There is a large Jamaican population in the UK which drives the number of parcels we see being sent to the beautiful Caribbean location. No matter if you are posting a present to Kingston at Christmas, or business related goods to Montego Bay - we can help you find a reliable and affordable international delivery service.
Our close ties to Jamaica due to it being part of the Commonwealth doesn't mean there are no customs regulations in place though, but we will provide you with all the documents required for a straightforward delivery.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Jamaica. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
Like many former British colonies, Jamaica maintains its designation as a Commonwealth country. This means that the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, acts as the official head of state. The country, however, has been fully independent since 1962 and has a strong and distinct national identity and culture.
Trade relationships between Jamaica and the UK remain strong, largely because of this close historic and cultural relationship. More than 2 million Jamaicans live overseas, with Britain being the top emigration destination. Jamaica is a large Caribbean-island nation of 2.7 million citizens. The country's capital is Kingston.
We offer express and economy options for those sending a parcel to Jamaica so a quick courier service for important time-sensitive parcels as well as a service for non-urgent boxes that need to be posted for the best possible price.
TrakPak is a tracked mail service which was designed for eCommerce shippers but used by small businesses and individuals when keeping costs low is the main objective. Picked up from your home by a courier your parcel will be posted to Jamaica where it will be delivered locally by Jamaica Post. Transit times for this economy service are 10-11 working days.
If you need express delivery to Jamaica we offer DHL Express which is picked up and transported by DHL in 2-3 working days.
We also offer a cheaper Air Express delivery branded as Parcel Monkey - which is collected by Parcelforce in the UK, sorted by a freight forwarder and delivered in Jamaica by DHL. The beauty of this service is that it only takes 3-4 working days but is half the price of the DHL option so combines both speed and price - making it our most popular option for those sending to Jamaica.
Hailing from its English colonial heritage, the official language of Jamaica is English. However, a language of mixed cultures often referred to as Creole, is the most commonly used method of communication. This influence is especially evident in the reggae music style that makes Jamaica world-famous on the music scene. We actually see a large number of vinyl records being shipped from the UK into Jamaica often having been sold on eBay.
Tourism is still the main economic engine in Jamaica, however, with industries such as agriculture and manufacturing filling in the gaps. We do have a good number of very fortunate people to have second homes in Jamaica who send items of clothing (not jumpers and jackets I imagine!) and other household items to their winter homes in Jamaica, as well as people here that have family on the wonderful Caribbean island that wish to send items to those family members for birthdays, Christmas and weddings.
You will need to attach all the Customs Documents supplied by Parcel Monkey in the booking process to the outside of the box in a clear plastic wallet or envelope marked Customs. You should also ensure the recipient contact details are correct in case Customs or the courier need to contact them about delivery.
As part of the economic growth package, Jamaica implemented in recent years, importing into the country is designed to be easy to understand and straightforward. However, some things are still prohibited from entering the country.
Jamaica specifically indicates that nothing of an obscene nature may be imported, including pornography, obscene items and indecent literature of any type. In addition, Jamaica will reject any package that promotes cultism. The country also does not allow counterfeit money to be delivered.
The list of restricted items is larger than the few things that are prohibited. Still, Jamaica is much more liberal than many other countries. Most restricted items are logical and the requirements are easy to understand.
A full listing, including the governing agencies who issue import licenses for these items, can be found at the Jamaica Customs Department.
I am happy with the service received, interms of the pickup, but am confused about why the parcel was delivered to tge post office in Montego Bay, and not the recipient directly. Also why was the customs not added to the senders bill. Imagine sending someone a gift, for which they have to pay customs. I would like some feedback.
Amazing service would just be nice to know a pick up time so not waiting around all day from 8/6 not knowing what time parcel is being collected
Parcel collected promptly and delivered safely before the suggested date.
It would have been better to have the driver provide the labels and pro forma as so many dont have a home printer. I had to go to a local print shop. But when the driver collected it looked like he may have had a lable, not sure
Parcel Monkey U.K. Excellent service, good communication. DHL pick up service was early, very pleasant in conversation and help with documentation. My parcel arrived on time as predicted by the courier service DHL.
Good service and quick delivery ????
Poor tracking information. Parcel has taken longer than the 3-4 day service we paid for. Recipeient asked to pay delivery charge.
As always , a good service