New: search by delivery options

We are constantly striving to improve the trading experience on bidorbuy. To that end, we have just released a new feature which allows buyers to filter their search results by the delivery options (or shipping methods) offered on an item.

At the moment the options are:

  • Courier Partners
  • Pargo Pick Up Points

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Courier Partners includes all listings where uAfrica Shipping or Parcelninja are offered as shipping methods on the item and covers only the couriers operating within these services. This is because uAfrica Shipping and Parcelninja shipping methods are integrated into the bidorbuy system, allowing you to track your orders directly on bidorbuy and to receive automatic status updates. Your purchases are delivered to your chosen physical address. The shipping fee depends on your location and you can calculate it before placing your order with the help of the uAfrica Shipping or Parcelninja shipping calculator, included in every listing that offers one of these two services.

Pargo Pick Up Points refers to items which you can collect from a Pargo pick up point, at a location convenient for you and at the time that suits you best. You receive an email and SMS notification when your parcel arrives at your chosen Pargo pick up point, as well as several reminders. You have eight days to collect your parcel. The Pargo service comes at an affordable flat rate.

The delivery filter is situated on the left hand side of category and search results pages and looks like this:

delivery options filter on bidorbuy

By using the Delivery Option filter, you take out the uncertainty about the arrival time of your parcel. uAfrica Shipping, Parcelninja and Paro all offer tracking and email updates on where your parcel is in the delivery process. Your purchase will arrive to your door if you choose to buy a product delivered by uAfrica Shipping or Parcelninja. If you choose to buy a product delivered by Pargo, you need to collect it from a pick up point close to you.

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