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How Long to Ship a Package from the U.S to Zimbabwe via USPS

How long does it take to ship a package from the United States to Zimbabwe?

I recently purchased a Kindle Paperwhite on eBay from a seller who is in the United States and got the package shipped to Zimbabwe via the United States Postal Services (USPS). Just to say Amazon is about to release a new version of the Kindle, and you can get yours by clicking on the banner below. So, how long did it take to ship a package to Zimbabwe from the United States via USPS?

When was the package shipped? 

My package was shipped on 24 October 2018. I had actually made the purchase the day before, so the seller was relatively fast in making the shipment.

When did the package arrive?

Since I was tracking my package as it made it’s way to Zimbabwe, I noticed that the package arrived at my local Post Office on 03 November 2017.

How long does it take to ship a package to Zimbabwe from the United States?

So, back to the question of shipping times from the United States to Zimbabwe using USPS, the answer is the following;

It takes around 14 days to ship a package from the United States to Zimbabwe using USPS.

What happened in between

A lot of things happened along the way, of course. The package actually arrived in Zimbabwe on 30 October, only 7 days after shipment. The rest of the time, it was being processed by ZIMRA and then making it’s way to my local post office. In my case, the local post office is next door.

Delays at the Post Office

That is where the major delay really set in. Some of the post offices in the country now use SMS to inform people that their packages have arrived. For some reason, my local Post Office, which happens to be one of the biggest, does not seem to have this facility.

November 7, 2018, 9:45 am
Delivered
ZIMBABWE
Your item was delivered in ZIMBABWE at 9:45 am on November 7, 2018.


November 3, 2018, 9:37 am
Attempted Delivery – Item being held, addressee being notified
ZIMBABWE


November 2, 2018, 10:11 am
Processed through Facility
HARARE CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE, ZIMBABWE


November 1, 2018, 10:17 am
Processed Through Facility
ZIMBABWE


October 30, 2018, 6:10 pm
Departed
HARARE, ZIMBABWE


October 30, 2018, 9:25 am
Departed
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


October 28, 2018, 8:45 pm
Departed
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES


October 27, 2018, 4:09 pm
Arrived
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES


October 27, 2018, 1:08 am
Processed Through Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER 


October 27, 2018, 1:08 am
Arrived at Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER 


October 26, 2018, 12:06 pm
Departed USPS Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER 


October 26, 2018, 2:01 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
CHICAGO IL INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER 


October 25, 2018, 6:17 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
COPPELL TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER 


October 24, 2018, 11:03 pm
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
COPPELL TX DISTRIBUTION CENTER 


October 24, 2018, 9:48 pm
Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
ALLEN, TX 75013 


October 24, 2018, 9:34 pm
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
ALLEN, TX 75013 
Collecting my Package

So, I was supposed to wait till I got a slip in my letterbox before going to collect the package. However, since I was tracking the package, I went to collect my parcel on the 7th of November without waiting for the postman to deliver notification of it’s arrival. To be fair, I could have done this on the 3rd of November, which is why I am giving that as the day of arrival for the package. So, again, it takes around two weeks to ship a package to Zimbabwe from the United States via USPS.

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