Shop online, but cheaper!
Shopping online gives you endless access to catalogues of every style, but the comfort it offers comes at a literal cost: shipping fees. Ordering from all your favourite US and UK retailers is going to rake up that sneaky shipping cost, especially when you’re at the mercy of your bank’s currency conversion.
Good news: there’s a new service in town that’s quietly revolutionising how we’re shopping from American and UK brands. Uskoop has a stable of brands they work with including retailers like Nordstrom, 6pm.com (who has up to 70% discounts on brands like Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger), and Karmaloop.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. You’ll know how much you’re paying in SGD including shipping
We’ve all been there – happily adding to cart only to find out at checkout that the crazy shipping fees are a dealbreaker. We wish that shopping sites would be upfront with their shipping fees, so we have a heads-up of how much damage it does to our wallets.
Uskoop skips that by listing the exact shipping fees you have to pay and calculates the import/custom duties and taxes, so you don’t get shocked when checking out. You can see the full cost in SGD and not worry about being shocked by higher-than-expected exchange rates as the SGD price is locked in when you check out.
Plus, if you buy a shirt from Armani Exchange USA and a watch from Harrods UK, Uskoop allows you to combine purchases from different merchants in one transaction then check out. The two items will be consolidated and delivered to you together so you save on shipping fees!
2. Pay for all your online shopping in installments(!!)
As the ONLY buying site that lets you pay in 6 or 12-month installments for your overseas splurges with DBS for purchases over $350 at 0% interest, you don’t have to worry about bleeding your bank account dry when getting those Christmas gifts. The $350 includes everything bought in one purchase, meaning you can combine your purchases from Michael Kors, Nike, and Amazon.
Just be careful not to go full out rabak with your spending!
3. You have a personal concierge who will troubleshoot issues, order, and track EVERYTHING for you
Shopping from Adidas, Nike, and Forever21 used to mean a commute to town, hobbling from shop to shop scavenging for sold-out Stan Smiths and Freeruns, then lugging your tired self to the long checkout queues at Forever21. With Uskoop, you can copy and paste the product URLs, and add everything to your cart.
If the product you’re looking for is out of stock or from a merchant not listed on Uskoop, just leave Uskoop an email providing its name and brand of your product, and they’ll let you know when they’ve found what you’re looking for and as soon as it’s back in stock. For free!
4. Save up to half of the original shipping cost, and up to 84% off retail prices
Be prepared to pay $34 for shipping if you buy directly from Nordstrom, but by just copying and pasting the product link onto Uskoop, your shipping fees only come up to $18.79 – that’s almost a 50% cut off the original shipping fee.
On Nordstrom, you’ll pay this:
At Uskoop, you’ll pay this:
Just Ctrl-C – Ctrl-V your URLs into Uskoop and you might soon be saving enough for a completely different dress!
Shop online the easy way with Uskoop
With Black Friday sales around the corner, shopping’s going to be a mess. Thankfully, 65,843 open tabs, slow wifi connections, and session time-outs aren’t going to stop us from sourcing out the best prices out there, so we’ve got to be well equipped.
Gear up with Uskoop’s easy-to-use website, low shipping fees, and a personal shopping concierge dedicated to notify us when sold out items are back in stock – we’re going to be spoilt senseless this holiday season.
Black Friday Promotion (23-30 November 2016)
Get S$10 or S$30 off your purchases, with a minimum spend of S$80 or S$200 respectively.
This post was brought to you by Uskoop.