FAQ's Courier services - all you need to know about courier

I want to make payment for my order online?

You can make direct credit card payments by clicking on the following secure link. Virtual Card Services is our secure online payment partner.

Please enter your refernce number and amount and follow the steps to complete the payment.

 

Is the service a door to door service?

Yes the service quoted is always a door to door service. Please note that we are unable to deliver to PO Boxes or Private Bags. There may also be surcharges for shipments from / to:- If a surcharge is applicable, it will be indicated with the final confirmation of your order.

Farms / Plots

Embassies or COnsulates

Universities

Game Reserves

Mines / Power Stations

Chain Stores

 

Do ICExpress offer cost effective services?

ICExpress is a proudly South African owner managed business, hence the passion to constantly pass on cost savings for our customers.

Why should I consider using ICExpress as my  Courier partner?

ICExpress manages the shipment in its entirety ensuring constant updates to our clients.

When are Customs Duties payable?

Customs Duties are payable on imports and exports.

We would like to begin exporting products to different countries

We are able to help you through the entire process, ensuring all documentation is in order and all customs procedures are followed. We remove the hassles for you. International Live Courier Calculator - Going live in Mid July 2014

What are the main courier services for shipping?

ICExpress has two different services namely International and Domestic Shipments. There are different types of service options within each which will have a bearing on the cost and speed of the delivery.

How long will it take for my package to be shipped?

  • This depends on the service marked. This depends on the type of shipment and the service option selected.
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    Is the service a door to door service?

    Yes the service quoted is always a door to door service. Please note that we are unable to deliver to PO Boxes or Private Bags. There may also be surcharges for shipments from / to:- If a surcharge is applicable, it will be indicated with the final confirmation of your order.

    Farms / Plots

    Embassies or COnsulates

    Universities

    Game Reserves

    Mines / Power Stations

    Chain Stores

     

    Do ICExpress offer cost effective services?

    ICExpress is a proudly South African owner managed business, hence the passion to constantly pass on cost savings for our customers.

    Why should I consider using ICExpress as my  Courier partner?

    ICExpress manages the shipment in its entirety ensuring constant updates to our clients.

    When are Customs Duties payable?

    Customs Duties are payable on imports and exports.

    We would like to begin exporting products to different countries

    We are able to help you through the entire process, ensuring all documentation is in order and all customs procedures are followed. We remove the hassles for you. International Live Courier Calculator - Going live in Mid July 2014

    What are the main courier services for shipping?

    ICExpress has two different services namely International and Domestic Shipments. There are different types of service options within each which will have a bearing on the cost and speed of the delivery.

    How long will it take for my package to be shipped?

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      Is the service a door to door service?

      Yes the service quoted is always a door to door service. Please note that we are unable to deliver to PO Boxes or Private Bags. There may also be surcharges for shipments from / to:- If a surcharge is applicable, it will be indicated with the final confirmation of your order.

      Farms / Plots

      Embassies or COnsulates

      Universities

      Game Reserves

      Mines / Power Stations

      Chain Stores

       

      Do ICExpress offer cost effective services?

      ICExpress is a proudly South African owner managed business, hence the passion to constantly pass on cost savings for our customers.

      Why should I consider using ICExpress as my  Courier partner?

      ICExpress manages the shipment in its entirety ensuring constant updates to our clients.

      When are Customs Duties payable?

      Customs Duties are payable on imports and exports.

      We would like to begin exporting products to different countries

      We are able to help you through the entire process, ensuring all documentation is in order and all customs procedures are followed. We remove the hassles for you. International Live Courier Calculator - Going live in Mid July 2014

      What are the main courier services for shipping?

      ICExpress has two different services namely International and Domestic Shipments. There are different types of service options within each which will have a bearing on the cost and speed of the delivery.

      How long will it take for my package to be shipped?

      • If you have an account, you can mail our logistics Client support Desk @ admin@ic-express.co.za, or ICExpress - Book a Collection or call our helpful logistics team on 031- 0300 300.

        If you are not an account holder, you have to place a booking online with our Live Quote Calculator, select a service and checkout. Confirmation email will be sent to you.

        What times are the control hubs  open?

        Control hubs are open from 08:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday.

        I do not have my waybill number, is it possible to track my shipment?

        No, you cannot search if you do not have a waybill number. We will however try and trace it for you manually if you call our CSD.

        Can I track my shipment?

        ICExpress - Track your Shipment

        How do I report a loss/damage claim for an ICExpress  shipment that failed to arrive, or was damaged?

        • In terms of our standard terms and conditions, goods are moved at owners risk unless Insurance is requested
        • To report a loss/damage, it must be send to accounts@ic-express.co.za Can I insure my shipment?

        Does ICExpress charge for Copy PODs?

        No, a copy POD will be mailed or faxed through to you on request.

        What different payment options do I have?

        Credit card - Secure via Virtual Card Services www.vcs.co.za , Instant EFT via Payfast or Bank Transfer. A contractual agreement for 30 days on account can be made, for qualified businesses.

        How do I open an account?

        By emailing accounts@ic-express.co.za and requesting a Customer application.

        Are there different charges for an International Documents as opposed to an International Parcel?

        • International Documents – the customs clearance process for export and import are much quicker and as there is no commercial value attached – no payments are required to be made to Customs.
        • International Parcels – There is a formal clearance that is required which could take up to 24 to 48 hours to be processed with Customs, as these parcel attract duties or have a commercial value, the process is subject to more rigorous formalities at Customs and may often be inspected..

        What documentation is required for International Shipments?

        For goods exiting South Africa, the following documentation table will help:

        Destination

        Commercial Invoice

        ProForma Invoice

        F178 Form

        NEP Form

        CCA1 Form

         

        On Paper with official Company markings for goods BEING SOLD

        On Paper with official Company markings for goods NOT FOR RESALE

        Original to be stamped by Exporters bank

        Original to be stamped by Exporters bank

         

        African Countries Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland

        Required + Tax Invoice

        Required + Tax Invoice

        Goods for resale over         R 50000-00

        Goods not for resale over R50000-00

        Required to be completed in full

        Rest of the World

        Original plus copies required

        Original plus copies required

        Goods for resale over         R 50000-00

        Goods not for resale over R50000-00

        Not applicable

         

        What is regarded as dangerous/hazardous goods?

        Any goods that require a Dangerous Goods Declaration in respect of air travel which is not permitted on an airline in terms of Civil Aviation Authorities and if needs to be flown, requires specialized packaging.

        The most common types of hidden Dangerous Goods are:

        • Automobile Parts (as they may contain old oil or ferro-magnetic material)
        • Camping equipment (as they may contain lighters or lighter-fuel, canisters of flammable gases, matches etc.)
        • Diagnostic specimens (as they may contain infectious substances or be on ‘dry’ ice)
        • Magnets or magnetic materials (as they may affects navigation equipment of aircraft)
        • Household goods (that may contain aerosol cans, or toxic substances)

        Dangerous Goods are also flammable materials, batteries, detergents, corrosive agents, aerosol cans, paint, ammunition, explosives and all fertilisers.
        ICExpress reserves the right to inspect all consignments suspected of containing any of the above-mentioned items. It should be noted that failure to comply with the above instructions may lead to confiscation of the shipment as well as legal proceedings.

        Are there items which are not accepted for shipment?

        Yes – no liquids, dangerous or hazardous goods accepted!

        Are there special limits on weight or quantity?

        The maximum weight is 30 kilograms per parcel which is an international requirement

        What is the maximum size of package I can send?

        The maximum size of a parcel is 50 cm x 50 cm x 60 cm.

        I am responsible for packing my shipment. What do I have to do?

        You are responsible for packing and sealing the parcel. ICExpress supplies courier Flybags free of charge for ease of sealing. Please request bags from your account executive.

        Do I receive a signed POD back with my account?

        POD are only sent on request.

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