Does Amazon ship to Philippines? Yes, but not all products ship directly to Philippines and sometimes the shipping fee + tax is expensive. Good thing we have found a better and cheaper way of shipping to Philippines by using a forwarding service.
When I’m shopping at Amazon.com, I always use a forwarder like Shipping Cart. This service can help you save more time and money when you’re shopping from another country to Philippines. The trick is Shipping Cart provides a virtual U.S. and U.K. shipping address and warehouse storage. This allows you to manage your international orders and have them ship to your Philippine home address safely and fast. This process also prevents you from dealing with some issues caused by our dearest Philippine Bureau of Customs regarding imported products.
Easy Step-by-Step on Amazon Shipping to Philippines
1. Create your Shipping Cart account
Head over to www.shippingcart.com and sign up. After creating your account, Shipping Cart will assign a specific U.S. and U.K. address for you. From now on, this the shipping address you will use whenever your shopping in the US or UK.
When you’re logged in to Shipping Cart’s website, you can easily find your assigned account number and shipping addresses at the left side of the page. See this screenshot below:
I had to cover up my account number to avoid confusion. Shipping Cart provides a different account number per account to identify your deliveries.
2. Start your Shopping at Amazon!
Once signed up, go ahead and start adding items to your shopping cart. I actually ordered 5 items – a Ryzen CPU, motherboard, DDR4 memory kit, wifi adapter and hard disk enclosure. If I buy these in the Philippines, I would be spending more money.
After choosing your items, just proceed to checkout. For the shipping address, you will have to enter the U.S. address that ShippingCart provided. Here’s a screenshot below on how to enter the shipping address on Amazon’s website:
Finish the Amazon checkout by completing all the required information like payments method (credit/debit card) and place your order. Once you’re done, you’ll just have to wait until your orders are delivered to ShippingCart’s US warehouse.
3. Confirm the Shipment
Shipping Cart will immediately notify you through email once your orders arrive at their warehouse. Just log back in to ShippingCart’s website to confirm the shipment going to Philippines.
If you don’t see the items yet, you may need to wait a couple more days. My items took 3 days before they finally got listed, so just be patient.
My Amazon orders came in 2 separate boxes on different dates but good thing ShippingCart allows you to consolidate multiple items. You’ll see all the stored items under the Cart tab. Here’s a screenshot on how they will appear:
On your Cart tab is where you can choose items and shipment options. You have the option whether AIR Cargo or SEA Cargo. The best part is you can insure the shipment for free up to $500. Just enter the price of the items you ordered to give them insurance.
As you can see, the 5 items only cost 2,360 Pesos to ship to the Philippines. That includes Customs tax already so you don’t have to pay anything further.
After selecting your preferred shipment options, just click “Ship It.”
4. Pay the Shipment
Now you’ll just have to choose your payment method and enter your home address. ShippingCart allows you to pay Cash, Credit Card, or PayPal.
For the shipping address, make sure this time to enter your Philippine home address or wherever you want the package to be delivered. Once you’re done, just hit the button that says, “Pay & Ship.” Here’s a screenshot below:
Note: If you choose to pay with cash, ShippingCart will provide a reference number for your payment. You must then go to the nearest LBC branch and tell the staff that you are making a payment for "ShippingCart." Just provide the reference number to the LBC staff and ready your cash. If you pay via credit card or PayPal - much better because you don't have to go out and pay :)
Next thing you’ll receive this “Thank you” page which means you’re all done! Just wait for the package to arrive at your doorsteps. ShippingCart will notify you of any status update of your shipment via email or through their website – which is perfect!
My package actually came earlier than I expected! Last Amazon order was made Feb 20, then added on my Shipping Cart account on Feb 24, then got shipped to my Philippine address on March 3. Overall, it took only 11 days! Considering that they were shipped from the States, WOW! That’s not bad at all!
The items were kept in a large box with bubble wraps which was delivered by LBC. I immediately took a photo after unboxing! Check them out..