Amazon Free Shipping to Singapore
Yes, you heard it right. Amazon is now offering free internal shipping to Singapore and India; that’s mean you can now buy things directly from Amazon.com and have them sent to your doorstep without paying the shipping charge. This will save you quite amount of money for paying the package forwarder or freight forwarder on the expensive delivery charge. Though, there are some terms and conditions you need to be aware of. So, how to be eligible for Amazon free shipping to Singapore? We will discuss in detail below, it will be a very long-winded post, but after reading this, we guarantee you will have a very clear understanding on how Amazon free shipping to Singapore works.
First of all, to qualify for Amazon free shipping to Singapore, your order place at Amazon has to be:
- At least USD$125 in total amount.
- All ITEMS have to be eligible for the AmazonGlobal Program and sold by Amazon.com.
- Total weight less than 20 pounds (9.07kg).
Remarks: For any reason, if you think that the item is suppose to be eligible for free international shipping but the system is behaving differently. You can always put the item into your shopping cart, then you contact Amazon Customer service to clarify. They will adjust it for you if the item is eligible for free shipping to Singapore.
We will show you how to search for the eligible items in a step-by-step tutorial, but now let us look at what are the exclusion of AmazonGlobal Program?
Basically, some oversize items, e-documents, software or music downloads, gift cards, Kindle devices and its accessories are not qualified. It is quite disappointing that Kindle is in the exclusion, but you can always refer to this on how to buy Kindle in Singapore.
[Updated] You can also visit this page for a complete list of all the products which are available for Amazon free shipping to Singapore and international shipping to other countries.
Now, we are going into the hands-on tutorial on how to buy things from Amazon and get free shipping to Singapore. In this tutorial, we will be using the examples of buying Lego toy building brick from Amazon and ship it for free to Singapore.
First of all, search the item you want to buy, key in the product name, model number or brand in the Amazon search bar. We are searching for ‘Lego’ brand in this example. Click the ‘Go' button and all the related products will be displayed.
Referring back to the above screenshot, at the left side bar, scroll down and ‘check’ “AmazonGlobal Eligible”. (If the is an option to select the Seller, ‘check' “Amazon.com” for items sell by Amazon only, if you didn't see the Seller option, make sure you click on the proper product category, then you should be able to see the Seller option). Now the displayed products will be filtered and left with the products which are eligible for international shipping. Do take note that even these products are filtered, for some reasons, certain products are not eligible for FREE SHIPPING to Singapore, these could be due to the weight or size of the products, or for unknown reason. Click here to view the actual filtered page.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be showing you THREE different scenarios below so that you have a clearer picture and know what to do when you shop at Amazon:
Scenario 1: We have selected a product which is not eligible for “AmazonGlobal”.
Scenario 2: We have selected a product which is eligible for “AmazonGlobal” but offers NO FREE Shipping.
Scenario 3: We have selected a product which is eligible for Amazon free shipping to Singapore.
Below screenshots demonstrate the purchase of items mentioned in scenario 1 and 2:
We are adding a product which is not eligible for “AmazonGlobal” into the cart.
Now, we are adding a product which is eligible for “AmazonGlobal” but offers NO FREE Shipping into the cart.
Now we have two items in the cart, proceed to checkout and select your Singapore shipping address.
Select ship to Singapore address.
The system will immediately prompt you that your cart consists of ineligible item. You just need to delete the item by clicking the delete button.
This demonstrate the ineligible item cannot be shipped at all. Now we are left with item mentioned in scenario 2, since the amount is more than USD$125, we will continue to checkout this item.
Choose your shipping options; please take note that there is no option for “FREE AmazonGlobal Saver”. That’s mean this item is not eligible for Amazon free shipping to Singapore. If you have many items in your cart, you may need to find out which item that causing the problem. An easy way to check your item is to move it to “Save for later”. (if the item is obviously eligible for AmazonGlobal but the system shows ineligible, you may try to contact Amazon customer service, they may waive the shipping fee for you, no harm to try isn’t it?). However, in this example, we will choose the “AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping” and proceed to see what will happen?
Choose the payment method and continue.
Now the system will show the order summary. As shown below, there is a shipping & handling charge of USD29.69 for sending this item to Singapore. Personally, I will proceed with this order because the shipping fee charged by Amazon is still cheaper than routing the item through freight forwarder. Unless you want the item urgently and want to take advantage of the Amazon Prime FREE two-day shipping and get the freight forwarder send the item to you via express mode.
Amazon Free Shipping to Singapore
Now, we will demonstrate the Scenario 3, which is the smooth process of getting the Amazon to ship the item to Singapore for FREE! We select the item as shown on the screenshot.
We add 3 units in order to qualify for AmazonGlobal Saver(total amount exceed USD125 and qualified for free shipping).
Proceed to checkout and select your Singapore shipping address.
Now, you will come to the shipping options page, as you can see, there is an option called “FREE AmazonGlobal Saver”, that's mean this order is eligible for Amazon free shipping to Singapore. Be aware that it is not selected by default, make sure you select this option by clicking it and also make sure the “Group my items into as few shipments as possible” is checked. Click Continue to select your payment mode.
Select the mode of payment.
On the Order Summary page, you will see that the “Shipping & handling” charge is offset by the “AmazonGlabal Saver”. That’s mean you do not need to pay any shipping charge for sending this package to Singapore! Hit the “Place Your Order” button and the job is done.
There are some items you need to take note of:
- Make sure your total purchase amount is not exceeding SGD$400, this is to avoid paying extra custom duty. (more info about custom duty on Singapore Customs website)
- If you have too many items, just split them into two separate orders with minimum of USD$125 each.
- If you have too few items to get USD$125, try to consolidate some orders from your friends.
How long does it take to deliver the package from Amazon to Singapore?
If there is no out-of-stock situation, usually it will reach your doorstep within a week. Sometimes, when your order items cannot be delivered at the same time, Amazon will split your order into two separate deliveries without extra charge.
Most of the items sold by Amazon are cheaper than Singapore, without paying extra for the shipping charge now allow you to save even more! As long as your items met the AmazonGlobal Saver criteria, you can now forget about paying high shipping charge for freight forwarding service, especially those freight forwarders who aggressively sending you the promotional email to entice you to buy from Amazon. They will not tell you about Amazon Free Shipping to Singapore!
So, we should be wise, don’t pay for a service where you can get it for free.
However, there is only one thing we can’t be sure, that is, will this Amazon free shipping to Singapore last forever? We won’t know. If you have something in your wish list, let’s shop now and start to save! Click here to shop now.
**[Updated] Alternaively, you can visit this page for Complete Products List which is eligible for Amazon Free Shipping to Singapore.
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