Thursday, July 13, 2017

Service Review: Shipping Cart's Improved Air Shipping Service


I haven't used the Shipping Cart service since March 2017 primarily due to their increased shipping rates, which took effect last March 1, 2017. But to be fair to them, I haven't used other freight forwarding services either. Interestingly, the $1.00 and $1.87 per pound increase in air and sea shipping fee, respectively, was enough to keep me out of Amazon for the next few months. :P


Amazon Prime Day was enough reason, though, to order from Amazon US again and try Shipping Cart's advertised improved service. Just in case you're not aware, Shipping Cart's air shipping service is now sending parcels from the US daily. This means you can now receive your parcel faster, in 5-10 days after shipping it out instead of the previous 10-15 days waiting period.


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I'm curious how long it will take me now to receive a parcel from the US via Shipping Cart air shipping. Join me as I wait for the delivery of my Amazon Prime Day haul. :)

I'm going to update this post every time there's an update on my Amazon order. Let's see if Shipping Cart can keep up with the volume of orders they received. This can also give us an idea how fast they can process our orders in the coming Black Friday Sale, scheduled on November 24, 2017.


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Order Delivery Timeline (in Philippine Time (PHT))


July 12, 2017 - Checked out my order in Amazon. Expected delivery date in Shipping Cart warehouse in Hayward, California is July 14, 2017 8PM (July 15, 2017 11AM PHT)
July 13, 2017 - Amazon has dispatched 3 out of 4 packages containing my order
July 14, 2017 - Amazon has dispatched the remaining package for my order
July 15, 2017 - Shipping Cart has received the delivery of 3 packages. The delivery of the remaining package has been moved to July 18, 2017.
July 16, 2017 - Shipping Cart has processed 2 out of 3 packages delivered last July 15, 2017; items already added to storage.
July 17, 2017 - Shipping Cart has finished processing the 3 packages delivered last July 15, 2017; all items from that batch are added to storage already.
July 18, 2017 - Shipping Cart has received the remaining package from Amazon. Item has been added to storage after 3.5 hours! All my ordered items are now ready for shipping to the Philippines.
July 20, 2017 - Paid for the shipment of my Amazon purchases. Estimated delivery date is August 1, 2017.
July 22, 2017 - Shipping Cart has processed my shipment order. Received notification that the shipment is already on its way to the Philippines.



***Updates*** 


July 13, 2017

Amazon split the 13 items I ordered into 4 shipments. 3 out of 4 packages have been shipped out already:
Package 1 Tracking No.: XXXXXXXXX401000
Package 2 Tracking No.: XXXXXXXXX184000
Package 3 Tracking No.: XXXXXXXXX166000


July 14, 2017

The remaining package from Amazon has been shipped out (Package 4 Tracking No.: XXXXXXXXX935000). All packages are expected to be delivered to Shipping Cart's warehouse in Hayward, California by July 14, 2017 8PM (July 15, 2017 11AM PHT).

July 15, 2017

3 out of 4 packages (Package 1Package 3Package 4) from Amazon have been delivered to Shipping Cart's warehouse in Hayward, California. Package 2 delivery got delayed; new estimate delivery date is July 18, 2017.

July 16, 2017

Shipping Cart has processed Package 1 and Package 3; Items have been added already to my cart storage. It appears that they're processing delivered packages even on weekends!

July 17, 2017

Shipping Cart has processed Package 4; Items have been added already to my cart storage.

July 18, 2017

Package 2 from Amazon has been delivered to Shipping Cart's warehouse in Hayward, California. After 3.5 hours, the item has been added already to my cart storage. That was fast!

July 20, 2017

Paid for the shipment of my Amazon purchases. Estimated delivery date is August 1, 2017.

July 22, 2017

Shipping Cart has processed my shipment order. Received notification that the shipment is already on its way to the Philippines.



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