China Post Group Co. Ltd. Most often referred to as China Post was formally restructured from the original China Post Group Corporation in December 2019, is China's biggest postal service, and is completely owned by the country, per "Company Law of the Peoples Republic of China". The company doesn't have shareholders at all and is governed by the Ministry of Finance following national laws, administrative regulations, etc. The China Post does several various postal services following the law and assumes universal postal service obligations it also carries out special postal services entrusted by the government and implements commercial operations for the most competitive postal service in China. They have a registered capital of 137.6 billion yuan ($21.5 billion) the main business of China Post is: mail and delivery, finance, eCommerce, international parcel express services, delivery of newspapers, books, etc across the whole of China, stamp issue, postal remittance, confidential communications services, postal finance, postal logistics, electronics.
Every branch in China carries out the same level of universal postal services within the scope of the national regulations, handle confidential communications under national regulations, distributes national newspapers, as well as special free delivery of letters such as conscripts, books for the blind, and relics of revolutionary martyrs. China Post took on credit and debt that the previous company had after the restructuring.
China Post International tracking is a delivery method between China and its destination country only for light and small packages and parcels, the shipments can be sent through online and offline options i.e inside a post office. The tracking number will consist of 13 letters and numbers, small packages starting with "R" and large packages with "C" followed by a letter and 9 digits. In the end, you will find two other letters. For example, CA111222333NN.
To get this tracking number you just need to of purchased something from the physical shop and therefore they will give you a tracking number there and then, or purchased something online that warrants a China Post delivery, you will then receive this via email confirmation. If you have not received this information then you should request this from the point of sale. There are two types of delivery through the China Post "Unregistered" and "Registered".
With unregistered mail, one huge disadvantage is that you cannot track packages or parcels either within China or when sending internationally also. This of course means it's the cheapest method of delivery and can take quite a long time for it to be eventually be delivered.
With registered mail is the complete opposite, when the seller uses registered airmail, they will get a tracking number given to them in the form of a receipt of a confirmation email. With this number, you can track your parcel any time of the day using the ship 24s universal specialist website tracking tool. This is for sure the more expensive option but takes less time to get to you and you can track it anywhere in the world.
China Post packages are handled by China Post themselves along with external courier companies if a package is being sent overseas. Many sellers use external companies for delivery, for example, if a package is being sent to the UK from China, then perhaps The Royal Mail service will take over the couriering on arrival in England. Once China post receives your parcel from the seller it will be registered and scanned into the International Service Centre. Following on from that it will be sent to the Airport where the customs officials will check your item usually by weighing it or scanning it into their special x-ray machine. This is to check your item is what you say it is and does not have unlawful contents. When the package finally reaches its destination country it must again pass through the customs checkpoints to ensure no tampering has occurred between China and the respective country the package has landed in. It will then get given to another courier and taken to its destination address.
To send a package internationally via registered mail, you need to make sure that the package is 2kg or less to keep to the standards set out by China Post, with the total length, width, and thickness of the parcel is 900mm with the longest side not exceeding 600mm, with the tolerance not being greater than 2mm.
If it is a round shape then twice the diameter and length of 1040mm, the length must not exceed 900mm with the tolerance being 2mm again. It also has a minimum requirement to be adhered to, the length of at least one side is not less than 140mm along with the width being no more than 90mm with the tolerance being no less than 2mm. Round packages have to be more than twice the diameter and 170mm in length with the length not being less than 100mm.
When you track China post large packet orders you will need to have your tracking number, you will have been given this when you originally purchased your item or purchased the mail package from China Post direct, once you have this you can either track the item on China Post website but sometimes you will encounter problems when the shipment is being sent overseas for example if your shipment is being sent from China to Australia then once your item arrives in Australia it will be taken over by maybe Australia Post, this is when your tracking will stop with China Post.
One way to combat this issue is to use Ship24s free to use shipment tracker where you can track up to 10 items at the same time no matter where they are in the world, even if you have multiple delivery routes with multiple different couriers being used, you will be able to find out the information on where your parcel is, who was the last courier to have access to it, what status it is in i.e. if it has been stopped at customs for checking or if there has been a hold up because of Christmas, or whether it's in quarantine due to a Covid-19 spike, rest assured you will know where it is. The large packet service is for packages weighing over 2kg and under 30kg.
In comparison to EMS and other express services, large packet orders are not prioritized for sending so you may find that this method of delivery takes slightly longer than usual. You will need to confirm you can track with Ship24 by asking the seller if they registered the parcel with China Post.