Independence Day is celebrated every 4th of July to commemorate the Declaration of Independence in the United States It’s a strong holiday for sales and a lot of online shopping sites will be participating to give you the best deals from clothing to electronics, all week long
As you all know, buying products from America is now easier and quicker with Buyandship Philippines! With all of the Independence Day Sale from major US brands plus Buyandship’s No US Sales Tax Feature, now is the perfect time to shop all of the items you’ve been eyeing for years! You don’t have to wait for Black Friday or go outside your home to score big deals, you can buy it at home using our service, and we’ll ship it straight to your door. Now, we know how exciting this is but first, take a look at tips and reminders to keep in mind during the ongoing sales.
Tips and Tricks: Your Go-To Guide To Independence Day Sale 2021
#1 Line Up Your Schedule and Lock Key Shopping Dates
Independence Day is celebrated every 4th of July, and major brands will offer huge offers. Make sure to check all the dates and expiry of these offers so you don’t miss out on anything. Whether it’s apparel, electronics, home decor, or appliances, everything will be available and on sale. Keep a close eye on the July 4th weekend of July 3 – 5. Enjoy!
# 2. Keep an Eye Out on Flash Deals/ Limited Time Offers
Make sure you researched beforehand such as the average price of what you’ve wanted to buy or the cheapest platform to buy it from. In that way, when you see your desired products on sale, you can easily tell if it’s a steal or a trap. Make sure to buy it quickly and have it shipped to our US warehouses before it runs out of stock!
# 3. Prepare Your Shopping List and Create an Account to the Respective Online Store
Start formulating your shopping list now, add the product page to your favorite bookmarks, or pre-add it to your Wish List of the website. As long as the discounted price is launched in the next few days, you can directly add the product to the shopping cart without any hassle and proceed to checkout easily. Remember to fill in Buyandship’s Warehouse Address to your Address Book to save more time and score huge deals.
# 4. Prepare Your Credit Card and Apply for Paypal in Advance
Some overseas online stores in the United States may not accept foreign credit cards. Aside from that, there are also some brands that only accept Paypal as a payment method. So, in order to prevent this, shop in stores that accept foreign credit cards and apply for a Paypal Account in advance.
# 5. Open a Buyandship Account for a Better Overseas Online Shopping Experience
Having a Buyandship account is an advantage especially with July 4th or Independence Day Sales right now. Many U.S. websites do not provide overseas direct delivery services to the Philippines or if they do, chances are they charge high international shipping fees that cost higher than the cost of your purchase product.
With Buyandship, you’ll get access to 12 locations worldwide ( U.S, U.K., Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Italy, Australia, China, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand) which means 12 regions to shop from. You’re no longer limited to online shops in the Philippines. If Buyandship’s shipping rate is what you’re worried about, fret not, we only charge you purely by weight at the lowest shipping rate of PHP 380/ lb Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) and PHP 620/lb Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) No hidden charges!
And since it’s Independence Day Sale, did you know that our US Warehouse location is in a Sales-Tax Free Zone? That means you can buy as many products without getting tax by the US Customs! Click here to learn more about our “No US Sales Tax” Feature.
Pro Tip: You’ll get FREE PHP 50 credits when you verify your Buyandship Account!
Notes To Keep In Mind When You’re Using Buyandship’s Warehouse Address For Your Online Shopping
1. Address filling format
Go to your dashboard > Overseas Warehouse Addresses and simply copy and paste our addresses to your shipping information, depending on which warehouse you wanted to ship your products to. In addition to this, make sure to fill in the Buyandship Membership ID (PHXXXXXX) in the “Name” or “Address” section so, it would be easier for us to sort your parcel once it arrives at our warehouse.
2. Payment Method and Billing Address
Just like what we state in the earlier part of the blog, most US Web Stores either/both accept internationally-accepted credit/debit cards and Paypal as the mode of payment. Please take note to use your REAL name and Credit/Debit-Card-Registered Address upon the billing section to ensure a hassle-free transaction.
3. Declare Your Shipments
If the shipment is not declared before arriving at the warehouse, our warehouse colleagues may postpone processing your shipment, and may not be able to issue the “Notified Shipment Notification” immediately, so it will be delayed until the shipment is received. So, it’s really important that once you receive the tracking number from the merchant store you shop from, declare your shipment to your BNS Account. Click here to learn more about how to declare your shipment.
4. Shipment Size Restrictions
If deemed necessary, our warehouse will repack and replace packaging without prior notice. Every single shipment (Per Tracking number) must not exceed 55 pounds for Metro Manila and 20 pounds for Non-Metro Manila. 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; And
- 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 overseas warehouse may also reject the parcel.
5. Prohibited Goods
Please read “Prohibited Items Catalog” before shopping. If you have doubts or unclear products, you can always send us the product link 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.
6. Where Can I Find More Information on Buyandship’s Online Shopping and Shipping?
Other than our Website, Facebook Page, Instagram, we have a community in our FB group where we post all of the latest deals and updates regarding Buyandship. You can also share with our members your shopping experience and concerns regarding Buyandship or overseas shopping in general. Join us if you wanted a community to relate to; we’ll be waiting for you!
Additional Notes to Keep in Mind
1. Due to the US discount season, the Buyandship US warehouse may require additional time to arrange storage.
2. Remember to declare the shipment on time and correctly. It may not be possible to issue the “Notice of Undeclared Shipment” immediately and delay the arrival of the shipment.
3. Please be patient! If the flight is delayed or the space is full during the discount period, the shipment may take longer than usual to arrive at the Hong Kong warehouse.
Thank you so much for trusting Buyandship. Happy Shopping, Everyone!
See a pricing calculator and parcel restrictions below. No bulk shipments 10-12 units max per shipment.
If you choose Php 380 / lb DDU option, Please note if above Php 10k there are PH customs clearance fees separate from our shipping fee that is paid to local courier either COD or bank transfer, and sent to your home. If Php 10k or below then just 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.
If you choose Php 620 / lb DDP pricing option it is inclusive of duty and tax. See below step by step 🙂
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 🙂
➡️ Learn how to purchase your favorite products from other sites using Buyandship
- 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
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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 380/lb Delivery Duty Unpaid or Php 620 / lb Delivery Duty Paid will be charged for overseas shipment whether it is from our USA, Canada, UK, 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!
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