Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shipping Balikbayan Box to Philippines (LBC)

Hubby and I recently sent one LBC box and my family was so happy when they got it. We put a lot of stuff in it and mostly were food. This time around, I put only bags of candies and chocolates and the rest are clothing and shoes. These would be for my family, relatives, god children and friends. It looks smaller but believe me, I packed a lot of clothes (shirts, shorts, slacks, jeans, shoes and a lot more!) As usual, my husband is always amazed with my packaging work. Hopefully, this will be picked up and be shipped tomorrow since the schedule of shipping is every thursday. If you are interested to use LBC in shipping your gifts or stuff to Philippines, you can call their toll free number:
within USA: 1-800-338- 5424
Hawaii: 1-800-841-1535
So. CA: 1-800-575-0650
New Jersey: 1-800-522-9507
Washington: 1-877-983-9686

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am curious about the costs and reliability in your experiences with LBC. Can you share good and bad experiences? Also curious if your shipments were ever subject to duty charges upon arrival.

Felicity said...

So far, I don't have a bad experience with them yet, hope nothing in the future. I know the owner. LBC here is reliable. I send a package almost every month. My family receives it without any problem at all. There are no charges when it reaches Philippines. Hope this helps...

Anonymous said...

Hi Felicity. My hubby and I will be in Seattle, Wa. from May 14-24. We'll be staying at Renaissance Hotel at Madison Street, Downtown Seattle. We plan to shop especially stuff for the house and since baggage allocation in Northwest is only 23kg per person, we want use LBC to send a box. How much do you pay for one?

Thanks and Godspeed.

Carol

Felicity said...

i paid $65 before but now $80 with unlimited weight.

dbp9000 said...

Hi Felicity, thanks for the wonderful info on balikbayan boxes. My son & his wife have an orphanage on the island of Bohol, They've asked for some things that I want to send, and they suggested I send it via balikbayan box. I've never done this, so your info is very helpful.

How long does it take to arrive, once you send it? Also, have you ever sent a B box to another island (like Bohol)? If so, what have been your experiences with that? Any other suggestions?

I've subscribed to your feed, so I look forward to reading more of what you write. Nice to make your acquaintance! - Don

Felicity said...

It will take at least 40 days. I sent packages to Mindanao which is an island near Bohol. There is a flat fee to any island of Phi.

Anonymous said...

Are you a Filipina? I would also like to share something that really help me a lot to save up.
visit their website www.pinoytawagunlimited.com they offer unlimited calling to the Philipines. in that way you can reach your family in the Philippines without spending too much. Your blogs about LBC help me in sending out my packages. Thankyou..

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to send a box FROM the PHILIPPINES to the US?

Anonymous said...

sorry...I didn't leave my name.

My name is Aga Villagomeza and I'm here in the Philippines....going back to th US in 2010.

Anonymous said...

Dear Felicity,
I live near Ventura, Ca. I need to sedn a Balik Bayan box to my GF and our boys but cnat have it Delievered to a house as I work on an Island (San Nicolas, CA) I need a place I can go to and get a box, fill it and drop off the same day. Hopefully at the same place. It is for toys, clothes, candy and personal hygene stuff. Lotion and soaps and stuff. If you have any information on a place like I need it would be great.
Thank You,
ET1 Andyman

gail said...

Hi my name is Gail, I'm from Hawaii, i was just wondering if your family from the philippines could send you boxes here in hawaii. If possible how much?? Also what is the limit and pounds??

VA Signal said...

wow i hope this thread are still active.. i'm now in the middle of "forex vs LBC" i live in VA and forex kinda like made his name firm when it comes to freight forwarding.. but the heck... they're way over priced like 108$ per big box vs 80$ of LBC.. and Forex even charge clients for pick up like 10$/box..and its free pickup for LBC.. i love LBC when i was in the phils still but now.. i need to deal with LBC intl.. and hopefully this would run the same good service..

Hal said...

I called the telephone numbers and get a recording like they no longer exist..Are they still in business. I want to ship to the philippines from sacramento, california..do you have any update??

Felicity said...

@ aga and gail: I know there's a means for that but I don't know the company. Try searching online. I used to send boxes through Philipinnine postal office, cheaper.

@andyman: u may try the postal office near u. sorry if I can't be of any help.

@ hal: I still use the same local phone number here in Bakersfield. I don't know why the phone # primted on the LBC box which I used to call doesn't work now. Sorry about that. I'll ask my contact here bout it.

sorry for the late replies guys, been busy and I am 5 months pregnant now. Take care all!

Peter said...

Thanks for your helpful post
We are in process of setting up: 'Disaster-Help-Boxes' for the Greater Metro Manila Area... To help the poeple in need. (This is no SPAM), we are currently working on a website update 'langga dot com' where people can help sending boxes to PHI or find information where to find services in their area, so any company (RELIABLE) you can recommend would be a great help. The Aftermath is shocking but the comming month will likly be Horrible, this is why we have to act no and HELP !
PS: Wishing you upfront good luck with your pregnancy !

kalikasan said...

Hello, I am planning to buy shoes and other stuffs there but a friend of mine told me that if this box in the Philippines all of the items will have a corresponding tax. LBC was also included in this manner. Is that true?

Anonymous said...

I have a friend send the box from Johor to Philippine then pay RM350.00. But the collector don't give her the receipt of payment because the collector have a problem parking in front of the bank. The collector take the money from her and go to parking the vehicle in nowhere. She try to look for the vehicle and cannot found. She haven't received the box since that day until she go back to Philippine. Someone can help her to find box, the box is very important to her family.