Did you know that Apple is the most-bought product amongst our BNS Member? And truly so, buying Apple Devices are much cheaper when you buy them directly from Apple US. Here’s the catch: Buying from Apple US is a complete hit-or-miss. We have a lot of successful transactions directly from the site, yet we also have a handful of canceled ones. That’s why we asked some of our members that had a successful transaction to come up with this Apple US Step-by-Step Tutorial.
Disclaimer: ALL Mobile Phones may need an NTC license, if needed you will be notified by the local courier. Make sure to always choose our DDP Option when buying a phone abroad.
How to Buy Apple Gadgets From Apple US
Okay, first things first, go to Apple’s landing page.
Step 02: Sign up or Login To Your Apple Account For Faster Check Out
Simply log in to your account for a faster check out.
Step 03: Browse Your Favorite Products and Hit “Add to Bag”
Browse Apple’s US Site for your favorite gadgets. You will be surprised at the price difference between Apple US and retail price in the Philippines~ Choose your preferred products and hit “Continue” to Add to Bag.
Step 04: Review Your Basket and Proceed to “Checkout”
If you’re happy with your finds, review your basket one last time and then Proceed to Checkout.
Step 05: Enter Buyandship’s Shipping Details
You will be redirected to a page that would ask you:
- ‘How would you like to get your order’ Click ‘I’d like it delivered’
- Insert Our US Warehouse Zip Code: 97251-9614
- Click Continue to Shipping Address
Fill in Buyandship’s No US Sales Tax Warehouse Address
- Please note that your Buyandship USER ID must be in your ADDRESS SECTION
- And simply enter Buyandship’s U.S. warehouse address for the shipping address.
In order to get Buyandship’s US Warehouse address, log in to your Buyandship account, under the ‘Overseas Warehouse Address’ section, click on the ‘US’ Tab, and voila! All you have to do is just copy and paste. Once you are done filling out the shipping section, review all the details you input and click “Continue To Payment”
Step 06: Pay For Your Items
First, encode your Payment information. You can opt to pay via Credit Card or Paypal. Make sure that the billing address in your account is the Same as Shipping Address. That’s right, use Buyandship’s US Warehouse Address as your billing address since Apple doesn’t accept foreign credit cards.
Alright, here’s the tricky part. As mentioned above, buying directly from Apple US is a complete hit or miss because of the payment issues. Here’s a trick we gathered from our Buyandship Members who had a successful transaction with Apple. Call the Customer Service of your bank in advance and tell them to allow the transaction. Right after payment, confirm again with your bank to make sure your payment wasn’t blocked.
Once you’re done, click “Continue to Review” to proceed and wait for the ‘Preparing to Ship’ status. Fingers crossed it won’t be canceled.
Step 07: Wait For Your Tracking Number
Simply wait for Apple’s tracking number via Email or check the status in your Apple Account.
Step 08: Declare Your Shipment
If your order pushed through and you already received your tracking code from Apple US, login to your Buyandship Account, and declare your shipment. All you have to do is:
- Go to ‘Parcel Management’
- Under My Shipment. click ‘Add a Shipment’
- Enter the Warehouse you ship it to, in this case, select ‘Portland, Oregon’
- Enter your Tracking Number
- Fill out the Product Details (Click ‘Add New Item’ if you bought multiple items)
- Check all of the Terms and Conditions
- Hit ‘Submit’
If you wanted a more elaborate explanation of how to do it, click here.
Step 9: Wait For Your Parcel To Be in Parcel Management “Arrived At HK Warehouse”
Once it is in “Arrived at HK warehouse” in My Order, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (not separate items) by ticking on the box next to your tracking number. Once each shipment arrives HK warehouse you have free consolidation services and 42 days of storage. If you want to checkout, fill out the checkout details, and proceed to payment.
Step 10: Pay for Buyandship’s Shipping Rate
We charge purely based on weight so, you don’t have to compute for complicated math equations. Plus, we have the lowest shipping rate in the Philippines! We have 2 Pricing Options: Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) Check out the Features of DDP and DDU on the images below:
This goes without saying that if your parcel weighs exactly or less than 1 pound, we only charge you the designated amount but if the weight exceeds 1 pound, we round it up. But don’t worry because you always have the choice to consolidate your items to maximize your money- that’s a whole other conversation so it’s best if you just read more about consolidation here.
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.
Tip: For Total Shipment Value Below PHP10k, Use DDU. For Total Shipment Value PHP10k – PHP95k, use DDP for more convenient and hassle-free transactions.
Step 11: Wait For Your Parcel To Arrive on Your Doorstep in the Philippines
Last step! All you have to do is sit, relax, and wait for your parcels to arrive at your doorstep in the Philippines. Get to enjoy your new and cheaper Apple gadgets directly from Apple USA, happy shopping!