It’s not a secret that Great Britain used to be the Workshop of the World in the 19th century and a lot of rare or even unique goods were produced there. Times have changed and now this honorary title has been succeeded by China. Some people consider buying Chinese clothes or gadgets as something absolutely normal, while others despise low-quality cell-phones produced there without realizing the simple fact that even the giants of the industry have their plants in this country. Let’s leave the «buy it or not» arguments for a while and return to the essence – if you want to purchase something from China, it must somehow be delivered to the country you live in. This is where the question «How do I get my goodies?» becomes really urgent. As a matter of fact, there are many options available. It doesn’t take much time to find dozens of offers on the Net. But as in each business there are acknowledged leaders and underdogs. China Post definitely belongs to the first category.
The fact that this company has gained the status of the official Chinese postal service speaks for itself. Of course, there are cases when the bigger the enterprise, the slower it works due to bureaucratic issues. Though China Post possesses more than 80000 postal offices and 200 mail processing centers all over the country, it has already acquired reputation of a reliable and flexible service with almost 70 years of experience. Sounds solid, doesn’t it? The company shows tendency for extending its influence not only within the domestic borders but beyond them as well. The list of rendered is the following: inner and outer mail delivery, distribution of printing media sources, evaluation and selling of stamps and their collections, remittance services, urgency deliveries, etc.
China Post works at both the local and international levels, its main tasks are to deliver correspondence of all sorts (letters, parcels, books, newspapers etc.) and to provide logistic services. This means that in case of ordering something from China, you’ll likely deal with that particular enterprise. As online shops are thriving these days, many of them tend to buy goods in China and resell them to countries of Europe and America. Every year the online trading mail export is increased by 20-25 %. Among the most popular items are different electronic devices, clothes, cosmetics, toys and household appliances. China Post has business relations with many large shops like Aliexpress, Amazon, eBay, TinyDeal, GoodGoods China and others, thus it becomes possible to use its services when ordering something from these trading platforms.
Speaking about types of packages, the most common are parcels and small packages. In their turn, they are subdivided into registered (available for tracking) and non-registered (tracking is not available) ones. EMS and parcels are always registered, but small packages can be either registered or not. It’s always better to order a registered delivery for in this case the items are given a unique 13-number code, which can be input on the official site of China Post or on any site cooperated with the company. As the great deal of all deliveries is carried out by air-post, it’s also important to mention that depending on the destination, mail can be carried by direct shipping or it can wait for some time until the available flight. If it still doesn’t happen, transit flights might do the trick. Unfortunately, it automatically increases the delivery time but nothing can be done about it.
When it comes to the delivery process, it is natural that most people are worried that they will have to wait for the desired stuff for too long. Sometimes the anticipation can be almost excruciating. No matter how good the delivery company is, there are periods of time when the number of postal items reaches its highest peak. In China such peaks are New Year holidays (starting with the end of November and finishing at the end of January), Lunar New Year celebrations or days of the Congress of the Communist party of China (security measures are much stricter than usual). Take into account the increasing pressure on the postal infrastructure and the average term of delivery will never be less than two weeks. This figure might change due to the geographical peculiarities of the delivery destination, type of package (as a rule, non-registered ones are delivered slower) or availability of direct shipping flights. There are also cases when the package has left China but is contained at the customs of the country of destination within horrible periods of time.
As you can see, it’s useful to make a registered delivery and do that in advance for the package won’t be delivered instantly. For some countries, especially for the Western ones, the waiting period might reach a couple of months. It makes things easier if the package has been given a track number. However, sometimes it doesn’t work properly. Is it time to fall into panic? Rather no than yes. China Post seldom fails to track packages. When it happens, this might be the seller’s fault (you’ve been given the wrong track or the track has been given BEFORE the goods were accepted by the postal service). If the item is delivered by transit flights, it’s possible that tracking works within the borders of China only and all you have to do is just wait. It’s impossible to speed up the process of delivery. Make sure to contact China Post support system if there are problem issues with the track-number. In addition, many online shops accept claims on sellers if they are suspected of the fraud. If the package hasn’t been delivered for a long time, it’s advisable to write down a claim on the site you’ve made the purchase.
To sum it up, China Post is one of the leading companies in the field of logistics and mail delivery. The largest online shops continue to cooperate with the company that serves as the sign of its effectiveness. All additional information that hasn’t been mentioned here you can get at the official site - http://english.chinapost.com.cn. Hope that our article has been helpful.
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