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Best and Cheapest Balikbayan Box Shippers in the World, Best International Shipping
Balikbayan boxes, who wouldn’t love receiving them. I just love ‘em packages! Especially when I see my fave perfumes, cosmetics, new hot stuffs from the US after opening a box. Man, I could still smell the signature scent of freight sealed air. Seriously, I just love surprises and receiving a balikbayan box from a close relative or a friend is just so touching. What a thoughtful way eh!
Balikbayan box, what is it?
‘Balikbayan’ is a Filipino term which means return to homeland. It is usually referred to people who work and live overseas returning home in their lovie dovie country. So balikbayan box is actually a box or a package containing goods from where the overseas-worker came from. Nowadays, balikbayan boxes are often shipped by international freight forwarders by air cargo or sea cargo. A package intended for air travel is designed to conform to airline luggage restrictions.
The Best and the Cheapest Balikbayan Box Shippers in the World
I’ve listed the best and the cheapest international freight forwarder here. They are the best because of the ease of access about their freight services, cheap and affordable international shipping rates, prices and costs, positive feedbacks, renowned reputation and they are among the top international shipping companies serving not only Filipinos but also other foreign nationals.
- LBC Express – with over 15 countries nationwide, LBC is one of the best international freight shipping companies worldwide not only in terms of balikbayan box delivery but also in terms of courier, remittance and cargo shipping. LBC shipping rates are so cheap and affordable. Their website is just so amazing! All you need to know about international shipping and freight services is there. Just pick up your location and presto, you can start your shipment in a click. You can also track your shipment anytime. They will deliver your documents, and packages safe and sound. However, I've been receiving not so good comments about LBC service in the US. I hope they will fix it or else people might forget about LBC.
- DHL – it’s one of the best simply because DHL is global. You can send a package from anywhere to anywhere around the world. Their global forwarding is the global leader in the air and ocean freight markets. They transport goods and merchandise to any destination in any agreed time. Just choose your location and you can ship online.
- Atlas Shippers International – they offer door-to-door balikbayan box service from anywhere in the United States to any accessible area in the Philippines. They are a fully licensed shipping company that is considered one of the leading cargo forwarders to the Philippines. Now serving more than millions of Filipinos all over the world, Atlas is consistent in searching for ways to continually meet the needs of our 'kababayans' in the US, Europe and other Asian countries. They also now cater money remittance, travel and tours, passport photo and SSS remittance services, too.
- Manila Forwarder – is one of the favorite and trusted shipping forwarder of Filipinos especially in the US. They now serve in other countries like Japan, Australia, Canada, Thailand, Europe, Philippines and to some other locations where high population of Filipinos are residing. How to send a balikbayan box? It’s in their website To see the complete affiliates of Manila Forwarder and available locations, go to their official website.
- Forex Cargo – is serving mainly in the US. Since it is trusted and patronized by our fellow Filipinos, I’ve included it in the list. They offer cheap shipping rates and promos are offered every day.
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