Paypal echeck (I can only process your order after the echeck has cleared)
Credit Card via Payal for non-Paypal members
Fund transfers to my Singapore bank account.
I work with the currency SGD (Singapore dollars). Paypal is able to convert any currency into Singapore dollars. To know how much the quoted costs in SGD stands for in your currency, use a currency converter website like www.xe.com.
How Much Will It Cost?
The payable amount consists of 2 parts: 1) Cost of item + shopping service fees 2) Shipping to You
1) Cost of item + Fees
Consists of Item price + Domestic shipping fee within China.
Listed prices are in RMB / yuan.
Buying multiple items from the same store usually entitles you to combined domestic shipping discount.
There may be hidden costs for certain special products (e.g. custom-sizing fees for cosplay costumes). If the price looks unreasonably cheap or expensive, it is most likely not the actual price. Ask me before you make purchase decisions.
I will calculate for you exactly how much you have to pay before confirming your order.
Calculation method: (Item Price + Domestic shipping fee) RMB / 4.0 x 115%= Payable amount in SGD [Based on exchange rate of 1 SGD : 4 RMB. 15% = shopping service fee + cross-border transaction fees. Exchange rate includes handling fees and bank transfer fees]
Using the above example, where 228rmb is the price and 10rmb is the domestic shipping: Payable amount = (228 + 10)RMB / 4.0 x 115% = 68.50 SGD
With Alibaba, it's a little different because the cost can differ based on the quantities you buy. There is an example on this page, but I'm always willing to check and clarify for you so don't worry too much.
One-time transactions smaller than 100 rmb inclusive of domestic postage will incur an additional 10rmb handling charge.
Do not do a direct conversion from rmb into your own currency. You will get a naked conversion that does not include any fees.
2) Shipping to you This payment portion will only be required when your purchases are ready for shipping and you choose a shipping method.
As of 28 April 2015, I no longer offer Taobao shopping services for people based in Singapore as there are many other local Taobao shopping services and since my service is very personal and small-scale, I cannot and will not match their low prices.
However, if you wish to use my shopping service for orders like custom cosplay or split-payment preorders that most regular shopping services don't handle, you may contact me. My rates are as above, but fees are at 10% instead of 15% if you use bank transfer. I will handle the purchase and communication with the seller and forward the package to you using a local forwarding service.
Terms & Conditions
Pleaseread my Shopping Service FAQ to understand how it all worksbefore placing your order to avoid any misunderstandings. Once you engage my shopping service, it is an indication that you have read and accepted all the terms and conditions and will not be allowed to back out of the transaction without receiving negative feedback in return or request a refund should you have a complaint that I have already addressed.
Place Your Order
Two ways to submit your order:
Method 1: A convenient excel file which automatically computes the total cost of the order (Form has been updated as of 6 March 2015)
Download the file, fill it up accordingly and attach it to your email to me.
In the email subject, state: Taobao Shopping Service – “Replace this with Your Name”
This is highly encouraged for orders with more than 5 different items as it keeps orders organised and easy to view at a glance. In addition, the auto-calculation feature will help you to see how much you’ll have to pay, good for those on a budget!
If you do not have Microsoft Excel, you can upload the file to Google docs and edit it there. Alternatively, there are free online excel editors and software that you can use. Here is a list of some good ones, and doing a web search for "open source excel" should be helpful too.
Please submit your order to the following email address:
I will reply within 2 working days. If you did not get my reply, it may be in your spam folder. Please check it! I usually do not handle shopping service matters on weekends and public holidays. Thanks for your interest!
Method 2: Text format in body of email.
This is for those who have less than 5 different items. If you use this format, I’m not able to provide a detailed price breakdown of every individual item, which is only convenient via excel spreadsheet. I’ll only tell you the total cost that you need to pay. If you really have issues with excel and your list of items isn’t too big and complicated, I will also accept your order in text format.
Please use the the following format:
Email subject: Taobao Shopping Service – “Replace this with Your Name”
Your full name:
Your Paypal Email Address: (only if paying by paypal)
Overseas shipping destination: (Just country will do for now. I will only ship the package to the address stated in your paypal payment. If you state your address here, it will be disregarded) Note: Since I have the shipping rates up, I will no longer provide estimation of shipping fees. But if you’re really unsure, or your country is not listed, you can ask me.
Your feedback page (if any): Only required if you are a new customer wishing to make payment via Paypal. If you do not have any feedback from past transactions, you must be a verified account holder, and your shipping address must be the address in your Paypal account. If you’re using someone elses’ account to pay, please change the shipping address when paying my invoice. If you were referred by my friend / customer, telling me his/her name helps too.
Item Link 1: Quantity: Option: Size, Colour etc if applicable… Additonal comments / questions specific to this item:
Item Link 2: Quantity: Option: Size, Colour etc if applicable… Additonal comments / questions specific to this item:
Add more items if required.
Any specific deadline that you need your items by?
Comments, questions etc.:
Please submit your order to the following email address:
I will reply you within 2 working days. If you did not get my reply, it may be in your spam folder. Please check it! I usually do not handle shopping service matters on weekends and public holidays. Thanks for your interest!