Monday, June 24, 2013

Cheapest Way to Buy from the US and Ship to the Philippines

Wazzup Pilipinas!

What is the cheapest way to buy a product from the US and ship it to the Philippines?

I'm reposting this lengthy but highly useful information shared by RJ David of Sulit.

He says he is sharing this because "the more brand new items that you own, the more 2nd hand items that you will need to sell, the more benefit to Sulit (Ang hindi na ginagamit, Ibenta Mo Na!). And in the future, you would also sell that brand new item that you bought as 2nd hand item which would be a rare item locally and thus adding more value to Sulit".

For the last few months, I've been doing a lot of experiments with more than 2 dozens of grouped packages of different sizes and price points shipped from the US. And I'm happy to inform everyone that I never lost a single package or item (worst case was that I bought the wrong variant which was already a user error) :)

All in all, I can group the different ways into 4:
1.) Buy the item, pay the international shipping, no inbound taxes paid on purchase, pay the inbound taxes here in the Philippines if customs will require it
2.) Buy the item, pay the international shipping, pay the inbound taxes on purchase
3.) Buy the item from a local entity that can buy the item for you (payment includes the cost of the item, cost of international shipping, cost of inbound taxes, and cost of the service)
4.) Get a custom US address from a freight forwarding consolidator licensed locally, buy the item, pay the shipping to your custom US address, pay the international shipping

After experiencing the different ways of doing this, I've concluded that #4 is the cheapest way of buying items from the US if you are a regular buyer.

If you are a one-time buyer, #1 or #2 are good options (#1 is risky as it can end up for your item being held in customs and you have to personally retrieve it after paying the computed inbound taxes unless you use DHL or Fedex which can deliver the item to your doorsteps and collect the taxes on behalf of customs).

If you are a one-time buyer and you are looking at peace of mind, #3 is a good option but it is the most expensive of all options.

For #4, I'm using My Shopping Box: with a total of 9 groups of packages successfully delivered and another 2 on its way.

Hope this helps all those who are looking to buy something from the US :)

About "" is the fastest growing and most awarded blog and social media community that has transcended beyond online media. It has successfully collaborated with all forms of media namely print, radio and television making it the most diverse multimedia organization. The numerous collaborations with hundreds of brands and organizations as online media partner and brand ambassador makes a truly successful advocate of everything about the Philippines, and even more since its support extends further to even international organizations including startups and SMEs that have made our country their second home.


  1. Hi do you have experience or do you know info regarding option 1 using a provincial address?

  2. Hi Guys,You can shop from any US online stores and have it shipped to your address. Unlike other stores, they double the price or naglalagay ng “patong”. They are very transparent, whatever price you see, just add 10%.Californila only charges the shipping fee and a 10% Personal Shopper’s Fee which covers their handling, customs fee, etc. I also got a P250 off coupon “CHRISE17″, you can try if that will still work. I got my items in just 8 days from the USA! Goodluck guys!”

  3. Sky, which "they" are you referring to? sinong 10% lang pinapatong di mo na mention?

  4. Its as if you had a great grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from more than one angle. Buy weed Online

  5. Yes, I am entirely agreed with this article, and I just want say that this article is very helpful and enlightening. I also have some precious piece of concerned info !!!!!!Thanks. buy instagram followers

  6. I think that thanks for the valuabe information and insights you have so provided here. cheap YouTube views

  7. Our focus is to build relationships with the best cannabis brands in the USA, these individuals pride themselves in the quality of the cannabis products they produce. We believe our role as an online dispensary in USA is to create a voice for cannabis brands to ensure they’re heard but at the same time hold them accountable for the product they produce. cali 420 weed

  8. We are one of USA premier Mail Order Cannabis Dispensary, with over 10 years of experience providing USA and the Globe with Top Quality low prices Cannabis Products, wide selection, and outstanding service. Our large facility enables orders to be delivered in under 1 day. Mega Herbs Bud Shop mission is to get USA & the World to, buy Cannabis online. Mega Herbs Bud Shop has been featured on Business Insider, Daily Hive, HERB, USA Business Journal, and more. Online weed Dispensary

  9. You've completed in excellent work. t suggest to my frtends ind personilly wtll certitnly dtgtt. t'm conftdent they'll be gitned from thts webstte. Weed for sale new york

  10. Exotic 420 Leaf Bank is the market leading online marijuana dispensary where you can get mail order marijuana products and receive your package within 1-3 business days, Buy Weed Online. Our customers come from all over USA, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East & Asia. We offer a vast selection of cannabis products in the form of marijuana buds,. We offer only the best weed products that are always pesticide free and shipped Globally.Our cannabis flower comes in Sativa, Indicia and hybrids with options of high CBD, THC, and CBN. Sativa is a strain of weed that makes you happy and creative while not “stealing” any energy away from you. Indica will calm you down, make you relaxed, somewhat sleepy and might relieve some of your inflammatory pain. Our cannabis Delivery is honest and fast. Weed ordered at Exotic 420 Leaf Bank and will be shipped within 1-3 business days. Exotic 420 Leaf Bank is known to be the most reliable and best online weed dispensary in USA weed cans for sale


Ang Pambansang Blog ng Pilipinas Wazzup Pilipinas and the Umalohokans. Ang Pambansang Blog ng Pilipinas celebrating 10th year of online presence
Copyright © 2013 Wazzup Pilipinas News and Events
Design by FBTemplates | BTT