Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Sending Balikbayan box to Visayas
I have a Balikbayan box that is almost full now with goodies such as Kisses, M&M, used Levi’s maong, Nike tennis shoes, bath towels, shampoo, bath soap, miniature car toys, etc. I am planning to send it in a couple of months and hopefully, my family will received it in time for Christmas. I was told that the average costs to send one box to Central Visayas is around $100. This will be my first time to do a door to door since my family has been yearning for one. With a mindset frugality added to my curiosity, since I enjoy window shopping and compare prices, I did a little bit of scouting. Hint, if you drop the box to the store you may get an additional discount as high as $20. Other things that you may want to consider:
Size of the box – the more stuff you can inch in the better
Insurance covered – you don’t want your hard earned dollar just go up in smoke, you want to sleep comfortably without any worries at all; ensure the insurance coverage is in par value
Length of delivery – promptness is one of the ingredients why customer keeps coming back, as what was promised to you
Handling services – ask your loves ones on how it was delivered; partially opened on one side, notice the new tape; somewhat wet, may have been left out in an open storage for awhile; looks rounded, it has been tossed out and rolled so many times
I checked out the local door to door companies around Vancouver and here is the result:
Asia Pac Cargo
#3-2551 Vauxhall Place
EZ Movers Ltd
Unit 18-145 Schoolhouse St.
Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X8
Tel: 604-524-2177; 800-764-4443
120-12511 Vulcan Way
Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
1549 West Broadway
Jolly-B Box Express
201-2415 Columbia St.
Tel: 604-781-8429; 604-637-3859
Manila Express Cargo
3181 Main St.
Pasalubong Forwarders Ltd
101-283 East 11th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5T 2C4
140-11780 River Road
Tel: 604-278-9391; 800-977-3822
Traveller’s Card/ San Freight
4603 Main St.
Umac Express Cargo
Unit 7-1520 Cliverden Ave.
Delta, BC V3M 6J8
Tel: 604-759-8622; 866-338-8622