How to get a US shipping address and agency in Kenya

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Posted by on Friday October 25, 2013 at 17:17:29:

I'm writing this article in response to several emails I've received requesting for clarifications for shipping items to Kenya from the USA and how to go about getting a US shipping address.

If you are in Kenya but would love to shop at American websites like Amazon and eBay and still get the item(s) shipped to you in Kenya, without restrictions, then one thing you should do is getting a US shipping agency. You probably don't need a US agency if you have a friend over there who can receive the goods and then re-ship it to you in Kenya using a courier service.

Perhaps, there are actually some products and items that Amazon could ship to Kenya such as books, DVDs and even Kindle tablets, most other items are not shipped outside the USA.

The US shipping agency will be able to give you a USA based shipping address which you will use when shopping for things on Amazon and also ship it to you in Kenya after they've finally received it.

The truths is that sites like Amazon doesn't stop Kenyans from buying stuff but they do place some shipping restrictions and for most of the good stuff, they only ship to US based locations. However with a US shipping agency, you be able to buy whatever you want and pay with your Kenyan credit/debit card.

Getting a US shipping address comes when you sign up for a membership plan with the US shipping agency who warehouses the goods for you when they receive it and then ship it to you in Kenya.

The type of account you'd get when you sign up acts as a mail forwarding account and so what they basically offer you is to help you receive your packages and then re-ships it to you in Kenya.

You'd need to pay first for the account depending on your membership plan e.g. one time use or yearly account. The pay as you use account costs about $10 while the yearly plan cost about $65 per year.

Apart from the membership account fee, you would also be responsible for paying for the courier cost for shipping from America to Kenya.

The cost of shipping a 1kg of package like a laptop to Kenya costs about $60 but it could cost less if you are on the 1 year premium account. You can always estimate your total costs before buying anything from Amazon and shipping with DHL to Kenya.

How it works in summary
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- Get a Visa or Mastercard from your bank
- Register and pay for a US mail forwarding service
- Get your US address from the mail forwarding service
- Go to Amazon and add your US shipping address and Card details with your Kenyan billing address if it is a local card.
- Buy the stuff and ship to your US address
- Track the item and get notified when it has been received
- Item will be shipped to Kenya from that US address on your request
- Your card will be charged for the shipping cost
- A tracking number will be sent to you and you can track it until it arrives Kenya


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Comments:
    Re: How to get a US shipping address and agency in Kenya Reply by George on Saturday June 7, 2014 at 21:51:17:

    Thank you very much for the information you have provide. I have a nakumatt global debit mastercard. Can I use it to buy from Amazon?
    Is it possible to transter money from my paypal to Nakumatt global card, then use that fund to make payment in amazon?
    I understand Amazon does not accept paypal or e-wallet payments.



    Re: How to get a US shipping address and agency in Kenya Reply by George on Saturday June 7, 2014 at 21:51:17:

    Thank you very much for the information you have provide. I have a nakumatt global debit mastercard. Can I use it to buy from Amazon?
    Is it possible to transter money from my paypal to Nakumatt global card, then use that fund to make payment in amazon?
    I understand Amazon does not accept paypal or e-wallet payments.



    Re: How to get a US shipping address and agency in Kenya Reply by Felix Okoli on Saturday June 7, 2014 at 21:51:17:

    Yes you can use the card on Amazon. As for withdrawing funds from Paypal to the card, I know that you can only withdraw to a US bank account or card. You cane make use of a Payoneer mastercard for that.