It’s in our culture to send love back home, especially if you’re an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) or if you’re simply a Filipino residing abroad~ first that comes to your mind when sending packages from abroad to PH might be a balikbayan box. However, packing a balikbayan box is not that easy. It’s a learned skill among those who live overseas.
What if we told you that we have another solution for you: PARCEL-LUBONG! It’s a small package delivered from your relatives, friends, and loved ones living abroad, to your home in the Philippines via Buyandship! Your loved ones’ don’t have to wait long for your packages. You can now be present in their lives and deliver your love in small packages via Buyandship!
Learn more about Parcel-Lubong and check out the 7 Simple-Step Guide to get convenient, safer, efficient, and cheaper shipping services to ship love from abroad to the Philippines.
WHY USE PARCEL-LUBONG?
Got Family, Friends, or Loved Ones residing in one of our warehouse addresses? Have them send you a PARCEL-LUBONG! It means a small gift package that is delivered from your relatives, friends, and loved ones living abroad, to your home in the Philippines via Buyandship!
Faster Delivery Compare to Balikbayan Boxes
Earlier Gratification For Your Family. You don’t have to compile everything in a balikbayan box and send everything at once or twice a year~ Your loved ones’ don’t have to wait for 2-3 months as well for your package. You can now be present in their lives and deliver your birthday gifts or love in small packages~
Never Miss Out on Your Loved Ones’ Life, Show Your Love in Small Packages
Whether it’s a Christmas gift, Valentine’s gift, birthday present, or a small appreciation package, never miss anything out in your loved ones’ life. Show them how much they mean to you and send them a Parcel-Lubong.
Using Buyandship is Safer, Cheaper, and Less Hassle
No need to go out and shop during the pandemic, which you then have to pack, and send to the nearest Balikbayan Center~ It’s a hassle and transportation cost is crazy! Whereas using Buyandship is a whole lot safer because you can just shop online, less-hassle because you can use our service without leaving your home, plus you get to spend less on transportation and online store deals!
The new normal ought to have a new solution, one where you don’t have to risk your health to send your love back home to the Philippines. You don’t need to send love in a big box~ you don’t have to go through all that trouble especially amid the ongoing pandemic happening worldwide! Your loved ones in the PH wants you to be safe too, send your love in a small package instead via Buyandship PH and save more time, effort, and money~
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 01: Register at Buyandship Philippines For FREE with a PH mobile number and access our shipping addresses and member ID in 12 locations worldwide
First of all, you MUST have a Buyandship account to use our service. No worries, you can sign up fast and easy for FREE to take advantage of all the services and features we offer.
🌟 If You’re Signing Up From the Philippines:
Simply follow the usual process on how to create an account. Click here to learn how.
🌟 If You’re Signing Up From Abroad:
In order to verify your account, you are going to need a PH sim card. You can either ask your friends, relatives, or loved ones from the Philippines for a mobile number plus the activation code that we’re going to send you. Or if your PH sim card still works in the country you’re currently residing in, you can use that as well. As long as you can verify your account, you’re good to go. Click here to learn the step-by-step guide on how to sign up with Buyandship.
Step 02: Relatives, friends, and loved ones living abroad can send the PARCEL-LUBONG to any of our 12 shipping addresses worldwide with a user member ID.
All shipments need to be sent into any of our 12 overseas warehouses (US, UK, CANADA, JAPAN, KOREA, INDONESIA, ITALY, HONGKONG, AUSTRALIA, TAIWAN, THAILAND, or CHINA) either mail-in or sent from seller site (ie. Amazon). Keep in mind that each PARCEL-LUBONG is shipped by a courier and will have a TRACKING NUMBER once it is being sent to our overseas warehouses, if not please wait until your PARCEL-LUBONG arrives and you will receive an email from Buyandship with the tracking number for you to declare your shipment. You can access our 12 locations worldwide, US included, on your dashboard once you have a Buyandship Account. Make sure to include your MEMBER ID in the name and your Buyandship shipping address. Find it HERE.
🌟 If You’re Residing in the Philippines Asking For PARCEL-LUBONG:
If you’re in the Philippines and you’re the one who holds the Buyandship account, simply send to our Overseas Warehouse Address (US, UK, CANADA, JAPAN, KOREA, INDONESIA, ITALY, HONGKONG, AUSTRALIA, TAIWAN, THAILAND, or CHINA) and your Member ID to your friends, relatives, or loved ones abroad. Make sure to teach them how to fill up the shipping and billing address properly to avoid any inconvenience. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Buyandship.
🌟 If You’re Residing Abroad and Wants to Give a PARCEL-LUBONG to Your Loved Ones:
If you’re residing abroad and you want to send over your love to your friends and relatives in the Philippines. You have two options:
- Mail the PARCEL-LUBONG to our overseas warehouse or;
- Buy directly from an online merchant store and have it delivered in one of our warehouses- this way you won’t have to think too much about the logistics aspect of it all.
When you’re planning to send out a PARCEL-LUBONG, please note Buyandship’s limitations such as Prohibited Items and Shipment Size Restriction, which states that the parcel should not exceed 55 lbs for Metro Manila and 20 lbs for Non-Metro Manila, each side cannot exceed 100 CM and the sum of 3 sides must not exceed 150cm.
Just like what we stated earlier, every parcel must have a tracking number which would be crucial on the next step so please bear that in mind. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Buyandship to give you an overview.
Step 03: Users Declare their shipment with the tracking number of the PARCEL-LUBONG
Got the tracking number from your local courier or from your loved ones abroad? Great! All you have to do is immediately declare your parcel- simply fill in the details of your PARCEL-LUBONG.
🌟 If You’re Residing in the Philippines Who Holds The BNS Account:
If you’re the one who has the Buyandship account and you’re residing in the Philippines, simply ask your friends, relatives, or loved ones abroad for the details necessary in declaring your shipment i.e product name, tracking number, unit price, quantity, or product link (if applicable) Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly declare your shipment.
🌟 If You’re Residing Abroad Who Holds The BNS Account:
If you’re residing abroad and you’re the one who has the Buyandship PH account, simply fill in the details of your PARCEL-LUBONG. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly declare your shipment.
Step 04: Wait For Your PARCEL-LUBONG to Arrived at Our HK Warehouse
Once it is in “Arrived at HK warehouse” in Parcel Management, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (combine shipments) by ticking on the box next to your tracking number. Once each shipment arrives HK warehouse you have free consolidation services and 21 days of storage. If you want to checkout, fill out the checkout details, and proceed to payment.
🌟 If You’re Residing in the Philippines:
Once the PARCEL-LUBONG is in the “Arrived at HK warehouse” tab in Parcel Management, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (if you’re waiting for more PARCEL-LUBONG) by ticking on the box next to your tracking number. You have free consolidation services and 21 days of storage once it has arrived in our HK Warehouse.
If you want to check out your PARCEL-LUBONG, simply fill out the checkout details, and proceed to Buyandship’s shipping payment. You can either pay for the shipping fee yourself or ask your friends, relatives, or loved ones from abroad to pay, your choice!
🌟 If You’re Residing Abroad:
Similar process with the Philippines one, once your PARCEL-LUBONG is in the “Arrived at HK warehouse” tab in Parcel Management, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (if you’re going to send more PARCEL-LUBONG) by ticking on the box next to the tracking number. As we said, you have free consolidation services and 21 days of storage once it arrived in our HK Warehouse, so you can take as much time as you want to think it over.
If you decided to check out your PARCEL-LUBONG, simply fill out the checkout details, and proceed to Buyandship’s shipping payment. You can either pay for the shipping fee yourself or ask your friends, relatives, or loved ones from the Philippines to pay, whatever arrangement you come up with.
Step 05: Users Checkout and Pay for the Shipping Fee
We charge purely based on weight for an introductory price of PHP 350 per pound Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) and PHP 600 per pound Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) so, you don’t have to compute for complicated math equations. Plus, we have the lowest shipping rate in the Philippines! Once you get notified that you’re parcel is in our HK Warehouse, all you need to do is pay the service fee before we process it. Buyandship only accepts Internationally accepted Mastercard or Visa or Virtual Cards for a safer and faster way to pay. Process for users in the Philippines and users abroad are similar.
Check out the difference between PHP 350/lb DDU and PHP 600/lb DDP in the table below:
Step 06: Upon Checkout, Send it to Your Home Address or Loved Ones’ Address in the Philippines
Upon checkout, you will be asked which address you wanted to send it to. Simply choose the address in the Philippines.
🌟 If You’re Residing in the Philippines:
If you’re residing in the Philippines and you’re the one who holds the account, simply send it to your home address in the Philippines. Click here to learn how to add their delivery address.
🌟 If You’re Residing Abroad:
If you’re residing abroad and you’re the one who holds the account, simply send it to your loved one’s address in the Philippines. Click here to learn how to add their delivery address. And since you can add as many addresses and consignees as possible, this is particularly beneficial if you have a lot of friends, relatives, or love ones in the Philippines you wanted to send a PARCEL-LUBONG to.
Step 07: Say “Thank You!” to your Loved Ones Abroad/ Get Ready to Receive a “Thank You!”
Final Step! Wait for your PARCEL-LUBONG to arrive at your doorstep in the Philippines and simply check-in with your friends or family to tell them if you received your package or not. If you’re on the receiving end, don’t forget to give them a call when you received your PARCEL-LUBONG and show your gratitude by saying thank you! If you’re on the who sends the package, get ready to be flooded with smiles, and “Thank you!”
Note: This service is only applicable in BNS Warehouse Locations – PH route. We only send out parcels from our 12 warehouse addresses worldwide to the Philippines. Make sure to tune in to our page for daily deals and updates regarding Buyandship Philippines.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
“What is PARCEL-LUBONG?”
A small gift package that is delivered from your relatives, friends, and loved ones living abroad, to your home in the Philippines via Buyandship.
“Is there a shipment size restriction”
If deemed necessary, our warehouse will repack and replace packaging without prior notice. Every single shipment (Per Tracking number) must not exceed 50 pounds. If the single parcel exceeds 20 pounds, please do not consolidate it with other parcels. After the parcel consolidation:
- Each side cannot exceed 100 CM
- The sum of all 3 sides cannot exceed 150 CM
- Volumetric Weight can not exceed 5 times the actual weight
Note: Calculation for Volumetric Weight: [Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM)] ÷ 6,000 x 2.2046
If the parcel exceeds any of the above limitations, additional charges may be required. The parcel may also be rejected by the overseas warehouse or the delivery fee may be calculated by Volumetric Weight
“What are the items we can and cannot send out?”
Please read “Prohibited Items Catalog” before sending out a parcel. If you have doubts or unclear products, you can message us on Facebook, Instagram, or start a webchat on the site to confirm if we’ll allow your item. It’s better to be safe and sure.
“How about custom tax and duties when it reached the Philippines?”
For the under Php 10k of no duty and tax rule, it is the combined shipment value on the same day it passes through PH customs. Even if you created separate shipment orders, PH Customs will combine the value of all orders that are sent to the same consignee on the same day to assess de minimis value.
To be eligible for the no duty and tax rule, make sure the total value of your shipments will not exceed Php 10k, then track your shipments and wait until the total shipments pass PH customs, then send the next batch of shipment(s).
That is also given that your declaration is correct and approved by PH customs valuation. Customs have the final decision on taxation and Buyandship is not liable for any taxation problem or government policy changes. Please note that the Php 10k and the forex rate is determined by PH customs at the time of PH customs assessment.
In light of this, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of processing duties and tax, we have a solution for you: we recently launched a new pricing option, PHP 600/lb Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) This option will allow you to have more convenience and less hassle as Buyandship arranges for the duty and tax rather than the other option of Php 350 / lb Delivery Duty Unpaid wherein you are billed by local courier for duty and tax. We are offering this option until Feb 28, 2021, so, make sure to take advantage of it!
“Are the PARCEL-LUBONGs my friends/family will send out are insured?”
All of our clients using our service are qualified for the basic parcel insurance plan. Coverage for each parcel is up to 100 USD (or the equivalent amount in foreign currency). Each parcel with one tracking number is considered independently You can opt for higher insurance with our enhanced plan. See terms and conditions in “Package Insurance Policy.”
“I have a general idea on what to buy, how do I do that with your service?”
Online shopping abroad with hundreds of shopping websites to choose from can be a little overwhelming. And since we wanted your overseas online shopping to be as smooth as possible, we did a comprehensive tutorial blog on the most popular sites Buyandship members use:
- Amazon US
- Amazon JP
- Barnes and Noble
- Bath & Body Works
- Book Depository
- Cole Haan
- Deciem | The Ordinary
- JD Indonesia
- Kate Spade
- KNCKFF Taiwan
- Muji Japan
- Ralph Lauren
- WeVerse Shop
- YG Select
– Ren Aragon, January 2021
– Amber U. Lee, January 2021
– Erica Abunda, November 2020
– Isabelle De León, November 2020
See a pricing calculator and parcel restrictions below. No bulk shipments 10 units max per shipment.
Please note that if the total value of your shipments is above Php 10k there will be PH customs clearance fees, separate from our shipping fee that is paid to a local courier, either COD or bank transfer, and sent to your home. If Php 10k or below, then you will only pay our shipping fee 🙂
To enjoy no duty and tax, you need to checkout from HK under Php 10k total value of shipments regardless of how many shipments, then TRACK until it passes PH customs, then send the next batch.
It’s also worth noting that each household member’s name can create their own account to enjoy each Php 10k under
- Step 1: Each of your household members can open an account and each can enjoy under Php 10k. Sign them up now in here.
- Step 2: When each household member signs up they also get Php 50 free credits. That means more savings for your household!
- Step 3: You can also ask them to use your referral code when they sign up so both of you can earn more credits and have more savings 🙂
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Is this your first time using our Buyandship service? Here are a few things you should know:
A flat fee of Php 350/lb will be charged for overseas shipment whether it is from our USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, or Taiwan warehouses. All the same rate! With a few easy steps, your product purchases will be delivered to you in no time.
SIGN UP NOW to gain access to our overseas warehouses, and get FREE PHP 50 credit to use for your next shipping fee!
Here is a video tutorial on How to Sign up with Buyandship.