Shipping from the US to South Africa

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STEP 1: Sign up online and instantly receive personal MyUS addresses.
STEP 2: Shop US and UK stores (US sales tax free!) and check out with your MyUS addresses.
STEP 3: Your purchases arrive at MyUS, then can be delivered to you in as little as 2-4 days.
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TruePrice™
Guaranteed Pricing

Our revolutionary pricing system calculates rates by weight only*, not dimensions.

If your package's length + width + height is greater than 72 inches, to provide the dimensions

Package Dimensions:

*While 99% of shipments are calculated by weight only, TruePrice excludes packages with linear dimensions (length + width + height) greater than 72 inches (183 cm).

How we calculate shipping costs from the US to South Africa

At MyUS, we don’t believe in hidden fees or confusing calculations. With MyUS TruePrice™ guaranteed pricing*, we take the mystery out of shipping by charging by package weight only. Others in our industry use a complicated calculation based on dimensional (or volumetric) weight. Dimensional weight is calculated based on a package’s length, width, and height. If the dimensional weight comes out higher than the package weight, you are billed the higher price. A lighter package can suddenly become expensive, just because of package size.

We also lower shipping costs by consolidating your purchases into one package.
Plus, MyUS members pay 0% US sales tax every time they shop. All these savings really add up!

Which carriers ship to South Africa?

Thanks to our long-term partnerships with trusted global carriers, MyUS offers the best rates and a variety of fast, reliable shipping options. As a MyUS member, you get to decide which global carrier service you want to use with each shipment.

Aramex
Aramex
3 - 5
days
Budget Economy
Budget Economy
8 - 14
days
DHL Express
DHL Express
2 - 5
days
DHL Express Smallbox
DHL Express Smallbox
2 - 5
days
FedEx Economy
FedEx Economy
5 - 9
days
FedEx Priority
FedEx Priority
3 - 6
days
UPS Expedited
UPS Expedited
5 - 9
days
UPS Worldwide Saver
UPS Worldwide Saver
3 - 6
days

How much does it cost to ship a parcel from the US to South Africa?

Shipping costs to South Africa vary based on the shipping option (i.e., express or economy shipping) and carrier you choose. As a MyUS member, you have the flexibility to choose your preferred carrier and delivery time. You can always select the fastest or most affordable delivery, depending on your needs.

Weight Budget Economy 8 - 14 days Aramex 3 - 5 days UPS Expedited 5 - 9 days DHL Express Smallbox 2 - 5 days FedEx Economy 5 - 9 days FedEx Priority 3 - 6 days DHL Express 2 - 5 days UPS Worldwide Saver 3 - 6 days
1lbs 17.03 USD 22.03 USD 38.99 USD 41.31 USD 41.33 USD 46.20 USD 46.36 USD 54.99 USD
2lbs 23.16 USD 28.16 USD 49.99 USD 42.93 USD 41.40 USD 54.59 USD 54.03 USD 63.99 USD
3lbs 28.37 USD 33.37 USD 62.99 USD 45.39 USD 44.87 USD 65.23 USD 59.68 USD 79.99 USD
4lbs 34.18 USD 39.18 USD 75.99 USD 49.64 USD 52.73 USD 74.77 USD 65.48 USD 92.99 USD
5lbs 40.22 USD 45.22 USD 85.99 USD 54.11 USD 60.90 USD 86.87 USD 66.35 USD 101.99 USD
6lbs 47.34 USD 52.34 USD 96.99 USD 54.16 USD 70.18 USD 89.08 USD 71.04 USD 110.99 USD
7lbs 52.94 USD 57.94 USD 106.99 USD 55.98 USD 75.90 USD 98.62 USD 74.85 USD 118.99 USD
8lbs 58.55 USD 63.55 USD 111.99 USD 56.78 USD 78.66 USD 108.33 USD 80.51 USD 123.99 USD
9lbs 64.17 USD 69.17 USD 123.99 USD 60.04 USD 87.13 USD 110.55 USD 85.20 USD 130.99 USD
10lbs 69.77 USD 74.77 USD 127.99 USD 63.40 USD 96.60 USD 111.75 USD 90.90 USD 136.99 USD

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How long does it take to ship from the US to South Africa?

The average shipping time from the US to South Africa depends on which shipping option and carrier you choose. Typically, economy or budget shipping options delivery in 4 to 10 business days while express shipping options arrive in 1-4 business days. MyUS members are free to choose their preferred carrier and shipping option for each shipment.

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Do I have to pay duties and taxes when shopping from the US and shipping to South Africa?

Yes, in most cases you will have to pay duties and taxes when shopping from the US and shipping internationally. Each country determines the assessment of duties and taxes differently.

  • Deminimus Value

    Your country's de minimis value determines if local customs will assess a duty or tax on your shipment.

  • Calculate Duties & Taxes

    Duties and VAT are calculated as a percentage of the customs value of the goods (item + insurance + shipping).

  • Customs are Billed by Carrier

    MyUS offers the option to pay duties at the time of shipping for eligible international shipments, or you will be billed directly by your global carrier.

Read our blog post to learn more about how duties and taxes are calculated.

Shopping US and UK Stores

Shop US stores and ship to South Africa

As a MyUS member, you’ll get a MyUS shipping address that you can use when shopping your favorite US stores online. Our exclusive MyUS address gives you US sales tax-free shopping status, which means you pay 0% US sales tax every time you shop! Simply enter the address at checkout and your purchases will be delivered to the MyUS warehouse. Our experts will consolidate your purchases into a single package for safe and cost-effective shipping, saving you up to 80% off standard international shipping rates. Once your package leaves the warehouse, it will be delivered to your door in as little as 2 to 4 days.

Top stores shopped from South Africa

Different ways to shop with MyUS

MyUS makes it easy to shop your favorite US and UK stores and ship to South Africa. Simply choose how you want to shop! Here are the different ways you can shop with MyUS:

  • Shop Direct

    Shop directly from most United States and United Kingdom stores using your MyUS address at checkout. Learn how MyUS works.

  • MyUS Shopping

    Shop multiple US stores like Amazon, Walmart, and eBay with one easy checkout. We’ll bundle your items and send them to you in a single shipment.

  • Buying Assistant

    Let MyUS Buying Assistant buy products for you from virtually any US store. We’ll make the purchase for you and deliver to your doorstep.

How shopping and shipping to South Africa works

Join MyUS and get your own US and UK shipping addresses, low international shipping rates, and more!

Shop your favorite US and UK stores US sales tax-free and send your purchases to our MyUS facilities.

We receive your packages and save you money on international shipping by carefully combining them into one shipment. You choose your preferred shipping carrier.

Your purchases are delivered to your doorstep in as fast as two days.

Ship to South Africa for as low as US$17.03

What can I and can’t I ship to South Africa?

There are some items we cannot legally ship from the US to South Africa due to customs laws and delivery company or airline restrictions, including but not limited to:

  • Prescription medications, including dental & veterinary
  • Prescription medical devices
  • Medical devices not FDA-approved
  • Prohormones, Human Growth Hormones, stem cell treatments, steroids or synthetic versions
  • The following items that are not labeled in English, or without FDA-approved labeling requirements:
    • Non-prescription medications
    • Dietary supplements
    • Cosmetics
    • Food
  • Any food, supplement, drug or cosmetic that has been issued a Consumer Safety Advisory Warning
  • Perishable products of any kind
  • Lab reagents, biologics, cultures, medical specimens
  • Poisonous substances
  • Toxic substances, including inhalation hazards
  • Infectious substances
  • Explosives, fireworks, gun powder, flares or matches
  • Gasoline, diesel or other fuels
  • Lighters containing fuel
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Radioactive elements or products
  • Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Firearms, guns & accessories, including replicas
  • BB/pellet/airsoft/paintball guns, parts and projectiles
  • Ammunition, magazines & bayonets
  • Stun guns & tasers
  • Tear gas, mace & pepper spray
  • Gas masks & gas mask filters
  • Law enforcement striking weapons, including saps, batons & billy clubs
  • Handcuffs of any material, including plastic zip tie restraints & straitjackets
  • Body armor, helmets or personal protection articles with kevlar or ballistic ratings
  • Military/tactical/police shields
  • Government, police or military uniforms, IDs and Badges (real or replica)
  • Military training equipment
  • Military and/or dual-use flight helmets and flight jumpsuits
  • Military and law enforcement equipment
  • Thermal imaging, InfraRed or other night vision devices
  • Rifle scopes, laser pointing & aiming devices for firearms
  • Defense articles controlled under the US Munitions List as defined under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  • Self-propelled vehicles
  • Damaged batteries
  • Any dual-use or commercial article controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) as defined under the Export Administration Regulations, where the control status requires a Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) approved export license
  • Counterfeit products
  • Contraband or illegal substances
  • Lottery tickets
  • Gambling devices & accessories
  • Lock picking devices
  • Rough diamonds
  • Live or dead animals or insects
  • Human remains
  • Coral
  • Brazilian rosewood
  • Skin or leather of snakes, alligators, crocodiles, stingrays, and other reptiles or amphibians
  • Skin, fur or leather of nearly all animals, but especially wolves, bears, elephants, rhinos and certain deer and foxes
  • Sturgeon or Beluga caviar
  • Agricultural products, including certain seeds, live or dead plants, unfinished or untreated wood & soil
  • Items containing animal products controlled under the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, or requiring a permit under CITES
  • Any unidentifiable material, substance or chemical
  • Tobacco products (including E-cigarettes and vaping products) for FedEx, DHL, UPS, and USPS carriers.

Before you shop, be sure to review our prohibited and restricted items guide to avoid disappointment.
You can also check out our restricted merchandise FAQ to find answers to frequently asked questions about prohibited and restricted items.

Alerts

Shipping alerts for South Africa

Get the latest news and shipping restriction updates for South Africa here.

Effective: 15 March 2017 South African Customs Authority has reinforced the customs regulatory requirements for inbound shipments entering South Africa. The reinforced regulatory requirements are: All inbound shipments exceeding a value of ZAR 500.00 are considered High Value and require an importer’s code for registered companies, or a South African identification number for a private individual. Additional paperwork (supplier’s price list and purchase order) may be requested to confirm true and correct value. Effective: 01 May 2015 MyUS provides shipping for shoes to South Africa via FedEx. You can select FedEx as your preferred carrier under your Shipping Preferences.

MyUS member advantages when shipping to South Africa

Get your package in as little as two days
Save up to 80% on shipping with package consolidation
Shop US sales tax-free at thousands of US retailers
Monitor packages easily with door-to-door tracking
No hidden fees with MyUS TruePrice™ upfront pricing
We’re always here to help via live chat, WhatsApp, or email

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What MyUS customers in South Africa are saying

Deidre
All I can say is wow!! Such great service. The updates were fantastic!! I would check twice a day (due to time zone differences) and am really pleasantly impressed with the great service. I ordered from a website, and thought I have 6 weeks to my daughters birthday, which gave more than enough time
Craig
Great, fast and efficient service and constant feedback on the parcel during stages. I have recieved 3 packages through MyUS so far. I recommend MyUS to anybody asking about buying products from the US. I could not be more impressed or happy with MyUS.
Mandla
I have received my first package and was professionally packed. Thank you so much for such quality work, and will let everyone from South Africa know that they can now shop in the US.
Carol
I would like to thank Jemier for the safe packaging of my Lladro Geisha to South Africa.
Clemens D.
Thank you! I am very satisfied with your services. My package was prepared by Paul, and all contents were properly and safely packed.

Frequently asked questions about shipping to South Africa

From remote districts to large cities, MyUS can ship to any city within South Africa. Thanks to our partnerships with trusted global couriers like Aramex, DHL, FedEx, and more, we can deliver your products wherever you reside in South Africa.

MyUS provides up-to-date information on certain restrictions that may impact shipping to certain countries and cities. Review our Country Alerts page to review any new shipping restrictions and news that may affect how packages can be sent to your desired destination.

Unfortunately, several major retailers still do not ship to South Africa. Some may offer their products through official retail partners but only to select regions, leaving thousands of potential customers without access to their products. Major retailers, such as GAP, 6 PM, Ralph Lauren, and many others, do not ship outside the U.S.

Some say they do, like Bath & Body Works, but use third-party e-commerce providers that may cost more to ship to your location. So rather than spend more than necessary for your favorite products, use MyUS to purchase from U.S. and U.K. stores without worrying about their international accessibility policy.

Yes! MyUS members can take advantage of our free package consolidation services. Members can hold packages for up to 30 days while awaiting to receive all their purchases. Once all merchandise is accounted for, you can select to consolidate your items into one package. Consolidating your package can save thousands of dollars if you purchase from the U.S. or U.K.

International shipping to South Africa can be expensive, and finding the most cost-effective way to ship products can depend on factors such as weight and the urgency of the shipment. MyUS can help you find the best affordable rate and shipping time with our shipping calculator, enter the weight and see our shipping options available. You can select when it’s time to send your packages.

Compared to other international couriers, MyUS calculates our international shipping rates using just package weight* on purchases from the U.S.

*While 99% of shipments are calculated by weight only, TruePrice excludes packages with linear dimensions (length+width+height) greater than 72 inches (183 cm).

MyUS members do not have to pay for dimensional weight. MyUS TruePrice™ guarantees upfront pricing based only on package weight. If your items are considered oversized or shipped in crates or pallets, with linear dimensions (length+width+height) greater than 72 inches, they are not eligible for TruePrice™ rates.