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Monday, 27 April 2015

Product Review - @AramexSA Global Shopper - Part 1

Hi Guys,

It's been a shopaholic dream to buy all the latest gadgets from around the world and get it delivered it right at my doorsteps in not more than a week of the launch of the product. I have been waiting for the same since my childhood to get my dream gadgets and goodies right from UK and USA. It was so easy to get anything in London from amazon UK or USA but when I came to South Africa, I did missed the service of buying anything and getting it delivered here.
Aramex Global Shopper is an online shopping delivery solution which allows you to buy products from any one of the 15 countries and get it locally delivered to your location in Kenya and South Africa. This service is launched by the Aramex which is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions since 1982. In January 1997, Aramex became the first Arab-based international company to trade its shares on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Coming back to the logic of how this service works for me and you is a number of steps that we need to follow before we can start shopping and ordering stuff for ourselves.

Step 1 - Go online and click on http://www.aramexglobalshopper.com/en/home
Step 2 - Click to Sign Up and register yourself for this service. You will receive an email to confirm the same.
Step 3 - Once you click on the link provided in the email, you will have to enter more details about your address locally (Kenya or South Africa currently) to get your product delivered to you. Save and submit.
Step 4 -Payments page will charge you USD 45 once to become a lifetime membership fees which you can pay via various online payment modes. You can also enter any coupon or deals vouchers if any. 

The best part about the AGS (Aramex Global Shopper) is that it comes with a first year Moneyback guarantee in case you are not satisfied with the service, you can ask for a refund of your money. Your active AGS account will be deactivated in  that case and you longer won't be able to use the services.

Step 5 - Once registered, you get 15 personalized physical addresses in New York, London, Shanghai, Istanbul, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Milan, Barcelona, Paris, Singapore, Ontario and Malaysia. You can use these addresses to shop from the US, UK/EU, China, Turkey, UAE, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia and they will deliver them to where you live at reasonable shipping rates. While ordering products from any local online shopping like amazon US, you will have to enter the US addresses as your local address along with a AGS number that will be allocated to every registered member. This number will help track as to which shipment belongs to which registered user.

Step 6 -Once your products that you ordered reaches the AGS facility, you will receive an email from them. You are now a step closer to your favourite products. You can now pay online for the shipping charges from the AGS facility to your home. To give you an idea of charges it's around R275 for around 1 kg of package for Zone 1 and R200 for Zone 2 (UAE, India and Turkey).

Step 7 - After the payment, the package will take around a week (2-6 working days) to reach your city and once you receive the package you have pay for the Custom fees or any charges pending at the time of delivery by the Aramex. 

Do check some of the unacceptable material as per the custom rules and regulations within various countries before ordering stuff from your favorite online shopping channel.

AGS Protect offers free insurance upto USD 100 and you can choose to pay for insurance for any items above USD 100 by yourself to be on the safe side. It's not compulsory to take this service. You can choose and decide based on the products you are ordering.

Check out our infographic below that explains how our service works.
I am personally trying this service out and I have reached till the step of ordering my favourite gadgets from Amazon.com in USA and the shipment will be reaching AGS facility by 30th April. I will then order the package to reach me in Johannesburg. I will write a post after I receive the package about the quality of this service once again. Till that time keep on enrolling and choosing your favorite products from your online shopping websites.

Read the concluding part of the Aramex Shopping experience here - http://www.thelifesway.com/2015/05/product-review-aramex-global-shopper.html

Cheers!!!

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