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The Importance of Swift Shipping in the Age of Instant Gratification

We all know how it feels to eagerly await a package, tracking its every move until it finally arrives at our doorstep. Including your customers! Because let’s face it, as humans, patience isn’t our strongest suit. We’re hardwired to want things – and we want them now.

Waiting weeks for a package? That’s just not going to cut it anymore. Not in a world where time is of the essence and our desire for instant gratification has shaped our expectations. The ability to deliver goods rapidly to your customers has become a make-or-break factor for your business.


Does your business have the right shipping processes to keep up?

Welcome to the era of e-commerce and online shopping, where the wonders of tech have brought convenience right to our fingertips. From the comfort of our homes, we can browse, select, and purchase products with ease. But this convenience has also made us a tad more demanding, especially when it comes to shipping times. If you want your customers to become repeat buyers, you’ll have to prioritise swift shipping.


Turn numbers into action with supply chain data

Who said supply chain data analysis is only for the big players? As a small business owner, harnessing the power of data can be a game-changer for you too. By examining shipping times, transportation routes, and customer demand, you can identify areas where you can optimise your logistics processes. And don’t worry if you’re not a data expert – the right technology and logistics partner can help you interpret the data and suggest actionable solutions.

Now, you might be thinking that adding more processes to your supply chain would only add to the costs, but that’s not necessarily the case! In fact, it can actually save you money in the long run, as long as you have the right team and tools on your side. By eliminating inefficiencies, reducing transit times, and optimising routes, you’ll be cutting down on expenses such as transportation costs, warehousing fees, and inventory holding charges.


Airpool – delivering in just 7 to 10 working days

At Airpool, we understand the importance of timely deliveries. With our hassle-free and cost-effective consolidation shipping service, you can expect your goods to arrive at your customers’ doorsteps in record time and without any compromise on quality. We’re talking about a mere 7 to 10 working days!

No more anxiety, no more uncertainty. When you choose Airpool, you’re choosing a comprehensive solution that includes customs clearance, local delivery, and international freight – everything you need to simplify your shipping process.

We also believe in keeping you informed every step of the way. That’s why we provide full access to live tracking of your packages. With just a few clicks, you can stay updated on the whereabouts of your shipments, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to plan accordingly.


Experiences matter as much as the products you sell

Here’s something important to keep in mind: implementing strategies for swift shipping goes beyond just reducing shipping times. It’s about understanding that experiences matter just as much as the products or services you offer. According to a study by Salesforce, 84% of customers consider their experiences with a company to be equally important.

So, by maintaining quick shipping times, you’re not only satisfying customers’ desire for instant gratification, but you’re also gaining a competitive edge. Reliable and swift shipping helps you retain existing clients and attract new ones. When customers know they can rely on you to deliver their orders promptly, you create a positive brand image that sets you apart from the competition.


Improve communication with your customers

But what if you’ve done everything in your power to decrease shipping time and cost, and you’re still facing negative feedback from clients? It’s time to take a closer look at your communication strategy. Are you providing all the necessary information to your clients? Are their expectations realistic?

Small businesses thrive on personal connections, so engaging in open conversations about shipping options can set the stage for better experiences. Being transparent about what’s possible and what’s not builds trust and ensures that your clients have a positive interaction with your company. 



We’re living in an era where swift shipping isn’t just a passing trend but an essential component for businesses thriving in the age of instant gratification. To retain loyal clients and attract new ones, partnering with the right shipping and logistics provider can make all the difference.

Why wait any longer? Get in touch with Airpool today and discover why we’re the go-to choice for swift and dependable shipping from China to South Africa. Your customers will be overjoyed by the speed of our deliveries, and as for you – you’ll wonder how you ever managed without us!

Landed Cost

Landed cost is the sum of all expenses associated with importing your goods from China to South Africa. This includes the cost of the goods paid to your supplier, the shipping costs, clearance costs and the import taxes & duties.

It is represented on a per unit cost and helps you with:

  •  Understanding what you would need to charge for the product to make it profitable
  •  How to cost the goods in your accounts or accounting package

Note: This is not what you are paying to Airpool but rather what you are paying to all the suppliers and relevant parties: Airpool, the Manufacturer of the goods and the Import Taxes (VAT & Duties)