ePacket delivery from China

ePacket delivery from China

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So what is epacket delivery from China?  This keeps popping up on those selling from China.  Did a search is ebay with no results.

ePacket delivery from China is “ePacket service offers consumers in the U.S. and e-commerce merchants in Hong Kong with in-process scanning information and Delivery Confirmation notification available through Hongkong Post’s tracking system and through Track and Confirm at usps.com.

What is ePacket service ? 

What is an epacket from china ?

The U.S. Postal Service has initiated a new service with Hong Kong Post that is structured to foster growth in e-commerce. The new ePacket service expands the array of options offered to e-commerce merchants in Hong Kong seeking to reach consumer markets in the United States.

The ePacket shipping solution features tracking and Delivery Confirmation in the Postal Service network for lightweight goods and merchandise ordered by consumers in the United States from merchants in Hong Kong.

  • (ebay ePacket also called EUB, ePacket tracking number starts with “LK” and ends with “CN”,i.e:LK123456789CN)

ePacket Rates:

Why ePacket service not being offered to American merchants as well?

Because we already have delivery confirmation and tracking available on packages inside (and some forms outside of) the United States when shipping through the post office. For FREE if you print postage online.   Unless you’re somehow employing Hong Kong Post as your original shipper ——————– oh i can see how ePacketservice  affects us…. more items with item locations in the USA, that are actually in HK. they made it easier for those type of sellers. I don’t see how it has anything to do with misleading item locations…all it does, really, is tie the HKP and USPS tracking systems together so that the e-packets are trackable at what I’m assuming is a cheaper cost than previously available trackable services —————

The ePacket rate is cheaper than USPS Frist Class Rate (with delivery confirmation). I have requested our President Mr. Obama to initiate a talk between USPS and eBay to see if it is possible to offer same ePacket to US sellers. In the meantime, I will email my request to USPS headquarter too. USPS answered this question on their site… http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2011/pr11_037.htm


Good Update: Since  14th march 2014 , US seller can also use ePacket to ship small items under 4 pounds ( 2kg) to Many countries at lowest price

International Commercial ePacket  Features:

Send lightweight purchases to 27 countries with the speed and transparency eCommerce customers demand. Track shipments all the way to your customer’s door. If it is a small registered airmail item under 2kg, it is cheaper to send it as an “International Commercial ePacket

Package or Parcel Requirements for Commercial ePacket:

  • Maximum length is 24″.
  • Minimum size is large enough to accommodate required elements, such as postage, address, and customs form.
  • The total of length, height, and thickness cannot exceed 36″.
  • Maximum weight is 4.4 lbs or 2 kg.

Rolls Requirements for Commercial ePacket:

  • Maximum length is 36″.
  • Maximum length plus twice the diameter combined is 42″.
  • Minimum length is 4″.
  • Minimum length plus twice the diameter combined is 6 3/4″.
  • Maximum weight is 4.4 lbs or 2 kg.

Check out this page for more detailed information about using Commercial ePacket to shipping worldwide with signature and tracking at cheapest price

Other Questions about ePacket Shipping from China

Does epacket delivery from China require a signature?

No, I get a lot of epacket orders from China thru eBay and the mailman delivers them like any other package

Can foreigners use EUB/ePacket service through China Post?

I have discovered that there is an exclusive mail service (EUB/ePacket) provided by China Post that allows eBay sellers to ship small parcels for significantly cheaper rates. This service has been designed to help promote the increasing e-commerce industry here in China. 

My question is… Can I as a foreign national within China, use this shipping service also?

Answer: Sure you can!

What is ePacket delivery from China? Rates & Tracking method Plz read the post


  1. SO here is the question. I’m about to buy something from a china seller. Some say “economy shipping” and a different auction from another seller says “epacket delivery”. The epacket has a much quicker ETA for arrival vs the “economy shipping”. So, is the epacket from china to the us FASTER than the “economy”?

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