Customs in Saint Lucia
When you ship something to Saint Lucia, you can have it pass through the Customs department as it would in any other country, or opt to have a Customs broker help you along. This service, which naturally will cost you an additional fee from your regular shipping costs, is a good idea if you are shipping anything of value or anything that may be on the resticted list and requires more paperwork or duties to be paid on it once it arrives. The whole point behind the Customs broker is to hand walk your items through the Customs process and make sure it gets delivered to your intended recipient in a timely manner. Again, if you are shipping of a significant value, this may be worth your while to look into.
Who ships to Saint Lucia?
Mike Harrison Shipping and Shipping International are both good options when you have something large to ship to Saint Lucia. You can also go with JP RAM Shipping, Ameri Cargo, PSS Removals or West Indies Shipping, all of whom handle a fair amount of shipments there. FedEx and UPS are reliable sources for smaller parcel shipping as well as slightly larger items.
Transit times when shipping to Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is not the most convenient island to ship to so transit time can be a bit more that if you were to ship to, say, Londo as an example. That being said, they do receive shipments both via ocean freight cargo liners and via air mail on a regular basis so there shouldn't be too much of a hold up in wait time. You typically will have some options for transit times when shipping via air mail, but not so many (if any at all) when shipping via the ocean. It is best to check with your shipping company for the options available to you.