Happy weekend! I’ll be discussing my first experience to buy on a website from another country and mostly about the post office. My order was free because they gave me a voucher. I took the chance because I was curious about how it will go.
I also joined their sponsorship last April. I won a bottle of C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum which arrived earlier. I didn’t expect to win but I’m really grateful. And oh, the one I got was manufactured on my birthday (April 8). 👯
1st parcel: Skinmiso Spot Reparing Serum, Skin&Lab Red Serum and Chica Y Chico samples
2nd Parcel: C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum (review here), Red Serum & Chica Y Chico samples
The items were shipped on separate dates. 🙂 I used different addresses. First parcel, I used an address in Makati City (a big and busy city). 2nd parcel was just delivered in a small town.
Post Office Experience
1st parcel: The tracking website was stuck with status May 17, Arrival at inward office of Exchange. I kept on checking the tracker daily. Dont depend on the tracking website alone. I emailed a PHLpost staff to give an accurate and updated status last thursday May 28. She replied on the same day.
My package was dispatched to the local post office on May 20. I didnt receive a notice card yet so I went to the post office last May 29. Unfortunately the packages with May 20 dispatch date were not yet sorted out. The staff said that he’ll just text me once the parcel is ready so I gave my contact number then just waited for it. I received a text in the afternoon of June 08. He said my parcel is ready for claiming. I claimed it on the next day (June 09).
How much did I pay for the customs fee?
1st parcel: PHP 250
2nd parcel: PHP 100
Overall, I’m satisfied with the whole order. It only took 3 business days for my order to processed and shipped. The items were in bubble wrap and received them in good condition.❤️
For my first parcel’s post office, Im satisfied and dissatisfied at the same time. Im satisfied because the staff kept his words and notified me thru text. The other staff asked me how much did I pay for it. I said I got it for free which is true. Dissatisfied because she didnt believe me and still depended on the parcel value which was $15. They charged Php 150 for the parcel and customs fee of Php 100, total Php 250. Oh well, I didnt insist it’s free and didnt show the order confirmation. I was about to get mad (deep inside) but I was scared I might offend her if I said something. I still need to practice saying what I really want to say. Next time I’ll really do that.
For my 2nd parcel’s post office, Im very satisfied because they only charged me 100 pesos. The staff asked me how much I bought it and I said I got it for free and I won the item. He didn’t charge for the parcel.
I understand it all depends on order processing, courier, customs and post office. I learned that a city’s size and how busy it is also have an effect to the parcel processing/releasing at your local post office. Patience is all you need.
Have you tried to order from Wishtrend? How was it? 🙂 ❤️
How about your post office experience? I want to hear from you especially the Filipinos out there. 😛