Shipping packages to Africa
Courier services for shipping to Africa
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Shipping packages to Africa is an easier process than you may have realized. You can book a courier to come and collect your package and track it all the way to delivery without leaving your home. Not only this, you can take care of the Customs Documents during the booking process to ensure your package is safely shipped. All you need to do to get a delivery price for your package is use our shipping calculator. Add your information about where you are sending from, sending to and a few details about your package.
China is currently the biggest trade partner with Africa, but countries from all around the world are shipping to this destination on a regular basis. When you get a courier price using the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator, you know a reliable and tracked delivery service will be provided.
The cheapest way to send a package to Africa
If you have a small budget and need to keep the cost of shipping a package to Africa down, we offer economical mail services such as DHL eCommerce. This type of service is ideal for smaller items or goods that do not require a fast delivery.
If you are sending a package to Africa that is urgent, delivery from most major destinations can be done in as little as 2-5 working days using express courier services.
Africa - Customs Advice
When shipping to Africa it is important that you are clear when completing the customs documents. Give a detailed description of the items you are shipping and a break down of each item. Always provide a local contact number of the recipient so the courier or customs can contact them if required. Share the tracking number with the recipient when you book, this way they too can monitor the delivery progress.
eCommerce shipping advice for Africa
eCommerce in Africa is still in its infancy and a number of factors holding up the growth in this extensive market.
Distrust in online commerce
Low bank card penetration
Underdeveloped transport infrastructure
Marketplaces such as Jumia are starting to see success when it comes to online retail, allowing sellers to use their marketplace to run a virtual store.
However, we hope the reliability of the courier services we offer and the tracking capability of our courier services to allow both the shipper and recipient to track their package will help you overcome these problems if you have a package to ship to Africa. Buying online is more attractive for those who live in smaller towns surrounding big cities, as it saves the hassle of sitting in traffic heading into town.
Africa is the second largest continent on the planet, made up of 54 countries and is home to 1.1 billion people, 50% of whom are under the age of 25. This means the number of packages shipped to, from and within in Africa is ever increasing.