Do these boxes look familiar? I bet they do if you online shop very often! Especially from blogshops in Singapore, hehe. But did you know, SmartPac is a postage paid delivery service by our very own SingPost!
Well, honestly, before writing this advertorial I had no idea at all. (guilty as charged) But I do have MANY of these SmartPac boxes lying around my house (thanks to all the SampleStore items I got heehee) and I’ve recycled them to organise some of my makeup and other peripherals in my room. They’re really good for recycling because it’s spacious and sturdy and hold super well.
OK I am totally ranting, I’ll get into the nitty gritty details later!
Now let’s start with the SmartPac boxes. Here’s me holding ONE of the 6 SmartPacs which SingPost generously sent to me for the advertorial. You can see that the box is a beautiful neon green and it just brightens up your day when you receive a parcel like this! Say NO to boring brown boxes! SmartPac is the new in thing!!!
Now, you must be wondering,
“What can I send out using these SmartPac boxes?”
As long as your items are not in the above categories as stated in the box…
Or weigh over 3kg…
You’re good to go!
Just follow the instructions which are also printed on the box (but totally idiotproof) as seen above. It’s like sending a registered parcel but without having to bother with stamps and what not! Super convenient right?
PLUS, you don’t have to queue at the post office to get your parcels mailed.
WUUUUUT? Is this for real?!?
All SmartPac boxes when ordered (either from SingPost or Qoo10) will come flat and you’ll simply have to fold it into a box that comes with a very strong foothold. Easy peasy!
Tadah! If I can do it.. So can you! Haha.
The dimensions of the box measure 30cm x 19cm x 7cm when unfolded and this means you can fit a LOAD of stuff into it. (As long as it’s <3kg la!) Trust me, I’ve tried, and this box can fit almost EVERYTHING.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a few examples…
1. Dorothy Perkin Wedges, (5inches high)
I’m quite a shortie so I’ve always loved ordering very very high heels. Problem is… I need a big box which I can fit my heels/wedges in if I want to get them mailed/mailed to me! I tested this pair of wedges and it fit perfectly!
Look! There’s even space if you want to wrap the shoes up/bubble wrap them before mailing out. Pretty awesome for blogshop owners yeah?? And these boxes tend to be smaller than shoe boxes, so for those who don’t want to burn a HUGE HOLE when paying for postage… SmartPac could be a better option!
2. Pumps with 5 inch Heels
I did it. I managed to fit my pair of 5 inch pumps in the SmartPac box. With absolutely NO PROBLEM. LOOKIE!!
The SmartPac closes without an issue and I can happily mail my shoes out like that! Woot!
3. My Chanel Wallet on Chain
Ok I just had to do this. I told Jw,
“Eh next time you wna surprise me with a gift you can even fit a Chanel in this!! LOOK!!!”
HAHAHAHHA. Boyfriends/Girlfriends… You know what to do for your next anniversary!
(AND….. Btw they do NEXT DAY DELIVERY. Super efficient for last minute people who “forgot” about that special occasion… )
I can only wish this was true… That I got this as a surprise…. HAHAHAHHAA.
But anyway, the aim of this was to emphasise a point, that the SmartPac can fit a lot given it’s ergonomic design! And it’s really super sturdy!! It can hold heavy heels/wedges/Chanel boxes etc, so please have NO WORRIES when it comes to clothes. I’ll bet you can fit a whole bunch of fabric in the SmartPack with no issue at all!
Now, back to the SmartPac.
After filling it up with your favourite goodies, how do you send it out?!
Simple! Just fill in the form which comes WITH the SmartPac box and you’re good to go. Here’s an example for you!
1. Take it out of the plastic sheet
2. Fill in the details
3. Secure your box
4. Peel off the paper to reveal the adhesive tape
PS: It’s very sticky lol
5. Stick it on the top of your SmartPac!
Now just head over to any SingPost station or drop off your SmartPac box in any street postbox! Your SmartPac is set and ready to go!
Moving on, let’s talk about the SmartPac envelopes! This is for those who tend to purchase less bulky/heavy items but wish to track their items in case they go missing. (biggest horror story on earth omg)
As you can see, these envelopes can hold up to 1kg worth of items and also require NO stamps because they are a paid for postage service.
Similar to the SmartPac boxes, the instructions are printed on the envelopes which will teach you how to use them.
Do not send these dangerous goods….
And remember, only up to 1kg! If not, you might have to pay for extra postage charges.
Now, fill in the details as aforementioned… And you’re good to go!
Oh, and just for an example of what you can fit in your SmartPac envelope, I chose 2 apparels which I recently bought online to show you what you can possibly mail!
PS: I didn’t fold the garments nicely LOL so they are quite puffy and take up more space than usual…
TADAH! I fit in 2 long dresses in this envelope and it was safely secured and ready to post!
It’s really that simple!
Oh, and if you’re curious how to track your parcel after sending them out..
No more fear about losing your parcels/having them go missing already! WOOHOO!!!!!!
Thanks for staying with me throughout this very picture heavy post… But now after all that rambling… Here’s why I think you should use SmartPac over other mail services in Singapore!!!!
When using SmartPac….
You can SKIP the queue! Sometimes during peak seasons (when hugeeee blogshops have a new collection lol), the queues at SingPost can be CRAZY. But with SmartPac, you can do everything yourself without hassle! Everything is self service at the post office (and btw, you can drop your parcels at ANY street posting boxes, not just SingPost). PLUS, all your parcels come with a 24hour tracking service so you’ll never have to worry about parcels gone missing!
That’s like, the biggest booboo and scare for any online shopper/seller. It hurts your reputation, and it diminishes the buyer’s chance of buying from you again. You definitely won’t want this to happen.
For those who promise next day delivery/express services, SmartPac is definitely the choice for you. As long as your parcel is mailed out before 5pm on a working day, it will arrive at the recipients doorstep with a delivery proof the next day! No extra charge! Customer service is so important these days and people just want to get their items ASAP, imagine if you can promise next-day delivery to your customers?!! They confirm happy lah!!! Haha.
You can enjoy ALL THESE perks at just $4.70 per SmartPac box, or $3.80 per SmartPac Envelope!
Obviously, I feel that the SmartPac boxes are more value for money… Because $4.70 for 3kg VS $3.80 for 1kg… Errr?? The math is quite simple here! This is also why I like to buy things in bulk… It makes the shipping cost more reasonable. LOL.
AND AND AND, if you purchase in bulk, SmartPac also does FREE DELIVERY of the boxes if you purchase >30 SmartPac boxes/>50 SmartPac Envelopes in a single invoice. Yup! They send the envelopes/boxes RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP!
Freakin’ awesome! I can’t imagine what’s stopping you from using these SmartPac boxes. They’re reliable, efficient and super value for money!
Imagine losing your parcels after paying for them? It’s happened to me before, ONCE, and I was completely crestfallen. I regretted saving that few dollars for “free shipping” because I lost about a hundred in the end.. Lol. I won’t go into details which online shop it was that gave me really crap service aft tt too, but I’ve opted for registered postage ever since. That disappointment was just ugh… Nuff’ said.
In a nutshell,
SmartPac is awesome because….
- They offer 24/7 track and trace service
- Are customer service friendly
- Provide next working day delivery
- Provide free delivery of SmartPacs for bulk purchase customers
- You don’t need to queue at Post offices in order to deliver as you can post at any street posting box
- It can be purchased conveniently at Qoo10
- It’s super affordable!!!!
Ending off this lengthy post with a huge THANKS to SmartPac for letting me try out their box/envelopes for this review. I’m giving you a BIG THUMBS UP!!! I’m betting you’re one of the BEST PAID POSTAGE SERVICES IN SINGAPORE!
Following up with a Giveaway post soon! STAY TUNED!!!!