One of the perks responsibilities of travelling abroad is to help friends and family purchase products at the duty-free stores at the airport.
One challenge for travelers seeking to fulfil this important role is the need to visit multiple retail stores with luggage in tow, scouring the shelves to find the desired products.
iShopChangi solves this problem and gives travelers have a better duty-free shopping experience by moving their entire catalogue of products online, which allows you to make your purchase anywhere you are. You can then collect your purchases at the airport or even have them delivered to your home.
What Are The Requirements For Duty-Free Shopping At iShopChangi?
As you know, products sold at duty-free shops are specially exempted from the usual duties and taxes. Thus, you need to be a traveler in order to shop at iShopChangi, which means you’re either departing from Singapore, arriving in Singapore, or transiting in Singapore.
How To Shop At iShopChangi
You can start shopping on the iShopChangi website as early as 30 days prior to your flight and must make all purchases at least 12 hours before your flight.
After adding your desired products to your shopping cart, you can make payment and choose to pick it up at one of the conveniently located collection points at any of the four Singapore Changi Airport terminals or have it delivered to you at your Singapore address.
For collection, you will need to bring along your electronic collection slip, your boarding pass, and passport.
You can enjoy free delivery with a minimum purchase of $380 and choose a delivery date between 2 days to 30 days after your flight back to Singapore.
What Can You Buy At iShopChangi?
iShopChangi offers a wide range of products in their catalogue from brands you know and love. Here are some of the categories available:
To give you an idea of what you can buy, here are some of the best-selling items on iShopChangi: Apple AirPods with Charging Case, Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips, Choya Yuzu 0.75L, and Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk 60ml.
How Much Money Can You Save By Shopping On iShopChangi?
For the sake of price comparison, we picked some of the more popular items from across two high-value categories – Wine & Spirits and Electronics – and looked at how much other online stalls are charging. Since promotions change all the time, we used the regular retail price for each of the products.
Wines & Spirits
|Absolut Vodka Original 1L on iShopChangi: $27.70||Absolut Vodka Original 0.7L on FairPrice Online: $50||About 57% off (for equivalent volume)|
|Martell Cordon Bleu 1L on iShopChangi: $311||Martell Cordon Bleu 0.7L at Cold Storage: $278||About 14% off (for equivalent volume)|
|Chivas Regal 18YO 1L on iShopChangi: $142||Chivas Regal 18YO 0.7L on FairPrice Online: $115||About 5% off (for equivalent volume)|
|Apple AirPods with Charging Case on iShopChangi: $223.36||Apple AirPods with Charging Case at Apple Store: $239||About 6.5% off|
|FitBit Charge 3 on iShopChangi: $221.34||FitBit Charge 3 at Challenger: $238||7% off|
|GoPro Hero 7 Silver on iShopChangi: $411.21||GoPro Hero 7 Silver at Challenger: $440||About 6.5% off|
As you can see, you can enjoy pretty significant savings when purchasing from iShopChangi.
It is also worth noting that some of the items on sale at iShopChangi are exclusive and not available anywhere else. For example, one of the more highly sought-after products is the Baileys Strawberries and Cream Limited Edition 0.70L, which you can’t easily find in stores in Singapore. The convenience and availability of rare, desirable products makes iShopChangi a valuable shopping destination, even if you don’t consider cost savings.
DollarsAndSense.sg aims to provide interesting, bite-sized and relevant financial articles.
Learn together with like-minded Singaporeans at the Personal Finance Discussion SG Facebook Group by discussing a range of personal finance topics.
If you have not done so, subscribe to our free e-newsletter to receive exclusive content not available anywhere else.