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China Post International Shipping Tips


Fill in the express waybill detailedly, correctly and clearly.

When filling out the waybill, carefully write down your and the receiver’s addresses, names, phone numbers and zip codes. As for the phone number, cell phone one is highly suggested. Additionally, clearly fill in the name and quantity of the items inside.

Select the right shipping method.

The China Post International Mail is mainly divided into six types – Letter, Printed Matter, Packet, Global Priority Mail (GPM), Express Mail Service (EMS) and Parcel. Some items are only suitable for one of them while the others are available to more than one way to be mailed. Hence, choosing the exact method to deliver your things is worth your consideration because it not only influences the postage but also decides the integrity of your goods to be mailed. The fee for packet and parcel is decided by distance as well as transit shipment and it varies with countries while the postage for printed matter is uniformly charged. For example, books, newspapers and periodicals can be mailed as print matters. If they surpass 5kg and you would like to mail them along with clothes to Korea from China, you are suggested to put them in a carton and mail them as a parcel or a packet, which is safer and cheaper. Another instance is to choose a packet or parcel. Generally, the package weighing below 2kg belongs to packet, otherwise it is a parcel. The postage for packet is charged uniformly and for parcel is based on country or region. If you want to mail things from China to Japan, choosing parcel is more cost-efficient. If to Canada, packet is your prime option.

Have your things insured before shipment.

Apart from reporting the value of the internals, you also need to insure them before shipment, especially the valuables. The fee is usually 1% of your insured value.

The above tips are three things you need to pay close attention to before mailing things. If you have any issues, please call  +86 11185 or +86 11183 or visit China Post Official Site at for solutions.

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