If you are unlucky to have your parcel held by the Mauritian Customs, then you will most probably go through the new system, myuniversalshop.com, with which Mauritius Post has decided to partner with.
Using Google’s Assistant to run your smart home in Mauritius…
Who has not seen the smart home advert whereby a guy gets locked out of his house after a visit to the dentist or the one in which his house (and treadmill) gets uncontrollable? Let’s discover my smart home…
Updates on parcel imports via online shopping
Just like most of you, many of my purchases never reached my home address for the past 2 years, except those shipped via premium shipping. Here is a small update on online shopping, shipping and custom procedures in Mauritius.
Using MyUS.com to ship to Mauritius
The last one for 2021… Today, I’m writing about MyUS.com, a popular shipping forwarder which will forward your US & UK parcels to your real address, here in Mauritius. This turns out to be particularly useful for us Mauritians as many sellers (across most e-commerce platforms) around the world have closed their doors on us, making it very difficult to grab things from your wishlist.
Using shopandship to expand your online shopping possibilities
With the pandemic creating chaos all over the world, you surely can’t do your online shopping because no one wants to ship to an island with very limited flights. Here’s a short revue of shopandship
Exemption decreased from Rs 3,000 to Rs 1,000 for imports following the Budget 2020 – 2021
That’s a measure which makes online shopaholics quite unhappy 😬. This means that all purchases above Rs 1,000 will be eligible to VAT charges when clearing customs in Mauritius. Previously, only items above Rs 3, 000 were concerned as there was a higher exemption value.
Protecting your home from fire hazards with Fire Angel
It took me probably more than a year to choose and finalize the purchase of a fire alarm system for installation in our home. The search started, of course on AliExpress and eBay, whereby one can find a really large choice of devices at a range of prices.
Shop online, save your precious money!
Nearly 10 years since I started shopping online! Although prices are now competitive in the island, some people do not hesitate to put exorbitant price tags for items which can be purchased directly online.
A guide to become lazy with wifi-enabled switches
As promised a few days back, here’s the post which I wanted to write since quite some time. While browsing on AliExpress several months back for some timer-based lights, I stumbled upon some interesting wifi-enabled switches which allows you to control your lights and any other electrical devices differently. On top of being able to… Continue Reading →
[Online shopping] Exemption raised to Rs3000 for imports following the Budget 2017 – 2018
That’s indeed a good news for those who spend their time and money on online shopping platforms such as eBay, Amazon or Alibaba!