It can be quite frustrating when beauty products that you love are not available to be purchased locally here in the Philippines. It’s also really annoying how expensive makeup is in the Philippines compared to the United States. How I wish they bring everything here, ASAP! Lol. Anyway, there are a lot of shipping companies that offers to deliver your purchased items from the US to the Philippines. However, due to the good reviews I’ve read online, I decided to try out My Shopping Box.
My Shopping Box: How it works
To start using My Shopping Box, you need to sign up and create your own account. There’s an initial $25 subscription fee but they give out promotions from time to time and you can sign up an account for free(I got my account for free as well for one year). You will then be given your own United States address with a unique suite number. This is what you’ll use as your shipping address when you purchase something online. Make sure to include the suite number and make sure that it’s accurate to avoid further delays.
Once your order has been delivered, wait for 2-3 business days for it to be uploaded on your account. Once uploaded, you will see the details of your order and how much the total shipping cost.
You can choose to have it delivered by air which takes 10-12 business days or by sea which takes 45-60 calendar days to arrive. Of course, the quicker, the more expensive. Delivery by air is $5.99 per pound or $8.99 per pound for special items and $2.99 per pound by sea. Once you’ve chosen the method of delivery, you just need to authorize it and pay the fees.
What I love about My Shopping Box is that they deliver your package straight to your doorstep. You don’t need to go through all the trouble with dealing with Customs and taxes. If you know what I mean. Also, there are no hidden charges! The amount that you see on your account once uploaded is the only amount that you need to pay.
My Shopping Box Experience
So, I went ahead and purchased items from Wet N Wild USA to try out their service and because I saw Wet N Wild release a limited edition Fall Collection eyeshadows. Lol.
I made my order on August 19, 2016 from the Wet N Wild website and received a notification that it’s already on its way to be delivered on August 23. On August 26, I received an email from My Shopping Box saying that my package has been received and uploaded on my account. Yay!
My package weighed 2 lbs so I paid $11.98 for the delivery on the same day I received the email. You will be given a unique tracking number where you can check updates on your package. Mine departed the US on August 31 as per tracking and finally, I received the package on September 7, 2016. So that’s exactly 9 days from the date I authorized my package.
I gave it another try and purchased eyeshadows from Makeup Geek and the same thing happened. It arrived exactly 9 days from the day I authorized it and it arrived on a Wednesday which is the same day when I received the package from Wet N Wild. Maybe that’s their scheduled day of delivery? I’m not sure.
Overall, my experience with My Shopping Box has been smooth. My packages were all uploaded the same day they received it in their warehouse. Their tracking is not very specific about the whereabouts of your package though so you just need to wait. Their email customer service is not that good but you can have your concerns resolved immediately by calling them.
Wanna order your own items and have it delivered straight to your doorstep? Try out My Shopping Box! Visit their website here.