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    Courier Services

    I have been shopping around for a price for a courier to collect in PE and deliver in EL for a product I am exploring!

    I get the merry run around about whether I have an account or not and when I say I will pay EFT on order I get quoted nearly three times the price as if I had an account.

    Are these guys serious or is the business so good they do not need cash sales, incidentally there are a bucketload of guys offering this service and most of them are national.


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    I use a small outfit called i'Zulu Couriers. They are a no nonsense company and just get on with the job. Have not had a moment's trouble dealing with them.

    Not sure if they can help you in East London, but worth a call. The owner's details are as follows;

    Rainer Schulz
    Cell: (083) 602-2559
    Tel: (011) 023-1559
    Fax: (086) 218-1817

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    Wyn i am in the same boat, get a quote to send 1 parcel from Durban to Cape Town = R 530 if i dont have an account.

    IF i sign a cash account agreement and with a 10 page legal document with enough small print to keep me busy for a week, then the price is R 95.00 for exactly the same item.

    I have the same problem with the wholesalers, they know i am a contractor but my price structure is the same as 30/60/90 day payers who get a 10 % discount if they pay in 30 days, not prepared to offer me that extra 10 %discount because i pay cash up front. They would rather i open an account so that they can spend hours trying to get large amount of outstanding money from me than just offer a discount for COD

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    Guys, I highly recommend using xoc.co.za. (Private division of The Courier Guy)

    You order and pay online. They collect within a few hours and I've never had a parcel delivered late by them. I've even had a 30kg highly fragile parcel across 3 boxes delivered without a hitch, and a day early!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Atkinson View Post
    Guys, I highly recommend using xoc.co.za. (Private division of The Courier Guy)

    You order and pay online. They collect within a few hours and I've never had a parcel delivered late by them. I've even had a 30kg highly fragile parcel across 3 boxes delivered without a hitch, and a day early!
    Fantastic!!! now if only they served Port Elizabeth to East London.
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    Oh, they don't??
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    I am looking to get a 25l canister from Joburg to Cape Town. I have no courie experince. The supplier estimated R500 for transport which is a bit crazy when the product cocts R700. Any ideas anyone?
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    I could even collect it from a dsitribution hub within Cape Town if that brings own the transpot cost significantly.
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    Use the courier services at Postnet ot the SA Post Office.

    (NOT the Post Office - the COURIER service there)!

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    Thanks, I contacted Postnet
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