The short answer to that question is that it depends on the situation. But it’s not anything to worry about.
There’s a workaround that makes it possible to order from Staples and have the package shipped to Singapore. And the shipping rate is inexpensive.
How to Deliver Items from the Staples Online Store to Singapore
To ship internationally, Staples requires you to have a physical address in the United States. It is there that you will be expected to receive your order.
The good news is that you do not need to live in the United States, or even have relatives or friends that do, for this process to work!
United States companies called “freight forwarders” offer US addresses to foreign customers. The foreign customers then use these addresses for purposes of international shipping.
When you open an account with a freight forwarder, you receive a US-based address. You can then easily order from any US-based company by using your US address.
MyUS is our personal favorite Freight Forwarder.
They combine a reliable and convenient service with a fair price. They do not charge additional taxes or unnecessary fees and have a relatively low rate.
We’ve used them to ship packages abroad for years now.
Hopefully, you can now see how it all works. When ordering from the Staples store, or any other U.S.-only store for that matter, you simply get the packages shipped to the U.S. based address.
Your packages will then be shipped to the address that MyUS supplied you with.
Buy Your Product(S) From the Staples Online Store
MyUS will keep an eye out for your delivery, and once it turns up, they’ll send it to Singapore.
Thinking about ordering multiple items? MyUS has you covered. They’ll wait for everything to arrive, combine them into one large shipment, and send it on its way!
Thanks to these services, you’re able to purchase from online stores as if you were a U.S. citizen and get them shipped all the way to Singapore with no hassle!