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 out other potential buyers, you can just purchase the product in question upfront (usually for a great ceiling price anyway). Of course, there are some South Africans who are ahead of the curve and have been shopping on eBay for quite some time; but did you know: there are a whole lot more items that aren’t immediately visible on the site?
By default, when you visit eBay using a South African IP address, the website recognises this and only shows products that are open to being shipped to SA by the seller. This has to be stipulated by the seller, and as you can imagine, isn’t the first thing most sellers think of.
So, by using the filter on the eBay search page, and changing the shipping destination to another country, a whole lot more items will then be listed. But, we know what you’re thinking: “I need the product to get shipped to South Africa!”. That’s where Postbox Courier comes in.
You see, you can change the listing parameters to include products only being shipped to the US or UK for example, and use Postbox Courier to get your item from those countries back here to the good ole RSA!
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 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.