August 22, 2011 1 Comment
This is just a small how to guide on how to get stuff from USA or other countries into Singapore !!
Step 1: Create an account on http://www.vpost.com.sg. This is a subsidiary of Sing Post, the government company managing the postal operations in Singapore. So don’t worry , it is not a fly by night operator. Your money and products both are safe
Step 2: Once you create your login Id, VPOST will give you a US address which will look something like this -
|Name||******* Varun Mittal|
|Address 1||17230 NE Sacramento Street|
|Address 2||Suite *******|
|Tel||(503) 736 5916|
Step 3: Buy whatever you want from USA, any on line retailer – Amazon , Barnes and Nobles, Ebay …anything which is legal to buy and import in Singapore. While you are buying put the virtual address you got in the shipping address place.
PS: Remember if you buy anything with invoice >400 SGD , you have to pay duty. Any purchase up to 400 SGD is not taxed in Singapore.
Step 4: Once you have done your purchase, send the invoice to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details -
- Your VP Number and Full Name
- Details of purchased products
- Total amount of your purchase
- Name & address of Merchant/Seller
(Important if you are purchasing from an individual seller from ebay or Amazon)
- Tracking number from merchant’s warehouse to your vPOST address