Shipping From The US To South Korea Guide 🇰🇷 • Planet Express

Do You Want To Ship To South Korea From The US?

In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the US to South Korea.

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 South Korea Work?

Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to South Korea. 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 ShippingPlanet Express
Costs of the shippingVery expensiveMuch cheaper
Delivery timeDepending on the delivery methodDepending on the delivery method
Additional servicesVery limitedWide selection*
Delivery methodsLimited, depending on the carrierWide selection (more carriers)
Customer supportVery slowVery responsive and helpful
Package consolidationn/aAvailable
*Read more how you can benefit from our additional services below.

Shipping From The US To South Korea With Planet Express

Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to South Korea, 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 US 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 US 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 South Korea, proceed to step 3.

3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The US To South Korea

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 US To South Korea

Prices for shipping from the US to South Korea 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.

Planet Express 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.

Delivery method1 lb, 10×7×4 inches10 lbs, 15×10×8 inches20 lbs, 20×13×10 inches
Planet Mail Express$8.64n/an/a
USPS Priorityn/a$47.4$100.47
USPS Express$39.69$65.03$111.08
Aramex Priority$28.08$77.98$146.08
FedEx Economy$30.87$41.3$57.85
FedEx Priority$34.46$43.33$62.68
DHL Express Worldwide$47.95$81.14$114.91
The prices of the shipping have been calculated on the 26th of May 2020.

We send the packages to South Korea using carriers such as DHL, FedEx, USPS, and Aramex. You can calculate the price of the shipping in advance with our postage calculator.


Duty & TAX

South Korea has a de minimis threshold on duty & TAX. This means that you have to pay duty & TAX from every package that exceeds the KRW 150,000 value.

The package value consists of the shipping price, value of the content from the declaration, and insurance.

The standard VAT rate is 10% in South Korea.

Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how complete it, you can take advantage of our guide on How to fill out the customs declaration.


Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To South Korea

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the US to South Korea? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit the Korea Customs Service website, review the above terms of each carrier, or contact us at [email protected].


Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment, or Shop For Me service.

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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.

Calculate the price

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Let Us Shop For You

Don’t you have time to shop, or does the business not accept your preferred payment methodTell us what and where you want to buy and we will do the work for you.

Use Shop For Me

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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 serviceYou can save up to 80%.

More about Consolidation

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Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration, or something else? Just make a special request.

More about Special Requests


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Shipping From The US To South Korea FAQ

💵 How much does it cost to ship from the US to South Korea?

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 US to South Korea.

⏱ How long does it take to ship from the US to South Korea?

Getting a package from the US to South Korea takes between 3-10 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.
Calculate the price and delivery time with the postage calculator.

🇰🇷 How can I send a package from the US to South Korea?

The process of the shipping packages from the US to South Korea can be described in 3 simple steps:
1st STEP: You sign up with Planet Express and get a free US address. Thanks to it you can receive goods from the US stores.
2nd STEP: Once Planet Express receives your package, you will get a notification email.
3rd STEP: After that, you fill in the customs declaration and you can select the delivery method to South Korea.
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✈️ Does the USPS ship to South Korea?

Yes, USPS delivers to South Korea. They offer several methods including USPS Priority, USPS Express.
With Planet Express, you will get discounted rates on these methods so you can save a lot of money.


Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The US To South Korea

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 US stores.

We deliver to all parts of South Korea – from Seoul to Masan, from Gangneung to Mokpo, Pohang, Jeonju… We cover almost 100 % of the cities in South Korea. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.


Fulfillment

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]