Online shopping is very common nowadays, it allows us to buy things that we want without leaving the comfort of our home. From time to time, I also shop online but I haven’t tried shopping overseas because I’m afraid that my package will get lost or I will pay more for taxes.
Last month, I asked my mom to send me some documents that I need. She sent it to me last January 17 and I asked for the tracking number. She advised me that I might receive it after a week. So I searched online on how can I track the package. I checked the tracking site of Norway, I just entered the tracking number and I saw the following details.
Details Package Number: RRXXXXXXX
Shipment number: XXXXXXXX
Number of Packages: 1
Product Name: REGISTERED LETTER
The package was being scanned every transport so I was able to track it on time.
Jan 18 Oslo Norway
Jan 19 Arrived in Copenhagen Denmark
Jan 20 Shipment is forwarded to transit country
Jan 24 Shipment arrived in Manila
Then I searched for PHLPost tracking site so I can track my package here in the Philippines. I just entered the tracking number and I saw a note that the package was sent to delivery office last January 26.
Since January 27, I was waiting for my parcel, as I mentioned it was my first time to receive a package overseas so I was hoping that it will be delivered in our house since it is just a letter.
But I did not receive anything, I have no Notice Card from the post office so I printed the tracking information from PhilPost site and went to our post office last January 31. I was praying that my parcel was already there.
The staff checked her notebook and she said “Wala pa, san ka ba nakatira? I said my address and she double checked again her notebook and finally, she saw it. My parcel was there since January 27.
Then, she started checking the packages and asked, “Ano ba yung package na yun?” I said, documents po, nasa envelope lang. I waited for few minutes then she found the envelope.
I showed her my valid ID to verify. She said I need to pay P112. I was surprised when she asked for payment but I did not ask any questions. I gave the payment and she gave me an official receipt.
On my way home, I’m still thinking about the P112 payment. Pati ba sulat may tax na rin? How much more if I will shop online, magkano kaya tax nun. Anyway, I’m happy that I was able to receive the documents.
If you are waiting for a package, just track your package in PHLPost site, when you see the ”Enroute to Delivery Office” status, print it and visit your local post office after 2 or 3 days. Bring valid ID and money just in case you need to pay.
Care to share your experience with Philippine Postal Corporation?