Everything you need to know about shopping & shipping from Amazon USA to Kenya. A definitive guide on why you should shop on Amazon.
The other day I was having a meeting with a friend at a local joint in Westlands, not too far from Kentex Cargo offices. It was a late Friday afternoon.
There were 4 guys at a table behind us catching some drinks and having a good time. One guy had quite an amazing jacket others could not ignore to notice. I heard one person ask... where did you get such a nice jacket?
The guy responded... I got this from Amazon, with Kentex Cargo. I smiled and continued with my meeting, and stopped being nosey 😁
Being there for you when you need to shop & ship from Amazon USA to Kenya is something we take have done well for the last 8 years.
Amazon has become a global leader in the retail business - this is a widely known fact. However, Amazon is yet to penetrate most countries, especially third-world countries like Kenya.
You have two options when shopping & shipping from Amazon to Kenya.
With assisted purchase option, we do the shopping on your behalf. This option is especially helpful when you do not have a credit or debit card linked to your Amazon account.
If you are able to do your own purchases on Amazon or any other USA store without needing our assistance, you can use the shipping-only option.
All that you require is our shipping address as shown below.
RECEIVER'S NAME + WAREHOUSE CODE
2120 HUTTON DRIVE, SUITE 300
CARROLLTON, TX 75006
Amazon does not have a physical presence in Kenya but you can now shop and ship anything you want from Amazon or any store in the USA and get it delivered to your door in Kenya.
We offer two services in both air shipping and sea shipping:
Thousands of Kenyans shop online from major online stores like Amazon.com, use KenTex Cargo address when checking out and we'd deliver your merchandise to your doors.
Back in 2019, Amazon & equity bank signed a deal that allowed equity bank cards acceptable on the Amazon.com website.
This is good news considering that over 70% of Kenyans use equity bank. We deliver in as little as 2 weeks for air freight and 10 weeks for bulky/heavy sea shipping cargo.
You can use the following address when checking out from Amazon or any store in the USA.
Unlike marketplaces like eBay, Amazon has an obsession with product quality & authenticity, delivery speed, and exceptional customer service.
Merchants selling on Amazon.com are vetted, product authenticity and manufacturing standards verified and vendor customer service and delivery speed are strictly enforced.
With Amazon Prime, vendors are required to send their merchandise to Amazon local warehouses where Amazon logistics take care of super-fast delivery.
Amazon distributes vendor's goods to the closest warehouse where they can be delivered to the buyer, sometimes within a few hours.
Chargeable weight is determined by whichever is larger between actual weight and volumetric weight at $15/kg. This is a standard practice worldwide in all air cargo.
An Example of Volumetric Charge:
In the scenario below the chargeable weight for this box is 9.9kg although the actual weight is 5kg. The total cost of shipping this box would be 9.9kg x $15 = $148.50
An Example of Actual Weight Charge:
In situations where the actual weight is larger than the volumetric weight (commonest), your packages will be charged based on the actual weight.
Assuming the box above the actual weight is 12kg, the actual weight is higher than the volume weight. In this case, your total shipping cost would be 12kg x $15 = $180
Yes, it does.
If you are a regular Amazon shopper, you should consider subscribing to Amazon Prime membership. It will cost you $12.99/month and Amazon business prime will cost you $69/year.
If you do not shop several times a month on Amazon, you might think twice about those monthly payments.
It takes 7-10 business days to deliver your shipment. This is from the date we receive your packages in our US warehouse to their arrival in Nairobi.
Please note that non-Amazon Prime items purchased on Amazon always take longer to be delivered. It can take even up to a month to be delivered.
Avoid such items, even though they seem cheaper.
Amazon does not ship to Kenya but third-party carriers do. For example, Amazon can ship to Kenya using third-party services like DHL or UPS.
They are much more expensive compared to Kentex Cargo shipping and their rates do not include customs clearance. You will need to pay extra for customs clearance at the port of entry.
You shouldn't use their DHL/UPS method unless you are willing to pay up to 90% more than how much Kentex Cargo charges per kilo.
Mainstream carriers like DHL have their own cargo aircraft and they can deliver within 5 business days. We can deliver within 7 business days at a 90% cheaper cost compared to DHL, UPS, and FedEx and our charges are inclusive of customs.