How to choose the most appropriate delivery is not a easy matter when doing international business. onThesource.com has considered this issue cautiously and carefully under several years of practical experience.
Currently, we have established stable relationship with Air Mail, China EMS (Express Mail Service), DHL, UPS and FedEx. They have different advantages in different states or regions.
Air Mail: The maximum delivery weight is 2Kg, so it suits to ship gadgets or widgets, such as cell phone accessories and car accessories. It can go to nearly all countries or regions. Air mail is with much slower delivery rate. For example, it will take about 8 to 12 days from China to USA, you know, the postal system in USA is the most advanced worldwide, let alone to other countries. However, the cheapest freight cost will heavily attract you. You are only required to pay less than 10 US dollars to ask Air Mail to send a international parcel with lighter than 400g from mainland China to your location.
Q1. How to get the parcel from your local postal office?
A1. When the parcel has reached your location, your postal office will post a bill to you (exactly, refer to the consignee) firstly to ask you to take your ID (Identity Card) and the bill to go there to sign for.
Q2. Should I pay any imported taxation for it?
A2. No, you never pay any taxation when you take it out from the postal office.
Q3. How can I track my parcel where it is?
A3. We will give you a link with a tracking number after dispatching. As it has different websites in different countries, we can not list them all here.
Depending on the special advantage of China Post and its own efforts, China EMS has established a continuously growing network, which links the world, covers the whole nation and connects rural areas with cities. The network now reaches over 200 countries and regions and up to 2000 domestic cities.
1>China EMS boasts its strong abilities to go through customs of all, especially to U.S., Canada and Asia countries or regions.
2>China EMS will help you save taxation or even remit duty at all.
3>At comparatively cheaper prices.
4> It will turn green light on if you need to export some items to mainland China. For instance, we highly advise customers to send repaired items to us by China EMS or their local postal services.
1> It is only compatible with those countries who have postal system. For example, it can not go to Netherlands, because Netherlands lacks of postal office.
2>China EMS will take comparatively longer time to major destinations. For instance, it may take about 5 days to USA big cities, so it will be even slower than to other destinations.
Tips: When goods sent by China EMS go into USA border, you can track it also on www.usps.com
Q1. Where can I track my parcel sent by China EMS?
A1. Please visit http://www.ems.com.cn/english-main.jsp
Q2. Must I go to postal office to fetch my parcel?
A2. No, EMS is one of the express ways. The staff will drop in and ask you to sign for.
Q3. Should I pay taxation for my imported parcel?
A3. Maybe. Frankly speaking, China EMS is very special. It can be seen as a postal service, but it also has the basic features of express way. In some countries, it will not ask you pay duty, even so, it only asks you pay a little duty fee.
DHL, UPS and FedEx
When referring to DHL, many Europe customers are always exciting. Definitely, although headquarter of DHL is located in USA, it is popular in nearly all Europe countries.
The headquarters of UPS and FedEx are both in USA, which have strong clearing customs abilities in many states. But, we have heard UPS will charge super high duty in Brazil, so we never send products to Brazil by UPS.
Features: Among of them, we think DHL is the cutest of all, UPS is cuter and FedEx is cute. They have different enterprise cultures and various performance styles. There is one old saying goes, everything (every matter) has two facets, one is good, the other one is not as good as you image. FedEx boasts its rigid performance, it is the fastest of all, for instance, when we send the parcel out in China, it will log on plane in 4 hours, and it can reach USA at the next afternoon, and be signed for on the second morning. It is even faster than the rate of domestic in China from Hei Longjiang province to Guangdong province.
Dissatisfied aspects: they will charge higher imported taxation. Consequently, it will raise the cost of importing products from China to some extent.
Q2. Should I pay taxation for my imported parcel?
A2.Sure, they may charge imported duty in terms of your local standards plus a proportion of the value declared on Commercial Invoice. However, onThesource.com endeavors to declare much lower value on it to make you import goods at less expense.
The headquarter of TNT is located in Netherlands (Holland), it is a express street-wise in Europe state. Because we have not cooperated with it before, we can not appraise it now.