Cheapest Shipping from USA to Philippines?
Anyone recommend the cheapest solution to sending merchandise from the USA to Philippines?
- clncarplzLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Go to any oriental food store. They will either have LBC or something similar to that. You can get a 20x20x24 box with NO weight limit for around $75 (west coast). Be vague about contents such as used clothes, used toys, canned food etc. Takes 6-8 weeks according to where you ship to.
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- 5 years ago
Beware shipping via UPS to private party in the Philippines. I spent over $90 in shipping fees with UPS to ship a modest Christmas gift to my friend in Cebu City. The declared value of the item was only $5.00 (for a t-shirt and Christmas card). When the courier arrived, he presented my friend with a COD invoice for an additional $515 pesos for some mystery fees called "CDS" and "IPF" which were not explained to her or described clearly on the invoice. These COD charges were more than 2x the declared value of the contents of the package, and were very expensive for my friend, as she makes only about 200 pesos a day (so, the courier was basically asking her for two day's wages to release the package).
If you think that by using UPS to ship to the Philippines you can get safe and reliable prepaid delivery please be warned, UPS uses local courier services in the Philippines that extort additional COD charges before they will deliver the package. Sending via UPS is not like sending a package prepaid to a destination in the US or Canada. Even though you pay UPS $100 in shipping fees in advance your addressee will pay also be asked to pay a high price to get the package on the other end.
- KabarkadsLv 69 years ago
A friend or relative going to the PH is the cheapest way to send merchandise because it is free or with a small fee.
- BobLv 49 years ago
Balikbayan box is the only way to ship cheaply. You can send a standard box for around $70 from the west coast, or $100 from the east coast. It doesn't matter what it weighs. Shipping time will be 4-8 weeks. Check with the local Filipino or Asian stores in your area to find out who ships from there. Also check;
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- 9 years ago
Ay Caramba! Amigo, go get 12; or 24' container depends how much space you will need. You can even put your car inside (with papers) and fill your car inside/trunk with items to squeeze in more of your merchandise.
- lolitLv 79 years ago
I THINK LBC THE CHEAPEST ONE .