Taobao USA

Country Forwarder Local Courier First kg(RMB) Next 0.5kg(RMB) Size Limit Weight Limit
USA JCEX Jiacheng International UPS 110 26 Single Side: ≤80cm
Total: ≤150cm
32kg
JCEX Jiacheng International USPS 82 22 Single Side: ≤152cm
Total: ≤274cm
30kg
Zhongshan courier USPS/DHL 105 25 Single Side: ≤120cm
Total: ≤200cm
30kg
Sources: Taobao.com ,Data is current as of May 11, 2016.

Taobao Canada

Country Forwarder Local Courier First kg(RMB) Next 0.5kg(RMB) Size Limit Weight Limit
Canada JCEX Jiacheng International UPS 112 26 Single Side: ≤80cm
Total: ≤150cm
32kg
Zhongshan courier USPS/DHL 115 26 Single Side: ≤150cm
Total: ≤300cm
30kg
Sources: Taobao.com ,Data is current as of May 11, 2016.

Aramex Sinoair Review

aramexAramex Sinoair,a joint venture company with Sinotrans Air Transportation Development (Sinoair),is responsible for Aramex’s business in China.It is a well-known express company, providing comprehensive logistics solutions from China to the Middle East countries. The company’s core business includes express delivery of goods, cross-border e-commerce products, and freight forwarding items, hence providing a comprehensive worldwide logistics and transportation solutions for its customers. Providing an on-time guarantee, it is the only domestic courier service provider appointed by DHL in the Middle East regions.

1. How long does Aramex take to ship from china to my country ?

Goods can be delivered the quickest within 3 days. In general, under normal circumstances, delivery can be completed in about 7 days.

2. how much does Aramax take to my country from China?

It gives cost advantage to the Middle East regions, especially India.

3. How does Aramex calculate the shipment cost?

The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.

The cost of a shipment can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. This is the volumetric (or dimensional) weight.The volumetric weight of a shipment is a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight.

4. How to Calculate the Volumetric Weight of Your Shipment

The volumetric divisor has changed to 5000 and applies to cross-border e-commerce products as per the below formula:

length*width*height/5000

5. What is the maximum size and weight of package I can send?

Due to the size of the door openings on our vans and planes, a shipment can not exceed 120 cm in dimension and less than 30 kg in weight.

if a shipment weighs over 30kg,the dimension must be less than 240*190*110CM.

6.Is there any additional fees?

Yes,Fuel Surcharge.

Changes in fuel prices result in fluctuating costs for the transport industry, necessitating a variable fuel surcharge which may rise, fall or be removed, in line with movements in fuel prices.

Aramex is the preferred choice when shipping package to Middle Eastern countries

DHL China Review

dhl-chinaDHL is a division of the world’s famous logistics company Deutsche Post DHL. It is the global market leader in the logistics industry, committing its expertise in the express, inter-continental delivery, and air express services. It is also the world’s number one ocean freight and contract logistics provider. In mainland China, DHL-Sinotrans – the joint venture between DHL and China Foreign Trade Transportation Group Corporation – is the most experienced international express delivery company and the first to enter China. DHL has one of the most extensive delivery networks which cover more than 120,000 destinations in more than 220 countries.

1. Delivery Time

Under normal circumstances, it takes only 2-4 working days to deliver around the world. It is especially fast in Europe and Southeast Asia, where it takes only 3 working days to Europe and 2 working days to Southeast Asia. With a delivery network that expands throughout the world, it provides real-time updates and accurate shipment delivery status online.

2. Pricing

Whether it’s a small parcel below 20 kg or a big parcel exceeding 21 kg, the shipping fee is really low. Moreover, there is a special rate for items exceeding 21 kg, whereby the total cost is cheaper than EMS for certain delivery regions. This can be very cost-effective.

3. Fee Calculation

DHL Express shipment cost calculation method: They’ll calculate the shipment cost based on either size or weight, whichever has the greater value.

Formula used to calculate the volumetric weight: length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) /5000 = volumetric weight (kg)

Standards: For 21 kg and below, the shipment cost is calculated based on per 0.5 kg rate, whereas for 21 kg and above, the cost is calculated by per kg.

4. Limitations

A parcel shall not exceed 70 kg, with each side not exceeding 1.2 m, or else additional charges may apply.

5. Surcharges

Prices are subject to a fuel surcharge which varies on a monthly basis.
A Remote Area Surcharge of 150 yuan may apply to each shipment, depending on the given delivery address.

6. Conclusion

DHL is fast and efficient. It offers great discount for small parcels but its shipment cost is 20-30% higher than that of EMS. It has more stringent restrictions in which certain items may be rejected for shipment. It will also impose a duty fee at the customs. It is a suitable choice if you are buying valuable products or when you want things to be delivered fast.

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.

China Post Air Parcel Review

China Post Air ParcelChina Post Air Parcel is a parcel service offered by China Post. A parcel can be delivered through the following 3 transport means:

a. China Post AIR: A parcel is delivered totally by air and will usually take 10-15 working days to reach the destination country.

b. China Post SAL (Surface Air Lifted): When flight is available, a parcel will be transported by air. When there is no flight available, land and sea transport will be used. It takes 15-20 working days to reach the destination.

c. China Post SURFACE: A parcel is delivered only via land and sea transport. It takes a longer time to reach, i.e. 1 to 2 months, but the shipping fee is lower.

Postage Rate

China Post Air Parcel is relatively cheaper as it is not calculated on size or weight.

Fee Calculation

The calculation of shipping fee for air parcel is similar to that of EMS, i.e. based on every 500 g.

Parcel Requirements

Weight: Greater than 2 kg and less than 30 kg (for certain countries the maximum weight is 20 kg).

b. Maximum size:

1. Each side ≤ 1.5 m, Length + the greatest cross-sectional circumference ≤ 3 m (maximum weight is 30 kg)

2. Each side ≤ 1.05 m, Length + the greatest cross-sectional circumference ≤ 2 m (maximum weight is 20 kg)

Disadvantages

When using an Air Parcel service, one may find it hard to track the parcel status on the China Post’s website. This will affect the timeliness and accuracy of the tracking.

Conclusion

Air parcel is suitable for big size, light weight items. For time-sensitive and valuable items, it would be good to opt for some other delivery means.

Taobao Australia

Country Forwarder Local Courier First kg(RMB) Next 0.5kg(RMB) Size Limit Weight Limit
Australia 秀驿物流/中通 Toll 85 26 Single Side: ≤150cm
Total: ≤220cm
30kg
4PX Toll 85 28 Single Side: ≤105cm
Total: ≤185cm
20kg
佳成JCEX Jiacheng International Toll 75 20 Single Side: ≤80cm
Total: ≤150cm
80kg
Sources: Taobao.com ,Data is current as of May 11, 2016.

Taobao New Zealand

Country Forwarder Local Courier First kg(RMB) Next 0.5kg(RMB) Size Limit Weight Limit
New Zealand 秀驿物流/中通 Toll 106 29.5 Single Side: ≤150cm 30kg
4PX Toll 110 30 Single Side: ≤120cm
Total: ≤200cm
20kg
Sources: Taobao.com ,Data is current as of May 11, 2016.