Using third party courier like Johnny Air Cargo (JAC) is definitely one of the best ways to ship Amazon products or any U.S. shopping items to Philippines. They can help you save both time and money and prevent yourself from dealing with the Philippine Customs (in the event that your package gets held by them for some reason). When employing third party couriers, you will be provided with a virtual U.S. shipping address. This is how your package/items get transferred to the third party company then forward them to your Philippine address safely.
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Okay! The first thing we need to do is to get an account with Johnny Air Cargo (JAC). I just did mine online, here’s their website: Johnnyairplus.com.
For inquiries, you can get in touch with them at these following info:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (632)519 5000 (632)817 2989 519 6000 812 4702 519 9000 813 7227
If you choose to sign-up online like me, you are required to fill out a client form and upload a picture of a Government Issued ID. Once done, your Profile Details on their website should look like this image below:
Alright, after creating a Johnny Air Cargo (JAC) account, you’re ready to shop! In this scenario, we will be shopping at Amazon.com. Here are 4 steps you need to do:
1—- Just go ahead, put items in your cart and fulfill your Amazon shopping. Upon checkout, you will have to enter the virtual address provided by JAC as your shipping address. I prefer to use their San Francisco address. Please refer to the screenshot below on how you should enter the address correctly on Amazon (make sure to enter your complete name).
For more info about Johnny Air's Virtual Addresses in the US, please visit their website, here: JAC Plus - How to Ship
2—- After your Amazon shopping is complete, it’s time to notify JAC of the shipping details. You can send them an email (email@example.com) or via SMS (0926 689 8888). Tell them about the items you’ve ordered and tracking numbers if necessary. If you receive invoice emails from Amazon, better forward that to JAC as well. Also don’t forget to tell JAC what branch you prefer to pick it up (SM Mega Mall, Makati, Davao, Cebu). They can deliver door-to-door too, but only in Metro Manila.
3—- Simply wait for your package to arrive in the Philippines. Turnaround time is 5-7 business days. When it arrives, JAC will immediately notify you via Email or SMS.
4—- Finally, as soon as JAC informs you of its arrival, just pick it up from the branch you’ve chosen. You can pay the fees using credit card or cash. If you chose door-to-door service, you should pay cash on delivery.
That’s how it simply works! It’s always exciting to see what’s inside that box from the States. I recently purchased a 10″ action figure from Amazon.com. It only took 8 days to arrive from the U.S. to Philippines. Everything from shipping only cost me 850Php. Not bad for an international shipping, right?