Shop the US and ship
to South Africa with MyUS.

Here is everything you need to know.

Not shipping to South Africa?

  Shipping Costs

  Duties & Taxes

  Prohibited Items

  Transit Times

What our members in
South Africa are saying

Outstanding customer communication, i.e., prompt and helpful, and shipping was very fast. Thank you.
Kotze J. South Africa
I've been using MyUS for about a year now and I can't see myself using any other service...
Shaheem Ajam South Africa
I often use MyUS. Their service and advice is always pleasant efficient reliable and convenient. I have no reservations to recommend to my friends and family. I have confidence in their business system and process. Thank you. I enjoy the peace of mind I have with a reliable service provider. One request - it would be great if MyUS had a web based feature which could predict estimated customs costs internationally!
Michael South Africa

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With MyUS, you can choose the shipping carrier that best meets your needs.

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No worries, MyUS removes the mystery of shipping rates by simply calculating costs by weight only.

 Excludes oversized and palletized shipments. Oversized shipments are those with linear dimensions (total Length + Width + Height) greater than 108" (274 cm).

South African Import Duties & Taxex

Certain countries do not assess duties and taxes on shipments that fall below a designated "de minimis value".

 

South Africa does not have a de minimis value, so you are responsible to pay ZA duties and taxes on your imported items.

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The MyUS Advantage:

If any of your items arrive at the MyUS shipping center damaged, we'll notify you immediately and help you return them, so you can avoid paying shipping and ZA taxes on those items.

Delivery Times: Shipping Parcels from US to ZA

Average transit times for shipping items from MyUS' Florida warehouse to your home in South Africa: 

  • Express shipping (preferred): 3 to 4 business days
  • Economy shipping: 5 to 10 business days

At MyUS, we understand you want your purchases shipped fast to ZA. You may receive your packages in less time than the above estimates.

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The MyUS Advantage:

With MyUS, you have a variety of shipping options. Select urgent or economy delivery based on your needs. We can also hold your purchases until they all arrive at our facility, then reship them to you in one box, saving you up to 80% on international shipping rates.

Items Banned for Import into South Africa

South African customs laws prohibit some items from entering its border. Please review these guides from our major shipping carriers to ensure you don't purchase something that is not allowed to enter ZAF:

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The MyUS Advantage:

MyUS is the international customs law expert. We can help you ship items to ZA that may be considered "dangerous goods" or "restricted" and require additional customs paperwork or special packaging.

We're your partner through the entire shopping and shipping process.

Shopping at any US online store is easy with help from MyUS. Become a member, receive a MyUS address and ship items from US merchants to our distribution center. Once we receive your purchase, we will help you export everything right to your door.

How to Buy US Items Online When You Live in South Africa

Many great products can be bought on sale when you shop US online stores, but some popular US stores won’t ship directly to ZA.

Fortunately, MyUS helps South Africans buy TVs, iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, computers, bikes, vintage clothing, baby goods, toys, children’s clothing, books and other products from the United States.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up with MyUS and you’ll instantly receive a MyUS suite in our US-based secure warehouse.
  2. Shop your favorite American stores online.
  3. At checkout, simply enter your MyUS address as your shipping address.
  4. We’ll notify you when your packages arrive at our facility.
  5. Tell us how you’d like to ship your purchases to ZA (consolidate your purchases for free to save on shipping and choose expedited or standard shipping via FedEx, UPS or DHL).
  6. We assist with customs paperwork and ship the items to you in South Africa.

MyUS makes it easy to shop the USA and ship overseas. With MyUS, you can buy the American brands you love, and receive discounted international shipping rates.

How much does it cost to ship US products to South Africa?

International postage and shipping rates to ZA are based on where your packages will be delivered, the shipping carrier (DHL, FedEx or UPS), if urgent/expedited shipping is selected, and how much your package weighs.

If you already have an item in mind you’d like to ship to South Africa from the USA, get estimated costs with our free ship rate calculator.

MyUS works hard to offer its members low shipping rates with:

  • Free package consolidation: buy items from multiple US stores and we’ll hold them in your suite, then repack them into one box
  • Exclusive low shipping rates with FedEx, DHL, USPS and UPS
  • Additional 20% off shipping for Premium members

Ready to start shopping US stores and saving on international shipping? Join MyUS today and you’ll receive your new MyUS suite and American address and right away.

Package Transit Times to South Africa from the USA

Most expedited packages are delivered to South Africa just 3 to 4 days after they arrive at MyUS. If you select economy/standard shipping, you’ll receive your goods in 5 to 10 days.

MyUS members can easily track their packages, so they know exactly when to expect their delivery.

US Stores that Ship to South Africa (When You’re a MyUS Member)

As a MyUS member, you can shop nearly any American retailer. Some of our South African members favorite US stores include:

  • Amazon
  • GAP
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • 6PM
  • Summit Racing
  • Rio Grande
  • Walmart.com
  • Time Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • Overstock
  • Beauty.com
  • Zulily
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Anker Direct
  • B&H Photo
  • Nicoticket
  • Diesel
  • Nordstrom
  • Forever 21
  • J Crew
  • Zappos
  • Eastbay
  • Saks Fifth Avenue

There are thousands of more stores that will also ship to ZAF via MyUS. Which store will you shop first?

MyUS Ships to Many South African Cities

We are proud to serve all of South Africa, including:

  • Cape Town (including Mitchell's Plain, Khayelitsha and Bellville)
  • Johannesburg (Witwatersrand; including Soweto, Krugersdorp, Randfontein, Benoni, Germiston, Springs, Tembisa and Kathelong)
  • Durban (including Umlazi, Chatsworth, Kwa-Mashu, Pinetown)
  • Pretoria (including Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, Centurion and Akasia)
  • Port Elizabeth (including Ibhayi, Bethelsdorp and Motherwell)
  • Soshanguve (Mabopane, Ga-Rankuwa, Winterveldt)
  • Evaton (Sebokeng, Orange Farm)
  • Pietermaritzburg (including Edendale, Imbali and Mkondeni)
  • Bloemfontein (Mangaung)
  • Vereeniging (Vanderbijlpark, Sharpeville, Meyerton)
  • New Castle (Madadeni, Osizweni)
  • East London
  • Witbank (KwaGuqa)
  • Welkom (Thabong)
  • Uitenhage (Kwanobuhle, Despatch)
  • Kimberley (Galeshewe)
  • Mdantsane (Potsdam)
  • Botshabelo
  • Rustenburg (Tlhabane, Meriting)
  • Klerksdorp (Jouberton)
  • Carletonville (Khutsong, Wedela)
  • Paarl (Wellington)
  • Polokwane (Seshego [Pietersburg])
  • and many more cities and towns

Join today! We ship US brands to all ZAF provinces: Eastern Cape, Free State (Oranje Free State), Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo (Northern Transvaal), Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal), Northern Cape, North West and the Western Cape.

We also serve nearly all countries in Africa, including nearby Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Madagascar.

Prohibited Items You Cannot Ship to ZA

South African customs prohibits certain items from import, including the following products:

  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic materials, sex toys and objectionable material
  • Raw (uncooked) meat
  • Uncut diamonds
  • Unwrought gold
  • Animals and furs
  • Dry ice
  • Guns and ammunition
  • Products made in Iran
  • Honey, beeswax, bees (including larvae/eggs) and used beehive products
  • Plants, seeds, bulbs
  • Raw cotton

For a complete list of items banned in South Africa, please visit SAR’s Customs & Excise website.

Please note, we are unable to ship items that are prohibited for export from the USA. If you accidentally buy something that is prohibited for shipment, we will help you return the item so you will not pay unnecessary shipping charges.

Still have questions about shipping items from the USA to ZAF? Review our shipping FAQ or connect with our customer service team today.

Important information about shipping packages from the USA to South Africa: Delivery times may vary based on your specific location, weather, political forces and your local Customs Office. Please see our FAQ for information on issues that could affect transit times or require additional information when shipping to ZA. Express shipping via DHL, UPS or FedEx Express. Economy shipping via FedEx Economy or USPS. Freight shipping via FedEx Freight.