How is wide-format inks free shipping even possible from Singapore to America & Europe? August 29 2017, 3 Comments

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Lots of friends have asked me how is free shipping of wide-format inks even possible from Singapore to North America and Europe at only $149.  I will show some of the unseen convergence of technologies, infrastructure investments, and trends over the past 15 years that makes this possible.

samink eco solvent

Fracking technologies, high oil well productive output, economies of scale, and falling oil prices from 2015 to this year 2017 have hammered wide-format eco solvent inks list price below $24.95.  Fracking technologies in the US and aggressive oil production trends in the Middle-East do not show that prices are going to recover anytime before 2025.

samink free shipping

DHL, FedEx, UPS, and TNT have together ramped up and are continually investing billions into their new eCommerce business divisions over the last 10 years.  When you order 6 bottles or 6 cartridges or $149.70 of any color to pack into one UPS, DHL, TNT, or FedEx shipper box, the shipping rates become very nice very quickly.

samink aiport

Singapore is so very tiny but has over the past 50 years invested a large part of her GDP to building airport technologies and infrastructures.  New terminal 4 is slated for completion this 2017.  Terminals 5 and 6 have broken ground and the foundation is already laid.  Natural proximity and access to liquid-carrying, secured, high-volume, 24/7/365, free-trade-zone airport hub is the single biggest enabler of international e-commerce.

samink routes

High and unimpeded volumes of raw materials, machine components, the business rule-of-law, access to capital, and human resource talents must also converge and come together.  Tiny Singapore is naturally located at the intersection of the world's busiest air routes and sea routes to realize this convergence.

Notable countries that enjoy free shipping from Singapore are The United States, Canada, Mexico; The European Union - Germany, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Spain, Italy; Asia-Pacific - Japan, Australia, China, India, and Indonesia.

With free shipping, customers can also enjoy duty-free de minimis import!


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