Much like Pop Tarts, eBay has always been this ‘thing’ that South Africans have known about thanks to countless mentions in popular-culture, movies, and internet culture, yet we’ve never really had the opportunity to embrace and shop on it.
As the internet’s biggest classifieds, eBay is the peer-to-peer marketplace where you can find absolutely anything – from rare sneakers and collectable toys to pre-loved gadgets and unwanted gifts, eBay not only has everything, but incredible prices too.
Due to the option to bid (given its online auction system), you can pick up some amazing deals on items you’ve got your eye on, or if you want to beat other potential buyers out, you can just purchase the product in question upfront (usually for a great ceiling price anyway). However, the one caveat is that once you purchase from the US or UK-based sellers, they may send the product via normal post (and we know how that usually turns out), or not send it at all.
Ensuring your e-Bay order makes it to South Africa
The solution to opening up the figurative doors to eBay, allowing you to now shop for anything you see on the US or UK eBay marketplaces, is Postbox Courier.
With Postbox Courier, you get a personal postbox address in New York City, London, and other hubs across the world. You can then use this address to ask the eBay seller to send the package there, and the trusty team at Postbox Courier will ensure to get it from there right back here to your doorstep in the good ole Republic.
You can even combine orders at the depots before sending them to SA, so that means you can bundle a handful of orders from Amazon, eBay, and other online stores before consolidating them and sending it over.