Do You Want To Ship To India From The US?
In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the USA to India.
We are going to explain to you, how does it work, how much does it cost, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions and much more.
If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time, etc.), use our navigation below.
Shipping Price And Time From The USA To India
Prices of the shipping from the USA to India are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator.
The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.
We send the packages to India using carriers such as USPS, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 5 business days with express methods and 5 to 25 business days with cheaper, economic methods.
The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.
How Does The Shipping To India Work?
Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the USA to India. The first is you find some carrier like FedEx, contact them, schedule the pickup and they deliver the package to your delivery address. It works, but it is ridiculously expensive.
The second way is to take advantage of a package forwarding company like Planet Express. You can benefit from several advantages when using the package forwarder. The following table shows the pros and cons of traditional shipping and package forwarding (Planet Express).
|Traditional Shipping||Planet Express|
|Costs of the shipping||Very expensive||Much cheaper|
|Delivery time||Depending on the delivery method||Depending on the delivery method|
|Additional services||Very limited||Wide selection*|
|Delivery methods||Limited, depending on the carrier||Wide selection (more carriers)|
|Customer support||Very slow||Very responsive and helpful|
*Read more how you can benefit from our additional services below.
Shipping From The USA To India With Planet Express
Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to India, or you just want to send some personal items, Planet Express is here to help you with that. The shipping process can be described in 3 simple steps.
1. Getting a Free USA Address
At Planet Express we can provide you with a free US address in Gardena, California, and also with a premium sales-tax-free address in Portland, Oregon. You can use these addresses for orders from the US stores, or even for packages containing your personal items, eventually gifts from your friends that live in the US.
2. Using Your USA Address
When you have the Planet Express address, feel free to use it for receiving the orders from the US online stores. Once we receive packages addressed to you, we link them with your account and send you the notification email. Then you can take advantage of one of our additional services. Once you decide to send the package to your home address in India, proceed to step 3.
3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To India
Before we can send the package to you, you have to complete the customs declaration. It is an online form where you describe the contents of the package. It is closely tied up with customs and it allows customs officers when checking the imported package.
Once you finish the declaration, you can choose the delivery method that suits your needs. We offer quick delivery methods and even cheap, slower ones. Read more about the methods in the following section.
Duty & TAX
India has no de minimis on duty & TAX. This means that you have to pay duty & TAX from every package. If you want to find out how much customs duty you need to pay, please visit Cybex.in or ExportGenius.in page. Find a product category and you will get the rate.
Here are a few examples of different goods and their rates.
|Item category||Rate (Duty + TAX)|
|Personal computers & laptops||0 + 18%|
|Clothes||10% + 18%|
|Supplements||30% + 0%|
|Books||10% + 5%|
|Watches||10% + 18%|
Updated on 21/04/2020.
Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.
Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To India
There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to India? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:
The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to India:
|Animals and plants that fall under|
|Jewelry that has precious metals or stones||Pig fat, fat of bovine animals, sheep or goat|
|Baby gender testing kits||Maps depicting incorrect Indian boundaries||Rice|
|Electronic cigarettes||Natural abrasives||Used electronics that require a No Objection Certificate|
|Guns, ammunition, toy guns|
and replica guns
|Night vision goggles||Wild animal meat|
|Items made in Iran||Passports||Download the full list here|
Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services
Calculate the Postage Price in Advance
You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.
Save Up To 80% With Consolidation
f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation service. You can save up to 80%.
Why Choose Planet Express?
✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.
✅ We provide excellent English customer support.
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Shipping From The USA To India FAQ
The price of the shipping from the USA to India varies depending on the delivery method you choose, the dimensions and the weight of the package. Cheaper methods costs between $10 to $30. The more expensive ones are usually above $50 for a smaller package.
Find out more about the price of shipping from the USA to India.
The process of the shipping packages from the USA to India can be described in 3 simple steps:
#1 STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
#2 STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
#3 STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to India.
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One of the cheapest ways on how to send a package from the USA to India is using a package forwarding company like Planet Express. Thanks to a large volume of packages sent from our warehouse, we are able to provide discounted rates for USPS, FedEx, DHL, and also Planet Mail delivery methods.
For example, prices for Planet Mail Express starts at around $10.
Yes, you can ship the iPhone to Russia and it will work. But, there are some things to keep in mind when importing an iPhone from the USA to India:
• There are different electrical plugs in the US (110 V) and India (230 V). This means you will have to buy a different charging adapter.
• The mobile standards for the USA and India are different. However, the iPhone can do both mobile standards so the iPhone for the US market will work in India too.
• When buying an iPhone in the USA, make sure you buy an unlocked version. If you buy an iPhone locked to a carrier like AT&T, you won’t be able to use your Indian sim card.
Yes, of course. Just remember that India has no de minimis threshold so you will have to pay TAX. Read more info.
Yes, USPS delivers to India. They offer several methods including USPS Priority and USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.
Absolutely, DHL delivers to India. We provide our customers with discounted rates. The DHL Worldwide Express takes around 5 business days to deliver from the USA to India.
Yes, FedEx delivers to India. People especially like FedEx Economy and FedEx Priority delivery methods.
Planet Express offers discounted rates for these methods for its customers.
Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To India
Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can find tutorials on how to order from the most popular USA stores.
We deliver to all parts of India – from New Delhi to Bengaluru, from Ahmadabad to Kolkata, Jaipur, Chennai, and other cities and villages. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.
Our fulfillment center services are used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]