Cheap Shipping to China: Parcel Monkey

Shipping to China

If you’re looking for cheap shipping to China from the US, shopping around for quotes takes time, but Parcel Monkey’s price comparison service will find you the best prices in just seconds.

Not only will we help you find the cheapest shipping to China, but using our shipping calculator, you’ll be able to compare prices and services from multiple carriers so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal.  

Please note that our shipping services to China are operating as usual, however, you may experience delays due to the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus. 

Shipping to China cost

The cost of shipping to China will vary depending on the size and weight of your package and how fast you want it to arrive, but there are a variety of cost-effective options for sending goods to China from the US.

To get a quote for shipping to China, simply enter the weight and dimensions of your packaged item into our quote calculator for an instant quote.

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Cheap shipping to China

The cheapest way to ship to China from the US is via a tracked mail service, like DHL eCommerce or EMS Parcel Post. These services use a local carrier, such as FedEx or USPS, to handle the US domestic leg of the journey and the local postal service in China to make the final delivery.

Ideal for eCommerce businesses, who need to keep delivery costs to a minimum, tracked mail takes longer than a standard courier service and the tracking updates are less frequent, but it’s significantly cheaper. Suitable for small and lightweight items, tracked mail is a good option for sending packets to long-haul destinations which would otherwise have costly delivery rates.  

Here are some examples of our cheap courier services to China and estimated delivery times:*

Economy shipping to China

DHL eCommerce – this tracked mail service is the cheapest way to ship to China from the US. Drop off your parcel at your local USPS Post Office for delivery to China in 11 to 22 business days.

EMS Parcel Post – tracked mail to China in 7-16 business days. Drop off your parcel at your nearest FedEx drop-off location. 

International Drop Off – this is our cheapest courier service to China, with a delivery time of 2 to 5 business days, including full online tracking from drop off to delivery.

Express shipping to China

International Priority Drop-Off – this is our cheapest express courier service to China. Offering fully tracked delivery from the US to China in 1-3 business days. Drop off your package at your nearest FedEx drop-off location or for an additional cost, book a courier collection from your home or work address. 

*Please note that delivery times are estimates provided by our carrier partners and are based on delivery to major locations only. More remote areas could take a day or two longer. 

USPS shipping to China

The USPS offers several shipping services to China from the USA, including USPS First Class Package International, USPS Priority Mail International and USPS Priority Mail Express International. These services are available to book at a discounted rate via our shipping calculator, offering you cheap postage to China with all the convenience of being able to drop off your package at your local Post Office.

Before you ship, please ensure you have checked your item against our prohibited and restricted items list.

Customs Information

When shipping to China from the USA, you will be required to complete a customs declaration form, which details the contents of your package, the intended use and the value. We will guide you through the customs declaration as part of the booking process. All you need to do is print the competed documents and attach them to your package.

Please ensure the information you provide is accurate as China’s customs service will use this information to calculate any customs duties and taxes that may be due and will carry out random checks. If you under-declare your item, your package will be delayed and you could incur additional charges.

Prohibited items

Items prohibited from import to China include:

  • Arms, ammunition, and explosives of all kinds
  • Radio transmitters-receives and principal parts
  • Over 20,000 yuan RMB in cash
  • Manuscripts, printed matter, films, photographs, gramophone records, cinematographic films, loaded recording tapes and videotapes, etc. which are detrimental to China’s politics, economy and culture
  • Poisonous drugs, habit-forming drugs, opium, morphine, heroin, etc.
  • Animals, plants and products thereof infected with or carrying germs and insects
  • Unsanitary foodstuffs and germ-carrying foodstuffs from infected areas
  • Other articles the import of which is prohibited by state regulations

For a more comprehensive list visit General Administration of Customs People’s Republic of China

View our full list of prohibited goods