If you need to receive or deliver a large package from or to China, the China Post International Large Parcel Service is definitely your prime option. It is cheaper and more convenient than the other competitors. Better yet, you can track the status of your parcels throughout.
The China Post International Large Parcel Service is classified into three types – Air Parcel, Surface Air Lift and Surface Parcel. The packages with Air Parcel (AIR) are transported by air. Surface Air Lift (SAL) refers to sea, land and air transportation. And as for Surface Parcel (surface), the packages are delivered railway, automobile and ship. It is available anywhere you can access a China Post office worldwide. It is extremely suitable for those who would like to process a large package at favorable prices but don’t care about timeliness.
If you have a parcel processed by China Post International Large Parcel Service, the postal fees and shipment time may be your two priorities. The charges with international large parcel service are lower and differ based on distance, package weight, country and so on. You can choose Normal Air Mail and Registered Air Mail. The difference is that the former is cheaper without tracking function while the latter is a little more expensive but provide the trace service. It will take you 10-20 days and 15-25 days when you choose AIR and SAL respectively. The shipment time for Surface Parcel is a bit longer and it may last one to two months.
If your packages are damaged or lost on the go, you can file for compensation from China Post when your loss is verified. To make your possessions safer, especially the valuables, you are suggested to insure your parcels. If you need to return packages, it is also reachable but some fees will be charged.
If you have any questions or problems, call China Post at +86 11183. For insurance details, call +86 400 890 9999.