Do You Want To Ship To Saudi Arabia From The US?
In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the USA to the SA.
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.
How Does The Shipping To Saudi Arabia Work?
Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Saudi Arabia. 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 below how you can benefit from our additional services.
Shipping From The USA To Saudi Arabia With Planet Express
Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia, proceed to step 3.
3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Saudi Arabia
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.
Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Saudi Arabia
Prices for the shipping from the US to the SA 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. Here are examples of the shipping prices of different packages from the US to Riyadh:
|Delivery method||1 lb, 10×7×4 inches||10 lbs, 15×10×8 inches||20 lbs, 20×13×10 inches|
|DHL Express Worldwide||$52.73||$95.88||$150.91|
Note: The prices have been calculated on the 16th of April, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Planet Mail and USPS methods are not available.
We send the packages to Saudi Arabia using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 3–4 days with express methods and 5 to 10 days with cheaper, economy methods.
Tip: Our customers from Saudi Arabia especially love the Aramex Economy delivery, FedEx Economy & Express delivery methods.
Duty & TAX
The following part covers Customs Duty and VAT in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has a de minimis value on duty. This means that you have to pay customs duty from every package that is above this value. The value of the package consists of the value of goods, shipping costs, and insurance.
– De minimis for Duty 1000 SAR
– De minimis for Tax 1000 SAR
For more information about import & export check official Saudi Arabia customs page.
All imported packages are subject to a 5% VAT from the total value of the package. Our shipping rates don’t cover this fee. If you will need help with the customs clearance process, let us know to [email protected].
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 Saudi Arabia
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 Saudi Arabia? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:
The most important information for you is that you can not import the following items from the US to Saudi Arabia:
|Alcohol||Distillery equipment||Pork and pork products|
|Narcotics||Retreated or used tires||Used clothing|
You need special approval if you want to import the items below:
|Agricultural seeds||Chemicals and harmful materials||Natural asphalt|
|Live animals||Pharmaceutical products||Archaeological artifacts|
|Periodicals, movies, and tapes||Wireless equipment|
and radio-controlled airplanes
|Religious books and tapes||Products containing alcohol (incl. perfume)|
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 Arabic and English speaking customer support.
✅ We have great customer reviews.
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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To The SA
We deliver to all parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – from Riyadh, Mecca, Abha, Hofuf, Dammam, to Tabuk, Qatif… We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Saudi Arabia. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.
Shipping From The USA To Saudi Arabia FAQ
The price of the shipping 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 the smaller package.
Find out more about the price of shipping from the USA to Saudi Arabia.
The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia.
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Getting a package from the USA to Saudi Arabia takes around 5-10 business days with fast delivery methods, about 10-20 business days with slower delivery methods, and about 20-30 business days with the slowest and cheapest delivery methods.
Every book contrary to Muslim or Saudi Arabian beliefs is prohibited from importing to Saudi Arabia. However, you can bring the Bible for personal use only (1 per person).
Yes, USPS delivers to Saudi Arabia. They offer several methods including Postal Service: Fully Tracked, USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.
Yes, FedEx delivers to Saudi Arabia. People especially like FedEx Economy and FedEx Priority delivery methods.
Planet Express offers discounted rates for these methods for its customers.
Yes, DHL delivers to Saudi Arabia. The most popular method is DHL Worldwide express which takes around 4 business days to deliver.
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]