China Post Air Mail is a method of sending goods with China Post. It is most often used for deliveries that are urgent, and for small parcels, particularly eCommerce orders from marketplaces based in China such as Alibaba, BangGood, and GearBest. Each registered China Post Air Mail parcel will have a unique which can be used by anyone, such as buyers and sellers of eCommerce orders, to track their order. China Post Air Mail orders are often bound internationally from China to destinations such as the US or Europe. Once the airmail has arrived, it is then usually delivered by a different logistics partner or courier.
In the US, this could be USPS or FedEx and in Europe, this is usually DHL or DPD, however, other couriers may also be used, depending on the size and weight of your package and its final destination. (For instance, delivery in France or the UK may be done by either of their national postal services, La Poste or the Royal Mail.
Most of the time, the route and handlers of your parcel will be named before dispatch and you will be able to track them via the China Post website. However, this isn't ideal and can make tracking a guessing game if you are not 100 percent sure who is handling your parcel as well as where and when. This is where Ship24 comes in.
Ship24 was created to solve these issues, providing true end-to-end tracking capability across couriers worldwide. It works by scanning more than 1000 carriers, logistics handlers, e-tailers, marketplaces, and more simultaneously to find and retrieve the latest data on your China Post airmail parcel, no matter who it is being handled by at the time or during any part of its transit to the final destination.
Typically, packages that travel via China Post Air Mail will be small parcels. Usually, they will be eCommerce orders. As China Post Air Mail orders are the fastest mode of delivery offered by the postal operator, this option is usually picked for overseas orders made on marketplaces. Relatively, it is also one of the cheapest mail delivery services from China compared to private competitors, which has meant the airmail service has continued to be used by merchants and e-tailers alike to send goods abroad.
As the demand for eCommerce goods from China continues to grow, the use of China Post Air Mail as a reliable, fast, and economic way of sending goods shows no sign of slowing down. All China Post airmail can be tracked using Ship24, either for free or through our business level airmail tracking API and webhook options.
You can use China Post Air Mail by heading to their website and purchasing it as an option on the next item you want to send through the postal service. However, as airmail is specifically designed for smaller parcels, you will need to check if your parcel falls under the maximum dimensions as set by the China Post. Furthermore, you should check which prohibited items cannot be flown through China Post air mail before purchasing the service to avoid your parcel being rejected or stuck at a processing center. Make sure you head to the China Post website to find the latest information about parcel weight and dimension limitations and a list of the prohibited items, such as explosives, firearms or organic materials.
China Post air mail customer services can be contacted on +86 11185 or +86 11183
If you are unsure about what a China Post airmail notification means, then please contact the courier directly to get an answer. Ship24 works by delivering notifications provided by couriers that a China Post package is being handled by, and does not directly create notifications and therefore is unable to give an answer about the meaning of a notification.
China Post air mail delivery is by far the fastest form of delivery when compared with land (rail and road) and sea, with the latter being the slowest. This makes China Post air mail delivery one of the more expensive transportation options offered by China Post. However, China Post airmail can still be subject to delays, which can happen when the following occurs: