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Send a parcel to China


Do you need to send a parcel to China? For affordable parcel delivery to China within just three to four days of collection from your home or business premises, look no further. We collect your parcels from home or work for free, before shipping them to China for as litte as   £47.50.

Our postage to China service delivers to all major cities and districts, including: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Taipei, Hong Kong, Dongguan, Hangzhou and more...

It’s easy to send a parcel to China! Although China may feel a world away from the UK in both culture and distance, the 5,000 miles your parcel will travel won’t be a problem. Ship to China with our economy service, which is affordable and takes just a few days from collection – or alternatively you can drop off at one of our 50+ nationwide depots.

Book your parcel to China online quickly and easily to arrange collection by one of our couriers - from your home or work address - and in a matter of days your parcel will arrive at its intended destination.


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2024 Chinese National Holidays



1st January

New Year Holiday

9th February

Spring Festival

10th February

Spring Festival

11th February

Spring Festival

12th February

Spring Festival

13th February

Spring Festival

14th February

Spring Festival

15th February 

Spring Festival

4th April

Ching Ming Festival

5th April

Ching Ming Festival

6th April

Ching Ming Festival

1st May

Labour Day Holiday

10th June

Dragon Boat Festival

11th June

Dragon Boat Festival

12th June

Dragon Boat Festival

15th September

Mid-Autumn Festival

16th September

Mid-Autumn Festival

17th September

Mid-Autumn Festival

1st October

National Day Holiday

2nd October

National Day Holiday

3rd October

National Day Holiday

4th October

National Day Holiday

5th October

National Day Holiday

6th October

National Day Holiday

7th October

National Day Holiday

*Public holidays in China may affect our estimated transit times.Ship to China ahead of time if you need it to arrive by a specific datae.

Affordable Postage to China


Collection and parcel postage to China from the UK starts from £48.75. The cheaper option is accessible if you drop your parcel to China off at one of our depots.

We work hard to keep our prices as low as possible for courier services to China. Take a look at our current costs to post to China in the table below.

Weight of parcel being delivered to China Worldwide Air Prices
1kg £50.38* Book
5kg £73.42* Book
10kg £102.22* Book
25kg £188.62* Book

*Prices quoted in the table above are based on 10 x 10 x 10cm dimensions and all pricing quoted in this article is based on a Depot Drop off and Worldwide Air delivery from mainland UK to China.

Delivery times to ship to China


Sending a parcel to China couldn’t be easier! We offer cheap and convenient door-to-door postage to China from the UK. Simply book your delivery online and our drivers will come and collect your parcel from your home or work on a day of your choosing. Your parcel is taken to its local depot, sorted and shipped overnight to one of our distribution centres where we then deliver your parcel to China.

Whether you choose to have your parcels collected from your home or work address, you can expect shipping to China to be completed within three to four days from collection.

We make every effort to deliver within these guidelines; but please bear in mind it can take longer for your parcel to arrive, especially in the more remote locations of China.

Chinese customs rules


For any parcel to China, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents in the destination country about the contents of your package so they can process it correctly.

As with most consignments to international destinations, when you send a parcel to China from the UK, there are occasionally customs duties and import taxes that need to be paid.

While you can’t pay these charges with us, when you book your delivery, we will provide you with all the correct forms you need to help your parcel through both UK and Chinese customs.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for China.

According to new China Customs regulations, the phone number for the ultimate consignee is a mandatory requirement for all shipments coming into China. An invalid phone number, such as “0000”, ”123456789”, or “-“, is not acceptable for customs declaration. Failure to provide the correct consignee phone number will lead to a clearance delay.

What items can't I send to China?


There are many rules and regulations around sending a parcel to China, some of which are different from those you might expect or are used to sending to other countries. The Chinese authorities also change their laws regularly, so we advise you re-check the regulations each time you send a parcel. Visit the General Administration of Customs People’s Republic of China website to make sure your parcels are good to send.

China prohibits anything marked "Republic of China" or "Made in China," and can also confiscate materials that promote political opinions that the government does not agree with. Restricted items include firearms, perishable food, live animals, money, alcohol, tobacco and precious metals.

It’s down to you to make sure you’re not sending any prohibited or restricted items into China. Remember that prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country and can sometimes apply to items that you may think are ordinary, so it’s vital to check that your parcel contents will be allowed into China. Failure to do some may result in additional charges or even the destruction of your parcel.

Some examples of items you can’t post to China include:



Illegal and dangerous


Milk powder and baby milk

Flammable fuels and liquids

Wood, bamboo, rattan and cane

Meat, poultry and fish products

Drugs (prescription or illicit)


Dairy products



Fruit and vegetables


Precious stones, metals and pearls

*Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.

How to package parcels to China

We would recommend being vigilant with packaging for your parcel to China – remember, your items will take quite a long journey and will pass through several depots with automated sorting machines. Be sure to take extra effort to package your items well and use some internal cushioning material for your parcel. Take a look at our packaging advice here.

We’ll transport parcels up to 25kg in weight, 80 x 80 x 80cm max in size and we strongly recommend you use a strong outer box when sending your package and don’t overfill it, regardless of the dimensions of your parcel. If you’d like some further advice on packaging, take a look at our handy international packaging guide for tips to get everything there soundly.

The benefits

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How safe will my parcel be?


From the time of collection (should you not be in, you can opt to leave your parcel in a safe place and our driver will collect it from there) to delivery, where it will be signed for by the recipient, we take good care of the items as we ship them to China.

We also offer free online tracking to keep you fully updated on your parcel’s location, and provide £50 extended cover on your item as standard – you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items if you wish.

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