With over 1.4 billion people and as the world’s 2nd largest economy, China represents immense business opportunity for manufactures, retails, and e-commerce companies alike.
While shipping to China seems like a hurdle too hard to overcome, for many companies that are looking to take their business east-bound, don’t worry – we’re here to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
With faster transit times, extended collection times, and additional service options, you can enjoy better service for you and for your customers when shipping to the Asia Pacific region and China specifically.
See below some examples, or go straight to our shipping application to ship your parcel to China. If you are just interested in a quote, you can quote your parcel delivery now and we will send you an email with all the details, so you can pick up where you left off whenever you are ready.
Send your time-sensitive parcel on the fastest route possible: with our morning express service, it will reach your customer within one to four business days before noon.
Or, send it more economically, yet still fast, so it arrives within up to four business days at the end of the day.
For non-urgent shipments, choose our standard economy solution that takes anywhere between 1-4 days, but is not time-definite.
A few things you should keep in mind when shipping to China:
Chinese customs uses a valuation database that lists the values of various imports based on international market prices, foreign market prices and domestic prices. Normally importers’ values are accepted – but if they’re not in line with the valuation database, a recalculation may be needed.
You should check all customs requirements for your goods accurately to avoid any unnecessary delays and fees.
Value Added Tax (VAT) should not be charged for online sales to China. Fill out a customs declaration when you ship and keep ‘proof of export’.
Not all Chinese standards are aligned with established international standards – so ensure you check the Chinese laws, regulations, standards and certification requirements that apply to your specific areas of business.
Essential documentation to consider when shipping to China: Commercial invoice, Packing list, Certificate of Origin, Electronic export information.
We know shipping to a country as far and maybe unknown as China can be stressful. Rest assured that all our services are fully tracked and you can check on your parcel’s status at any time free of charge. Your shipment also automatically comes with basic coverage for loss or damage up to £60. Should you wish to insure your shipment further (up to £1000), you can do so for only £6 incl. VAT.
Any of our Express services include a money-back guarantee at no additional cost. With this, you receive an extra commitment on the delivery time and an added assurance that, if your parcel arrives late (unless due to events beyond our control), the shipping costs will be refunded or credited.
If you value convenience and are always out and about, choose our drop-off points, also known as UPS Access Point locations. These are local shops around your neighbourhood where you can drop off parcels when it fits into your schedule and they will be delivered directly to your customers’ doorstep.
Find a UPS Access Point location near you.