Shopping in Singapore, whether offline or online, is plentiful, but sometimes it’s just not enough. You can’t always get your hands on the latest smartphone or tablet, that brand of jeans that fits you perfectly, or that discounted handbag. You’ve tried to purchase from online stores back home but, sadly, most don’t offer shipping to Singapore. So, what then?
New freight-forwarding company Borderlinx.com has the solution. The principle is simple: sign up and get free personal shipping addresses in the US and the UK, which enables you to purchase from any website that delivers to those countries.
Your new address lets you shop at stores such as Target, Harvey Nichols or Macy’s, Apple or BestBuy – just as if you lived there. Simply enter in your new US or UK address as the shipping address at the online checkout, and Borderlinx.com will handle the shipment to Singapore for you.
The handy site also has multiple means of saving you money on shipping fees. For one, you can consolidate your shipments into one delivery. All you need to do is wait for your shopping to arrive at their hub (you’ll receive a notification), and then ship everything home in one go. They also offer 30 days of free storage, so you’ll have plenty of time to buy. If your type of credit card is not accepted, the Concierge Shopping Service can buy the item for you upfront for a small fee.
Borderlinx.com will also repackage most boxes to reduce their volumetric weight – an international shipping standard that estimates the weight and space a parcel takes up in a plane. By reducing the size of the box, it can save you up to 25 percent on your shipping fees.
They even pay all taxes and duties up front, and looks after all customs paperwork for you. A few days after your shipment is released, you’ll receive your parcels at your address in Singapore as if you’d shopped locally.
So, what are you waiting for? You can now purchase that new product as soon as it hits the shelves, or benefit from the 60-percent discount promotion that your favourite US store is having this week. And for that designer handbag you’ve been eyeing, you can visit oneworldavenue.com, Borderlinx.com’s luxury handbag and accessories service.
Borderlinx.com is offering a special 25-percent discount on shipping fees if you ship before the end of December. Just use promo code SHIPIT25*.