Why Shipping to the USA is so popular

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For the uncertain reader who is thinking of shipping from Singapore to the USA, read on to find out why US is such a popular shipping destination for users of JustShip. Through this process, you may find yourself gaining the confidence you need to make that move to ship what you need to ship.

1. Shipping to the US can be relatively affordable

Some may raise their eyebrows at this. After all, an experienced shipper in Singapore would know that there are many cheaper shipping destinations like Malaysia and Hong Kong. That is true! However, there are 2 things to consider here.

Firstly, duties and taxes are less of an issue when shipping to the US. We dedicated an entire article to the topic of duties and taxes, but for the reader unacquainted to shipping taxes, just know that the more expensive your item is, the more likely it will get taxed by the destination country. If you do not have tax visibility, these hidden charges can really hurt you.

Thankfully, when you ship to the US, they only start to tax you when your items get quite expensive. To be specific, they only start to tax you when your item costs more than $1000 SGD. This will not apply to most shippers, so taxes become one less cost to consider for those planning to ship to US.

Secondly, when you ship with JustShip, you are getting the cheapest international shipping from Singapore to the USA. When you are getting these rates, shipping to the US becomes a lot more manageable. Read on to see some price comparisons!

2. US and Singapore are global hubs that have many connections to one another

At JustShip, we see many use cases for shipping to the US. As you read on, you may find that you are be a part of the groups listed here. If you aren’t represented here, leave us a review after shipping with us to let us know why you shipped! We always love to find out more about our customers.

A popular use case is for those whose loves ones are staying in the US. One common example is parents whose children are studying in one of many reputable universities in the US. For these parents, it would be great if they could send their children a care package containing their clothes, books or familiar snacks from home.

You may find this guide on shipping food useful. Don’t be afraid to ship to your loved one! We’ve made it very simple to ship internationally, and many others like you have done it successfully.

Another group of our customers are US citizens employed in Singapore as skilled professionals contributing to our local economy who are moving back to the US after their job stint. A complementary customer group is Singapore citizens getting a job in the US and looking to move to the US!

For such customers, it is helpful to know that JustShip is positioned amongst relocation companies as a fast and hassle-free air shipping service. This means it makes sense to ship with us if you value convenience and reliability enough to be willing to pay for air shipping. At the same time, you’re savvy enough to want to pay a reasonable price for air shipping, which can be a premium service.

The other reason you might want to use JustShip is that your company is funding your relocation, which typically means a slightly bigger budget that you can use to ensure you get a hassle-free experience and a safe journey for your valuable items.

Finally, the last significant group that ship to the US are the hustlers running their own businesses! It’s common to hear about shipping from US to Singapore for e-commerce, since many of us in Singapore want some premium products that may only be sold in the US. But have you heard of shipping from Singapore to US for e-commerce? US has a consumer base with a large appetite for goods in the global market. People in the US want and know how to buy from specialty stores from all over the world and get them shipped back to the US.

So, many of our users are sellers in Singapore with an interesting product that is so unique that someone in US would want to buy it and have it shipped there! For these users, they know that fast shipping and parcel tracking can deliver a strong post-purchase experience, which ultimately translates to satisfaction, retention, referrals and finally, growth in revenue!

3. Shipping to the US can be incredibly easy

Here are some popular questions customers like to ask.

What is the cheapest way to send a parcel to the USA?

Company

Time-frame (to USA)

Price to ship 2kg parcel

JustShip

2 - 5 working days using FedEx international priority

Only $72.91

SingPost

Economy - 55 days Priority International - 14 days

Economy - $80 Priority International - $107

SingPost (SpeedPost Express)

6 days (Delays expected)

$159.00

DHL

4 - 5 days

$210.00

UPS (WorldWide Expedited)

1 - 3 days

$173.70

FedEx (International Priority)

1 - 3 days

$174.00

Have it picked up for free, packed as tightly as possible to save on volumetric weight, and shipped with the cheapest shipping from Singapore to USA. Get all of this with your one-stop shipping partner, JustShip!

How do I send a parcel to the USA?

  • Measure your parcel’s weight and size, then get a quote on your favourite shipping partner’s rate calculator to confirm that it is within your budget

  • Ensure your parcel does not contain prohibited items. Generally, that means no alcohol, medication (without prescription) or any traces of meat.

  • Confirm that the value of the items in your parcel are less than $1000 SGD. If they are more costly than that, know that you may get taxed. Use any online tax calculators to estimate how much taxes you need to pay. If you’re shipping with JustShip, we automatically calculate and display it to you before your check out, when you are filling up our order form.

  • All good on the above? Fill up our shipment form here with your recipient’s address, item description and some other details and we’ll pick it up from you for free on the next business day and have it delivered to your recipient’s doorstep in 2-5 working days.

How much does it cost to send a parcel to the USA?

Weight

Price

What can I ship

1kg

$55.82

Clothing, accessories

5kg

$129.29

Toys, care packages, dry foods

10kg

$224.19

Electronics, furniture

When you ship with JustShip, it can cost as low as $41 to send a parcel to the USA.

How do I ship from Singapore to US?

  • Measure your parcel’s weight and size, then get a quote on your favourite shipping partner’s rate calculator to confirm that it is within your budget

  • Ensure your parcel does not contain prohibited items. Generally, that means no alcohol, medication (without prescription) or any traces of meat.

  • Confirm that the value of the items in your parcel are less than $1000 SGD. If they are more costly than that, know that you may get taxed. Use any online tax calculators to estimate how much taxes you need to pay. If you’re shipping with JustShip, we automatically calculate and display it to you before your check out, when you are filling up our order form.

  • All good on the above? Fill up our shipment form here with your recipient’s address, item description and some other details and we’ll pick it up from you for free on the next business day and have it delivered to your recipient’s doorstep in 2-5 working days.

Join the growing community of shippers to the US!

Shipping to the US can be as easy as 1,2,3. Start by getting a quote with us, or if you already plan to ship, we can pick your items up from your doorstep for free, simply fill up our order form now!

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