Singpost offers this service to vPost members subject to the terms and conditions set out below. By using this service as a vPost member, you signify your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
“Consolidation” refers to the multiple shipments of items, which are combined into a consolidated shipment, and accordingly, payment of one base charge for the consolidated shipment.
“Delivery address” means your local mailing or delivery address as registered with SingPost in your vPost profile or such other delivery address as registered at check-out on the vPost website.
“GST” refers to goods and services tax, which expression includes any tax, by whatever name called, of a similar nature that may be substituted for it or levied in addition to it.
“Item” means the actual physical package containing the actual content(s) being shipped or received, as the case may be, by the merchant(s), SingPost and you, as applicable.
“Member” means the registered vPost member, whose personal particulars and address are as registered with SingPost at the vPost website.
“Merchant” refers to any online merchants which ships to a vPost source country, which allows the use of an international credit card and provides the sale of non-prohibited items.
“Our,” “We,” “Us” and “SingPost” refers to Singapore Post Limited (Reg. No.199201623M).
“Shipment” means the item being shipped by sea, air or land in any combination to you.
“vPost” refers to a service provided by SingPost which includes but is not limited to, the provision of online presentment and/or payment of bills, invoices and renewal of policies on behalf of service providers, shipping and shopping services as well as other services that may be introduced from time to time. This service is accessible at the URL http://www.vpost.com.
“vPost source country” refers to the country which vPost has an address, for the purposes of providing shipping and shopping services, including but not limited to the vPost source country's. The selection of vPost source country’s (Click here for various countries you can ship from, via vPost) may differ according to your country.
“Service” refers to a service provided by vPost which allows you to shop at any eligible online merchant’s websites, provided such merchant operates in and ships to a vPost source country, and have their items consolidated or delivered to their local mailing/delivery address as registered with SingPost at the vPost website.
“vPost address” refers to the address at a vPost source country as provided by vPost for the purpose of consolidation or the provision of the Service. vPost may at its discretion change this address or add new addresses from time to time.
“You” and “Your” refers to the member using this service.
Title headings are inserted for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of the substantive provisions of these terms and conditions.
2. Membership Registration, Use of Website
3.1 You shall promptly confirm and pay any service charges as specified in the vPost website which include but are not limited to the following components:
- shipping charges;
- duties and GST prevailing from time to time, if applicable;
- holding fees;
- any additional shipping charges, should the item not comply with the specified guidelines for delivery in order to process the shipping of the item to you; and
- any other charges, if applicable, in order to process the shipping of the item to you.
3.2 You shall promptly pay all duties and taxes, any additional charges for customs clearance and any other applicable charges imposed by any local or government authority of the destination country, before the item is delivered to your local mailing/delivery address
3.3 Only payment via the vPost website or otherwise as may be specified by vPost will be accepted.
3.4 All payment must be made in full. SingPost may detain the item for which such payment has not been made in full until such time full payment is made. We also reserve the right to dispose the item in any manner we deem fit in accordance with these terms and conditions.
3.5 You shall compensate us for the cost of storage of the said item, shipping charges, storage charges, duties and taxes incurred by us, and all claims, damages, fines and expenses incurred if the shipment/item is deemed prohibited, dangerous and/or illegal. We reserve the right to dispose the item in any manner we deem fit, if you fail to make payment of all charges within thirty (30) days of notification to do so.
4.1 The shipping charges will cover handling, overseas shipping and local delivery from the vPost address to your local mailing/delivery address
4.2 We will have the right to review the shipping charges from time to time and make changes thereof without any or prior notice to you and/or to any third party.
4.3 You acknowledge that all dutiable items imported to the destination country are subject to customs duty and/or excise duty in accordance with the prevailing local customs duties.
4.4 The Shipping charges are specified in the section “Shipping charges” on the vPost website, as may be amended from time to time, and are based on how the item has been packed by your merchant.
5. Member’s Responsibility
5.2 You shall ensure that items purchased from merchant’s website are not articles prohibited by the country of origin and/or the country of destination.
5.3 You grant us the right to disclose specific information as required by any applicable law, direction of a statutory regulator or stock exchange or pursuant to a court order.
5.4 Upon your purchase of the item at the merchant’s website, you shall indicate as your shipping address, your vPost account number and the vPost address, as may be applicable. You may login to vPost to view the applicable shipping address.
5.5 You acknowledge that incomplete or erroneous information provided by you or your Merchant may result in loss or delay in the delivery of your item to the provided vPost address.
5.6 We reserve the right to dispose of the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you, if we are unable to process the item within Sixty (60) days of the shipment being received at the vPost address, for any reason.
5.7 You shall pay directly to the merchant for your purchase at the merchant’s website. This includes the price of your item, handling and local domestic shipping charges and all applicable sales tax.
5.8 You shall be liable to us and indemnify and keep us indemnified at all times from and against all demands, claims, action or proceedings by whomsoever made and against all damages, costs, charges or expenses (including legal costs on an indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or sustained by us in connection with the vPost service performed for you.
6. Our Responsibility
We will notify you of the amount you have to pay for shipping charges, customs clearance charges, GST or other service taxes (if applicable) and any other applicable charges as referred to in clause 3.1. In providing the service, we act as an independent contractor and we are not an agent of any merchant(s) or act in any other capacity unless otherwise specifically stated.
7. Customs Regulations, Hazardous Materials, Dangerous Goods, Prohibited or Restricted Articles
7.1 It is your responsibility to enquire into and comply with import and export regulations of the origin and destination country.
7.2 You should refer to the website set up by the government authorities of the countries of origin and destination for up-to-date information on customs duties and regulations regarding hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles, and any other regulatory issue that may affect the item or shipment.
7.3 You agree that your item or shipment is deemed unacceptable if:
- No customs declaration is made when required by applicable customs regulations; and/or (b) it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), any applicable governmental department or authority or other relevant organisation of the country of origin and/or the destination country.
7.4 You shall be liable for any and all loss or damage suffered by us and/or any third party as a result of a breach of this clause.
7.5 You may also check here to view a list of such unacceptable items which are currently notified to us by the relevant authorities. This list may be amended by the relevant authorities from time to time. We are not responsible for the contents of this list and shall not be held liable for any loss or damage which may be suffered or incurred by you as a result of any inaccuracies or omissions thereof.
7.6 You acknowledge that additional charges are applicable for re-direction of the item, made at your request, to another address other than the local mailing/delivery address provided under your vPost profile.
7.7 You acknowledge that additional charges are applicable for re-direction of the Item, made at your request, or return of the item, if the item is deemed unacceptable for import to the destination country. You will be notified of these additional charges as they become due and payable by you.
7.8 As we presently do not (and our license does not permit us to do so) store or receive alcoholic products and/or beverages, you acknowledge and agree that we will immediately discard/destroy such items/products once received at our overseas warehouse. Notwithstanding anything stated to the contrary in these terms and conditions (in particular clauses 7.6 and 7.7), you further acknowledge and agree that we will not redirect or return such items/products to you (or your shipper) once received at our warehouse. Please also refer to our FAQs for additional information.
8.1 An item will only be delivered to one (1) delivery Address
8.2 We shall make reasonable effort to deliver the item to you within the stipulated time frame indicated on the vPost website upon check-out of your packages. High security addresses or addresses in more remote locations may require a longer delivery period. There will be no deliveries on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and gazetted public holidays. We shall however not be liable (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) for any delay in effecting delivery for whatever reasons.
8.3 We will have the right to refuse delivery or make the item available if any amount owing to us is not paid in full.
8.4 You agree that the actual/volumetric weight of your item may vary up to a maximum of 0.5 kilograms and you will not hold us accountable for these discrepancies.
8.5 An item shall be delivered to the delivery address, but not necessarily to the named member personally. Shipment may be made to letterboxes in accordance with these terms and conditions, but shall not be made to PO boxes.
8.6 An item (regardless of weight) will be shipped only after the item has arrived at the vPost address and after you have made all payments due to us in full accordingly.
8.7 We may, at our sole discretion, perform any of the following activities on behalf of you in order to facilitate the shipping of your item:
- complete any documents required under applicable laws and regulations; (b) act as your forwarding agent for customs and export control purposes and as a receiver solely for the purpose of designating a customs broker to perform customs clearance and entry; and (c) re-direct the shipment to another address upon request by you.
8.7 We will send an SMS notification to you if we have delivered an item if a valid mobile phone number of your destination country has been provided under your vPost profile. You acknowledge and agree that vPost has no obligation to provide such SMS notification and does not warrant that the SMS notification will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free or that the SMS will reach you during or within any stated time frame, if any.
8.8 Upon receipt or collection of the shipment or item, you are advised to check that the item has been received in good order.
8.9 You acknowledge and agree that the customs authorities of the destination country has the right to detain any item for whatsoever reason they deem appropriate, and that we are not liable for any consequences of such delay.
8.10 You may login into your vPost account to check the delivery status of the item.
- We may, at our sole discretion, re-pack the items before shipping from the vPost address to your local mailing/delivery address if we consider the items suitable for re-packing, so as to reduce the total shipping charges applicable to such items. (b) in the event of such re-packing, you shall pay us a re-packing fee for each package re-packed. The relevant fees can be found on our website. (c) you acknowledge and agree that any such re-packing of items may render the return, refund or exchange (or any other similar) policy of the merchant for an item invalid, void or cancelled; and we shall not be liable to you for any loss, damage or liability which may be suffered or incurred by you as a result there of.
9. Restricted Area
9.1 There is no delivery to restricted areas.
9.2 There is no delivery to any restricted areas as defined by the country of destination.
10. Clearance of Items
10.1 All items imported are subject to customs clearance.
10.2 You acknowledge that the customs authorities will detain dutiable items. You will be informed of the status of the item by a letter of notification from us or from the customs authorities. The item may be released after examination by the customs authorities in the presence of you or your representative and on payment of any charges deemed appropriate by the customs authorities.
10.3 You acknowledge that the import of controlled items in the shipment requires the approval from the relevant customs authority. Items requiring approval from relevant customs authority will be detained by the said customs authority. You will be notified about the procurement of an import licence from the customs authority concerned. Upon presentation of the licence and payment of any charges to the relevant customs authority, the item may be released.
10.4 When using the service for shipments from the USA, for any shipment or item with a value above USD2500 (two thousand and five hundred United States Dollars), please fill up the shipper’s export declaration (SED) form. Click here for the sample form. Please ensure that all information is correctly entered to ensure smooth delivery of the item from the United States to your destination country. Kindly print out the SED form and send the duly completed form to SingPost.
11. Unclaimed Deliveries
11.1 If you fail or refuse to (i) accept delivery; (ii) pay for delivery; or (iii) collect the item, or the shipment or item is deemed unacceptable for any reason, we may at our sole discretion:
- where appropriate, contact you to discuss and agree on an appropriate action to take; (b) use reasonable efforts to return the item to merchant at your cost; or (c) dispose the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you.
11.2 Subject to clause 11.1(a), if a re-direction is required, additional charges are applicable for such re-direction.
12. Shipment Return
12.1 As we only provide for your item to be shipped from the vPost address to your delivery address (as the case may be), We shall not in any way be involved or concerned with any claim for refund, return, rebate or exchange of any item in the shipment. For all such items, you will need to liaise and deal directly with the merchant in respect of any refund, return, exchange, rebate, and money-back guarantee policy and/or procedure. All refunds, returns, exchanges, rebates, money-back guarantee policies and/or procedures will be in accordance with the merchant’s policies and procedures.
12.2 For the return of items, you will need to provide your own arrangements to send the item back to the merchant, and at your own cost.
In the case of a return of the item to a merchant, while the item is still in the vPost source country as confirmed by us to you in writing, you can arrange with us for the return of the item to the merchant. This return will be subject to a service charge and domestic delivery cost. If however, the merchant provides you with free domestic return, you must provide us with a return sticker and the relevant instructions to do so in the same exchange instructing us to return the item to the merchant. Notwithstanding any free domestic returns as provided by the merchant, you will be responsible for all service charges as may be notified by vPost.
13. Inspection of Item in Shipment
We may, at our sole discretion, but are not be obliged to, open and inspect for any reason any item in the shipment.
14. Limitation of Liability
14.1 We shall not be liable for all indirect, ancillary or consequential loss or damage, including but not limited to the loss of profits, business and anticipated savings, even if the risk of such loss or damage was brought to our attention before or after acceptance of the shipment, including but not limited to our failure to perform any of our obligations hereunder as a result of circumstances outside our control including but not limited to the outbreak of war, any governmental act, explosion, accident, civil commotion, riot, industrial dispute, strike, lockout, stoppages or restraint of labour from whatever cause whether partial or general, weather conditions, traffic congestion, mechanical breakdown, obstruction of any mode of transport or other force majeure, including fire, flood or any acts of God.
14.2 On the condition that we are satisfied that your claim of loss or damage to the shipment or item or contents thereof is justified, our liability for loss of or damage to your item or its contents thereof shall be limited to the following sums:
- the full amount of shipping charges paid by you for the item; and
- 50% of the declared/invoice value of the item, whichever is lower, of which you will have a justified claim of up to maximum amount of AUD$150 per package.
14.3 Claims are limited to one claim per item, settlement of which will be full and final settlement for all loss or damage in connection therewith. All such claims must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of payment. We will review the validity of the claim. We reserve the right to reject any claim(s) if they are not made by you within the stipulated time.
14.4 For the avoidance of doubt, all payments made by us for the purpose of any claims of loss or damage including without limitation in accordance with this clause 14, shall be in the form of in store credit, which members can use for the purpose of future use of the services. You agree that this vPost in store credit is an acceptable as full and final settlement for all claims brought by you.
14.5 If you regard the limits under Clause 14.2 above as insufficient, the optional vCare package is available when you use our services. You may wish to obtain independent advice from an advisor/expert before proceeding with the purchase of the vCare package. Please log in to our website for further information. The terms and conditions of vCare shall apply.
14.6 Warsaw Convention: If the shipment or item is transported by air and involves an ultimate destination or stop in a country other than the country of departure, the Warsaw Convention, if applicable, governs and in most cases limits our liability for loss or damage.
15. Loss, Damage and Delay to Shipment
We shall not in any case be liable for any loss, damage and delay of shipment arising from:
15.1 any defect in any item in the shipment, whether or not known to us at any time before delivery to you;
15.2 incomplete, insufficient, or erroneous entry of the vPost address by you at the merchant’s website;
15.3 failure by the merchant to make delivery within a reasonable time to the relevant vPost address;
15.4 failure by any party or the merchant to provide complete and sufficient information on your shipment item to vPost or make an accurate declaration for customs clearance, regulatory and delivery purposes;
15.5 insufficient or improper packing or addressing information of any item in the shipment by your merchant;
15.6 improper packing of any item in the shipment after having been opened by us for verification whether at the request of any customs authority or other governmental agencies;
15.7 insufficient or improper packing of any item in the shipment after having been re-packed by us (whether at your request or not);
15.8 any alleged delivery from the merchant to the vPost address provided by you, where there is no proof of delivery furnished by the merchant or their delivery agent and where the receipt of the item is not signed and acknowledged at the vPost addresses;
15.9 any loss of confidentiality in communications arising during the shipping;
15.10 electrical or magnetic damage to, or erasure of electronic or photographic images or recordings;
15.11 the hazardous, fragile or brittle nature or the mechanical derangement of any item in the shipment; or
15.12 failure by you to take delivery of or collect the shipment after being notified to do so.
You shall indemnify and keep us indemnified at all times from and against all demands, claims, actions, proceedings, costs, charges and expenses including but not limited to customs charges and other regulatory penalties, storage charges, retrieval and administrative costs, duties and taxes (including reasonable costs) incurred, suffered or sustained by us in connection with the vPost service performed for you, and pay us damages, costs and interest in connection with such demand, claim, action, suit or proceeding.
17. Notices and Claims
17.1 Any notices, demands or any other correspondences whatsoever shall be deemed to be communicated to you if the same is sent by email to the address provided under your vPost profile, or such other address as informed to us in writing prior to the dispatching of any notices, demands or any other correspondence whatsoever. All notices or correspondence from you to us must be in writing and sent to us at the address or email specified in this clause.
17.2 All claims for loss or damage must be made within three (3) days from the date of delivery, failing which we shall have no liability whatsoever. Such claims must be made in writing, accompanied by the original copy of the consignment note, any supporting documents, relevant invoices or receipts for that item and should be submitted to:
Operating Hours (Singapore time) are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
18. Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability
18.1 These terms and conditions, the vPost service, the information on this website and use of all related facilities are provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis without any warranties whether express or implied.
18.2 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all representations and warranties relating to the vPost website and its contents, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or course of dealing or usage of trade. Further, we do not make any representation or warranty in respect of the accuracy, completeness, availability and suitability of the vPost website and its contents, or any other representation or warranty.
18.3 While we may use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this website, we make no warranties or representations as to its accuracy, timeliness or completeness.
18.4 We shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages(including but not limited to damages for loss of business, profits or anticipated savings, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), howsoever caused, resulting from or in connection with (I) your access to, use of or inability to use vPost or this website; (II) reliance on information on this website, or any delay, inaccuracy in the information or in its transmission; and (III) any delay or failure to deliver the item.
18.5 The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. None of your statutory rights as a consumer that cannot be excluded or limited are affected.
18.6 We give no warranty as to the genuineness or authenticity of any item purchased from any merchant’s website(s).
19. Termination by Us
19.1 We reserve the right to terminate or suspend this service at any time without assigning any reason.
19.2 Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend your use of the vPost service if:
- there is abuse or misuse of the service by you; or (b) we are of the reasonable opinion that you have breached any of the terms and conditions herein contained.
19.3 We shall not be liable to you or to any other party for any damages, losses, cost or expenses howsoever caused by or arising out of such termination or suspension.
20. Termination by you
20.1 You may terminate use of the vPost service by giving us at least one (1) calendar month’s prior notice in writing to our address specified in clause 17.
20.2 Your termination of use of this service shall not release you from any liabilities or responsibilities which have accrued prior to the date of termination, including but not limited to your obligation to pay any outstanding charges.
21. Assignment and Sub-Contract
We have the right to assign or transfer or sub-contract all or part of our rights or obligations hereunder at our discretion.
We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions from time to time without notice. The revised terms and conditions will be posted on this website and shall take effect from the date of such posting. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of these terms and conditions.
23. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
23.1 We may be accessed from all countries around the world where the local technology permits. As each country has differing laws, by accessing this website both we and you agree that the laws of the Republic of Singapore, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to these terms and conditions.
23.2 We and you accept and agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Singapore in respect of any dispute or difference arising out of and/or in connection with these terms and conditions.