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Shipping Goods to SA? Remember This One Thing at Checkout

Use this trick to avoid a headache during your international online shopping adventure.

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There’s a mantra every online shopper should know: not all post services are equal. When looking to ship some goods into South Africa, it’s always good to remember that our long-running Post Office is going through some restructuring as of late, and as a result, can cause some complications when it comes to international orders.

Even more so, it’s important to remember that even if you shop online with a retailer who offers a tracked mail service, the parcel will inevitably get handed over to the SAPO for customs clearance and delivery, which, to be blunt, can take quite some time.

The good news is that there are other ways of ensuring that you get your international orders to your door safely, and in reasonable time. South African-owned Postbox Courier will help you with the ‘last mile’, helping you get your post to the Republic and do follow-ups and provide assistance with South African Customs if there are any delays. The even better news is that registering with Postbox Courier is FREE

But Postbox Courier doesn’t just operate as a middleman, they’re a fully-fledged parcel forwarding service, which opens the door to stores in the US, UK, and more that usually don’t ship to SA. 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 during checkout when shopping on an international retailer 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 SA.

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So, if you want to avoid the current postal situation in SA, it’s best to use a third-party service like Postbox Courier, where your parcel will be transported through Postbox Courier’s partners, rather than the state service.

On top of getting items you wouldn’t usually have access to, Postbox Courier also offers parcel consolidation. This is extremely beneficial for people who shop with multiple retailers or want to bundle a number of international orders into one larger package, in order to save costs doing multiple shipments.

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

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