Guideline on how to buy items from sellers on a different province using courier servicePosted on 21 July 2020, by Thabang Serumula
Sometimes you may need to buy your textbooks and other items from students who are in a different province or very far from you. This can happen if you cannot meet the seller directly on campus for a number of reasons such as lockdown restrictions, or taking part in distance-learning. So if you find yourself wanting to buy items on this platform using a courier service, then read on! This article will explain to you how you can do this safely and arrange for delivery to your address.
For this task you can make use of the secure-payment feature on the platform. This allows you to buy items by paying directly to Campus Trade. We will release your funds and pay the seller once you have received your items. The main advantage with this is that you can rest assured knowing your money is protected when you buy books and other items from students who are far away from you. Additionally, you can also use this service when you are going to meet the seller in person. A detailed step-by-step guide is given below.
Step 1 : Send Request
You first need to browse to the item you would like to purchase and click on "Buy Request" as shown in the following screenshot.
Then read the instructions and click on "lets start" to proceed. The next screen will ask for confirmation, If you are staying far away from the seller, make sure the collection method is set to "Courier service" as shown in the picture below.
Fill in your contact details and click "Update contacts" to proceed. Or click "continue" if the details are already correct.
Step 2 : Payment
At this stage the status of your request will be pending and the following will be displayed on your screen
After the seller has accepted your request the information will be updated as shown below
You can negotiate the price with the seller and after everything is settled then you can continue to make payment. Take note that the price you see on your screen should be the price you pay, nothing else. If the item you want to purchase does not include shipping costs, then contact the seller so that they can update the price for you accordingly.
After you click on "Make payment" the following screen will be presented
Fill-in the required details and click the button at the bottom of the screen to proceed. An invoice will be generated with the payment-details of Campus Trade. We will introduce more payment-methods in the near future :).
Step 3 : Collecting your item
After we have received your payment, the status of your request will show the following information.
Please check your Emails for more detailed information on how to proceed at this stage. If you are going to meet the seller in person then you need to present them with the clearance-code that we have sent you. If the item is going to be shipped to your address then the seller needs to provide you with a tracking number. A clearance-code will also be required, so make sure you follow the instructions sent to you on your email address.
We will be available to provide you with assistance at any stage of the process and you should feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries or need help.Courier companies
Before we sign-off this article, here is a list of some courier companies in South Africa that you can use.
- Fastway Couriers , www.fastway.co.za
- PostNet Courier, www.postnet.co.za
- The Courier Guy Worldwide Express, www.thecourierguy.co.za
Thanks for reading, have a good one!