Amazon to offer free shipping to consumers from Singapore

Consumers addicted to online shopping may have one more reason to shop with The online retailer now offers free shipping to Singapore for orders above US$125, excluding taxes.

Announcing this on its website on Friday, Amazon said that only goods sold by the online retailer, which include books, music, movies and electronic goods, but not those from third-party sellers, will qualify for the AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping programme.

Purchases that are in stock will arrive in 11-14 business days under the free shipping scheme, which excludes items weighing 20 lbs (9 kg) or more, gift cards and some oversize items.

Depending on the products, consumers may enjoy substantial savings. Bargain hunters, for one, can look forward to cheaper consumer electronic goods.

For instance, the Beats Solo HD on-Ear headphone retail for US$199, and Beats wireless over-ear headphone US$279. At local stores, they cost $310 and $420, respectively.