We have a variety of payment methods for you to choose from!
So let us walk you through the advantages & disadvantages of each method so that you can make your decision on which option you are most comfortable with.
Firstly, we have
Our online store accepts payment by credit or debit card through Stripe. You may use any of the following cards:
Advantages: Stripe is a very secure and hassle-free payment gateway where you can use your Visa or Mastercard. Since Stripe is a third-party service provider, you do not need to worry about your personal bank details as they will encrypt them securely. It is also hassle-free for us because Stripe will do the verification, thus you need not send us any proof of payment.
Disadvantage: Well, all services come with fees! Stripe will take from you 50 cents for every transaction and will also charge us 3.4% of your transaction value 🙁.
Next, we have a slightly cheaper alternative:
Advantages: Just like the previous method, Omise is a very secure and hassle-free payment gateway where you can use your PayNow instead of your credit cards! Upon checking out, Omise will generate a QR code for you to scan in order to transfer the funds. Omise, also being a third-party service provider, will also keep your bank account details secure and at the same time, do the verification for us, so it's hassle-free for both of us!
Disadvantage: Again, all services come with fees! Omise will take from you 30 cents for every transaction and will also charge us 3.3% of your transaction value, but is less costly than using credit cards.
So to avoid payment processing fees, you can consider direct
Advantages: It is a payment method we all use frequently in Singapore! You may choose to scan the QR code or transfer the funds to our company UEN number. And there's no processing fee!
Disadvantages: Well, it's a bit of a hassle for both of us. Firstly, you'll need to do a few extra steps such as scanning the QR code or typing in the UEN. Secondly, you'll need to send us proof of payment via email or WhatsApp. If you are a member, you can log in to your account and upload the proof of payment easily (so join us as a member!). Finally, we will have to check our bank account to ensure that we have received your funds before we start packing your order.
Finally, the least hassle method without any additional payment would be
Advantages: Yes no fees and no worries about bank account details at all.
Disadvantages: Well you can only opt for cash on delivery if you choose "Next Day Delivery" which will cost you $5. Our company representative will be at your doorstep to deliver your order & collect the payment from you. If you choose the "1 - 3 Working Days" delivery option which is cheaper (i.e. it will cost you $3.50 only), the delivery will be made by a third-party service provider, so we wouldn't want to trouble the delivery guy to process the payment for us (they'll charge us additional fees if we want them to). Thus you will have to make your payment online before we could pack your order if you choose the cheaper delivery option.
Another disadvantage is that you may not be at home during delivery, so we will have to come another day to collect the payment.
If you ask us, honestly our preferred method is actually direct PayNow to us!