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How to Make the Most of Your Shipping Fees

If you ever wondered how you can make the most of your shipping fees while using ShopandBox to get your coveted goods from abroad, here’s a guide to how our Boxers actually help consolidate and repackage your items.

But let us start from the basics.

(1) Consolidation

Our Boxers are always able to shop for you across multiple stores (at no extra cost!), so you can actually consolidate a variety of items in one order such as lipsticks from MAC, Nike sneakers, and Bath & Body Works candles. This is best utilised during Christmas as you can shop for Christmas gifts for your friends and family—one ShopandBox order can equate to gifts for everyone! Best of all, the more you shop, the less the service fee tier you pay. So instead of paying 14% for your service fee, find out how you can be paying just 10%.

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Boxer Yan has her game face on as she consolidates and repackages!

 

(2) Repackaging

Apart from helping you out with your shopping, another role our Boxers play is to repackage all your goodies for free. Repackaging means checking your items, removing any bulky packaging and repacking everything so that you get most value out of your international shipping cost. The reason we always recommend consolidating is so that you Shoppers will save money on shipping, as opposed to getting your items shipped individually.

For example:

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 This 1 kg box for one of Boxer Yan’s Shoppers come with a delectable range of  14 products, such as:

  • Two pairs of socks
  • A pair of Nike shoes
  • Eight makeup items from Colourpop, YSL, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Maybelline
  • Three Mason jar candles from Bath & Body Works.

The shoes weigh about 600g, so if you had planned to only ShopandBox a pair of Nike shoes, you’d have to pay for a 1 kg parcel as our DHL rates increase for every 500g.

In short, you will get 400g extra space at no extra cost, since you already will be paying for a 1kg parcel anyway. This means that you can do what the Shopper above has done: shop for more goodies for yourself or your family without forking money for additional shipping fees!

What our Boxers do best is repackaging your goodies to ensure that shipping costs are kept to a minimum. Despite so, your products will still be packaged carefully so that it will sustain the long journey from one country to another.

You can follow our Instagram account for daily updates on what Shoppers are loving, limited-edition or new releases, along with helpful #ShopandWeigh pictures for a gauge on how much items usually weigh.

Get Started in less than 10 seconds:

  1. Sign in/sign up to ShopandBox.
  2. You can add as many items as you want into your wishlist (even items not mentioned above).
  3. Once you’re ready, simply select the items you want bought, name your order, and hit the “Submit Order” button.
  4. You will be assigned a personal Boxer who will help you buy all your coveted items.
  5. Your box of goodies gets shipped to your door in 1 – 3 days* wherever you are in the world!

*if you opt for DHL Express

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