Seamless Experience with the Improved Shipping Cart


My most popular blog posts here at AlexBam in 3D are my review posts and that’s no wonder because it’s already 2017 where we tend to search for reviews online first before diving into a new service or product. 

One of my most read post is my review of ShippingCart.com and to continue what I started last 2015 (click here to read) and 2016 (click here to read), now here is my 2017 review of Shipping Cart!


When Shipping Cart started out a few years ago, they were fairly new and the first & the second time I tried them I experienced a few minor hiccups but overall good, last 2016’s experience wasn’t as smooth as the first two as I experienced delays because of their system upgrade. This year, I gave LBC Shipping Cart a try again to see if their ‘system improvements’ really improved the way they handle shipments.

The Packages and Surprising Change!


As always, I list down the packages involved in this review and how long before they showed up in my Shipping Cart account. Below are the items, date they were delivered, and date when they showed up in my account.


Funko Dorbz Ridez Collector Corps Star-Lord with the Milano
Delivered to Shipping Cart Warehouse: June 12, 2017
Date showed up in Shipping Cart Account: June 12, 2017

Leather Bag
Delivered to Shipping Cart Warehouse: June 14, 2017
Date showed up in Shipping Cart Account: June 15, 2017

Funko Home Star-Lord Collector Corps Mug
Delivered to Shipping Cart Warehouse: June 19, 2017
Date showed up in Shipping Cart Account: June 19, 2017

Funko Pop Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Star Lord
Delivered to Shipping Cart Warehouse: July 6, 2017
Date showed up in Shipping Cart Account: July 7, 2017

Funko Pop Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Ego
Delivered to Shipping Cart Warehouse: July 8, 2017
Date showed up in Shipping Cart Account: July 9, 2017

Notice something surprising with the items above? No, not that majority of the items are Guardians of the Galaxy related products, it’s that all of them showed up in my cart within 24 hours after getting delivered in their warehouse and I was actually surprised plus at the same time impressed on how they handle incoming shipments now. 

If you checked my past reviews, it showed up after a few days which sometimes can reach a week, this is one of the effects of their recent upgrade. No more worrying where your packages are in the warehouse, I’m happy to report that Shipping Cart drastically improved here.

Improved Customer Service Experience


One of my main comments on my 2016 review is how it’s really REALLY hard to contact Shipping Cart, especially if you have concerns about your packages. Thank goodness they did something about it, well sort of.

During the process of the doing this review, I was curious to know if Shipping Cart ships Minoxidil (it’s a tonic used by people to grow hair, I use it to grow a beard) and since it’s liquid, I asked first on their social media if this is allowed since their website doesn’t go into details about prohibited items. I didn’t get an immediate reply but instead received a link where I can send my inquiry.


The link (https://goo.gl/l1CEPJ) will lead you to a Google form where you can address your concern, note that you will need a Shipping Cart account to proceed with your inquiry as they require your account number in the form. They promise to reply back within 3 business days after submission.


After submitting my inquiry, I honestly expected them to respond way past the 3-day promise but I was wrong because the following day, I already got a response from one of their customer representatives who answered the inquiry I submitted. 


I was seriously amazed what a year can do; Shipping Cart really improved their system and made it more convenient to reach out to them for inquiries regarding their service.

I actually got to try their customer service again recently as I have a second shipment as of this writing. They mistakenly measured the items I ordered from Amazon inside the box and you know how massive Amazon boxes are. I asked it to be measured again and even sent links to what their actual size is. After a couple of days, customer service got back to me and informed me they measured and updated the computed weight in my cart from 4.95 down to 2.5. Now that’s the customer service I was talking about!


Back To My Shipment


After all the items showed up in my cart, I immediately checked how much the shipping fees are for both Air Cargo and Sea Cargo. As mentioned in my past reviews, Air Cargo will reach you within 13 days while 45 days for Sea Cargo, Shipping Cart just updated it and Air Cargo will now reach you within 10 days – more about this after the jump.

Here’s a quick comparison of the prices of my shipment, Air Cargo versus Sea Cargo;

Air Cargo Computation

Sea Cargo Computation

I like to receive mine fast so I opt for Air Cargo like I always do. Make sure to subscribe to Shipping Cart’s newsletter as they normally send out discount promo codes for participating banks and even flash discount code for special events.

I was talking about their updated 10 days delivery promise for Air Cargo, this is because Shipping Cart also did an upgrade on how regular they ship out packages from the US to the Philippines. Their Air Cargo shipments now fly from the US to the Philippines 7 days a week, which means shipments arrive faster!

Shipping Out and Delivery Of Items


I picked Air Cargo and proceed with the normal checkout process, if you’re not familiar with how it works or didn’t read my past reviews, it’s fairly simple. Once you picked the items you’re going to ship out and the way it’ll be shipped, you’ll be directed to a checkout page where you need to pay for your shipment. Shipping Cart has different options for you to pay like Credit Card and Paypal -- please note that Over-the-Counter Payment will soon be delisted as a payment method.


I shipped and paid via Paypal on July 12, 2017 with an estimated delivery date of July 24. I was hoping it will really get delivered on the estimated delivery date but I was wrong, IT ACTUALLY ARRIVED WAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!


I tracked the package via LBC’s website, Shipping Cart's partner courier and by July 17, it actually arrived in the Philippines already and scheduled for delivery within 2 days. True enough, July 18 my shipment arrived at home, that’s 6 days after I shipped out!


#ShipYourFinds: What’s in my Shipping Cart Box


Shipping Cart’s campaign this year is #ShipYourFinds where they encourage Shipping Cart users to highlight their shopping hauls featuring various kinds of finds. So I guess it’s just the perfect time for me to show my readers what I bought from the US for this review.


I’m big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Guardians of the Galaxy stood out for me. What I like about the movie is that it features a human (well actually, half human) like us but fighting intergalactic beings outside of his home planet, I’m talking about Star-Lord. Most of my finds are from the movie and most are acquired through eBay bidding.


First on my shopping haul is the Dorbz Ridez Star-Lord with the Milano. It’s a limited edition, Collector Corps item that I watched on eBay for a few days, I luckily snagged the item under $15. This was followed by the Funko Home Star-Lord collectible mug which is also part of the Marvel Collector Corps, I snagged this under $10 which is a steal!


Next on my haul are a couple of Funko Pop Figures, also both from the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie. A Star-Lord Vinyl Figure and an Ego Vinyl Figure. If you’re not familiar with the second movie, Ego is Star-Lord’s father who happens to be a God, but then things get a little downhill from there. I decided to start off my Guardians of the Galaxy collection with this Father & Son duo.


Lastly, for my non-Guardians of the Galaxy haul, I was looking for a new leather mini bag for quite some time. I found some on a Hong Kong based site but I wasn’t sure about the quality, so off the Ebay US I go. Sure enough, I found a better-looking leather bag for only $12 + shipping. I immediately bought it and had it shipped to my Shipping Cart address.


How did Shipping Cart Perform on this Review?

I’m so glad to report that Shipping Cart’s upgrade improved a lot of things from their warehouse, customer service, to delivery. Compared to my past couple reviews, they did a fantastic job of taking notes of the customer reviews and building a better Shipping Cart in return.

Shipping Cart is the service that Pinoys has been longing to have. It's the service that connects Filipinos with the US by giving them the freedom to find and buy items that is not available locally without the worry of figuring out how to ship it to the Philippines or if it will even arrive!

I’ll definitely continue using their service for my online shopping finds in the coming years and I can’t wait on next shopping haul from the US. Have you tried Shipping Cart recently? Share your experience in the comments below!

Color Crazy at Boysen Color Play


Pinoys are really an artistic bunch, not only on the performing arts but also in visual arts. This is why Boysen recently introduced a new and fun activity that can help us bring out our artistic side through colorful works of art.


Boysen Color Play is an art installation that Boysen Paints Philippines roams around in different parts of the country to let people experience creating their own masterpiece. I recently went to SM City North EDSA where they set-up the Color Play booth and tried what it is all about.


First thing that they told me to do is pick my own little colorful wooden blocks and put them in my tray. They have tons of options, all using Boysen’s wide variety of paints in different colors and shades, did you know that they have tons of pastel colors as well? I didn’t know that until I found some while picking my mini blocks.


Once done, the maze-like walkway will lead you into the painting area where you can paint the blocks you picked whatever color or design you liked. I’m really not an artistic person when it comes to painting but I did my best artsy design I could do.


After finishing my own Boysen Color Play creation, I gave them to the staff for them to dry the paints while they led me to the VR room where I checked out how Boysen paints can turn a boring room into a lively and colorful one. 


I was then assisted to the photo room section where I can take photos, upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #BOYSENcolorplay and they will automatically print it out!


As a parting gift, I received a copy of their Color Trend book where I can check out room inspirations and the paints they used, plus a product guide so I can easily pick the colors I want – really perfect since I’m moving solo to a new place soon!


Remember when I mentioned that I went into their VR area? They actually gave me my own Boysen Pocket VR that I can use with the BoysenVR App which you can download at www.boysenvr.com. The best thing about this experience is that it’s all FREE for everyone to try.



Want to experience Boysen Color Play? Make sure to like & follow Boysen Paints Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to be updated on where Boysen Colorplay is heading next!

Treats For Your Fur Babies From Pedigree Philippines


Filipinos love pets, especially dogs, we even have one at home named Skippy. A cute 3 year old Dachshund. But when it come to food, we normally feed them the same food we eat, admit it -- the typical ulam plus rice combo. Here is where the ultimate question comes in, are you feeding your dog the right kind of food? 


They might be man's best friends, but dogs and humans have different nutritional needs. A canine diet requires more nutrients than us. So while our fur babies might seem happy to clean up a bowl of last night’s dinner, it might not meet his or her needs. This is where Pedigree comes in!

According to Pedigree, there are 5 signs of good health for dogs. (1) Shiny Coat (2) Stronger Teeth (3) Firm Stool (4) Stronger Muscles (5) Cheerful Disposition. But what do you do when your pet lacks some of these good health signs? You might want to feed them right with food that can supply them with all the nutrients they need.

Luckily, Pedigree Philippines is giving you a chance to have your fur babies a try at their products at no cost!

How Can I Get My FREE Pedigree Samples for My Pet?


Getting your sample is easy as pie, just head to Pedigree Philippines' Sampling Website and click Register Now.


From there, you'll be asked for your mobile number, full name, mailing address, and a few details about your dog like age, breed, gender, and what kind of food are you currently feeding so they can send the right set of samples for your fur babies.

After that, just wait for your goodies to be delivered to your registered mailing address within 14 days from date of registration. A reminder that delivery scope of this promo is limited to Metro Manila only

Here is my fur baby Skippy The Doxie posing with her own Pedigree Goodies! So cute!



AP24: Why Is It Better Than Your Regular Toothpaste?


With all the things that we do all day and all the food we eat, sometimes regular brushing isn't enough and your favorite toothpaste might not also be doing its job to making your teeth white & clean. So what can you do about it?


Maybe it's time to switch to a better toothpaste that won't only make your teeth clean but also whiten it, this is what AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste promises to do!

AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste lightens teeth without peroxide while preventing cavities and plaque formation. It has a gentle vanilla-mint flavor that makes you feel that just-brushed feeling all day long.

What makes Nu Skin's AP24 whitening technology different from your normal toothpaste? It has no Peroxides which has the potential to cause tooth and gum sensitivity and it also has no harsh abrasives which indeed remove stains but erode and scratch the teeth.


So how about the whitening effect, will it make your teeth whiter than they are naturally? The answer is NO because it's not an oxidizing bleaching agent but if your teeth are stained, darkened, or soiled from various food, tobacco, or drinks, AP24 will quickly remove those and restore your teeth to your original natural color!

Quick Facts about AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste


- It is made by Nu Skin Enterprise, A US based Publicly Traded Company in the New York Stock Exchange.
- Each tube is 110g - one tube can last for 1.5 months
- Effect can be immediately seen after 2 weeks of using AP24

Where can I get AP24 and how much does it cost?


Nu Skin's AP24 is distributed by authorized resellers in the Philippines. You may contact Mr. Aaron James Urena at (0920) 972 8548 to inquire and order your AP24 for a special price, just make sure to mention you learned about it from alexbamin3D.com!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by AP24 Whitening Flouride Toothpaste
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