How to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore
Godiva chocolate is delicious. It's tasty with a nice texture and flavour. They have a great range of classic chocolate blocks (tablets) to hot chocolate drinks. It can be expensive though so I have been wondering how to buy it at a more affordable cost.
Well, there is a way to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore, by buying it directly from the Godiva US online store. I'll explain how in the step by step guide below.
Before I jump into that, here's a contrast of the US and Singapore prices for the same block of Godiva chocolate.
Singapore Price for Godiva Chocolate
US Price for Godiva Chocolate
So at face value that's the following pricing for the same block of chocolate (assuming a currency conversion rate of USD to SGD of 0.68 (US price/ currency conversion rate):
|Singapore Price||US Price||US Price (in SGD)|
While looking at these numbers, buying Godiva from the US makes more financial sense. However, we do need to factor in the International shipping costs and taxes too to evaluate if buying Godiva chocolate from overseas indeed will save you money than buying them from inside Singapore. This option only works well for you too if you don't mind waiting 1-3 weeks for your chocolate to arrive at your doorsteps.
So let's jump right into it now. Here's how to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper in Singapore.
How to buy Godiva chocolate cheaper to enjoy in Singapore
Step 1 - Sign up for a US address at comGateway
You'll need to set up a US address so that you Godiva chocolate can be delivered there. As soon as you register with comGateway, you'll be given a free, sales tax-exempted U.S. shipping address, and the fun can begin!
Step 2 - Start shopping
Start shopping on Godiva's US online store and use your new US address.
If you get stuck due to payment reasons, that is the online store won’t accept your credit card, consider using the freight forwarder's proxy payment service, in the case of comGateway they have BuyForMe service.
Bonus tip - You can also shop at your other favourite U.S. online stores, ship packages to your new U.S. address as well (read my How to buy from US online stores using comGateway from Singapore guide for more details)
Step 3 - Packages are shipped to your US Address
comGateway notify you as soon as your packages arrive. When you log in, you'll have full control over what happens to your package next.
Here's an example from my recent purchase from Godiva.com (and also other US online stores such as Amazon.com)
Step 4 - When you're ready, ask comGateway to ship your packages home at comGateway
Once all your Godiva chocolate (along other items from other US online stores if you brought other things) arrive at your comGateway address, then when you're ready, to ask them to ship them to your home.
Step 4.1 Confirm Final Delivery Address
Step 4.2 Select Repack (optional) and Shipping Speed
Step 4.3 Pay for your International shipping fees and add Promo codes (as applicable)
Step 4.4 Review International Shipping order
Review your International Shipping order. In my purchase, at this step, I reviewed the order again after entering my payment details. I have chosen the "Standard" shipping option.
Step 4.5 Confirm your International Shipping order
Step 5 – Enjoy your Godiva chocolate!
Enjoy your Godiva chocolate, shipped directly from the Godiva US store.
If you’re wondering what my own purchase was like. I brought about 278 SGD worth of Godiva chocolate from the Godiva US online store. This is compared to buying the same for 123.95 SGD. Please see my breakdown below.
How much Godiva cost from the Godiva US online store
Here's the breakdown of purchasing the same chocolate from the Godiva US online store vs the Godiva Singapore online store. 81 SGD equivalent (55.95 USD)
|Product||Qty||ITEM#||Price (USD)||Price (SGD)|
|LARGE 72% DARK CHOCOLOATE BAR||3||79410||$3.99||$5.78|
|LARGE 85% EXTRA DARK CHOCOLATE BAR||1||79408||$3.99||$5.78|
|LARGE 50% DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA NIBS BAR||2||10621||$3.99||$5.78|
|LARGE 31% MILK CHOCOLATE BAR||2||79414||$3.99||$5.78|
|LARGE 41% MILK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BAR||2||73905||$3.99||$5.78|
|WRAPPED MILK CHOCOLATE CARAMELS||1||73248||$12.00||$17.39|
|WRAPPED CREME BRULEE DESSERT TRUFFLES||1||78148||$12.00||$17.39|
|WRAPPED CARAMEL NUT BROWNIE TRUFFLES||1||79745||$12.00||$17.39|
|USD to SGD exchange rate||0.69||$55.95||$81.09|
Compared to how much it'd cost in the Godiva Singapore online store
278 SGD equivalent (193 USD)
|Product||Qty||ITEM#||Price (USD)||Price (SGD)|
|LARGE 72% DARK CHOCOLATE BAR||3||79410||$22.00|
|LARGE 85% EXTRA DARK CHOCOLATE BAR||1||79408||$22.00|
|LARGE 50% DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA NIBS BAR||2||10621||$22.00|
|LARGE 31% MILK CHOCOLATE BAR||2||79414||$22.00|
|LARGE 41% MILK CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BAR||2||73905||$22.00|
|WRAPPED MILK CHOCOLATE CARAMELS||1||73248||$56.00|
|WRAPPED CREME BRULEE DESSERT TRUFFLES||1||78148||$56.00|
|WRAPPED CARAMEL NUT BROWNIE TRUFFLES||1||79745||$56.00|
Total cost of delivery for Godiva chocolate
Using comGateway's Time and Cost calculator, the International standard shipping cost is 24.80 USD. That's about 36.47 SGD for the shipping costs. Total costs for the Godiva purchase is $84.29 USD which equals 123.95 SGD.
You should explore other "freight forwarders" online as well, to find the best pricing and promotions that you can take advantage of. VPost is also an alternative if you're looking for another freight forwarder to explore.
Total cost of purchase with shipping costs in my example:
For more related articles and experiences of using a freight forwarder such as comGateway:
- How to buy from US online stores using comGateway for Singapore
- How to repack your items with comGateway
- How to manage comGateway's BuyForMe service
- How to save on shipping costs with comGateway
- How to get a Live Quote in comGateway