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.
Sending international parcels to China for a low cost is easy when you can compare courier companies to get the best price. We can provide you with fully tracked delivery services to all major and rural addresses across this huge nation, and we can also help you with any Customs Documents as this is built into our booking process.
Parcel Monkey's simple to use quote engine not only compares delivery prices, it also tells you how long it will take for your parcel to be delivered with each courier company.
When it comes to sending a parcel 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.
DHL Air Express is ideal for when you have no time to lose and many businesses use this type of service for a premium delivery as DHL have global infrastructure and the resources to send parcels to China very quickly, perfect for time sensitive goods.
A cheaper alternative but still with express international shipping times is Parcel Monkey Air Express. You can book this courier online and your item will be delivered to China in 4-7 days. This is our own brand hybrid delivery option, which is collected from your home or work address, usually by Parcelforce. They then take this to a freight forwarder who sort the parcel and ship it out to China. DHL then deliver the parcel to your recipient. This service is fully tracked, so all you need to do is attach both shipping labels we provide, one for each leg of the journey, plus attach any Customs Documents.
Our most popular courier services booked to send goods to China from the UK are Parcelforce and DPD. Both of these services are fully tracked and you can either book them to be picked up from your home or work address, or drop them off at a time convenient for you.
For many of our customers, the most important thing they are looking for is a reliable low cost courier service. For the lowest price we have to China, £15.19 at the time of writing, book TrakPak, an economy mail service that will deliver your item to China in 8-11 working days, ideal for low value or non time sensitive parcels. TrakPak was built for the eCommerce sector, but individuals can use it to by booking online with Parcel Monkey.
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.
Book a collection and the courier will come to collect from your horme or work address and you can follow the door to door tracking until your parcel is delivered. You can also send a parcel via the Post Office, but for a better price if you prebook online with Parcel Monkey. Print the shipping labels and customs documents at home and attach them to your box and take to the Post Office. You can also drop into depots nationwide.
Parcelforce estimate delivery times to China to be between 3-8 working days, depending on how remote the delivery address is. Parcelforce have many business accounts that they operate going to China and their expertise are invaluable if you need an expert courier to ship to with.
DPD are a popular choice for customers looking to ship a parcel to China. DPD Pickup is a drop off service with over 2,500 locations you can drop into. All DPD services do not require you to print out Customs Documents, as these are paperless. You just have to fill in the customs form when you book and print the shipping label and attach this to the parcel.
DPD offer a collection from home or work addresses if you prefer to have the courier come to you. The DPD Air Classic services take between 4-7 working days to be delivered to China, whilst the slightly more expensive DPD Express service arrives in 3-5 working days.
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 going to need to pay, but our parcel delivery quote engine will always source the best price. Use the parcel weight tool above to compare the best deals for bigger and bulkier boxes.
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.
When you send a parcel from the UK to China, it will have to pass through Customs. Fear not, 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. An unusual restriction for 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.
Like all other countries, China monitors the goods that travel through its borders from other countries, including the United Kingdom. Some prohibited items appear on lists of numerous countries, while other prohibitions are largely political. China, for example, disallows anything marked "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.
China is a huge nation with a massive citizen-base. For those wishing to send a parcel to China, understanding the rules and regulations that apply to moving merchandise is critical. 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.
The fact that China is the planet's second biggest importer, is a lesser known fact. It also has the largest eCommerce market with 650 million plus internet users.
If you are sending a commercial shipment, all products much 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.
Parcel Monkey I must say is a efficient, cheap and way service to use for international packages in particular. Literally convenience at your fingertips and would highly recommend!
Great service and fantastic price. The FAQ section could do with a bit of fleshing out because it seems to pack a few questions I would have found helpful (e.g whether items were tracked), but the customer services team were quick clear and helpful with my queries and left me feeling confident about the transaction
Good company...parcels get there in 1 piece so all good so far.
Easy to be used
Been using Parcel Monkey to send parcels to China for a few times already. Their website is very easy to use, rates are acceptable, and labels are emailed to me separately by email. What I like most is that they use Parcel Force service which is very reliable and so far I have had no complaint to their transit time.
Quick and easy to use. Very good service.
Quick and easy to use. Very good service.