Most Shipped Products From USA to Kenya

Most Shipped Products From the USA to Kenya & The Reason Why. Item #3 Will Surprise You!

We get this question all the time, especially from our customers who want to stock their businesses with fast moving goods from the USA to Kenya.

What are the hottest products people ship from the USA to Kenya?

I thought it is a good idea to compile a list of the commonest shipped goods from the USA to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Ruanda & Tanzania

Would you guess which products are shipped the most from the USA to Kenya?

Before I get on to the list, let me start by mentioning the reason why people trust American brands. Some of these reasons are not unique.

Reason Why a Lot of People Ship These Goods From USA

A. Avoiding Fake Products

It is no secret that we are sick and tired of counterfeit goods from China, all over Africa. Almost everyone in Kenya has bought something fake, knowingly or unknowingly.

Have you ever bought a fake product knowingly?

Most people buy fake products with an intent to save money – getting a deal and ignoring the fact that they could be buying knock-off products.

What makes you think a brand new Nike sneaker being sold for KSH 800 is an original while Nike.com sells the same shoe for $80 (KSH 8,000)?

Having said that, our list of the most shipped products from the USA to Kenya seems to avoid the risk of buying fake products in the streets.

Let me ask ladies a question

If you wear makeup like LAGirl, Black Opal, MAC, etc, this is for you…

So, you see LA Girl cosmetics being sold on Facebook for 650 shillings and you think you have found a deal?

Have you ever thought about checking out how much LA girl website sells their products for?  That would make you know if you are getting a Makeup or  Fakeup!

If LA girl, for example, the manufacturer of these cosmetics sells them for $10, the equivalent of KSH 1,200, what makes you think that buying them at half price is a deal? Could you be buying a cancer-causing fakeup from China?

I just took the image below from facebook 👇

LA Girl

Let us go to LA girl website and find out how much do they sell their original products. Here, we are at the source, not some tiny store somewhere in the streets of Nairobi.

LA Girl website is LAGirlUSA.com

If the manufacturer is selling the same product you’re buying for KSH 650 ($6.25) at $10, how lucky do you think you are?

If the person selling you the Fakeup at KSH 650 is making a profit, how much do you think they bought it for, from whichever source?  You can tell, they did not get it from LA Girl manufacturer. The rest is up to you!

Do you see why most people BUY FAKE products knowingly, else, ignorant? 🤦‍♂️

LA Girl Cosmetics in Kenya

B. USA Goods Are of Better Quality

A True Story

A few years ago, somewhere along Muindi Bingu street in Nairobi, I needed to get a shirt for an upcoming event I had. I always prefer buying crease-free shirts and Ralph Lauren brand is one of the leaders in wrinkle-free shirts. These shirts do not require ironing.

I entered into one shops there to get a Ralph Lauren shirt which cost me KSH 10,500. Given the location of the store I bought it from and the cost, I was confident I bought an authentic shirt. Everything checked out.

I took the shirt with me and I was shining like a new dime during the event. The shirt was perfect for the event I had but I needed to get it laundered.

Remember this was a crease-free shirt, water an machine washable. I chose the latter option and machine washed the shirt per manufacturer instructions. It wasn’t the first time to wear a Ralph Lauren shirt either

When I got the shirt out of the dryer, the shirt that was fitting me was less than half my size and had creases I have never seen before.

Needless to say more, I only wore a KSH 10,500 shirt once. This time, the location of the store and the price fooled me to believe I was getting an authentic shirt.

Whether we are talking about the quality of the shirt or of it was Fake, I regretted my painful purchase.

C. Products Are Cheaper in USA Than You Think

I just talked about buying a Ralph Lauren shirt in Nairobi for KSH 10,500. If you go to RalphLauren.com website, wrinkle-free shirts are not that expensive.

The price I paid for a fake shirt would have gotten me 3 shirts from RalphLauren.com and have enough to ship from the USA to Kenya and still be left with some money.

It was a rip-Off, any way you look at it!

Ralph Lauren Shirt

 

Do you think you have ever bought a fake product?

Here is the point, for you to buy an authentic item with no doubts of buying knock0off or counterfeit, Buy straight from the source. Example, Bathandbodyworks.com Ralphlauren.com Nike.com – etc

Most Shopped & Shipped Products From USA to Kenya

1. Cosmetics & Makeup!

The moment a woman learns that she can get her cosmetics from the source, she can only buy more. I just shared a perfect example of questionable fakeup being sold on Facebook.

I bet any lady reading this will from here henceforth buy original cosmetics straight from the source.

A True Story

I am sure this is going to make you think otherwise about cosmetics sold in Kenya.

Have you ever seen a store that calls itself BATH & BODYWORKS?

If so, does it make you believe you are buying from Bath & Bodyworks authentic store?

Bath & Body Works have no franchises or distributors anywhere in the world. You either buy straight from them or risk buying fake products. Bath and Body Works is owned by Victoria Secrets.

Here is the proof!👇

Bath and Body Works Kenya

You can read their statement here.

Now, I do not mean that the said store sells fake Bath and Body Works. But something is fake about the store. The name, I guess and what it makes you believe.

There are hundreds of honest businesswomen and men shopping cosmetics straight from the source and reselling in Kenya for a profit.

They have created a tribe of loyal customers because they always deliver the original/authentic product. We are happy to have been part of their journey in creating their own brand that sells authentic products like Bath and Body Works.

2. Unlocked Phones

Everyone wants to have a good phone with long battery life and still get a great deal.

A True Story

Almost every year, brands like Apple & Samsung releases a new version of their phones. This has been the case since the invention of smartphones by Steve Jobs in June 2007.

Americans are spenders, no wonder American brands like Apple are worth more than all East African countries Combined because they feed big spenders.

See details after these images 👇

USA Brand Value

Kenya GDP

Most Americans use a phone for only one year and trade it in for the latest model. That means every year, there are millions and millions of secondhand phones that get in the unlocked phones market.

The best source of unlocked phones is a website called Swappa, not eBay or Amazon. Why Swappa? They verify IMEI number to make sure the phone is authentic, it is unlocked and has not been reported lost or stolen.

On the other side, eBay is the king of fake phones, lost and stolen. If you must buy a phone from eBay, treat with caution.

3. DJ Equipment & Sound Systems

This never ceases to amaze me.

How many DJs do we have in Kenya? It seems like DJ equipment and home sound systems have a huge demand, especially Numark & Pioneer DJ equipment.

You know a set also comes with a powerful MacBook – Right?

Pioneer DJ Equipment

 

I once talked to one of the DJs in Kenya and he told me that he has a DJ training program where he trains DJs, equips them and help them to get placements.

He has helped hundreds of them. You should get to know DJ Sam Omol and his talent.

4. Baby Clothes & Toys

This makes a lot of sense. The cost of baby clothes from China in Kenya is prohibitive. Kids clothes and shoes are fast moving items because they outgrow them a few months after you buy them.

We see a lot of parents opting to buy baby clothes in sets from the USA, not sure how much they cost locally. A good set of premium brand baby clothes like the one below costs around $25 – $35 in the USA

baby clothes set

5. Electronics

This is not a surprise. Electronics like laptops, cameras, and tablets are some of the most sought after items in the USA.

Interestingly, we see more cameras than we see laptops and iPads. Of course, the cost of a good camera in Kenya is prohibitive.

In the USA, cameras, just like phones are released in a serial version with every new version coming with newer, better and superior features.

Nikon Cameras

What Would You Like to Ship From USA?

Of course, these are only 5 categories. We have seen a lot of weird things too, being shipped. What would you like to ship from the USA to Kenya?

We can help.

Tell us what you would like to ship from the USA by filling the form below.

Thank you for reading. Next, I will reveal to you the most faked brands you could be used without knowing.

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50 Comments

  1. Chris May 22, 2019 at 3:56 am - Reply

    I used Kentex cargo to ship components I used o build my PC Never been happier! I’m shocked that electronics are ranked no. 5

    • admin May 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      People want to get beautiful – more than anything else, Chris. That’s the truth

  2. Boniface Muia May 27, 2019 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Hi

    Wish you can share sites that one can kids fashion clothing in USA

  3. Boniface Muia May 27, 2019 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Hi

    Wish you can share sites that one can shop kids fashion clothing in USA

  4. Peter June 5, 2019 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Do you also ship from Kenya to USA?

    • admin June 7, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately, we do not

  5. Patience June 12, 2019 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Great insight here. I’m looking to buy a dell xps 13 9370 from the US but not brand new. Any leads?

  6. Angeline Mwikali June 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Would love to purchase kids toys varieties in bulk but dont have sites. Can you please share the sites if possible for baby toys from age 0-12yrs.

  7. lamonike October 7, 2019 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Ill be shipping a camera by date 20

    • admin October 7, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

      We’ll be more than happy to serve you, Lameck

  8. Pauline October 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    any website where i can buy kitchen gadgets like blenders pls

    • admin October 14, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Amazon.com is probably the best source, for just about anything

    • Anne October 16, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

      US power rating is lower than Kenya, so be careful when buying appliances to look for European models

      • admin October 16, 2019 at 10:42 am - Reply

        Go by Sony & LG appliances. They have a 110-240V rating.

        • maureen October 17, 2019 at 5:33 am - Reply

          Great article. Waiting for the black friday one…

          • admin October 17, 2019 at 9:40 am

            Working on it, Maureen

          • Mumbi October 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm

            Amazing information. Never happier for your excellent customer service.

          • admin October 18, 2019 at 6:29 am

            Thank you, Mumbi. Kindly give us a detailed 5 star review on google

  9. Everlyn October 16, 2019 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Great I’m looking for playing material for kids e.g bouncing castle,horse riding and the links any lead

    • admin October 16, 2019 at 10:43 am - Reply

      These are better shipped by the ocean. Kindly contact us

      • David October 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm - Reply

        Hi admin, so you can ship via sea…i made a call yesterday and was told you ship via air alone.

        • admin October 17, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

          We are about to resume ocean freight. We will communicate accordingly

  10. Katana October 16, 2019 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Been using Kentex for more than 3 years now neber been dissapointed. I buy phones mostly because for some reasons they get stolen or I gift them to my loved ones. A Kshs 15,000 Tecno phone in Kenya has a lame Mediatek processor while the same amount on Amazon or Ebay you cap yourself with an iPhone 6S or a Galaxy S7. Its simple mathematics Kenyans just go with billboards and not quality.

    • admin October 16, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thank you

  11. JACKSON KIMEMIA October 16, 2019 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I USED KENTEX ONCE AND I WAS FULLY SATISFIED BY THE QUALITY. RECENTLY I TRIED MY SECOND ITEM, BUT THE COST OF USA SHIPPING WAS 67% OF THE PRICE OF THE ITEM AND THIS PUT ME OFF

    • admin October 16, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Cost of shipping and cost of the item has no correlation 🙂

      Example: A workout weigh (dumbell set) weighing 50KG cost about $189 per pair but the cost of shipping such weight would be high. The latest MacBook cost around $3500. It weighs less than 2kg. Point is, weight and cost are not correlated

      • JACKSON KIMEMIA October 16, 2019 at 11:53 am - Reply

        did i say there was any correlation??
        i meant the charges to your usa address were too high.
        item cost $67
        cost to your address $45.19
        thats excluding air shipping to kenya (which is good, no complaint there)

        • admin October 17, 2019 at 9:44 am - Reply

          Wah, that is too expensive in local shipping within the US. It is wise to sometimes let us process your orders. At times, we are able to negotiate with the sellers and local couriers. SOMETIMES

  12. Peter October 16, 2019 at 10:35 am - Reply

    How can i get the Pioneer DJ system and how much does it cost? Any help would be appreciated.

    • admin October 16, 2019 at 10:38 am - Reply

      The commonest site we see people buying them from is guitar.com and ebay.com. Find one and email us the link to [email protected]

  13. Joanne October 16, 2019 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Kentex is just awesome.
    I order and sit back untill they contact me to let me know my items have arrived. They also deliver to wherever you are. Stress free, reliable, high level of integrity, prompt responses….
    I am happy in summary. Keep up the good work.

    • admin October 17, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

      Thank you, Joanne, for the compliment. Awesome

  14. Hillary Kirui October 16, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    Now that Amazon has taken over the Dubai based SOUQ online store, can one now place order on the goods listed there.

    Hillary

    • admin October 17, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Yes we can

  15. Steve October 17, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Hi Kentex:

    Very interesting insights from the CEO and team. I am your client and very happy with the shipments you have always done for me. I have recently been contemplating changing the shipping company because in your list of things that cannot be shipped are toys and this has limited what I want to get my son. Then in your list I was surprised to see that toys are indeed high ranking in your shipments. Can you clarify this Please?

    • admin October 17, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Steve, you can ship toys, even S**x toys. It is those that have lead (you do not want your child to be exposed to a heavy metal poison) that cannot be shipped

  16. macdonald October 17, 2019 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    on the items not to be shipped there are deodorants and sprays iam really intreasted with those products any way forward!

    • admin October 18, 2019 at 6:30 am - Reply

      Deodorants can ship. It is perfumes, compressed and flammable gasses (like perfumes) that cannot ship

  17. Roberto Gerosa October 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Hi, we have a made in Kenya lighting appliances manufacturing brand based in kilifi.

    We want to expand our market and export to USA and Europe and were wondering why no one of the big importing company like yours is offering an export service.

    You’ll have tons of customers and improve totally the life of many entrepreneurs, just my two cents out of curiosity.

  18. Winnie October 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Wish you could share sites where one can get quality ladies dresses in wholesale.

  19. Paul October 21, 2019 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I would like to ship a replacement battery and charger for my laptop. I understand that IATA regulations prohibited shipping of lithium ion batteries on their own via passenger But, in my case, the parcel would be a lithium ion battery packed separately with equipment, which is classified under regulation UN3481 PI 967 under IATA rules, and it would be permitted on both passenger and cargo aircraft. The details on that can be found on the latest IATA battery shipping guidelines here >>
    https://bit.ly/2LdzbcA
    So, If I want to ship a replacement battery with a charger for my laptop, would Kentex Cargo be able to fulfill such a parcel?

    • admin November 10, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      UN3481 can ship nut UN3480 cannot. Just try not to get too deep into interpreting DGR. Just make sure if it is a battery, it is inside a piece of equipment, and it is not lithium metal. The rest are easy

  20. Lilian October 24, 2019 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I want to start selling makeup can I order in bulk?

    • admin November 10, 2019 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Sure you can. We have a lot of people selling such and we are their sole logistics solution from USA

  21. Wilfred gai November 3, 2019 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    can you ship forever multi maca tablets and Alphatesto boost

    • admin November 8, 2019 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Yes we can

  22. Wilfred gai November 3, 2019 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Comment…can you ship forever multi maca and Alphatesto boost

    • admin November 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      yes

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