Are you looking for a way to shop on Amazon and have your purchases shipped to Kenya? If so, you’re in luck! In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that. We’ll also provide some tips on shipping and customs clearance. Let’s get started!
So today, I will show you the cheapest way to ship from Amazon to Kenya.
I have ordered several items on Amazon, including this MacBook Pro, to write this post. Last week, a friend of mine ordered a good Camera from Amazon, and it took less than two weeks to have the product delivered to our office.
Thanks to the internet, the world is now a Global Village; you can live anywhere, shop, and sleep anywhere.
Why Shop on Amazon while in Kenya?
Something to know about Amazon.com
Amazon – The leading online store in the World. Amazon is the Super-power of online stores in the World. Daily there are millions of goods sold from that store alone.
Amazon is a multinational e-commerce company, highly regarded in the United States, and was one of the first companies that started selling products on the internet. Forget Alibaba and Jack Ma; Amazon was there first.
In addition to Amazon itself, many other stores and vendors sell through Amazon’s online store. These stores and sellers are well recognized on the site as Amazon sellers.
The sellers sell new products or are used by the Amazon site. They undergo a rigorous inspection and can not just have the products in stock; they will have to ship everything to Amazon’s warehouse and sign a warranty agreement. Only then will they be able to sell on the Amazon site.
In Summary: Amazon guarantees your security, so you do not have any headaches since you do not have to stay online, checking the seller’s reputation.
So why buy on Amazon in Kenya?
Probably, you are looking to shop and ship goods from Amazon to Kenya for items that are not available locally in Kenya.
Maybe it’s because the things here in Kenya are expensive, and on Amazon, you’ve seen a cheap product, and shipping is free on that product.
Another good reason to shop on Amazon is about the quality of the products; I am not saying the products here in Kenya are not good, but you know, American products.
Why not shop on Amazon from Kenya
- If you need the product urgently, why not walk to a local store and buy it there. Just visit Gikomba and Muthurwa, and they will sort you.
- Amazon might not be the best option if you want to buy foodstuff.
- If you are scared of losing your money, Amazon is not for you. It is not risky, but you don’t want to die of a heart attack since it will take some time to see your product.
Otherwise, read on if you are okay with importing Amazon products to Kenya.
Shipping from Amazon to Kenya
Now let’s get to know how shipping from Amazon to Kenya works. We will take a practical approach here, and I will show you the steps you need to make.
Now, go to Amazon.com, and browse through the website to get the feel and familiar with the platform. Don’t be deceived by the simplicity of the homepage; that website is enormous. It has millions of products.
Search for what you need and don’t buy anything yet.
Buying on Amazon in Kenya and Shipping
Amazon has a program known as Amazon Global, which makes international shipping to countries like Kenya easier.
The Amazon Global Program offers customers a unique service: duty and tax estimation during checkout and customs clearance on your behalf for eligible countries.
When products are shipped to Kenya using eligible ship options included in the Amazon Global Program, an Import Deposit Fee will be estimated and collected for the shipment.
With your authorization, such funds will be used by the carrier or another agent to pay the Import Fees on your behalf (or the recipient’s behalf) to the destination country’s appropriate authorities.
Related: How to Shop on AliExpress While in Kenya
How to Ship from Amazon to Kenya
To buy from Amazon, follow these steps to order any product you want on Amazon. Please note: Amazon auto-detects your location. If you are using a VPN, disable it.
Step One: Visit Amazon.com
Type amazon.com to view the online platform on your computer or mobile phone.
Step Two: Locate the department you are interested in.
Amazon will show you items shipped to Kenya; you can browse through the different departments on Amazon. Just select the department you are interested in and click enter.
Step Three: Navigate more in-depth into the department
In my case, I chose the Computers Department. You can then go more in-depth and shop by the store on your left. Let’s go into the Laptop store and see what they have there.
Step Four: Check out the different stores
This is the part I like; as you can see in the image, I can buy directly from Google, Microsoft, or even Apple. The fees are not that expensive compared to if I would have purchased the items here in Kenya.
Step Five: Choose your product
Select the product you want to buy and make sure you see the ship to Kenya button is activated on the product’s right. This is where the AmazonGlobal program comes into effect.
Step Six: Add to cart and proceed to checkout.
Add to Cart, and you can continue shopping on the platform or check out directly. You will be required to log in if you are a returning customer or create a straightforward account.
Step Seven: Confirm everything is OK.
Confirm shipping, make payment using a credit card, and wait for the product to arrive. The site will inform you of when to expect your product, and you also have an opportunity to track your product.
Amazon will calculate the import fees and add them to the total to avoid paying import duty and shipping and handling your product.
They will ship in about a week using DHL, which I found was safe and easy to track.
You can also use some of the best shipping companies in Kenya to have them deliver your goods from Amazon.
It is easier to shop anywhere while in Kenya; you can choose to pay with a credit card or use a Payoneer card and get your products delivered to Kenya.