Shop and ship from Amazon US with!

The first online store I ever purchased an item from was back in 1999. Someone gave me a US$25 Amazon gift card and I bought a graphic novel by Rumiko Takahashi. The transaction was smooth and I received my book after a couple of weeks. After that awesome experience, I was hooked. Back then, they only sold books. is now an online superstore selling everything from books, household appliances, cosmetics, clothes, gadgets, to car parts. They have pretty much everything and so I find myself going back to buy stuff more and more. What I’d do is have my orders shipped to my mom’s house in California and then she’d send them to me in a box when it’s full. I pay around US$65 to have the box sent out to the Philippines.

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But what if you don’t have someone in the US? That’s where comes in. gives you a box you can fill (there are 3 sizes available) with items that you order from If you can’t fill it up in one sitting, whatever you put inside gets saved until the next time you login (just don’t wait too long because some items become out of stock!). So anyway, I decided to give it a go since I need to order some stuff from

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First things first. We need some induction cookware for the house. There aren’t too many options here in Manila. We started using induction cookers a little over a year ago so we can’t use ordinary pots and pans anymore.

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I decided to order the Amazon Basics 8-pc Nonstick Cookware Set. It’s induction-ready according to and it has gotten a lot of good reviews from verified customers. US40.99 for this set is a steal! I remember buying one pan at a department store and it’s like around US$20 already.

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Anyway I’m currently filling up a Red Box at which costs US$55 to ship out. This is’s smallest box. After ordering the cookware set, hamster food, and some leather cleaner, the Box Estimate says I’ve filled up about half of my 23″ x 16″ x 17″ box. I’m still shopping so I can fill up the remaining space.

According to’s FAQs, box delivery to Metro Manila takes about 6-8 weeks. For provincial areas, it’s 8-10 weeks. They ship it out as soon as all fees are settled. You can pay via Dragonpay, which supports online banking, over-the-counter bank transactions, and over-the-counter non-bank transactions (Bayad Center, LBC, Cebuana Lhuillier, etc).

So why shop via

  • You can buy US products from even if you don’t have a credit card since Dragonpay accommodates over-the-counter cash payments.
  • There’s no need to inconvenience US-based relatives and friends anymore. You can shop at, fill up a box, and have it shipped to your door all in one go.
  • OFWs can shop for their loved ones online — even non-US based OFWs can send US products which will consolidate and deliver to their families in the Philippines.

I’ll keep you posted when my box from arrives! You can check out them out at

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  • Reply Yan March 18, 2016 at 3:40 am

    I’m excited to read a follow up of their service! I love shopping on Amazon!

    • Reply animetric March 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Still waiting for my box, they did say it may take 6-8 weeks 🙂

    • Reply animetric April 18, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Got my box already, posted on 😀
      Took approximately 8 weeks from the time I paid via Dragonpay.

  • Reply Jeaneth March 18, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Has your box arrived yet? I’m thrilled to know because I’m planning to use their service too.

    • Reply animetric March 19, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Not yet… I’ll post to let everyone know when it arrives 🙂

    • Reply animetric April 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Yes got everything in great condition after 8 weeks – 😀

      • Reply Jeaneth May 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

        Thanks for the heads up. I ordered already using HalpU, did mine March 31st. They should be in by 3rd week of May.

  • Reply Anne April 15, 2016 at 7:27 am

    You don’t know how much this made me so happy! Thank you for sharing! I’ve just registered and did my initial shopping 🙂

    • Reply animetric April 15, 2016 at 9:57 am

      It took approximately 8 weeks for my order to arrive. Enjoy! 😀

  • Reply Chiqui June 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Do you pay the items via Halpu or still directly to Amazon?

    • Reply Rowena Wendy Lim June 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Via Halpu. They use Dragonpay, I deposited payment at UCPB (they have several partner banks).

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