Vpost? Borderlinx? Comgateway?

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Tempted to get a PSVR through Amazon then ship via Comgateway... But do they rough handle your packages? And usually takes how long between receiving the package on their end and shipping?
 

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I think I'm finally done with vPost. I ship very frequently, and every few shipments I get some issue that drags on and on. Most recently, I received two damaged items in one shipment. For one of them, their staff opened up a bubble mailer by slicing open, thereby slicing my magazine inside. I've submitted my claims and no news after more than a month. Monday need to call in and talk to the nice supervisor again, who is about the only competent person on their team. Such a clear cut case (pun intended), they literally took a knife to my item, and I have to chase them for compensation. The other is a rolled up poster that I believe they damaged also when they took out to "inspect".

It's time for me to switch forwarder again, but having gone through CG and BL and a couple of lesser known ones, I've effectively blacklisted everyone. I think everyone who's been doing this for a while can agree all forwarders basically suck. Only one left for me is EZBuy, but somehow don't trust them not to get my things damaged. Nowadays high value items just pay more and ship direct, at least if damaged I can claim from the seller.


Hi gibberish, you can try Gshipexpress. They do free repacking and cheaper to Vpost and CGW. Use them in since my last year Christmas shopping until now. Shipping fast and free repacking. weight per kg cheaper also.

EZBuy, use them long time back. But now it seems like they are focusing on retail rather than shipping. Last time use them once and they screw up during christmas delivery. Not using them anymore.
 

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anyone have experience with Uclick2buy?

Currently a borderlinx and CGW user. But looking for a new fresh option.

Recently found Uclick2buy after applying CIMB bank cards. So curious to know if its a new start-up since I've never heard until recently. How was the service?
 

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anyone have experience with Uclick2buy?

Currently a borderlinx and CGW user. But looking for a new fresh option.

Recently found Uclick2buy after applying CIMB bank cards. So curious to know if its a new start-up since I've never heard until recently. How was the service?

How come you want to change? Borderlinx and CGW too ex?
 
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Hi does anyone wants to share shipping cost with me? I'm planning to ship a pair of adidas sneakers from UK, and now it's in Borderlinx warehouse. Please PM me if you're interested..
 

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personally, for me, i shipped a dell laptop using comgateway from US, no problems.

Tempted to get a PSVR through Amazon then ship via Comgateway... But do they rough handle your packages? And usually takes how long between receiving the package on their end and shipping?

personally i found CGW to be the most premium - so that works if your things are ex. They haven't handled my things rough, but what i've found was that US things tend to be abit dustier, i don't know why? the first time it happened to me, it was when a face mask i got had a dented outer box..when it happened inconsistently across shipments but consistently from specific stores, i figured it was the store itself.

so far CGW, ezbuy, all match things fast, and ship things fast (within 24h). the problem is when they can't find your things due to the package not having your name, or they're just plain lazy (i suspect for ezbuy, it's the latter), such as when you ship whole tables and chairs.
 

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Hi gibberish, you can try Gshipexpress. They do free repacking and cheaper to Vpost and CGW. Use them in since my last year Christmas shopping until now. Shipping fast and free repacking. weight per kg cheaper also.

EZBuy, use them long time back. But now it seems like they are focusing on retail rather than shipping. Last time use them once and they screw up during christmas delivery. Not using them anymore.

How reliable is gshipexpress? I just checked out their site based on your recommendation and their rates seem to be cheaper than what borderlinx quoted.

Also - if say I want to ship something here that costs about €380, what are the chances of taxation?

thanks in advance
 

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Also - if say I want to ship something here that costs about €380, what are the chances of taxation?

Very simple, anything above SGD$400 (declared item value + insurance + freight) will be charged GST.
 

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How reliable is gshipexpress? I just checked out their site based on your recommendation and their rates seem to be cheaper than what borderlinx quoted.

Also - if say I want to ship something here that costs about €380, what are the chances of taxation?

thanks in advance

I also using gshipexpress. So far, quite reliable.
Been using them for my business. Their shipping charges are lower than vpost and CGW. And repacking is free if you want to get volumetric weight down.

For your tax, you see how you declare your value.
If got incur tax, it will show on the checkout page.
But same thing, your SGD shipment does not exceed $400.

Value of your item + shipping fee < $400 (no tax)
Value of your item + shipping fee > $400 (7% GST)
 
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Anyone here ship from China to SG (not referring to Taobao)?

Which parcel forwarding company do you use?
 

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Hi,

Im buying some t-shirt and polos (about 6-7 pieces) from Macy. Just curious how much would CGW charge? or is there any cheaper alternatives?

MACY's own shipping is is charging me USD 45 roughly. :s22:
 

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yes, i think small item ok. but must self-collect, very troublesome.
 

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i prefer ezbuy self collection
can choose timing and location
dont need to waste time waiting for delivery man that no know when will turn up.
 

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I buying from an ebay seller. the person offer per t-shirt USD5 shipping.

I buying 7, so total is about 35USD which about 50SGD.

Usually these kind, if they offer free to US countries, should I use borderlinx?
 

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I don't live in SG anymore but guys beware of this Borderlinx. I got a parcel from Carters consisting of 14 clothes for infants, where the real weight is 2kg but volumetric 6.5kg and they refuse to repack it saying it has been already packed optimal. They are liars because such small items can be easily repacked to plastic envelopes and shipped. I am not sure why they offer free repacking service if it doesn't work. Probably because it is "free".

I have been using Aramex ShopAndShip.com for few years now without any glitch (in UAE). They ship to Singapore as well and you get address in 18 countries.

Below are the rates:

Rates from S&S origins (China, South Africa, Turkey, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, South Korea and Japan) are SGD 22.00 for the first 0.5 kg and SGD 8.00 for each additional 0.5 kg.

Rates from S&S origins (USA, UK, Hong Kong, UAE, India, Malaysia and Thailand) are SGD 15.00 for the first 0.5 kg and SGD 5.00 for each additional 0.5 kg.


The major benefit with using SNS is that they charge you by actual weight and not volumetric. The only negative thing is no consolidation. Are they expensive compared to vPost & CGW?
 
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I have a 27 inch monitor from amazon, which forwarder is the best n if can cheapest for heavy and fragile items?? Scared my monitor will kena crack and i spend like 300 usd on it.
 
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