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Q: Shipping boxes from China to the US?

Hi I want to ship a box of some winter clothes back home to the US. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should go about this/have any experience with it?

Could I use China Post or would it be better if I tried to find a UPS/Fedex center? Would my stuff be safe enough that it would be worth the risk of it potentially getting lost?

And would it be worth the cost in the first place (versus paying extra when I fly back)?

 

Thanks!

10 years 9 weeks ago in  General  - Hangzhou

 
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For years now I have shipped boxes from China to USA, and viceversa.  Until the USPS stopped accepting parcel post shipments to China, the cost was roughly $ 1.00 per pound, and will take from 2 to 3 months to get here.  And from China to USA they still do parcel post rates, and it is so low it is not worth paying Fed Ex rates at all.  Again, takes 2 to 3 months to get there.

And if you are concerned about getting lost, you can "register" it, the fee is around 15 yuan.  I have shipped boxes up to about 25 kilos back, and paid always less than 100 yuan for it.  But the last one was maybe 2 years ago.

GuilinRaf:

Who thumbed you down? Anyway, "The Equalizer" to teh rescue!!!

10 years 8 weeks ago
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HappyExPat:

In all honestly, I do not give a rat ass, I do not even look at that corner....... If one of the Twins is doing this to upset me, he or she is wasting time, I don't even check it.

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didibird:

This is great! Thanks so much!

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https://news.yahoo.com/massive-china-port-shutdown-raises-210441619.html

 

ports are packed for christmas, let's hope it runs smoothly

icnif77:

I read about at Zero ... Yantian containers port is shut-down 'cause of Delta (or whatever strain) of Cofid.

Somebody is working on shipping rates, which are sky high already ...

 

Shippers Frantic After China's Busiest Port Shuts Container Terminal Due To Covid

"If something goes sideways in Ningbo, it’s going to be a real problem. At least as big, potentially, as what happened in Yantian."

45 weeks 5 days ago
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ambivalentmace:

If you spread a problem around the world so you don't go down alone, and it circles the world and comes back in spades, would you call that circular karma?

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icnif77:

 ... circular karma ...

 

Yes, indeeed ... 

 

You have to understand, I didn't have any bad intentions by spreading my thingy  around the world ...

 

I just wanted to be better than you all ... 

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Anyone have any info on current shipping rates to North america?

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 Do you ever use an Internet's search engine?  ... like me ...surprise

 

https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/sri/shipping-voi.page

 

Shipping cost depends on origin, destination, service, package weight, and other considerations. Calculate Time and Cost helps you compare delivery times and published rates for sending UPS shipments to destinations around the world. Find Your Shipping Cost. Watch and Learn: How to Estimate Shipping Costs.

 

https://postcalc.usps.com/?country=10473

 

https://www.dhl.de/en/privatkunden/pakete-versenden/weltweit-versenden/p...

 

https://www.neptcn.com/?utm_source=bing&keyword=%2Bshipping%20%2Bchina&m...

 

https://www.ups.com/cn/en/shipping/international/services.page

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