I haven’t been posting the past few weeks ~ and it’s because I’ve been on vacation since July 25th outside Korea 😀
For those who are looking for alternative door-to-door cargo service from Korea to the Philippines, I would suggest D8 Brothers. I was a little skeptic about them before but our little group, The 601 Habit, used them to deliver used computers for our “Hands-on Philippines” project.
D8 Brothers is owned by a Filipino-Korean couple ~ Joyce and her husband (sorry I forgot his name). Joyce is from my hometown Angeles City and she also owns two other businesses that I intend to post about in the future.
Let me just write about our experience with D8 Brothers.
The first time that we used their services was the first time we sent used computers donated by KEPCO for the Hands-On Philippines project. That was in the middle of March. They did everything from picking up the goods, packing and of course, delivery. Those were services not usually done by door-to-door services but they did as we requested. We did not get a discount for the boxes but they gave us extra service.
We didn’t encounter any problem with the first delivery. The computers arrived in 2-4 weeks to their recipients in Bicol and the Visayas ~ all off-shore.
The second time we used D8 Brothers, we asked that the 50 sets of computers be delivered to their warehouse and they didn’t hesitate to agree. They helped us in packing the units and they followed our specific instructions for shipping.
The second delivery took some time from a month to three months. We encountered a problem sending the units to Mindanao when they had a problem with their forwarder. Thankfully, the computer units were all delivered before school started. Joyce said they had to change their forwarding agent after that incident.
What we love about D8-Brothers:
- flexible to accommodate the needs of their clients
- reliable as they made sure our packages reached their recipients
- owners are friendly
What we didn’t like about our experience with D8-Brothers:
- the second shipment arrived late when Joyce had problems with their former forwarder
Joyce and her husband didn’t start the D8-Brothers cargo service. They bought it from its former owners and while they are relatively new, they are trying their best to make sure their customers’ cargoes reach the doors of their recipients.
They have “regular” and “jumbo” boxes but they will accept any sized box. I asked them if I could use the #6 box from the post office and they ok’d it.
In the past, I’ve used “Supergem” and “Bagaheng Pinoy“. I think the latter is already closed.