Ah, the [in]famous Global Superstore. If you’ve learned and practiced Tableau, you have likely come across this legendary dataset, comprised of fake information from some imaginary global superstore. Accordingly, the imaginative proper noun title they have given to this global superstore is Global Superstore.
While messing around with this data, I started to realize that some real countries got the short end of the stick in terms of fake shipping costs. I made a dashboard that mediocrely illustrates these costs for the top five worst countries in terms of average shipping costs.
In most cases, the products that drag down the total average are big items that usually cost a lot of money to ship.
So naturally, if you try to ship a Smead File Cart to Ndjamena, it’s going to cost you. Or if you want to send a Lesro Conference Table to Kaohsiung, you’re going to be patting your pockets.
But apparently Lesotho just has no rules. Enermax Numeric Keypad? Even the Bluetooth one? No problem, $7.10.
But the second you start trying to send Nokia Smart Phones to the world’s largest completely-enclaved country, totally surrounded by South Africa, it’s going to cost you. Big time.
And don’t even get me started about fax machines.
Those imaginary office workers in Maseru are dedicated to their craft.