Given we spend most of our day plugged in to the WWW, it’s unsurprising our shopping habits reflect this hyper-connectivity. Though our need for a spot of retail therapy hasn’t waned, how we make purchases has fundamentally changed: online shopping is on the way up, while in-store shopping is on the way out. From the weekly food shop, to fashion, beauty products, and tech, if it’s available online, braving a crowded shopping mall is far less convenient than clicking a button from the comfort of your own home.
In recent years the amount of retailers shipping to the red dot has grown exponentially. But the buzz of online shopping is often dulled by the extortionate international delivery costs. Thankfully there’s a growing band of sites that waive the fee, meaning we can shop more, for less. Here are our top picks of websites with free shipping to Singapore that you’ll definitely want to bookmark in your browser. Happy shopping!
Stocking over 850 brands, ASOS is the online shopping mecca we can’t live without. With ranges for men and women, you’ll find everything from clothes and accessories to sportswear and beauty must-haves. Be warned, a few minutes browsing and you’ll have a shopping cart full to the brim and a serious dent in your bank account looming. Thank goodness, then, international shipping to Singapore is free for orders above $20 (trust us, you’ll definitely spend more than that!).
British high-street veteran, Next, deserves a mention for three reasons: affordability, wearability, and breadth of collection. From casual basics to smart office chic, Next has got you covered. Be sure to check out its knitwear collection; the brightly-hued, chunky sweaters are what we’ll be wearing next time we venture to cooler climes (or step into extreme air-con!).
Tip: Shop ‘til you drop online using the OCBC Titanium Rewards Card and earn 10X OCBC$ for every $1 spent on clothes, shoes, bags, and kid’s wear.
Up the style stakes with a splurge at this online luxury retailer. You’ll find famous names (think Saint Laurent, Gucci, Balmain, and more) alongside emerging, avant-garde labels. Top tip: wait for the sales! You’ll regularly find 40-50% slashed off RRP. Shipping to Singapore is also free: designer shopping just got even more affordable.
Bookworms, rejoice! With over 17 million titles to choose from, you’ll never run out of reading material thanks to this ginormous book e-retailer. Did we mention the low prices? From chick-lit to Shakespeare, and study guides to self-development, we challenge anyone to identify a book that isn’t stocked here. Needless to say, free global shipping is standard.
Global powerhouse and one-stop-shop, Amazon, needs no introduction. Since launching in Singapore, access to its seemingly endless product range has opened up a whole new world of convenience. What’s more, the Amazon Prime Now service includes immediate delivery (well, within 2 hours). Instant gratification? Check! Spend $40 and you’ll receive free shipping.
Tip: Use the Citi Rewards Card when shopping online to earn 10X Rewards points per S$1 spent on clothes, shoes and bags on shopping websites. What’s more, look out for the attractive partnership promotions. Recently it has offered 20X Rewards when shopping on Amazon.
Home to some of our favourite fashion and beauty brands (think Topshop, River Island, Nike, plus Maybelline, Laneige, and Sulwhasoo, to name but a few), we’re obsessed with Singapore’s answer to ASOS. The best part? It has recently launched Zalora Now, a service that offers next-day delivery: perfect when you need a last-minute outfit but don’t have time to hit the malls. Spend over $40 (it’s inevitable) and you’ll bag yourself free shipping.
Stock up on skincare and makeup essentials at Beauty Bay. You’ll find cult faves like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Dr. Brandt, Frank Body, and Kevyn Aucoin, sitting alongside some of the hottest new brands on the beauty scene. Spend $28 and you’ll score free shipping.
Written in collaboration with BankBazaar.sg, a leading online marketplace in Singapore that helps consumers compare and apply for a credit card, personal loan, home loan, car loan and insurance.