Filipinos love to send Christmas boxes of goodies and gifts to their loved ones in the Philippines. And for the past two months, in their new warehouse and office in the Maples, Gary and Aida Montiero, with the help of their assistants, were working overtime to make sure that these boxes would be received on time for Christmas.
“We want our customers to be comfortable with us. And we promise that their Christmas goodies and gifts will be received by their loved ones in the Philippines before Christmas,” says, Aida Montiero, the manager.
UMAC -Winnipeg has been providing services of door to door boxes to the Philippines. And with the growing number of Filipino immigrants in Manitoba, UMAC-Winnipeg has all available spaces for more boxes. Their clientele increases from the City of Winnipeg, Steinbach, Neepawa, Brandon and the cities in the Western Ontario.
“We send 45 ft. container every two weeks and these boxes are shipped straight to the Philippines,” says Aida Montiero.
Since the business of door-to-door was introduced in the middle of the 1980’s, some operators had come and gone. Competition is very stiff. And the only way to maintain its operation is to serve the clients with good service. Some promos are being offered and for UMAC-Winnipeg, Gary and Aida Montiero offer free pick-up, free strapping and free replacement box on a regular box only. And if you drop off your box in the warehouse, you receive $10 off.
“It is a real hardwork but it is rewarding because we are giving our kababayans a good service, and especially we want that their loved ones will be happy when they received the holiday goodies and gifts for their Christmas in the Philippines. Our service is all year round. We have bigger warehouse spaces and we guarantee that the shipment of boxes is shipped straight to the Philippines, Gary Montiero, owner, says.
And UMAC-Winnipeg has a vital role in the delivery of relief goods in the Philippines. For the past many disasters in the Philippines, like Ondoy, UMAC-Winnipeg helped shipped those relief boxes to the Philippines.
As Aida Montiero says: “Helping the needy is our primary concern. Whenever or wherevent the needs are felt and wanted, UMAC can help. And this is also our volunteer service to our kababayans.”