Shipping

Shipping For South African Orders:

  1. Fastway Couriers

    (This is our preferred shipping method, we have found them to be very reasonably priced and reliable.)
    1. Your parcel will be sent to a physical address, no P.O. Box numbers. Delivery is usually within 2-3 days in the main centres and 4-5 days in more outlying areas.
    2. Pricing is based on what fits into certain sized pouches, without taking weight into account. It therefore works out cheaper, per item, if you order multiple books and other items, rather than just one.
    3. Parcels are automatically insured up to a value of R1000. You will be sent a tracking number, and can track your parcel online, at http://www.fastway.co.za/our-services/track-your-parcel
    4. Because there are so many variables in the price of shipping, depending on the volume of goods ordered and the area they are going to, it is necessary for you to request a quote, and we will work out the most cost-effective way to package and send each order.

  2. Post Office

    (This is sometimes the most cost-effective method, but the SA Post Office is notoriously unreliable. We do not trust their service, so you opt for this method entirely at your own risk!)

    1. The Post Office pricing works on a combination of weight of items and parcel size, whichever is the highest.
    2. Again, we will provide a quotation, based on what is ordered.


Shipping For Overseas Orders:

  1. Couriers

    (Until Fastway brings its overseas shipping online in the near future, we will continue to use PostNet or Aramex Couriers, whichever works out cheaper for the size/weight of goods you order. Both are expensive for smaller orders, in relation to the cost of the goods. However, they are more reliable than using the Post Office.)

    1. Your parcel will be sent to a physical address, no P.O. Box numbers.
    2. You will be sent a tracking number.
    3. Because there are so many variables in the price of shipping, depending on the volume of goods ordered and the Geo-Zone they are going to, it is necessary for you to request a quote, and we will work out the most cost-effective way to package and send each order.

  2. Post Office

    (This is sometimes the most cost-effective method, but the SA Post Office is notoriously unreliable. We do not trust their service, so you opt for this method entirely at your own risk!)

    1. The Post Office pricing works on a combination of weight of items and parcel size, whichever is the highest.
    2. Again, we will provide a quotation, based on what is ordered.

  3. Post Net (an Aramex Company)

    1. Post Net pricing works on a combination of weight of book and parcel size.
    2. Our print books are 210x210 mm, so only options 1, 3, 4 or 5 would apply, depending on the quantity of books.
    3. Certain International parcels may attract local taxes and/or duties which are levied by the destination customs authorities. If so, these charges will need to be paid by the receiver, prior to delivery.