Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka (GUIDE) 🇱🇰 • Planet Express

Do You Want To Ship To Sri Lanka From The US?

Shipping to Sri Lanka from the USA takes between 5 to 25 business days (depending on the shipping method). We ship to Sri Lanka using carriers like FedEx, DHL, USPS, and Planet Mail. Prices start at around $10 for small packages and you get package tracking as wellWe also send packages right to your doorstep so it is very convenient for you.

Shipping from the USA to SriLanka
Shipping from the USA to SriLanka

In this guide, we are going to explain to you, how much does it cost and how to get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Sri Lanka, how does it work, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions, and much more.

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Sri Lanka

Prices for shipping from the US to Sri Lanka 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.

How To Get The Cheapest Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka?

The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Sri Lanka, choose slower delivery methods.

In the following table, you can see the estimated prices of shipping from the USA to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Shipping Methods0.5 kg, 25×18×10 cm4.5 kg, 50×25×18 cm20 kg, 90×60×50 cm
Planet Mail: Express$11.79n/an/a
Postal Service: Fully Tracked$38.95n/an/a
USPS: Priorityn/a$62.71n/a
USPS: Express$40.65$64.24n/a
*FedEx: International Economy$39.01$51.63$224.42
*FedEx: International Priority$43.4$55.22n/a
*DHL: Express Worldwide$46.08$92.48$560.75
The prices were estimated on the 11th of August, 2020.
*Insurance included

We send the packages to Sri Lanka using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 5 days with express methods and 5 to 25 days with cheaper, economic methods.

Calculate Price Of The Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka For Your Package

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.

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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 Sri Lanka Work?

Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Sri Lanka. 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 USA To Sri Lanka With Planet Express

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

3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Sri Lanka

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

Sri Lanka has de minimis value on duty & TAX. This means that you have to pay duty & TAX from every package.

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

The standard VAT rate is 15%.

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 Sri Lanka

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 Sri Lanka? 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 Sri Lanka:

AlcoholAnimalsChemicals
CurrencyDrugsExplosives
FirearmsPlantsTobacco

If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit the Sri Lanka Customs 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.

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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.

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Why Choose Planet Express?

✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.
✅ We provide excellent English speaking customer support.
✅ We have great customer reviews.

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Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka FAQ

💵 How much does it cost to ship from the USA to Sri Lanka?

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 Sri Lanka.

💡 How can I send a package from the USA to Sri Lanka?

The process of the shipping packages from the USA to Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka.
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✈️ Does the USPS ship to Sri Lanka?

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

⏱ How long does it take to ship from the US to Sri Lanka?

Getting a package from the USA to Sri Lanka takes between 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.
Calculate the price and delivery time with the postage calculator.

📦 Does Amazon ship to Sri Lanka?

Amazon US doesn’t ship to Sri Lanka. However, you can use a package forwarding service like Planet Express for forwarding goods from the USA to Sri Lanka. It works in 3 simple steps:
1. You sign up and we will provide you with a free US address.
2. You can order goods from Amazon USA to the US address we provided you with. Once we receive your package from Amazon, you will get a notification email from us.
3. After that, you just fill in the customs declaration and select the delivery method from the USA to Sri Lanka.
We have a fully dedicated guide on how to order from Amazon USA.

📦 Does Walmart ship to Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can ship goods from Walmart USA to Sri Lanka but not directly. You can take advantage of a Planet Express package forwarding service. It works in 3 simple steps:
1. You sign up and we will provide you with a free US address.
2. You can order goods from Walmart USA to the US address we provided you with. Once we receive your package from Walmart, you will get a notification email from us.
3. After that, you just fill in the customs declaration and select the delivery method from the USA to Sri Lanka.
We have a fully dedicated guide on how to order from Walmart USA.

📦 Does eBay ship to Sri Lanka?

Although some sellers may offer international shipping, it is not very common for Sri Lanka orders. This problem solves the Planet Express package forwarding service in 3 simple steps:
1. You sign up and we will provide you with a free US address.
2. You can order goods from eBay USA to the US address we provided you with. Once we receive your package from eBay, you will get a notification email from us.
3. After that, you just fill in the customs declaration and select the delivery method from the USA to Sri Lanka.
We have a fully dedicated guide on how to order from eBay USA.


Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Sri Lanka

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 Sri Lanka – from Negombo to Batticaloa, from Galle to Point Pedro, Dambulla, Colombo… We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Sri Lanka. 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]