Singapore Post Packet is one of the most popular delivery ways for foreign commerce sellers on eBay and other e-commerce platforms. It aims at the products which are less than 2kg and could reach over 200 countries and areas in the world. Like Hong Kong Post Small Packet and China Post Packet, it has normal mail service and registered air mail service. The former is cheaper than the latter but couldn’t be tracked and the sender couldn’t get any compensation once it gets lost.
Singapore Post Packet
1. Low Price: Compared with other ways (such as DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT, etc.), the price for a Singapore Post packet is much cheaper.
2. Short Delivery Time: In general, it only needs 7 – 15 days to reach most of the countries.
3. Safe: The registered Singapore Post packet has a low rate of loss and there is additional insurance service.
The differences between China Post Small Packet and Singapore Post packet mainly lie in the price, delivery time and loss rate. The China post packet enjoys much cheaper price than Singapore Post packet but has a longer delivery time (4-7 days slower) than it. In terms of packet loss ratio, Singapore Post packet does much better than China Post Small Packet.
Difference between China Post and Singapore Post Packet
A normal tracking number of a Singapore Post packet is composed of 13 digits which starts with R or other letters followed by 9 numbers and ended with SG. Following are commonly seen tracking code formats:
Tracking Number Format
(R# *** *** *** SG) (V# *** *** *** SG) (A# *** *** *** SG) (XC *** *** *** **) (XR *** *** *** **)
Note: # - letters, * - numbers
In general, a small parcel posted by Singapore Post needs about 7 – 20 days to reach by registered air mail service. It needs more time about 10- 30 days by ordinary mail service.
|Country||Estimated Delivery Time by Air (working days)|
|South Asia||5-10 days|
|Western Europe||7-15 days|
|Eastern Europe||7-20 days|
|United States||7-15 days|
|Zone||Country and Area||Ordinary/kg||Registered/kg||Registration Fee (CNY)|
|1||Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, American Samoa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Polynesia, Guam, India, Kiribati, North Korea, and Korea, Laos, Macau, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Nauru, Nepal, new card in more Nepal Asia, Niue Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Singapore, Japan, Canada, United States, New Zealand, and Australia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Sweden||101||111||
(additional 1 CNY processing fee is needed)
|2||Greece, Netherlands, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vatican City||98||112|
|3||Ukraine, Russian Federation||112||121|
|4||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, and Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, and Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Morocco , Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, the Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn Island, Puerto Rico, and Qatar, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Pierre and Miquelon the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Arab Syria Republic, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (USA), Wallis and Futuna Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Andorra, Bouvet Island, Cocos Island, Christmas Island, Western Sahara, Falkland Islands, Faeroe Islands, French Luobolitan Emmett, Guernsey, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Canary Islands, Yugoslavia, South Sudan Republic, Tokelau, Zaire…||123||133|
Weight Limit: 2kg
Weight and Size Limits
Maximum Size Limit:
Rectangular Packet: Length, width and depth combined should be no more than 90cm. And the greatest dimension should not exceed 60cm.
Cylindrical Packet: Length plus twice the diameter should be no more than 104cm. Greatest dimension should not exceed 90cm.
Minimum Size Limit:
Rectangular Packet: The smallest dimension should longer than 9cm.
Cylindrical Packet: Length plus twice the diameter should be more than 17cm, and the greatest dimension longer than 10cm.