Shipping Notice

  • All prices listed on goAfrica are exclusive of shipping unless indicated by Supplier.
  • Buyers are encouraged to discuss product prices and shipping terms with the Supplier.
  • Buyers can arrange their own shipping or ask the Supplier to provide a quote and add this cost the final order.

Shipping Terms

  • Based on the shipping terms agreed, the Buyer will pay shipping according to the distance the Supplier transports your goods. Terms dictate how must cost and risk is shared between Buyer and Supplier.
  • The four most common terms are:
  1. EXW (Exit Works) – no transport arranged beyond factory/manufacturer. The Buyer must arrange and pay for entire process.
  2. FOB (Free on Board) – the Supplier will transport goods to their local port or airport and load the goods for shipping
  3. CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) – Supplier pays for cost of shipping to your local port/airport and pays for insurance between ports.
  4. DAP/DDP (Delivered at Place and Delivered and Duties Paid) – Supplier arranges door to door transportation without or with tariff and taxes

Shipping Terms

  • Based on the shipping terms agreed, the Buyer will pay shipping according to the distance the Supplier transports your goods. Terms dictate how must cost and risk is shared between Buyer and Supplier.
  • The four most common terms are:
  1. EXW (Exit Works) – no transport arranged beyond factory/manufacturer. The Buyer must arrange and pay for entire process.
  2. FOB (Free on Board) – the Supplier will transport goods to their local port or airport and load the goods for shipping
  3. CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) – Supplier pays for cost of shipping to your local port/airport and pays for insurance between ports.
  4. DAP/DDP (Delivered at Place and Delivered and Duties Paid) – Supplier arranges door to door transportation without or with tariff and taxes
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Shipping Costs

  • Most Suppliers will quote, or list product prices based upon EXW or FOB shipping terms. You (the buyer) are advised to directly contact the supplier for more shipping information or advise arrange freight or shipping directly with a carrier.
  • By choosing EXW or FOB the buyer can arrange their own freight agent for transportation and delivery.
  • The cost of shipping increases the further the Supplier transports the goods from factory.
  • Shipping fees are calculated based on the shipping route, weight, size, volume, and urgency of delivery.
  • If you feel the shipping fee is too high for an item you would like to order, you may contact the supplier regarding shipping cost.
  • If the supplier agrees to change the shipping cost, he/she can modify the amount as per agreement before payment. Or you may also choose alternative shipping methods to lower the shipping cost.

Shipping time

  • Express options are available for lower weight goods for rapid global delivery. Freight services are available for bigger deliveries and expected transit times are longer
  • Delivery time varies depending on consignments, country and courier service. For information regarding delivery time, please directly contact the supplier or shipping company.
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Tips

  • Prices between Air Freight and Sea Freight can be very different.

  • Air Freight delivery can be much quicker but can be the costlier option.

  • Sea Freight can be cheaper but will take much longer to arrive at your closest port.

  • For small volume, high value shipments Air Freight is competitively priced and enjoys quick customs clearance.

Supported shipping methods

goAfrica is currently partnered with a third-party logistics companies offering two methods of shipping.

  • Shipping method is selected by the buyer at checkout.
  • Method 1: The Supplier will contract goAfrica’s preferred partner, SEKO Logistics for a unique quote. The quote will be added to the final order cost.
  • Method 2: Supplier and Buyer arrange alternative shipping with carrier of their choice through the Enquiry Notes section of My Orders.

Customs & import taxes

  • Orders may need to clear customs in your country.
  • Please check if your order will incur additional import duties, taxes or other customs related charges.
  • Import duties, taxes or other customs charges will be collected by the shipping company upon delivery.
  • Suppliers are not responsible for delays caused by the customs department in your country. Additional costs or delays may occur during international trade.