I once received a newsletter from BDO Credit Card offering one year free subscription to online shopping forwarding service in the USA called www.my-shoppingbox.com. I quickly signed up for it, have my own US address and used it once to purchase online a CD software from ebay. The seller will only ship to a US address, so this service became useful. It took a while for the package to arrive in my US address, but I think it was the seller's courier's fault. As soon as the package arrived in my US address, I was notified via email and I executed online authorization to ship it to my address in the Philippines, with my choice shipping by air. I received the package within less than a week from the time I authorized shipping to my address in Cebu, Philippines. I didn't have to pay extra for the shipping between Manila and Cebu as the package arrived via Manila. Freight charges was charged to my BDO credit card and received rebates a month later. This service is so convenient, and I'm trying to control my shopaholic side not to get hooked with this.
Advantages of this service:
1. Upon registration, they will provide you a US address, with a suite number uniquely yours. Such will be your mailing address when purchasing online. This is particularly useful when the seller only ships to a US address and when availing for free shipping within the US.
2. Freight charges are cheaper (see rates below) with option to send it to the Philippines by air or by sea.
3. No duties. The package is declared as personal effects thus, no duties is charged.
For more info, read on and check their website or email them at email@example.com (they do reply)
|Once we accept your online registration and minimal sign-up fee, MY-SHOPPINGBOX will immediately send you an email response confirming your registration, as well as the details of your personal My Shopping Box address and suite number in Los Angeles, California. |
Once your done with your shopping, give the merchant your MY-SHOPPINGBOX Address as your Delivery-Shipping Address in the U.S., then all you need to do is wait for your package to arrive, and once it gets to your MY-SHOPPINGBOX, we'll take care of the rest.
We will also notify you as soon as we receive your package, and provide you with shipping options - by air or, if you're not in a hurry and want to save on costs, we'll ship your package safely by sea. You have complete control of your shipping.
$25 a year for a personal address in the US
$5.50 per pound - Air Freight (Class 1)
$8.50 per pound - Air Freight (Class 2)
$2.50 per pound - Sea Freight