Hi all! It has been quite awhile, hasn't it? I haven't had time to dabble into makeup and skincare for the past few months, and that's because I've been so busy running my own little online business selling accessories and phone casings! My life right now is all about ordering, selling, stock-taking, mailing, and the most tedious part of it all... packing.
I can spend hours just packing my customers' orders, and sometimes when customers choose to go by registered mail as it's a much safer option to normal mail, I can queue up to 45 minutes at the post office near my place just because there are so many people. But luckily, there's SmartPac! For those of you who are always shopping online and opting for registered mail for fear of lost mail, let me share with you about SmartPac, which is a cheaper (and more convenient) alternative!
So what is SmartPac?
SmartPac is a postage-paid doorstep delivery with free packaging of different sizes. AND, it is trackable as well, just like registered mail! However, unlike registered mail whereby it charges based on weight, SmartPac charges flat rates depending on the size of your order instead of weight, as long as your order fits into the SmartPac polymailer or box and does not exceed the maximum weight for each SmartPac size.
From left: SmartPac Mini (up to 600g) at S$3.20, SmartPac Lite (up to 1kg) at S$3.80 and SmartPac Box (up to 3kg) at S$4.70
What can each size fit?
SmartPac Mini, S$3.20 This size can easily fit a shirt, as shown below.
SmartPac Lite, S$3.80 I can easily slide in 2 maxi dresses without the polymailer going out of shape.
SmartPac Box, S$4.70 The size of this box is designed to fit nicely into your letterbox. In my opinion, this box is more ideal if you are packing or purchasing bulky items, such as facial masks that come in a box, as shown below. You can see that I am able to fit quite a number of items - 2 facial masks boxes, 3 skincare bottles in their packaging, 1 beauty blender and 1 shirt. There's still some space for a couple of lipsticks too!
You can purchase SmartPac at any post office, but you can also purchase them online on the SingPost website! The best part about SmartPac over registered mail is that as a seller, you don't have to join the queue at SingPost just to mail your SmartPac out. Simply drop it in the letterbox just like a regular mail, and you're done!
Also, one thing that my customers prefer about SmartPac (apart from the fact that it is cheaper than registered mail) is that they don't have to be home to receive it. For registered mail, if the postman rings on your doorbell and no one answers, they will bring your parcel back to SingPost and you'll be required to go collect it. That can be extremely troublesome for a lot of people. For SmartPac, however, it will be placed into your letterbox if no one answers the door. How convenient and fuss-free! So the next time you purchase something online, don't forget to ask the seller if he/she does SmartPac!
Get up to 12% off when you purchase SmartPac in a bundle! For more information, click here.
Stand a chance to win prizes over S$100 by participating in SingPost's lucky draw! Simply upload a photo of you receiving a SmartPac on Instagram, like and follow @mysingpost, tag 3 friends and hashtag #SMARTwaytoPAC. Top 3 posts with the most number of likes will win!
Disclaimer: Products featured in this post (only the SmartPac packaging; other items featured are my own) were sent to me by Sample Store (under Singapore Post) for photo purposes. This post does contain information from the brand itself, but thoughts and opinions expressed above are strictly my own and based on my personal experience. I am neither affiliated with nor compensated by both companies.