Besides crossing the border into Malaysia to buy necessities, Singaporeans can also purchase affordable items on Shopee Malaysia and have them shipped over easily. Before you can enjoy your loots, there are still a few things to take note of to ensure you can purchase and receive your items without a hitch. 

Read on for the detailed steps on how to shop on Shopee Malaysia and ship your items over to Singapore!

STEP 1: CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON SHOPEE MALAYSIA WEBSITE

A little-known fact is that you can purchase items directly from Shopee platforms of other countries while in Singapore. Some common platforms include Shopee Malaysia, Shopee Indonesia, and Shopee Philippines.

However, it’s important to note that the platforms will only fulfil orders to local addresses within the country and not directly to Singapore. We’ll get deeper into how you can get a Malaysia address later.

Firstly, head to the Shopee Malaysia website and sign up for an account using 2 ways:

  • Sign up using a Malaysia mobile number that you can receive a One-Time-Password (OTP) on
  • Or use a Google or Facebook account that isn’t tied to any existing Shopee accounts

Once you’ve been verified, it’s time to shop!

Tip!

It’s trickier to download the Shopee Malaysia app unless you have a Malaysia phone number and address on hand. We recommend creating an account using a Google or Facebook account and shopping directly through the website!

STEP 2: ADD ITEMS TO YOUR CART

The Shopee Malaysia platform is exactly the same as the Singapore one, so shop how you normally would! You also have the option of shopping in English or Bahasa Melayu, though the platform usually starts up in English first.

Tip!

Make use of store vouchers and Shopee vouchers to bring down your total and enjoy free shipping to the Malaysia address!

STEP 3: ARRANGE FOR SHIPPING TO SINGAPORE

Before you can cart out, you’ll need to give a Malaysia address for delivery. 

One way to get a shipping address in Malaysia is to utilise your friends’ or family’s address and have them bring the items over to Singapore, or ship them to you. However, not everyone has contacts living in Malaysia and it can also be a slow and inconvenient process. 

The next best option is to get in touch with a freight forwarder

Opt For A Freight Forwarding Service

A freight forwarder can help you with shipping from Malaysia to Singapore by providing you with a local address and phone number you can key in during checkout.

There will usually be a warehouse at that address and they’ll help you to consolidate your packages if you have more than one. The freight forwarder will then repack all your items into a single parcel before shipping it to your Singapore address.

In addition to that, using a freight forwarding service allows you to tap on their knowledge of shipping regulations and processes too! As a result, any questions you have about customs clearance or tax regulations won’t go unanswered.

Looking for a freight forwarder? Drop us a message today for a free quote!

STEP 4: MAKE PAYMENT ON SHOPEE MALAYSIA

The last step is to pay for your goodies. Shopee Malaysia only accepts locally issued Visa, Mastercard, or Amex cards. You can either use your contact’s payment card or bypass this by using a Youtrip card.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I buy items from Shopee Malaysia and send them to Singapore?

Yes! Using a freight forwarding service, you can get a Malaysia address to arrange delivery of your parcels before they get sent to you in Singapore.

The cost depends on the final weight of your items and different freight forwarders charge differently for this service. 

Contact us today for an accurate quote and to arrange shipping from Malaysia to Singapore!

The duration depends on how fast the Shopee merchant sends out your parcels for delivery to the Malaysia address. 

For larger items or pre-order items, it may also take longer for them to arrive. Hence, you’re recommended to purchase from Shopee Singapore if you’re looking to receive your items urgently. 

Once your orders have arrived at the Malaysia address, it can take anywhere from 2 days to a week for the freight forwarder to deliver your packages to you in Singapore. 

Yes, you will have to pay 8% GST for your goods in 2023. For up-to-date information, check out the IRAS website.

Some items that are prohibited/restricted include:

  • Counterfeit products
  • Fireworks
  • Marijuana and related products
  • Chewing gum
  • Imitation tobacco products (electronic cigarettes, vaporisers, etc)

BUYING FROM SHOPEE MALAYSIA AND SHIPPING TO SINGAPORE

It’s actually a very straightforward process to make purchases on the Shopee Malaysia website and getting your items sent over to Singapore. You just need to ensure you have a local address and phone number to do so. 

Instead of lugging all your purchases back to Singapore yourself, make use of a freight forwarding service today!