Did you know you can shop at U.S. online stores and have the product delivered right to your door. In the past, shipping products internationally could be complicated and problematic, but now LBC Shipping Cart is the solution.
Now you can use a third-party shipping service like Shipping Cart to ship your shopping items from the U.S. to the Philippines and it will help you save both time and money. When you register with Shipping Cart they will provide you with a virtual U.S. shipping address which allows you to manage your orders from online shopping venues and have them ship directly to your Philippine home address safely. This process also helps prevent the Philippines Bureau of Customs from holding your items and levying extra taxes. Shipping Cart will automatically apply any import taxes (if any) that could be due on items and will add that charge to the shipping costs, which alleviates the Philippines Customs process.
Four Easy Steps
1. Create an LBC Shipping Cart account
Visit lbcshippingcart.ph and register. Once your account is created, you will be provided with a Virtual US address – this is the shipping address that you will use when shopping at Amazon, ebay, or any other online shopping venue. Once registered, your address can be easily found on the left side of their website. (See screenshot below)
2. Start your Shopping!
Head over to Amazon.com and select and add items to your shopping cart. During checkout, the shipping address you must enter should be the Virtual US address provided by Shipping Cart. Here’s a screenshot from Amazon’s website:
Make sure to enter all the information correctly then complete the Checkout process. Now all you have to do is wait until your orders are delivered to your US virtual address.
3. Confirming the Shipment
Once your purchased items arrive at your U.S. Virtual Address, LBC will immediately notify you via email once your orders are received. You must log in to Shipping Cart’s website (lbcshippingcart.ph) to confirm the shipment going to Philippines. If you don’t see all your stored items, you may need to wait a few more days to consolidate your shipment. It might take a day or two after receipt to be displayed on their site, so just be patient. You’ll see the details under the My Storage tab. Here’s a screenshot:
In the above example, you will see the there is already a price estimation.The 3 items listed only cost 1,155 Pesos to ship to the Philippines. LBC also allows you to choose to ship via either Sea Cargo or Air Cargo (Sea Cargo is for heavy or bulky items). They also give you the opportunity to insure your freight for free up to $100. After selecting your preferred options, all you need to do is click the button that says, "Ship It."
4. Pay the Shipment
After confirming your shipment, you’ll be ready to select your payment method and shipping address. For payment, you can select Cash (paid through an LBC Branch), Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal. For shipping address, just enter your Philippine home address or wherever you want the package to be delivered. Once you have chosen your preferred options, just hit the button that says, “Pay & Ship.” (see screenshot below)
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You are done! Now you just have to wait for the package to arrive at your doorstep. LBC will notify you of any shipping status change or update via their website and email – which is convenient. Some people who use this service claim to recieve their packages on average, in about 20 days. Not bad for shipping from the U.S. It sure beats waiting for a Balikbayan box!
If any readers have used LBC’s Shipping Cart, please let us know about your experiences with using this service.
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