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Shipping rates for sending parcels to Sri Lanka do not have to be costly and the process need not be complicated if you book an international courier, on our cross-border shipping site. All you need to do is place the order online, print your shipping labels and hand the items over to the courier making the pickup or drop them into a local store that we recommend based on your location.
Shipping packages from the US to Sri Lanka can be done so cheaply if you use a tracked mail courier service such as DHL eCommerce. DHL launched this service to keep the costs of cross-border shipping down and you can now reach destinations such as Sri Lanka for a much lower price.
DHL eCommerce is a drop off service, so once you have booked online and printed your shipping labels and customs documents you can drop your package off at your local USPS Post Office.
We also offer USPS delivery to Sri Lanka, using the Priority Mail service for a discounted price.
Express shipping to Sri Lanka
Express delivery can also be booked online using the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator. We offer USA Express International delivery which is picked up by FedEx and shipped to Sri Lanka by DHL in 2-5 days. If you want to save a little more on the cost, why not drop off at your local FedEx store?
FedEx Sri Lanka shipping services are also available, simply select International Drop Off, drop your package off at your local FedEx store and they will ship your goods within 2-5 working days.
eCommerce in Sri Lanka - shopping overseas online?
An internal problem for Sri Lanka is getting goods from Colombo elsewhere in the country, so if you book a tracked courier, all the costs, bar any customs duty owed, is paid for upfront and the recipient can follow the parcel, which makes purchasing goods online from foreign shores an attractive prospect to consumers in Sri Lanka. While the current penetration of internet is less than 30 percent, it is growing at a fast rate. Not only are people looking to send parcels that contain goods bought online, Sri Lankans live around the globe and have the need to send presents or personal goods home, which is another thriving market in terms of package delivery.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful Asian island with a strong industry in tourism and investment. The Sri Lankan population stands at approx. 20 million citizens and is organized as a democratic socialist system, with a president and parliament. In addition, the citizen base remains surprisingly affluent, well-educated and experiences a strong standard of living, making the nation a vital trade partner for not just European companies, but businesses from the world over. Sri Lanka considers itself a non-aligned country, with strong connections to the United States and its strategic location has made it a strong trading partner for centuries.
Customs advice for shipping to Sri Lanka
Import Restrictions for shipping to Sri Lanka are not always clear as to what items fall under the prohibited and restricted categories.Sri Lanka provides more information about their various customs departments than they do on differentiating what items are actually approved for importation. The standard prohibited items include chemicals, batteries, gas, ice, infectious substances, paint, poison, radioactive material and flammable items. However, it is unclear whether these are general prohibitions or whether Sri Lanka makes distinct rules regarding these items. Sri Lanka does publish a list of regulations that pertain to the importation of goods. These are probably the clearest rules pertaining to import restrictions and cover products such as: live fish, fish products, ceramic products, foreign money, passenger baggage, ozone-depleting substances, animals, animal products, food, bottled water, coconut products, plants and cosmetics.