We have lots of courier services to China available to buy online. This includes options where you drop-off your parcel at a local shop or Post Office, and others that are collected by the courier directly from your home or work.
Simply use the 'Instant Quote' box to the right to get a price for sending your parcel.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to China. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
|Courier Service||Price from|
Delivery in 8-11 days.
|DPD Pickup Classic
Delivery in 4-7 days.
|DPD Air Classic
Delivery in 4-7 days.
|International Post Office Dropoff
Delivery in 3-8 days.
|DPD Pickup Express
Delivery in 3-5 days.
If you are looking for postage to China, you compare parcel delivery prices from a range of couriers in seconds using Parcel Monkey. Our courier services come with full tracking plus we can help you complete and print any customs documents.
China is a long-haul destination so obviously, it takes longer to deliver a parcel there than in Europe. However, as China has grown into the global superpower it is today - the transportation of goods has sped up, so much so expedited delivery is often expected by buyers there.
When it comes to sending a parcel via Parcel Monkey to China, the quickest service is the DHL Air Express UK to China courier service. The estimated transit time for this international priority service is just 2-3 working days making it a popular choice for businesses or for those with time-sensitive items to have delivered.
A cheaper alternative but still with express international shipping times would be Parcel Monkey Air Express who deliver in 3-4 working days.
Global delivery experts DPD have both a Classic and Express service to China, so you can ensure your parcel is sent to China very quickly or for a lower price. Not only this, you can choose to save a little extra cash by dropping off at a DPD Pickup shop, or you can book a collected service and a courier will come and pick up the parcel from your doorstep.
If you book DPD Classic, the parcel will arrive in 4-7 days, but if you book Express it will be there in just 3-5 days.
The Post Office is often where customers think of going when they have a parcel to send to China, but you can book your postage online and save yourself considerable amounts of money.
Our Parcelforce rates are much lower than an individual could get at the Post Office counter or by booking direct - mainly because we send so many parcels they have given us better rates. Parcelforce Priority services arrive in China in 3-8 days, or 9-14 days using their Economy service.
You can use Parcelforce the traditional way, by dropping off at the Post Office - just book online on our site, print the shipping labels and customs documents out and then take to your local Post Office. For a more convenient option - why not book the courier to come and collect from your house or office?
Parcelforce as part of the Royal Mail group, have the most experience of all couriers delivering into China. With this in mind, you can send a parcel in full confidence with them as they have many years of working with their Chinese delivery partners and getting mail delivered to Bejing, Guangzhou and beyond.
The other postage to China you can book is TrakPak, a service where the courier picks up the parcel from you, it is shipped out to China and delivered by the local post.
When parcels are large or heavy they can be more difficult, and more costly to send. You might be looking for a cheaper alternative to the Post Office if you want to send a heavy box to China and we can help with this too as we have postage prices for large packages. The heavier your box the more you are likely to save.
You can send a 20kg box for just over £60, whilst a 30kg box will only set you back around £80. The savings you can make compared to booking at the Post Office are huge - a 20kg parcel on the Royal Mail price finder with a transit time of 6-10 days will set you back over £200!
When you send a parcel from the UK to China, it will have to pass through Customs. We will provide the documents you need in the booking process so as long as you take a note of our customs tips then there should be no issue. Always remember to provide a valid contact number so the courier can make contact with the recipient and this can prevent the inconvenience of a return.
Be sure to check what you are shipping is not prohibited or restricted. One unusual restriction when shipping to China is books and more generally any print or media. This sort of item will be closely screened so be sure to check with the relevant customs authority before you send.
There is a limit on the value of goods of £113 or up to the value of 1000 CNY when exporting items to China.
China monitors the goods that travel through its borders from other countries. China disallows anything marked "The Republic of China" or "Made in China," and can also confiscate materials that promote political opinions that the government does not support. Other prohibitions include weapons, drugs, certain medications, ivory, US beef products and anything made by a prisoner.
Most other sensitive shipments fall into the restricted category. Restricted items include firearms, perishable food, live animals, money, alcohol, tobacco and precious metals. Personal belongings can usually be imported without issue as long as the shipment is accompanied by the proper paperwork; as many as four separate forms are required in this situation. China Customs provides further information about all the applicable rules; their website is found here.
Please note that there are separate import restrictions if you were looking to send a parcel to Hong Kong.
If you are sending a commercial shipment, all products must have a China Compulsory Certification Mark in order to be acceptable for sale. In addition, China regularly inspects packages, and it is not uncommon for regular seizures to occur.
Keep this in mind, especially if you are shipping to one of the areas of the country with extreme weather; delays in customs clearance can lead to your package arriving when it is unusually hot or cold, leading to potential damage to sensitive shipments.
When addressing your parcel to send to China, you should provide the delivery address in English for the shipping labels. You can add the address in marker pen written on the box in Chinese if you wish.
China's main industries are commercial exports. The country produces a large percentage of the commercial goods used by other industrialized countries, including the United States. Main production categories include clothing, electronics and consumer goods such as small appliances. China also has the largest eCommerce market with 650 million-plus internet users.
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Useful service - they didnt deliver my parcel, but they did make it easy to do.
Good - Lots of choice for shipping options and good prices / times bad - Not clear on what to include for customs details, limited help and limited explanation of what the process is or what may happen if it goes wrong
Always good prices with good service
easy to use. prompt delivery at a good price
Delivery well on time
Outstanding service posted 4th delivered 10th unbeatable cheers
Excellent service quick deliveries
Very pleased with the service of this Company from start to finish. I have used them before to send a parcel to the USA so didnt hesitate when I needed to send a package to China. All instructions are very clear, I feel they really value the customer.