The complete guide to sending company devices to remote hires in Colombia.

With the rise of remote-hybrid work setup, many companies have been opting to turn their company operations into a remote work setup. The beauty of this is that it no longer limits your hiring capabilities to your local region or even your country. If this speaks to you and you are looking to hire a candidate in Colombia, this guide is for you.

Capital city

Bogota, Columbia


Colombian Peso (COP)

Languages spoken


What is the culture of work of the people in Colombia?

Colombia is known as the Gateway to South America due to its location between Central and South America. It is the fifth largest country in Latin America and U.S. companies account for almost 100,000 jobs there. The work culture in Colombia revolves around punctuality, enthusiasm and respect. So you will find hard workers in Colombia, but like anywhere, work/life balance is important. This makes Colombia a great area for HR departments to target for hiring initiatives. 

Spanish is the most spoken language in Colombia, and with today’s modern machine translation tools, communication should not be a problem as you look to onboard these new hires.

Shipping a package internationally to Colombia

Shipping to Colombia is straightforward and relatively easy. Most major delivery companies offer services to Colombia. Customs procedures in Colombia can be complex, so you’ll want to be sure to go with a device and equipment provider who knows what they’re doing. The customs complexities could cause some delays in shipping, but not necessarily. So, after you hire an employee in Colombia, there shouldn’t be too many additional hurdles to overcome to get their devices and equipment to them.

How much does it cost to ship devices and equipment from the USA to Colombia

Of course, weight and package size are the biggest factors in any shipping cost. But, generally speaking, the price to ship a laptop, monitor or phone to Colombia is around $140 - $150 by UPS Worldwide Expedited.

Shipping Costs






Delivery Service

UPS Worldwide Expedited

3 - 5 days

$140 - $150

Best Rated


Delivery Service

USPS Priority International

5 - 8 days

$60 - $70

Above Average


Delivery Service

DHL Express Worldwide

3 - 8 days

$700 - $800

Best Rated


Delivery Service

FedEx International Priority

3 - 5 days

$300 - $400


What local tax duties are involved when sending a package to Colombia?

Apart from shipping fees, the receiver could have to pay several different import taxes. These could include the Value Added Tax (VAT), the Industrialized Goods Tax (IGT), the Customs Duty (CD), the Production Tax (PT), the Excise Tax (ET), the Special Consumption Tax (SCT) and the Special Tax (ST). Whether these taxes are imparted and at what rate will depend on what you are sending.

How to securely setup the company device for sending company data

Security regarding your company profiles are a huge concern for employers in the remote work setup, Swifteam’s MDM Software empowers you to remotely deliver everything that your remote hires need to get started – security, software, apps and accounts. As your employee gets to work, you’ll rest easy knowing your company IP is secure.

Swifteam also enables you to have the ability to remotely track devices in case they are ever lost or stolen. It also helps you empower your team to create healthy work habits and keep productivity high while ensuring apps aren’t going unused, posing a possible security threat.

How to retrieve company devices from your remote hires

Swifteam makes your offboarding process much easier with Employee Device Offboarding. You can remotely lock and wipe company data from the company device, and decommission the device for safety concerns.

Swifteam helps you ensure the return of the device using a prepaid box and return label which will be shipped directly to your remote hire’s address. After retrieving the company devices you can have it shipped directly to your HQ or store it in our safety warehouse which can then be ready to be delivered to your new remote hire.

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