The cheapest way to send a package to Kenya from the US
If you need a cheap delivery service to Kenya, our DHL courier services are perfect.
DHL eCommerce is a tracked mail service, so slower than an Express courier but is a very cheap delivery method using the trusted international shipping giant. DHL created the eCommerce option to help online retailers carry out cross-border shipping for less, but you can still track your package when it is sorted and delivered by the courier.
To use this low cost but reliable service, you will need to drop your package off at your local USPS Post Office. From here it will be shipped to a sorting depot before being flown out of the US on to Kenya by DHL and delivered by the Kenyan Postal service. Transit times are 11-22 days with quicker delivery to the major cities such as Nairobi and Kisumu as the transport links are a little better.
DHL Kenya and all other couriers need a local contact number to be supplied by the sender, so be sure to add this in the booking process, just in case they need to contact the recipient.
We do offer DHL Express shipping to Kenya and this is picked up from your home or work address by DHL and they transport the package direct to Kenya only using their network.
FedEx shipping to Kenya
For those customers who need a quicker transit time to Kenya, we offer FedEx services through our International Drop Off option. Drop your package at your local FedEx store and it will be transported in just 2-5 days. We have now also extended this service to provide a Pickup option, so a FedEx courier can come and pick up a package from your home or work address.
Any Customs Documents are provided by Parcel Monkey along with your shipping label, during the booking process. We collect all the relevant information from you to make the process nice and simple.
Many of those with international packages to ship also like to use USPS as they have so many Post Offices to drop into, and are trusted by Americans for global shipments so we have USPS as an available option.
Is it easy to send a parcel to Kenya?
Located on the equator, Kenya has a beautiful and mild climate with stunning landscapes, making it a mecca for tourism. This industry accounts for about two-thirds of the GDP, with a good portion of visitors coming from Britain and surrounding European nations. Agriculture remains a major part of Kenya's economy, with the country producing major crops of tea, coffee, flowers, corn, cotton, sugar cane and tropical fruits. Kenya also has strong financial and manufacturing sectors.
As an economic powerhouse in East Africa, Kenya is becoming a more likely shipping destination for eCommerce goods, with ever improving technology and reliable cross-border courier services providing delivery. Surprisingly, Kenya actually has the highest GDP in the immediate region. Kenya’s eCommerce market is set for major growth in the next few years as mobile takes a hold and shopping habits change.
All of these factors make shipping a parcel to Kenya more straightforward than a lot of places. We will supply any customs documents you need, no matter where you are shipping from when you book using our simple shipping calculator. If you are arranging cheap shipping from the US to Kenya, or you looking for a more expedited service from elsewhere around the world, we provide full tracking to delivery and allow you to add protection cover if required.
Home to a population of over 44 million, parcels can be imported from around the globe via our global shipping marketplace to major cities including Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.
eCommerce and Amazon availability in Kenya
Many sellers on Amazon ship packages to Kenya but it can be expensive to ship items there, which we hope to resolve through our discounted shipping rates. Many Kenyans look to Amazon to get goods not easily available and as a brand known for reliability and quality, Amazon sellers can utilize this to help them succeed in attracting buyers from Kenya. The same can be said of eBay, and we see many online sellers shipping to Kenya and Africa as a whole.
- eCommerce companies in Kenya have enjoyed success. Jumia is one such platform - selling fashion, electronics and beauty products. Killmall is another general eCommerce store.
- Both platforms offer users the chance to run virtual stores on marketplaces
- Unmarked buildings can cause an issue for courier delivery - be sure to provide a local contact number for the recipient so the courier can make contact and provide the tracking number of your shipment to the receiver
- Unique value proposition - no costly overheads of brick and mortar stores online means competitive prices can be found online on marketplaces like Jumia and Killmall