Online shopping in South Africa

I find it frustrating when I can’t think of a gift to give someone who is difficult to buy for. The situation is only made worse when it’s the busiest time of the year at the malls. Luckily for me, online shopping in South Africa is growing at a phenomenal rate.

Not only does this mean I don’t have to brave hordes of people, but the gift selection process is more streamlined with suggestions and sorting. Here are some of my favourite online stores:

Whether you are looking for discounts on helicopter rides, sushi or a full-body massage Groupon is the place to go! The unique mixture of getaways, places to go, food & drink and other goods sets Groupon apart from other online e-commerce sites. If you are looking for gift inspiration this is a wonderful website with awesome savings.

After visiting this site you won’t need to question why it’s the best e-commerce website in South Africa. It’s visually appealing and so easy to navigate. With curated gift boxes, reviews and super savings there are plenty of great ideas for aspiring chefs, braai masters and anyone with a refined palate.

Takealot (Kalahari)
If you are looking for an online superstore, Takealot has (a lot of) everything. After having recently merged with Kalahari you can be sure that there will constantly good prices. From fashion to pet products to tech gadgets, everyone can find something that they want. Check out their daily deals for some 24-hour markdowns.

Flowers for any occasion with sameday delivery. Netflorist does a great job of catering to festive holidays, birthdays or celebrations with flowers, perfume, bath and body products, chocolates and a range of other items perfect for that special someone who has everything.

The main advantages of these South African e-commerce sites (besides the savings) are the wide variety of items at your fingertips as well as the speedy delivery service. You can also look through a larger selection of products much quicker. I’ve highlighted some of my favourite online stores, but there are many more stores with exclusive and exciting products. Join the online shopping revolution.

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