Online shopping in South Africa may still be uncharted territory for many,but more and people are beginning to warm up to the idea. Below are some of the top online shopping sites in South Africa.
Labels4Less.co.za – This innovative South African site sells high-end European brands at between 40% and 60% less than the original price: think Diesel jeans, Superdry T-shirts, Replay swimwear and more. Labels4Less delivers for free to any doorstep in South Africa and maintains a 10-day return policy, meaning you can send back whatever you’ve ordered within 10 days of receiving it and get a full refund or credit note (no explanation necessary). Lastly, the site runs a weekly flash sale, during which goods are further marked down in price for a seven-day period.
TidyandCo.com – Virtual site TidyandCo.co.za is all about giving digi-shoppers an endless list of super unique items. Buyers can purchase triangle sculptured ice trays, cufflinks, tote bags, artworks, books, solar jars, massage candles, beer bread (yes, this exists), decorative items and so much more. If choosing a specific gift is laborious for shoppers, the slick site has a solution: simply hover over to the ‘gift finder’ tab, answer a few questions about the recipient of the gift and a recommendation pops up! Standard delivery is overnight in main city centres of South Africa (provided the order is placed by 2:30pm), while those located in outlying areas can expect to wait 1-2 days for delivery and also pay a flat rate of R49. All orders above R450 include free shipping.
GetWine.co.za – This virtual vino cellar sources bottles from top estates and farms in order to give connoisseurs the chance to choose from a range of labelled and unlabelled wines at discounted prices. From sweet Rosé’s to dry whites, shoppers can scroll and click endlessly through the site to make sure that their palates are satisfied. Moreover, those who are seeking to add a personal touch to their wine orders can do so – the store allows for custom wine labels as well as the choice to order mixed cases.
KinShop.co.za – Kin is a Mzansi one-stop-shop for anything from local jewellery, décor, furniture, stationery and toys.You can select some pretty unique items by browsing the site according to what you’re looking for. Kin prides itself in creating a platform for up and coming local designers, artists and makers of things alike to extend their reach – which is a great thing because KIN features some of the most beautiful pieces of art and accessories that you generally won’t find easily anywhere else. Delivery is free for all parcels within South Africa (via Post Office).
MonoShop – Inspired by Scandinavian interior design, MonoShop.co.za gives shoppers the opportunity to sift through a collection of minimalistic and beautiful homeware creations made by local designers. Browse the site for individual items or via the type of room you’re looking to spruce up: living room, kitchen & dining, bedroom & bathroom and home office. Either way, you’re bound to see just what ‘Mono’ means – all pieces incorporate only the colour black as well as different shades of white.The shop delivers nationwide (for free) and also offers a gift wrapping service.
NetFlorist – This easy-to-navigate site has a posy for almost every occasion (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries), and even has a ‘cocktail flower range’ (head on over to the site to see what that’s about). Offerings include Ethiopian roses, lilies, sunflowers, Singapore sling orchids and more. Not to mention, the site also has some great items that can be nicely paired with a colourful blossom. We’re talking glass candy jars, bath lotions, leather bags, perfumes and other exciting goods. If you’re worried about how fresh the flowers will be once they get to you, NetFlorist is way ahead of you – the service offers same- day delivery of flowers and gifts as long as the order is made before noon! Shoppers can pay via EFT, credit & cheque cards, Paypal, eBucks. Deliveries are made nationwide.