When shopping at Amazon, vPost is probably the favorite Shop & Ship service in Singapore. vPost can actually provide you with four different country addresses that lets you shop on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan and Amazon China. Unlike other freight forward services, vPost Singapore offers very cheap shipping costs and Sea Freight which is efficient for shipping large or heavy packages.
vPost (Virtual Post) is a freight forward service instituted by SingPost. This service will allow you to shop internationally with corresponding virtual overseas addresses.
Basic Steps in Using vPost
1) Sign Up to Get Your vPost Addresses!
To get started, sign up on vPost’s website: www.vpost.com.sg. After your account is created, just go to the “My Addresses” tab to see your virtual addresses. Different suite numbers are actually provided per account. Here’s a screenshot of my own 4 virtual addresses:
2) You’re Now Ready to Shop on Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan or Amazon China!
Go to either one of these Amazon websites and fulfill your shopping. During checkout, don’t forget to enter the vPost shipping address respectively based on which country you’re shopping from. Here’s a screenshot on how to enter the USA address on Amazon US website:
3) Ship & Track the Package to Your Home!
Once your shopping item/s have been delivered to the vPost address, you will receive a notification email. Follow the instructions on the email to learn how to ship your package. Just like any other freight forward service, you will need to select your shipping options, enter your Singapore home address, payment information and voucher codes (if available). After doing all of that, your package should be on its way home. You can then track the status of your shipment under the “My Tracking” tab.
Note: vPost may ask you to declare the package value. If CIF (cost of package + insurance + shipping) exceed S$400, you will incur 7% GST (Customs Tax).