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Balikbayan Box Shipping Services for Filipinos in Arizona

Services Provided Across Arizona

Filipinos in Arizona have access to Balikbayan shipping services across a wide range of locations. Services extend from major cities like Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, and Surprise, to smaller towns such as Jerome, Prescott, Sedona, Tombstone, Winslow, and Yuma.

Balikbayan Rates from Arizona

Operating mainly from urban areas like Phoenix, these services handle the shipment of Balikbayan boxes to California for subsequent shipping to the Philippines. Pricing typically starts from the Phoenix Metro Area, with potential additional costs for deliveries from more remote locations.

Common Shipping Destinations in the Philippines

The services reach various regions in the Philippines, including but not limited to:

  • Metro Manila: Makati, Quezon City, Caloocan, Pasig, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, and Las Piñas.
  • Luzon: Provinces like Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, and Baguio City.
  • Visayas: Areas including Cebu City, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Tacloban, and Dumaguete.
  • Mindanao: Davao City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos City, and Butuan.

Need Empty Balikbayan Boxes in Arizona?

Empty Balikbayan boxes are available at various Filipino businesses throughout Arizona. For immediate access, establishments like Wholly Grill in Mesa, Halo Halo Kitchen, and Lutong Bahay offer these boxes. Home delivery options may also be available based on location and schedule.

Nearby Balikbayan Boxes and Shipping Services

Balikbayan Box FAQs

Common Balikbayan box sizes are Large (24″ x 24″ x 18″) and Jumbo (24″ x 24″ x 24″). There is generally no strict weight limit, but sturdy packaging is advised.

Prices depend on box size and destination, primarily based on the Phoenix Metro Area. Contact the service provider for accurate pricing.

Shipping times vary: approximately 6-8 weeks to Manila and Luzon areas, and around 8-10 weeks to Visayas and Mindanao, subject to factors like weather and customs clearance.

Many services offer tracking for Balikbayan boxes, allowing senders to monitor the shipment’s journey.

Payment methods usually include cash, checks, and credit cards, typically required at box pickup.

A Balikbayan box is a package sent from Filipinos abroad to their families in the Philippines. It typically contains goods such as clothes, food items, and personal care products.

Allowed items include non-perishable food, clothing, household goods, and electronics. Perishable goods, flammable materials, and illegal items are prohibited.


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