Picture this: You finally decided on a Michael Kors gold-tone watch perfect for your mom’s approaching birthday. At around $100 on Amazon, a fraction of its retail price in Lebanese department stores (can you say $300?), it was love at first sight. Crystal bezel, luminous hands, three subdials – you’re definitely going to make Mom melt!
So you copy the Amazon page link, click over to the browser tab where you’ve got OnYourWay.io open, and paste the URL to create an order. Success! Within a couple of hours, 24 tops, you receive the final delivery price and date your product will be in Beirut. And by “final,” you’re guaranteed there’ll be no additional taxes, fees, customs, VAT, or surprise charges. So you click ‘Agree,’ pay the required deposit, and proceed to sit back, prop your legs up, and slug back a beer.
At this point, your work is complete, as the elves at On Your Way work their magic. But curiosity seizes you. What happens from the moment you click “Accept” on your order? What path does your product follow getting from A to B, traversing oceans and seas and mountain ranges to reach you? From Amazon Fulfillment Center, to suitcase, to airplane, to the Beirut sorting office, to your door…how did it find its way to you, all in under four weeks flat?
Here’s what goes down.
Once you post your order, OYW locates a traveler who (1) is scheduled to fly to Lebanon in the coming 20 days, and (2) has sufficient space in his luggage to accommodate your item. Said traveler has two days to either confirm or veto the watch, which ships from a recognized online store – in this case, Amazon. OYW purchases and ships the watch to the traveler, who unpacks and verifies it upon receipt, sending photos of affirmation to OYW.
The traveler then securely packs the merchandise in either his carry-on or check-in baggage, and he departs to Beirut. Upon his arrival, he has two days to drop off the goods to the delivery office in Mar Mikhael or to arrange pick-up with the Wakilni couriers. That’s when you get notified your product has arrived, and you can either retrieve or arrange delivery to your doorstep for a small nominal fee.
In the rare off-chance that the watch was compromised in transit, you’ll be refunded your payment in full, including the shipment rate. All deliveries are insured, so you can shop with a peace of mind.
And voila! It’ll feel as if Amazon has finally opened shop in Lebanon. Veritably, it has, powered by a web of transporters visiting from the US, UK or France. And as a customer, you’re the wiser for it, because you don’t have to fret over any hidden fees or unforeseen circumstances. Just plug and chug. We’re on our way to you.