Popular online shopping site Amazon now provides free shipping to Singapore.
As long as shoppers in the country make a purchase of SGD$160 (USD$125) or over, they will be entitled to this free shipping under the site’s “Free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping” program.
This new privilege, which also applies to consumers in India, was announced on the website on Friday.
The qualified amount to be spent by shoppers for the free shipping does not include import fees, gift-wrap charges, duties and taxes.
The free shipping is only provided to online shoppers purchasing goods sold directly by Amazon and not by their third party retailers.
The goods purchased must also be eligible for the AmazonGlobal program, which makes up a majority of the site’s product catalog, ranging from automotive products, electronics and jewelry to name a few.
However, shoppers need to make sure that the goods to be shipped do not exceed 20lbs. (9 kg) or they will not qualify for the free shipping service.
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