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China Post Tracking

China Post is engaged in the delivery of parcels and postal items in China and beyond. This postal operator carries out a collosal volume of shipments of goods from Aliexpress and other similar trading platforms, which have become insanely popular over the past few years.

When registering a postal item at the China Post, all packages are assigned a unique tracking number corresponding to the S10 standard of the Universal Postal Union (consisting of 13 symbols).

Sellers from online marketplaces like GearBest, Aliexpress, BangGood, FastTech, eBay often use China Post to deliver your purchases.

China Post Update on Coronavirus
The USPS passed along the following messages which it received from the UPU concerning the coronavirus and both China Post and Hongkong Post

The designated operator of China (People’s Rep.), China Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to prevent the risk of further transmission and spreading of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), China Post has been instructed by the Chinese government to disinfect all mails destined to or transiting via Wuhan at its processing centre.

What is China Post Air Mail?
China Post Registered Airmail is an economical and typically slow shipping service from China Post. Normally it takes about 2-4 weeks to arrive to destination country from China. Registered Airmail tracking number is a 13-digit tracking code starting with letter "R" and ending with "CN"

Tracking China Post Air Mail
To track China Post shipments simply enter your tracking number into the search field above and click Track Package.

Registered mail can be tracked through China Post Tracking system.

Tracking China Post Unregistered
Unregistered China Post packages typically have 13 alphanumeric characters (UG533573760CN) starting with letter U. Unregistered packages are trackable only during their transit through China territory. After package is exported to your destination, it can't be tracked, because it's an economy delivery and package is not being registered at transit points. The only exception is KazPost, postal service of Kazakhstan, which supports tracking of unregistered mail items coming into Kazakhstan.

China Postal Services
International services for China Post include Small Parcel, Large Package and EMS. The Small parcel and large package of China Post can be tracked if registered. According to transportation methods, it can be divided into three categories: Air Parcel, Surface Air Lift (SAL) Parcel, and Surface Parcel. China post air mail/parcel is the mostly used one which is cheap and convenient. EMS is faster than China Post Mail but more expensive.

China Post Small Packet
China Post International Small Parcel service is for the delivery of lightweight items below two kilograms from China to other countries and regions. It’s the most economic delivery way among all the logistics transportation forms such as EMS, DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT and can be registered to track the shipment. As long as the packet (except prohibition items) is less than 2kg with the size less than 90 cm in length, width and depth combined and greatest dimension less than 60cm, it can be posted as small parcel. A small parcel is usually delivered through three transport means – Air, Surface Air Lifted (SAL) and Surface. Because the Surface delivery needs a long time (usually 40-70 days), more people use Air or SAL. The China post international registered air mail is now greatly used in e-commerce market such as eBay, Amazon, AliExpress and by individual customers. Items such as small parts, accessories, clothes, shoes and more articles for daily use are fit to use this way of delivery.

A Small Parcel is suitable for items weighing less than 4.4 lb (2 kg). The total of the length, width and height of its outer package must not exceed 35 in (90 cm), and neither the length, width or height must exceed 24 in (60 cm). A Small Parcel is very cheap, especially for international mail. It can reach almost everywhere in the world, as long as there is a post office. It is safe and can be tracked if registered. It takes 5 – 10 days to reach other Asian countries, 7 – 15 days to America and Europe, and 7 – 30 days to other countries. Air mail takes about 15 working days, SAL mail takes about 30 days, and surface mail takes one to two months. The tracking number of a small parcel usually begins with “R”, “P” or “V” and ends with “CN”.

China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus (non-registered): Lower rates without shipment track & trace service and compensation for the loss.

Registered Mail: Higher rate than normal mail but can be tracked online. This is greatly used for electronic product, accessories, clothes, and arts and crafts sellers on eBay.

Classified by transportation means, the service is divided into three types - Air Parcel, Surface Air Lift (SAL) and Surface Parcel.

China Post Small Packet Tracking Number Format
The Shipment ID of registered small parcel consists of 13 characters beginning with “R” and another letter following with 9 digits and ending with “CN”, e.g. RS123456789CN;

Tracking number for China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus is only composed of 9 digits or 13 characters beginning with “U” and another letter following with 9 digits and ending with “CN”. e.g. 123456789, UN123456789CN

China Post Small Packet Delivery Time
The delivery time is usually decided by the process time of the post offices and customs clearance condition. The following time is just for your reference.

For Air Parcel To China Neighboring countries: 5 – 10 Days, To European and American countries: 7 – 15 Days, To other countries and regions: 7 – 30 Days. For Surface Air Lift (SAL) Parcel: 15 – 20 Days. For Surface Parcel:40 – 70 Days.