Want to know how to get the best deals while shopping online AND to save heaps on shipping charges? Read on to find out how...
Most parents now prefer to shop at U.S. online stores such as Target, Amazon and Babies ‘R’ Us. Not only do these online retailers offer amazing deals all-year-round, they also have products and styles that are not usually available in Singapore.
However, there are certain “seasons” to look out for if you’re looking to grab the best bargains online for particular items.
Here are some tips to help you through, courtesy of the PacMe team who helps shoppers all around the world with their online shopping and shipping.
1. Wait for the mid-year sale on clothes
The latest styles of summer wear (which are perfect for our sunny Singapore weather) usually hit the stores in March and April. So, if you’re after the latest summer ensemble, it’s best to buy them then.
But, if you want to stock up on summer clothes at a steal, it is best to wait for the mid-year sale around June and July. This is when stores put their summer collection on sale to make way for their fall and winter pieces.
2. Wait for electronics clearance
Have you been eyeing the latest gadgets? You can be one of the first ones to get the latest gadgets and gizmos by shopping online, as new releases usually happen in the U.S. between September to October.
However, if you don’t mind waiting just a little longer, prices of electronics are hugely discounted on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November.
3. Stock up on school supplies after August
August marks the start of a new school term in the U.S., which is also a great time to stock up on school supplies and stationery.
However, if you want to get a really great deal, wait until September when stores start selling school supplies at discounted prices to clear their excess inventory.
4. Buy swimwear during cooler months
August and September are when the weather starts to get chilly in the U.S. This means that swimwear will be heavily discounted, as retailers are looking to clear as much stock as possible from the summer to make way for winter clothing. So, go ahead and get your favourite pieces at a bargain!
5. Choose previous models of running shoes
Any month is a great time to shop for running shoes from online retailers in the U.S. However, to get the best price, you might want to consider purchasing a previous model which looks and works just fine.
The shipping issue
Despite the ease and convenience of online shopping, shipping has always been a huge problem. Some online retailers do not offer shipping services to Singapore, and those that do usually charge a hefty premium for shipping.
So, it was quite a relief when the new “repacking” company, PacMe,started offering consolidating, repacking and shipping services from the U.S. to Singapore.
Find out more about PacMe and how they help you save heaps on shipping on the next page.