Freight Options

General information on shipping

At Mosaic Melbourne, we prefer to use sea freight to ship your orders. This allows us to bring you the best value for your money while keeping shipping costs low. For those orders that are less than 10kg, you can choose air freight during check-out. Air freight is great when you purchase non-bulky items. Always remember that for bulky orders like grocery, you get the best value for money when you use sea freight.

Sea Freight

It takes about 5-6 weeks for your goods to arrive in Sri Lanka via Sea Freight. We ship orders at the end of every week. Provided you place your orders before the order cut off date, your goods will be on the shipment leaving Melbourne the same week. Any orders received after the weekly cut off date will be shipped on the following weeks shipment. Make sure to check the weekly order cut off dates and expected vessel arrival dates in Sri Lanka on the bottom of the page under "shipping schedule 2017"

The sizes of our two standard sea freight shipping boxes are below,

Sea Freight Boxes

You have two sea freight shipping options to choose from,

Pick up from warehouse

If you select this option,

  • You have to go and pick up your goods from the warehouse in Wattala.

  • You need to pay Customs Duties when you collect the goods.

  • For a box with food items, Customs Duties can range between Rs500/- to Rs1,500/- depends on the items.

  • Customs Duties on commercial quantities (large number of the same products, electrical goods) will be higher than the above estimate.

  • You can have someone else collect your package for you provided you fill in their name as the consignee/receiver during check out.

  • Make sure they have their national ID card with them when they go to collect the goods.

Home delivered

If you select this option,

  • We'll arrange your goods to be delivered directly to your home in Sri Lanka.

  • We deliver island wide so you don't have to miss out if you live outside of colombo!

  • We'll take care of clearing customs for you.

  • You can save time and local transport costs because you don't have to go pick up the goods.

Air Freight

All orders shipped via air freight will be home delivered. It can take about 8-10 business days for air freight door-to-door delivery. Please contact us if you want us to calculate a custom air freight quote for you. The actual air freight costs are either based on the total gross weight or the volumetric weight of the package.

How to calculate volumetric weight

Volumetric weight calculation is easy. You just multiply the length x height x width of a package and divide the result by a volumetric factor. This volumetric factor is different depending on if it's in inches or centimeters. You can refer to the formulas below to calculate volumetric weight:

Dimensions in inches

Volumetric Weight = (L x W x H) / 305

Dimensions in cm

Volumetric Weight = (L x W x H) / 5000

The sizes of our two standard air freight shipping boxes are,

Air Freight Boxes

Note - Illustrations above are not to scale. they are intended as a visual aid only

Cargo Pricing

SEA FREIGHT GIFT BOX

$25
5-6 Weeks delivery
Pick up from warehouse
Customs duty to be paid
19kg Maximum
Warehouse location - Wattala

SEA FREIGHT TEA CHEST BOX

$40
5-6 Weeks delivery
Pick up from warehouse
Customs duty to be paid
28kg Maximum
Warehouse location - Wattala

SEA FREIGHT GIFT BOX

$75
5-6 Weeks delivery
Home delivered
Customs cleared
19kg Maximum

SEA FREIGHT TEA CHEST BOX

$90
5-6 Weeks delivery
Home delivered
Customs cleared
28kg Maximum

AIR FREIGHT SMALL BOX

$85
8-10 Business days delivery
Home delivered
Customs cleared
4.5kg Maximum

AIR FREIGHT LARGE BOX

$155
8-10 Business days delivery
Home delivered
Customs cleared
9.5kg Maximum

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Exchange Rates

Please use the exchange rate conversion tool below to convert the shipping prices in AUD into LKR.

FreeCurrencyRates.com

Orders received after the weekly cut off date will be shipped on the following weeks shipment

July

SHIPMENT CUT OFF DATE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE IN SRI LANKA
5-Jul 14-Aug
12-Jul 23-Aug
19-Jul 28-Aug
26-Jul 6-Sep
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August

SHIPMENT CUT OFF DATE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE IN SRI LANKA
2-Aug 11-Sep
9-Aug 20-Sep
16-Aug 25-Sep
23-Aug 4-Oct
30-Aug 9-Oct

September

SHIPMENT CUT OFF DATE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE IN SRI LANKA
6-Sep 18-Oct
13-Sep 23-Oct
20-Sep 1-Nov
27-Sep 6-Nov

October

SHIPMENT CUT OFF DATE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE IN SRI LANKA
4-Oct 15-Nov
11-Oct 20-Nov
18-Oct 29-Oct
25-Oct 4-Dec

November

SHIPMENT CUT OFF DATE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE IN SRI LANKA
1-Nov 13-Dec
8-Nov 18-Dec
15-Nov 27-Dec
22-Nov 1-Jan-18
29-Nov 8-Jan-18

December/January

SHIPMENT CUT OFF DATE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL DATE IN SRI LANKA
13-Dec 22-Jan-18
10-Jan-18 19-Feb-18
24-Jan-18 5-Mar-18
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