Recently (2014-2015) the South African postal service has deteriorated considerably. There is now a desperate need for an alternative service for international mail and parcel deliveries.

Even though the postal service is still functional, there is a constant threat of a "Go Slow" or a "Strike". No business can use a partner like this while trying to provide a satisfactory service to its clients.

DHL Global Mail provides a postal service for international mail and small parcels at prices comparable to the postal service.

DHL Global Mail Minimum Weight of Parcels

PostNet is charged by DHL some flat rate per 500 gram for parcels. In theory this would mean that they cannot accept only one parcel of say 100 gram as this would present a loss for them.

There is some confusion in this regard, but it seems that small branches would need multiple parcels per shipment to make it a viable service for them. This may not applicable to larger branches but I cannot give a definite on that.

For now we shall supply them with at least 4 parcels at a time. This means that orders will be executed simultaneously and clients may have to wait a while for their orders to be executed.