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China Post Air Mail Review

China Post Small Parcel

China Post Small Parcel, also known as China Post Air Mail, is an economic delivery service of lightweight parcels from China to over 220 countries and regions around the world.

China Post Air Mail can be divided into two categories, namely Normal Air Mail and Registered Air Mail. The former offers a lower rate without shipment tracking, while the latter has a higher rate but can be tracked online. Nevertheless, the tracking information is limited.

Postage Rate

Greatly affordable, China Post Small Parcel has a significant cost advantage over the other delivery methods (such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, etc.)

1. China Post Air Mail(None-Registered)

Zone Destination Price(Yuan/kg)
1 Japan 62
2 (Asia), Singapore, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia
(Europe), Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary
68
3 (Europe), Sweden, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Belgium,
Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, United Kingdom
(Oceania) Australia
(Asia) Israel
75
4 (Europe) Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Estonia,
Lithuania, Romania, Belarus, Slovenia, Malta, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Asia) Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, North Korea, Mongolia,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka,
Palestine, Syria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey
(Oceania) New Zealand
(Americas) United States, Canada
85
5 (Asia) Laos, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Brunei, Bhutan, the Maldives,
East Timor, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon
(Europe) Serbia, Albania, Iceland, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar,
Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Macedonia, San Marino, Vatican City, Moldova, Georgia
(Oceania) Fiji, Samoa, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Cabinda, Christmas Island,
New Caledonia, Micronesia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Heard Island and MacDonald that island,
British Indian Ocean Territory, Kiribati, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana,
Norfolk Island, Nauru, Niue, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands,
Solomon Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, French Southern Territories,
Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, US Pacific Islands, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Ascension Island,
Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira, Johnstown Island, Guam, Palau, Wallis and Futuna
(Africa) Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tunisia, Burundi,
Uganda, Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Algeria,
Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Angola, Central African Republic, Cape Verde,
Western Sahara, Eritrea, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Comoros, Liberia,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Reunion, Seychelles, St. Helena,
Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Mayotte, Yifu Ni, Zambia, Libya, Mauritius,
Mali, Somalia, Ghana, Botswana, Congo (DRC), Congo (Brazzaville), Tanzania, Togo,
Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Senegal, South Africa
(Americas) Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Suriname, Colombia, Argentina,
Brazil, Mexico, Peru
105
6 (America) Chile, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Barbados,
Bermuda, Bolivia, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas),
Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica,
Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Saint Pierre and Miquelon,
Puerto Rico, Paraguay, El Salvador, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago,
Uruguay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Easter Island,
Zaire, Greenland
120

2. China Post Air Mail(Registered)

Zone Destination Price(Yuan/kg)
1 Japan 62
2 Singapore, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia 71.5
3 Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Sweden,
Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Belgium, Ireland
, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, Australia, Israel
81
4 New Zealand, Turkey 85
5 USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine
Luxembourg, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Belarus,
Slovenia, Malta, Latvia, Bosnia, Vietnam, Philippines
Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, North Korea, Mongolia, Tajikistan
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Palestine
Syria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
6 South Africa 105
7 Argentina, Brazil, Mexico 110
8 Laos, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Brunei, Bhutan, the Maldives,
East Timor, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Yemen,
Iraq, Lebanon, Peru, Chile
120
9 Serbia, Albania, Iceland, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar,
Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Macedonia, San Marino, Vatican City, Moldova,
Georgia
147.5
10 Fiji, Samoa, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Cabinda, Christmas Island, New Caledonia, Micronesia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Heard that island and Macdonald Island, British Indian Ocean territory, Kiribati, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
the Marshall islands, Northern Mariana Island, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Niue, French Polynesia,
Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen,
French southern territories, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu,
the United States belong to the Pacific Islands, Vanuatu, west Samoa, Ascension Island, Canary Islands,
the Azores and Madeira, Johnstown Island, Guam, Palau, Wallis and Futuna,
Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya , Tunisia, Burundi,
Uganda, Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Algeria,
Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Angola, Central African Republic, Cape Verde,
Western Sahara, Eritrea, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Comoros, Liberia,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Reunion, Seychelles, Saint Helena,
Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland Queensland, Mayotte, Yifu Ni, Zambia, Libya, Mauritius,
Mali, Somalia, Ghana, Botswana, Congo (DRC), Congo (Brazzaville), Tanzania, Togo,
Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Venezuela,
Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Suriname, Colombia, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla,
Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bahamas, Belize,
Costa Rica, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas),
Grenada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Haiti,
Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua,
Saint Pierre Seoul and Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, El Salvador, the Turks and Caicos Islands,
Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands,
United States Virgin Islands, Easter Island, Zaire, Greenland
176

No customs duties or no clearance fees from China Custom, but there may have import duties from destination country.

Registration fee: 8 yuan each

Fee Calculation

Calculated based on per 10 g rate, the price of small parcels varies from 120 yuan – 180 yuan/kg. Fees are charged on every 10g, for example: items weighed 32g will be charged a fee of 40 g. If the shipping rate is 120 yuan/kg, then the fee would be 5 yuan.

Delivery Time

To China neighboring countries in Asia: 5-10 days, to European countries and USA: 7-15 days, and to other countries and regions: 7-30 days.

Size and Weight Limit

  • The maximum weight for small parcel is 2 kg.
  • Non-cylindrical parcel: length + width + height ≤ 90 cm, each side ≤ 60 cm, length ≥ 14 cm, width ≥ 9 cm.
  • Cylindrical parcel: twice the diameter + length ≤ 104 cm, each side ≤ 90 cm, twice the diameter + length ≥ 17 cm, length ≥ 10 cm.

Disadvantages

The delivery time is usually longer. The normal delivery time to developed countries is about 7-14 days, while for small parcel it might take even longer. Other than that, the sellers need to take into consideration the time taken during transshipment. Goods will usually be shipped to Hong Kong through Shenzhen before sending to the destination country.

High rate of loss: Due to the fact that each country and region’s post office has a different standard of air mail services and the delivery time is long, parcel loss can be a common issue.

Conclusion

Air Mail is suitable for light weight and low value items, such as 3C accessories, fashion accessories, etc.

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