The international large package service is offered by China Post for the delivery of the items over 2kg and less than 30kg. It fits for those with large sizes and not urgent for shipment so much. Compared with EMS and other express means, the large package service is much cheaper.
China Post International Large Package
Like the China Post Small Parcel Service which is for the delivery of items below 2kg, the large package has normal mail and registered mail classifications. The former one is cheaper but can’t be tracked with shipment status. The registered one is a little more expensive but with tracking service. Also, classified by transportation methods, it can be divided into three types which are Air Parcel, Surface Air Lift (SAL) and Surface Parcel. The Air Parcel is transported by air, SAL by sea, land or air, and Surface Parcel by railway, automobile, or ship. The first two ways need 5-30 shipping time and the last one needs a longer time which is over one month.
Tracking Number Format:The tracking number of China post large package is consisted of 13 characters beginning with “CP” following with 9 digits and ending with “CN”.
Delivery Time:1. For Air Parcel:
--To China Neighboring countries: 5 – 10 Days
--To developed countries of Europe and America: 7 – 15 Days
--To South American countries: 10-20 Days
--To African and other countries or regions: 15 – 30 Days
2. For Surface Air Lift (SAL) Parcel: 15 – 20 Days
3. For Surface Parcel:1 – 2 Months
Weight and Size Limit:1. Weight Limit:
Above 2kg and less than 30kg (For some countries the maximum weight is 15kg, 20kg or 40kg), please get the exact limit for counties by clicking China Post International Large Package Rates.
2. Size Limit:
a: Maximum Size:
For packages with the weight limit of 30kg: Greatest dimension should be less than 1.5 meters and length + maximum package circumference should be less than 3 meters;
For packages with the weight limit of 20kg: Greatest dimension should be less than 1.05 meters and and length + maximum package circumference should be less than 2 meters.
b: Minimum Size:
The length should not be less than 0.24 meters and width 0.16 meters.
China Post International Large Package Rates.
For more questions about tracking and price, you can call China Post hotline 11185 if you are in China and +86 10 11185 if you are outside China. For English service, please press 8 after the call is got through.
Also get to know China Post International Small Parcel Service (which is for items less than 2kg)