Some time has elapsed since I first tried out the LBC Shipping Cart service. I wanted to test it myself before I wrote about it here. It’s not often I use the word “awesome” but I have to tell you this is one awesome amazing Amazon Shop N’ Ship service!

Who is it for?

Anyone who lives in the Philippines. It’s particularly useful for expats living here.

What is it?

It’s a shop n’ ship service that allows you to shop at Amazon.com (USA) and have your purchases delivered right to your door in the Philippines.

How does it work?

  • Simple! You shop in Amazon.com like normal using a credit or debit card to pay but instead of using your card’s billing address for shipping, you insert a new shipping address.
  • That address is provided to you by LBC and is their warehouse in California.
  • You then get an email from LBC’s Shipping Cart to tell you the item(s) have arrived.
  • You pay the shipping from the US to your door in the Philippines

Benefits to you

  • The charges are reasonable
  • It works and is secure
  • No interception or interference by Philippines Customs
  • No hidden charges or taxes
  • You pay the US price for genuine products costing much more here in the Phils
  • Amazon’s top class customer service
  • LBC efficient customer service
  • Peace of mind

For full details click on this link to go to my LBC Shipping cart page.

Case Study

Right, as some of you may know I have written a book to be published by CreateSpace, a division of Amazon. It needed to be proof read as it is in paperback format. I had it shipped to the LBC California warehouse then it was shipped to my door in Bacolod.

It worked! Normally I would expect Customs to put some kind of duty on it. It sailed through Manila Customs without checks because of the LBC documentation and all taxes are paid before it leaves the USA.

The book weighed 1½ lbs and I paid PHP 733.61 or about $16. Not bad when comparing a quote I had from LBC and DHL to ship a signed copy of my book to the UK from here – about PHP 4000!!!

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Now what I haven’t tested out is if this works say with an Apple iPad. Everything I have read says it will and if you check out the testimonials on the LBC page you will see confirmation of that. I do intend to test that for myself sometime soon.

Here is a gallery of images that show the transactions I had with LBC in connection with shipping my book:

There was some initial delay with the process owing to a backlog in the US warehouse, but even so July 13 to delivery to my door on August 2 was pretty cool.

Okay guys, you know your Filipina wife or girlfriend loves gadgets, shoes and handbags. Now you know how to shop n’ ship for the real thing and it won’t break the bank!

Happy Shopping! (at Amazon of course)


 

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