SYGMALL is a China-based Discount webshop specializing in gadgets, toys, clothes, and decor among other things. In comparison to much larger competitors such as the Online Shopping giant DealExtreme, Sygmall is relatively unknown on the global market. But that doesn't mean its unpopular. In fact, its Alexa ranking places it among the top 105,000 most-visited websites in the world. Not bad.
Of course, we couldn't resist pulling the trigger on a few items on Sygmall to test them out for you. You can find an overview of our impressions below.
Sygmall accepts all major payment methods. As always, we recommend paying with PayPal because of their fantastic buyer protection program that allows you to challenge payments made within the past 45 days to get your money back should anything go wrong. As mentioned above, you will need to make a user account on Sygmall in order to place orders.
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Here you have the option to choose between "Certified" (registered Airmail, $1.99, 10-15 business days), "Standard" (Free, 10-25 business days), "Express" (weight-dependent cost, 5-12 business days), and "Priority" (via DHL/USPS/UPS, weight-dependent cost, 3-8 business days). Exact costs for all shipping methods will be displayed upon checkout, so be sure to pay attention to shipping costs when buying.
We had no problems with our orders from Sygmall getting through customs and, as a result, no extra costs to pay on our orders. That doesn't mean it cannot or will not happen, however. We always recommend that you look up your country's international mail and customs processes to know what to expect in case of a random inspection.
For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your product are possible. Not every item is taxed when entering the country, and the majority are only subject to a nominal processing fee of between $2 and $9 in the case of a random customs stop. The amount to be paid, however, can vary widely depending on the product and how it’s sent. If you are concerned about your item, or are planning to order goods in excess of $500, it is worth it to check with the Customs Office at the port of entry to confirm any extra fees.
Any extra taxes or duties on your shipment will either be paid at your door when the mailman drops it off, or the package may be held at your local post office. In which case, you will need to go pick it up and pay any applicable fees in person.
SYGMALL offers a relatively flexible return policy that allows customers to return items for any number of reasons including unacceptable quality, wrong item shipped, lost or missing items, defects or damage, and "Buyer's Remorse." The time frame for returns may vary depending on the product so any problems or desire to return should be reported to customer service as soon as possible. According to SYGMALL's official company policy on returns and exchanges SYGMALL "reserves the right to charge a handling fee on all items returned for non-quality related issues," so items returned because of a change of heart may be subject to extra fees.
SYGMALL also allows buyers to cancel an order within 3 days if the order has not yet been shipped.
SYGMALL Customer Service can be reached via Live Chat at any time during the shopping or ordering process. They are usually quick to respond and we found them to be pretty helpful in choosing the best delivery and payment options.
Although still a smaller player among Discount Webshops worldwide, SYGMALL is a legitimate and reliable site that features a great selection of products at great prices. The presence of a good customer service department and free shipping options allow SYGMALL to punch above its weight in the segment and offer a great alternative to some larger Webshops.
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