Things to Know When Shipping from USA to Singapore


Shipping from USA to Singapore - ShipporterThe US might not be next door to Singapore, but that shouldn’t stop you from buyin some high quality furniture, or even the new season’s fashion items from the US, when they’re unavailable or too expensive to buy in Singapore.It has never been easier and more affordable to post from USA to Singapore, and with so many US shops offering great online deals, it can be tempting to buy goods directly from the US.

USA to Singapore Shipping Example:

The cost of shipping from USA to Singapore using sea freight is more affordable than air freight shipping. Using the example below, to ship a baby grand piano using Shipporter’s sea freight service would cost $765, a comparable air freight service would cost over $5,000 USD. If you are living in Singapore, it may actually be cheaper to buy certain goods online from the US and ship them home using sea freight, than to buy them locally.

To help you understand how sea freight to Singapore works, we’ve created this mini guide, which takes you through some of the common questions we’ve received about shipping from the US to Singapore, with answers from our team of shipping experts.

How does it work?

Shipping from USA to Singapore is much easier than you think, and you can calculate the potential shipping costs in just a few clicks.

We’ve done our best to make the process as straight forward as possible, so you simply need to arrange for the US merchant to deliver your order to the Shipporter export warehouse. For this, you will need to pay the cost of domestic shipping to the warehouse – if you’re a savvy shopper, you may be able to get free domestic delivery within the US.

From here, we take control. Our team will take care of the shipping, customs clearance and delivery to your door in Singapore – so you can simply sit back, and wait in anticipation for your package to arrive.

Can I track my parcel or package online?

Gone are the days when you were left wondering whether or not your package would ever arrive on time. By using Shipporter, once your order reaches our export warehouse in the states, you can track the journey of your parcel through our website.

How long can I expect sea freight shipping to Singapore to take?

Whilst sea freight shipping is one of the most effective international shipping options, it’s true that it is often slower than air freight.

On average, it can take 15 to 30 business days for a package to arrive in Singapore from the US. But when you consider the potential cost savings, waiting those extra days could make a big difference to the money left in your wallet.

What can I ship?

We’re not here to judge your purchases – so as long as it complies with the US and Singapore’s customs laws, you can ship almost anything.

Below are examples of how much it costs to ship some of the most popular product categories using Shipporter.

It will cost USD $765 to ship a beautiful baby grand piano from the USA to Singapore including insurance.

Price: $765 USD (inc. ins.)
Weight: 270kg
Item Dimensions: 168 x 144 x 102 cm
Shipporter will post a high quality, wooden bookcase from the USA to Singapore for USD $544 including taxes.

Price: $544 USD (exc. ins.)
Weight: 37.8kg
Item Dimensions: 29 x 13 x 206 cm


Want to ship something else? Find out how much your item will cost to ship from USA to Singapore using our shipping calculator.

How can I make sure my items successfully arrive?

Always take into consideration Singapore’s import restrictions, as well as items that are prohibited for export from the US. To double check that your parcel will be allowed entry into Singapore, consult the Singapore government customs website.

At Shipporter, we offer some of the best deals for shipping from USA to Singapore – plus, we’re a friendly bunch; so if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.