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Sending Love & Balikbayan Boxes for Valentine's Day

Sending Love & Balikbayan Boxes for Valentine's Day

Distance is no barrier to your love and care for your loved ones. Surprise them with a hug in a box!

There is nothing more exciting than opening a balikbayan box filled with goodies from your family or friends abroad. 

Besides the festive season, Valentine’s Day is another perfect time to surprise your loved ones with a balikbayan box full of love and joy.

Whether you want to surprise your sweetheart, pamper your parents, or treat your siblings, you can send a balikbayan box from the USA to PH with ease and convenience. 

How can you do it? 

Let Metro Box Cargo be your Cupid, bridging the distance and delivering love in a box this Valentine's Day. 

A Guide to Balikbayan Box Sizes & Types for Valentine's Day

One of the most important decisions you have to make when sending a balikbayan box is choosing the right size and type for your gifts. 

You want to make sure that your box can fit all the items you want to send, without exceeding the weight and volume limits of the cargo company. You also want to consider the value and durability of your items, and how they will be handled during transit.

At Metro Box Cargo, we are a cargo service that specializes in shipping balikbayan boxes to the Philippines, with fast delivery, affordable rates, and secure handling. 

We know how much each box means to you and your loved ones, so we make sure to deliver them with care and respect.

To help you choose the best balikbayan box for your Valentine’s Day gifts, here are the balikbayan box sizes we offer:

  •  23x20x17 regular box 

  •  24x18x24 jumbo box

  •  24x24x24 super jumbo 

  •  22x8x9 is our bulilit promo box that comes with every box sent ( send 1 and send 1 bulilit box for free) for Manila and Luzon A only. 

7 Ways to Pack Your Balikbayan Box Securely and Efficiently

A balikbayan box is a great way to send gifts and goods to your loved ones in the Philippines. However, packing a balikbayan box can be challenging, especially if you want to fit as much as possible without compromising the safety and quality of your items. 

Here are some tips and tricks on how to pack your balikbayan box securely and efficiently.

1. Choose the Right Size and Type of Box

The size and type of box you choose will depend on the amount and nature of the items you want to send. You can buy balikbayan boxes from Filipino stores, online shops, or shipping companies. Make sure the box is sturdy, durable, and has no holes or damages. You can also reinforce the box with duct tape or packing tape for extra strength.

2. Make a List of the Items You Want to Send

Before you start packing, make a list of the items you want to send and sort them into categories, such as clothes, food, toiletries, electronics, etc. This will help you organize your packing and avoid forgetting anything. You can also check the customs regulations and restrictions of the Philippines to make sure you are not sending any prohibited or taxable items.

3. Wrap and Label Your Items Properly

To protect your items from damage, moisture, or theft, you should wrap them properly with bubble wrap, plastic bags, newspaper, or tissue paper. You should also label your items clearly with your name, address, and contact number, as well as the name, address, and contact number of the recipient. You can also write the contents of each item on the label, such as "chocolate", "shampoo", "books", etc.

4. Arrange Your Items Strategically

To maximize the space and minimize the weight of your balikbayan box, you should arrange your items strategically. You can follow these tips:

  • Place heavy and sturdy items, such as books, shoes, or canned goods, at the bottom of the box.

  • Fill the gaps and spaces between the items with light and soft items, such as clothes, towels, or stuffed toys.

  • Place fragile and delicate items, such as glassware, ceramics, or electronics, in the middle of the box, surrounded by cushioning materials, such as bubble wrap, foam, or pillows.

  • Place items that might leak, spill, or melt, such as liquids, creams, or chocolates, in sealed containers or ziplock bags, and put them on top of the box.

  • Leave some space at the top of the box for extra padding and sealing.

5. Seal Your Box Securely

To prevent your box from opening or tearing during transit, you should seal your box securely with packing tape or duct tape. You should cover all the edges, corners, and seams of the box with tape, and make sure there are no gaps or holes. You can also wrap your box with plastic wrap or brown paper for extra protection and security.

6. Attach the Shipping Label and Documents

To ensure your box reaches its destination, you should attach the shipping label and documents to your box. The shipping label should include your name, address, and contact number, as well as the name, address, and contact number of the recipient. You should also write "Balikbayan Box" and the destination country on the label. 

The shipping documents should include the invoice, receipt, or declaration form of the items you are sending, as well as a copy of your passport or ID. You should place these documents in a clear plastic envelope and tape it to the top or side of the box.

7. Choose a Reliable and Reputable Shipping Company

The last step is to choose a reliable and reputable shipping company to send your balikbayan box. You should also track your box and communicate with the shipping company and the recipient until your box arrives safely and intact.

Track and Monitor Your Balikbayan Box Shipment

Whether it's a gift, a car, or a piece of furniture, you can trust Metro Box Cargo to deliver it safely and on time. With a reliable online tracking system, you can easily monitor the status and location of your shipment anytime, anywhere.

Its feature allows you to track your balikbayan box online using a unique tracking code. You can access the tracking system on the Metro Box Cargo website, where you can enter your code and get real-time updates on your shipment. You can also share your code with the recipient, so they can check the delivery date and prepare for the arrival of your package.

Why Use the Metro Box Cargo Tracking System?

The Metro Box Cargo Tracking System is a convenient and reliable way to keep track of your balikbayan box. Here are some of the benefits of using the tracking system:

  • You can organize your shipments better, especially if you send multiple boxes to different locations in the Philippines. You can see where each box is going and who is receiving it.

  • You can plan your trips to the Philippines easier, as you can avoid paying extra fees for excess baggage. You can send your balikbayan boxes ahead of time and track their progress online.

  • You can communicate with your loved ones better, as you can inform them of the status and contents of your package. You can also coordinate with them for the delivery and pick-up of your box.

Wrap Up Your Love with a Balikbayan Box

Sending a balikbayan box to your loved ones in the Philippines is more than just a gesture of generosity. It expresses your love, care, and gratitude, especially on special occasions like Valentine's Day.

With Metro Box Cargo, you can send a balikbayan box from the USA to PH with ease and convenience. We offer a variety of box sizes and types to suit your needs and preferences. We also provide reliable tracking and customer support to ensure your package arrives safely and on time.

Don't let distance stop you from showing your affection to your loved ones. Surprise them with a hug in a box this Valentine's Day. Contact us today and let us help you make this day unforgettable.

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