China Post Airmail

  

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.)

China post air mail/parcel is the mostly used one which is cheap and convenient. EMS is faster than China Post Mail but more expensive. China Post Announcement on the Delivery of Masks and Other Anti-epidemic Materials Can you get Coronavirus from a package delivered from China? China Postal Service Rate China Post Announcement. Enter tracking number to track China Post shipments and get delivery status online. Contact China Post and get REST API docs.

1. China Post Air Mail(None-Registered)

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ZoneDestinationPrice(Yuan/kg)
1Japan62
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)

ZoneDestinationPrice(Yuan/kg)
1Japan62
2Singapore, India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia71.5
3Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Sweden,
Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Belgium, Ireland
, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, Australia, Israel
81
4New Zealand, Turkey85
5USA, 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
6South Africa105
7Argentina, Brazil, Mexico110
8Laos, 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
9Serbia, Albania, Iceland, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar,
Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Macedonia, San Marino, Vatican City, Moldova,
Georgia
147.5
10Fiji, 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

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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

China Post Air Mail 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

China Post Air Parcel Vs Airmail

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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1. If I want send a package, how many delivery plans are available and which one should I choose?

Here are three most often used delivery services of China Post: Register Airmail, EMS and ePacket. You can choose one of them according to your exact requirements. Here are their advantages and disadvantages comparing to each other.

Register Airmail:

It’s the most economical one of the three China Post service choices with the lowest shipping service. Normally it takes about 2 to 4 weeks to arrive destination country from China. So, if you’re not in a rush, register airmail may be your best choice. Apart from airmail, SAL and SURFACE mails are also available. But we won’t talk so much about them as they are transported via land and sea transport which may take much longer to arrive destination country.

EMS:

EMS (short for Express Mail Service), is the fastest one, which normally takes about 1 to 2 weeks to arrive destination country from China. However, it’s the most expensive one among them. If time is the most important thing for you, then EMS is the best.

ePacket:

China Post Airmail

ePacket is a faster than register mail but lower than EMS. Of course, the price is much cheaper than EMS, but a little bit more expensive than register mail. It normally takes 2 to 4 weeks to arrive destination country.

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In a word,

Price: Airmail < ePacket < EMS

Speed: Airmail< ePacket< EMS

2. What are China Post tracking numbers rules?

Register Airmail: 13-digit tracking code starting with letter 'R' and ending with 'CN'. i.e. RR123456789CN.

Air Parcel Register China

EMS: 13-digit tracking code starting with letter 'E' and ending with 'CN'. i.e. EE123456789CN

ePacket: starts with L (however LF and LH number still belong to airmail)

3. How to get help when you have questions about your parcel?

First, you can track your parcel online on China Post tracking website or some other third-party tracking webs. If there is no updating information about it online, you can call China Post hot line 11183 or 11185 in China (only Mandarin inquiry) or try +861011185 or +861011183 for English help. They will not answer your emails, so don’t try this way.

4. What’s the meaning of “shipping notice received”?

If you only receive one message “electronic data received”, this means your seller(shipper) applied a tracking number from China, but does not actually ship the goods yet.