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Where to buy hand sanitiser & wipes online in South Africa

Protect yourself from infection on the go with hand sanitiser. Here's where you can buy it online.

Due to recent events, many stores are experiencing a shortage of certain products. Be aware that many retailers may currently be out of stock, have longer shipping times than usual or be charging above-average prices. Remember that stockpiling items isn’t actually necessary right now and that over-buying can leave others vulnerable.

One of the best ways to protect yourself from infection is to regularly wash your hands with soap and water, for a full 20 seconds and make sure you dry them thoroughly. (Hint, this is roughly the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.)

But there are cases when you don’t have immediate access to soap and water, say when you’re on public transport or walking to and from work. In these cases, hand sanitiser (or hand sanitizer) is a great alternative.

According to the Department of Health, you should be using a 60-80% alcohol-based hand rub.

Here’s our guide on where you can buy hand sanitiser online.

Where to buy hand sanitiser & wipes online

  • Takealot
  • Creative Brands


1. eBay

eBay is easily a one-stop shop for all kinds of household items. You can find a wide range of different hand sanitisers, all at different price points.

  • Sign up to eBay Plus and score free shipping and returns on millions of items
  • You can buy in bulk and potentially save money
  • Buyer protection is guaranteed


2. AliExpress

AliExpress has a massive variety of products on offer, including hand sanitisers and wipes from a big range of brands.

  • Search through hundreds of discounts on the most popular brands
  • Different small business sellers provide a wide range of options
  • Easy to compare prices between sellers

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3. Amazon

Amazon is one of the largest online marketplaces, stocking just about anything and everything. What’s included? A whole range of hand sanitiser brands, and you can buy in bulk.

  • Sign up to Amazon Prime and get free shipping and returns on millions of items
  • Bulk buy your items and it could potentially save you money
  • Massive warehouses ensure a big supply that won’t run out too quickly
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4. Takealot

As one of South Africa’s leading online retailers, Takealot stocks a good selection of hand sanitizers and wipes, including bulk options at competitive prices.

  • Delivery can be split, allowing in-stock items to arrive faster
  • Delivers to locations across South Africa
  • Takealot collection points can optionally be used to avoid human contact

Creative Brands

5. Creative Brands

While Creative Brands is technically oriented towards businesses, individuals can buy in bulk here too.

  • Get discounts for buying online
  • Offers a selection of different wipes, sanitisers, and other cleaning products
  • Need assistance? You can live chat with the customer service team

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • eBay : Sign up to eBay Plus and score free shipping and returns on millions of items
  • AliExpress : Deliveries through the post office is free, but may take longer
  • Amazon: Sign up to Amazon Prime and get free shipping and returns on millions of items
  • Takealot : Standard delivery is free for orders totalling R450 or more

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