier has just dropped their prices! In order to offer SA shoppers even better value Postbox Courier has introduced a minimum 250g weight break and pricing structure as well as discounted shipping rates. These new rates will go a long way to helping shoppers who are importing smaller one-off items as well as those wanting to first test the service before ordering at limited cost. Overall the new rates offer around a 17.5% drop in charges from the US and UK regions alone!
Here are 5 awesome gadget & gear products that are worth importing to SA!
Wanaka adventure backpack
We’ve seen tons of travel bags and backpacks, but it’s hard to top what this particular one offers. Developed by The Amazing Race winner Connor O’Leary, the Wanaka is set to replace the ineffective options out there, and provide a versatile, durable and packable option. Not only does the Wanaka boast up to 24 litres of storage space, but it comes equipped with a removable sling that’s compatible with a hydration bladder, a camera case that can double as a cooler, a self-contained laundry bag, and a dry bag to keep things protected when the sky decides to open up. The Wanaka is also constructed from 210D and 420D double ripstop nylon, features a DWR finish, and YKK zippers for good measure.
Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type Camera
Polaroid hasn’t been focusing on traditional instant-film cameras since the company went through the transition to digital, but that’s changed however, with the new Polaroid OneStep 2 instant camera debuting Stateside for $99 (around R1320). This updated version of the classic OneStep camera has everything that people loved about the original and more. It features the same simple point and shoot mechanism that made it famous in the first place, but with a much longer battery life (2 months) and an integrated flash. The camera takes both 600-series and I-Type film, and comes in either black or white.
With the rise of crossfit and more high-intensity workout regimes, kettlebells are a must in your gym arsenal. But they can be hard to find, expensive to purchase, and take up quite a bit of room. You could, however, circumvent all that trouble by picking up a single Kettle Gryp portable kettlebell system for $34.95 (around R470).
This innovative system turns ordinary dumbbells – which can be found at just about any public or private gym around the world – into kettlebells in seconds. All you have to do is flip open the secure latch on the Kettle Gryp, wrap it around a dumbbell handle, snap the latch closed, and get to swinging.
We know what you’re thinking: “$39.99 for socks!?” (around R530). But trust us, these aren’t any normal, run-of-the-mill socks. Worn by the likes of Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and some of the world’s biggest rugby stars, Trusox take on-field performance to the next level. They feature non-slip INEX pads, that appear on both the inside and outside of the product. This makes sure that your foot is secured in the Trusox, and the socks are stable in your footwear; meaning there is no movement whatsoever, and your footwear feels part of your body. It gives players that “snug” feeling they are looking for!
While we’re used to wallets being made of leather or canvas of some sort and featuring clasps, velcro, or button clips, the Titanium Wallet, priced at $29.99 (around R390) has none of these features – in fact it somewhat redefines what our concept of a wallet is. Made from exceptionally hardy, grade 5 titanium, the wallet is actually something you keep your money on and not in. Its functionality is aided by a strong strap that goes across the middle of the titanium sheet, where one can put necessary cash and cards. The robust strap then secures said cards and cash to the slim metal sheet. If card-carrying convenience wasn’t enough, the credit-card-sized titanium sheet also features a cut-out designed to be used as a bottle opener, making it minimalist as well as multi-functional.
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. At this time you can also choose to have several individual items you’ve ordered bundled together to save cost on shipping to SA.
Not sure what the cost will be to import? Email email@example.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.