The Planning Stage, E-balikbayan Box
Manila Forwarder offers the old fashion way of delivering
the empty box to you and picking it up on a later date when
it is ready to be shipped. This service is limited to USA, Canada,
Europe, Australia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and some locations only where we
have an available affiliate, mostly in areas where there is
a high concentration of Filipinos. Please check if we have
an available affiliate in your
Also, Even when we have an affiliate in your area, this E-Balikbayan
Box system is the choice for those who do not want to wait
for our affiliates to consolidate their boxes and have it
shipped ASAP by our Los Angeles hub or other worldwide consolidation
points that maintains a continuous bi-weekly shipments on
a regular basis.
For clients living in areas that we do not have a representative,
Manila Forwarder offers our services by asking our clients
to use any type of durable box ( get one from wholesaler of
boxes at the banner in the right or
Budget ) and send your packages to us via US Postal Service, UPS,FedEx Ground, Sear, or Takyubin which charges reasonable
fee for packages under 150 lbs.
For USA clients, try US Postal Service's Flat Rate shipping to
our Los Angeles hub and save a bundle.
Don't forget that we are also a
full service travel agency and
we offer the lowest airfare and hotel accommodations in the
Philippines or your money back. When you purchase an airline
ticket from us, you will also get a $10 OFF your balikbayan
box shipping per ticket!
USPS Flat rate and Check
Forwarder Shipping Rate
from Los Angeles to Philippines.
There are also other Ground Carrier to Los Angeles,
FedEx ( Choose Ground Service ) * Use American Express
and receive 10% on FedEx.
( Choose Ground Service )
This system saves the shipper a lot of money and enjoys
the fast delivery turn around that Manila Forwarder is known
for. We deliver the boxes to its Metro-Manila destination
in 35-50 days*.from Los Angeles. Other origination
Don't be surprised with our low rates! We only pass the savings
to you because we do not have a middleman and we have a lot
of clients like you thus we have shipments leaving every Mondays
and Wednesdays. Air shipments leaves every Fridays.
rates. You add your US Postal Service, UPS, or FedEx cost
in shipping your package to our Los Angeles hub, ZIP 90065
and you'll see your savings! You may also use any type of
box. Please see
All this rates are for ocean shipping. If you need to get
it there ASAP. Please see our
Budget Provides Boxes, Tapes, etc and there is one near you.
Please take your time to read the instructions. All questions
should be answered here. It takes about 10 minutes to read
all the instructions.
THINGS YOU NEED:
1) Shipping Forms Front (
to Download PDF ) (
2) Shipping Form Back ( Click
Here to Download PDF ) (
3) Shipping Box ( You may use any type of box or get one from
or click the banner on your right)
4) Packing Tape ( Gray Duct tape is not recommended.)
6) Marker and Pen
7) Large Trash bag can be used as liner, Optional
8) Plastic Grocery Bags to protect other items in case of
breakage of liquid container.
[+] Tape the bottom flap of the box. Place tape horizontally
and vertically on the flaps and connecting corners. Keep the
[+] Place a large trash bag inside the box to provide protection.
[+] Get the packing list and pen to write down the items that
you place inside the box.
[+] Begin packing by placing neatly folded items that would
serve as cushion.
[+] Protect other items in case of spill by placing bottled
spill able items like shampoo, oil, etc inside a plastic bag.
Secure the caps with tape before closing the grocery bag.
[+] Maintain a neat stack. Keep manufacturer's packaging for
fragile items, they are made to protect it.
[+] Place padded materials on the sides.
[+] Do not make the box so heavy for easy and safe handling.
If possible, spread out the heavy items to other boxes. People
will handle that. Not carabao.
[+] Cushion the top with padded materials. Place plastic bag
or magazines on top to protect the items inside from tape
[+] Place a copy of the packing list on top of the plastic
liner before closing the box. Make sure you only use a copy
since the original forms is needed for Homeland Security and
Philippine Customs documentation.
[+] Secure the large trash bag liner with a knot or tape.
[+] Legibly mark down the box with the shipper's and consignee's
information using permanent marker. Make sure you provide
the Name, Complete address, Telephone Number, Cell Phone,
email or Yahoo messenger or even a map sketch for hard to
Video of packing tips courtesy of Kababayan LA, Channel
18 and Youtube.com.
This is the modern and proven
system that works from a licensed and bonded company that
GO TO STEP 3: DOCUMENTATION STAGE