How to Shop with Shipping Cart

Do you want to shop at U.S. Online Stores while in the Philippines? Shipping a product internationally can be a problem and Shipping Cart is our best solution.

When I’m shopping at Amazon.com, I always use a third party shipping service like Shipping Cart. This is definitely the best way to ship your shopping items from US to Philippines as it will help you save a lot of time and money. Shipping Cart will provide you a virtual U.S. shipping address, which does all the trick. This allows you to manage your orders from the U.S. and have them ship to your Philippine home address safely. The process will also prevent the Philippine Bureau of Customs on getting hold of your items that could only lead to high taxes.

Now Here are the Easy Steps

1—- Create a Shipping Cart account

Head over to www.shippingcart.com and register.  Once your account is created, you will be provided with a specific Virtual US address – this is the shipping address that you’ll have to use when shopping at Amazon. A different account number is generated per account. While you’re logged in, you can easily find your assigned account number and address at left side of the page. Here’s a screenshot of below:

Shipping Cart Address Photo

2—- Start your Shopping at Amazon!

Head over to Amazon.com and add items to your shopping cart. I actually ordered 3 items – a corset, watch and a headset. During checkout, the shipping address you must enter should be the  Virtual US address provided by Shipping Cart. Here’s a screenshot on how I entered my address on Amazon’s website:

Shipping Cart US Photo

Make sure to enter all the information correctly then complete the Checkout process. Next you'll just have to wait until your orders are delivered to your US virtual address.
3—- Confirm the Shipment

Shipping Cart will immediately notify you through email once your orders are delivered.  You must log in to Shipping Cart’s website (www.shippingcart.com) to confirm the shipment going to Philippines. If you don’t see any stored items, you may need to wait a few more days. Mine took roughly 4 days before it got displayed on their website, so just be patient. You’ll see the details under the My Storage tab. Here’s a screenshot:

Shipping Cart website photo
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As you can see , there's already a price estimation. The 3 items only cost 1,155 Pesos to ship to the Philippines. Shipping Cart also allows you to choose 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 $500. After selecting your preferred options, just hit the button that says, "Ship It."

 

4—- Pay the Shipment

After the confirmation, you’ll have to choose your payment method and shipping address. For payment, you can select Cash (through an LBC Branch), Credit 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.” Here’s a screenshot:

Shipping Cart website photo
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Before you hit "Pay & Ship," make sure to double-check your shipping address. If you choose Cash payment, you will need to go immediately to the nearest LBC branch to pay the shipping fee personally. Tell the staff that you will make payment for "LBC X"

 

Shipping Cart Website Photo
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You’re all done! You’ll just have to wait for the package to arrive at your doorsteps. Shipping Cart will notify you of any status update via their website and email – which is perfect!  My package actually came earlier than I expected. I ordered the products on Amazon on Aug 6, 2016 and I got them already on Aug 26, 2016. Overall, it took only 20 days! Considering that they were shipped from the States, that’s not bad at all.

The items I bought are in fact surprise gifts for my wife and these made her very happy.  It also got me excited seeing her wear that corset! Having my orders delivered on time and in good condition is all that I wanted. I will be using Shipping Cart again when I shop at Amazon.com.

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132 COMMENTS

      1. Can I order items through a japanese online store like amiami.com and hlj.com and use shipping cart as the third party for shipping the items to the Philippines? The address I will put is the address that the shipping cart provided me.

    1. As mentioned above, this process prevents yourself from dealing with Customs. Taxes will be automatically estimated by Shipping Cart before being shipped to Philippines. But be sure to check the list of prohibited items to prevent any issues with shipping.
      Here’s the link–> Shipping Cart Prohibited Items

  1. Good day Nehemiah Endo! This is a really cool blog. I just have a few questions:
    How long does Shipping Cart store items in their warehouse?
    How long will it take to deliver through sea cargo?
    And How can I return an item just in case there’s something wrong with it?

    1. -The storage is free for 30 days. You will incur storage fees if you keep items there for too long.
      -Sea Cargo takes about 45 days to be delivered
      -For returns, the Shipping Cart team can help you out. All the answers to your questions can be found at the FAQs page. Please go here –> SHIPPING CART FAQs

  2. Thanks for this info. Question, is the tax expensive? I mean the fee for shipping it here in the Philippines. Planning to buy rare books.

    1. Tax is not expensive but you should be concerned about the weight of books. They are heavy and shipping cost depends on the size or weight of the package. You can use Shipping Cart’s Shipping Cost Calculator, here–> Estimate Shipping Cost

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

      1. Follow up question: for the credit card address, do we just tick on same as shipping address? Or will the philippine billing address need to be indicated?

        1. Billing address and shipping address is not the same. For billing address you need to enter the address linked to your credit/debit card. The shipping address is where you want the package to be delivered

          1. Good day Sir, I’ve been visiting your site and contemplating on ordering online via amazon but only now that I decided to really give it a go. I have a question regarding amazon credit card info requirement. I have a card but I don’t intend to pay using that mode but instead in cash. Am also interested in trying the Shipping Cart service. So my question is, does amazon charge the card you saved in your customer’s account page? I would only declare my card info just because it’s required. Btw, am having trouble with the GCash Amex method. I still haven’t received an email containing the personalized US address among others… Is it fine to just put your credit card info in amazon account but actually pay in cash? I am quite new to this Shipping Cart thing..do they ( Shipping Cart ) shoulder the payment there and then you can just pay them here? Is that how it works?

            So many questions. Apologies and thanks in advance! 🙂

            1. Well, if you don’t wanna use your credit card, then yes just sign up for Gcash AMEX. There’s a problem with the Globe Gcash website right now so try to use a mobile device and install the Gcash app instead.There are also many other virtual credit card services you can try like Gcash Mastercard, Paymaya and BPI ePay.

              1. Good day Sir! Sorry for the late reply and thank you very much for your response 🙂 Am happy to tell that I was able to do the whole process – setting up accounts, ordering, paying using the gcash amex method up to the point of my order reaching the virtual address – smoothly and upon reading my first post, I could tell how naive i was about the whole thing. But the breezy turn of events has taught me a lot of things. I am more confident now and it just feels good that am finally able to do this, making my plan a reality! Your blog has been so generous to me, a big thanks…

                Am on that point where I was able to see the item in my cart ( Shipping Cart X ) and just waiting for customer support to reply to my inquiry. thing is, am worried about the state of my item’s box packaging.It came from Amazon and they are kinda hit-or-miss when it comes to merchandise handling. So am requesting Shipping Cart customer support to send me some more images or at the very least an update regarding the packaging’s integrity, to give light to the whole situation so to speak. I hope my impressions of the image posted are not valid though,tbh. The product is Brand New and so it’s apt for the package to look its condition, isn’t it?

                After that, am ready to have my stuff shipped here. I can’t wait. Overall it was smooth and I was pleasantly surprised myself. I hope the last things prior to me accepting the package will turn out good.

                More power and thank you very much Sir!

              2. Thanks for all your feedback. I’ve shipped a camera and laptops before, and their packaging got a little damage but the products themselves are in perfect condition. When it comes to shipping, there are certain things we can’t control, we just hope that the individuals that will handle our packages are careful.

              3. Hi there Sir and Good Day! I’m planning on adding an item to my cart but am quite worried when I calculated the shipping estimate using the site’s tool. The dimensions posted on Amazon are also quite questionable for this item is just a 2-figure set. Are those measurements the actual product or that is the cardboard box used for shipping that houses the packaged figures( wrapped in bubble wrap and all )? Here is the link to the item:

                https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS90ZVL/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

                Thanks in advance!

              4. I think the measurement on Amazon are correct because the figures’ box looks big. If you’re gonna buy many items like that, you may want to ship them via Sea Cargo

  3. Hello sir Nehemiah Endo, I like your blog. Would I be able to buy Gadgets, Cellphones, Laptops, Computer parts, and TVs on Amazon thru Third Party shipping?
    Can I ship devices in the Philippines even though they have lithium batteries?

  4. Hi Nehemiah Endo, I’m so glad on having been able to came across this site. I believe this is what i need for my future plans of importing goods through third party suppliers. What is your advise for shipping large quantities? Thanks!

  5. I’m going to order PC parts from Amazon. Here are their prices – $75, $50, $150, $230, $40, $40, $30 and $120. How much do you think is the shipping fee? One of them is a 27″ monitor.

  6. Hello good day! This forum is very helpful, though I’m just confused about one thing. Sir, are we gonna pay twice? First is the Amazon shipment to the virtual address and secondly the payment of shipment going to Philippines? Hopefully you clear that for me.

    1. Don’t get confused. Basically, there are two separate payments:
      1) Pay Amazon for your shopping items (shipping to the virtual US address is usually free).
      2) Pay Shipping Cart to ship your items to Philippines.

  7. Hi Sir. Just want to ask kung magkano charges ng Shipping Cart when you bought the laptop. May bibilhin sana akong laptop which costs 35k dito sa Philippines but nasa around 31k lang sa amazon. What can you advise me Sir? Salamat po

    1. Last year I bought a laptop and the shipping cost me only 3500Php via Air Cargo. It’s cheaper if you ship via Sea Cargo but the delivery takes about 2 months.

    1. I often use Shipping Cart now. I don’t even care about the rates anymore because MSB won’t let me ship lithium and a number of watches via Air freight.

  8. Hi! Is it possible to order from eBay at the same time with Amazon? Can I ship from different US stores simultaneously to Shipping Cart’s virtual address? THanks

    1. Yes, you can consolidate all your shopping items coming from different stores, then ship them all to Philippines at once. For more details about consolidating your items, check out this page–> Shipping Cart FAQs

    1. I just checked Galleon.ph and find out that their prices are a bit too much compared to Amazon. I’d rather buy from Amazon directly then ship using Shipping Cart.

    1. Yes, as long as your debit card has the logo of Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.

  9. Hi, I’m using a credit card here in the Philippines to purchase at Amazon. Upon checkout, should I pay in Philippine Currency or US dollars?

    And should I try the Amazon prime 2-day shipping trial?

    1. -I’ve always been paying in US dollars. I think it’s a little cheaper if you let your bank do the currency conversion instead of Amazon.

      -Amazon Prime will give you 2-day free shipping for $99 a year. I don’t suggest getting it unless you’re a very frequent Amazon shopper.

  10. Hi po! I was just wondering if pwede po yung payment ko sa Amazon is Gcash Amex then use Shipping Cart as courier, instead of MSB?

    1. Yes, pwede po. I’m actually using Gcash AMEX as payment method for Amazon then use Shipping Cart to ship items to Philippines.

  11. Hi, I am planning on buying a $800 ultrawide monitor, its pretty big. Can you recommend I buy it through this method? What possible issues can I run into when ordering the monitor online and using this method? Good articles btw. Thanks!

    1. Yes, you can ship monitors with Shipping Cart. The only issue is the high shipping cost because the size is huge. But you can save a lot of money if you ship it through Sea Cargo.

  12. Hello sir, Im planning to buy a laptop in Amazon. My question is, what if the laptop was damaged while being shipped? I wont know if the laptop was damage by Shipping Cart or Amazon while being delivered. Can i return it?

    1. I’ve just purchased a laptop recently on Amazon and I received it in perfect condition. I don’t think a laptop can be damaged during delivery because it’s a device that is expected to ship internationally and packaging is very sturdy. For returns, the Shipping Cart team can help you with it. Please check out the FAQs page for more details, here–> Shipping Cart FAQS

  13. Hi, thanks so much for creating this site! I’m in the US and want to ship gifts to family in the Philippines…when the items get delivered, will they be charged for delivery at the door? When I was still in the PH and people sent me stuff sometimes I still had to pay an extra delivery charge when fedex/etc delivers them at home so I’d love to know if the Shipping Cart payment will cover everything and my family won’t have to pay additional when items arrive. Thanks in advance!

    1. No worries, your Shipping Cart payment will cover everything. When sending through fedex, they don’t cover all import tax, that’s why sometimes you have to pay upon delivery.

  14. Great blog Nehemiah Endo. I was previously working for Amazon.com and this will really help our kabayans.
    After reading your blog, I tried ordering one item from amazon and i’m only waiting for it to be delivered to my virtual address. Here’s the item.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Carrying-Backpack-Notebook-GX40H4…

    Weight is around 3.1 lbs. So if to compute, it would be around $ 18.57 plus $10 for delivery to my province. Is it correct?

  15. Hi Nehemiah Endo, I wonder if you can help. I was trying to purchase a book from Amazon on their website but I cannot proceed with the payment. It always asks me to put my credit/debit card details. I would like to use the Cash on delivery. I prefer paying for shipping through Shipping Cart.

  16. Hi Nehemiah Endo. Thanks for your reply. Is there a limit on the price of product you can purchase. In my case I am planning to buy a 3d Printer in Amazon costing $2.2K. I emailed shipping cart and they have not responded back yet, maybe you can help me. Once again, thanks.

    1. There’s no limit on product price. But free insurance has a limit of $500. In case you want more insurance, you would have to pay more fees. But I think $500 is ok. I’ve been using Shipping Cart every month for several years now, and I haven’t experience any shipping loss/damage. 🙂

      1. Thank you very much for that advise. I computed shipping cost for air and sea on my package and I think I would be going for sea since it is almost 10 times cheaper. At least I would have peace of mind knowing that there is no limit to price, coz I just don’t want my package to get held up to customs pasay, since I leave in mindinao. Once again thank you.

  17. ..this is a very helpful blog. Mr. Nehemia, i just wanna ask if they also ship jewelries? Which is the better way to ship jewelries, via Air o Sea?

  18. Hi i would like to ask if i shipped a ps4 via sea cargo is there a possibility that it would get damaged? It weighs aprox 10lbs,, if shipped it via air it will cost me almos 5k vs the sea cargo costing on 1k+,,, but iaI am worried that the ps4 will be damaged via sea cargo, tnx

  19. Hello po. thanks to you i discovered the shipping cart.but am a little bit confused. do you think po pwede magp ship ng perfume? thanks! i got confused with the list of prohibited items.

    1. Pwede ang perfume basta hindi pressurized yung container. I believe yung mga nasa metal container na parang hairspray bawal.

    1. The shipping weight of that laptop is 7 lbs. so assuming that’s accurate, the cost is around 3800 Php on Air Cargo and 1000php on Sea Cargo.

  20. Good day po nun nagpadala po ba kayo nun laptop naglagay pa po sila ng extra box with bubble wrap? gusto ko po kasi bumili nun Alienware with dimensions of 47x52x12cm HxWxD Weight = 7.2kg declared value siguro $1800… is it possible na mag add pa sila ng isang box for that yun kasi ang worry ko baka kasi lalo tumaas yun shipping fee…

    1. I believe susukatin nila yung original box ng laptop. Kung third party ang seller, pwede mo sila kontakin para ipack yung item in the smallest package possible para sure

    1. Yes, Shipping Cart accepts Gcash Mastercard. As for the shipping fee, if that PlayStation 4 has a weight of 10lbs and dimension of 20 x 15 x 5 inches, then the cost should be around 1000php – Sea Cargo and 5000php – Air Cargo.

  21. Do I have to pay for the item that I want to purchase AND the Shipping Cart Shipping fee?(Basically 2 fees?)
    Stupid question, I know but, I need clarification before I try it.

    1. Yes, 2 payments
      1. Pay Amazon for the item you wish to buy (Credit/debit card required)
      2. Pay Shipping Cart to ship item to Philippines

    1. Yup, you just did it right. The PS4 Pro is quite huge. You can ship it through Sea cargo and it would only cost around 1100Php.

  22. sno na po naka experience ng shipping sa sea cargo? would it really took 45days to arrived at my doorstep? let me know po salamat.

  23. Hi! I tried to order a perfume in amazon using this method but earlier today I received this message “Delivery attempted
    An attempt was made to deliver your package, but the business was closed. Please look for a notice of attempted delivery for the next steps.” What should I do? Thank you in advance.

  24. Hello! Have you ever experienced buying something that needed to be returned because it was damaged? What did you do? I’ve been thinking about buying a laptop from Amazon, but I’m worried it might get here with an issue.

    Thanks!

    1. I buy regularly at Amazon and luckily I haven’t experienced any product issues. I advice you buy only from high rate sellers to avoid any problems. For returns though, the ShippingCart team may be able to help you out.

    1. You can save more on shipping cost if you ship many items at once, instead of shipping individual items to Philippines.

  25. Hello, I did the first two steps on this guide and my shipment to my Shipping Cart’s U.S. virtual address will take about 1 month (I know, it’s a long time. I didn’t expedited it). Ordered from March 27, 2017 and the shipment will arrive there between April 25 – March 16. Hope it gets there sooner but more importantly my order (a stuffed toy) is exactly like the picture their selling. I will update you guys about my order when it’s already in Shipping Cart’s warehouse and then when it’s already delivered to my Philippine address. I will also update you if there are problems as well. Best Wishes!

    1. My Shipment was a success thanks to this guide! Shipment arrived at the ShippingCart’s warehouse at April 7 and they let me see my ordered product by photograph. I waited for my other order to come to their warehouse before I asked ShippingCart to deliver it to the Philippines. On May 1, I did Steps 3 and 4 and paid for an Air Cargo. Expected delivery date was May 16; but to my surprise it came to my house on May 5! My ordered stuffed toys were in good condition! In total, my order took about 16 days to get here if I ordered just one toy. This guide really works! Thank You Nehemiah Endo!

      P.S.
      Tip for first timers: A product on Amazon can be sold by a variety of sellers. Some with different price offers and some are from different countries other than U.S. Read the reviews of each seller to know the quality of their service (more importantly their product has to match what is indicated on its info).

  26. Is there a prohibition/special handling cost/none of these(allowed and free) for rechargeable AA and AAA batteries?

    1. Rechargeable AA and AAA batteries are ok to ship. I believe there’s no Special handling as long as they are in original packaging.

      1. Hi! I’m a bit confused between the GCash MSB address that they provide and the virtual address of Shipping Cart Shopping Cart. When and which to use in completing a purchase?

        1. If you’re using Gcash Amex as your credit card, I suggest using MSB. However you can also use ShippingCart. Either one will definitely work. 🙂

  27. Hi, this is very helpful! Thanks for this.. I also want to try shipping cart, would there also be any membership fees if I sign up or I’ll just have to pay the shipping cost from US to PH? Thanks!

  28. Hi have you ever tried shipping with big amounts? Im planning to buy a camera, lens and cards which totals me to around $3.4k, im just wondering if is it safe? kasi based sa mga nababasa kong recent reviews and facebook comments puro negative and nakakakaba sya kasi di biro ung presyo

    1. Wow that’s really pricey. I can only tell you that I haven’t had a bad experience with ShippingCart. The most amount I spent was only about $800. If you’re gonna buy at Amazon, be sure to buy only from legit high rated sellers.

    1. For insured value, just put the price of the item you bought.
      You can do pre-orders, Amazon will just deliver the book to the virtual address as soon as it is released.

  29. for Shipping cart, they have this “Maximum size” and “Maximum Weight” they say they allow for shipments.
    If you ordered multiple items, do they combine the sizes into a total and compare this with the “maximum” size they allow to ship? or are they accounted separately?
    and is this the same case for the Weight?.. like if I purchase 2 different items, one is 50 pounds, and another one at 30 pounds, this would add up to 80 pounds, but they only allow 75 pounds weight.. so are they shipping these two Separately?

    and if they are shipping the Items separately, does this mean the Cost of shipping are added on each?

    1. No, I think it’s per item, not the combined size or weight of multiple items. I’ve never shipped that much before so I would advise to contact ShippingCart for clarifications.

  30. Hi. How much did you pay for the camera? what model was it? i am planning to buy a camera and was considering shippingcart than johnny air. 🙂

  31. From you Experience which is cheaper from these three?

    Direct Shipping From Amazon to Philippines
    How to Shop in the U.S. with Johnny Air
    How to Shop with Globe Gcash AMEX

    1. Johnny Air is cheapest and fastest if you’re just shipping one item within Metro Manila. Otherwise, go with Globe Gcash AmEx and My-ShoppingBox.

  32. Hi. In using ShippingCart’s Shipping Estimate feature, is there a way for me to get accurate dimensions of the item that I’m about to order?

  33. hi, can i shop from any online shopping site aside from amazon and use the shipping cart to process my orders? can i process payment for example im not in the philippines but i wanted to send the items there and using money remittance available in the country?

    1. Yes, Shipping Cart will work with any US online stores. Pardon me, I didn’t seem to understand your second question.

    1. Yes, the shipping is 1k because it’s international shipping. We only buy at Amazon when an item is not available in the Philippines or too expensive to buy here.

  34. hi meron po akong item na 85k tapos nung for checkout naging computation ay 100k at nakita ko po nakalagay before tax pa so magkano kaya ang magiging patong pagdating dito sa pinas?

    1. Wow 85k!? Amazon seller’s tax must be 15k. If you ship it to Philippines, I do not believe there will be more tax added. Only pay the shipping cost. I suggest you contact Shipping Cart first before shipping that item.

    1. Insured value is the price of your item. Shipping Cart provides insurance equivalent to the price of the items in case they get lost.

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