Hi, I'm Angie, an avid Taobao shopper with years of experience purchasing Taobao items for myself, my friends and customers from all over the world. Most people use my service to purchase items related to Lolita fashion, Ladies fashion, Ball-jointed dolls, cosplay and anime, but I can help you buy just about anything from Taobao! You can learn more about the various shopping services I offer and how it all works through the navigation menu at the top.
In view of the weakening SGD, I will be revising the exchange rates for the Taobao shopping services and Taiwan-based shopping services. As this revision was solely introduced to counter the SGD weakening in relation to the RMB, I do not think it will affect you much if the SGD is not your currency.
1 SGD: 4.0 RMB
Payable amount = (Item Price + Domestic shipping fee) RMB / 4.0 x 115%
[Based on exchange rate of 1 SGD : 4.0 RMB. 15% = shopping service fee + cross-border transaction fees. Exchange rate includes handling fees and bank transfer fees]
All Taiwan-based services:
1 SGD: 18 NT
Payable amount = (Item Cost + Domestic Postage + Handling fee) NT / 18 x 110% = XX SGD
[Based on exchange rate of 1 SGD : 18NT. 10% = shopping service fee + cross-border transaction fees. Exchange rate includes handling fees and bank transfer fees]
This revision will apply to orders submitted from 8 March 2015 onwards (after 7 March 2015).
It will also apply to remainder payments required after 7 March for Taobao preorders.
Singapore Taobao service adopts a different calculation method and will not be affected by this revision.
Hi, I'm back from the holidays, thanks for your patience!
I'll get round to replying emails, but in the meantime, I'm giving priority to the CWT39 orders first. As such, I may take a few days to reply to emails sent during the holidays and after.
Do also take note that many sellers are still not officially accepting orders yet or back from hiatus.
As a great number of services will cease operations during the long CNY holidays, the following services will be affected:
1) Processing of orders will cease on 16 February and resume on 25 February.
You may submit your orders and make payments, but purchasing can only be done after 25 February.
If your order is urgent e.g. low stocks, deadline to order is reaching, please specify in the email subject "Urgent" and I'll use my personal account to place the order. Note that it will then be recommended that you use the photo service to do your own visual checking due to possible inadequate inspection.
2) Processing of shipments will cease on 13 February and resume on 25 February.
You must pay for shipping by 12 February if you wish to have your package shipped before the break.
3) My shopping service ceases operations on 18 February and resumes on 23 February.
During this period, I may check my emails occasionally, but will not respond if it is not urgent.
The week after the holidays may also be slow due to backlog. Thanks for your kind understanding!
I'm taking orders for CWT39! Details about how this service works can be found here.
The deadline to submit your finalised order is 22 February, and then I will require your payment by 23 February.
If you need more time to make the payment, I'll need your finalised order earlier as the payment musn't be later than 23 feb.
Please use the attached form for your order.
The warehouse is getting rid of purchases from before 1 January 2014 that have not been collected / shipped.
I have tried to contact the buyers but some emails have bounced.
If you are one of these people and still wish to claim your purchase, kindly contact me as soon as possible.
The deadline for removal of items is 28 February, after which, it will be assumed that you do not want the items and the warehouse has the right to do as they see fit.
Items not collected include:
(click to see pictures)
7 x winged bags (pink and blue)
1 pair Cosplay boots (size 40)
1 x Evangelion fan-designed bag *Reserved*
1 x Evangelion fan-designed wallet
1 x Glow in the dark nail polish
10 x Bunny head pens
10 x Apple head pens
10 x Etude House Heart pens
10 x syringe pens
If their owners do not wish to claim them, I will give them away to other customers on 26 Feb. Feel free to contact me any time to express your interest and ask about shipping fees. To be eligible for the give away, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have used my shopping service before or currently using
- Be able to pay for the shipping fees, before 28 Feb
- If you wish to see my photos instead of the stock images, you will have to pay the 1 SGD photo taking service.
- No limit to number of items you choose as long as you are able to pay the shipping fees.
- First come first serve
- If you have an on-going order with me, you may choose to ship the item together
Aside from the winged bags, all items in multiples must be chosen as a bundle (no 5 x syringe pens + 3 x apple head pens etc...)
I've updated the shipping rates and options for more countries. You can check them out here!
Chinese New Year falls on the 19th of February, but some stores, notably those who do made-to-order Cosplay items and Lolita clothing, have stopped accepting orders. If you wish or order such items, please place your order or submit your enquiry as soon as possible. More shops will start closing nearer to the 19th when they prepare to go home.
I will provide more concrete information on off-days when I have the schedules from my contacts in China and Taiwan. In the meantime, here are the estimated rest periods when ordering, manufacturing and shipping will be affected / delayed:
National holiday in China:
18 to 24 February
National holiday in Taiwan:
18 to 23 February
Some sellers may extend their holiday. Some sellers start their holiday earlier. Please bear in mind there may be backlogs after the holidays.
I will be on intermittent hiatus from 18 to 22 February to celebrate the festival.
In view that the SGD has recently been falling steeply in value against the RMB, I am now using the currency comversion rate of 1 SGD : 4.2 RMB for all services involving the conversion of currency between the SGD and RMB.
This means that calculation method for international shopping service for example, is now:
Payable amount = (Item Price + Domestic shipping fee) RMB / 4.2 x 115%
[Based on exchange rate of 1 SGD : 4.2 RMB. 15% = shopping service fee + cross-border transaction fees. Exchange rate includes handling fees and bank transfer fees]
This change will take effect for all new orders and remainder payments for preorders made from 10 January 2015 00:00 onwards (Singapore time). I apologise for this late notice!
There is no change to shipping fees for the moment.
ETA: The excel form has been updated to reflect the new rates. You're encouraged to download it if you're holding on to the old one. But if you don't wish to, I'll update it for you the next time you place an order.
All services are back to normal! Thanks for your patience.
Additionally, the international shipping fees have been updated. Depending on the method and country, some may see a small increase while others may see a small decrease. All the shipping methods are available are arranged by country, so that should make comparisons much easier for you. A few new shipping methods have also been added for some countries.
Access the updated write-up for terms and conditions for shipping here, and the available shipping methods and their costs here.
Hi all, I am back from vacation and will be responding to all your emails soon. Please bear with me for about a week of possible delays before my service gets back to normal. Have to deal with the jetlag, piled up work, packing and everything ^^;
Reminder from my earlier post on the schedule for the remainder of my semi-hiatus:
(Please note that this applies to all shopping services, including the Taiwan-based and Japan-based services. The following will be my schedule for handling orders and shipment instructions, subject to changes.)
The following dates are all in Singapore time. (GMT +8)
The schedule is different for different customers:
a) Businesses (Customers who purchase stock for their businesses/shops)
1 December to 7 December: I will process orders and shipment instructions that were placed during the blackout period. For new orders placed during this period, depending on how much backlog I have, I may take around 5 working days to get back to you.
b) All other customers
1 December to 7 December: I will process orders and shipment instructions that were placed during the blackout period. For new orders placed during this period, depending on how much backlog I have, I may take around 7 working days to get back to you.
Rare items / urgent preorder
As usual, I will give special priority for rare items going out of stock or preorders that are ending soon. You may send me a separate email about it with "Urgent" in the subject or first line of the email. I will process it first.
Thank you for your patience!