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How to Ship Goods from America to Kenya: Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Ship Goods from America to Kenya: Step-by-Step Instructions

You can find almost anything on the internet these days. It’s also possible to buy things directly from manufacturers, wholesalers, or even small niche shops on sites like Etsy or Ebay. However, if you want to buy something a little more unusual – such as handcrafted wooden bowls from Kenya – it may be difficult to locate reputable sellers. In this blog post, we’ll look at how you can ship goods from America to Kenya. This is especially useful if you have family members there who are interested in buying things from home directly rather than having them sent as gifts after being personally hand-delivered by you. If that sounds like you, keep reading for all the details on how to ship goods from America to Kenya with ease.

Step 1: Find a Reputable Shipper

There are hundreds of different freight companies out there, and you probably don’t have time to do a detailed comparison of each one of them. Instead, go with a company that has a good reputation. That way, you can be confident that everything is going to go smoothly. This will also save you plenty of time, since you won’t have to spend your evenings searching for a decent shipping company. You can just focus on finding something interesting to buy from Kenya! The best way to find a reputable shipping company is to look on sites like Yelp or ask around on forums like Reddit or My life in Kenya. You can also try asking family or friends who have previously shipped stuff to Kenya for advice.

Step 2: Find Out If You Need to Customs Clearance

If you are shipping any gifts to Kenya, you’ll probably need to customs clear them first. This means that you’ll need to fill out a customs declaration and make sure you don’t include anything that would be prohibited in the country. If you are shipping any gifts to Kenya, you’ll probably need to customs clear them first. This means that you’ll need to fill out a customs declaration and make sure you don’t include anything that would be prohibited in the country. You will probably need to employ the services of a customs broker to do this for you. You can find customs brokers in your area by doing a quick internet search.

Step 3: Find Out How Much Your Shipment Will Cost

Shipping costs are always a bit of a gamble. That said, you can reduce the risk by choosing the most cost-effective shipping method. If you want to ship goods from America to Kenya, you’ll have a couple of options. The cheapest method is to use a postal service like FedEx or UPS, which will take around two weeks. If you want a faster method, you can opt to use a freight forwarding company like DHL, which will take just a few days. Note that the price of this shipping method will be significantly higher, though. If you are shipping gifts to Kenya, you’ll probably have to pay extra customs clearance fees. You should also factor in the price of packing materials and any insurance you want to purchase.

Step 4: Packing Instructions

When it comes to packing your goods, there is one golden rule: be as thorough as possible. You do not want your goods arriving in Kenya with any damage whatsoever. If you are shipping anything fragile, wrap the item really carefully in bubble wrap, newspaper, or packing peanuts. Be sure to follow the guidelines for wrapping items carefully if you want to ship goods in a box. Other items that you should be careful with include electronics, jewellery, and any items that contain liquid (such as perfumes or cosmetics). If you are shipping any gifts to Kenya, you’ll need to find out what people can and cannot import into the country. And be especially careful not to forget things like your phone charger or computer mouse when packing.

Step 5: When your shipment arrives in Kenya

When your shipment arrives in Kenya, customs officials will examine it. If everything is in order, they will simply release your shipment. If your shipment is impounded, you’ll have to go to the customs office to declare the items being shipped. You’ll need to have the commercial invoice and packing list with you to help you identify your goods. Once you get your goods released, you can start looking for the best way to send your shipment to your loved ones. You can either ask them for the address or hire a delivery service like DHL or FedEx to deliver it for you.

Bottom Line

Shipping goods from America to Kenya can be a great way to give gifts to family members that they’d otherwise have to wait a long time to receive as a hand-delivered gift. When you are shipping goods, be sure to factor in plenty of time for the shipment to make it to its destination. And take care to ensure that your goods are properly packed to ensure that nothing is damaged in transit. If you are looking for a great place to buy items from, you can try Etsy or eBay. You can also check out sites like AliExpress and Amazon if you want to buy direct from the manufacturer. No matter what items you buy, you can use the tips in this article to ship them to Kenya quickly and easily.


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