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There is a lot to consider when preparing the international shipping of a parcel to Kenya, 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. Until 1963, Kenya was under the umbrella of British leadership. The country became independent at that time but was largely dominated by a single political party with strong leadership. Surprisingly, Kenya actually has the highest GDP in the immediate region.
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. 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.
eCommerce in Kenya
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
Customs advice for shipping to Kenya
Kenya publishes a straightforward and easy to understand list of prohibited and restricted imports. This list is made available through the Kenya Revenue Authority. Prohibited items include counterfeit money, pornographic material, some types of matches, certain essential oils, narcotic drugs, specific industrial and agricultural chemicals, hazardous waste and counterfeit products. In addition to the prohibited products, Kenya places restrictions on other types of imports. These restrictions apply to shipments that include: game animal traps, unrefined precious metal or stones, various types of weapons, ammunition, bones, horns, ivory from various types of game animals, coral,natural sponges,endangered plants, genetically-modified products and artefacts.