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4 problems with online shopping (and how to solve them)

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By SG-Promoted | Nov 27, 2017

  • 4 problems with online shopping (and how to solve them)
    bluPort parcel terminals will change the way you receive online purchases

Online retailers like Amazon, Carousell, Lazada and RedMart have changed the way we shop—they offer such a wide variety of products that actual shopping trips have become something of a novelty for many people. But for all the convenience online shopping offers, its delivery process has always had its share of headaches. Until now.

Local retail logistics start-up blu has introduced bluGate, a self-collection service that reinvents parcel delivery as we know it. Here are some online shopping woes that bluGate can help you with.

The frustration of coordinating deliveries

Picture this: You’ve made an online purchase and you’re all excited waiting for it to arrive. And then you come home to a failed delivery notice. We’ve all been there.

Waiting for deliveries is a hassle. If you only have an estimate of the delivery time, there’s a good chance that you won’t be at home when your purchases finally arrive. Even if you’ve arranged for a narrow delivery window, you’ll probably feel that your time could be better spent. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could collect your deliveries at your leisure from a location of your choice? That’s exactly what bluGate offers with their network of bluPort parcel terminals.

Avoiding nosy colleagues and angry bosses

One way to prevent failed deliveries is to have them sent to your office instead of your home. But there are drawbacks. If you have colleagues who like to gossip, you can bet they’ll be discussing your purchases each time a courier arrives. And if you have a belligerent boss, you know you’re only a delivery or two away from a lecture about professionalism. With bluGate, you won’t have to deal with any of this.

Making detours to collect your purchases

If you’re a savvy online shopper, you’re probably someone who’s always on the move, and a flexible schedule calls for a flexible delivery option. So you’ll be happy to know that there are currently 55 bluPorts (with more on the way) at convenient locations around Singapore like malls, office buildings, Cheers convenience stores and Esso petrol stations. With so many to choose from, you don’t necessarily have to pick a bluPort close to work or home. You can go with one that’s on the way to wherever you’re heading—the gym, a friend’s house, dinner; wherever!

Long waits for deliveries

If you need something urgently, or need a last-minute gift that doesn’t come across as an afterthought, same-day delivery is a great service to have at your disposal—especially as we approach the Christmas season. Thanks to the full suite of logistics services provided by blu, same-day self-collection is available from selected local retailers.

Like what you see? Try bluGate for yourself for free!

Simply use the promo code “SGMAGLOVESBLU” when you sign up for your bluGate account and you’ll receive two free bluTokens. The promo is valid until Dec 31, 2017.

Here’s how bluGate works:

1. Sign up for a bluGate account.

2. Purchase bluTokens—the payment method for bluGate users. You can pay as you go with individual bluTokens ($2.40 each) or take your pick from different packages and plans ($14 to $53) where bluTokens can cost as little as $1 each.

3. With your bluGate account, you’ll now have access to a virtual shipping address. Choose a bluPort that’s convenient for you and checkout with the bluGate address.

4. You’ll receive a notification when your purchases have arrived at your chosen bluPort. Collect and enjoy!

For more information, head to blu’s Facebook page, and be sure to use these hashtags when you post about your purchases: #goblutoday #bluGate #bluLovesSatisfaction #ShopWithbluGate #OnlineShoppingMadeEasy.

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