There are shopping addicts like me. I will see a unique computer or accessory or even a book and wont hesitate to ship it to Kenya without much thought over the cost. I also grab opportunities to buy things online and then bring them to Kenya and sell. WeyaHse is one online shop run by Ben Weya. He brings in computers, phones and other electronics to Kenya and sell them at very throwaway prices.

Shops like Kalahari came with much hype there has been a problem that it has turned out to be very exploitative to shop on Kalahari. Why should Kalahari buy iPad Ones in SA at an equivalent of Ksh 40,000 and bring them to Kenya and sell them at a starting price of Ksh 109,000? That is exploitation there. But we know the story of the South Africans. When we will revolt and ditch their shop, they will say Kenyans hate South Africans. We hate people who exploit us whether they are our MPs, are from Trinidad and Tobago or even from Mongolia. We just don’t tolerate crooks.

So let me tell you something, you can shop on Amazon, Expansys, Ecost, Ebay or any other shop in UK and US and ship the product to Kenya and other East African countries through DHL in 4 working days flat. That is courtesy of Bordelinx and DHL Kenya. And the charges are very reasonable. You also know that computers are zero rated (you don’t pay tax on imports).

The Steps involved

  1. You need to go to Borderlinx.com and set up an account. You will be issued with a US and UK address.
  2. Before buying anything, Bordelinx has a unique calculator which is based on type, weight and value of what you need to buy. Calculate your cost on Bordelink before buying anything.
  3. Substract the total cost of the product on your online shop e.g. Amazon from the calculated at Borderlinx.
  4. You will just now need to go to your favourite onine shop and buy your product and choose your Borderlinx granted address as the main shipping address. Since Borderlinx has your valuable, you will need to pay for their services at your designated DHL offices when collecting your delivery.

The Borderlinx has also their own intergrated shops which connects to Amazon for your convenience. The site is also secure. Try it and tell me your experience.

 

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  • With ebay I have bought alot of stuff directly and they arrive in around 2-3 wks.But for sites like amazon this is very useful information.

  • Af_oak

    ITS ABOUT THE DAMN TIME SOMEONE MAN-UP’D AND TALK ‘BOUT THIS! Sorry for using Caps but i’m sooooo relived Ed had the guts to call a spade….well, a spade! I’ve never heard, seen or experience such bullsh** as this rip-off called Kalahari aih!!

    How can they dare take us for fools?! Yaani I pay for something at two or even THREE times the cost, then be idiotic enough to wait for 11 WORKING DAYS eti to wait for them! What silly shopping is that! Surely!

    Yes i’m pissed, my uncle the other day got sooo excited about it then made the mistake of telling me of his intent to shop there, my respected held me back!!!

    Ed, thank you!

  • I think Borderlinx is the best thing that happened to Kenyan online shoppers…am looking at Weyahouse to see what they have on offer. So it’s not only me who felt that Kalahai was over-pricing their stuff! Its not fair and they risk being run out of business…… Online shopping is all about convenience and low prices…which will be mitigated by quantities moved!

  • Great. Thanks for the info

  • Clayton Ongige

    There exists alot of poor reviews for some of these virtual postal address services (border linx, viadress), primarily regarding to costs of shipping which have gone up (fuel woes). Just get on borderlinx and do a quick calculation of shipping a package, I noted an almost 50% cost appreciation due to duty imposition and astronomical shipping costs which are calculated by dimension.

    NOT YET GADGET UHURU. Dare I say..

  • Anonymous

    Robert, have you personally used Borderlinx? I have. They are also bad news. I have never used or shopped on Kalahari before but a $400 item costs $600 and more when it gets here via Borderlinx. They are equally very expensive. Check out their reviews online.

    • I did import with them and not much problem but be on the know that when you import a taxable product, you would be hit with a god tax burden. Especially phones

  • Faith Lawson

    i am a Nigerian and am  interested in buying stuffs online but my challenge is how do i ship them to Nigeria. Please i need urgent response.thanks

  • Faith Lawson

    i am a Nigerian and am  interested in buying stuffs online but my challenge is how do i ship them to Nigeria. Please i need urgent response.thanks

  • Freddy

    Dude Kenya is not listed in the borderlinx list of countries, let alone any East African contry… How am I supposed to use that company if it does not represent us???

  • Felix

    Hey!! Kenya is not listed on Borderlinx.

    • Kenya was stopped because of fraud http://bit.ly/voQ7Uh

      • So we still need a solution…

        I am no techie  but as a curious would be online purchaser, why again is Kenya not listed in major online trade platforms? one argument someone gave was that of fraud. but are we more fraudulent that South Africa? another was that we do not have a large market base to which I ask: Amazons pool of goods is infinite and for a developing country they have all the items we would need to, develop so how is it that this is no large enough market?

  • Jamose

    Has anyone found an alternative now that borderlinx is not shipping to Kenya?

  • Anonymous

    O.k so which is which, i’ve gone through some of the comments here, most people are saying Kenya is not listed on Berderlinx yet Alai says he has imported using Bordelinx, how now?
    I was getting excted to creating a profile with them and all that bbut after reading all this am not sure!

    • Kenya was stopped because of fraud http://bit.ly/voQ7Uh

  • eddy lodi

    am in Tanzania and i want to buy ps3 games online..will boderlinx help me in shipping it to my destination?please help guys

  • Sagar Kukadia

    Is this genuine? I am looking to import electronics from usa