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 pobox.ph. 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, 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 :).
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.
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.
- 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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