Postbox Courier wants to help you save on import costs

UK-headquartered courier service Postbox Courier has launched in South Africa and is dedicated to shoppers and businesses who purchase and import goods from overseas distributors.

According to a press release sent to Ventureburn, the service claims it can save consumers up to 70% in overseas shipping costs.

“We have found that many overseas retailers, such as Amazon, Zappos, Light in the Box, Aliexpress and eBay, either don’t offer international delivery on certain products or those that do, charge excessive fees or use unreliable delivery services,” explains Co-founder of Postbox Courier, Gary Hamilton.

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Postbox Courier was founded in 2012 in the United Kingdom. Hamilton says friends and family were looking for a dependable way of sending packages back to South Africa. Since its launch, the company has expanded to the United States and Hong Kong. The company recently opened up offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg to directly address the South African market.

The service also includes delivery to Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

We provide customers with a central delivery point in the US, UK or Hong Kong, to which their online purchases are posted, and we then group their purchases into one delivery to SA within a 3-5 day period. In this way, we are able to save online shoppers and businesses up to 70% on their shipping costs to South Africa.

Users will be allocated a Personal Postbox at any of the Postbox Courier depots and can then use the system’s online tracking functionality to send and track their parcel shipments all the way to their front door.



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