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DHL EasyShop | Is No Longer The Best Mail Forwarding Service in Kuwait

I finally found the perfect mail forwarding service in Kuwait. I have been using Posta Plus Mybox and Postshipper, but they both slowed down a lot due to the pandemic. I was trying to find something faster than both of them before the corona pandemic. Mybox became less efficient where I don’t see a package notifications so I call them and give them the tracking number after 3-4 weeks from delivery. They tell me the package is already in Kuwait and will be delivered in the next few days. The problem I never saw the notification, and I understand they are going through hard time because of the amount of orders. Postshipper is taking about 7 days to prepare the shipment, but I get it very fast once it is shipped. I was told to use DHL Easyshop, but I never got the chance to try it, because I was comfortable with Postshipper. After trying it for the first time, I realized this isn’t the speed that I am used to. It is abnormally fast and I haven’t seen a service that fast ever. Even MyUS isn’t as fast, so it immediately became my favorite mail forwarding service in Kuwait. Also there is an option for consolidation, but storage is free for 2 weeks only. Unlike Postshipper that gives 60-90 days of free storage. I am switching to DHL EasyShop for the urgent shipments. Postshipper for less important shipments and packages I want to consolidate over 60-90 days. Mybox for very large packages that are even less important. 

Update: DHL EasyShop isn’t that great anymore, they take forever to list the package once it is delivered. Sometimes it takes more than a week to show the package in my box. Postshipper is once again the best mail forwarding service in Kuwait.

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Kuwait Best List For E-Commerce Shopping Websites, Apps, & Instagram Accounts (2020)

There are tons of E commerce websites, Apps, and Instagram accounts in Kuwait. It is such a convenience that these companies deliver their products to homes. I created this list, because I believe we need this list more than ever and because of quarantine. Of course I haven’t tried all of the listed companies, but this is the information I gathered from asking family, friends, and searching online. There are lots of websites, apps, and Instagram accounts that I am not aware of, so please let me know in the comments if you want me to add to the list.

 

Categories (Click to jump to the section)

Supermarkets, Groceries, & Food

Mommies, Babies & Kids

Toys & Games

Video Games

Computers / Laptops

Electronics

Stationary & Books

Makeup & Beauty

Soaps

Snacks & Desserts

Pets

Coffee

Pharmacies

Fashion & Clothing

Perfumes

Furniture

Hardware

Home & Kitchen

Hobbies & Activities

Garden Supplies & Plants

Sports

Jewelry, Lifestyle & Accessories

Music

Cars Accessories

Photography / Video

Flowers

Meal Plans

Supermarkets, Groceries, Water, & Food

Website Apps Instagram
Atsawag Tons (iOS , Android) Sadeer Farms
Sultan Center Drops (iOS , Android)
On Cost Toffaha (iOS , Android)
Lulu
Aqua Gulf
Gourmet Me
Nature Land
AlGhanim eGrocery
Baqala
Blue Passion
Healthy Shop
Furdtk
SaveCo
e-Baqala
Ikil
FAME
Alaman Coop
Kolita
Gourmet Shelf
International mill
Al Rifai
Al Ameed
Furdtk
Thawaaq
Maqadhe
Sinbad Filipino Store

Mommies, Babies & Kids

Website Apps Instagram
Mamas & Papas Dabdoob (iOS , Android) My Little Fairies
Baby Couture Q8 Yahaal (iOS , Android) Tiny Socks
Mothercare Omahat (iOS , Android)
Centrepoint
Fairies & Clouds
Oleana Boutique
Ivy Babies
Baby Fox
Timeless Baby
Sniggles
Next
Fairy Hub
Baby B
Mama’s First
Beloved One
Milk Tot
Minihazel
Dinoo

Toys & Games

Website Apps Instagram
Ufff Teeela (iOS , Android) Kiddy Klub House
Fantasy World Dabdoob (iOS , Android) Sensory Play
All3abb Toyness (iOS)
Bricks Fairy Hub (iOS)
Games United
Board Games Q8
Good Game
Fairy Hub
Toy Triangle
Little Wonders
Toyness
Yuehlia
Dino

Video Games

Website Apps Instagram
Complex Q8 Game Zone
Games Q8
Xcite
Alfuhod
Game Store
Level Up
Blink
3RoodQ8

Computers / Laptops

Website Apps Instagram
Want it Buy it    
Quadra
Digits
Gait
Cameoo
Alpha Store
Smartek
AryCart
Sunmoon
Personal Computer Center

Electronics

Website Apps Instagram
AlWazzan
X-Cite
Best Electronics
Eureka
Blink
Switch
Mobile 2000
Chips
A Store
Cavaraty
Ali Abdulwahab AlMutawa
Anker
Huawei
MoBax
EVA
RTC
H&S Store
Alpha Store

 

Stationary & Books

Website Apps Instagram
Yoghi
Jarir
Starlight
Stationary Online
Aafaaq Book Store
Kshmsh
Page Turner
Brilliant Book Store
Mogahwi

Makeup & Beauty

Website Apps Instagram
Ayn Noon
Bloomingdales
Boutiqaat
Brandatt
Beidoun
L’Occitane
Rskin
Jothen
Apotheca Beauty
Klarif
Creamat
K7L
Etheco
Msk
Seoul Kool

Soaps

Website Apps Instagram
Le Parfait
Bath & Body Works
The Soap Box

Snacks & Desserts

Website Apps Instagram
Hectares KDD (iOS , Android)
Petra
London Dairy
Laderach

Pets

Website Apps Instagram
Pet Zone Luna & Beau

 

Smart Pet
Pet House
Pets Market
Aleeph

Coffee

Website Apps Instagram
Nespresso   Coffee Culture
Coffee Tools
48 East
Caffeine
Stock Room

Pharmacies

Website Apps Instagram
Dowa   Royal
Hadi Pharmacy
Alessa
Pharma Zone
Pharmatee
Kindi
Ultramed
International Optics
Nature Shop

Fashion & Clothing

Website Apps Instagram
Nalbes    
Bloomingdales    
Zay
Footlocker
H&M
Centerpoint
Zara
Splash
Thouqi
Thahab
Pink Moon
Alostoura
Fjällräven
Sprayground
My Dikaan
Local Tees
Hind
Our Trend
Maya

 

Perfumes

Website Apps Instagram
Boutiqaat    
Tatayab
Beidoun Online
Souq Perfume
Arablly
Beauty
Almudaires

Furniture

Website Apps Instagram
IKEA    
My Athath    
Home Centre    
Midas    
Abyat    
Pottery Barn    
West Elm    
The ONE    
Safat Home    
Furn    
Living    
Sketch    
Baij & More    
Le village    
Ecru    
Craft & Company    
The Yard    

Hardware

Website Apps Instagram
Ace Hardware    
Bin Nisf
Mawady
Al Arabiya

 

Home & Kitchen

Website Apps Instagram
Teleseen    
Tavola
AlWazzan
Mabrook
True Value
UTC
Lawazm

Hobbies & Activities

Website Apps Instagram
Arts & Crafts    
Wood Crafter
Pro-Hobbies
9ayid
7erafy
Al Zame
Explorers Base
Ikarus
Camp N Sea
The Horse Co

 

Garden Supplies & Plants

Website Apps Instagram
Mashatel   Golden Seeds
Bio Hydro Badras Farm
Plant More AlThenyan Wafra Farm
Q8 Orgnanic
Sustainable Organic
Organic Value
Al Shaheen Nurseries
BioHydro

Sports

Website Apps Instagram
Champion    
AlNasser Sports
Kuwait Watersports
ProSports
Al Sabih Marine
Gym Doctor
Extreme Sports
Sportsman
Explorers Base

Jewelry, Lifestyle & Accessories

Website Apps Instagram
Joorey   Lulwa Jewlery
Fk Jewellers  
Visione Boutique
Paper & Nest
Ontime
Fen’teg
Ecru
Caravan

Music

Website Apps Instagram
Salmeen Music    
Adawliah
Vinyl Destination

Cars Accessories

Website Apps Instagram
Auto Depot    
Garage Shuwaikh    

Photography

Website Apps Instagram
AAB World    
Falcon

Flowers

Website Apps Instagram
Bleems    
Floward

Meal Plans

Website Apps Instagram
Numou Diet Station (iOS , Android)  
Core Nutri Box (iOS)

Ufff The Best and Largest Pop Culture E-Commerce Store in Kuwait

I always lookup Kuwait latest E-Commerce websites. A lot of websites doesn’t have much design and branding, but the one I am talking about today is completely different. This is the largest pop culture website in Kuwait and it is called Ufff. The term in Kuwaiti means WOW, so I loved the website name. At Ufff, they sell Funko Pops, keychains, soft toys, bags, wallets, T shirts, caps, socks, mugs, notebooks, board games, and wall art. The thing I liked the most is that they have a crazy collection of Funko Pops. My nephews and nieces are big collectors, so I always buy them Funko Pops every now and then.

I have talked before about how Funko became very popular in Kuwait where you find them almost everywhere. I bought few for myself, and my favorite one has always been the KFC one. There are few collections that I am thinking of buying, but not sure yet. If I decide to collect Funko Pops, I will buy the following collections.

  • Boku no Hero Academia
  • Dragon Ball
  • One Piece
  • Death Note
  • Naruto
  • Bleach
  • Attack on Titan

Check out Ufff Website / Instagram / Google Listing

 

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Postshipper is MyUS Replacement At Cheaper Prices

Back in early 2000, I used to shop with Aramex Shop & Ship, then I switched to MyUS in 2015. The impressive thing about My US is that their website is advanced and simple to use. The only problem is their pricing, which is always very expensive. I had the 30% discount with American Express back and it was still very expensive. The problem that there was a subscription fee, setup fee, and shipping was too expensive. Both setup and subscription for 2 years were waived for me as an American Express card holder. Their consolidation feature was really impressive, because I used to order lots of stuff and ship them all at once. The main problem was that the shipping options are expensive, but the worst part was the additional money I pay for customs when the packages arrives to my home. Each time it is a different amount, and they ask for cash, which I don’t usually have. I wanted an easier option where I can pay online, but that wasn’t the case back then.

When I discovered Posta Plus MyBox, I was really happy, because I no longer worry about shipping cost and unexpected customs fee. MyBox is impressive, because it is really inexpensive. The only issue I face with them is that their website where I can’t consolidate easily, and If I do. They still ship them at different times from the US, so I don’t really get it. Their website is very basic and they need to invest more money into it to be very efficient. The beauty of MyBox is that I pay all my shipping fees and customs online before delivery, so it is extremely convenient. I wish they have an option to pay by PayPal, but so far it is only Knet and Credit Cards

The new player is Postshipper, which is really impressive overall. I really like their website, it is so detailed and advanced. They invested heavily into the website where they show every package with a picture and 45 days timer to know until when each package can be stored. Having such features, I expected to pay subscription fee, but it isn’t the case, it is completely free.

On Prime Day, I bought lots of stuff from Amazon, because of the amazing deals I found. Got the Fire TV for $15, and a bundle of Fire TV and Amazon Echo Dot for $12. The HDMI Switched for $4.5, and most of these stuff I won’t use anytime soon. I guess I bought them because I found them on a great deal. Above you can see the picture of each item and a timer of the remaining days for storage.

The picture above shows you the pricing for all the above items, and I was really happy to see PayPal as an option, because I use it all the time. The pricing is really inexpensive, and you don’t have to worry about anything after that payment. It will be delivered right to your home in a very nice package.

I highly recommend using Postshipper and give it a chance especially if you used MyUS, Aramex Shop & Ship, or MyBox Posta Plus before. You can find coupon discounts on shipments if you check their instagram posts.

I would say Postshipper is a combination of the main advantage of MyUS, which is an advanced and simple website, and the main advantage of Posta Plus MyBox, which is pricing.

Advanced Website + Inexpensive Pricing = Postshipper

 

Update:-

I was charged custom fees in addition to the payment before the shipment. For laptops I will be using Posta Plus MyBox, and for small stuff consolidated, I will be using Postshipper

Update 2:-

I am constantly paying unexpected fees when the shipment arrive and it is paid via cash which I usually don’t have. Now I am switching back to Posta Plus MyBox

 

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Buying Computer Hardware From Amazon Vs Kuwait’s Suppliers

Around 10 years ago, I used to buy all my computer hardware from Silicon Valley in Hawally (Bin Khaldoun St). I remember when I used to go from one store to another to find the lowest price possible. I used to go at least once every 1-2 weeks to see or buy the latest PC hardware. I bought a lot of computers from Hawally whether for myself, friends, or family. Now it is no longer the case, because I buy everything directly from Amazon.com. Almost all the time, I find things cheaper to buy from Amazon Vs the stores in Kuwait, this is including shipping and customs. Most of the time, I use Amazon.com direct shipping to Kuwait whenever it is possible. It is really fast and doesn’t cost much.

It is very very rare to see an item cheaper in Kuwait Vs the US, and sometimes I do find things to cost the same if I am ordering 1 item only. So what I do is order more than 1 item, because shipping mostly cost the same.

I have been buying SSD Hard drives for the company laptops, and I compared a lot of stores in Kuwait Vs Amazon.com, but Amazon has always been cheaper. Now about 85% of my purchases whether for the company or myself is through Amazon.

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Why Best Buy & Walmart Will Never Catch Up With Amazon

Best Buy and Walmart have been trying to catch up with Amazon for a very long time. They tried doing price match, pick up in store, and lowering the minimum ticket price for free shipping. The main problem with both Best Buy and Walmart is that they are not flexible with international shipments. With Amazon they offer international shipping to most countries, and it is extremely fast. Once I wanted to buy a tablet for my mother, but I wasn’t interested in the options and prices we have in Kuwait, so I ended up buying it from Amazon directly to Kuwait. It took 3-4 days to arrive and I saved a total of $170. It is extremely convenient, because Amazon take care of all the custom fees and importing charges. They refund the difference 1-2 weeks after I receive the items, so it is really impressive.

Now with Walmart and Best Buy they are the worst, because not only they don’t ship outside the US, but also they cancel transaction to forwarding boxes in the US. The forwarding boxes is an address in the US where they receive the package and ship internationally to any country. I can’t believe that they cancel most orders going to Aramex, MyUS, and the rest. One time we ordered a laptop from Best Buy to a package forwarding address, but it was cancelled. We tried three different addresses, but again all of them were cancelled.

Amazon is a different game, because they never cancelled a single order to any package forwarding addresses, and they ship anywhere. I believe even if I live in a cave, or on an island by myself, Amazon will still ship the package. Best Buy have the best selection of laptops, but the problem is their cancellation for shipments to forwarding addresses.

“Amazon’s market is the entire world, where Walmart and Best Buy is the US only”

TONS Grocery App Finally Launched an Android App

TONS my very favorite grocery app in Kuwait finally launched an Android app on Google Play store. The past few months I was using my wife’s iPhone to order from TONS, because I am an Android user. After testing the Android app, I realized that it doesn’t have all the features that the iPhone have. The features will be released in the upcoming updates and eventually it will match the iPhone app. TONS is the most advanced app in terms of coding and design in the Middle East. The moment you use the app, you could tell that it wasn’t programmed or designed in Kuwait. The most impressive features are shopping by force touch, product replacements, and push notifications. I believe that TONS will be the next Talabat or Carriage in terms of success, so lets see how that turns out in the upcoming future.

I used TONS to order my groceries from Mishref co-op, but I recently switched to Shamiya co-op. For some reason, it is much more efficient than Mishref and I get my orders really fast and always on time. I also heard that Yarmouk co-op is a very good option, so try either one whenever you order from TONS.

TONS WebsiteTONS iOS App  | TONS Android App

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Yoghi | The Best Online Stationery in Kuwait

Yoghi is an online stationary website based in Kuwait. They ship to the GCC and the rest of the world, and their shipping rates are very reasonable. One of the items that I really like is Yoghi soft tissue, and it either come in a box of 1 or box of 5. I really like the quality of the tissue, but what I like most is the design of the package. People ask me all the time, where did you get that tissue box from. I have always liked well designed products, and this is definitely one of them.

Yoghi Tissue

Yoghi Tissue Pack of 5

Buying from Yoghi made our lives much easier at the company, where we no longer have to go to Mirqab and negotiate prices. It is 1 click away from purchasing whatever we need, and if we don’t find a product, we talk to the customer service using the live chat feature and we get whatever we ask for. I also don’t have to remember what I ordered in the past, I just lookup my order history and order the same stuff again.

My favorite part of the website is the search, because it is very fast and superior. I don’t have to leave the homepage and move from one page to the other. Even if I mis-spell a word, it finds the product instantly. The customer service of Yoghi is great, and they are very responsive.

 

Life is more convenient than ever where a lot of things is shifting online, and finally a place like Mirqab which I really hate to go to have an online substitute.

Try Yoghi.com and let me know what you think

Website: Yoghi.com

Instagram: YoghiStore

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TONS | The Best Grocery App in Kuwait

TONS is the most innovative grocery app in the Middle East, and specifically Kuwait. Most of the time I don’t feel like driving to the supermarket, so I order everything online. Most of the apps and websites were very basic, and have a very limited selection of products. When TONS was released, it was a game changer, because they shoot their own high resolution pictures, and write down the nutrition facts of most of the products. There are 2 supermarkets as of now, which are Mishref and Shamiya, and more are joining soon.

The coolest feature in TONS app is the force touch where you can buy everything using one hand. To use the force touch feature, just choose a product and hold your finger until you see the sliding bar. When you push up, you increase the quantity of the product, and when you push down, you decrease the quantity. If you continue to push down, you can delete the product from the cart. This feature made shopping extremely simple, and I have never seen it in any other application in the market.


The most interesting thing is that their domain is www.tons.com which is a very rare domain to have since it is only 4 letters.

When you buy from TONS, they will assign a personal shopper to get all the products and groceries from the supermarket. They handpick the best groceries in the supermarket, but sometimes the groceries in the supermarket isn’t good quality. Overall, I really enjoy using the app, even though there is so much room for improvement.

 

 

The most beautiful thing is when I receive TONS bags and have my products and groceries inside them. The demand was very high for TONS that they sold out of all their bags, but more are coming soon.

Apps (iOS , Android)

website: www.tons.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tons_app/

Update: Tons currently have lots of supermarkets on board such as City Center, Carrefour, Jabriya Co-op , Yarmouk Co-op , Shamiya Co-op , Mishref Co-op , and more

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Eureka Offers

Eureka offers great deals on their instagram account. So far I bought 2 TV’s from Samsung at really great deals. The first one was a 55″ Samsung TV, and the other is a 65″ TV. Both TV’s are LED, and the graphics for both are really impressive. Check out the instagram page for Eureka and let me know what is your favorite offer.

https://www.instagram.com/eurekakuwait/