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What made it popular is that compared to sending separate boxes, a balikbayan box is more economic. If the items were sent individually or in smaller boxes through postal services, the cost could be significant. The tradeoff is a long transit time by container ships, typically taking several weeks, and the lack of a solid delivery date. But these things doesn't really bother them. The only thing that OFWs could not send are flowers.
Flowers, other than any kinds of gifts, are preferred when one wants to express one's feeling and emotion through their actions. OFWs in the past could only give flowers to their loved ones if they would send money for someone to buy them a flower in the Philippines. In today's trends, OFWs wanting to send some flower gifts philippines [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/products.aspx?typeid=5] would only have to use the internet to buy their own flowers.
The internet is one of the most powerful piece of technology in the world. Online shops have been set up to provide people an easier and more convenient way to shop. Several business establishments in the Philippines have set up their own online shopping sites to provide Filipinos the same advantage that other countries have. These advantages would also be beneficial for OFWs. Online shops such as Express Regalo and myAyala.com provide OFWs a means to send gifts philippines [http://www.flowersexpress.com.ph/products.aspx?typeid=5] easily, conveniently and quicker than that of Balikbayan boxes.
One popular feature that made online shops an effective way to send gifts is because of its speed. Unlike sending packages, which would usually take 3 weeks to 1 month, gifts from online shops based in the Philippines would only take 3-5 days, depending if the gift would include food items. Another advantage is that online shops allowed a way for OFWs to send flowers to their loved ones through online flower shops. Here, a customer would only have to choose from a wide collection of flowers and supply the recipient's address information.