Direct Shipping From Amazon to Philippines

A lot of people are asking, "Does Amazon ship to Philippines?" The answer is yes. The majority of items sold by Amazon can be shipped directly to Philippines.

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Although Amazon.com can ship directly to Philippines, this may not be the best option as of yet because of shipping delays caused by particular Customs processes here in the Philippines. Imported goods can be held up by Customs and they might ask for more taxes to release your package. Nobody wants to deal with these problems, so our advice is to use a third party shipper like Shipping Cart. They can manage Import taxes and Shipping fees whenever you’re shopping in the USA. For the tutorials, please proceed to this link–> How to Shop on Amazon with Shipping Cart.

However, if you trust our Bureau of Customs so much, then keep reading this page. Before you begin shopping, you should also know that not all products on Amazon can be shipped internationally. You may want to filter Amazon’s inventory to show whether a product can be shipped to the Philippines or not. You can actually do this by setting your Philippine address as your default shipping address on your Amazon account. Just follow these steps:

Login to Amazon > Go to Your Account > Manage Address Book > Click the link that says > "Click here to make this your 1-Click default address."

If you haven’t added a shipping address yet, just hit the button to Enter a new address. When you’re done, it should look like image below:

Philippines default shipping address
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From now on, whenever you view a product on Amazon, you should see additional details telling you whether it’s possible to ship it to the Philippines or not. The image below shows an item that cannot be shipped to the Philippines.

This item does not ship to Philippines
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Products that don't ship to Philippines are usually: electronics, tools and hardware, kitchenwares, sporting goods, and software. This is due to laws by country or manufacturers' limitations.

If you encounter this message, then you must use a third party courier to ship your items to Philippines. To know more about third party shipping, please check out this link–>  Shipping Cart by LBC.

Yet, if your shopping items are able to be shipped to the Philippines, then you can finish your Amazon shopping and proceed to checkout. Your international shipping options are – Standard Shipping (10-16 business days) or Expedited Shipping (5-10 business days).

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Finally, before you place your order, notice under Order Summary that Amazon automatically calculates the Shipping & Handing fees based on the destination address. You may also see the Import Fees Deposit for most products. This is the fee that Amazon pays, on your behalf, to clear customs taxes in the Philippines.  Although it is automatically calculated, Import Fees Deposit cost may not be final. Additional charges may be imposed by customs depending on the classification and value of the product. When that happens, Amazon will debit the additional fees from your payment account. However, if the Import Fees Deposit is actually higher than what customs requires, then the difference should be refunded by Amazon.

If all else went well, thenceforth, you will receive the package within the estimated time, right at your doorsteps!

That’s about it! If you have any questions, please leave your comments below. And what are you waiting for? Go to Amazon.com right now and start shopping!

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67 COMMENTS

  1. I was just wondering, if Amazon will be ‘clearing the customs for me’ does that mean I don’t have to worry about my packages being held or any of that stuff? I was actually planning on buying a book and having it shipped using AmazonGlobal Priority shipping which costs twice as much as the book, I’m just worried na baka sayang lang yung babaayaran ko if I still have to worry about the customs. Thanks!

    1. Yes, Amazon is suppose to clear customs taxes, so you don’t have to worry about it. But regardless, Philippine Customs cannot be trusted sometimes. To avoid dealing with them, you may want to use Third party courier like Shipping Cart. Please check out this tutorial –> How to Shop with Shipping Cart

  2. Sir, would it be possible to just canvass on the amazon website first without purchasing the orders? Like just knowing the total price and getting to know it the item can be shipped to the Philippines, since I will get my credit card sometime in March. I am also getting a prepaid credit card so it would be safer, i’ll just deposit an amount that would cover the price.

    1. Yes, that’s absolutely possible. Feel free to add items to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout so that you will see the total cost of your orders plus the shipping.

  3. tnx so much nehemiah… ur a big big help… i’m an architect & 1 of the few filipino designers venturing into eco sports like zipline, canopy walk, rapelling/wall climbing , etc… b4 i order my supplies from friends in d usa bcoz i preferd rated & properly engineerd equipment like harness, ropes, etc… bcoz of ur blog i was able to save as much as 50% from imported items & d best thing is its always on time & fast…. mor power 2 u…

  4. Hello Sir, I was able to acquire my US Address following your instructions using Shipping Cart (I thank you for that).
    Here’s my question..
    While adding the address on Amazon, I noticed that the Zip code has changed from 94545 to 94545-3917. Basically 4 digit were added, is that normal?

  5. Hi sir Miah, first of all, this is a great help for us online shoppers na walang makuhang stocks dito sa pinas. i just have one question though, applicable rin po ba ang “pain-free returns” in this case?

    1. Returning an item from another country is definitely a pain. I’ve ordered about 50 items on Amazon so far and I’m very lucky that they’re all in good condition. I suggest you use third party shipping so someone could help you whenever you want to return a product. Please see the tutorial here: How to Shop with Shipping Cart

  6. Hi I just bought 2 sets of yeti rambler tumbler but there was no tracking number given to me by the seller. Is that legit? i mean ok lang ba yun? Shipping Cart na ba ang bahala sa tracking number? also i provided my personal phone number in the contact number details for shipping and not the one provided in the virtual US address. ok lang po ba yun? thanks. P.S. im an avid reader of your column here.

    1. It’s normal sometimes when you choose free shipping, there’s no tracking number. You don’t have to worry as long as the seller is legit (high-rated seller). So make sure to always check the seller’s ratings. It’s ok if you provided your personal number. I think they would only call if there’s a major problem with shipping.

  7. Hello. My aunt lives in states and plans to buy me a laptop in amazon she told me to go and check in amazon.com and im staying in philippines. So my concern is can it be ship in philippines directly from amazon? If not what are the other ways. If yes what are the step. By d way my aunt will use her credit card from states. Thanks

  8. Should have used Shipping Cart instead. When you use Direct Shipping from Amazon, your package will be directed to Postal Service, often it could take longer than a month even how small the package is or whatever said delivery date is, ewan ko lang baka dadaan pa sa Customs kung saan nawawala minsan mga padala, at baka dahil rin sa liitt ng package nung singsing.

      1. Hi again nehemiah. I inquired abt the items to be shipped and was informed that they cannot ship them as the fall under prohibited items…. huhuhu. Ive been searching abt it but have come up empty… Do u hav any other shipping option?….. god bless…

  9. Hi Sir,

    How can I know if the product(s) or item(s) were held by custom? Where do I need to go or who do I need to call?

  10. Hi amazon,
    is it possible to order a diet pill and pay tru credit card here in canada, and ship it to philippines?

  11. Hi sir i just want to ask if this kind of process is applicable for mobile phone purchase at amazon? And does the us address should be from someone i know? Or it dosent matter?

  12. Hello Nehemiah Endo,

    I am an US Citizen living in California and I buy a ton of stuff from Amazon Prime. My wife is in the Philippines and she needs some textbooks for some classes that she is going to take there. The books are available from Amazon and it says that they can be shipped to the Philippines.

    I would like to order the books and have them delivered to her in the Philippines as quick as possible.

    I looked at the link that you provided for the “Shipping Cart” and saw that it talks about using a “virtual address”. I have a real address in the US so how would you suggest that do it so that I can get the books shipped to the Philippines?

    How long do you think it would take to ship from Amazon to her in Butuan City?

    Thanks,

    1. Yes, I advise using Shipping Cart to forward the books safely to Philippines. If you’ll use your own US address, then you will have to forward the books yourself to Philippines by sending them via DHL or Fedex.
      Another thing you can do is having Amazon ship the books directly to Philippines, but I haven’t tried that yet. I read on some forums though that they had luck ordering books from Amazon directly to Philippines.

      Those are your 3 options. One way or the other, it may take a month or even longer before she gets them.

  13. What should we do if the received product is Dead on Arrival? Would Amazon still replace that defective unit?

    1. Yes, Amazon will replace defective units. Fortunately for me, I haven’t experienced that yet. Just be sure to buy from high rated sellers, so they can pack the item securely and you’ll receive the product in perfect condition

  14. good day nehemiah i would like to ask if how much will be estimated cost of eyeglass and model clock from different seller of amazon that will be arriving to “My stored item” in different days. My main goal is to minimize shipping fees by shipping them both thought lbc. I tried the Shipping cost estimate but the main problem is should I get the TOTAL amount of weight and dimensions? or it shipped individually (two shipping fees to pay). Thank you in advance

    https://www.amazon.com/15381-Fashionable-Rectangular-Eyeglasses-51…

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I38PCKE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_…

    1. Yes, I think the shipping cost will be calculated by dimensions because both items are light in weight. Well it depends on how big the size box when they arrive at Shipping Cart’s US warehouse. You can actually contact third party sellers to ship items in the smallest package possible. Then you can ship them all to Philippines in a single package to save money. For those items, my assumption would be 1500php – Air Cargo and 700 php – Sea Cargo

  15. Hi. I have been using Johnny Air as 3rd party courier when ordering in Amazon. Which is cheaper ba? I haven’t tried shipping cart yet. 🙂 Thanks!

  16. Hi Nehemiah Endo. Are you familiar with Prynt Photo Printer? Pde naman siya ma-ship to Philippines right? For payment, pwede ba ang Paymaya? I only have BDO and BPI ATM debit cards. Ano mas mabilis and trusthworthy? Johny Air or Shipping Cart? Thanks!

    1. Pwede naman iship sa Philippines ang Prynt Photo Printer. Pwede rin kahit anong credit/debit cards as long as they’re Visa or Mastercard. Pareho trustworthy ang JAC at Shipping Cart. Mas mura sa Shipping Cart pero mas mabilis siguro ang JAC kung taga Manila ka.

  17. hello, sir noticed that when I select add to cart then proceed with checkout and complete the verification wizard, there is no “Import Fee Deposit” from the order summary, could you please enlighten me why?
    does this mean that it wont be held in customs?
    will it be directly shipped to may address?
    Or do I need to pay additional charges to claim my order?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FGW18NE/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&amp…
    With thanks

    1. If there’s no Import Fees Deposit, that means you don’t have to pay for Import taxes for these items. I haven’t tried directly shipping electronics to Philippines though, so the decision is up to you. Or you can also use a third party courier like Shipping Cart.

  18. Have you heard about the tax exemption being raised for the first time in decades last october? From p10 to p10,000?? I emailed amazon about it and they said they are looking into it a week ago but havent heard back :/.

    Thanks!

    1. Yes, we’ve heard about this good news. Amazon will definitely grant us the tax exemption soon after the Philippine Customs starts implementing the new policy.

      1. First of all, I would like to thank for your informative article. Do you have any update news for import tax exemption ?

  19. Hello po.. Ask Ko Lang bat po kaya kahit qualified yung order ko for free shipping dito sa pinas.. Lumalabas pa rin po sa computation ang shipping and handling fee?

  20. Sir tanong ko lang po.
    How much is the approximate difference of prices in amazon compared to prices in the philippines.
    I am planning to buy a gaming laptop but I can’t decide where to buy.
    Is it practical to buy on amazon?

    1. It’s definitely practical to buy a laptop on Amazon because it’s cheaper. But expect to pay around 4k php on shipping and about a month delivery time overall.

  21. HI Nehemiah Endo . i just ordered 3 books from amazon without using Shipping Cart shipping cart. and my order should be delivered from march 17 – march 30 2017. today is april 3rd and my order havent been delivered. is it normal or theres something wrong? btw im from baguio

    1. Hi, what does your tracking say? You can track the order when you logon to your Amazon account. If you’re uncertain, you can contact Amazon or the seller for details.

  22. Good day sir.. My brother would like to buy a camera on amazon, pero nasa US sya and he wants the camera to be shipped here in Quezon City. Possible po ba yun?

    Thank you for this very informative blog..

  23. Has anyone tried if the 10k tax exemption already being implemented? Or the other law years ago that books imported for personal or commercial use should be tax free too. Are any of these already being implemented? I am planning to buy books from amazon but afraid that customs will tax me more. Thanks in advance for any info

    1. Yes, I think the 10k tax exemption is already being implemented. However customs may prevent you from shipping more than 12 books in a single package.

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