25 Items You Cannot Ship Via a Parcel

The sending of parcels is a way to send goods larger than a size of a paper but not large enough to be considered as a big good. These items are typically not heavy in terms of their weight (can be carried by a person easily).  It is sent by one party to another, either between businesses to businesses, individuals to individuals, or increasingly, businesses to individuals.

Parcel shipping has been the most popular type of shipments in the past decade. According to Statista, its popularity is expected to grow even further due to the increasing proliferation of e commerce businesses, which is especially so in Indonesia. However, apart from e commerce shipments, the sending or receiving of parcels may not always be an easy task. There are usually many formalities to complete and also costs to adhere to. Furthermore, the costs sometimes arise out of the blue as hidden costs. As such, the cost of shipping ends up costing a whole lot more. However, the worst case scenario is being able to pay for all the various fees and still losing your parcel shipment while in transit.  As such, in this article, we would address more about the various parcel delivery services as well as Kargo’s new feature of delivering parcels for consumers and business. For more related articles, click here.

Generally, the following items are prohibited for shipments via parcels. We recommend you to check with your freight forwarder or with Kargo to get updated with a more comprehensive information as to the parcels that could be shipped from Indonesia to the country of your choice.

Number 1: Animals, Animal Skins or fur as well as Ivory based products

Number 2: Aerosol Cans and Sprays

Number 3: Fireworks and explosives

Number 4: External Vehicle parts and components such as bonnet and bumpers

Number 5: Money or tokens, vouchers or notes with monetary value. This could be items like payment cards, event tickets or lottery tickets.

Number 6: Any parts or products that have oil or petroleum content

Number 7: Dry Ice

Number 8: Desktop Computers

Number 9: Environmental waste

Number 10: Fire Extinguishers or Life Jackets

Number 11: Fresh Food such as fruits and vegetables. This also includes any form of perishable food products

Number 12: Flammable and non flammable gas products such as gas cylinders, lighters and fire extinguishers

Number 13: Human Remains (this includes ashes)

Number 14: Leather Products (Some countries do not approve of the importation of leather based products, so do contact us first just to make sure)

Number 15: Legal documents such as property deeds and Power of Attorney

Number 16: All forms of liquids (This includes alcohol, perfume, bleach and paint)

Number 17: Personal Documents such as passports, driver’s license and birth certificates

Number 18: Plants or Plant seeds

Number 19: Tobacco Related products

Number 20: Knives and any other sharp objects

Number 21: Weapons (This also includes replicas)

Number 22: Firearms

Number 23: Radioactive material as well as samples

Number 24: Live Animals

Number 25: Pornographic content and Materials


If you have a question with regards to the items that you want to ship as a parcel, comment below or click here. To see more of Kargo’s various services to send goods, click here. Our parcel service from Indonesia to the rest of the world by exports would be available in the coming days!

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