Pobox.ph – a cheaper way to ship goods from the US to the Philippines
This is the second guide I’ll be writing to help out people looking for ways to have their amazon goods shipped to the Philippines.
Pobox.ph has a service that I used before to get some books from Amazon to the Philippines. The books were a bit thick so I looked for an alternative to Johnny Air Cargo because their service goes up the heavier the goods are.
See my earlier post on how to use Johnny Air Cargo to have your goods shipped to the Philippines from Amazon if you prefer a faster shipping method. A bit more expensive, but definitely faster.
But if you’re not rushing to get your goods from Amazon, or from any other store from the US for that matter, then pobox.ph is a great option to consider.
They ship your goods by sea so it can take some time if you compare it to Johnny air cargo but it’s a great way to save some cash if the package is heavy.
Here’s some basic info about the shipping service:
- They ship your goods by sea so you might have to wait for about 4 weeks or a little over.
- There is no weight limit because they offer box packages for the service. So shipping fee is dependent on the size of the box you chose. Naturally the bigger the item, the bigger the box that you’ll need.
- They can ship your package directly to your house. They shipped my books to my condo so there was no need for me to pick it up at their office.
- Payment can be made by bank, credit card or paypal. I used PayPal for this since it was the most convenient at the time.
If you’re interested in using their service, then it’s best that you sign up at their site pobox.ph.
You’ll need to sign up at their site if you want to add your goods to their system so that you can track it
If you’re interested in using this service then here’s what you should do:
#1 Sign up to their site first at POBOX.PH and contact them. Let them know that you’re planning to have your goods brought to the Philippines using their service
You can get in touch with them through phone, text and email:
Once you get in touch with them you can ask them any question you have about their service.
#2 Buy the Amazon product that you want and ship it to their warehouse address.
This is basically the shipping address that you’ll type in once Amazon asks you where it’ll ship the items you wanna buy. You do the same thing with Johnny air if you’re familiar with that service.
#3 Fill out the shipping form on your pobox.ph account. Here’s what it’ll look like:
The form will basically ask you to type in the name of the item, the quantity, it’s tracking address (you get this from Amazon’s tracking system after the item has been shipped) and the name of the seller.
You can also add a note to the item if you need to inform them of any special circumstances attached to the package.
#4 Once they receive your items, they’ll be boxed and you’ll find out how much you have to pay.
The amount will depend on how big the box is. Here are the box sizes and cost for each one (just click the picture if it’s too small and you can’t read the reates):
#5 Then you pay for the goods either through PayPal, your credit card or through a bank deposit.
I paid mine through PayPal and they sent me an invoice for the smallest box. I’m presuming that a similar method will be used if you decide to pay through a credit card.
For bank deposits, you’ll most likely be given their account info and be asked to scan your deposit receipt.
#6 Once you’ve paid the shipping fee (see the above box sizes) they’ll ship your goods to you.
You’ll be given a tracking code that you can input at forexworld.us to check your goods.
I was emailed the code and the link to the tracking site but the same code will also appear in your pobox.ph account info. Here’s what mine looked like.
You’ll notice that the status of my box is closed. It’s because this picture was taken after the boxed arrived.
#7 Wait 4-5 weeks for your package to arrive.
You’ll be sent an email once it’s in manila. Then you’ll be given an ETA for the package’s delivery to your house.
Hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions I’d love to hear them.
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