Apple announced the release of its new products on 9 September, causing the usual shopping frenzy around the world and a rush to acquire the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro. Apple Watch fans were also presented with a new range of colours and designs, including an ultra-chic Hermès collection.
Not for South Africans, though. The Apple Watch is only available in 24 nations and the new iPhone 6s will only be released in 12 countries initially, leaving the rest of the world behind.
Big Apple Buddy, a shopping concierge in New York, was founded with the mission to bridge this gap in international shopping, giving a chance to anyone in the world to purchase latest technology gadgets directly from the US, including the latest Apple products.
Consumers simply tell the company what they would like to buy from the US and then they will have their product sourced and shipped to their doorstep. The New York startup has already developed a loyal client-base in over 55 countries around the world. Their clientele are mainly professionals.
Apple fans in South Africa can order the Apple Watch immediately through Big Apple Buddy. The company has partnered up with reliable shipping carriers Fedex, UPS and DHL, meaning customers can receive their new gadget in as little as a week. Consumers interested in the unlocked iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro can put their name on the waitlist, and get notified as soon as the products begin shipping in the US.
The Big Apple Buddy shopping experience is personalised, and the company handles the entire process for the client from order to delivery. Items are sourced, checked and repackaged on arrival, then all documentation is completed to have the parcel safely shipped to the customer’s doorstep.