How much will it cost?

The payable amount consists of 2 parts:

1) Cost of item + shopping service fees
2) Shipping to You

The following explanation is meant to help you to understand what are the costs involved and to estimate how much you will be spending. The actual payment amount may differ slightly due to various factors and I will issue you a payment breakdown and the payment link for the confirmed amount upon receiving your order by email.

1) Cost of item + shopping service fees

  • Listed prices are in Singapore dollars.
  • Buying multiple items from the same store usually entitles you to combined domestic shipping discount.
  • I will calculate for you exactly how much you have to pay before confirming your order, so don’t worry.

Let’s use this listing from Shopee Singapore as an example.

I typically charge a service fee of 10% for purchasing from online stores. From this example, the payment I expect to receive is $19.90 (product price) + $1.49 (domestic postage) x 110% = 23.60 SGD

High-value one-time transactions that are 500 SGD and above will enjoy a discount on service fees. Please ask me.

For purchasing from brick-and-motar stores, the service fee will depend on the complexity of the order. In addition, in cases where in-store or in-person collection are the only options for online purchases, additional service fees also apply.

Paypal fees are a billable expense if you’re paying via Paypal.

Open this Paypal fee calculator

Continuing with the example above, input the following values:

  • Users who can use Singaporean platforms like local bank transfer and Paynow need not pay the Paypal fees.

2) Shipping to your country

This payment will only be required when your purchases are ready for shipping. This portion includes shipping fees, packaging costs and associated administrative costs (e.g. some couriers charge customs clearance fees). I do not charge additional service fees on top of these, but Paypal fees are billable expenses.

You can choose between Speedpost (EMS), registered airmail and registered surface mail. Refer to Singapore’s postal service) website for the shipping fee rates.

DHL, UPS and Fedex are also available, but at significantly higher rates.

You may ask me for a shipping fee estimate when you place your order, but with most shipping methods charging by volumetric weight instead of physical weight, please understand that it is difficult to estimate the shipping fees since I would not know the volumetric weight of your package until the items are actually packed for shipping.