All You Need to Know About ePacket Shipping in 2021

Categories: UncategorizedPublished On: May 8th, 20210 Comments

What is epacket?
ePacket is a shipping option offered by China Post from China and Hong Kong. It gives sellers the chance to offer customers fast and affordable shipping options for light and small products.
The service dates from 2011 when the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that they had an agreement with Hong Kong Post and eBay China. This allowed packages from China and Hong Kong to benefit from USPS First Class Mail Service in addition to a delivery confirmation service.The organization behind them is the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 
All UPU members have agreements about postage rates, which makes products like epacket possible
It is suitable for individual small items that meet the weight, value and dimensions laid out by the ePacket requirements.
It offers end-to-end tracking and more manageable customs.

The epacket tracking number has 13 codes

epacket label

What Is ePacket Delivery?
ePacket delivery started as a quick and inexpensive delivery option for both Hong Kong and Chinese merchants. It has grown to over 40 countries in less than nine years.
The China Post will deliver the parcel to the local area.than a local carrier handles the ePacket delivery to the final destination. By local, we mean carriers operating within the package destination country — USPS, Royal Mail, Canada Post, Australia Post, etc. Each carrier has its own fees, package dimensions, and delivery processes.

What Are the Requirements to Use the ePacket Delivery Method?
Here are certain guidelines that your ePacket delivery from China or Hong Kong should abide by:

The shipment must weight not more than 2 kilograms or 4.4 pounds
The order value must be less than $400
There are restrictions on the package’s maximum length as well. It should not be longer than 24 inches by 36 inches in length

Which Countries Have ePacket Shipping?
1.Ireland
2.Austria
3.Australia
4.Brazil
5.Belgium
6.Poland
7.Denmark
8.Germany
9.Russia
10.France
11.Finland
12.Kazakhstan
13.Korea
14.Netherlands
15.Canada
16.Luxembourg
17.Malaysia
18.United States
19.Mexico
20.Norway
21.Portugal
22.Japan
23.Sweden
24.Switzerland
25.Saudi Arabia
26.Thailand
27.Turkey
28.Ukraine
29.Spain
30.Greece
31.Singapore
32.New Zealand
33.Hungary
34.Israel
35.Italy
36.Indonesia
37.United Kingdom
38.Vietnam
39.China Hong Kong

How much does ePacket shipping cost?
Regarding the cost of ePacket, different countries have different rates.
The following table is the epacket shipping cost of different countries in 2021

2021 epacket ship fee (from January 22)
CountryRegionship feeTransportation surchargeMin weightMax weight
CNY/pcCNY/GCNY/Ggg
IRELANDEuropean250.0650.0112000
AUSTRIAEuropean250.06012000
AUSTRALIAAustralia190.06012000
BRAZILSouth America250.080.005502000
BELGIUMEuropean250.060.00512000
POLANDEuropean250.06012000
DENMARKEuropean250.060.00512000
GERMANYEuropean190.06012000
RUSSIAEuropean170.0550.00513000
FRANCEEuropean190.06012000
FINLANDEuropean250.0650.01512000
KAZAKHSTANAsia80.070502000
SOUTH KOREAAsia200.04012000
NETHERLANDSEuropean250.060.00512000
CANADANorth American states190.0650.01512000
LUXEMBOURGEuropean250.060.01512000
MALAYSIAAsia150.04012000
UNITED STATESNorth American states200.070.0112000
MEXICONorth American states250.085012000
NORWAYEuropean190.065012000
PORTUGALEuropean190.065012000
JAPANAsia150.050502000
SWEDENEuropean190.06012000
SWITZERLANDEuropean250.060.0112000
SAUDI ARABIAAsia260.05012000
THAILANDAsia140.045012000
TURKEYAsia250.060.01512000
UKRAINEEuropean60.0750102000
SPAINEuropean140.06012000
GREECEEuropean250.060.01512000
SINGAPOREAsia150.04012000
NEW ZEALANDOceania100.080502000
HUNGARYEuropean250.06012000
ISRAELAsia170.06015000
ITALYEuropean250.060.00512000
INDONESIAAsia140.045012000
UNITED KINGDOMEuropean180.05501499
250.04505001999
350.045020005000
VIETNAMAsia120.0450.0112000
HONG KONGAsia170.03012000

You can check the epacket shipping cost on this site
https://my.ems.com.cn/pcp-web/f/pcp/indexController/quotequery

The Benefits of Using ePacket

  • Faster Delivery Times(During COVID-19, it usually takes more than 30 days)
    Standard shipping by sea takes up to eight weeks for goods to arrive. ePacket goods are delivered anywhere in the world in less than 30 days—typically within two weeks. While this may not match Amazon’s fulfillment and delivery rates, it can still give you an edge over other small businesses in your sector.
  • Lower Shipping Rates
    Because of the UPU agreement shipping rates are subsidized by China Post and USPS, so you end up paying less for shipping, Therefore, it is much cheaper than other express delivery. It should be noted that the shipping rates have increased in recent years, but it is still very competitive
  • End-to-End Tracking
    ePacket uses premium network provenance systems to track shipments so customers can feel confident in their purchase and your brand. ePacket delivery also offers optional end-to-end tracking via China Post and USPS at no additional cost.
  • It can be delivered to some remote areas
    1. United States: all Territorial Territories and Non-Territorial Territories and their overseas military mail addresses;
    2. United Kingdom: mainland and Channel Islands, Isle of Man;
  • Free Returns
    Offering free returns on undelivered items strengthens customer-merchant relationships by providing customers with a sense of security, knowing they won’t lose their money if the package does not arrive. Online merchants can offer refunds on undelivered items without the risk of absorbing the cost of the goods.
  • Postal Customs Payment
    ePacket benefits international business owners by streamlining the customs process. All customs taxes and tariffs are paid by the person receiving the shipments. If you are a dropshipping company, you can bypass customs costs and avoid the paperwork, even if you know how to fill out a customs form for international shipping.

Disadvantages

  • During COVID-19, it usually takes more than 30 days
  • The cost has gone up a lot,
    With rising costs and longer delivery times, it will be more appropriate to use a private line
  • Parcels may get lost
  • It will show ship from china
    All the parcels show that they are shipped from China. Some sales platforms or customers don’t like to ship from China, so it is not suitable for use.(i suggest you can use Private line, this will show shipments from the USA).
  • Maximum weight 2kg
    This means that packages larger than 2kg will not be able to use it

How to Track ePacket from China, epacket tracking USA?
Epacket support End-to-End Tracking so you can track it on china post site http://yjcx.chinapost.com.cn/qps/english/yjcx
or other third-party tracking sites, For example,17track,trackdog, and so on.

Alternative products of ePacket
Under the influence of COVID-19, the epacket will spend more than 30 days. And rising costs.
Faster delivery shipping methods appear on the market(Private line shipway), their prices are not expensive, it shows that they are shipped from the United States.
If you have high requirements for delivery time and like to show that it is shipped from the United States, I suggest you try to use it

Conclusion
This article has covered essential topics that concern ePacket shipping. It implies that you can integrate ePacket delivery or Private line delivery to your online store too.
Bebonsourcing provides more transparent and diversified delivery methods for your business. Since we want to see your business bloom, let us help you handle your order fulfillment issues.

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