RIGHT IN THE CHILDHOOD

Everyone loves a good dose of nostalgia.  Which is why some of the team at BuyandShip (the girls, mostly) were squealing in excitement when we saw the announcement that Polly Pocket was making a comeback with newly released toys. Some of us who were obsessed with the ultra cute and colourful compacts we carry around like clutches now may have little girls who we want to share the joy to.  Then when we looked around, we realized there were plenty of toys that were popular in the 80s and 90s that were getting the comeback treatment. So here are a few that we handpicked.    TAMAGOTCHI The one thing we can remember about this little egg-shaped object that housed an electronic pet, was that when it was first released, it was so highly coveted that it was sold out EVERYWHERE. Those of us who didn’t manage to get one could only hang around enviously with..

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Easy As Pie

Now that you’ve signed up, gotten your free credits, and started shipping things to our overseas warehouses. We noted that some of you have been a little confused on the processes of shipping. Don’t worry, we are here and happy to help.  Maybe you got a little confused because of all the email notifications that you’ve been receiving, and it makes you feel like you need to log into your account to do something. Maybe you have been burned by other forwarding companies before and feel like you always need to be on the ball to make sure you get your shopping.  But let us assure you that at BuyandShip, we make our processes simple. We do mostly everything for you! You can say that it is easy as 1, 2, 3.    ARRIVAL AT THE OVERSEAS WAREHOUSE This is the first email you will get after you’ve declared your shipment on our website via your account page. Once our..

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GOOGLE TRANSLATE HACKS

It’s always pretty confusing when it comes to language in Singapore. Our national language is Bahasa Melayu, but English is our first language. To top it off, all of us are required to know our mother tongue. For the majority of us, it was Chinese. Though we have to admit that once ‘O’ or ‘A’ levels are done with most of what we have learnt would be given back to the lao shi, leaving us only with enough vocabulary to order food at hawker centres. That’s why when it comes to ordering from Chinese language online merchants, most of us are hopeless at it. And even we at BuyandShip have to admit that using the Google Translate function to search for a specific item takes a certain art. And it’s even worse now because we only have a few more days until the end of the $3 per pound CNY..

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GUESS WHO IS JOINING THE FAMILY?

Taobao is an endless rabbit hole that we are sure many would have fallen into. Seriously, name anything you may ever possibly want or need and search for it on Taobao. The likelihood is that you’d be able to find it at a price at least four times cheaper than in the stores. Be it affordable fashion, accessories, electronic goods, and home furnishings. So the BuyandShip family is more than proud to announce a new addition to our overseas warehouse addresses! Starting NOW, you have the ability to ship all your shopping from China merchants to our Dongguan address. Consider your world expanding a hundredfold when it comes to access to all kinds of products. And you don’t have to be limited to Taobao (and your limited knowledge in the Chinese language). Here are a few online merchants in China whose websites are in English. Most importantly though, they ship..

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GOOD THINGS COME IN 3

You don’t really need more reminders that Chinese New Year is coming. It doesn’t really sneak up on you with all the lucky red decorations to beckon wealth in, or even the sudden change in music playing in departmental stores and malls.  But we thought we needed to give a little nudge to remind everyone of BuyandShip’s Chinese New Year promotion of only $3 per pound for shipping! That’s 40% worth of savings! Here are three more reasons why you should take advantage of this promo and quickly send your shipping back home to Singapore! We call it our LUCKY 3.    Multi-country Consolidation For most other services, you’d have to pay for individual shipping when you shop from different countries. If you buy from US, you are made to pay from US to Singapore. If you buy from Japan at the same time, you’ll be made to pay another sum..

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

  Fellow moms and dads, you have to admit that the kid’s fashion that we see in the mainstream shops in Singapore is somewhat limited. When you go out to shop, you can’t help but feel like you’re always walking into the same few shops to dress your mini-me.  While we can applaud a burgeoning scene for kid’s fashion design in Singapore, the range of labels are still considerably small. We recognize for the frequent and discerning shoppers, variety is key.  And what better way to get access to that variety than through a large pool of small merchants. There actually is a movement of #shopsmall to support businesses opened by moms operating out of their homes. What we love about buying from small businesses like these is that the clothes you dress your kids in will be unique because they are made in small batches. The best thing about..

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THE ULTRA VIOLET MONOCHROME MAKEUP CHALLENGE

We’ve been fascinated by this monochrome makeup trend that’s been making it’s way around social media for a while. Can you really use just one tone or shade of makeup and apply it to look absolutely fabulous?  Some makeup gurus seem to think so, just do a search on YouTube and there are countless video tutorials telling you how to do so. Even some ladies from Buzzfeed did a whole video on applying different colours for a monochrome makeup effect.   So we decided to have a little fun with two trends! What happens if we combine Monochromatic Makeup with Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018? The shade of the galaxies and the night sky, Ultra Violet is supposed to symbolize experimentation and non-conformity, perfect for our little experiment of stepping out of your comfort zone.  You can read more about Pantone Color of the Year here.  First, we had to scour various online..

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THE FRIEND CODE

We are always a huge advocate of saving money, and helping you save money. Especially during the Lunar New Year period, we know most of you are going to be distributing a lot of cash into ang-paos, or spending on clothes for the whole family. To those of you still able to collect ang-paos for extra spending money, lucky you. The rest of us less fortunate ones need to figure out all sorts of ways to make our dollar stretch, sometimes even spending less on ourselves so our loved ones can have something better. Well, let us teach you another trick to save more money using BuyandShip, so you have extra when it comes to online shopping. You know by now that you get a free $5 worth of credits when you first sign up, and now with our Lunar New Year promo at $3 per pound, it gives you..

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Decorating Your Home for Lunar New Year

You know it, Lunar New Year Decor can sometimes get too… gaudy. Now we know you want better but not quite sure where to start? We’ve searched the internet to find goodies and trinkets to help bring in more prosperity, luck, love, good health or even fertility! Here’s some cooler additions to your home’s Lunar New Year Look! 1. Chinese Red Lanterns Who said lanterns are supposed to be paper? How about some nice ceramic lanterns to decorate your home and still bring in the power of booming life and prosperous business, and be stylish at that? Overstock.com is having mega home sales of up to 70% off on selected items, and free domestic shipping, so don’t forget to set it back to US setting! Urban Trends Collection’s Gloss Red Ceramic Flat-bottomed Lantern with Metal Handle Other Retailers : USD 45.03 Overstock : USD$40.49 (SAVE 10%!) 2. Pineapples, Gold and..

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YOUR IDENTITY WITH US

We’ve already established that we all love small conveniences in our lives. Give us anything that would make our lives just a wee bit easier, and we’re sold! Recently, we saw one of those crowd-funding projects where someone actually invented a machine that irons AND folds your laundry for you! And we have to admit a few of us at BuyandShip were extremely tempted. YAAAAAASSSS, that’s how much we love life’s little conveniences. So we understand that it may seem so mafan when we act like your naggy mother to ALWAYS INPUT your unique member ID. Those of you on your maiden journey with BuyandShip will be wondering what this member ID is. Once you sign up for an account with BuyandShip, this is how your ID would appear. Go to OVERSEAS WAREHOUSE ADDRESSES and scroll down. Where you can find the shipping address, you’d see your name appearing like..

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