Published: October 10, 2020 | Updated: October 16, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Personal Finance
“Ipa-LBC mo na ‘yan!” LBC is such a household name synonymous with padala. It’s one of the top-of-mind choices for shipping packages in the Philippines. When sending a balikbayan box to your loved ones, shipping goods to your customers, or receiving documents from government agencies, you’ve most likely used an LBC Express service at least once in your life.
If you need to know more about LBC services, then here’s a quick guide for you.
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LBC Express is the largest courier, cargo, logistics, and money remittance service company in the Philippines with over 1,400 branches nationwide. Established in 1945, LBC pioneered express delivery and cargo shipping, as well as 24-hour door-to-door delivery in the country.
LBC Philippines is well-known as a package delivery service provider. Aside from shipping, it also provides a host of other services for individuals and businesses. Here’s a quick look at the LBC services in the Philippines.
LBC’s flagship product is its courier service, which allows customers to send and receive packages wherever they are in the country or even abroad. LBC ships goods via land, sea, and air.
LBC Express also operates as a remittance center, providing an array of money transfer services catering to different needs.
LBC provides online buyers and sellers with a range of e-commerce payment and delivery services.
LBC Express offers logistics and supply chain services to companies in the Philippines.
LBC Express rates for delivery services vary depending on these factors:
On top of the shipping fee, LBC charges a valuation fee for every delivery. The minimum valuation fee is PHP 15 for the first PHP 500 (declared value) and an additional PHP 5 for value exceeding PHP 500.
Check how much your LBC shipping will cost for a particular package by using the rate calculator on the LBC Express website.
If you opt to drop off a package for delivery at an LBC branch, you can book online for a quicker drop-off process. Online booking eliminates the need to fill out forms at the branch.
Here are the steps to process your shipment via LBC Online:
Got no time to drop off parcels at an LBC branch? You can arrange for someone to take your packages and bring them to LBC Express for delivery. LBC Express offers online sellers and busy people with an alternative to branch drop-off: the LBC pickup service.
LBC Pick Up is a service that allows you to ship items without having to bring them personally to an LBC branch. After booking a pick up online, an LBC Express rider will come to your place the next business day, pick up your parcel, and collect your payment. The package will then be turned over to LBC Express for delivery.
This LBC service is ideal for online sellers and anyone who need to send multiple packages often. Rather than make frequent trips to an LBC branch, it helps save time and energy when shipping goods without leaving home.
There’s no fee for booking a rider pick up online. However, LBC charges a fee for the pick up service itself. Rates are based on the package size and weight, whether it will be shipped within the city or outside the city, and whether it will be delivered to the recipient’s home or picked up at an LBC branch.
|Package Dimensions||Intra-City Shipping (Branch Pickup)||Intra-City Shipping (Home Delivery)||Inter-City Shipping (Branch Pickup)||Inter-City Shipping (Home Delivery)|
|N-Pack Small - 14" x 9.5" (1 kg)||PHP 80||PHP 120||PHP 80||PHP 150|
|N-Pack Large - 18" x 12" (3 kg)||PHP 80||PHP 160||PHP 80||PHP 190|
|Kilo Box Small - 9" x 5" x 3" (3 kg)||PHP 80||PHP 160||PHP 80||PHP 190|
|Kilo Box Medium - 10.5" x 14" x 7" (5 kg)||PHP 220||PHP 220||PHP 345||PHP 345|
Note that the LBC Pick Up fees above are introductory rates and may change in the future.
You can avail of the rider pick up service if you’re located in any of the following pickup areas:
When the rider arrives at your location, put the item into the provided receptacle and then seal it and attach the airway bill (AWB). Lastly, give your package and payment to the rider.
LBC Express ships nationwide—from Batanes to Jolo—as well as overseas to 17 other countries.
LBC has a branch finder on its website that you can use to look for open branches in your location. Simply enter your city, municipality, or province, and the website will display a list of LBC Express branches, including the address and operating hours of each open branch.
If you’re in a lockdown-affected area, you may search for your city, municipality, or province on the LBC Express website to know where you can pick up your package.
LBC Express is open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During holidays, only select LBC branches are open. To find out which branches are open on weekends and holidays, check the LBC branch schedule online.
LBC delivers during holidays but not on Sundays. Delivery schedule is from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Yes, LBC allows the shipping of cellphones, laptops, tablets, and other gadgets. You can send practically everything, except for prohibited items such as cigarettes, liquor, and other illegal items.
LBC delivery lead times vary between two days up to 30 days depending on the origin and destination of the package.
For example, if you’ll be sending a package from and to anywhere in Metro Manila, LBC delivery may take three days. Delivery takes longer the farther the recipient’s location from that of the sender’s.
Also, expect some delays in receiving packages from LBC due to pandemic-related restrictions in certain areas. You may check the updated delivery lead times on the LBC website or Facebook page.
When your package is out for delivery, you’ll receive a text notification about it together with a 12-digit LBC tracking number. To get real-time updates on the delivery status, go to the LBC Track & Trace page and enter your tracking number.
If the results state the LBC tracking number is invalid, it means the LBC Express website is not yet updated. Visit the site on the next day and try tracking your package again.
Yes. If you’d rather claim your package than wait for delivery, you may do so at your preferred LBC branch at 10 a.m. the next day.
Here are the remittance fees for the different LBC money transfer services.
|Remittance Amounts (PHP)||Fees (PHP)|
|101 – 200||15|
|201 – 300||20|
|301 – 400||25|
|401 – 500||30|
|501 – 600||35|
|601 – 700||40|
|701 – 800||45|
|801 – 1,000||50|
|1,001 – 1,500||75|
|1,501 – 2,000||100|
|2,001 – 2,500||125|
|2,501 – 3,000||150|
|3,001 – 4,000||180|
|4,001 – 5,000||220|
|Remittance Amounts (PHP||Fees (PHP)|
|101 – 200||37|
|201 – 300||52|
|301 – 400||54|
|401 – 500||59|
|501 – 600||71|
|601 – 700||76|
|701 – 1,000||80|
|1,001 – 1,500||119|
|1,501 – 2,000||140|
|2,001 – 2,500||179|
|2,501 – 3,000||200|
|3,001 – 4,000||260|
|4,001 – 5,000||320|
|Remittance Amounts (PHP)||Fees (PHP)|
|100 – 1,000||100|
|1,001 – 3,000||120|
|3,001 – 5,000||150|
For questions and concerns, you may reach LBC through the following channels:
For your shipping needs, LBC Express is one of the service providers you can rely on to send items easily, quickly, and safely. If you’re a regular customer, it helps to keep yourself updated on its services, rates, and other important information.