My 2 Cents on Aramex Global Shopper
Since late 2015 I’ve been struggling to get my geeky paws on an awesome T-shirt that is being sold on Sunfrog.com. I ordered it in December last year and paid the shipping fee that is offered on their website, thinking that it would arrive in South Africa in about 4 weeks. 4 weeks turned into 3 months and I never received the shirt. I can’t recall exactly how I felt, but I think my face looked something like this…
Thankfully Americans are on the ball when it comes to customer service and they refunded me after I informed them that I never received the shirt. My inner geek gave up on owning that particular shirt for most of 2016 until I found out about Aramex Global Shopper.
Aramex Global Shopper is an international shipping service that allows you to shop from the USA, the UK, China, Turkey, the UAE, India, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and Japan and they deliver your goods to you at reasonable rates.
I decided to give them a try and ordered the same shirt from Sunfrog.com and shipped it an address in New York City. Aramex Global Shopper gives you addresses in 18 different countries that you can ship to. Once the package arrives at the address in that particular country, they ship it South Africa 3-6 days. Pretty damn impressive if you ask me.
I ordered the shirt on the 21st of November. Sunfrog.com’s printing process takes anything from from 2-7 days, so the shirt was shipped to New York on the 28th of November. It was shipped from New York to Johannesburg on the 7th of December and was delivered at my door on the 14th of December. It was in Johannesburg on the 10th of Decemmber, but there was a slight delay thanks to customs. The shirt cost less than R500 so I did not pay tax on it and the shipping fee was only R175. Not a bad price to pay for a shirt that you can’t buy in South Africa.
Just check out how cool this shirt is and you’ll understand why the geek in me REALLY wanted it:
You’ll also notice a white object in the photo. That my friends is a bluetooth speaker that was delivered all the way from Dubai. I bought it on Jadopado.com on the 27th of November and for only R131 it was delivered on my doorstep on the 7th of December. Even more impressive if you ask me. Thanks to Aramex Global Shopper I can totally geek out this festive season!
Looking for something cool that you can’t find in South Africa? Click here to sign up for an Aramex Global Shopper account & use this promo code to get a discount: AGS10RWANT. Do this and you’ll be well on your way to buy that hard to find item. Just take note that it could get quite pricey if the item is worth more than R500, because you’ll be paying tax on it.
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