3 Ways To Get ASOS Delivered to South Africa

I’ve been shopping on ASOS for a couple of years now because I find it really difficult to find cool clothing for women my height and size in South Africa. Apparently if you’re not a size 6 – 12 then you must be old and frumpy! Haibo! This is why ASOS has become my go-to for my favourite items of clothing – not only for fast fashion, but for some absolute classics as well.

ASOS in South Africa

You might be wondering how long it takes for ASOS to deliver to South Africa, and that really depends on the service you select. Having tried and tested a few shipping methods, here’s the cheapest, fastest and trusted services you can use to deliver ASOS to South Africa.

3 ASOS Delivery Options for Ordering to South Africa

October 2021 Update…

I have used all 3 of these services in the past, however, with the pandemic disrupting the globe, I’ve only used the courier service in 2021. Please see the updated information below.

The Fastest (my preferred service) – ASOS Courier

These days I go straight for the ASOS courier. It’s the fastest, least complicated and easiest way to get clothes to South Africa because its integrated within the website. When you check out of ASOS, choose the Express Delivery. This will cost you 20 pounds standard fee (no matter how much you order, but I’m sure that’s within reason) and will be delivered straight to your door in a few days – IF you pay the customs. If it takes you 3 weeks to pay the customs, it’ll take you 3 weeks to get your clothing.

Is It Trackable

Yes. This is one of the few options that is trackable. ASOS updates their app or site to tell you about where your items are. DHL then updates their website once it is in their hands. (I’ve included screenshots below of how it’s tracked.)

How Much Are Custom Charges?

There is a R200 DHL service see and 45% of the items’ cost. For example, if you spend R1000 you will pay R450 in custom fees and another R200 for DHL fees. If you include the 20 quid courier fee (I call it R400) all in all you pay R2050 – basically double the actual price of the items. This is why I ONLY shop on sale, to ensure I’m getting the most value.

I love these sale items: the white halterneck, the long sleeved white dress and white linen dress.

Real Time Example

I ordered these ASOS clothes on Monday morning, first thing, and received it by Wednesday afternoon (around 3pm). This is because I ensured I payed my custom fees as soon as possible as I hoped to get the dresses for the weekend. Here’s what the paper work looked like:

1. Acknowledgement Mail from DHL

2) Customs Requesting Payment with Supporting Invoices

3) DHL Mail Notifying You of Customs Fees Required

4) DHL Confirmation of Taxes Having Been Paid

5) The Courier Is On the Way!

Confirmation that the courier will be with me today. Now, it actually said the 19th of October (I guess people usually take a few days to pay) but I paid immediately as I had made the commitment to pay and wanted the order ASAP.

And that’s how I got it by lunchtime! If you’d like to see what the tracking looks like, this is what it looks like:


The Cheapest Service: Standard Delivery (South African Postal Service)

EISH. This is probably the first word that comes to mind when most of us think about the post office. I’ll never understand a country that has so few jobs not being able to have a decent postal service when there are so many willing and able South Africans out there! None the less, they are the cheapest option, but they are also the slowest option…

Is It Trackable?

Unfortunately, once it leaves the UK there is no knowing where your parcel is. I’ve ordered on ASOS and sent via SA Postal Service and it takes 4 months to arrive. The proposed arrival date on the ASOS website is if you live in the UK or Europe NOT if your clothing is coming by boat from the UK.

How Much Are Custom Charges?

You will need to pay customs tax on your parcel should you wish to get it here. Customs tax is about 70% of the total value of the clothes. So if you spent R1000, expect to pay R700 in custom fees if you send it by regular post. So the total fee would be R1 700.

  • For example: £67 [Cost of Clothes] x R20.45 [ZAR exchange rate as of March 2020] = R1 370.
  • R1370 / 100 [to calculate what 1% would be] = R13.70 [1%].
  • R13.70 [1%] x 70 [70% is the cost of the custom fees %] = R958.00
  • Total Cost: R1 370 + R958 = R2 328.99 [For the clothes with custom fees, excluding any shipping costs.]

YES. The government is charging us a fortune to bring clothes into the country. But the clothes are so inexpensive on ASOS that I’ve often found it worth it. While it’s not cheap, the quality is great, lasts WAY longer than Mr Price and it totally unique to anything available in South Africa.

The No-Customs “Under R500” Fees Test

One day I bought a dress and sent it to my work office in London. On the same day, I bought a dress and sent it to my home in South Africa. This was to test the “If your cart is less than R500 then you won’t pay customs” rumour. It took 3 days for the dress to reach the London office and 3 MONTHS for the dress to reach South Africa.

I was still charged custom fees on the dress that arrived in South Africa, even though it was less than R500. So don’t bank on this, it’s likely you will be charged.


The Alternative Service: Postbox Courier

Update: 13th October 2021 – The Postbox Courier service was sold to new owners and I have no idea if they offer this service to the same level. I believe the man who left PBC opened his own business but I have never tried it.

It’s no secret that Postbox Courier has poor customer service when it comes to communication. They deliver well within time and get the job done pronto, but if you have any queries, they can be a total pain.

This is the service that I have used the most to get items from Kylie Cosmetics in the USA and ASOS in the UK. They work well as long and have never NOT delivered, but they can be a bit frustrating to work with if you need try to follow up on anything.

On the plus side, they are not a subscription based service like Aramex so you don’t need to pay each month to use them once.

How Postbox Courier Works

Postbox Courier will give you a postbox address in the UK. The clothes will then be sent there for them to collect and then ship to your front door (or whatever address you give) within 2 weeks. Sometimes ASOS takes a few days to fill your order, then it takes a few days to get to South Africa, then it takes a few days to get from the harbour to your door.

Extra Fees

The great thing about Postbox Courier is that you can test the fees on their website and get a quote. When I quoted my last ASOS haul, they quoted £32.00. They do NOT charge agency fees nor documentation fees, however, this may be pre-calculated into their overall price. I’ve been happy with their service (queries aside) and they’ve never not send me package.

The only issue I had with them was that I had filled out my form incorrectly which incurred a R500 fine. Instead of asking me if I was happy to pay it they just processed it. I wasn’t impressed with that, but they did get the package to me none the less.

Finding Your Size

What I do suggest is looking at any other piece of clothing that you’ve acquired from the UK and making a decision from there. I know I’m an 16 UK top and 18 UK bottom. Sometimes the items are just a bit short for me, due to my preference as a gal in her thirties, but if you’re in your twenties and still want to rock the short vibe, you should be 100% fine.

Closing Thoughts

I LOVE shopping on ASOS. It’s awesome going out and no one else is in the same outfit as you. PLUS, South Africa is so obsessed with sizes 6 – 10 that it’s ridiculous that larger women can’t buy clothes that are chic and modern just because they’re a) taller b) big busted c) have large asses d) might be a fit fat overall. Have better personalities 😉

I’ve not regretted anything I’ve bought on ASOS so I hope you enjoy it too. Happy shopping! 🙂


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  1. says: Samkelo

    I order shoes on ASOS last year November 2022 , I chose standard delivery but I haven’t receive it yet
    And it says it is an UNTRACEABLE PARCEL
    I’m from south africa

    1. says: Tech Support

      Hi Samkelo,
      Hopefully it will arrive before the end of March. It usually takes about 4 months if you use standard mail.
      Otherwise, you’ll have to contact ASOS and ask them.

  2. says: Tumelo

    🥹 I so wish I had read this article before ordering and choosing the cheapest option for delivery(post office). I ordered and paid for my orders on July 25th and still no delivery. Been checking on the Post Office website every week and at our office reception and no parcel for me.

    1. says: Tech Support

      It should be arriving sometime now Tumelo. 25th July + 4 months = 25th November. So hopefully you’ll get it by Xmas 🙂

  3. says: Clinton

    Hi Meg
    I once posted a question here on your blog to enquire about my ASOS order. The parcel finally arrived and I just collected it today and I’d like to share my experience so that someone else may benefit. Using Post office, the standard delivery….my item remained in transit for 109 days. When it arrived at my local post office they sent me an SMS notifying me to collect and bring with me customs fee. The order was worth R1290.00 and the customs fee was R751.12 that you have to pay at post office before you receive your parcel. No need to panic or call SAPO, it takes a long time but the parcel eventually arrives. If you want to track the parcel you can search P2P courier tracking on Google then put in your order number it will show you the tracking evwn if fhe parcel was sent by untraceable mail.

    1. Thank you so much Clinton for putting the effort in to update us here.
      It’s great when I hear back from readers who asked for help – because it means we can help each other more!
      I also love the pic you gave about Search P2P courtier tracking on Google or the app called PARCELS.
      These are two killer tips! Thank you so much! Enjoy your clothes 😀

      1. says: Asange Mvula

        I place an order on the 06 Dec 2022 they said it will arrive on the 28 Dec bt it never came till now so I am stressed about my money that I payed.

    2. says: Aliyah

      Hi Meg
      Thank you for this i really needed this so much i even thought I’m scammed, by the way i made an oder on ASOS on the 1st of August and i choose standard delivery, my order was said to be send by FedEx Cross Border and the expected delivery was on 23rd which have passed, and also i got an email from ASOS and they said I’ve received my order but I haven’t 😩😩 i cannot be able to track it, it’s untraceable, I’m so much stressed right now I’m losing hope🥺🥺

      1. says: Samkelo

        I’m samkelo, I ordered on ASOS on November 2022 and I haven’t received my parcel yet… and it say it is an untrackable shipment

  4. says: Clinton

    Hi.thanks for such an informative blog. I ordered shoes from ASOS 3 months ago and the parcel has arrived in SA post office since I selected the standard delivery option. The parcel has been at JIMC C AIR PRIORITY MAIL for over 2 months now. May you please show me from your previous parcels the tracking pathway your parcel took before it arrived to you I wanna see how many steps my parcel still has to go thru before it arrives to me. There has only been 2 changes in its status so far, JIMC B and the current one JIMC C AIR PRIORITY MAIL. If u could just show me a screenshot of the tracking parcel you have had delivered to u via post office that would be highly appreciated.
    Kind regards

  5. says: NOX

    Hi Meg
    Thank you for the assistance in regards with Asos. I have ordered sneakers in february 2022 so now I am hoping and counting on the info you gave us of 4 to 5 months bcoz I was starting to think its a scam. Thank you crossing my fingers tha maybe I will be wearing them in september 2022.

    1. No worries! I think it’s one big boat that comes along between because we just got a Christmas card (December) and st Patrick’s card (March) in the same week (this week!) even though they were posted 3 months apart from Ireland!!

  6. says: Sibongiseni Beja

    Hi Meg,
    I recently (last night) ordered a pair of shoes on ASOS and chose the standard delivery which said it will be delivered in 2 weeks to my home address. Does this mean it will come straight to my home or the post office near my home, I’m reading the above about the standard delivery & was just wondering about that.

    Another thing, I kept checking the SARS site for customs etc and every time I searched it it would say that anything coming in that is over R1400 would be charged customs so I didn’t worry but now I just read your blog and I’m a little stressed because I didn’t budget for customs after checking SARS, although I can make a plan it still seems a little inconvenient, I just wanted to ask if you could possibly link some information that clearly states that there is a customs charge of 70% I say this not because I don’t trust you but because I have some friends who would like to order on asos but are sceptical about customs as well.

    1. Hi Sibongiseni,
      Unfortunately, it’s only through my own experience of paying a fortune that I have come to learn about these rates.
      There’s also (supposedly) no fee if you buy items under R500. I tested that and was still charged customs.
      In terms of 2 weeks – that’s for people who live in the UK. ASOS really should update their website for foreign buyers, but because they
      can’t track the items once it goes on the ship to sail to South Africa – they can’t say for sure how long it takes.
      Please may I ask you a HUGE favour? Please come back to me when you get your shoes so we can determine:
      1) How long it took
      2) What your custom fees were in the end.
      I’d hoping things have changed so I’d love to know if you get lucky 🙂

    2. says: Greg Bauermeister

      Hi Meg,

      Thank you for your informative blog on buying on-line. Just a few questions:

      1. At the beginning, you advised: “If you spend R1000 you will pay R450 in custom fees
      and another R200 for DHL fees”. Plus the DHL courier fee of R400 (20 Pounds). Total:

      2. Later you state: “Customs tax is about 70% of the total value of the clothes”.
      So if you bought items totalling R1000 (say, 50 Pounds), how much would you pay in
      total, given the above?


      1. Hi Greg,
        Thanks for visiting! So number 1 is correct. I think, with point two, that was relevant at the time but these days it’s basically double.
        Whatever the cost of the clothes are – ends up being double by the time it gets to your door with ALL the costs.
        At one point it was about 70% but these days, number 1 is the most accurate.
        I hope that helps!

  7. says: Camilla Farmer

    Hi Meg – thank you for this – it really does help when you considering ordering from ASOS. Just want to check, are the rates similar now in 2022? Also how long would it take for delivery if you do the standard fee of 20pounds and pay customs straight away? Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Camilla,
      I haven’t ordered this year but I suspect it’s the same.
      It usually takes a few days to be packed and sent to you, a week to arrive and then a few
      working days to reach you IF you pay immediately. I once ordered on as Sunday night and got it by Friday 3pm…
      But that really was the exception so I don’t want you to take my word for it.
      I’d say 2 weeks in total, if you pay immediately, just to be safe 🙂

      1. says: Trevan

        Hi Meg.

        I read your blog about deliveries and I bought quite a bit on ASOS. I chose standard delivery as I didn’t know better at the time . I basically bought the clothes for functions and I realized ASOS cater to my every need. You said standard delivery can take up to 4 months?. 😩😩….So the delivery dates we see on the App when we buy is not necessarily applicable.

  8. says: Lizo Bulelwa Mbatha

    Hey Meg,

    I placed an order on Asos in December with standers shipping. I’ve just realized I have the wrong contact number but the correct address. Do you think they’ll still be able to let me know once it here and where I need to pay customs without it?

    I’m assuming they’ll contact me to pay the customer at a post office? Then I’ll only be able to collect the parcel at that specific post office. Am I correct in my thinking?

    Thanks so much for this blog! It’s so helpful.

    1. Hi Lizo,
      Yes! It should be fine – they’ve never called me before (unless it was the courier).
      Otherwise, contact ASOS and get them to change the number on your order perhaps?
      I think it should be fine though as the post office just sends a slip, they never call you.

  9. says: Lee

    Oh Meg! You are God sent!… I ordered for the first time early September (Standard delivery), and the website said the package will arrive on the 11th of October. Its the 20th of November today, and I have just been so confused until now. Thank you so much.

    A question, how will I know my package has arrived by the post office? To they call or do I have to go check?

    Thanks again,

  10. says: Modibedi Mothatego

    Hi Meg i want to buy some clothes from asos using express shippin , how long will my package take to reach our shores?

      1. says: Jason sansom

        Hi Meg
        Thx for your info very helpful.
        I want to order a pair of shoes from ASOS the amount being 27.20 pound including standard delivery. What would I have to expect to pay for custom charges etc in total pls?
        All the best

    1. says: Wandile Mthiyane

      Hi, Modibedi.
      I’ve just made an order on ASOS for express delivery. I was wondering how long the order would take to arrive in SA. Did you happen to find out?

      1. Hi Wandile,
        It takes about 5 working days to get to South Africa, but then it depends how long YOU take to pay the customs.
        If you pay the customs immediately then you could get it within 10 working days.
        I’ve bought before on a Sunday and then had it by the following Friday.
        But I was sure to look out for the customs mail and pay it IMMEDIATELY. Then my clothes arrived 🙂

    2. says: Kajal

      Hi Meg
      In terms of the standard delivery that takes 4 months and is a nightmare, since it is not tracked will I get any notification as to when it is in the country and when it requires me to pay customs? How do I know it’s here and requires custom fees to be paid? I didn’t shop on ASOS but my friend sent me a package from the post office in the UK using standard delivery that is not tracked. Thanks a mil!

  11. says: Cruise

    Hi Meg

    thank you for the info above! i ordered on ASOS in feb and i still havent recieved my order or directive from the “eish” SAPO, is there a way i can follow up?

    1. says: Lee

      Hi @Boringcapetownchick
      As of today 27th December 2023 is the turnover waiting time still so long if I chose standard delivery I’ve been tracking my order and states it’s in transit to JHB does that take months, even on my order it shows I should receive my package by Jan 9th? And is customs still a whopping 70% of the item excluding the deliver fee I paid?

  12. says: X

    Hey Meg

    So I wanted to buy a LOT of clothes on Asos and it’s valued over R100k. Approximately R110k. What/Which services do you think I should consider using to get everything I ordered faster instead of waiting for a couple of months to arrive. And how much would the customs tax fees be, i heard it’s generally 50% or something like that. I really can’t wait for months to get it delivered here so i was wondering if there would be anyway to get it delivered in a few weeks?

    1. Hi X,
      Courier would definitely be the way to go as it would get here in under 2 weeks, provided you paid the customs tax immediately.
      I have no idea what the cost on this value of order would be, but I’d budget for at least 50%.
      Maybe it would be a good idea to contact ASOS and ask them to assist? I doubt they will ship this amount of clothes in one go…

    2. says: Kete

      Hi Meg
      I want to buy sneakers that Are worth R2000, am I still going to pay 45% of customs when using express delivery?
      And also I’m a student, how do I get student discount or sign up for that ?

      1. says: Trevan

        Hi Meg.

        I read your blog about deliveries and I bought quite a bit on ASOS. I chose standard delivery as I didn’t know better at the time . I basically bought the clothes for functions and I realized ASOS cater to my every need. You said standard delivery can take up to 4 months?. 😩😩….So the delivery dates we see on the App when we buy is not necessarily applicable.

  13. says: Meg

    Hi there i have a question so if an item arrives and i don’t pay custom fees after 7 days will they send it back to Asos? And will i be able to get a refund? I wasn’t aware of customs being so much as i ordered few pricey items

    1. Hey Meg, I don’t know, unfortunately.
      You’ll have to try your luck – ask them and see what they say?
      Please come back to me and let me know what happens as all of us can learn from your experience 🙂

  14. says: Naish

    Hi Meg, when you use Express delivery on Asos, does the courier handle your parcel through customs or do they hand it over to SA customs completely and the postal service does the delivery? Or does the courier company contact you for payment to customs when it arrives in sa and once payment is made the courier will deliver to your door?

    Await your reply. Thanks

    1. Hi Naish,
      They handle the customs.
      It will arrive in SA, the courier will notify you of the customs fees, you pay it, they deliver it.
      So if you take a long time to pay the customs, it will take a long time to receive the parcel.
      If you immediately pay the customs, you can get it in the same day (I paid at 7am and it got here at 2pm).
      I’m sure that was a lucky break but still the point remains 🙂

    1. says: Philisiwe Ngcongo

      Hi Meg
      I ordered on asos in September and i haven’t received it even now. I’ve tried every think to track it i can’t.It was sent with P2P. Is there anything you can help me with i would appreciate it. Thank you

      1. Hi Amanda,
        If you ordered it in September then you should get it by early February.
        You can’t track it unless it’s with a courier.
        If you haven’t gotten it by early February, I would contact ASOS then.

  15. says: Melusi Sizwe Gumede

    Hi Meg
    I order a shoe from ASOS last month(April) but i still haven’t receive as yet but when
    i am checking on the tracking order it saying it has been delivered so i wanna
    know that i have to collect it on post office because i put my residential address

    1. Hi Melusi, it takes 4 months to get to you. The post office will send you a slip when you can fetch it from them. You can’t put your residential address as they need to charge you customs to collect your shoes.

      1. says: Joy

        Hi Meg
        Following up on Melusi’s question..I ordered shoes early September using my home address for delivery.
        You mentioned one can’t use residential address? I’m battling to contact asos help centre as the tracking details are for FedEx but they can’t assist.

        What a headache yho! My first and last ordering from them.

        1. Hi Joy,
          Apologies for the confusion.
          You can put your residential address (otherwise ASOS won’t know who to send it to!), but the Post office won’t USE your residential address as they need you to come in and pay the customs for your order. How did you use FedEx? Did you not use the ASOS courier?

  16. says: Lungelo

    Hi Meg
    I ordered 3 items ob the 3rd of Feb with standard delivery and the estimated date says it will arrive on the 22nd Feb and i havent received my order.. Now I’m worried if i will ever receive my parcel.. Please help

    1. says: Gabi

      Hi Meg
      I ordered from ASOS in the beginning of March, is it normal that I haven’t received my order and that I still have to wait a while for it to arrive?

      1. says: Joy Gaomphe

        Thanks for your response Meg. I used the tracking number from email received from Asos and it led me to FedEx. I went to nearest PO they also couldn’t assist.. how will I know to collect from them?

  17. says: Gontse

    Hi Meg

    So obviously I decided to just wing it on my first ASOS order and now I understand why some items from “I Saw It First” on takealot.com seem way out of their price range… sigh

    So I want to understand when you spoke about the flat fee of £20 is this the express option at checkout? Does this include customs etc.?

    Joburg chick in need of better options! [insert laughing and crying and laughing crying emojis here]

    1. HAHA Totally get you Gontse!
      So, yeah, I think the flat fee of 20 quid is the express option at check out.
      Basically, they have like snail mail which you can use to either send to South Africa or use their courier.
      The 20 pound fee is their courier but it doesn’t include customs tax, it’s just the shipping.
      It’s definitely the cheapest and the fastest if you want to buy a lot of stuff and get it here quickly.
      Once it arrives DHL will mail you to pay the customs. The faster you pay it, the faster you will get your stuff 🙂

      1. says: Gontse

        Thanks for the response, makes sense.

        Okay so I’m just confused about a couple of things:

        1. My customs worksheet has an “Estimated Value in Foreign Currency” (in GBP) at 40% the value of the order by my calculations. I compared this value from what I paid ASOS (in GBP). What’s going on there?

        2. The exchange rate used is nothing close to anything I can find online, it’s inflated by 33 cents. (I mean I’m nitpicking but I need to know what I am getting myself into)

        3. VAT is supposed to be 15% and I find myself being charged 23%.

        To conclude: Is the real answer here to deal with the payment?

        1. 1) South Africa doesn’t have a trade agreement with the UK so they screw you to have nice things! lol
          2) You’re getting yourself into a lot – facts, but I only buy clothes on sale so it’s usually a fair trade.
          3) So if you spend 1000 quid then you’ll pay about 500 in customs excluding shipping fees.

          1. says: Naish

            Hi Meg, when you use Express delivery on Asos, does the courier handle your parcel through customs or do they hand it over to SA customs completely and the postal service does the delivery? Or does the courier company contact you for payment to customs when it arrives in sa and once payment is made the courier will deliver to your door?

            Await your reply. Thanks

      2. says: Sash

        Hi Meg,

        What is your thoughts on using a U.S courier like “myUs” or “stackry” which gives you a post box to deliver your goods ? cause asos has brand restrictions on some products. Though I’m very skeptical

        1. Hi Sash,
          I’ve used Postbox courier before (UK one) but it doesn’t give you any advantages than using ASOS’s courier direct.
          So you can definitely try it, but it won’t save you any customs money – if anything, it’ll cost you more as I think they charge more than 20 quid to get your stuff here.

  18. says: Kayleen

    Hi Meg!

    I’ve ordered from Asos using the standard delivery method, I have put my residential address instead of the post office , do you know if it will be delivered to the post office instead?

  19. says: Naish Ruplal

    Hi Meg,

    Does Asos express delivery fee cover the SA Customs fee? If not, how is it payable to customs? Do they contact you when your items arrive in SA?

    For the Standard shipping when or how does customs contact you for payment? And how do you make payment to them?

    Await your response. Thank you

    1. Hi Naish,

      The courier does not cover the fees. The courier will contact you to pay the customs when it arrives in the country via email.

      For standard shipping – the post office will send you a slip and then you will need to go collect and pay your customs fees there. 🙂

  20. says: Noma

    Hi, I would like to know how much will be my customs , I wanna buy a suit (trouser and blazer ) they worth £67 . I am thinking of using express delivery and pay that £20 .

  21. says: Herminah

    Hey Meg, I hope you are well. I want to order two dresses (Cost R3000) on ASOS for my graduations on the 27nth of March, I selected the express delivery which is 20 Pounds, and it says it will be delivered to me before the 11nth of March. How true is this? Will it be through post office or to my door step? Will I get them before that 27nth?

    1. Hi Herminah,
      I don’t think you’ll get it by the 11th but you will it by the 27th if you pay the customs and courier fees up front.
      After you pay the £20 then the courier company (usually Dawn Wing) will contact you with all the other fees I included in the post.
      It will then take 5 working days from when you pay the extra fees, to reach you.
      So if you pay asap then I’m sure it’ll get to you by the 27th 🙂

      1. Hey Dikeledi,
        I think it will be about R1500 🙁
        So R3000 for your order + 50% of the order value (R1500) = R4500 for everything.
        Please remember though, I don’t work at customs so I’m not 100% sure but this would be my estimate.
        Good luck and let me know if you go through with it 🙂

  22. says: Mary-Ann

    Hi Megan

    Very informative,thx,just want to know did you perhaps also try Macy’s and how are their clothes and deliveries?
    Would also like to speak to you personally is that possible?pls leave you contact details or WhatsApp no,pretty please.

  23. says: Storm

    Hi there. I ordered something from ASOS and it is with a friend of mine in the UK. Do you have any suggestions on the fastest and most affordable service to ship to SA? I have received reasonable quotes from Parcel Compare but am doubting the legitimacy.

  24. says: Thandeka

    Hi meg hope you well so the best courier service is express i love asos cloths its different and unique and i want to spoil myself for my birthday i wanted to spend around R8000 or more 🤔Im just wondering how much customs will charge me and the express services can you please assist i also live in cape town

    1. Hi Thandeka,
      So if you spend R8000 then you will need to pay about R4000 in customs.
      It’s usually about 50% of the total fee.
      If by express you mean the ASOS courier, then it’s 20 pounds.
      But if you’re buying as much as R8000 then it will probably be much higher because of the weight.
      Hope this helps! Let me know how you go so we can all learn 🙂

  25. says: D

    Hi Meg,

    Looking at a pair of PUMA sneakers, and the color and size is only found on ASOS, seems like SA doesn’t want to stock it and I just love it. I onily have the free shipping and the express shipping option (and the latter is 20pounds more) which is arm and a leg i believe 🙂 I am thinking of selecting the free shipping but just wanted to find out if this is trackable?


    1. Hi D,
      No, it’s not trackable. ASOS can track it in the UK but once it’s put on the ship, we’re in the dark.
      I’m currently waiting for something from the UK and I have just a wait it out. Usually takes 3 months.

  26. says: Patrina

    Hi Meg,

    DMF (discount my fashion) stocks ASOS clothing. They currently only have stores in Gauteng but have been expanding


      1. says: Yasmine

        Hi Meg, Try High Street Fashion in Access Park (Kenilworth) and Blue Route Mall (Store just opened recently)

      2. says: Zo

        Hi Meg
        On the ASOS mobile app there are two delivery options (standard delivery and express delivery) I want to go for the postbox (trusted service) you recommend above.. where do I select this option?

  27. says: j

    Hey! We’re doing a work secret santa (across multiple locations!) and I got a colleague in Cape Town. I’m trying to find the best site to buy her a small gift like a mug or candle, I was thinking Asos but having second thoughts now and when I try to buy off Amazon it asks me to enter an ID number for the person receiving the item which I dont have. Any tips on companies that do gifts/beauty etc that ship from within south africa?