Over the years we have received thousands of applications. Disappointingly, we have found that the majority are really not good enough to consider for a position at OneDayOnly. Often it's the quality of the email, letter or CV itself that simply doesn't reflect who is applying for a job. Remember: those files are all we have to go on, so make sure they are flawless.
So please take note of the following, as it will greatly improve your chances to be considered. It's a cliche that "you only have a few seconds to make a first impression," but if we find a typo in the second sentence of your email, that first impression can't be salvaged.
Just so we're clear: if you tick one or more boxes in the "bad" column, your chances of being invited for an interview are greatly reduced. Not just with us, but with probably ANY company.
A good CV is not more than 3 or 4 pages long. Think your CV requires more pages? You're wrong, because you're taking up too much of our time. Time is money and you're one of hundreds of applicants.
We don't need every detail of what you did 7 years ago. Make it personal, instead of a list of bullet points. Throw in some hobbies, to show us what you're like. Let us know in what city you live.
Unless you're a designer, do not ever use Comic Sans. That one goes for life in general.
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Final thought: maybe we're not the only company you're applying to. Perhaps you've been looking for way too long to stay motivated. We get that. However, you should never give us the impression we're the 217th company you're applying to.
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Quite possibly. If you paid via EFT, please allow us a little time to process. If your bank sent us proof of payment, you should receive a confirmation email in the next hour or so.
That's easy to find out: go to your account to find out. But keep in mind the next question:
The short version? It's because we don't hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
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Whilst we'd love to help, you'll probably need to contact your bank on one of the following numbers for further assistance.
Absa - 0860 008 600
Capitec - 0860 10 20 43
FNB - 087 575 9404
Investec - 0860 110 161
Nedbank - 0860 555 111
Standard Bank - 0860 123 000
Never have to wait at home all day for your parcel or miss a delivery again: Pargo delivers your parcels to a store near you.
Having partnered with hundreds of stores in South Africa, there's (almost) always a Pick-up Point near you: often with opening hours of up to 15 hours per day - some (like fuel stations) are even open 24/7!
Why not give it a try today?
Well, because we also have to pay for delivery. And that money needs to come from somewhere.
Shipping costs money and we don't want to go bankrupt.
We have debated the merits of offering free shipping at length but the reality is that – without some magic source of free cash – the only place that money can come from is from our customers.
That leaves us with two options: hide it in the price of the product, or show it. We decided to be transparent and show it. This lets us cut our prices to the bare minimum and show you the best possible savings.
If we had incorporated the shipping cost into the price of an item, you’d pay double whenever you order more than one item but, in reality, the cost of shipping doesn’t necessarily go up.
By the way: the actual shipping charge you pay is a best-effort approximation of what shipping is going to cost us. As a result, ordering a 3kg item to Sandton or Cape Town may work out cheaper than a 75g iPhone cover to Springbok. Don’t blame us; blame the vast expanse that is our beautiful South Africa.
We'd love to offer free shipping. But we can't, because that means turning our company into a loss-making enterprise.
We rarely hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
We're not like other online shops with a fixed catalogue and tons of stock. Instead, most of our products never come back to our website again. That’s how we want it, as it keeps us fresh and unpredictable (win #1).
So, after you (and lots of others) have placed your orders, we go to our suppliers and place a massive, single order. Our suppliers love this, as it keeps things simple and moving along smoothly. Happy suppliers equal low prices (win #2).
Since we don’t hold stock, we can work with a cheaper, medium-sized warehouse, instead of a mega-warehouse (win #3) and we’re saving lots on not needing any processes involved in handling and returning unsold stock, allowing us to offer better deals (win #4).
The practice of not holding stock is one of the core principles behind OneDayOnly’s success. That, and our sparkling personalities of course.