Date: 9th October 2014
Case File Number: #065
Case Summary: 65daigou claims to have the fastest and most cost effective overseas shopping experience in Singapore.
Exhibit (A) – Revised shipping rates, no base charge.
Exhibit (B) – 2 China warehouses, 1 in Shanghai, 1 in Guangzhou.
Speed & Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Scenario: An impromptu weekend date. A couple outfit is needed.
|Shanghai: Swag Tee (0.18kg)||RMB 40||RMB 3|
|Shanghai: Jeans (0.50kg)||RMB 100||RMB 5|
|Guangzhou: Frilly Lace Top (0.05kg)||RMB 20||RMB 10|
|Guangzhou: Denim Shorts (0.25kg)||RMB 80||RMB 12|
|Total (S$1 = RMB 4.70)||S$51.06||S$6.38|
If all shipped to Shanghai:
S$57.44 (Items Cost) + S$8 (0.98kg Weight Cost) = S$65.44
Waiting time 7 – 9 working days.
If shipped to Shanghai and Guangzhou respectively
Shanghai [S$31.49 (Items Cost) + $5 (0.68kg Weight Cost)] + Guangzhou [S$22.98 (Items Cost) + $5 (0.30kg Weight Cost)] = S$67.44
Waiting time 3 – 5 working days.
Either pay less to wait longer, or pay more to receive faster.
# Evidence from September 2014 #
Exhibit (A) revised shipping rates, no base charge. International shipping cost is reduced to $6 total, from $8 – $10, regardless of whether items are sent from Shanghai or Guangzhou.
It is definitely cost effective, as 65daigou claims, to shop from overseas with them. A two-way MRT trip from outlying SIngapore to Orchard Road is already almost $4.
Case approved. 65daigou has lived up to their claims.
Exhibit (B) – 2 China warehouses, 1 in Shanghai, 1 in Guangzhou. This helps customers save up to 4 days waiting time for sellers who need to send their merchandise to a far away city.
Together with flat fee shipping, customers can now send their items to the nearer city in order to receive their items much, much quicker. Proper use of Express Air (DHL) will enable customers to receive their goods in 1 – 2 days.
Case approved. 65daigou has lived up to their claims again.
# CASE DISMISSED #