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Amazon Shopping from the Philippines: Here’s the Easiest Way To Do It!

My Shopping Box makes it easy to ship from Amazon to Philippines.

 

It goes without saying that the internet has revolutionized the way we do shopping. Among the countless online retailers in the world, there is one name that unanimously dominates the pack – Amazon.

 

From starting as a simple online bookstore in 1994 in Bellevue, Washington, it’s’ now a full-blown retail empire valued at $740B that has set up shop in over 15 countries with almost 150 million customers served weekly. If Amazon were a country of active users, it would be twice the size of Canada. Now, Amazon’s warehouses occupy more space than 700 Madison Square Gardens.

 

Now, more than half of the world’s population enjoy the perks of shopping online for a vast selection of items without leaving the comforts of their home. All thanks to the fourth most valuable company in the world.

 

Unfortunately for us, Amazon shopping in the Philippines isn’t  much of a thing yet. While our e-commerce industry has indeed been booming, the variety of goods available in Amazon USA or Europe is immensely incomparable. At times, the same item would be less expensive if purchased abroad. One solution to this is to sign up directly for an international Amazon account and go through the usual entities to deliver the items to the Philippines.

 

As simple as this sounds, international shipping is still not a pleasant experience for us. Aside from the inconvenience of picking it up elsewhere and the unease of going through an unknown courier, international shipping fees can be quite unpredictable. Recently, Amazon has established its own logistics service called AmazonGlobal to handle its international shipments. However, the rates can still be exorbitant despite the cheaper cost of buying the item abroad.

 

How Filipinos Can Shop Easily on Amazon

All hope is not lost. There are services available in the Philippines that can help solve your international shipping woes, such as, My Shopping Box. Through My Shopping Box, you can purchase items from Amazon US or Europe and ship it directly to your doorstep through our delivery service. Now, you can enjoy the full scope of Amazon’s assortment of items and the practicality of purchasing the item abroad for less the price. My Shopping Box has built warehouse facilities in Burbank, California and in Milan, Italy that both function as your free international shipping address.

 

Through our well-established logistics channels, we are able to bring your item from international borders straight to your Philippine address with just a few clicks. What’s more, our published rates for either air shipping or sea shipping are all-in. Our rates are at $5.99 / lb for air freight and $2.99 / lb for sea freight. Air freight takes 10-12 business days and sea freight takes 45-60 days. Now, you don’t have to worry about hidden costs and being in the dark of how much your shipping fee you’ll have to pay.

 

To help you have a better idea of your item’s shipping cost, you can use our site’s built-in shipping calculator. Note that in shipping terms, the weight of the item can mean two things – actual weight and volumetric weight. Actual weight is the package’s actual weight. Volumetric weight is the volume of space the package occupies in- freight that’s computed by length, width, and height of the package.

 

Sign up for a free My Shopping Box account to shop and ship from Amazon to Philippines.

 

Shopping in Amazon international and shipping it to the Philippines should not be as complicated as it seems – thanks to My Shopping Box. Signing up is just as easy too. All you have to do is:

 

  1. Sign up for a free My Shopping Box account
  2. Fill out your Billing Address, where we charge your credit card, and your Delivery Address, the address where we deliver your items in the Philippines.
  3. Take note of your free international MSB Shipping Address in the US and Europe.
  4. Purchase an item from Amazon US or Europe. On the Shipping Address portion, indicate your US or Europe MSB Shipping Address.
  5. Wait for your item to arrive in our US or Europe facility.
  6. Note that you will be notified via e-mail after 2-3 business days after your item has arrived in our warehouse. Note that we will also provide you a photo of your item to ensure that the right item was delivered to our warehouse, and that it is in good condition.
  7. Select your desired mode of delivery – air freight or sea freight and check out.
  8. Wait for your item to arrive. We will provide you with a tracking number so you know where your item is.

 

Conclusion

Shopping for an item abroad has its perks. You have an unbelievable selection of items available for consumers, and the total value of the item plus the international shipping cost is at times, even cheaper than buying the same item here. My Shopping Box allows you access to shopping beyond Philippine borders and provides you with an unparalleled customer service to ease all your anxieties about international shopping.

 

With My Shopping Box, you can now enjoy shopping for items on Amazon!

 

 

Y-3 Releases All-Black Runner 4D for Fall/Winter 2018

Y-3 has returned with its second Runner 4D sneaker iteration for the F/W18 season. The new offering boasts an all-black treatment across the primeknit upper while resting atop the revolutionary 4D-printed Futurecraft midsole for long-lasting cushioning and stability. Additional design elements include ultra-resistant eye stays, Yohji Yamamoto embroidery on the heel, and cording designed to look like the signature Adidas Three Stripes branding.

The Fall/Winter 2018 Y-3 Runner 4D in black is scheduled to release worldwide at select stockists, Y-3 flagship stores, and the Y-3 online store on September 7 for $600 USD.


The North Face CMYK 1996 Nuptse Jacket Releasing Soon

The Nuptse has been the king of big jackets and cold weather outerwear since it was first released in 1992. Last year The North Face revived the OG Nuptse line, and it was, of course, a smash hit. Now they’re back with a more modern reimagining of the 1996 Nuptse silhouette in a CMYK print. CMYK refers to the colors cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, and all those colors come together to make a jacquard pattern that elevates this streetwear staple to new heights.

Aside from the Nuptse, the collection will also include the CMYK 1990 Mountain Jacket, CMYK boots, CMYK Horizon Hat, and CMYK SE backpack.

The North Face CYMK 1996 Nuptse Jacket will be launching from The North Face UK and other selected European retailers in just a couple of hours.


Common Projects Releases New Track Sneaker

Common Projects built its brand around minimalist design and high-end Italian craftsmanship. The CP Achilles Low is still a grail sneaker for many sneakerheads, and with good reason—the leather quality, craftsmanship, and silhouette are all top notch. While Common Projects haven’t exactly rested on their laurels, most of their other offerings still follow the same ideals that make the Achilles Low great. That is, until now. Enter the New Track sneaker. Last year CP released a chunky sneaker as well—the Track Vintage—but that still had a running shoe’s shape. The New Track is lower and chunkier, a far cry from the sleek lines of CP’s biggest hits. But it still has the DNA of their staple product lines: the shoe is constructed of buttery premium nubuck and mesh, and the brand’s trademark “series number” stamp asserts the clunky sneaker as one of Common Projects’ own.

The sneaker is currently only available in an ultra-clean white or murdered-out black, but the Common Projects site has pictures of 3 other colorways that we’ve yet to see in the wild. Our pick right now: the murdered-out black version.

 

 

 

 

 

The Common Projects New Track sneaker is available now at SSENSE.


Nike Air Max 270 Bowfin Drops in Black/Phantom Desert

Chunky, full-bodied sneakers are becoming the runner du jour — while time will tell whether the popularity of this kind of style is more than a passing fad, everyone seems to want to cash in on it, including Nike. The Force 270 and Max 270 lines are hardly minimalist, but their silhouettes are still somewhat sleek, with flat-ish toeboxes and clean lines from front to back. This shoe throws all of that out the window and adopts a much more aggressive, trail sneaker approach. While shoes from hiking giants such as The North Face and La Sportiva are well made and prove themselves adequately out on the trail, none of them is winning awards for their looks. The Air Max 270 Bowfin is Nike’s attempt to find a middle ground between sneakerhead aesthetic and outdoor functionality. It’s got the right features for it: a mixed textile upper, with a single-pull cord lacing system in a criss-cross layout, just like other high-end hiking shoes such as the Salomon Men’s X Ultra 3 GTX

The Air Max 270 Bowfin in Black/Phantom Desert will drop sometime in October, and will go for $150 USD.


Filson Introduces New Workwear Line: CCF

Filson is known for its hard-wearing canvas bags and flannels that are just about bulletproof. Their attention to detail and use of rugged, heavyweight materials have been famous for well over a hundred years. Such an established name in the workwear game usually doesn’t have to innovate much, but Filson aren’t known for resting on their laurels. They recently unveiled a new clothing line called CCF, which is named for the brand’s founder, Clinton C. Filson. This new line of clothes finds its roots in coal mines and rail yards and is comprised of utility jackets, vests, overalls, double-front pants, watch caps, and 6-panel caps.

What we like: the asking prices are very accessible for this level of quality and craftsmanship. Admittedly the coal-miner aesthetic isn’t for everyone, but the basic bombers, hoodies, and caps are easy enough to incorporate into standard streetwear fits—and they’ll probably be more durable than anything else you can buy for the same amount of money.

Available now through the Filson website.

 


JanSport x Mark Gonzales Capsule Collection Out Now

Skater and artist Mark Gonzales has teamed up with JanSport to release a new signature collaboration. The collection consists of pieces designed with original artwork by Gonz—his signature smiley ghost character is featured on all the items in the collection in unique, embossed variations. Our favorite is the Gonz Oaktown Fanny Pack—it’s pink, it’s brash, it’s a statement piece. But it’s still a perfectly functional bag that doesn’t break the bank.

The entire collection is available now on the Jansport online store and selected retailers. Prices range from $25.00 to $85.00.


Bandai Releasing DX Chogokin VF-1J Valkyrie, Pre-Orders Up Soon

Bandai has finally released images of the rumored large-scale DX Chogokin Valkyrie, and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Coming in at 1/48 scale and a full 27 cm tall when in battroid mode, the model is a replica of Hikaru Ichijo’s Valkyrie from the first season of the hit anime series Macross. The VF-1J is fully transformable between fighter, GERWALK, and battroid modes. The hands seem to have articulated fingers and the rest of the figure seems super posable as well.

 

Sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s going to get a western release anytime soon but the product page for it is already up, and preorders start on July 27. Probably a good time to start brushing up on Japanese if you want to snag this one. The DX Chogokin VF-1J Valkyrie will release in December.


Pigeon Tree Crafting Online Shop Returns

After a short hiatus, the Pigeon Tree Crafting webstore is back online. Pigeon Tree Crafting is a purveyor of leather and indigo goods handmade in Los Angeles. The entire business is a one-man operation run by Isaac Paul—all items are manufactured and shipped by hand, and the attention to detail and construction quality really shine. Along with the website relaunch is the introduction of a new wallet design: the Mid-wallet Bifold. Isaac wanted a wallet that resembled a trucker wallet, but didn’t stick out of your pocket or feel cumbersome. With the Mid-wallet Bifold he thinks he’s found the balance between a standard bifold and a mid-sized trucker wallet. It features 6 side-loading card slots, 2 top-loading “hidden” pockets which are easily accessible even when closed (perfect for stuffing receipts) and a full-size billfold slot. Edges are hand burnished with natural bees wax—a stitched-in solid brass snap keeps the wallet closed, and will patina over time. There are also indigo dip dyed versions of this Vegetable-tanned wallet available.

The Mid-wallet Bifold is available for $85 on the Pigeon Tree Crafting website.


Filling Pieces Presents its “Off The Grid” FW18 Collection

Filling Pieces is primarily a sneaker brand known for their minimalist design and finding the balance between luxury and casual. Recently they branched out into ready to wear clothing, and now they’ve unveiled their Pre-Fall 2018 collection, called “Off the Grid.”

This 20-piece collection emphasizes a luxurious unisex interpretation of sportswear basics. Our favorite is the motorcycle jacket—made in Portugal from Limonta Italian cotton, complete with resin coating which gives a leather-like look and feel. The clothing is supported by the new Low Curve Iceman Trimix White Sneaker—Filling Pieces’ take on modern-day trekking footwear worn by mountain climbers and other outdoor explorers.

 

The “Off The Grid” collection will be available next week on the Filling Pieces webstore and at five selected retailers: Barneys NYC, SSENSE, CNTRBND, GR8, and Lessons Australia.