The short answer to that question is that it depends on the situation. But it’s not anything to worry about.
There’s a workaround that makes it possible to order from Etsy and have the package shipped to South Africa. And the shipping rate is inexpensive.
How to Deliver Items from the Etsy Online Store to South Africa
To receive packages from the United States, you’re going to need to have an address based there.
Now, we’re assuming that you neither own a house there or do you have relatives living there, so how is this even possible?
Don’t worry, you’re not going to need to splash out on a property, there is a much cheaper solution.
Within the United States, there are several companies known as Freight Forwarders, whose intent is to help with international shipping.
These companies will give you an address in the United States to use for receiving packages.
With an account from a Freight Forwarder company and the U.S. based address, you can manage your international shipments.
From the given address, you can send and then ship your order from Etsy, or any United States company.
MyUS is our personal favorite Freight Forwarder.
They combine a reliable and convenient service with a fair price. They do not charge additional taxes or unnecessary fees and have a relatively low rate.
We feel confident to recommend MyUS because we have shipped lots of packages with them internationally and have only had brilliant experiences.
What’s not to like? You can shop for Etsy and your other favourite brands on US-based websites and get your orders shipped to your door.
Buy Your Product(S) From the Etsy Online Store
MyUS will keep an eye out for your delivery, and once it turns up, they’ll send it to South Africa.
Thinking about ordering multiple items? MyUS has you covered. They’ll wait for everything to arrive, combine them into one large shipment, and send it on its way!
Thanks to these services, you’re able to purchase from online stores as if you were a U.S. citizen and get them shipped all the way to South Africa with no hassle!