Shipping Rates – Balikbayan Boxes

From Southwest Ohio and Central Indiana

Current rates per Mighty Box, our regular-sized balikbayan box shipped via Chicago to:

  • Metro Manila – $90
  • Luzon – $95
  • Visayas – $100
  • Mindanao – $100
  • Remote Philippine Islands – $110
    (Biliran, Camiguin, Camotes, Catanduanes, Dinagat, Marinduque, Masbate, Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, Siquijor and others)

To ship our larger Mega Box, add $20 to each rate listed above.



We accept cash or checks for balikbayan cargo services (purchasing products from our store requires a valid credit card).

Checks can be made out to either “Padyaks” or “LIPS.” Prices include one free replacement box for each box shipped. Otherwise, new, empty, regular-sized Mighty Boxes are $6 each.  The larger Mega Boxes, empty, are $7 each.

Rates for boxes shipped from the Chicago area may be less. Contact us for more information.

NOTE: The Mighty Box, LIPS’ standard balikbayan box, measures 17″H x 19″W x 28″L.

The Mega Box, the larger-sized box from LIPS, measures 24.5″H x 18″W x 24″L and offers nearly 20% more cargo capacity!

We welcome competitors’ boxes of similar dimensions and construction. Higher rates will be calculated for packages that are irregular in size or shape, of larger volume, overpacked (bulging, “buntis,” or “pregnant”), or for flat-screen TVs (original packaging is highly recommended).