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International shipping to the Philippines
The Parcel Monkey shipping calculator allows consumers to compare delivery prices to the Philippines from the USA whether you need an express delivery option or a more economical solution. Our customer's ship packages to the Philippines for a number of reasons such as sending gifts or personal items to friends or family, or they have a business related shipment that needs to be sent from the US to locations such as Manila or Quezon City.
The cheapest way to ship to the Philippines
If you are looking for an economical way to ship packages from the US, our DHL eCommerce service is ideal. You can track your item until it is delivered using your Parcel Monkey shipment number, and you when you book this courier online, all you need to do is print the shipping labels and any Customs Documents and then drop off at your local USPS Post Office.
You can also use our EMS Parcel Post service, which is picked up from your home or work address, and then delivered locally by the Philippino Post Office. The EMS service is also ideal for heavy packages.
Express shipping to the Philippines
The most popular Express shipping service is USA Express International, for which a courier from FedEx will come and pick up your goods from your home or work address, the package will be sorted at sorting depot and then dispatched overseas and delivered by DHL. The transit time for this courier service is 2-5 working days.
If you prefer to use USPS, we have a discounted shipping rate for Priority Mail, so just book this service online, print the labels and drop at the USPS Post Office. DHL Express can also be booked when you get a price via our shipping calculator if you need a quick delivery to the Philippines.
Retail and eCommerce in the Philippines
The Philippines is a hugely diverse nation made up of a network of islands, its economy is built upon its manufacturing industry that is composed mainly of electronic component assembly, clothing and pharmaceuticals, which of course means that items are often sent here to help in the process whether it be spare parts or core materials. As Parcel Monkey's Global Shipping Marketplace can cater for people shipping from around the globe, we can help you ship from some of the biggest import sources that supply this country in South East Asia such as the US, China, Japan and Thailand.
The Philippines has one of the largest markets in South East Asia in terms of economy, whilst English is widely spoken and Western goods are extremely sought after. Trading with the Filipino consumers can, therefore, be easier than a lot of other destinations, plus they have a huge love of shopping. Manila is home to the biggest shopping complex in Southeast Asia - the SM Megamall, however more and more Filipinos are starting to embrace eCommerce.
As one of the most active locations in the world with social media, eCommerce naturally follows once the infrastructure is in place to handle vast volumes of parcel traffic that comes with an eCommerce boom, and the Filipino market simply needs to look at the Chinese market and see how this has taken off. Currently, there is the need for more reliable courier services as in the Philippines there are not enough logistics or courier providers in the country to meet the increasing eCommerce volume, so if you book a reliable courier via our platform you can ensure this hurdle is overcome.
Customs advice for shipping to the Philippines
What are the prohibited items and restrictions for the Philippines? There are no hard and fast rules regarding gifts being exempt from duties. Each item is taken on a case by case basis, and any duties are at the discretion of the Customs examiner. Gambling devices are prohibited, so are any form of guns - whether they are toys or replicas. Playing cards are prohibited as well as items made in Iran.