The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa, with a 2,798 kilometers (1,739 meters) coastline on the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. To the north lie Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory. Modern humans have inhabited Southern Africa for more than 100,000 years.
According to the World Bank GDP per capita rankings, South Africa is home to 55.91 million people with a total GDP of 294.84 billion USD and is ranked as the 30th richest country. And numbers of online shoppers in this country. Statistics show that 7% of South African shoppers spend less than 30 minutes online, compared to 12% who spend up to an hour, 22% who spend 1 to 2 hours, 18% who spend 2 to 3 hours, and 42% who spend 3+ hours online.
What do they usually buy ? As we can see from the table, fashion is the most and always popular to South Africans. The second is Electronic & Media, which is currently the leading product category in South Africa, accounting for 964.2 million USD market share, followed by Furniture & Appliances, which generates 553.7 million USD in sales. Toys, hobby & DIY is also very hot due to the large population.
So many drop shippers or online sellers would like to make South Africa as one of their markets. But shipment is their headache because shipping is not good there. It often takes a very long time to delivery. It may be 28-60days, even more than 100 days if supplier ship goods by China Post Registered Air Mail. Then they received lot of complains….
This post is to help you out. Flashleopard is concentrating on finding best shipping methods for China-Worldwide. As we all know, fast shipment is the key to make successful online business. 10 days earlier is a much bigger difference than your competitors. We have a special way to South Africa, it takes 5-15 days for average. There are some tracking numbers for your reference below.
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