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COURIER SERVICES FROM CHINA: RATES, TRANSIT TIMES AND PROCEDURE (UPDATED 2020)

 
Do you want to Ship small or medium size package from China, but you don’t know how to do? You really want to get best rates and conditions to ship box or envelop smoothly and safely.
 
We wrote this page as an ultimate guide for sending package from China to Worldwide.
 
Contents  
1 Courier Services from China: Rates, Transit times and procedure (updated 2020)
2 Let’s compare rates !
3 Courier from China to United States
4 How to calculate your express shipping costs in minutes ?
5 NEED TO SHIP A PACKAGE FROM HONG KONG ?
6 Everything you need to know for send packages from China
7 Express shipping from China Step by Step
8 Why choose HIF Shipping?
9 Express freight – rapidity and efficiency
10 Air Freight VS Express Transport
11 Chinese post and its services
12 HIF SHIPPING offers the following services:
13 5 advices given by HIF Shipping
14 How to calculate air freight and express costs?
15 Technology used by courier
16 Courier vs. Air freight – What to choose?
17 Air Freight risks – Damage in transit
18 How to reduce your costs during the import by air freight?
19 Contact HIF Shipping !
 

DIFFERENT DELIVERY METHODS AVAILABLE

 
When you are shipping goods from China, there are a couple of situations that require a courier:
· A sample or small shipment needs a courier
· Original shipping documents transportation require express transportation
Note HIF: It’s important to have a handle on courier logistics when you are shipping a small quantity of goods or when you are shipping original documents. 
One of the best options is express courier services because with this service you can get hand delivered packages worldwide within one week.
This is a handy way to go because you can save a bundle on shipping and freight charges for these smaller packages and if the value is under $2,000 for U.S. imports then you don’t have to personally clear the shipments.
These rates for small packages are cheaper than LCL sea shipping. You must compare before taking any decision.
A lot of sellers located in China from eBay or Aliexpress are still using Hong Kong post or China post for their first global delivery options.
However, those shipping times can pose quite a problem for buyers who are eagerly awaiting their packages and must wait. This can particularly pose a problem when you are waiting for original documents like Certificates of Origin and BL for customs clearance.
Many other sellers have found that using one of the top four couriers in the world like FedEx, UPS, DHL, or TNT can offer faster delivery times and they are all comparable with each other. 
Not only that but they all have very strong brand recognition all over the world and they have become trusted couriers that people rely on, trust and know will come through for the delivery of their goods.
 

WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF YOUR PACKAGE?

A country may consider placing a value on printed matter, such as legal documents, when it is over a certain weight break. In most cases value will be placed on any packages weighing over 150 lbs. Be sure to check the specific weight regulation for your destination country.
Example: When shipping documents from the China to Germany, any packages containing printed matter must follow these weight restrictions or value will be added, and the packages will be considered dutiable.
 
· Maximum weight: 70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
· Maximum length: 270 cm (108 in.) per package
· Maximum dimensions: 419.10 cm (165.0 in.) per package Length and girth combined
 

ARE THERE ANY MATERIALS THAT SHOULD BE REMOVED?

Office supplies such as staples or paper clips may hold up your shipment in customs and also may be levied with VAT and Taxes. It is best to purchase your office supplies in that country to avoid any delays.
 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-DUTIABLE ITEMS

When shipping non-dutiable items, you may be required to provide a Customs Declaration Letter* (also known as Proforma Commercial Invoice) describing the items being shipped, and its intended purpose.
Not every country requires the Proforma invoice, but you may want to include it just in case. The letter should be prepared on your company letterhead, and signed by the person that is preparing the shipment.
1) Include a description of material, for example, “This shipment contains legal documents in CD format. These documents are to be used for our firm’s internal purposes only. These samples have no commercial value and are not for resale.”
2) For customs purposes only, place a nominal value of $5 per box or $1 per CD
3) Describe in detail the contents of your shipments
4) Include the details of who is shipping the package and to whom it is being shipped to. (Shipper and Consignee)
5) Correctly list the value of your shipment --3 boxes of documents would be valued at $15 (3 boxes at $5 each)
 

COMPLETING A COMMERCIAL INVOICE FOR DUTIABLE ITEM

If you have determined that your shipment is considered “dutiable”, you will need a Commercial Invoice (see example on page 11). The Commercial Invoice is the official transaction record between an exporter and an importer.
It is the form that customs officials use to clear your shipment.
1) Place the full name and address for both Exporter/Shipper and Consignee on the invoice. Include a contact name, telephone number and fax number
2) Include a complete description of the items being shipped. - More shipments are held due to an inaccurate description of goods than for any other cause. The description, along with the country of origin and the harmonized tariff code, helps brokers determine how your product should be classified for import control and duties calculation.
You can look up the harmonized tariff code online at https://www.usitc.gov/ . - When describing your items, be sure to include what it is, how many units there are, and intended use.
3) Sign and date the document in blue or black ink. Print the document on your company letterhead.
4) Be sure to add a destination control statement to your invoice. - A Destination Control Statement is required for all products being exported out of China. These statements should be printed on the commercial invoice, packing list and bill of lading. - The Destination Control Statement is as follows, “These commodities, technology or software were exported from the China in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations.”
5) Make copies of your required documents. - Each country will have different requirements for the amount of copies necessary to ship internationally. Be sure to have the correct amount of copies in order to avoid unnecessary delays.
 
Examples:
• Non-document shipments to Brazil must include 3 original, signed commercial invoices. The consignee phone number must be on the commercial invoice (it is mandatory).
• Non-document shipments to UK must include 1 original and 2 copies of an invoice. Every shipment requires an invoice, which shows the realistic market price of the commodity. Shipments with unrealistic low merchandise value may be delayed by customs.
6) All shipments must have the consignee’s Tax ID number written on the waybill and the invoice. Non-compliance will result in customs holding the shipment until the number is obtained, which will cause delays.
7) Include a signed Quick Bill of Lading and place inside each package.

To get more information please Email us , o r get a free quote .

LET’S COMPARE RATES !

 

HOW TO GET COURIER QUOTE FROM CHINA?

So, let’s just focus on the cost. If one is cheaper, we can take it as our first option. We’ will compare rates from the 3 official websites (ENG version), to get a better understanding of pricing.
· DHL – Get Rate and Time Quote
· FedEx – Rates and Transit Times
· TNT – Check a Price
Remark HIFWe are assuming some items (① an envelope with documents or ② a box with samples) shipping from the same address in China to different countries.
Some of the basic parameters are locking down as:
· Country of departure: China
· Departure Zip code: 200051, Shanghai
· Parcel in a big envelop: chargeable weight 5 kgs
· Samples in a carton: chargeable weight 20 kgs, and customs value US Dollar $200
As examples, we will provide you rates from Shanghai:
· To New York, USA
· To London, UK
· To Mumbai, India
· To Montreal, Canada
· To Sydney, Australia
All these companies have a strong share of the market and a worldwide shipping network that can save you time and money. Either way, you aren’t going to make a wrong choice with any of these companies.
*We suggest comparing prices and choosing the one that will be the most cost effective for you.
 

COURIER FROM CHINA TO UNITED STATES

 

DHL FROM CHINA TO USA

 
 
20 Kilos cartons from Shanghai to NY, Door to door services / Box price: CNY5777 (USD824)
From :
SHANGHAI, SHANGHAI 200001
China
To :
NEW YORK, New York 10000
United States of America
EDIT
Packages
BOX #8 - 1 Piece - 20 kg (54.1 X 44.4 X 40.9 cm)
DHL terms and conditions:
· Transit times are indicative. Your final transit time may differ based on the actual pick up time, service requested, characteristics of the shipment tendered, and/or regulatory clearance requirements. DHL Express has no liability or responsibility for differences between the indicative and the actual transit time.
· Prices quoted are estimates based on the information you have supplied and are based on the Cash Account Rate in the Origin Country/Region. Prices quoted may not include duties, taxes, customs charges or all surcharges and fees.
· *Please note that pickup is possible until Last Pickup for Day. If the Last Pickup is after the Latest Pickup, this may result in additional transit day(s).

FEDEX FROM CHINA TO USA

5 Kilos Parcel from Shanghai to NY, Door to door services / Envelop price: CNY1676 (USD245)
20 Kilos cartons from Shanghai to NY, Door to door services / Box price: CNY2608 (USD381)
FedEx terms and conditions:
Rates shown here may be different than the actual charges for your shipment. Differences may occur based on actual weight, dimensions, currency conversion rate and other factors. Consult the applicable FedEx Service Guide for details.
· “Retail Rates” apply to shipments originating in the U.S. that are paid for by cash, check, debit or credit card instead of being charged to a valid FedEx account.

TNT FROM CHINA TO USA

5 Kilos Parcel from Shanghai to NY, Door to door services / Envelop price: CNY1411(USD206)
 
20 Kilos cartons from Shanghai to NY, Door to door services / Box price: CNY3942 (USD576)
 
TNT Terms and conditions:
· all prices refer to services whereby the sender pays
· all prices are exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) and any customs duties
· all prices are subject to change without prior notice
· TNTs standard terms and conditions apply to the delivery of all goods

TO SUM IT UP

COURIER TO USA ==> SHANGHAI – NEW YORK

China – U.S. DHL FedEx TNT
Documents in an envelop 46.69 53.53 55.14
Samples in a carton 210 200.29 259.45

HIF Tips: If you are in America or Canada, try DHL and UPS.

COURIER TO UK ==> SHANGHAI – LONDON

China – UK DHL FedEx, TNT
Documents in an envelop N/A 286 66.06
Samples in a carton N/A N/A 121.05

HIF Tips: If you are in Europe, try TNT they are the best !

COURIER TO INDIA ==> SHANGHAI – MUMBAI

China – India DHL FedEx TNT
Documents in an envelop N/A 286 N/A
Samples in a carton N/A, 770 N/A

HIF Tips: If you want to ship from China to India, FedEx is the best option.

COURIER TO CANADA ==> SHANGHAI – MONTREAL

China – Canada DHL FedEx TNT
Documents in an envelop N/A 62.50 54.50
Samples in a carton N/A 312.80 282.05

HIF Tips: If you want to ship from China to Montreal, TNT is the best option.

COURIER TO AUSTRALIA ==> SHANGHAI – MONTREAL

China – Australia DHL FedEx TNT
Documents in an envelop N/A 223.12 N/A
Samples in a carton N/A 465.04 N/A

HIF Tips: If you are in Australia, try FedEx.

EXPRESS SHIPPING RATES FROM CHINA TO :

*All price below are based Shanghai departure - 20 kg N/W (Validity: APRIL 2020)

RATES & TRANSIT TIME FROM CHINA TO HONG KONG, TAIWAN, MACAU

 

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO HONG KONG

(International)(Package) 20 kg 1-2 working day(s) CNY 173

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO TAIWAN

(International)(Package) 20 kg 2-3 working day(s) CNY175

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO MACAU

(International)(Package) 20 kg 2-3 working day(s) CNY568

 
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RATES & TRANSIT TIME FROM CHINA TO SOUTH EAST ASIA (ASEAN)

 

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO CAMBODIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 3-5 working day(s) CNY1643

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO THAILAND

(International)(Package) 20 kg 3-5 working day(s) CNY1543

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO INDONESIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1743

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO MALAYSIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1743

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO PHILIPPINES

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1743

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO MYANMAR

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1743

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO MYANMAR

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1943

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO LAOS

(International)(Package) 20 kg 2-3 working day(s) CNY1443

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO BRUNEI

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY2243

 

RATES & TRANSIT TIME FROM CHINA TO ASIA

 

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO INDIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1743

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO PAKISTAN

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1843

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO BANGLADESH

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1843

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO NEPAL

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1843

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO SOUTH KOREA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1843

 

RATES & TRANSIT TIME FROM CHINA TO EUROPE / RUSSIA

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO FRANCE

(International)(Package) 20 kg 5-8 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO ITALY

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO CROATIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 10-12 working day(s) CNY3504

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO ESTONIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY3504

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO LATVIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY3504

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO PORTUGAL

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO SLOVAKIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO AUSTRIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO CZECH REPUBLIC

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO FINLAND

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO GREECE

(International)(Package) 20 kg 10-12 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO IRELAND

(International)(Package) 20 kg 5-8 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO LITHUANIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY3504

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO NETHERLANDS

(International)(Package) 20 kg 5-8 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO ROMANIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 10-12 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO SLOVENIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY3504

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO HUNGARY

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO LUXEMBOURG

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO BELGIUM

(International)(Package) 20 kg 5-8 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO BULGARIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 10-12 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO DENMARK

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO GERMANY

(International)(Package) 20 kg 5-8 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO POLAND

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO SPAIN

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO UNITED KINGDOM

(International)(Package) 20 kg 5-8 working day(s) CNY1445

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO SWEDEN

(International)(Package) 20 kg 8-10 working day(s) CNY2256

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO RUSSIA

(International)(Package) 20 kg 6-10 working day(s) CNY3920

 

RATES & TRANSIT TIME FROM CHINA TO UNITED STATES

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO UNITED STATES

(International)(Package) 20 kg 4-6 working day(s) CNY1095

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RATES & TRANSIT TIME FROM CHINA TO AMERICA LATINA

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO NEPAL

(International)(Package) 20 kg 6-9 working day(s) CNY1424

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO BRAZIL

(International)(Package) 20 kg 7-9 working day(s) CNY3504

 

HIF SHIPPING IS THE SF OFFICIAL PARTNER

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR  EXPRESS SHIPPING COSTS IN MINUTES ?

 

I. RATE CALCULATION RULES

1. Rates are calculated based on chargeable weight:
Chargeable weight is determined by the greater between the actual weight and the volumetric weight.
Same Day/Next Morning/Standard Express
For mutual shipping within the city, province or economic region, Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 12000.
For inter-province non-economic region shipping, Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 6000;
Economic regions include: Beijing/Tianjin/Hebei Region, Jiangsu/Zhejiang/Shanghai/Anhui Region, Sichuan and Chongqing Region, Heilongjiang/Jilin/Liaoning Region.
SF Standard Express (Ground) Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 12000.
Heavy Freight Package/Small-size LTL/Cold Chain Economy Express/Cold Chain Express Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 6000.
Cold Chain LTL Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 3000.
Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan (Services) Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 6000.
International (Services) Volumetric Weight (KG) = Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM) ÷ 5000.
For more details, please contact our local couriers or at 95338.
 

II. DECIMAL POINT CARRY-OVER MODE OF CHARGEABLE WEIGHT

Delivery within Chinese Mainland: For weight range of (0kg, 10kg), chargeable weight will be calculated in an increment of 0.1kg, rounded to 1 decimal place. For weight range of [10kg,100kg), chargeable weight will be calculated in an increment of 0.5kg, following the rule of (0, 0.3) as 0, [0.3, 0.8) as 0.5, and [0.8, 1) as 1. For weight range of [100kg, +∞), chargeable weight will be rounded to the nearest 1kg.
Hong Kong & Macau Domestics Services Chargeable weight will be calculated in 0.5KG increment. Those which are less than 0.5kg will be charged as 0.5 kg.
Service from Chinese Mainland to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Chargeable weight below 100KG will be calculated in 0.5KG increment; those which are less than 0.5kg will be charged as 0.5 kg. For shipment over 100KG, the chargeable unit is 1KG. If the mantissa after the decimal point is larger than 0, round up to the next 1KG.
Service from Chinese Mainland to Overseas Countries  For shipments below 20KG, the chargeable unit is 0.5KG; those which are less than 0.5kg will be charged as 0.5 kg. For shipments no less than 20KG, the chargeable unit is 1KG. If the mantissa after the decimal point is larger than 0, round up to the next 1KG.
 

III. HANDLING MODE OF FREIGHT CHARGES CALCULATION

1.  The calculation of freight charges will be round up to integer;
2. The initial weights of different product are different. If the product is not as heavy as the initial weight, charge by and display the initial weight.
The above-mentioned charging mode of may be different due to services (products) or the located areas, please dial 95338 or contact local courier for consultation.
 
Notes
1. Transit Time Standard
1. Please note the transit time standard will be varied by and altered due to factors including but not limit to public holiday, weather, traffic control, resource allcoation,and etc. For real-time transit time, you may refer to the SF official channels and sysytem for details.
2. For shipments from/to Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan
1. The payment mode of shipment fees, including freight charges and value-added service fees, can be changed from paid-by-consignee(or third party) to paid-by-shipper before acceptance and sign-off. For shipments whose payment mode has been changed, the shipper shall not only pay the freight charges and value-added service fees, but also pay the surcharges for changing the payment mode.
3. For Special Express Service from Taiwan to Mainland China, please refer to our rate card. The transit time about this commodity will be add 3-5 days base on SF Stand Express.
4. The above rates are for reference only. If you have any enquiries, please call our Customer Service Hotline at 95338.
5. Shipments collected from or delivered to Hong Kong's Remote Areas would require 1 additional business day.
6. Shipments collected from or delivered to certain areas in Taiwan require 0.5-1 additional business day.
7. The above freight charges of express delivery from the HMT region to mainland China and mutual delivery within the HMT region have already included fuel surcharge.
 
3. For shipments from/to an oversea country
For shipments from/to an overseas country:
1. The above overseas shipment rates and shipment transit time are for reference only. If you have any queries, please call SF Express International Service Hotline at 9533883.
2. The above overseas shipment rates already include fuel surcharges, but exclude customs duties, remote area surcharges, residential delivery surcharges, and other special handling fees.
3. The standard day of the standard refers to the working day, does not include the date of receipt, and does not include weekends and holidays. The actual delivery time is subject to the destination zip code. In the case of remote areas or suburbs, flight delays, customs clearance, etc., the transit time will be expected longer.
4. Under the precondition that the declaration documents are complete, and there is no risky self-detainment and detainment by customs, the corresponding extra transit time should be added on the reference transit time when the following situation happens: 1-2 working days added when individual articles and formal declared goods import of Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (HMT) port, 2-4 working days added when luggage declared goods import from Chinese Mainland port, 1 working day added when formal declared goods export from Chinese Mainland and HMT port, and 2-3 working days added when formal declared goods import from overseas countries port.
5. To reduce the risks caused by incomplete shipper’s name, declared commodity description or false or inconsistent declared value, the information of shipper and receiver shall be true and effective. Material and usage of the commodity description shall be specified. The value of the consignment shall be declared truly. If the inspection is delayed due to the above-mentioned reasons, All the arisen expenses and related taxes shall be charged from the shipper or receiver.

NEED TO SHIP A PACKAGE FROM HONG KONG ?

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR SEND PACKAGES FROM CHINA


 
You will want to find a trusted shipping company (like us) to act as your courier agent. We are in it to be the best company in the business and with us you will always know that your goods, documents, packages and parcels will be well taken care of and handled with care.
International shipping is not as complicated or expensive as most people assume.  Let’s talk through your shipping needs and you have our guarantee that we will find you the best rate. There are all sorts of different postage options and courier options that you can choose from.  We will find the option that is right for your shipping needs and your budget.
 

10 TIPS TO BECOME A MASTER FOR COURIER SHIPPING FROM CHINA

1. Remember, you will always want to prepay instead of collecting at time of delivery because prepaying will always save you money on courier shipping expenses.
2. DHL vs. UPS
· <5kgs, DHL win
· 6-21kgs, UPS win
· 21-100kgs, DHL win
· >100kgs, UPS win
1. From China to Southeast Asia, FedEx is the Master, always cheaper and faster, small and big shipment.
2. We don’t recommend TNT if you are out of Europe or Middle East.
3. If you are running huge volume business, you can create an account, and become VIP customer for courier company. Then you will enjoy better rates and many advantages.
4. Oil (BAF/CAF) price impact price, don’t be surprised to see 10-25% rates variation. So, our quote can valid till the end of the month.
5. The total length (length+width*2+height*2) should be less than 330cm. And the weight should be less than 70kg per package for the best available rate.
6. Use reinforced cartons and take care of the packing quality.
7. The trade term between you and your supplier should be FOB, which is for your best interest if other shipping methods, but EXW for courier shipments.
8. There are special lines for some specific destination and specific weight. Such carriers are not so famous, but also reliable and more cost-effective.
Note HIF: The airlines company uses advanced laser scanning machines to calculate the volume of packages. This means, even a small bulge in your cartons can lead to a significant difference in volume.

EXPRESS SHIPPING FROM CHINA STEP BY STEP

 
Let’s get your shipping process started. We have tried to keep the process as easy and painless for you as possible. Below are a few steps that will be required to get your goods shipped:
· Allow us to give you a quote for your shipping
· Quotes can be changed based upon your shipping needs and desires. Again, we will custom make a shipping solution for you
· Fill out the booking form and submit it
· We will work with your supplier and double and triple check all information before we book a spot with a carrier
· We will work to get your goods to our inland warehouse to prep the shipment for shipping
· We confirm all information and chargeable weight
· You pay for your shipping cost as agreed
· We get your shipment to the courier that you/we have chosen together based on your shipping needs
· We handle the rest of everything that is needed to make sure your goods are delivered to the destination
Again, as stated we will monitor your shipment to make sure it’s safe, delivered on time and on budget. We will track it and keep you updated every step of the way. We will always take the time to understand your needs and your business so that we can always give you the best options that will improve your experience, minimize delays or unforeseen circumstances, reduce uncertainty or confusion and reduce your costs. We understand you are trying to maintain as much profit margin as possible and we want to help you reach your business goals. We know that choosing the best shipping and freight options for you will vary on your unique business and shipping needs. There are a lot of different options so it will be important to think through which shipping method you want to use and which party will manage your shipping needs.
 

WHY CHOOSE HIF SHIPPING?

 

OUR NETWORK

We also have partnered with some of the best-specialized expresses, EMS and Post services in addition to the four great companies mentioned above.
You can very effectively book delivery services out of China to forward your packages to the destination once they have been received at a port.
We have put together an amazing network of couriers and forwarding services that have partnered with us to ensure your packages reach any destination in the world at the best rates and on time.
We are constantly updating our partner network and negotiating the best rates for you so that you don’t have to worry about that.  Let us do the hard work for you.  We are determined to make your shipping experience as easy, economical and stress-free as possible.

TAILOR-MADE LOGISTICS SOLUTION FOR E-COMMERCE- DROP SHIPPER OR ANY OTHER RELATED BUSINESS

No matter what your shipping needs are, we have a solution that will accommodate.  We are great at tailor-making a solution that will fit your budget, your transfer time and will hit the entire important requirement list for a safe and seamless shipping experience.
 

KEEP YOU UP TO DATE – TRACK YOUR SHIPMENT

With us, you will never have to wonder where your goods are in transit or what is going on with your packages.  We will always keep you up to date with what exactly is going on with your goods and where it is at all times.
If for some reason, there is an unexpected delay we will let you know and you can rest assured that we are diligently working to fix the issue and get your goods back on their way to make it to their destination in the quickest amount of time possible.
*With us, you will never feel like you are in the dark. Some of our company values are transparency, honestly and amazing communication.
 
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EXPRESS FREIGHT – RAPIDITY AND EFFICIENCY

 
The large range of services proposed by HIF shipping provides you a lot of different choices for the shipping of your goods transport. Besides air and sea freight, an express transport service has been created to respond to your expectations and needs as soon as possible. The express service offers quick and efficient deadlines transit between China and the country chosen.
 

MAIN ASSETS OF THE EXPRESS SERVICE

 
The express service permits to the companies and individuals to respond to logistics needs as soon as possible. These are the main assets of this service, which permit to the companies to reach a better competitiveness:
· Speed of delivery (5 to 7 days)
· Reliability and respect of delivery dates
· Tracking system (real-time control)
· Rapid clearance
· Competitive tariff for some destinations
Beyond the main requirements of reliability and efficiency of the express freight, HIF Shipping provides you the possibility to follow your shipment in real-time. Thanks to a tracking number attributed for each shipment, you have the possibility to know the smooth functioning and the evolution of your goods transfer between China and the country of your choice. This system of tracking in real-time is available for each client until the final shipment of goods.
As part of this express shipment offer whose duration never exceeds seven days, all customs clearance are assumed by a clearance expert team dedicated.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact a HIF SHIPPING expert who will respond to all your questions:
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AIR FREIGHT VS EXPRESS TRANSPORT

 

EXPRESS TRANSPORT FROM CHINA

It is imperative to understand the nuance between air freight and « courier » before starting your shipment procedures. For that, HIF Shipping provides you this article with some advices to help you in your choice.  
 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AIR FREIGHT AND COURIER

 

THE COURIER

The courier, also known as « express delivery », represents a « door to door » service where the delivery company will remove your goods at the agreed pick-up address (usually your supplier or your consolidator in your country of origin) and will deliver your shipment at the delivery address (at your residence or client’s address for example).
As part of these deliveries, teams in charge handle all the necessary different steps for the expedition of goods from point A to point B, namely: the removal, the transport/freight, customs clearance at the origin and final destination, payment of fees and customs duties but also the whole administrative formalities required.
Thanks to strong relationships and partnerships maintained with the most important delivery companies (DHL, FedEx, UPS and TNT), HIF Shipping ensures quick and reliable “door to door” expeditions between China and the country chosen. 

AIR FREIGHT

At the opposite, air freight is about the expedition itself. Namely, contrary to the door to door service, it does not include annex services like the removal, customs clearance etc. Air freight concerns only shipments from airport to airport whereas courier services are deliveries “door to door”, which ensures the complete care of transport, from the pick-up address to the final destination.
For more flexibility, HIF Shipping provides you these two services:
· « Classic » Air Freight: We provide you tailored solutions in order to set up an offer which correspond perfectly to your expectations, always in line with your budget.
· Express « courier »: also called « Express » service. This logistic solution is profitable for all packages under 100/150 Kg (depending the destination). HIF Shipping is able to offer ultra-competitive prices thanks to its partnerships with Express delivery companies such as DHL and FedEx.
For more information about « classic » air freight and solutions offered by HIF Shipping:
“CLASSIC” AIR FREIGHT

CHINESE POST AND ITS SERVICES

 
China post represents the official postal service of China. It offers different services for the expedition of couriers and packages as well as national and international. With the quick development of online purchase, an important amount of packages are sent by postal service, from China to worldwide. Please find below several deliveries of international shipping and the different options you can choose.
For further information about the national courrier in China, please feel free to reach the official website: Chinese Post

3 MODES OF TRANSPORTATIONS CAN GENERALLY BE DISTINGUISHED:

 
1. By AIR: the package is sent directly by plane and the reception is effective between 7 to 15 business days. It is a quick service but also expensive.
2. Surface Air Lifter or SAL, namely that in different countries of departures and arriving, the package is sent by boat or truck with an air freight for the relay between destinations. Rail and sea freight could be useful in the absence of any available flights. (best alternative). By sea freight, the deadline of the shipment of goods is between 28 and 35 days, and about 40 days in door to door service. For the rail freight, from China to Hamburg, count 14 days. For the door to door service, count 1 or 2 days more.
This could be call multimodal transport. Click here for the dedicated article:         MULTI MODAL FREIGHT
SURFACE: The package is sent by sea and rail freight. The difference is that the delivery cost is less expensive than “SAL” and “AIR”. However, depending on the place of destination, the receipt of the packaging is longer: between 40 and 70 business days.
HIF Tips: Please note that after your online purchase with a Chinese seller, you will have to choose your mode of transport. If it is not the case, they will probably choose the shipment by the Chinese post. The shipping will be longer but less expensive. 

HIF SHIPPING OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

 
Packages shipment services are split between the Small and Large Parcels. Each parcel is affected by a tracking number which permit to the client to follow the whereabouts of their shipment on the website of la Poste. 
 

THE SMALL PARCEL (LESS THAN 2KG)

It is appropriate for items, which do not exceed 2 Kg and which length, width and height of the outer packaging do not exceed 60 cm and 90 cm. Its price is very competitive, in particular for international shipment. The shipment is easy to do from any post office.
It is a safe shipment we can follow on line. If you deliver it in Asia, count from 5 to 10 days, and in America and Europe from 7 to 15 days. For the rest of the world, count between 7 to 30 days. The tracking number starts usually by “R”, “P” or “V” and end by “CN”.
 

THE LARGE PARCEL (FROM 2 TO 30 KG)

Used for items with bigger scale, between 2 to 30 Kg. 3 modes of shipments can be identified.  From the more rapid to the less rapid (Air, SAL and SURFACE) with prices much less expensive than those of EMS, DHL and other express transporters.
As the Small parcel, it can be sent worldwide; the shipment is easy to do from any post office. From China, the delay of a casual delivery is usually between 10 and 20 days, if you chose AIR and SAL modes of shipment. If you choose for the “Surface” mode, count between 1 to 2 months. The tracking number starts with “C” and ends with “CN”.
 

EUB SERVICE

Sellers passing by « Ebay » platform are using frequently this service to send their products to interested people located in France, Belgium, Switzerland or also Quebec. It is perfect for goods which do not exceed 2kg and which length, width and height of the outer packaging do not exceed 60 cm and 90 cm. You have to count 7 to 10 days for the delivery of this type of parcel. The tracking number start by “L” or “A” and ends by “CN”. 
 

EMS SERVICE

Express Mail Service or EMS is an express courier service present in all post offices worldwide and used in China. The maximum weight for a parcel does not have to exceed 30-40 kg, depending the final destination. It is a quick service compared to other deliveries but it is quite expensive. The delay for the shipment is about 7 business days. The tracking number for the parcels starts by “E” and ends by “CN”. You can find the whereabouts of any shipment on the website of EMS.
HIF Tips: Please not that another express service exists, China International Express, exploited in collaboration with TNT and EMS. However, China has a postage and weight limited (by identical parcels) at the EMS service. It serves many destinations. Tracking number starts by « CT » and ends by « CN ». You can also find the whereabouts of any shipment on the website of EMS.
Express shipping, step-by-step applied on E-commerce.