Why buy online?
In our quest to create a happy place for shoppers and shop owners, we have come across much negativity. Some feel that South Africa is not ready for online shopping. Some feel they do not need to join the Online Mall. Then there are the shoppers who have had bad experiences. Due to the delivery taking too long. So, why buy online?
The winds of change
Online shopping is fun and convenient. The Online Mall is for South Africans to enjoy online shopping. Think of this as your interactive bookmark for online shops that work. We are here to help you enjoy your online shopping experience, and avoid potential problems. This is a free service, that is supported by anyone who appreciates the service we provide. One way to support us is with a link exchange. We link to you you link to us.
What to avoid
In recent years there have been many online shops that offer almost unbeatable prices. What you may not know, is that you must still pay the import duties. Next they do not have the option to use premium delivery services. Buying from shops like that is frustrating. You wait far too long, and then you get a surprise tax on collection.
Do it right
We recommend using courier services, and prefer shops in the Mall who have this option in their check out. There are some exceptions. Using the MyUS.com service, you can buy from North American sites, and have them courier it to you door almost anywhere in the world.