Do you wanna shop on Amazon but don't have a U.S. credit card? You should take advantage of this cool free service by Globe - Gcash AMEX (American Express) Virtual Pay.
I always shop on Amazon US and it has never been easier with the help of Globe Gcash AMEX! To get started, just follow these simple steps.
Sign Up for Globe Gcash
First, you must have a Globe/TM mobile number to sign up for Gcash. If you’re already a Globe user, then go ahead and register today!
Gcash service provides an electronic wallet with tons of features. Currently it is only accessible through a mobile app. Simply install the Gcash app which you can find on Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS), then register your number.
Once you’re logged in to Gcash app, you can start activating your American Express Virtual Pay under the Shop Online tab. You’re just one step away from your U.S. online shopping!
Gcash AMEX and MyShoppingBox
Here’s the good part! Globe has teamed up with MyShoppingBox. All you need to do is to pay 250 pesos to activate your Gcash AMEX card and the MSB account will be created automatically for you free! The $25 subscription fee is waived! Your MSB login credentials will be sent to you via email.
MyShoppingBox (MSB) is a forwarding service that enables you to shop in the U.S. and ship items to your Philippine address safely and economically. MSB also provides a U.S. shipping address for U.S. online stores that cannot ship directly to Philippines. MSB has an annual subscription fee of $25. You can find their website at My-shoppingbox.com.
Together they’re perfect, right? Gcash AMEX though is a prepaid card. Before you can start shopping, be sure to load sufficient funds to your Gcash wallet. I simply transfer money from my BPI bank account but there are actually a lot of ways you can do it. See these following:
- Globe Stores
- Globe Load Distributors
- SM Department Stores
- Partner Rural Bank
- Partner Pawnshops
- Online Bank Transfer
- Bancnet ATM
- Mobile Phone Banking
For more details about Gcash AMEX, please visit this link: www.globe.com.ph/help/gcash/amex.
Now Here are the Simple Steps when Shopping
1. Start your Shopping
Just go ahead and select the item/s you want and add them to your Shopping Cart. Once you’re done, proceed to checkout.
During checkout, make sure to enter all the correct info. For payment method, enter the details provided by your Gcash AMEX card (Name, Card Number, Billing Address, Expiration Date and Security Code). As for the shipping address, just enter it similarly to the billing address.
Complete the checkout process and place your order.
2. Wait for the Items to arrive at the U.S. Address
Amazon can usually deliver packages in just 2-3 days. Once your item/s are delivered, MSB will notify you immediately via sms and email. The notification includes a link to login to MSB’s website. Or you can manually login at My-shoppingbox.com.
3. Authorize the Shipment
Once you’re logged into MSB’s website, you will see all the item/s you’ve ordered under the shipments tab. Now you just have to authorize the shipment going to your Philippine home address.
You have the option to choose either Sea Freight or Air Freight. If you want faster shipping, go with Air Freight. If you want to save money, go with Sea Freight – best for bulky or large quantity items. The shipping costs will be automatically deducted also from your Gcash wallet.
Once you’re done, just hit “Authorize Shipment.”
4. Wait for the Items to Arrive at your Doorsteps
After the authorization, you don’t have to do anything else. Just wait until your package arrives at your home. The delivery could take anywhere between 10-12 working days (Air Freight) and 45-60 working days (Sea Freight), so please be patient.
If you wanna learn more about MyShoppingBox shipping, please go to this link: My-shoppingbox.com – FAQ
That’s about it! This shop and ship experience with Gcash AMEX and MSB was great and very convenient! I’m now able to buy gadgets in the United States easily, 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 time!