On-line shopping has generally become so easy. It’s just point, click and buy. Unfortunately Maltese buyers however still find they are disadvantaged when compared to, for example UK citizens. The internet does not always beat the geographical limitations of our island in terms of distance and surrounding sea.
It is quite a common experience for local buyers to be disappointed because the foreign supplier does not ship to Malta, or else because delivery to a UK address is free whilst freight to Malta is prohibitively expensive. This also holds true if the local shopper needs to return the purchased item.
“www.Shiplowcost.com was developed out of a need being experienced by a growing number of customers who many times want to order specific products from certain markets but then, find it difficult to have these items shipped to Malta, either because shippers and buyers have no guarantee that the product will be delivered safely so they don’t offer shipping, or else because the costs for shipping are so high that they make the deal not worthwhile anymore. Shiplowcost.com addresses these issues and allow Maltese buyers to buy practically any item from anywhere abroad and have it delivered right up to their door with the least of costs,” explains Johann Vella, General Manager at Express Group.
Express has now come up with a three-in-one solution – no limitation on the size and weight of the purchased item making this solution unique locally; providing the customer with a reliable address in 4 countries being U.K., France, Germany and Italy to take advantage of free nationwide deliveries offered by the majority of online sellers, and then professional on-forwarding logistics to the Malta address of choice; instant and clear pricing either by product or by dimensions. Express Group specialises in logistics and is well poised to leverage its expertise in this newer trend in retail shopping.
“With Shiplowcost.com, we aim to eradicate the barriers that Maltese consumers may face when shipping items to Malta and thus empower them with an even wider product choice. With the help of this user friendly online tool, shoppers can buy online without worrying about shipping limitations. This service allows them to direct any orders from anywhere in the world to our key locations in UK, Germany, France and Italy. Their items will then be securely forwarded by Shiplowcost to any location in Malta & Gozo,” added Mr Vella.
Being entirely an online service, the Shiplowcost.com portal created by ICON is the hub of interaction between the consumer and the company. Anyone can visit the website and fire up the handy calculator tool to check the price of delivery to Malta without any commitments at all. Having a Facebook account means users can utilise the existing Facebook credentials to become a member of Shiplowcost and set-up the delivery within a few seconds – without having to take time to register for yet another online service. It is also easy to make a payment for the shipping service with several local and international credit cards being accepted.
“ICON’s team of web specialists have done a great job throughout the development process for building the portal and the shipping tool. In fact, the site is a pleasure to use and offers a unique and hassle-free experience. Indeed, in creating the platform, practicality and efficiency were of foremost importance. Consumers don’t want to waste time, so the Shiplowcost.com website gives them a simple, 3-step process which achieves what they want quickly and with satisfying results,” concluded Mr Vella.
One of the strongest points of Shiplowcost.com is the fact that there exist absolutely no limitations in what can be shipped, The platform offers the ability to comprehensively track orders, so delivery times are expected and can be coordinated for convenience and efficacy.