E-commerce industry in Pakistan is rapidly growing. It’s pretty common in countries like the U.S, the U.K, Australia, parts of Europe and Asia; not to forget, our neighbor India. With a rapid expansion of Pakistani online retailers in the past two to three years, our country is looking forward towards a bright future of e-commerce in the coming days. The main purpose of writing this article is to create awareness in Pakistani people about web purchases. Are you sick and tired of looking here and there? Not getting what you want, longing for vendors to open up their centers in your country so that you can enjoy imported products in Pakistan, still unable to get Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart and sears etc products in your hometown at your door step. The question that now arises is who sells Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart, sears and other vendors in Pakistan? How is it possible for me to buy global retailers items in my city?
3 MAJOR ISSUES INVOLVED IN GETTING GLOBAL RETAILERS LIKE AMAZON, eBay, SEARS, BEST BUY and Walmart IN PAKISTAN
1 Online Ecommerce Dealers do not Cater Pakistani Consumers
Amazon, E bay, Walmart and sears do not ship to Pakistan. Yeah! What a bummer. Amazon ships to UK, USA, Canada, and Australia and even in India. But what if a Pakistani national needs to buy something from these companies? Well! Believe it or not, there is no direct means by which you can get a hold of these big Guns. No Sir! Not possible! No dealership at all. I’ll make it real simple here; no matter how hard it is for you to digest it. Amazon ain’t gonna deliver anything in Pakistan, same goes the case for Wal-Mart ,eBay ,sears and many more International retailers .
2 Payment Methods
Although Amazon allows us Pakistanis to make an account on Amazon.com. Amazon and others accept credit card payments and will also serve you if have a PayPal account .But wait a second! There is no PayPal facility in Pakistan and Pakistani cards are not catered in terms of payment and service .Duh! What is the point of making an account when you literally can’t get anything out of it. Another barrier. Damn!
3 International Shipping
OK! I hope everyone knows that international shipping in Pakistan is a big pain in the neck and seriously I mean it .You don’t wanna fade out by listening to highly expensive custom duties that will rip off your pocket. Literally how can a middle class person afford that much, and to put the cherry on the top taxes and surcharges are additional. Something really needs to be done so that we could enjoy the same commodities that western people enjoy.
What we need
- A reliable and cost effective service for imports
- Easy payment options
- Damaged or incomplete items to replaced or refunded
- In time delivery
- Discounts and deals
- Original products
- No hidden charges
And now it’s time to answer the MILLION dollar question for Pakistanis who wish to purchase Amazon, eBay and many other US products in Pakistan.
My personal experience with Shopping through an online store in Pakistan
Doctor advised my mum Solgar Vitamin B6 Tablets, 50 mg .It seemed impossible for me to find that medicine as it is an imported US product and was unavailable in Pakistani medical stores. I wanted a high quality product within my budget. Then began my journey of finding a perfect online store that can serve the purpose with providing quality services within my pocket range without compromising on product excellence. Although the product is available on Amazon, but guess what? Amazon does not ship to Pakistan what a disappointment! I went through a lot of Pakistani web sites that offer online service for purchases, but unfortunately they were too pricy and expensive.
After some days of detailed research I came across StoreMass.com, which offers all Amazon eBay products in Pakistan with free home delivery, payment upon arrival, no hidden charges and serves 100% original items. At first I wasn’t much impressed as I thought it would be the same as others but later on I saw that their rates were quite reasonable. So I gave it a shot, ordered my stuff, got the delivery within time, paid at my door step, and I’m done with it .I never had to face any hassle in ordering. I would personally recommend storemass.com to all, as its services are outstanding. Thank you StoreMass for helping me get a US based product in Pakistan without any difficulty. 🙂