Amazon Prime launch in Singapore

If you are an avid online shopper, this giant brand name Amazon is no stranger to you. Amazon Prime is now available in Singapore today on Wednesday 6th December 2017, with Amazon announcing the launch of Amazon Prime in Singapore. Prime is Amazon’s popular membership program that provides exclusive access to benefits such as fast shipping, streaming and gaming.

While I am not an avid online shopper, I do visit Amazon once a while for “window shopping”, keeping a lookout for good deals. With Amazon Prime now available in Singapore, it gives me the opportunity to enjoy Amazon Prime and its services.

What are the benefits of Amazon Prime membership in Singapore? Here are some information on the Prime membership benefits:

  • Free Two-Hour Delivery with Prime Now: Following the introduction of Prime Now earlier this year, customers began enjoying exclusive access to Prime Now benefits and can continue to enjoy those benefits as part of their Prime membership, getting ultra-fast delivery on tens of thousands of items with free two-hour delivery on orders over S$40, between 10am and 10pm daily. Items range from groceries to electronics, including a variety of new brands added to Prime Now since the launch such as Sunshine, Bebe Bamboo, Archipelago Beer, Kat Food, Razer and more.
  • Free International Shipping on over 5 Million Items: Unlimited free shipping in 7 to 9 business days on orders over S$60 from the Prime Now App on more than 5 million international products shipped from Amazon US. Products include a wide selection of top brands such as Leap Frog, Rubbermaid, Zojirushi, BCB Generation, The Children’s Space, Pet Safe, Rebecca Minkoff, and Melissa and Doug.
  • Amazon Prime Video: Members can stream or download popular and award-winning Amazon Prime Originals like the highly anticipated second season of The Grand Tour premiering December 8, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Golden Globe-winner Mozart in the Jungle, Emmy-winner The Man in the High Castle, comedy series The Tick, Bosch, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan coming in 2018, and more, as well as other popular movies and TV shows like Fear the Walking Dead, Seinfeld, Justified, The Transformers franchise and Mission Impossible franchise. Prime members can watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, select smart TVs, game consoles or online at PrimeVideo.com.
  • Twitch Prime: Free in-game loot, like exclusive characters, boosts, and skins, in games including Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, and Digital Extreme’s Warframe, plus full games from indie developers. Members also receive a Twitch channel subscription every 30 days, as well as ad-free viewing, an expanded set of chat emotes and colors, and an exclusive chat badge, all available at amazon.com/prime.

If you are keen in Amazon, you can try all of the benefits of Amazon Prime for 30 days. There is an introductory promotional price of S$2.99 per month  for a limited time, ahead of the S$8.99 monthly price.

Customers can visit www.amazon.com.sg to sign up for a free 30 day trial and to learn more about Amazon.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Amazon Prime and Ogilvy Public Relations *

Audio House Online Store and Membership Program

Audio House, one of Singapore’s largest home-grown electronics retail store, has just launched their online store – audiohouse.com.sg , along with their membership program!

Do visit Audio House online store and check out their offers and promotions!

Tomorrow, on the 25th May of 2017, from 0000 hrs to 2359 hrs, Audio House is giving you some special membership perks if you sign up on the 25th May 2017! The sign up process is simple, can be done at home and it’s free!

Membership Perks for new members on the 25th May 2017

  • Free lifetime membership
  • Free $100 cash vouchers (credited into e-wallet)
  • Free cash vouchers with every purchase, which can be used to offset subsequent purchases. All cash vouchers can be used on top of promotions offered.
  1. For purchases without the use of cash vouchers, free $20 will be given for every $100 purchase
  2. For purchases using existing cash vouchers, free 3% of net amount paid will be credited into account.

How to use cash vouchers – for every $100 spent, $20 can be deducted from your e-wallet account

If you are planning to purchase some electronics and home appliances soon, look no further and sign up as a member with Audio House on 25th May 2017 and enjoy the membership perks that they offer just for 25th May 2017!

Do Pass-It-On and share this news with your family, relatives and friends! Happy shopping with Audio House!

SHOPEE Birthday Sale!

Shopee, leading mobile-first marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is turning ONE! They are celebrating their birthday with a big bang, a birthday sale!

Today, on the 12th December 2016, Shopee is having hourly flash sales today from 12pm to 7pm! 

Let me share with you some items that you might be keen to buy for yourself, or for your family and loved ones! Get ready, happy shopping and enjoy the Shopee birthday sale!

Pay It Forward, Pass It On and share this news with your family and friends!

Time Sales Price Original Price Product Name
12:00 PM $39.90 $100.00 PANDORA Charms
$119.99 $159.00 Daniel Wellington watch (40MM Classic Black)
1:00 PM $29.90 $99.00 SanDisk Wireless Stick 64GB
$99.00 $169.90 Europac E-turbo Oven
2:00 PM $39.00 $79.00 Philip Aquatouch 3 Blades Wet & Dry
$239.00 $359.00 Micheal Kors Selma Medium Satchel
3:00 PM $39.90 $85.00 Shoe Cabinet
$19.90 $59.90 Sulwhasso Cleansing Foam EX 200ml
4:00 PM  $29.90 $69.00 Vtech Kidizoom Camera Connect
$9.90 $34.90 Double Tier Watch & Jewelry Box
 5:00 PM $69.00 $99.00 Toshiba SSD Q300 240GB
$159.00 $212.00 Ju-Ju-Be BBag
6:00 PM $99.00 $199.00 Google Chromecast Ultra
$29.90 $60.00 Lanvin Eclat de fluer 100ml

* Information and details courtesy of Shopee and Cohn & Wolfe *

11.11 deals at Shopee 11.11 Shopping Festival

The time now is 1111hrs on 11.11 (11th November).

This is also a day for you to grab some exciting deals at Shopee 11.11 Shopping Festival. Let me share some deals for you to grab and buy from Shopee on 11.11!

Xiaomi Mix at $1,111 on Shopee

For one day only, today on 11.11, Xiaomi Mix at $1,111 on Shopee!

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Google Pixel

Original price: $1,299.00

Sale Price: $1,149.00 *

This new kid on the block packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 CPU with a 4GB RAM and a – wait for it – 12.3-megapixel camera. What’s more, Google Pixel is the first smartphone to come equipped with Google Assistant. That means this handy sidekick is able to pull out photos, event calendars, play your music of choice on preferred apps, text friends – at a single query. Oh and did we mention that Shopee is also the first platform in Singapore to stock it?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Original price: $288.00

Sale Price: $139.00

With a sleek finish and an even sweeter price point, Xiaomi has pulled out all stops with this one. This beauty comes complete with a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera with phase-detection autofocus and a 5-megapixel front camera – all the right kicks to nail that perfect #selfie.

Razer Deathadder Elite

Original price: $109.00

Sale Price: $59.90

Engineered to bring gameplay to the next level, this tough guy is equipped with the new eSports-grade optical sensor that has a resolution accuracy of 99.4% (gasp!) – delivering more power packed punches with pinpoint precision.

Philips 32” SLIM LED TV

Original price: $237.00

Sale Price: $179.00

Have a good laugh this festive season over a good ol’ TV flick on this 32” wonder that boasts an ultra-narrow bezel for more picture to enjoy. This TV set comes installed with the Philips Motion Rate, bringing you adrenaline-racing sporting events and action movies in crystal clear clarity.

Transcend StoreJet 25A3 1TB Hard Drive

 Original price: $99.00

Sale Price: $39.90

Who said hard drives had to be dull and boring? The StoreJet 25A3 offers anti-shock protection, a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, a convenient auto-backup button (remember that brief moment of panic when your computer hangs mid-way through a 10-page report? Yep, we’ve all been there!) and up to 2TB of storage – all without compromising on aesthetics. Need we say more?

Online shoppers! You can also check them out on Shopee’s mobile app that’s available on Android or iPhone or online here. Images can be downloaded here.

Spread the word on 11.11 deals at Shopee 11.11 Shopping Festival to your family, relatives, colleagues and friends!

Happy 11.11 Shopping!

* Information and details courtesy of Shopee Singapore and Cohn&Wolfe *

Introducing MyUS for sports and fitness enthusiasts in Singapore

Sports and fitness enthusiasts in Singapore, whether you are a runner, outdoor recreation, sports, gym, body building, fitness junkie, we are always on the lookout for sports gear, accessories and supplements for our respective sports. The sports, fitness and recreation industries are getting more popular across a wide range of different sporting activities. As a runner myself, I am also on the lookout for running shoes, running apparels and supplements such as energy booster gels/bars. For my friends who are fitness junkies/body builders, I know the amount of health and fitness supplements that they need/want to have. They can be pretty expensive in Singapore, the brands available are not as many, compared to the US market.

While there are a number of sports and fitness companies in Singapore, sometimes we sports fanatics envy the much wider options of sports and fitness products in other countries such as US, that is a very well established and huge sports, fitness and recreation industry. There must be times when you search for sports and fitness products overseas on Amazon and other websites, you wanted something from there yet the international shipping costs changed your final decision to purchase and ship it over?

I would like to share with you this website, MyUS, a consolidation service for you to buy from multiple US outlets and only pay for one shipment from the MyUS warehouse to your door in Singapore.

What is MyUS.com about ? Let me share with you sports and fitness enthusiasts some quick information –

  • MyUS.com is an international shipping and package consolidation service, founded in 1997
  • It lets customers ship purchases from multiple US stores in one shipment
  • The service gives users a MyUS delivery address so they can order from brands exclusive to the US
  • MyUS does the rest, including handling customs and duty forms for you
  • Door-to-door package tracking and delivery within 2-4 days
  • The service is available for desktopAndroidand Apple users

How does MyUS compare to myself doing online purchases and direct shipping? This infographic below would provide a good comparison and analysis –

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What are some of the different outlets in US that I can visit and explore what are the different types of sports and fitness equipment, apparels and supplements that are available on their online websites?

Let me share with you some of them, a list of top stores recommended by MyUS, with the best deals and selections for health and fitness supplies –

  1. BodyBuilding.com – A MyUS preferred merchant, Bodybuilding.com has a great selection for those looking to reach their fitness goals.
  2. VitaminShoppe.com – VitaminShoppe.com offers great prices and free shipping to your MyUS address with orders of US$25+. They offer a huge selection of vitamins, nutrition and alternative health supplements for the whole family.
  3. Walgreens Drugstore– This online pharmacy offers a great selection of vitamins and much more with terrific deals and discounts that they regularly promote.
  4. Moosejaw and Sports Authority – Whether you’re looking for a trendy new GPS watch or the latest sports apparel, these outlets are the perfect place for bargain hunters looking to grab deals on popular American fitness/sports brands.
  5. Amazon– Amazon is a great place for consumers to shop for almost anything imaginable. The Amazon shopping experience also provides a wide range of products to suit any budget. For health and fitness fans, check out this link to shop for the best-selling fitness trackers on Amazon right now.

Looking through the top stores with the best deals and selections for health, sports and fitness supplies. I am quite keen and secretly excited to search through the networks of sports and fitness stores, and if I find something that I like and that I want, along with a good price, I will go for it.

To all sports and fitness enthusiasts/junkies/fanatics, visit MyUS and take a look for yourself, explore and see if their platform, network of sports and fitness stores suits what you are searching for. I went online window shopping at some of the websites recommended above, I found my outdoor products at Sports Authority, trail running shoes from Moosejaw and a few more other sports/fitness/outdoor recreation items.

If you are keen, I have a MyUS discount to share with my readers – when you sign up here at the link below, you would receive a 30-day free premium membership trial: https://www.myus.com/signup/?aid=1005194

I would like to thank MyUS and Allison+Partners for sharing the above information, details and infographic for me to share with my sports and fitness readers.

Shopee Pioneers Largest Mobile Shopping Festival on 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day

Shopee, the number 1 mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, recently pioneered largest mobile shopping festival on 9th September 2016. Prior to the 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day, I shared with my readers on their upcoming 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day on 31st August 2016, giving them the heads up for this mobile shopping festival that will take place on 9th September.

9.9 Mobile Shopping Day took place and it was pretty interesting to look at the statistics, figures and thoughts from people involved in it. Let me share with you more information and details on Shopee largest mobile shopping festival on 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day from the press release information below –

Shopee, the number one mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, successfully launched its inaugural Mobile Shopping Day on September 9, 2016. During the biggest mobile shopping sale in the region, consumers received 24 hours of non-stop deals and promotions, including discounts of up to 90%.

Across the region, 25,000 Shopee sellers participated in the festival and the platform saw a fivefold increase in orders and three times jump in traffic. In total, over four million chats were initiated between buyers and sellers and over the course of the day, top sellers saw an increase in orders of up to 200 times their daily average.

“We are thrilled and humbled by the success of our first ever 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day,”said Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee. “The amazing feedback we have received from our buyers and sellers affirms our belief that Shopee is leading the region’s mobile shopping revolution.”

Vera Ong, owner of Lovera Collections, saw a 600% surge in orders on 9.9. Vera shared, “Shopee’s campaigns and flash sales have always helped to boost my sales, but what we saw on Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day was unprecedented. We smashed our record for number of items sold in one day.”

Sesilia Moeis, Marketing Manager of BestBuyWorldSG, shared a similar experience, “Our orders grew by 10 times our usual sales on Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day. Thanks to Shopee’s tech and customer support team, order processing and shipments went very smoothly, allowing us to focus on providing great customer support on the day.”

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Following the positive reception of Shopee’s inaugural 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day, buyers and sellers can expect to find more deals in the coming year. With ongoing promotions and sales, consumers can stay updated through the Shopee App, available on the App Store and Google Play.

* Information and infographic courtesy of Shopee Singapore and Cohn & Wolfe Singapore *

Shopee announced inaugural 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day

Online shoppers alert! Shopee by Garena is launching their inaugural 9.9 mobile shopping day on the 9th of September. Shopee 9.9 mobile shopping day will kick off on 1st September with a 9 day countdown!

If you would like to know more about Shopee, this infographic would be useful to know more about Shopee and some interesting key insights!

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Here are more details and information from the press release information below –

Shopee, the leading mobile-first social marketplace by Garena1, today announced its inaugural 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day, an upcoming one-day only mobile shopping extravaganza happening on 9 September. Slated to be the biggest mobile shopping sale in the region, consumers in Singapore can expect 24 hours of non-stop deals and promotions, including discounts of up to 90%, selected picks under $0.99 and a chance to win Samsung Galaxy phones.

Chris Feng, Chief Executive Officer of Shopee, said, “Among all the markets that we are present in, Singapore has truly proven to be mobile-first, ranking number one globally for smartphone adoption. Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day signifies the start of a new era for shopping, where everybody is free to shop online anywhere and anytime on mobile, and we’d like to invite everyone to celebrate this day with us.”

Since officially launching across Southeast Asia and Taiwan in December 2015, Shopee has experienced significant growth in all countries. Across all markets, Shopee has over 20 million installs, 250,000 daily orders and an annualised gross merchandise value (GMV) of USD 1.3 billion, making it the fastest growing marketplace in the region. To date, Shopee Singapore alone has amassed over 1 million installs.

According to a Google study, Singapore has the highest smartphone penetration in the world at 85%2. While eCommerce is expected to grow 13% year on year, expected growth for mCommerce is at 15%3. Based on a report by Mastercard in 2015, 49% of Singaporeans have made a purchase using their mobile phones and this number continues to grow4.

Feng explained, “It is clear that Singapore, much like other countries in the region, is undergoing a mobile transformation. Our mobile-first approach has helped Shopee become one of the leading marketplaces in the region, and we would like to mark September 9 as a milestone to celebrate this.”

He added, “One interesting effect of the mobile revolution is that buyers and sellers are increasingly dealing over live chat. Buyers prefer to chat directly with sellers for multiple reasons, such as to find out more about the products, or seek after-sales support. Shopee has since facilitated 430 million chats across the region, with 30 new chats every second.”

Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day will kick off on 1 September with a 9-day countdown featuring deals under $9.99 and daily giveaways. On 9 September, shoppers can enjoy many promotions, including selected products at up to 90% off. Shopee has also enlisted OCBC as a partner for FRANK Credit Card holders to enjoy further discounts.

Shopee Singapore can be downloaded for free on all mobile platforms via Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information on Shopee 9.9 – Mobile Shopping Day, visit http://shopee.sg/shopee99

* Information and infographic courtesy of Shopee and cohn&wolfe *