Getting a personalised address in the USA after signing up for vPost opens up a gateway for you to shop in one of the world's most popular shopping haven, even from merchants that doesn't accept international orders. While the States is renowned for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts, get more bang for your buck by consolidating your shipping together with vPost's Welcome shipping voucher and sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest international deals and promotions from us.
Air & Sea Freight
Air – How it works
After purchasing items from your favourite USA merchants, your packages will be shipped to our warehouse in Oregon. We will identify the packages by your unique vPost number and once it has arrived at our warehouse, we'll notify you via email to declare your packages, choose from Standard or Economy mode make payment. Thereafter, it will be in your hands in no time.
Sea – How it works
With sea freight, now you can now bring in large and bulky items like furniture, mattresses etc. to Singapore without paying high air freight charges. However, do expect to wait longer for the delivery of the items as we will be using vessels from USA to Singapore and the entire journey takes about 35 to 60 working days from Sail Date. Learn more about Sea Freight here
vShop4U – How it works
Start by filling up this simple request from here with the item you want and merchant it's from. In 2-3 working days, we will inform you the exact total cost, after you confirm the prices and make payment, we will proceed to make the purchase for you. All you need to do now is to relax and wait for your order to arrive at your doorstep.
USA Shipping Rates
4 - 6
9 - 12
35 - 60
Sending more packages at the same time allows you to save on your shipping charges significantly. Use our free 21-day storage to consolidate as many packages as possible and ship them altogether. Happy shopping!
Minimum chargeable weight for Air Freight is 0.5kg and an incremental weight break of 0.1kg thereafter.
Minimum chargeable weight for Sea Freight is 10kg and an incremental weight break of 0.1kg thereafter.
Other costs to take note of:
Optional vCare Package
For a perfect peace of mind, select vCare and you will be compensated for your product and shipping costs in the event that your shipment is lost or damaged during shipping.
Holding Fees (applicable for packages held beyond 21 days)
Enjoy free storage for 21 days in our warehouses. A holding fee of S$1.50 per day per package will be incurred if the period is beyond 21 days.
How to calculate weight
W = Width in Centimeters
H = Height in Centimeters
As per freight industry practice, the chargeable weight of a package is calculated based on Volumetric or Actual weight, whichever is higher.
Example of vPost USA packages ship via Economy Mode:
Value of Product
Package 1: $13.40 + (14 x 0.72) + (14 x 0.19) = S$26.14
Package 2: FREE + (50 x 0.72) + (50 x 0.19) = S$45.50
Current Invoice Value: (Value of Product 1 & 2) S$554.36 + (Shipping Costs) S$71.64 = S$626
As the current invoice value exceeds S$400, a 7% GST of S$43.82 will be payable to Singapore Customs, making his Total Shipping Costs S$115.46
Examples of vPost USA packages ship via Standard Mode:
Amy purchased from 2 different websites, Forever 21 and Victoria's Secret. The packages from Forever 21 arrived on 12th February and the package from Victoria’s Secret arrived on 22nd February. Amy paid for the 2 packages on 22nd February when they arrived at our warehouse. She did not purchase vCare nor did she use any shipping discounts.
Value of Product
Package 1 (Forever 21): $13.40 + (21 x 0.72) + (21 x 0.19) = S$32.51
Package 2 (Victoria's Secret): FREE + (22 x 0.72) + (22 x 0.19) = S$20.02
Current/Total invoice value: (Package 1 and 2) S$287.04 + (Total Shipping Costs) S$52.53 = S$339.57
As the current/total invoice value doesn’t exceed S$400, it is exempted from customs tax.
John is shipping 2 packages using vPost Air freight to Singapore. Both of his packages have a declared value of S$200 each and the total vPost shipping cost is at S$27.95. He has also purchased vCare for 1 of the package at S$9.90.
Value of Product
John's shipping cost for the 2 packages will be:
Package 1: $13.40 + (5 x 0.72) + (5 x 0.19) + 9.90 (vCare) = S$27.85
Package 2: FREE + (12 x 0.72) + (12 x 0.19) = S$10.92
Current Invoice Value: (Value of Product 1 &2) S$400 + (Shipping Costs + vCare) S$38.77 = S$438.77
As the current invoice value exceeds S$400, a 7% GST of S$30.71 will be payable to Singapore Customs, making his Total Shipping Costs S$69.48
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