“Balik” means “to return” and “bayan” means “town” in Tagalog. The term “balikbayan box” was coined back in 1988 by the Philippine President at that time, Ferdinand Marcos.
The word “balikbayan” was suggested, and at that time. The Philippine president encouraged Filipino Americans to visit their hometowns in the Philippines.
Those individuals who had to do so were known as “balikbayan”. They would bring gifts and home items to their loved ones in the Philippines.
And the boxes they use, to bring gifts, were named balikbayan boxes and the government waived the custom fee of two boxes per individual.
Now, balikbayan boxes have become famous and are used for sending gifts and household items to the Philippines.
UMAC BALIKBAYAN BOXES
They offer their services to ship balikbayan boxes to the Philippines. These boxes shipping rates are also affordable and their service is more reliable than other freight forwarding companies.
UMAC Cargo company has many branches throughout the world providing excellent facilities to their customer for shipping balikbayan boxes.
They also have a pickup-from-home service, which saves our customers precious time. Upon pickup, UMAC provides a tracking number; just save that number, which will help you track your shipment location.
UMAC BALIKBAYAN BOX SIZES AND PRICES
UMAC provides different sizes of balikbayan boxes, which are categorized as small, XL, jumbo, and large. Medium and “bulilit” sizes, as well as regular and half-box promo boxes, are also included.
- Reglar box: 23 x 20 x17 inches
- Jumbo box: 22 x 22 x43 inches
- Bulilit box: 22 x 17 x12 inches
- Large box: 22 x 22 x 24 inches
- Half box: 18.5 x 18.5 x 16 inches
- Promo box: 15.25 x 15. 25 x 16 inches
These are the common sizes of the boxes however, they may be changed in different countries.
The price of the boxes varies from size to size and also from country to country. However, the most common prices of the balikbayan boxes are $10 for regular boxes and $5 for baby boxes, etc.
However, you can purchase balikbayan boxes at the latest prices from your nearby market or stores.
Balikbayan boxes are boxes used by Filipinos abroad to send gifts and household items to their loved ones in the Philippines.
UMAC Cargo Philippines offers affordable shipping services for balikbayan boxes. The boxes will be tax-free if the value of the items being sent is less than 150,000 PHP.
And the delivery time is approximately 5-6 weeks. Customers can track their shipments by using a tracking number provided by the company.