Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2023

everything you need to know!

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2023

As the much-anticipated Black Friday and Cyber Monday draw near, it’s crucial to ensure your ecommerce business is primed for success. Dive into our comprehensive dashboard, where you’ll find a wealth of invaluable resources, indispensable shipping guidelines, and convenient quick links designed to seamlessly streamline your operations this BFCM season. Get set to elevate your business to new heights!

Expected delivery times


Same-day and express

All shipments booked on Express service levels will be delayed with 1 day, but remain a priority. 

Normal: 1 – 2 days
BFCM: 2 – 3 days


Main and local

Economy shipments will not receive priority, but will be distributed according to the service level.

Normal: 3 – 5 days
BFCM: 3 – 6 days



All shipments will be delayed by 2 days, but remain subject to area service days.

Normal: 4 – 5 days
BFCM: 6 – 7 days

Download our FREE resources

Get your ship together: The Bob Go checklist to streamline your shipping processes.

Make use of this interactive checklist to prepare your shipping and order management processes. 

Making Black Friday & Cyber Monday work for you: Your South African ecommerce handbook. 

This comprehensive checklist will provide you with all the steps you need to take to make the most of BFCM.

Bob Go tutorials

If you missed our Black Friday and Cyber Monday webinar and need some additional assistance, check out our video tutorials!

Recommended cut-off dates

Please take note that these are the last dates for collection to ensure Christmas delivery. Therefore, all shipments must be scheduled before 10:00 AM on the respective collection deadline (at the latest). We strongly advise booking these shipments the day before. Please be aware that shipments booked after these deadlines and cut-off times cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.


  • Economy regional – Tuesday, 12 December
  • Economy main centre – Thursday, 14 December 
  • Overnight main centre – Monday, 18 December
  • Overnight local – Tuesday, 19 December


These deadlines are our recommendations based on estimated courier delivery times and are provided to help you plan your shipping schedule effectively. We highly recommend that you aim to ship well before the deadlines mentioned above to account for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during transit.

Additionally, please ensure that you communicate these deadlines clearly to your customers on your website to manage their expectations and provide them with a seamless shopping experience.