1.How do I start? Where do I have my items delivered?

Answer: Once you have signed up to, you can shop online and send to our partner warehouses, the addresses can be found in your online account.

2.Where can I have my box delivered in the Philippines?

Answer: The item can be delivered nationwide.

3.How long does shipping take as soon as box is dispatched?


Country of Origin
Delivery Commitment
*Deliver times are estimated from the time of dispatch. Times may vary due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our shipping partner’s control.
Metro Manila Luzon Visayas Mindanao
China 20-30 days Depend on 3rd party courier Depend on 3rd party courier Depend on 3rd party courier
4. How long can I store my items before needing to ship them out?

Answer: We can store your items for up to 30 days without charge. After 30 days, you will be charged 200 php / box / per week for overstaying boxes at any of our warehouses.

5. What are your rates and box sizes?

Answer: We have a variety of boxes and sizes these can be found on the homepage We also accept irregular-sized boxes. Fees are based on volume of item.

6. What is your weight limit?


Monthly savings
China Box Size Size and weight
Small 43x43x34cm up to 30kg
Medium 53x53x40cm up to 40kg
Large 53x53x60cm up to 60kg
7.Can you consolidate my items?

Answer: No, we can't consolidate items but we can wait for your other items to arrive so it will be in one shipping cost. We only have 21 days waiting period, first day of waiting period is when your first item arrived. We don't repack and unpack items from the original box/packaging. Shipping cost depends in box dimension came from your supplier. We will measure it by CBM

8. Can I have items picked up for consolidation from a seller or supplier?

Answer: NO

9. When do I pay for my box and what are my payment options?

Answer: Boxes should be paid before they are shipped out to the Philippines. Delays in payment will incur penalties such as storage fees.

10. What is the amount of insurance covered for my box?

Answer: Our China forwarder is not liable for boxes/parcels that are lost, damaged, mis-delivered or delayed by circumstances beyond their control. These include Earthquakes, whirlwinds, cyclones, Storms, Floods, Volcanic Eruptions, War, Civil Strikes and any other force Majeure events.

We are not responsible for any damages to your individual items or cargo when they arrive to the PH. All items must be packed carefully by your suppliers. However items shift and move during transit and this is unavoidable. Best to inform your supplier to reinforce packaging of items in preparation for container shipping. The standard insurance provided varies by size and country of origin. This insurance covers only lost boxes. Any damaged items are not covered by insurance. You can view insurance per box upon opening a box online. No additional insurance can be purchased.

11. The seller/supplier does not accept my Philippine credit card, can you pay for us?

Answer: We can help with translation, sourcing, buying and international shipping from China. For procurement service, our company charged a minimal fee of (10-20%) based on the total price of the product (product price + domestic shipping).

12. Where is the China warehouse in Philippines? Can I pick up instead?

Answer: We do not have pick up option for incoming China packages.

13. Can I change box size once I have chosen it?

Answer: Yes. We will recommend whether you should upgrade or downgrade box size before shipment so you can get the best value for your box.

14. Fragile Items

Answer: Shipping fragile and breakable items is always at your own risk. We are not responsible for damage. We suggest that you ask the shipper to put enough protection or put in a double box that is eligible for sea freight shipment to the Philippines. We don't open this box once it gets here, we will ship it to you as is.

15. How can I best pack my box?

Answer: Do not over pack your cargo. Please wrap all liquid items in separate plastic bags. We assume no liability for perishable or leakage of any liquid regardless of package orientation.\ Protect all breakable items. We are not liable for any damages incurred during transport. All packages must be prepared and packed by the Shipper for safe transportation via sea freight.

16. Are my boxes opened by the forwarder?

Answer: Our China forwarder has the right, but not obligated to open or inspect any shipments made by the shipper.

17. What can I buy and ship thru you?


Most items this includes clothes, shoes, bags and non-perishable food. If you are unsure just email us at [email protected] and we will confirm if it is acceptable.

Prohibited Items are Flammable, corrosive, Explosive, and Poisonous items like-

Acetal, Acetic Acid, Acetone, Acetylene, Acridine, Acrylic Acid, Adhesive, Aerosols, Alcohol, Alkali, Aluminium alkyl halides, Barium azide, Batteries wet cell, Battery fluid, Benzene, Black powder gun powder, Brake fluid, Butane, Calcium or calcium, alloy Camphor, Charges propellants, Chlorine, Chloroform, Coal, Coal tar, Cyanide, Decaborane, Detonators, De-icing fluids, Diethylamide, Disinfectants, Dyes, Epoxy, Ethyl acetate, Ethyl Methyl ether, Ferric arsenate, Fire extinguisher, Fireworks, Flares, Formaldehyde, Gas, Hydrogen, Ink, Isopropyl, Lead Arsenites, Lighter fluids, Liquefied fluid, Lithium, Lithium batteries, Magnesium, Manganese, Matches, Methane, Mercury, Motor Spirits, Naphthalene, Nicotine (compound or prap), Nitric Acid, Octane, Organic pesticides, Oxygen liquefied, Paints, Perfumery Products with flammable solvents, Petroleum oil or base, Pine oil, Phosphorous liquids, Potassium, Primers, Projectiles, Propane, Radioactive substances, Resin oil, Sodium chlorite, Sulphur molten, Tear gas, Turpentine, Urea, Varnish, Vinyl Chloride, Zirconium powder

The Company will not accept commercial goods (more than a dozen of any kind) and will not carry:
1. Currency and Jewellery

2. Firearms / Ammunitions

3. Explosives / Toy Guns

4. Precious Metals

5. Money Orders

6. Traveler’s Checks

7. Precious Stones

8. Drugs

9. Perishables

10. Important Legal Documents

11. Negotiable Instruments in bearer from: Electrical Appliances; Lewd, obscene, or pornographic materials; Gambling Paraphernalia; Industrial carbons and diamonds; Communication Equipment and computers; Combustible materials; Motor vehicle parts; Microwave ovens; Property the carriage of which is prohibited by law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country from, to or through which the shipment may be carried


Prohibited and restricted items, both for import and export that is illegal to ship via Balikbayan Box

(Source: US CBP website United States Government, Import and Export 12/17/2010 and Philippine Bureau of Customs)

  • Absinthe (alcohol)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dismantled Auto Parts (Chop chop)
  • Cultural artifacts and pottery
  • Dog and cat fur
  • Firearms, Explosives & Guns, including parts of
  • Food products such as cheese, meat
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Trophies, gold, Haitian
  • Meats, Livestock and poultry
  • Merchandise from embargoed countries
  • Textiles (roll)
  • Trademarked and copyrighted articles
  • Fluids and Perishable food items
  • Automobiles (any parts)
  • Biological
  • Ceramic tableware
  • Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Game and hunting
  • Animal hide drums
  • Medication
  • Pets, plants and seed, soils
  • Used clothing or shoes of commercial quantity (Ukayukay in bales / boxes)
  • Pornographic Materials

All restricted items are subject to seizure and will be destroyed. The shipper and the consignee will be subject to prosecution.
Here are other applicable regulations concerning importation and exportation of some of the above products:

  • Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications – some items that have both commercial and military or proliferation applications, or that are considered defense articles, require a license before exporting abroad. Such items may include software or technology, blueprints, design plans, and retail software packages and technical information.
  • Dog and cat fur – it is illegal in the United States to import, export, distribute, transport, manufacture or sell products containing dog or cat fur in the United States. As of November 9, 2000, the Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000 calls for the seizure and forfeiture of each item containing dog and cat fur. The Act provides that any person who violates any provision may be assessed a civil penalty of not more than $10,000.00 for each separate knowing and intentional violation, $5,000.00 for each separate gross negligent violation, or $3,000.00 for each separate negligent violation.
  • Drug Paraphernalia – it is illegal to bring drug paraphernalia into the United States unless prescribes for authentic medical conditions such as diabetes. Customs authentic medical conditions such as diabetes. Customs authorities will seize any illegal drug paraphernalia. Law prohibits the importation, exportation, manufacture, sale or transportation of drug paraphernalia. If you are convicted of any of these offenses, you will be subject to fines and imprisonment.
  • Firearms – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulates and restricts Firearms and ammunition and approves all import transactions involving weapons and ammunition. If you want to import or export weapons or ammunition, you must do so through a licensed importer, dealer or manufacturer. Also, if the National Firearms Act prohibits certain weapons, ammunition, or similar devices from coming into the country, you will not be able to import them unless the ATF provides you with written authorization to do so. If the firearm is controlled as a US Munitions List article and it is temporarily imported to the United States, or it is temporarily exported, it may also require a Department of State license.
  • Fish and Wildlife – certain fish and wildlife, and products made from them, are subject to import and export restrictions, prohibition, permits or certificates, as well as requirements. CBP recommends that you contact the US fish and wildlife service before you depart if you plan to import or export any of the following: wild birds, land or marine mammals, reptiles, fish, shellfish, mollusks or invertebrates, any part of product of the above such as skins, tusks, bone, feathers or eggs; or products or articles manufactured from wildlife or fish.
  • Food Products (Prepared) - you may bring bakery items and certain cheeses into the United States. The APHIS Web site features a Travelers Tips section and Game and Hunting Trophies section that offer extensive information about bringing food and other products into the US. Many prepared foods are admissible. However, bush meat made from African wildlife and almost anything containing meat products, such as bouillon, soup mixes, etc., is not admissible. As a general rule, condiments, vinegars, oils, packaged spices, honey, coffee and tea are admissible. Because rice can often harbor insects, it is best to avoid bringing it into the United States. Some imported foods are also subject to requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Gold – Gold coins, medals and bullion, formerly prohibited, may be brought into the United States, However, under regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, such items origination in or brought from Cuba, Iran, Burma (Myanmar) and most of Sudan are prohibited entry. Copies of gold coins are prohibited if not properly marked by country of issuance
  • Meats, Livestock and Poultry – The regulations governing meat and meat products are stringent. You may not import fresh, dried or canned meat products from most foreign countries into the United States. Also, you may not import food products that have been prepared with meat.
  • Medication – Rule of thumb: When you go abroad, take the medicines you will need, no more, no less. Narcotics and certain other drugs with a high potential for abuse – Rohypnol, GHB and Fen-Phen, to name a few- may not be brought into the United States, and there are severe penalties for trying to do so. If you need medicines that contain potentially addictive drugs or narcotics (e.g., some cough medicines, tranquilizers, sleeping pills and antidepressants or stimulants), do the following:

    • Declare all drugs, medicinal, and similar products to the appropriate CBP official;
    • Carry such substances in their original containers;
    • Carry only the quantity of such substances that a person with that condition (e.g., chronic pain) would normally carry for his/her personal use; and
    • Carry a prescription or written statement from your physician that the substances are being used under a doctor’s supervision and that they are necessary for your physical wellbeing while traveling.

US residents entering the United States at international land boarders who are carrying a validly obtained controlled substance (other than narcotics such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or LSD), are subject to certain additional requirements. If a US residents wants to bring in a controlled substance (other than narcotics such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or LSD) but does not have a prescription for the substance issued by a US – licensed practitioner (e.g., physician, dentist, etc.) who is registered with, and authorized by, the Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe the medication, the individual may not import more than 50 dosage units of the medications into the United States. If the US resident has a prescription for the controlled substance issued by a DEA registrant, more than 50 dosage units may be imported by that person, provided all other legal requirements are met.
  • Textiles and Clothing - In general, there is no limit to how much fabric and clothing you can bring back as long as it is for your personal use or as gifts. If you have exceeded your personal exemption, you may have to pay duty on the items. Unaccompanied personal shipments (packages that are mailed or shipped), however, may be subject to limitations on amount.
  • Trademarked and Copyrighted Articles – customs enforces laws relating to the protection of trademarks and copyrights. Articles that infringe a federally registered trademark or copyright or copyright protected by the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works are subject to detention and/or seizure. Infringing articles may consist of articles that use a protected right without the authorization of the trademark or copyright owner or articles that copy or simulate a protected right.

18. What is the cut-off shipping schedule?

Answer: China - Boxes are loaded to container every Monday and departs for the port on Tuesday. Container leaves China every Friday / Saturday. So your boxes should be there by Thursday for loading on the following Tuesday. Cut-off and shipping schedule changes from time to time without prior notice.

19. New! What will happen if my box doesn't have label?

Answer: For boxes without label, our Taiwan and China warehouse has the right notto send the boxes to our Philippine warehouse.

Please inform your suppliers to label the boxes properly to avoid delay of sending the boxes. You may also ask them to send a picture before shipping to our warehouse.Boxes will be stored in the warehouse for one month for proper identification and consolidation, from the date of receipt.

Storage fees will be implemented for unidentified boxes over 30 days in the warehouse.

20. New! Unclaimed boxes charge

Answer: For unclaimed boxes in the Philippine warehouse, we can store boxes only up to 30 days and then storage fees apply:
SMALL BOX - P300 each per week;
MEDIUM BOX - P400 each per week;
LARGE BOX - P600 each per week
Unclaimed boxes will be disposed after 60 days in the warehouse.