How to Buy Amazon Products in the Philippines

Easy and cheap ways on how to buy and ship Amazon products in the Philippines. Since there is no Amazon online shopping store yet in our country, you can still buy Amazon products and use shipping options in the Philippines.

Many products in Amazon offer free shipping and delivery services however once you checkout, it won’t continue and you would receive a message like “this product is not available to ship in the Philippines” and you get frustrated because you really want that gadget or product and you cannot buy it anywhere in the Phil. Worry no more because now you can buy anything using Amazon like I did recently.

I recently bought a Polaroid Waterproof Action Camera from Amazon USA. Since the product was not eligible to ship here, I tried to search it on eBay.com.ph too but the shipping cost was freaking expensive like 4000 pesos. Whoa! My camera costs only around P8000 and if I would buy it from eBay, it would cost me like 12000 or more.

So I searched for more ways. Luckily, I found out about a service from Johnny Air Cargo a.k.a. JAC that is called Johnny Air Plus Online Shopping Partner.

Of course I have checked and searched about their company and delivery service and fortunately they are legit. Actually they have branches all over New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California and apparently OFWs in the America are using their service for Balikbayan Box and other cargo services.

Yeah they have offices in the East Coast and West Coast. So if you want to do shopping in Amazon or any other store in the US like Kmart, Sears, Timberland, Ralph Lauren and the like, you can safely use their shipping service.

How to buy Amazon Products and Ship them in the Philippines:

  • Use an Online Shipping Partner like Johnny Air Plus.
  • Register your account at Johnny Air Plus official website. As for me, I emailed them and they sent me some forms I filled out and submitted back. You need to submit Client Profile Form and 2 valid IDs. They will also send you the details on how to use their shipping service to assist you more.
  • Buy your desired products on Amazon and use Johnny Air Plus shipping address. As for me, I used their address in LA since it’s much closer. The correct address will be sent by JAC Plus employee. If you don’t know it, email them.
  • JAC Plus will ship your products to the Philippines for you. Choose where you want to pick them up (SM Megamall, JAC Plus Makati, SM Cebu, JAC Plus Davao) or just have them delivered in your Manila address.
  • Email your tracking number to JAC Plus for easy monitoring.
  • An SMS message will be sent to you once your package has arrived and ready for pick up.
  • Pay the necessary fees. As for me, it was only P947 because first time customers could get discount for handling fees.
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Johnny Air Plus branch in SM Megamall

That is so cheap compared to using Fedex or any other shipping service which will cost you around P3000 delivery charge.

I loved their fast and convenient delivery service. I got my package in a week. Honestly, I would love to use their service again soon.

What about you, have you shopped using Amazon and shipped in the Philippines? Leave your comments darlings so we can all share useful info.

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About Fehl Dungo

Licensed Career Service Professional, tech investor, founder of Philpad, and published author of a poetry book at Barnes&Noble.

155 thoughts on “How to Buy Amazon Products in the Philippines”

  1. feel bad that I just saw this article now I just bought fossil smartwatch from Ubuy instead of getting it from Amazon due to delivery issue it cost me almost 3k for the delivery and custom charge.

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  2. Hello po Ma’am, I’m thinking of ordering a DVD concert on Amazon because of this article or yours. I just don’t understand this “ELIGIBLE FOR SHIPPING TO THE PHILIPPINES” indicated on the post of Amazon about the DVD. Will they send the item directly to me? or do i still need JAC to send it for me here in PH? please do help me for a first timer in online shopping. Thanks in advance.

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    • Hi, if the item is not eligible for shipping to the Philippines, means the seller doesn’t currently ship to the Philippines. So you need a service such as JAC for the package to be delivered to you.

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  3. BEWARE JAC shipping charges: Just remember to tell the Amazon seller and JAC to minimize/ consolidate the package so that you won’t be charged way lot more than you have to. I had an experience where I bought a laptop at Amazon and when I was about to pick up the item at SM Megamall, JAC at the last minute texted me that the shipping cost has doubled from the original shipping fee. When I got to Megamall I saw that aside from the original box of the laptop they (Seller or JAC) placed it in a bigger box stuffed with a bunch of bubble wrap which is too much in my opinion. The original box was well packaged/protected already. Hope this helps. ?

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  4. Hi! It will be my first time to order in Amazon and I would like to try JAC to ship my item here in the Philippines. How did you pay for the item in Amazon? Thanks

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  5. Nice to stumble upon this article. It will be my first time purchasing online, if ever.

    I’m planning on buying a mtb helmet on ebay. If i purchase the helmet from weshop.ph, the total cost is P4,546 (P2,580 item price, P1,497 intl shipping fee, weshop service fee P258, then another P211 upon checkout for the payment method by Dragonpay). I don’t know tho if there will still be more fees.

    If i buy the same item directly from ebay, it’ll be $50 for the item, $20 intl shipping fee, for a total of $70. If i use JAC, mae-eliminate na yung $20 intl shipping fee, AM I CORRECT? And i’d just be paying JAC instead for their service? If that’s the case, cheaper nga, coz even if JAC charges a little above P1000, that’s less than P4K still for the helmet. Faster delivery pa coz u said it arrived in a week.

    And i just read a 2013 article from Butch Dalisay, tips for ebay newbie(link below). Gumagamit rin pla sya ng services ng JAC. This reassures me more na safe nga at pwede pagkatiwalaan ang JAC.
    HUGE thanks for this, Ms. Fehl Dungo.

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    • Here’s how it’s gonna be:

      1. Item cost
      2. Shipping fee of item from POS to NY JAC office
      3. Shipping fee (JAC)

      If the item is free shipping (anywhere in the US) that’s good. You just have the JAC fees to take care of. Normally its $6.00/lb or in excess of. The price per lb varies depending on the typeof item. Usually higher for electronics.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this one, it was a big help for me. I was planning to buy a Canon Rebel T6 in amazon the price was affordable rather than buying here in Philippines it was to expensive, that’s why thank you for this information 😀

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  7. Try to check galleon.ph. i always order amazon items on their website. less hassle they had door to door service. and they offer cash on delivery.

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    • Galleon.ph is way overpriced Compared to using JAC… I’ve been using JAC sin ’04 and chanced upon Galleon. After receiving their quotation, it’s almost 3x what I would pay for compared to JAC.

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  8. I have done this probably around 2x, used Johnny Air. first time probably 7 years ago and 2nd time probably 4 years ago.

    Best way to do it is have the Amazon items delivered to a friend or relatives address in the US and ask a favor from friend/or relative to consolidate all items, destroy irrelevant packaging and put all your items in a box, ship the box to the local US office of JAC. JAC will then deliver that box to their Philippines office.

    Consolidation is the problem.

    I don’t know if they have offered a service for this. I haven’t ordered anything again in recent years from Amazon.

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    • JAC will gladly consolidate items for you. You can have your items shipped directly to JAC and just let them know to consolidate it. Provide them the tracking numbers so they can easily monitor it.

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  9. hello ptulong nmn kung pano bumili sa amazon blak ko kc bumili din ask ko lng mga terms at my praan ba pra mkatipid s shipping fee pra mkamura ty.

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    • Beware Johnny Air. They promise to consolidate items. Whether the do or not seems to depend upon who receives your Amazon order, whether they are sufficiently mindful or trained to ask if the office is waiting on other orders and if the office has communication protocols that inform staff of how to keep their commitments to customers. This was my experience of the NY office.

      The real problem with Johnny Air is pinning them down on what you will be charged prior to using their service. The have, at their sole descretion, the right to charge you based on volume weight- whichever is higher, according to their materials. This should be of significant concern if the item being shipped is either heavy or bulky.

      I was quoted a price for items that were 100% heavier than the item I had shipped and dimensionally larger. Yet my cost for the item I had shipped (again 50% lighter and less in size) was more. The item was shipped without consultation with me, detailing my charges would be higher than what I was quoted and why. In other words I had no opportunity to return the item to Amazon (which is permitted by them).

      Imagine my surprise. When I asked why, I was told by the Davao office that the volume weight fluctuates, depending upon their costs. And they are not obligated to inform you of the cost changes in advance.

      Johnny Air, BEWARE

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      • Couriers charge 2 ways, either by actual weight or volumetric weight whichever is higher. Had been using the NY JAC office since 04 with no problems.

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  10. how many days was your transaction with JAC? from the time you purchased your item to them delivering it here in their ph-based office

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    • I normally get it within a week… sometimes less, depends on our local customs. I pivk it up at the megamall branch.
      I chose to do business with the NY office (as opposed to the one in Ca) because they ship out more often (like 4x a week I believe) in NY.
      Right now, I’m still waiting for one more package to arrive at their NY office before I have everything shipped here. Paying for the shipping fees online is cheaper compared to having it COD at megamall… like 10% more I believe..

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    • You may request the cargo service to deliver the package on your address (if you’re outside Manila). They will gladly do that with corresponding fee

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      • Hi, ask ko lng what address you provided when you req to ship to Jac LA, was it the Los Angeles

        Agent address
        153 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004

        Contact persons:
        Rhomel Villafranca – (213) 386 7080

        – is it the same? based on their website?

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  11. what if kung free shipping to philippines na yung mga CD on amazon paano yun? so if $50 ung total then may charges pa yan or wala na? thannk you

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      • Maam, tatanong ko lng kung magkano kaya ang shipping fee, yung condenser microphone kse na bibilhin ko $20 (P1000) tas yung shipping fee $15 (P750) to Ph. It only weighs like your normal usb. Magkano kaya pag sa JAC?

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  12. Dear Sir,

    I m living India & I want send gift to my friend In Bacolod City Philippines.. How that possible if I pay online throw debit card ..

    I need answer if i order gift today then how many day you need to Deliver & How that possible

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    • I suggest you use JAC Plus service for the delivery of the product you bought from Amazon. Amazon doesn’t always deliver in the Philippines so you need JAC serivce

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  13. Hi everyone! Ako din po nagpplano magorder items from US, I already saw options. Gusto ko lang mkasigurado na pagpili ko best courier ang magagamit ko. Ano po masasabi nyo sa MyUs.com at Borderlinx? Or sa LBC at Gcash (Shop box ata yun) Ty po

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  14. HI! I;m planning to buy a Skechers and/or Keds in Amazon. Kung magkano yung nkalagay sa Amazon for example 22.50 $ = 1012 pesos+ , yun lang ba mismo babayaran ko? O may dagdag pa yon (kasi nakalagay free shipping) Lol. Im really confused . This will be my first online shopping experience if ever. Kasi pag sa malls nasa 2K-3k+ sya… or magiging same lang due to shipping fees? Thank you~~

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    • free shipoing ing nakasulat sa amazon kase they assume n us to us lng ang delivery.. pero kung us to philippines iba n un mau bayad na.. dipende sa laki at timbang ng package. for me ginamit kong shipping company ehh

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    • Yes, yon lang ang babayaran mo sa Amazon. Free shipping if gagamitin mo ay US address. That is why I recommend using JAC Plus like I did above. Read the article above how to do it. God bless!

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      • Hi….for example i take order a laptop in amazon around $1400 USD dollar….it will be subject to import tax…thnx

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        • if you will use JAC Plus service, they will compute everything. You have to register an account with them and send your product details so you’ll know how much you’ll gonna pay

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  15. Hi, would you know how JohnnyAir estimates shipping costs for smaller products? I’m planning on buying a watercolor set that probably weighs a little less than an ipad mini and was wondering if it’d be worth buying it at amazon or just shelling out the extra 40% from GalleonPH

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  16. Dear sir
    I’m from India and I want cellphone gift to my Philippines girlfriend in Philippines.
    But I want payment paid from India
    What? That’s possible

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  17. Hi, I just want to buy a Kylie Lip Kit and I see that the shipping cost (when I put in the dimensions and weight) is 910 Pesos. This is for a tiny Lip Gloss that’s .12 pounds and is no more than 1 inch in length and 4 inch height.

    My question is, is the Estimate Shipping Cost calculator accurate? Cause if it is, I think I would save more by buying from Local Resellers. Thanks! 🙂

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    • If I may reply – JAC receives packages from any merchant. You can go ahead and purchase from any online store and have it shipped to JAC. I use the JAC office in Woodside New York. They send out packages 4x/week. Been using JAC since 2004… no glitches whatsoever. Great service as always.

      You have an option to pick-up the parcel from Buendia or Megamall. You can pay for the shipping directly to JAC in the US or pay it here once you claim it. There will be an extra 5% on the shipping cost when you pay it here. JAC will text text you when your package is available for pick-up.

      There’s also an option to have it sent door to door w/ an additional fee on top.

      I just ordered 3 items a few days ago, all from ebay. : )

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  18. “Hi Fehl ! You can visit Galleon.ph. It’s the same with Amazon but the difference is that Galleon have their own office
    here in the Philippines, so I can drop by to their office to make transaction with them. Their customer service was
    great.”

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    • But galleon is freaking expensive. I was about to buy a laptop (Asus) which originally costs $700. But in galleon their price is $950. I was already convinced to buy it because they seem legit but I was shocked to find out that there is additional $120 for the shipping. That’s just too much.

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  19. Hi Ms Fehl,

    I dont have credit card. But I have a atm card. You said earlier that you can pay through paypal by linking your debit card but I dont have dollar account. If I purchase through amazon, does my peso automatically converted to dollars?

    Thanks

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  20. Hi Ms. Fehl,

    I don’t have credit card but I have an atm card. If I use paypal as my payment option, do I need to have a dollar account to register to paypal? And if it is okay to only use my peso account to buy products from amazon? Thanks…

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  21. I have used JAC way back 2004 when I do purchases on eBay. Very reliable and reasonably priced. Good to see they branched out into this. Before, I used to send correspondence via email thru Ms. Annalyn Diego in their NY office. It was faster there at that time, they ship out like 4x / week from the NY office compared to the one in California. Don’t know how it is now. I would highly recommend their services.

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  22. Hi! I would just to ask something. How were u able to change the shipping partner? Was it somewhere located in the checking out process? Or do you have to go to Johnny Air Plus first to confirm your eligibility? Thanks!!

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    • Do you mean to ask the shipping address? You need to register an account for JAC first. Then they will provide you their USA address via email. When you buy a product from Amazon, you have to provide that US address of JAC at check out

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      • Hi! You think it would be safe to buy an expensive watch from Amazon and have JAC ship it to Philippines

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          • There is no shipping cost when you buy at Amazon. All you have to pay is JAC’s small fee when they will deliver your package to the Philippines. It’s much cheaper than using Fedex and other shipping services

        • Marse,

          JAC had this service before, dont know if they still have it. You have to go to one of their outlets and do the purchase there online and pay them outright in cash and they’ll take care of the shipment. This was before the advent of debit cards & paypal in the Philippines. Check with them if they still do. 🙂

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  23. ask ko po… kung bibili ako ng tablet from amazon.. magkano kaya lahat ang cost ng shipping? kasama pa ba tax? thanks in advance

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  24. Hello Fehl,
    Does JAC have a branch at SM Iloilo? I plan to register at both Amazon and JAC for my on line purchases, but not sure what to do since
    I am in Iloilo province.
    Thank you.

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    • Hi. All I know Manila and Cebu. I suggest you register for a JAC account as well. Then email them about the most convenient way of getting your package

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  25. Hi, Nice to know of this service from JAC. What if we receive defective product from Amazon, I guess return/exchange courier cost will add up right? Or JAC will give some discounts?

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  26. Hi Fehl! Thank you very much for blogging our services! ^_~ It is truly heartwarming to know that you have enjoyed our Hassle free shipping

    Till your next online shopping transactions via Johnny Air PLUS!!! !

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    • It’s a pleasure. Your service is awesome and affordable! Hope to get discounts on my next transaction if ever 🙂 More power!

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  27. is it possible for me to purchase a sewing machine from amazon that will be shipped here in the Philippines? the item cost $ 80.. what courier has the cheapest shipping rate?

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    • Yes, you can purchase that from Amazon and ship it to the Philippines using USA address of JAC Plus. JAC Plus then will ship your sewing machine to the Philippines. You’ll only pay for JAC’s service which is very cheap than choosing to ship to the Phil. from Amazon. If you will use the usual courier service, the price is triple

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      • may you help me pls? email me i really want to purchase the sewing machine but the shipment is really my problem because i dont know how.. and one more thing, can i pay the sewing machine with a debit card?

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        • Hi, the first thing you must do is have an Amazon account. Sign up for Amazon. Then sign up for JAC Plus account. JAC Plus then will give you instructions what to do. Yes, you can use credit card or debit card on Amazon. Don’t buy your sewing machine yet until JAC has sent you the instructions. God bless!

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          • i tried to estimate the total shipping fee for the sewing machine usng JAC but the estimated sf is higher than the amount of the item that i am going to buy.. the sf is around 5k.. can you recommend other courier which has cheaper shipping fees?

          • That’s because they use weight in shipping cost. Even if you use Amazon shipping service, you’d have to pay more than that amount.

  28. hi. this is so informative for me because i’m planning to buy a condenser microphone in amazon specifically the cad u37 since i guess, it’s too rare to find such thing here in the country. my concern is im living in a province. in bohol. will the jac be able to ship the package here in bohol or i’m going to pick it up in any of their branches? please help me.

    and also, i don’t have a cc since.i’m still in college but i have a landbank acc…can i use it in paying? or any proxy.?
    thanks. best regards.

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    • Hi Christian. JAC has a branch in Cebu City. If your package has arrived there, I think you can contact that branch and let your package delivered in Bohol for you. Of course, you need to pay them for that. That’s the only way I can think of if you don’t want to pick it up personally.

      Amazon also accepts Paypal I think and Paypal accept debit cards

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  29. I AM FROM INDIA BUT WANT SEND GIFT TO MY WIFE SHE IS IN Philippines
    THATS Related to her birthday so how can i send it by Amazon
    i want perfect way to send her gift

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  30. HI I’m planning to buy prismacolor color pencils and other things on amazon which is on sale. Can I pay it on delivery? and where do i get it because I live in Bicol, in Naga City. Is there an added tax? or I just have to pay what price was posted on amazon?

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    • Hi! When you buy items in Amazon, you need to pay them already. Since you live in the PHilippines, you need to use US shipping service like JAC Plus to deliver the items you bought from Amazon. Read the article, it was mentioned there 🙂

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  31. Hi I’m expecting a gift from my bf in U.S and bought a necklace for me through Amazon U.S.A. and he paid 40$ for the delivery fee.. My question is when I receive that small package for me here in the Philippines should I pay the delivery service again?

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  32. Hi Fehl,

    May i know if SM Cebu will deliver it to our door ? or i have to pick it up at SM Cebu ? ill visit Sm soon to check their office…

    Thank you very much for this information, i was totally shock when i tried to check out from amazon, then i landed in your site… again thanks..

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        • Fehl I just want to know because I am a first timer I see that the t shirt I want is you can buyonly in Amazon and it is p13.99 only is that true if I buy that how many will I pay if has shipping and how because I don’t really understand how can you please tell me

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          • If the seller doesn’t ship directly to the Philippines, you need to use a delivery service like JAC Plus as mentioned in the article above.

  33. Hi, I am very thankful I found this article as I have been searching for something like this for a long time. I’ve successfully registered using their online registration form (they only required 1 upload of a government id though) I got an email for verification but no details on where to ship to so I checked their website. Just want to confirm if the below address in LA is what you use? Thanks.

    RhomelV / (your name)
    JAC Plus
    153 South Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90004

    (213) 386 7080

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  34. I asked someone from JAC SM an estimate for a pair of shoe. it would cost around P1,300 without the original box. was about to buy to pair of shoe from amazon but it would cost P 2,300 – 2,500 for the shipping from US(JAC address) to Cebu.

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  35. HI,

    this post is very informative. May i know the size and weight of the item you bought and type of box/package you availed from JAC?

    i need to to know if i can buy a lot and fit it in that box/package. so as to maximize the shipping cost.

    thanks 🙂

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    • it’s 3 pounds only, dimension: 7.3 x 6.1 x 3.7 inches ; 4.8 ounces. JAC used the box from Amazon. They didn’t repack my product. It came to me in an Amazon box, sealed and untouched. 🙂

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  36. hello fehl, i’m from iloilo, philippines and this is my very first time to buy items on line in case all goes well. i have seen materials needed for my craft, i.e. circle cutter and punches from amazon and i desire to purchase some of them. i believe i just have to convert dollar into peso on each desired item, is this right? how much amazon will charge me on my shipment? and how many days will i be receiving my purchase? please reply on my email. thank you.

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    • If you are in the Philippines, some Amazon items with free shipping doesn’t cover shipping to the Philippines. Good thing though there is a shipping service like JAC. You can buy your Amazon products and have them delivered here fast and secure. Follow the steps I’ve done and discussed in the article above

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  37. hi fehl..im hir in the phil i want to buy cases for my ipod and bb phone..the item says its free shipping..is it really free eventhough im here in the phils? i wan to use the johnny air cargo but i dont know where to pay..i even dont hav credit card..i actually live in cavite…thanks its my first time to shop online and i really dont have any idea please help me..im desperate..thanks

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    • If you use a shipping service like what I did (in the article above), you only have to pay delivery fees, no taxes, no customs, no hassle

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        • Hi, like I said I only paid shipping fees. I only bought a little waterproof camera. You can ask JAC more about the fees involved. The heavier the goods, the higher the fees

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    • I don’t know a local distributor for Amazon in the Philippines. I prefer buying and transacting directly to Amazon and just use the shipping service of JAC Plus

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  38. Ang mahal parin pala. Kala ko nasa 250-500 lang bayad. Balak ko pa naman bumili ng janoski….
    Dito nalaang ata ako bibili… Haiiissst!

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  39. Good day! Do you know other way to buy on Amazon without a credit card? I’m still a student so I don’t have any of that but I have money. Thanks.

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  40. Hi Ms. Fhel,

    I would highly appreciate if you could confirm that you paid JAC for only Php947.00 on all the processing including custom’s release as well as duties & taxes?

    Nice blog and keep it up!

    Thanks,

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    • Hi there! Yes, I only paid P947. I had $5 discount coz they have promo for first-time customers who register. The coupon of the discount is on their website.

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  41. Hi there. This is actually helpful and I wasn’t aware of such a thing as a forwarding service before reading this article. I have a question though. After reading this, I googled for others who also offer these kinds of services. I stumbled upon my-shopping box, pobox.ph, and I’m not sure if LBC can carry this kind of service out. In terms of pricing, which do you think is the best so far? Thanks 🙂

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    • I don’t know those service you mentioned deliver products from Amazon so I have no say. I only used JAC plus and it’s very reputable 🙂

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  42. Every post/s you made are very informative & helpful (from stocks topic to everything!!!!).. Keep posting Ms. Fehl. I am your new follower.

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  43. Hi Fehl,

    Just wanna ask if you know a shipping company from Manila to Canada, specifically to Montreal that doesn’t charge a lot? Thanks!

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  44. Dear Philpad,

    Good day! I am Cleford Hanubas, I work as a Training Assistant in a forwarding company (Courier Service). The name of our company is Litexpress International Inc. you can visit the website I posted above. I would like to ask if there is an advertisement fee if we want our company be featured? Hope to hear from you.

    For more information, please do not hesitate to call me at 410-3333 local 220 or 0909-908-3421, 0923-721-1084. Thank you

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