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Extended Shipping Times From China

by IPT » Nov 15th, '10, 07:40

I was just told by China Post that Shipping that normally took two weeks will now take a month. They couldn't/wouldn't tell me why, but that means that shipping will now take longer to get to its destination.

This is going to really hurts business.

EMS can be used, but it is a LOT more expensive!

Anyhow, just an FYI to those out there.

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by alan logan » Nov 15th, '10, 08:23

thanks for the piece of information.

would this be for any destination or US only ? and would it be anywhere from China or only from some regions ?

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by Chip » Nov 15th, '10, 09:46

Hang in there IPT! I am sure that things will settle down.

The seemingly limited info available is unusual ...

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by Alex » Nov 15th, '10, 17:35

Ahh that would explain why I've been waiting on an order for 6 weeks. Before that it was taking around 2 weeks.

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by Herb_Master » Nov 15th, '10, 18:25

And I have 3 orders that are up to 4 weeks now.

Don't know if it's the China end, or the UK end, recent events may make the UK people a tad more circumspect about deliveries, particularly if Customs were contemplating opening to have a look see!

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by togei » Nov 15th, '10, 21:43

If you take a look at this page, http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/index_en.html it has information on delays to Japan from China due to natural disasters and other reasons.
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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by alan logan » Nov 16th, '10, 08:50

thanks fot the link !

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by Alex » Nov 18th, '10, 16:07

Herb_Master wrote:And I have 3 orders that are up to 4 weeks now.

Don't know if it's the China end, or the UK end, recent events may make the UK people a tad more circumspect about deliveries, particularly if Customs were contemplating opening to have a look see!
The thing I ordered was sent on 1st of October, I'll update when/if it arrives I've pretty much lost hope at this stage.

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by gingkoseto » Nov 19th, '10, 00:27

So far it seems EMS shipping time hasn't been affected much. But other shipping methods from China actually never seem fast to me. From what I got in the past, 4 weeks is just a starting point. But I guess it's faster if it's from eastern cities of China to the west coast of US, and when the security check is not strict and slow on every parcel.

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Re: Extended Shipping Times From China

by Herb_Master » Nov 19th, '10, 06:44

One arrived today Jing Tea Shop which was the last of the 3 I ordered.

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