Dropshipping | South Africa

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  • Karma:
18 Dec 17 04:53:21 pm
Hi there,

I am new to SaleHoo (2 hours) and I have seen a lot of information on drop shipping for other countries but no South African drop shippers? Is there anyone on this forum or using SaleHoo currently drop shipping to SA?. Do I require a business licence here? What are the restrictions, if any, regarding shipping or ordering. I am finding it hard to reference information as most apply to sellers in USA/UK and Europe?

Your advise would be appreciated.

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  • Karma:
18 Dec 17 08:07:28 pm
Hi J and welcome to the forum,

The good thing about drop-ship advice is that it is mostly generic, so you can adapt it to suit most countries. In regards to a business licence, if you intend on operating as a business in SA, then you would certainly require such for your taxation requirements.

That could also possibly assist you where suppliers require a tax id, although a tax id is mostly required by wholesaler's not so much drop-shippers. Plus, even if a drop-supplier does request a tax id, they will usually wave that once they know you are an international customer.

So from a local taxation perspective, you may consider getting that.

Outside of that. the only restrictions you need to be aware of would be what can and what can't be legally imported into SA and any import tax implications your SA customers may face on your sales. Information such as this can easily be sourced through Customs.


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25 Dec 17 01:49:15 pm
Thank you for the replies. I am looking for eco-friendly baby and childrens clothing and accessories. It would be great to find suppliers as I have difficulties doing this through labs? Regarding the express delivery, that could be an option! Thanks for that Fashiontiy :) Oh and Merry Xmas.


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