iShopChangiWines: You can now shop for duty-absorbed wines, sakes even when you are not flying

Sheila Chiang
Lifestyle contributor
Screenshot of iShopChangiWines homepage. (PHOTO: iShopChangiWines)

SINGAPORE – You can now purchase premium wines, champagnes and sakes at your fingertips from iShopChangiWines.com, Singapore’s first online luxury e-commerce platform offering duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST)-absorbed priced alcohol – even when you are not travelling out of Singapore.

A joint collaboration between Changi Airport Group and DFS Group, the online platform will offer 140 quality products from some of the world's most sought-after brands, as well as DFS travel exclusives (where travellers can only get at the airport when they travel, will now be available on the website exclusively too). Consumers can purchase up to 30 liters (equivalent to ~40 bottles) of tax and duty-absorbed wines, champagnes and sakes a day.

“The launch of the new iShopChangiWines.com e-shopping site marks Changi Airport latest move in making shopping accessible to consumers even if they do not have a boarding pass to fly. Not only do they get to pick from the wide selection of premium products specially curated by DFS, they will also enjoy the privileges presented by Changi Rewards, the airport’s loyalty rewards programme,” said Teo Chew Hoon, Group Senior Vice President, Airside Concessions at Changi Airport Group.

PHOTO: Champagne Carbon Blanc De Blanc, exclusively available online on iShopChangiWines.com

“At DFS, we recognise that our consumers’ needs and shopping behaviour continue to evolve and we are always seeking new ways to satisfy them. The launch of iShopChangiWines.com is a significant milestone for DFS at Changi Airport as we bring our standards of quality and value, with added convenience to consumers.” said Prashant Mahboobani, DFS Group General Manager,Singapore.

Focusing on giving consumers a user-friendly experience, iShopChangiWines.com provides a simple, hassle-free shopping experience. On the homepage, you can view all the categories at one glance - ranging from top sellers to red, white, dessert/sweet wine, champagne and sparkling wine, and sake. To purchase, shoppers simply click to add the items into their cart, check out and proceed to make payment.

Aimed at providing a one-stop service, the platform also provides professional advice and guidance from the expertise of DFS’ in-house wine connoisseur. It guides consumers along their online shopping experience and provides recommendations customised to their tastes. Consumers can also earn and accumulate reward points with both Changi Airport’s Changi Rewards and DFS’ membership program, LOYAL T. Consumers who spend above S$150 will enjoy complimentary delivery to their desired location within the time slots offered, while those who spend below S$150 have the choice to cash-and-carry their purchases from Changi Airport Terminal 3, Level 1 (Arrival Hall).

To shop, visit their website: https://ishopchangiwines.com/

Update: This article has been amended, to correctly state duty-absorbed in the headline.