Weight and Size Restrictions

ePacket Shipping Restrictions

by Afroz Nissar, Leave a Comment.

As always, there are restrictions when it comes to shipping packages internationally. Here’s an overview of the rules to follow if you want to ship via ePacket.

What is the weight limit for ePacket packages?

Each package, including boxes and filler material, should not be greater than 2 kg. The only exception to this is when shipping to Israel – packages to Israel can be up to 3 kg.

How big or small can ePacket packages be?

Minimum package size:

  • Regular packages should not have a length less than 14 cm and width less than 11 cm.
  • Rolled-up packages should have a minimum length of 11 cm. Additionally, twice the diameter plus the length should be more than 17 cm (2d + l >= 17).

If your packages are smaller than this, it’s not usually an issue as we can use a larger box and add in filler material.

Maximum Package Size

  • The longest side of a regular package should not be more than 60 cm. Additionally, the sum of the length, width and height should not be greater than 90 cm (l + w + h <= 90).
  • The longest side of a rolled-up package should not be more than 90 cm. Additionally, twice the diameter plus the length should not be more than 104 cm (2d + l <= 104).

Source: China Post ePacket Fees and Regulations (link in Chinese and changes sometimes; let us know if the link is out-of-date).

Are your products larger or heavier?

If they are, you won’t be able to use the ePacket service. But, fret not!

We can get you set up with another China Post service that allows larger and heavier packages. Alternatively, we can get you set up with DHL as well. Fill out our quote request form and we’ll get back to you with the best options for your business.

Ready to get take advantage of cheap and quick shipping via ePacket?

Great! Head over to our quote request form, fill it out, and we’ll get back to you ASAP with a pricing model that works best for your business.

Disclaimer

All this information was published by China Post (link in Chinese and changes sometimes) on May 2nd 2017 and is accurate as of June 2017. However, they can update this information without prior notice.

We try our best to keep this page up-to-date but reach out to us for confirmation before taking any action based on the information here.

About the Author

Afroz Nissar

I've been helping companies grow in the e-commerce space for almost a decade. I've saved companies countless hours of work and, most importantly, helped them significantly improve their bottom line.

That said, ePacket Express was... unexpected. I was using ePackets to ship my own products from China when I realized that there were a lot of other entrepreneurs out there that wanted to use the service but couldn't. Since I already had the infrastructure in place to manage inventory and ship packages, I figured it would be nice to help my fellow entrepreneurs with their logistics.

And here we are now.

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