Amazon to Philippines shipping with Johnny Air Cargo


Amazon Philippines shipping through Johnny Air Cargo (JAC) is probably the fastest way to get an item from the US to the Philippines short of having a relative carry it here. It’s one of the most popular methods of shipping goods from Amazon to the Philippines and I’ve used it a number of times.

For reference, the last time I used JAC it took about 5 or 6 days to get my item here from the time Johnny Air US received it. From the Amazon Merchant to their branch though it took around 4 or 5 days because there was some problem that happened at their end.

So if you try out this service expect around 10 – 14 days total counting from the day you made your online purchase.

It might seem long but it’s still pretty fast compared to everything else that’s available. So using JAC’s service is still the best available option if you need your goods shipped fast AND if it’s not too heavy.

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, then you might want to check out It’s slower because they ship by sea but you pay based on the size of the box you want to occupy and not the weight of the item/s. So it can save you a lot of money if you’ve got small but heavy cargo.

Anyway, here’s how you ship a package from Amazon to the Philippines through Johnny Air Cargo:


#1 Call a local branch or email their foreign Branch about your intention to avail of their service

The first step is to contact them and let them know of your intentions.

You can actually just go ahead and have your goods shipped to any one of the addresses in step 2,Β  just make sure that you let them know afterwards.

But personally I like to give them a heads up first so that might be a better option for you as well.

Here’s a link to the JAC’s official page that has their branch addresses and contact numbers:

It’s best that you call a local branch first or send an email to one of the JAC NY people letting them know that you have a package coming in.

I sent my last package to the NY branch since it was the closest one from the seller and I was mainly talking to a Ms. Analyn Diego (if I remember correctly) through email.


#2 Purchase the item from Amazon and input the details

After you talk to JAC, you can go ahead and buy the item you want on Amazon.

Oh and I’m an Amazon Affiliate by the way so I’d really appreciate it if you buy your items through my Amazon link below or through the search widget at the end of this post :).

Once you’re finishing up your shopping cart, Amazon will ask for a delivery address.

Type in one of the addresses below.

I suggest you check where the package will be coming from (where the Amazon Merchant is based) and pick the closest address.

This way your items will reach Johnny Air US faster.

johnny air cargo address

I’ve only ever used the NY Roosevelt address but I suppose the rest should be OK as well. It’s best that you contact them first like I said in step one and clarify the shipping address.

Also if you went ahead and ordered the item before contacting them, then you should send them an email about it at this point.

You should also let them know which local Johnny Air Cargo is closest to you so that they can send the item there for you to pick up. I normally designate their Makati Branch for this one.


#3 Track the package through Amazon’s tracking system

Once you complete the purchase, it should take a couple of days for the seller to accept and complete your order.

You can track the development through Amazon’s tracking system. Once it shows that the item has been shipped it should take about 3 or 4 days for it to get to JAC’s office if you went by regular shipping.

Once it get’s to the Johnny Air Cargo office, you should receive an email from their contact person that it’s already with them.

At this point, you should ask them how heavy it is (package) and how much you’ll be charged so that you can get the money ready.

They should be able to weigh your package already so they’ll know how much it’ll cost you exactly.


#4 Wait for the item to arrive in the Philippines

Johnny Air Cargo should be able to ship your package to the Philippines within 5-7 days once they receive your item. You’ll get an email when it’s here.


#5 Pick up goods and Pay the Fee

Once it arrives in the Philippines, all that’s left is for you to do is pick up the item at the branch you designated.

You’ll of course have to pay the shipping cost. I’m not entirely sure if they deliver directly to your doorstep as well but I think they probably have that option. Best you ask them if you’re interested in this.

The fee will depend on how heavy the item is.

I ordered a pair of canal phones before and I paid around 900 pesos for the shipment.

I’m not aware of the Johnny Air rates for the rest of their shipping services, but for this one I believe I paid around around$6 or $7 per pound. And it might be good to note that they have a 2 pound minimum for the shipping fee.

You might want to ask Johnny Air directly for their rates though since they might have changed it since the last time I had something shipped.

That’s pretty much it.

The fee is usually all you have to pay and you won’t be charged for any customs and clearing fee. At least me and my friends never have.

But bring some extra cash just in case something unexpected comes up.

So again:

  • JAC is probably the fastest shipping method currently available
  • They charge per pound ($6-$7) so make sure you’re getting something that’s not heavy
  • Email them before and after purchasing the item
  • Bring the fee and some extra cash when you pick your package up

I hope you found this article about Amazon Philippines shipping helpful. If you have any questions just leave a comment bellow and I’ll try to answer them as soon as I can.

Like I said earlier, I am an affiliate of Amazon so I’d be really really grateful if you used the Amazon Banner on this post or the search widget below to purchase your stuff.

Thanks a bunch and happy shopping!!! :)

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  1. arnold 25 March, 2013 at 10:23 am

    it is indeed very informative! but my real concern is the policy of JAC for Custom’s clearance. do they hold items purchased online such as supplements? many thanks!

    • Malds 26 March, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Im afraid i cant say for sure. Best you call them, and ask.

  2. ernestosim01 28 March, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Hi Malds,
    Thanks for this info. I just want to ask if JAC actually informed you about the P900 while your package was still in the US? I’m keen on buying 2 books (weighing around 4 lbs total)from Amazon and I don’t want to be surprised when I get them from JAC.

    • Malds 28 March, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Hey ernestos, they did. Dollar rate yung binigay sakin based on the weight of the item. Theyll inform you once they recieve your item. You should know when it arrives at jac if yountrack your package so just email them in case you dont here from tHem immedietly.

  3. Bonnie B 1 May, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I ordered my recurve bowset and accessories from lancaster and had then delivered the items thru johnny air. they charged me around 4k. but even considering the purchasing cost and shipping cost, the items came out cheaper than buying them here. the advantage with amazon is the free shipping for purchases over $25. now if only there’s another who ships at a lower cost…

    • Malds 1 May, 2013 at 11:25 am

      the only cheaper alternative I know of is I wrote a post about theme here as well, But you have to make sure your items fit into the box you picked so that one has it’s one nuances.

      Unless Amazon (and its merchants) actually start shipping internationally for all of its items, i doubt we’ll get any other option.

    • Bonnie B 1 May, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      is the the same as those used by our kababayans in the states who sends balikbayan boxes and delivered door to door here? these shippers might charge lower. another questionis how do they resolve damage shipments?

      • Malds 1 May, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        hmmm i remember my last item was delivered to my condo but I don’t really know which door-to-door company you’re talking about that balikbayans use.

        They ship by boat and you get to pick the package size so weight doesn’t matter. So long as it fits in the box it’s good. It’s a lot cheaper if your item is heavy and compact. Takes longer though.

        Re damaged shipments, you can purchase insurance for your stuff or if you get the bigger sized boxes, some already come with insurance. You can read up more on their policies and get in touch with them for further questions here:

  4. Jojo 14 May, 2013 at 5:57 am

    I really like Johnny Air. I’ve used their service four times now. They really deliver :) I save a lot of money when I use their courier service. I think customers should check the dimensions and weight of their parcel (contact the sellers or amazon, they’re friendly enough to cater to your request) before having it shipped here via JAC to avoid paying high fees. I always do that and I always request that they package my items in a non-bulky box or priority envelope/mail.

    • Malds 14 May, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks for the tip Jojo :).

  5. Jack 15 June, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Would have been good to be able to read this without having to move the page up and down because of the big annoying box on the left hand side blocking my view – the one about Tweet and g+1.

    • Malds 22 June, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Sorry bout that Jack, but I’ve tested the sharebar on different browsers and on my ipad, it shouldn’t block your view. Maybe it was just a one time thing.

  6. monkeyboner 18 June, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    JAC has a door to door service in case you didn’t know yet :)

    Slightly OT: Do you know of a similar service for shipments from Japan to the Philippines? I’ve looked high and low to no avail. I’ve seen forwarding services that simply mail the packages for you but they only use EMS and Regular Airmail – which means the package arrives in the Philippines, gets held in customs, you have to pick it up and get ripped off :( I need a door to door service that will handle all the customs BS. I use FRS for USA to Philippines myself – cheaper than JAC and has door to door services too πŸ˜€

    • Malds 22 June, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Sorry bro I never really had a need to look for a Phil-Jap service so I don’t know of one. The last time I bought something from an Asian country It went through regular airmail and I had to pick it up sa main post office in manila. I don’t remember if I paid any extra for it though but it was only a bookstand so it wasn’t that expensive.

  7. jason 2 July, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I have a question for you. Is it possible to purchase digital goods especially e-books from Amazon in the Philippines? If not what any alternatives do you have? Can you even get a Kindle there?

  8. Marcus 17 July, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    My question is if I order in johnny air cargo, can I track the status of the item I buy? or its location?

    • Malds 17 July, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Hey marcus, you should be able to. If you use their service (use their credit card), theyll still be buying the stuff you want from sites like amazon, ebay, etc… And these provide tracking numbers for packages they ship. You should be able to track your goods from seller to Johnny air. And then you’ll get emails from them or you can contact them dirctly na to check the status of your stuff once they have it at their store house abroad.

      Try emailing them and asking how they can provide the tracking data for your stuff. My guess is theyll forward you the tracking number they get after purchase.

      I buy using my own card so i get the tracking numbers directly, but buying through johnny air will rpobably still allow you to get the tracking numbers.

  9. johnny 30 July, 2013 at 3:28 am

    just want to share my experience ….
    i have been in contact with Analyn regarding my transaction and i can say that she respond promptly…sometimes there is a delay of 2days regarding the response but its ok…
    For me email support is great ..but when you try to call them…a guy answers the phone ..ttransfers you..put you on hold..then gets back to you ..then put you on hold again unti l you just decided to hang up…(and this guy is terribly bad in english, he even speaks tagalog after coming from a hold).
    Regarding the price, Marcus your right …they are expensive…for a pair of Rubber shoes and 2 jackets …they charged me $82.87…they said it weighs 13lbs…..up to now..they charge $5.99 per lb . . As i remember , UPS weighs the package for 7.40lbs only…
    I am just confused about the volume weight ……they have verified that my package has an actual weight of 8lbs…Johnny airs computations is like this :

    The actual wt- 8 lbs/ volume weight is 19 lbs
    Average weight- 13 lbs x $ 5.99 /lb + $ 5.00 handling= $ 82.87

    Thats too much…
    So for me…that would be the first and last transaction ill do with them….

    • Malds 30 July, 2013 at 10:50 am

      yeah, yun talaga downside ng JAC. The heavier it gets the more expensive it’ll be. That’s why I coursed my books back then through
      since I knew it’d cost way too much if I had it shipped by air. Mahal kasi talaga pag air shipping, mabilis lang. I suggest you still use JAC if it’s something like 5lbs lang. Mine wa around 2 or 3 lbs lang (earphones which were way too expensive locally) so it only cost me around 900 pesos.

  10. Seb 21 August, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Hi, when you order from Amazon, do you input the addresses as below:

    Billing Address – Philippine address
    Shipping Address – JAC address

    Confused about that part πŸ˜›


    • Malds 21 August, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Hey Seb,

      For the shipping address you follow the JAC instructions, so yeah it’s there US address. For the billing address, you input the address you used when you applied for your credit card. So it’s the CC’s billing address.

      Hope that helped :).

  11. Ana 3 September, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I ordered a package and it was shipped out by Johnny Air LA last August 28. I need it by September 6 but I don’t know if it’ll arrive on time and I’m panicking! Does it really just take 5-7 days? Have you experienced any delay?

    • Malds 5 September, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      hmmm mine took more than a week I think. It might not get here on time :(. And As I’m writing this I realize that the 6th is tomorrow already.

      • Michelle 17 September, 2013 at 5:11 pm

        we cannot blame johnny air for the delays.please consider the weather condition, and also the holidays..

  12. Jenu 4 September, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks for this article, cleared up a lot of things for me :) Anyway, do you think Johnny Air can help me ship a device to be bought on the Google Play Store in the US?

    • Malds 5 September, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      yup, JAC works for pretty much anything that you buy in the US. The smaller the better.

  13. Arthur 5 September, 2013 at 7:32 am

    My fiancee purchased a wedding gown and we shipped it to Johnny air. She was charged more than 5 thousand pesos just for the shipping! She emailed them to estimate the cost before they ship it here but they said it will be billed once the item is here. Surprise2x 5k ++++. Never again! If you ship an item through johnny air just make sure the packaging is really small. They never emphasized this in their brochures.

    Too late for us. Hope this serves a lesson to future Johnny air customers.

    • Malds 5 September, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks for letting us know what happened. Sad that they never informed you of how much the actual charge would be.

  14. Michelle 17 September, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    This is Michelle from Johnny Air Davao.. Our chargeable weight in Johnny Air is whichever is higher. It’s either weight of the box or dimension of the box.
    Airline charges also whichever is higher, so therefore you cannot blame Johnny Air for the bigger shipping cost.

    Just to make it sure,you may ask for a freight quotation prior to using our services provided you will furnish us the details of your shipment.

    For Mindanao inquiries.

    DIRECT LINE: 286-4828
    Globe : 09177265453
    [email protected]




    • Malds 18 September, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks for letting us know michelle :)

  15. David 18 September, 2013 at 11:33 am

    First time-user here of Amazon and JAC and I followed your instructions to a T! Thanks for the great post. I even contacted Analyn of JAC and she gave prompt help and good service. However, on the label, I don’t think customers should put JETC/(your name). According to Analyn it should be, “Retail Padala” / (your name) as these are 2 different departments.

    Anyway, just sharing my experience. Again, thank you for the post and easy-to-follow instructions! Cheers.

    • Malds 18 September, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Cool thanks david, Yeah the retail padala might make more sense. Better that anyone thinking of using the service contact one of JACs personnel first before making the order just to be sure.

  16. Jayzel tuibeo 21 October, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Nagpapackage po saiin ung asawa ko through johnny air sa new jersey 2.82 pounds po 23dollars binayaran nia so ask ko lang po if pagpinick up ko ba sa megamall ung packaged ko may babayaran pa po ba ko?

    • Malds 22 October, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Hey jazel, i cant say for sure pero dapat wala na. If yung 23 dollars ay yung svice fee then dapat bayad na sya. Im assuming yun $23 para bayad sa johnnyair naman diba, athindi yung cost ng item sa amazon?

      • Michelle 5 November, 2013 at 10:33 am

        kung regular package yung pinadala ng asawa mo, for sure bayad na yan duon .. pero kung ginamit nya yung shopping online service yun ang bayaran..

  17. maryrosedeguzman 25 October, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hi I’m new to all this (buying online and availing shipping services). I have an interest on buying a cd/dvd from amazon and I think JAC is the best option when it comes to price (since I think the item would weigh small compared to pobox – 30dollars for the smallest package). What do u think? And btw, how do u know where the package will be coming from (Amazon merchant)? I don’t see any details on the page.

    • Malds 26 October, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Hi mary, there should be merchant details sa amazon. So you should know where it’ll come from. If you cant find one, you can always message the merchant before you buy it to ask.

      And yup, you’ll prolly be charged a couple hundred bucks (pesos) for a CD. If they haven’t changed it, I think they set the default minimum package to 2 lbs regardless of the actual weight.

  18. antonio delgado 3 November, 2013 at 12:19 am

    can i be able to purchase electronic items and have them shipped over by johnny air? e.g. external harddrives, cell phones, tablets as such?

    • Malds 3 November, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      it should be possible. I did it for some earphones na medyo mahal locally. And I know that the local audiphole group that I used to read (forums) does it all the time for their gadgets as well.

  19. Lance 6 December, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Hey sir! Thank you for the very informative post but I am still confused. I wanted to order a graphics card from Amazon so the shipping address that i am going to input is JAC’s and the billing address is mine? Right and another thing is will I be able to avail the rebate stuffs and regarding the product’s weight why is it that we are not inform beforehand how much we are going to pay for the shipping fee? Anyway regards and thank you very much!

    • Malds 7 December, 2013 at 4:15 am

      Hi Lance, not sure about the rebate but you’re correct about the addresses. Shipping goes to JAC’s warehouse and billing goes to you since the billing address should be the one that’s being used in your credit card.

      Re weight, you’ll know how much you’re going to pay once they’re able to weigh the package at the warehouse I believe. I’m given to understand that JAC includes the item weight plus the weight of the packaging (box, styro, etc…) when they bill you so you can’t always base it off the item weight that’s listed in the amazon description of the item.

  20. Lance 6 December, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Does this JAC allow other companies other than amazon like new egg or ncix?

    • Malds 7 December, 2013 at 4:10 am

      Yup, any online company is fine. As long as you have the item shipped to their US warehouse.

  21. Nick M. 14 January, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I decided to use Johnny Air for the first time based on favorable reviews from two friends of mine who have used them to ship between Daly City (SFO) and Manila.

    On January 3rd, I had a friend ship a small box containing personal effects (mail/foodstuffs, etc) to their Daly City branch, which I would pick up here in the Philippines. I was informed by the Daly City office that the package would be dispatched to Manila on Monday Jan. 6th.

    Today (Jan 14th) I contacted their Makati branch to inquire about my package since I had yet to hear anything. The person answering the phones there was clueless as to what I needed. In fact, I had to explain to the JAC rep. what Johnny Air supposed to do. This lady clearly had no concept of shipping/logistics despite being employed by Johnny Air Cargo. :(

    Needless to say, my call to their Makati branch ended in futility; they not only couldn’t track or locate my package, but seem to have absolutely no clue where I sent it, or how it was supposed to be sent. They just told me I had to contact my “sender” for the “reference number” whatever that’s supposed to mean.

    My advise is not to deal with a company that employs idiots that don’t know what a tracking number is, or how their own service supposed to work. That’s very scary.

  22. mrs.cerezo 12 February, 2014 at 9:14 am

    question: i ordered a jacket in last jan 09 [and i didn’t know about the Amazon/JC shipment, sayang :(]. kaya lang until now, hindi ko pa nakukuha yung package ko, though according sa amazon site, shipment to phil will take 18-26 days. kinontak ko na rin yung Football FAnatics (yung seller nung jacket), sabi sakin tignan ko raw sa Local Post office / Customs Office. kasi baka may babayaran pa ko..i live in pasig pero ang billing address na nilagay ko ay sa Eastwood City, Libis (where i work). any idea po kung pano ko matatrack yung package ko? :( more than a month na rin kasi… :( baka po may maitulong kayo sa kin..salamat po in advance!

    • Malds 13 February, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Hey Mrs Cerezo, usually pag amazon seller naman they give you a tracking number when they send your stuff. That way you can track the movement the package. Wala ka bang nakuha na ganoon? If meron and nakasulat na dumating na sa Manila yung package, there’s a chance na stuck nga sya sa post office. Pero they usually send you a note informing you that you have a package in their care. That’s what happened to something I ordered off of ebay before. Pinadalhan nila ako ng note that it was at their office and that I had to pick it up there.

      Pero first things first tho, check mo muna sa tracking code na dapat nakuha mo after you purchased kung nasan na yung package.

      • mrs.cerezo 13 February, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        merong tracking number from amazon πŸ˜‰ when i checked sa landmark site (ung carrier), on time nmn na-ship ung package ko..the prob was, once out of the US na ung package, no way of tracking it na pero “In Transit” status nmn sa amazon site..

        and true enough, nung feb 12 nagpadala sakin ng note ang QC Post Office (on time talaga dumating ng pinas ung package ko ;)), nastock lang sa post ofc :p ahaha

        salamat po ng marami!!! πŸ˜‰

        • Malds 15 February, 2014 at 1:56 pm

          haha oks, good to know na na resolve yung problem mo :).

          • gin 4 March, 2014 at 10:40 am

            Hi. How would you know if the items are from amazon or a seller.thanks

          • Malds 4 March, 2014 at 1:33 pm

            Just look at who’s selling the item. If it’s Amazon it’ll say Amazon else, it’ll be in the name of the amazon seller.

  23. gin 4 March, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Hi im planning to buy, a lot of bags and watches from amazon for my business, do they ship those things direct to the philippines or do i need the service of johnny air? Any idea. Thanks

    • Malds 4 March, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      I’m sorry gin, I’m not entirely sure. You can always check though. You can see if it’s available for international shipping or not. Or if it’s from an amazon seller you can always message him/her to ask.

      If you’re buying in bulk tho you might find pobox or some similar service cheaper.

  24. madlaon 7 May, 2014 at 12:57 am

    hello! i just want to ask if i buy 3 books from amazon. anong mas magandang shipping? JAC or pobox? tska yung makakamura ako. suggestion pls! :) thanks

    • Malds 7 May, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Hey Madlaon, depende sa kapal at bigat ng books. Yung binili ko kasi dati mabibigat and 5 sila or 6 ata so mas sulit for me yung 30$ ang smallest box sa pobox (that’s what I got), so it all depends on how heavy your books are. Then check mo with local Jac kung magkano babayaran mo kung ipaship mo sa kanila given that weight.

      Kung less than 30$ mag JAC ka na kasi mas mabilis, this is assuming of course credit card mo gagamitin. May additional charges kasi pag card nila gagamitin mo in which case, kahit magaan item mo mapapamahal ka pa din.

      Last I purchased $7 ata per pound sila, I’m not sure anymore if it’s still the same so better if you call their local branches to ask.

      Personally tho, kung di naman ganoon ka mahal sa JAC after mo ma compute yung weight like if 35$ or 40$ bucks ang magiging total cost ng shipping mo, I’d rather go for johnny air. They’re much faster kasi. So parang magbabayad ka ng mga 400-500 pesos additional para dumating within 1 to 2 weeks yung item. Sa kasi a month or more talaga. So ikaw lang.

  25. Elijah 20 June, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Good day sir Malds, I am buying some supplements from amazon and i want to know if JAC is the best way to get them here? and have you tried buying supplements before from amazon or any other vitamin online store and have it shipped through JAC? if so what is your experience with it? Thank you and have a nice day.

    • Malds 21 June, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Hey Elijah, JAC should be an ok way to bring em here. Just make sure that you’re appraised of the total cost based on the estimated weight of the items before you ship em. If your bulk buying and it gets heavy (say you’re getting a lot of protein powder), you might want to consider (by sea). Might be cheaper.

      And re me buying em from amazon, sorry I don’t really take supplements anymore (other than vitamins) and even when I did, I used to just get em locally. Unless you’re aiming for a really specific brand, most of the popular supplements can be locally sourced, you just have to look for em. If you’re thinking that you might be able to get em cheap at amazon (because you can, when you compare them to local retail prices) You better make sure you’ve factored in shipping cost to make it worth your while.

  26. Yanz 24 June, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Good day Sir Malds. I’m planning to purchase a keyboard from ebay poh, kaso im worried cuz I don’t know as to how much in total ang babayaran ko, nabangit kasi ng friends ko myron daw tax sa customs something.. Sir if eto poh ang bibilhin ko.

    Price:US $62.99
    Postage: US $44.55
    Import charges: US $20.65

    Total : $128.19

    JAC poh ba mgandang gmitin pdala ng item to Cebu, Ph? Ask ko nalang din poh sana if mga magkano naman mgagastos in total ( rough estimate lng poh) including tax and yung fee sa JAC?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Malds 24 June, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Hey Yanz, yeah JAC should be good. And alam ko per pund pa din ang charge nila sa ganito and the tax should be included in the fee na. They take care of it somehow. I remember not paying separate tax for the stuff I got before. Parang kasama na sya sa fee mo.

      You’ll prolly pay a little less than $20 (I’m assuming weight of the items when even when boxed won’t be above 2 lbs). I think $7-$9 per pound yung rate before and they have a 2 lbs minimum. So at least $14-$18 yung magiging rate mo, maybe more if it’s heavy. But prolly still cheaper than the ebay rate (nasa $64 ata ang total shipping cost mo). But this is just my estimate, I suggest that you still talk to them (JAC) just to be sure.

      I you do decide to go with JAC. CHeck if the seller is willing to ship the item for free kung US (JAC warehouse sa US). If he’s not, look for one who will.

  27. chiara mondala 25 August, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I really want to buy a Tommy watch in Amazon, how many pounds usually it will weigh kaya? and estimated cost? :)

    • Malds 26 August, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Hey Chiara, you can usually find the shippind weight listed down below the product page under Product description. Just look it up. Once you have that, just contact JAC first before you have them send your item to ask how much they’ll be charging you.

  28. ν™©μŠΉν˜„ 26 August, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Hi there I am planning to buy some action figures in ebay and it will cost me around 70 dollars. Is it best if I use JAC? And hindi po ba siya mahaharang sa customs? Here’s the picture Thank you

    • Malds 26 August, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Hi, alam ko some ebay merchants ship directly here. I’ve bought some stuff sa ebay (seller was in asia tho not us) and just used normal postage. It’ll most likely get held up at the post office tho and baka pabayarin ka pa ng mas mahal. JAC might be easier kasi they take care of all the back end stuff (payments, etc…).

      They’ll tell you naman kung may excess kang babayaran but I remember only paying the quoted amount for the earphones I ordered before. And that was based on weight only no additional charges for anything.

      I think that for so long as it’s not too heavy, or too big, there won’t be any customs issue. But talk to them first through email just to be sure.

  29. Christine 26 September, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Sir Malds,

    Will be ordering DVDs from Amazon and some says fulfillment by Amazon. What does that mean po? Will they wait for it to arrive and ship it with the other items I bought from the Amazon seller or hiwalay rin pagdeliver?

    Kasi in JAC they told me that they do not repack items and soonest they receive the item, they will ship it narin agad. Which would mean several delivery fee din po.Would like to cut down sana some cost. :)

    Thank you!

    • Malds 26 September, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Christine I believe fulfillment by amazon means the item is being sold by a third party pero will coming from their amazon fulfillment center (it’s essentially a huge hi-tech warehouse). They should be packaged together since I think you qualify for that naman:

      If you’re not sure tho just contact the seller. Mabilis naman sila magreply.

  30. kate 16 October, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Planning to buy a longboard from Amazon. Mga how much po ba yung estimated shipping fee?

    • Malds 17 October, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Hi kate, how heavy is the board? might get a little pricy because of the size and weight. If you checkout JAC’s retail padala rates here:

      It’ll tell you that oversized items may have a different rate, a long board might fall under this. So I honestly can’t say. You’ll have to get in touch with them to check how much. Going by the normal per pound tho, let’s say a longboard weighs 22lbs, you’d be billed $121. I’m assuming we’re talking about a surfing long board.

      If what you meant was a skateboard, then that’s around 10 lbs so maybe $50. It’s small enough I think that you’d probably be billed using the normal rate.

      That’s a little pricy IMHO. You might want to check with if they have a cheaper rate. Going by sea is probably cheaper than going by air if you’re looking to save a couple of bucks.

  31. Chad 4 November, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I want to share this advice. For those of you who want to estimate your shipping rates the following things cause JAC to deviate from standard weight computation:

    1) They follow the USPS calculation of volume. Formula is L x W x H / 166. If this value is less than 2 then the charge is rounded up to 2 for 2 pounds and so on.
    2) If item value is greater than 1,000USD they charge an additional handling fee which is around 3,000+ for every dividend 1000 that your item costs. So $2,000 is 6,000 and so on.
    3) Flat rate is roughly 1,620 depending on daily exchange rate.
    4) Be wary of items that are physically small but massively heavy. Etc, 2L shampoos cost more even though they are visibly smaller than, say,, an iPad. Poker chips are also a nice example of a small container but heavy contents.

    • Malds 4 November, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks Chad, been a while since I used them so it’s nice to get some new info like this for the readers.


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