Are you thinking of shipping a package from Nigeria to the United States using DHL?
If yes, then you would also want to know how much DHL will charge you to ship your item to the United States.
How Much Does DHL Charge Per Kg to ship From Nigeria To USA?
According to DHL’s official website, the standard shipping to the United States costs €8.89 for 2Kg and that is €4.45 per Kg.
€4.45 to naira is approximately N2,228 (Two thousand, two hundred and twenty right Naira).
Here we have it, now you know how much DHL charge per Kg to send an item to the United States, there are two other important things you need to know.
- The documents needed to ship an item from Nigeria to the USA
- The methods of delivery?
What documents do I need to ship an item from Nigeria to the USA?
Before thinking of shipping an item to the United States, there are some important documents you need to have in your possession.
These documents are essential to facilitate the easy shipping and delivery of your item to the person you want to send it to.
In some cases, these documents might not be essential especially when you are sending a small item like jewelry, necklace, or other light accessories.
To send these items, you only need to visit the DHL office and ask for the process you need to follow to ship your item abroad.
But if you want to be shipping constantly to the United States or want to ship an expensive or heavy product, then you need to have the documents listed below in your possession.
- Commercial invoice
- Bill of lading
- Consular invoice
- Certificate of origin
- Inspection certification
- Dock receipt and warehouse receipt
- Destination control statement
- Insurance certificate
- Export license
- Export packing list
What are the methods of delivery offered by DHL?
The next thing to consider is the method of delivery that is best to ship your item.
Below are the common delivery methods offered by DHL.
- Air shipping
This is the fastest way to ship any item abroad as it is usually completed within two to eight days.
Air shipping is of two types and they are;
Standard shipping usually takes about four to eight business days and Expedited shipping is usually completed within three business days.
The only downside to shipping an item by air is the high cost which is only suitable for people who need their item to be delivered quickly.
- Ocean shipping
Ocean shipping involves shipping items by sea using containers.
This method of shipping is suitable for those who want to ship heavy products like cars or heavy equipment.
The downside to shipping by sea is that its delivery takes about 6-8 weeks depending on the country you are sending it to.