Are you wondering where you can buy official BTS merch or how can you join the official fan club of BTS? Perhaps you already know but you don’t know how to order in Weverse Shop if you live in the Philippines. Well, here’s good news, THERE IS A WAY! Scroll down below for the guide. PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE THOROUGHLY.
But first, what is Weverse?
Weverse is an app for fans developed by BigHit (BTS’ agency). Available on both iTunes and Google Play, you can buy your favorite artists’ official merchandise or join their official fan clubs through their app, and all items you order will be shipped from South Korea to your address. Artists in their lineup are BTS, CL, Seventeen, GRFIEND, Tomorrow x Together, and more.
They have a US, South Korea, Japan, and Global pages but despite using the term “Global” they don’t ship to all countries yet which includes the Philippines that FYI has one of the highest K-Pop fans in the world, and the “Patient Zero” of Psy’s viral song Gangnam Style.
UPDATE 02/18/2021: Weverse now ships directly from South Korea to the Philippines. They use DHL and the shipping fee minimum is $26. The more items added to your cart, the shipping fee increases. But not all items in the Weverse Global Shop can be shipped to the Philippines tho. That’s why I still use a forwarder.
So how to order in Weverse if you live in the Philippines?
The answer is, get a forwarder. Yes, that’s the only way unless you know someone from the US, Japan, or South Korea and they can order your Weverse purchases for you. Personally, I like using Buy and Ship. (You can use my referral code: 4408560997) NOTE: This is not a sponsored post but if you used my referral code, you’ll get 10 credits to your BnS account, and also me.
And then back to the Weverse App, set your default address. Copy the South Korea address and username that Buy And Ship provided to you. (Make sure to always include the username or else they’ll have a hard time sorting your parcel.)
This is where it’ll get a little complicated. The Weverse app requires you to input your South Korean address in Korean characters and search the street name instead of just typing/pasting your whole shipping address. So to search for the correct street name, you have to copy Buy And Ship’s address from the start till the “400” as seen in the photo below. And then look for the address with the postal code “4572” from the dropdown (as shown in the photo below).
And then on the Second line of the address in the Weverse app, just copy and paste the remaining address after 400.
For the receiver name, use your first name but for your last name, use the BnS username instead, as instructed from your BnS account.
For the phone number, also use the one provided by BnS.
Make sure the currency in the Weverse app is on US Dollars, not Korean Won to process your order if you’re going to use PayPal. But if you’re going to use Eximbay, opt for Korean Won because the conversion rate is a little cheaper for Philippine-issued Credit/Debit Cards.
And then start shopping at Weverse! To learn how Buy And Ship will ship your package to the Philippines, please refer to their Tutorial Page here. You can also join their Facebook Group, a lot of ARMY are in there sharing tips and experience.
When Weverse Shop finally shipped your order, don’t forget to declare it to BnS for faster processing.
NOTE: Weverse only accepts payment thru Credit and Debit Card or funds in your PayPal account. While BuyAndShip only accepts Credit and Debit Card for payments. If you don’t have those, you can avail of the assistance service of Aling Noona, you can check their Instagram as well.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN THE CUSTOMER INFORMATION?
A: In that area, you can use your real/legal name and your own phone number. That’s what I always do in all my Weverse orders.
Q: HOW TO DECLARE SHIPMENT IN BUY AND SHIP?
A: Before you declare your shipment, make sure you know your order/s prices in KRW. You may use the Google Converter here. Also, Weverse Shop usually uses CJ courier to ship the orders. And then you may follow these steps:
From the email sent by your retailer, you can find all the information you needed for the declaration, such as Shipping Carrier and the Tracking Number of your goods;
Once you get the above-mentioned information, please declare your parcel immediately at “Parcel Management”;
When your package reaches our overseas warehouse, it will be checked in within 2 working days. If not, contact us.
For a Step By Step on How to Declare Your Shipments, please click here on the link.
Q: WHAT IS FORWARDER?
A: If you’re not familiar with Forwarders, they’re practically a shipping company that will give you an address of their warehouse so you can ship your orders in there from online shops that don’t ship yet to your country, and then they will ship or rather forward it to you. They will also provide you with serial numbers or usernames so they know which parcel is for who. For more information, visit Buy And Ship FAQ page here.
I shop a lot online and I’ve used forwarders like Shippingcart and MyShoppingBox but what makes Buy And Ship stand out is they have warehouses not only in the US but also in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, Australia, and more. Also, they will only charge you for PHP380/lbs and your orders will be shipped by NinjaVan. Of course, if you ordered items valued at over PHP10,000 you will need to pay customs tax.
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