How to Shop with Globe Gcash AMEX

Do you wish to shop online but don't have a credit card? Then you should take advantage of Gcash AMEX service by Globe!

Shopping on Amazon.com has never been easier with Gcash American Express Virtual Card. To start with, you must have a Globe/Touch Mobile sim card. If you’re already a Globe user, then you can go ahead and sign up for free anytime! To register, please visit this link: mgcash.globe.com.ph.

Here’s another good thing– Globe Gcash AmEx has teamed up with My-Shopping Box – a Shop and Ship service that provides you a virtual U.S.  shipping address for online stores who don’t ship directly to Philippines. After creating a Gcash AmEx account, your My-Shopping Box (MSB) account will also be created automatically for free! Which means you don’t have to pay for the annual subscription fee that MSB requires. The MSB login credentials will then be sent to you via email. MSB’s website is located at My-shoppingbox.com.

Globe Gcash Amex Virtual Card
Go to My Shopping Box

Together they’re are perfect, right? Once you got both accounts set up,  you’re now ready to shop! Oh, and please don’t forget to load sufficient funds on your Gcash wallet. Unlike normal credit cards, Gcash AmEx is prepaid and there are a lot of ways you can add funds to it. For more details about GCash, please visit this link: www.globe.com.ph/help/gcash/amex.

All right! Here are the simple steps when shopping:

1—- Just go ahead, put items in your cart and fulfill your Amazon shopping. Upon checkout, just enter your Gcash AMEX virtual card information (Name, Card Number, Expiration Date and Security Code) for your payment method. As for the shipping address you must enter the virtual U.S. address provided by MSB.  Complete the checkout process, and you’re done.

2—- Now just wait for your package to be delivered to your virtual U.S. address. As usual, Amazon can deliver it in just 2-3 days. Once the delivery is complete, MSB will notify you immediately through email. The email includes a link to login to their website. Or you can manually login at My-shoppingbox.com/gcashamex.

3—- Once you’re logged into MSB’s website, you must authorize the shipment going to the Philippines. You have the option to choose either Sea or Air Freight. Sea freight would be best for bulky or large quantity items. All the shipping expenses will be automatically deducted also from your Gcash wallet. The screenshot below shows how I authorized my shipment on MSB’s website.

Authorize Shipment Screenshot
Choose your preferred shipping method, then click “Authorize Shipment”

4—- After the authorization, you should be all set. Just wait until your package directly arrives at your home. It could take anywhere between 7-12 working days, so please be patient. If you have any doubts or questions about the shipping process, just email or call MSB at customerservice@my-shoppingbox.com.

If you prefer to watch a tutorial about this, check out this video from Gcash AmEx:

That’s about it! For most people, this can be very convenient. My experience with Gcash AmEx was great! I’m now able to buy gadgets in the United States easily, save both money and time, even without a credit card. The shipping cost  is also cheaper than I expected. The last thing I bought was a wireless headset and it arrived only within 2 weeks!


Hopefully you’ll receive your package in no time! 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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79 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, may I ask how much is your shipping cost in MSB and the dimension of your package? I bought a headset too and have it shipped to MSB and I’m in doubt if they’re going to charge me higher.

    Accdg to Amazon my package weighs 3.05 lbs and its dimension is:

    length: 17.30 in
    width: 11.70 in
    height: 5.70 in

    then I’ve read in MSB site that they charge the package whichever is higher in terms of the actual weight and the volume weight(dimension). So if I’m going for an Air Freight Class 2 which costs $8.5 per pound, my computation seems like they’re going to charge it by dimension.

    I think I’ll have 6.95 lbs of volume weight (they’ll round it off by 7 lbs) and if multiplied by $8.5, I’ll be having $59.5 for the shipping cost.

    It’s probably around Php 2,664.35 and that’s a lot!

    Please can you tell me how much did you pay in your MSB shipping cost because I can see in the picture above that your package is a bit bigger too. Thanks!

    1. Sorry if the picture above makes you confused, Stephanie. Those aren’t the actual ones. But as far as I remember, the item I purchased was a lot smaller. It only cost me 1,300 pesos. Your estimation is actually correct. If Amazon’s packaging is bulky, the shipping cost might even go higher. Let us know once you got yours.

      1. Hello!! Can I add items on the shopping cart and then checkout? I just wanna see how much is the total cost of my orders.

        1. Sure, you can! Feel free to add items to your shopping cart. You will see the total cost of your purchase before you can place the order.

      2. Hi im not sure if this thread is still active but.. Just to make sure i understand, i pay for amazon for the actual item and then a separate payment for the shipping here to the philippines?

        And may i ask, just thinking out of the box, which has better customer service and accurate tracking? Lbc or globe MSB?

        1. Yes, whenever you’re using third party shipping, the payment is separate. We currently recommend Shipping Cart. MSB may have improved their website and services over the past few months but I haven’t used them recently.

    2. Hi. I am also interested to shop at amazon. My question is, if I register in Gcash Amex would it mean that my automatic shipping courier is My Shopping Box? Would it be possible if I use Gcash Amex only as mode of payment then use a different shipping courier? Thank you

  2. Yup, and I wish it won’t go as far as Php 2,000. I think I can manage paying if its Php 1,300.

    Though I’ve read in some other blogs that MSB has a lot of complaints. I wonder if you’ve encountered problems such as missing item, items that are not immediately reflected to the MSB account even it is already delivered to the Us, etc.

    I’m crossing my fingers that nothing bad will happen to my package now that it’s near Christmas and a lot of people are buying online presents for their families/ loved ones.

  3. You got that right, Step. It’s a common issue during the Christmas season. Your package will take longer to arrive, but I also hope that you get it properly and safe. As for the shipping expenses, it will definitely go above 2,000Php as per your size description. I guess if you sum it all up, it’s still much cheaper compared to retail prices here in the Philippines.

    1. I think this lesson learned if ever I received a higher shipping fee. Maybe next time I’ll ask Amazon to pack my items in the smallest box possible. How about the box of the headphones you bought, it isn’t that big right?

      I actually bought an Audio Technica ATH-M40x with Fiio E6 Amplifier and the actual box size of the headphone without the Fiio is 11.4 x 10 x 4.1 inches. So I guess added with the Fiio amp, the box they gave was the smallest one they could fit the two.

      1. Woah! With an amplifier, those are really awesome headphones. Also it’s Audio Technica for only $100, what a great deal you found there. 🙂
        The box for my headset was just really small. I think it was calculated using its weight, which was less than 3lbs.

  4. Yeah I was tempted to buy it immediately. I just worry about the shipping cost. I tracked the order on Amazon and the package was delivered to the U.S. address on Dec. 23 around 09:00 am (Philippine time). I emailed them earlier if they already received my item but still no reply. I guess I have to wait after Christmas before they post it on my account. I am really thankful that you answered my questions. I’ll let you know my shipping cost once it is posted on my account.

  5. Hi, at last, my item has been posted to my MSB account. The shipping cost by air is $59.90 (that was huge!) whereas the sea freight costs $29.90.

    My package size is based on volume weight w/c is 9.89 (rounded by 10 lbs.)(pckd:19×13.3×6.5in.)

    I think I’m gonna go with sea freight since its much cheaper. I wonder if there’s an additional charge that are not included in the order form. So if they posted $29.90 for sea freight charge, is it really what they are going to deduct? Thanks!

  6. Hey, there you go! Merry Christmas to you, Step. Your actual calculation is spot-on, $59.90. I hope your package gets delivered to Philippines as soon as possible.
    To be honest, after I have authorized the shipment online, I never really cared how much the charge was. I only then became aware of the cost when it was deducted on my Gcash wallet.

  7. Hello!! I’m having troubles with regards to authorizing my shipment. After choosing my freight option, nothing happens when I click the button “Authorize Shipment” Please help.. Thanks in advance!

    1. Have you tried to use another browser? If it’s the same on any browser, please contact My-ShoppingBox at:
      Tel No. : (632) 833-1289
      Fax No. : (632) 832-7910
      Email : customerservice@my-shoppingbox.com

    1. It’s not required to get KYC’ed, but if you’re going to purchase items more than 5000 Php, you will need to do so. Just go to the nearest Globe outlet and present a valid ID.

  8. Sir, can you give a brief comparison between lbc shipping cart and my-shopping-box shipping, which has a higher shipping cost including all duties and taxes and delivery right to your doorstep as per rate description on their website Shipping Cart costs more? btw im a newbie with regards to this, your site has been informative and helpful

  9. Hi! Thank you so much for this! You’ve helped me a lot 🙂 I just wanted to ask your opinion though. If I will buy a book that has 2 volumes (around 13.6 pounds all in all), which do you think can provide cheaper shipping cost, MSB or Shipping Cart? If I use Shipping Cart as my third party courier do I need to have a credit card?

    1. You’re most welcome, Lou. You always need to use a credit card when shopping online. If you will use Gcash AMEX only to buy books, then I suggest to go with its partner My-ShoppingBox. There’s not much difference regarding shipping cost between the two.

  10. Hi! im planning to buy on amazon. If i registered in Gcash amex it will automatically register my my-shoppingbox?

    Or do i need to register separately in myshoppingbox?

    1. Yes, it’s automatic. After registering with Gcash AMEX, you will also receive your MSB login credentials through email.

  11. Good day Nehemiah Endo.

    I just want to ask something. I’m planning to buy another item from Amazon but this time I want to try MyShoppingBox. Their rate is $2.99 per lb for sea cargo. Would you know if that’s already the landed cost? Regardless of the price of the item. Of are their other fees?

    For example, If I’m going to buy a book worth $15 and weights 3lbs….Does it mean I only have to pay $8.97 via sea cargo, regardless of the price of the item? Is that right? Hope you can help me with this.

    1. That’s right $2.99 per lb for Sea Cargo. I don’t think there are additional fees for books. For more details, you can email them at customerservice@my-shoppingbox.com

  12. Hi. I’ve already registered at gcash amex. But I can’t seem to find the card number and expiration date. Where is it located?

    1. After you sign-up, just log in to mgcash.globe.com.ph. You will be asked to create a 4 digit PIN and enroll your mobile number. Once you’re through, you can sign in completely and you will see your credit card details under the tab that says “Virtual Pay.”
      If you have a smartphone you can also download the Gcash app, so you can easily access your AmEx Virtual card details anywhere.

  13. I just recently subscribed to both gcash amex and MSB. According to MSB, the expiration of my subscription to them is January next year. If I renew my Gcash Amex subscription for one year by paying P250, will my subscription to MBS be renewed too and annual fee of $25 be waived for the second year?

    1. Yes, everytime you renew your Gcash Amex subscription, MSB will also renew. No need to pay the $25 annual fee.

      1. How about if I am using PAYMAYA CARD? Amazon is asking for a billing address for my card. Will I use my US virtual shipping address from jinio or will i use my local PH address?

    1. If you want the fastest and cheapest, please follow the instruction above. Especially if you don’t have a credit card, this should be a perfect option for you.

    1. Maybe I can answer your question..Kakagamit ko lng ng G-Cash AMEX Card and MyShopping Box. Bumili ako ng standard size na Blu-Ray Disc from Amazon and used MyShopping Box. Since the weight is below 1 pound, the shipping rate was $5.99 (P280 pesos) for air freight (10 Days delivery), plus to my surprise libre na yung pag-deliver sa bahay namin. You can also use Sea Freight for $2.99 (P150 pesos) but it will take 30-40 days…Usually, most items sa Amazon, may dimension at weight na, pwede mo na i-compute kung magkano ang shipment. Very accomodating ang MyShoppingBox, you can email them and they will reply promptly. Very convenient compared sa ibang na try ko na courier/middleman. Hope this helps.

      Nehemiah Endo, I just want to say thank you for introducing MyShoppingBox and G-Cash AMEX card. I finally got to use it. Very convenient. Medyo nag-kaproblema lang ako sa KYC with Globe but the fault is on my end. Plus, hindi ko alam na kasama na pala sa pag-deliver sa bahay yung delivery rates nila. It’s really cheaper than other couriers that I used before. Thanks again! And more power!

  14. Thanks for this Nehemiah Endo.
    I understand how this works. I have a MSB/Shipping Cart cart and Gcash Amex account now. My question is, once the item I ordered is delivered to my US virtual address, would it be possible to let MSB or Shipping Cart shipping cart ship to a different recipient here in Philippines instead of me? I would like to buy something on Amazon for a friend and would like the item delivered directly to his home address. I was wondering if that’s possible?

    1. Yes, that’s absolutely possible. A lot of people are actually doing that when they’re sending gifts. Just change the name and address to your preferred recipient before you ship it out.

    1. It depends on the weight of the PS4. Make it a habit to check the weight of the item on Amazon under the Product Description. If the PS4 is 10 lbs, then the shipping cost is probably around $70.

  15. Hi! I would just like to clarify some things. If I don’t have a credit card, then I cannot avail the service of Shipping Cart in ordering through Amazon, and my only recourse is to purchase using Globe Gcash Amex, am I right? Thanks in advance for your response

    1. You don’t need a credit card to pay Shipping Cart. Though you need the credit card for Amazon shopping.

  16. Hi! I just registered a GCASH AmEx Virtual Card and I received my MSB account, but it says “Your My Shopping Box account has expired. Please renew your account to be able to authorize shipment. Click here to reactivate your account.” And looking through my MSB account details, it says “Expiry Date: 2016-03-31” How come? T_T Thank you!

  17. It looks like they have dropped Amex and now are promoting a MasterCard. I have applied for one, but not used it yet. They seem very disorganised about how it works. There is a KYC (Know Your Customer) process, but today they couldn’t even do that as their computer was down. Very tiresome – be patient people!

    1. Yes, Gcash Mastercard will also work with Amazon. Globe must be doing a major update on their system. I’m unable to login for days.

    1. Yes, you can use Gcash AMEX on Amazon. Don’t pay in Peso, instead pay in USD. I don’t suggest using Amazon’s currency converter, people say it’s a rip-off.

  18. hi good day! just have a quick question regarding what currency conversion/exchange rate is followed for every transaction thru amazon. since the item i will be purchasing is in $ (for example $10 and i will be using Globe Gcash AMEX), and current exchange rate at the time of purchase is $1=PhP45, will my Globe Gcash be deducted PhP450 or there’s a different computation? Thanks in advance!

  19. hi! is gcash mastercard the same as gcash amex as to steps in purchasing from amazon? I availed gcash mastercard today. I hope to hear from you. thank you.

  20. @Nehemiah Endo HELLO, IM NEW HERE ! I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS, im planning to buy at least 20k worth of products from amazon so here are my quesitons.
    -$402 are the price of the items, small items mainly computer parts
    -how does shipping to MSB works ? is there shipping fee from amazon to the virtual address ?
    -what about the taxes ? is there tax charged to the shipping address (virtual address in US)?
    -how do i convert my cash (peso) into $ (dollars) ? can i be done using gcash ?
    here is my sum:

    items (3): $402.97
    Shipping & handling: $46.21
    Total before tax: $449.18
    Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
    Import Fees Deposit $86.94
    Order total: $536.12

    yan ang showing sa checkout at amazon, how much sa tingin mo ang mggastos overall ?

    item dimensions

    Item Dimensions L x W x H
    -13.6 x 5.2 x 2.7 inches
    -13 x 4.5 x 0.1 inches
    -6.5 x 5.91 x 3.35 inches

    1. -If an item says “Free shipping” then it’s free delivery to the US virtual address.
      -Your order has $0.00 estimated tax to be collected
      -You can use Gcash or any credit card to pay in USD
      -the shipping cost to Philippines will depend on the size or weight of the items. You can use a calculator here–> Shipping Cart Cost Calculator

  21. hello nehemiah! Is it true that if you register at Gcash amex virtual pay, you will be charged 250 per year? just wondering.

    1. Thanks, Jen. But I’m afraid Globe Gcash AMEX currently have issues on their website. Alternatively, you can use a mobile device to download the Gcash app and that’s how it works for now.

  22. Hi! I’m thinking of buying in amazon. my question is Do i use my virtual U.S shipping address as a billing address too? or I have to use my Philippine address as billing address? Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Shipping address is the address where you want your package to be delivered. And Billing address is the address tied to your credit/debit card.

  23. Hi po! Just want to ask which of the two (Shipping Cart Shopping Cart and My Shopping Box) ships items quicker? I read in your post about Shipping Cart that it took 20 days. I was wondering if one of them could ship items in less than that. Thanks 🙂

    1. Probably MSB is quicker right now, because Shipping Cart is handling more customers. Both of them will deliver within the estimated delivery date though.

  24. Hi – do I need to pay anything else when the item finally arrives at my doorstep?
    (I’m inquiring for both MSB and Shipping Cart Shopping Cart)

    1. No, the Gcash Mastercard is probably your Philippine address. Login to your Gcash Mastercard account to double check the billing address.

  25. Hi.i just wanna ask about the way of payment.i have a debit card which i used then i am not using gcash app.can i still buy in amazon the item id like though im not using globe.
    Thank you and pls response.

  26. Hi Nehemiah Endo, i have some important inquiry, i had purchased from Amazons all orders was done with corresponding payment of my wife’s credit card but the problem is they cancelled my order because the seller is unable to ship my order to the shipping address provided. how could i retrieve my order cause the payment for that item is done.

    1. Why can’t they ship to the address you provided? Make sure you have entered a correct U.S. address.

      If an order is cancelled, the payment will be automatically refunded. It may take 2 or more days.

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