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on-line shopping in Singapore?

Post by Leone and John » Sun, 13 Aug 2006 8:53 am

Could someone please advise if on-line shopping is the 'norm' in Singapore?

We are in the midst of planning our relocation from Melbourne to Singapore, but would like to see some URL's of any on-line shopping that may be available. ie: supermarket etc.

thanx for any help or advice.

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Post by Elf » Sun, 13 Aug 2006 11:20 am

Online shopping is not the norm in Singapore, although there are specific sites that some of us love to shop at, reasons being because they're items we can't get off the stores.

I think most people in Singapore shop physically at the stores, since it's so convenient.

I've tried online ie: supermarket shopping like Cold storage, but realised the variety of items sold online are a far cry to what they have in stores physically, so I'd rather do real shopping.

However, I do use eBay for specific items I can't get here.

Hope this helps. :wink:

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Post by Leone and John » Sun, 13 Aug 2006 11:39 am

Thank you for that ELF,
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Online shopping is not the norm in Singapore, although there are specific sites that some of us love to shop at, reasons being because they're items we can't get off the stores.
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OK...thats fair enough.

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I've tried online ie: supermarket shopping like Cold storage, but realised the variety of items sold online are a far cry to what they have in stores physically, so I'd rather do real shopping.
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Probably is more expensive too once you start adding the delivery costs. But I also note that some of these "grocery stores" do home delivery too, so that is another option. All I was trying to avoid was bringing back the shopping on public transport!!

Anyway, every little bit of info is very helpful. So I thank you for your comments.

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Post by hei guess what » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 9:46 am

Online shopping is OK for standard grocery or household items once you're familiar with the brands that each store offers.

In Singapore, online shopping is not really necessary as it is possible to choose to live where there's a supermarket located within the condominium complex itself or a just short 5-10 minutes walk away.

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Post by Bafana » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 2:32 pm

Why bother on-line shopping in Singapore?

Shopping is one of the few things to do here :cool:
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Post by marj_kee » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 3:32 pm

Bafana wrote:Why bother on-line shopping in Singapore?

Shopping is one of the few things to do here :cool:
hahaha ... :lol: quite true ...

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i'm on online shopper too!

Post by sydneymum » Mon, 14 Aug 2006 9:00 pm

hi leone,
we have been in singapore for 10 days now and i have made a few trips to the supermarket so far. perhaps like you i prefer online shopping because i often buy the same things every week anyway, so no need to be in the shop. the supermarkets here are excellent and they do have a delivery service. however, i did my shopping at 9.45 this morning and it didnt arrive until 3.45pm - so 6 hours later. although they pack a great big bag of ice with the cold things, the veges and milk were warm. so i am not going to get my groceries delivered again. instead i will probably load it all into a taxi - taxis are very cheap, so dont worry there is no need to take your shopping home on public transport. hope that helps.

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Post by EC » Tue, 15 Aug 2006 8:30 am

I didn't think they delivered perishable items. We've always had to hand-carry our milk and meats and they only ever delivered the dry goods.

Wait, maybe that's Carrefour? Maybe it has to do with the time of the day you buy the items as well? Maybe they only deliver perishables if you shop before a certain time.

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