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How to Save Money When Ordering Internationally

Be smart when using parcel forwarding services to shave down those shipping costs.




Ordering from international retailers has become more commonplace in recent years, with many stores finally shipping to South Africa and other great parcel forwarding services filling the gaps where that option isn’t available. But, with exchange rates and rising shipping costs, how exactly do you manage to save money when shopping with international retailers?

The trick is to look at consolidation. While not many retailers will offer it, parcel-forwarding companies such as Postbox Courier allow you to consolidate or combine multiple orders from multiple retailers into one larger package, often saving you time, money, and the hassle of paying for several shipping costs.

For example, if you picked up some items from Amazon US, Asos, and that rare goodie from that niche store in New York City, Postbox Courier will help combine all your orders into one package for a cheaper overall shipping cost to SA.

All you need to do is sign-up with Postbox Courier and use the assigned address of their US, UK, or other region depots, and once your multiple items arrive there, they’ll do the rest of the work for you and ensure your products arrive on your doorstep in South Africa.

And this is because parcel forwarding companies often have local and international courier partners, allowing for the best rates for express shipping, something individual shops won’t be able to offer you.

Thanks to Parcel Forwarding Services, shoppers now have options, but finding a company that you can trust is the challenge. There are a lot of options available online, but as most online shoppers know, not everybody is trustworthy. Thankfully, Postbox Courier is not only a local South African company, but we’ve put them to the test!

The even better news is that 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.

Plus, if you’re not sure what the cost will be to import you can just drop them an email at with your wishlist and they will calculate how much you will have to pay in import charges and courier fees – this will help you decide on whether or not to purchase.

To find out more about Postbox Courier and just how easy the service is to use, read our full review here or visit the Postbox Courier website here.

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