Shipping to India: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in India. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to India and beyond.

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India eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to India

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India Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful India shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to India include, Hong Kong Post - AirMailTracking, DHL - Express Worldwide & TNT - Express.

When shipping to India, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in India are Amazon , Flipkart & eBay .

Payment methods used by India are Bank card & cash on delivery

Many merchants in India provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the official Holidays Page

India Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

India calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For India

Currency: Indian rupee (INR)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 0 USD

Tax (VAT/GST): 28%

Duty Threshold: 0 USD

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

22%

Tablets

22%

Computers

22%

Cameras

22%

Accessories

22%

Accessories (Battery)

22%

Health & Beauty

50%

Fashion

22%

Watches

22%

Jewelry

22%

Pets Accessories

0%

Dry Food & Supplements

22%

Home Appliances

21%

Home Gardening

22%

Toys

22%

Sports

22%

Luggage

22%

Audio Video

22%

Documents

22%

Gaming

0%

Books & Collectibles

22%

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to India

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

India Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on India customs and regulations? Before shipping to India (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for India and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Dried Fruits

  • Live Animals

  • Plants

  • Seeds

  • Tobacco

Prohibited Items

  • Cultural Heritage Goods

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Endangered Animals

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Objectionable Publications

  • Radio Transmitters

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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