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Parcel Delivery and Courier Services to China

For cheap parcel delivery to China within just 3-4 days of collection, look no further than ipostparcels. We will collect your parcels from home or work for free from only £19.77 (ex VAT) – save £1.25 by dropping off at one of our depots.

Take the worry out of sending parcels to China with our handy guide; if you need some help, you may find our pages useful to read for advice on weighing, measuring, packaging, labelling and details of restricted / prohibited items.

Send a Parcel to China

Delivery Time: 3-4 days by Air

Price: From £18.52 exc VAT (£22.22 inc VAT)

We collect from your door | Send up to 25kg | Free £50 contents cover included as standard | Extended contents cover available up to £1,000 | Save £1.25 by dropping off at one of our 50+ depots


3-4 day express (by Air)

From £18.52* (ex VAT)

Prohibited Items:

Animal skins, firearms, perishable food, precious metals and more

(Click to see other prohibited items)

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**From pricing based on 0.5KG parcel with 10cmx10cmx10cm dimensions. Pricing varies depending on weights and dimensions.  

Delivering to China from the UK

To all cities including;

Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Taipei, Hong Kong, Dongguan, Hangzhou and more...

China may feel a world away from the UK in both culture and distance but with ipostparcels, the 5,000 miles your parcel will travel won’t be a problem. Our economy service is affordable and takes just a few days from collection – drop off at one of our nationwide depots for a £1.25 saving.

Book online quickly and easily with ipostparcels to arrange collection by one of our couriers - from your home or work - and in a matter of days your parcel will arrive.

We offer free contents cover up to £50 and free parcel tracking, too.

Why ipostparcels?

  • Convenient Collection– From home or work
  • Free £50 cover – Additional cover can be added
  • Online Tracking – Track your parcel throughout its journey
  • Delivery Notifications – For both you and your recipient
  • No queues – We collect from your door

How long will it take?

We offer cheap and convenient door to door delivery 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 before being sent to China.

Whether you choose to have your parcels collected from your home or work address, you can expect delivery to within 3-4 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.

Please note - public and common local holidays in 2018 which may affect delivery times to China:
Jan 1 / Feb 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21/ Apr 5 / May 1 / Jun 18 / Sep 24 / Oct 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

How much is it going to cost?  

At ipostparcels we are proud of our budget-friendly prices for international postage. Take a look below for current costs. 

  Smaller Sized Parcels 10x10x10cm  

  Medium Sized Parcels 30x30x30cm  


£20.88* (ex VAT)


£35.63* (ex VAT)


£34.14* (ex VAT)


£35.63* (ex VAT)


£48.68* (ex VAT)


£48.68* (ex VAT)


£91.85* (ex VAT)


£91.85* (ex VAT)

* from prices are depot drop off and delivery economy service, prices exclude VAT
** price as quoted on 31.05.18

Do I need to deal with Chinese customs?

For any parcel heading outside of the EU, 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 with ipostparcels, 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.   

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 which 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:


Restricted and Prohibited Goods


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

Weaponry Currency

Fruit and vegetables

Firearms Precious stones metals or 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 – 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, 80x80x80cm 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.

How safe will my parcel be?

Observing and complying with the restricted / prohibited items list and general customs regulations for China means there’s no reason to worry about your parcel when you send with ipostparcels – it’s in safe hands! But of course you want to be sure, so to help with any concerns you may have, our free online tracking system will help you keep tabs on your parcel throughout its entire journey, from collection to delivery.

Don’t forget, we also provide £50 free extended cover on your parcel to give you additional peace of mind, or you can choose to add extra cover for more valuable items.  

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Did you know?

China is the most populous nation in the world with over 1.3 billion people – and one in five people on earth are Chinese. Believe it or not, half of all pigs on the planet live in China. In 2011, the total length of China’s highways reached 85,000km; the longest highway system in the world, making for great courier delivery service!




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ipostparcels have the cheapest next day delivery prices in the UK from 2 - 25kg. See price comparison prices here. * £1.99 (ex VAT) from price based on a next day XS parcel size with a UK depot drop off and UK depot collection service. Delivery to Northern Ireland, Ireland, The British Isles, The Highlands, Islands and parts of Scotland operate on a 1-3 day delivery service and incur additional costs. £7.74 (ex VAT) price based on a parcel weight of up to 25kg (50cm x 50cm x 50cm) on a UK depot drop off and economy delivery service to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg or Austria. All prices quoted on content pages (outside of the quick quote and booking form) will be based on the depot drop off discounted price for UK deliveries and on a 0.5kg parcel with dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm for all international air countries. The size and weight of your parcel affects the price you will pay so it’s important to weigh and measure your parcel correctly to ensure your parcel arrives on time without any delays. Use our quick quote for all pricing options. If you do not select the "signature required" delivery option, UKMail will not be liable should your items be subsequently lost or damaged after the delivery (see clause 5.2.2 of the Terms & Conditions). We define a "Parcel" as a package with dimensions up to 80cm x 80cm x 80cm or up to 120cm x 50cm x 50cm or up to 140cm x 35cm x 35cm.

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