Shipping products to China can generate significant profits for any online seller or dropshipper; however, the process can sometimes be confusing and cumbersome.
One of the key aspects of shipping is tracking packages from China – this article can help! Read through and learn everything there is to know about tracking them!
What is a tracking number?
Tracking numbers provide unique codes with specific data about a package’s location. They serve as a valuable reference point for both shippers and receivers to keep an eye on time-sensitive deliveries, with sellers often providing tracking numbers on shipping labels or confirmation emails as well as in the online tracking tool of courier services handling the delivery service that handled it.
Tracking formats vary depending on the type of shipment, with unregistered parcels from China Post having tracking numbers that start with U and include 13 alphanumeric characters (UG533573760CN), making this type of shipment only trackable within China; once it leaves the country it cannot be monitored. Other China Post packages such as Small Packet Air Mail packages feature tracking numbers that start with two letters followed by nine numeric digits followed by another pair of letters (LR916497843CN), so their movements can be monitored while they reach their final destinations.
International e-EMS is another tracked package service offering fast delivery of heavy e-commerce goods to 50 countries and regions worldwide. Tracking information is updated via either China Post or Circuit Package Tracker when an item leaves China; once in its target country it is handed off to local courier partners and tracking information no longer updates through either of their websites.
Not all EMS tracking information is valid, however. A false tracking number can easily be identified by checking its format; an authentic number will consist of two letters at the start, 9 numeral digits and end with a letter, followed by nine numeric digits and then ending in “CN”. Any tracking number that starts with more or less than 13 digits, has no exact format, or has more or fewer than 13 characters is likely fake and should not be trusted.
If your tracking number shows the status ‘Pending’, this indicates that China Post office has not processed your shipment yet and are waiting for further instructions from the sender. This may occur if it’s too large, or there have been unexpected delays due to weather or public holidays preventing timely delivery; in such instances it would be wise to reach out directly and request updates from them.
How do I find a tracking number?
Tracking numbers are unique alphanumeric codes that enable you to track the status of packages and mail from their sender all the way to their recipient. Tracking numbers provide real-time updates about where your parcels are and allow you to quickly address any shipping issues quickly.
Your tracking number can be located through multiple methods. Online retailers will usually display it on order confirmation or package information pages, or you can ask the seller directly for it. In addition, postal services often display tracking numbers on their websites as well. If you can’t locate your tracking number yourself, third-party trackers such as Parcel Monitor provide instantaneous updates throughout delivery journey.
When shipping from China, tracking numbers typically start with two alphabetic characters followed by nine numbers; their specific meaning depends on service type, mail category and country of origin – for instance Registered Airmail packages may feature tracking numbers beginning with R and ending in CN.
If you’re having difficulty with tracking down an EMS tracking number, try searching your email or reaching out to the seller for help. Furthermore, double-check that the correct address was entered when placing your order; any discrepancies in data could lead to delays and additional fees incurred during processing – or worse still lost packages!
Your EMS package could also be delayed by weather conditions, transportation problems, or other circumstances outside of both of our control. In such a scenario, it’s wise to monitor its progress regularly for updates; and if it still has not arrived by its expected delivery date, contact your seller for help.
Circuit Package Tracker is the fastest and easiest way to track packages from China. Simply enter your tracking number into the search box, and we’ll show all of the latest updates regarding your EMS shipment.
How do I track a package?
As soon as you purchase online, the seller will provide a tracking number so that you can monitor its progress. Each tracking number serves as an unique identifier for every shipment; using them allows you to monitor where your parcel stands at all times – whether from China or America! You’ll always know when its destination arrives!
To check your package status, visit either EMS’ website or an independent third-party such as Postal Ninja. These resources use a network of carriers to offer end-to-end tracking – tracking from its departure from a sorting center all the way until its arrival at your doorstep. When entering your tracking code into one of these websites, they will search for it and display its current status.
When your EMS shipping status reads “Pending,” that indicates the China EMS facility has already shipped your package, but it needs to be scanned or processed before continuing its journey. While delays are usually short term due to weather or transportation issues, you should contact your seller and expect it to be delivered in several days.
“EMS shipping statuses include “In transit,” which indicates your package has left one postal hub and is on its way to another – this process typically takes 1-3 days before final delivery takes place.
Once your parcel has arrived at its final destination, local postal services will deliver it directly. If no one is available to accept delivery of your package at home, it will be stored at the local postal office until you can collect it; you typically have two weeks before it returns back to its seller.
Track your shipments via Circuit, an international shipping solution offering real-time updates on freight rates and lead times from China to the US. This tool uses advanced data from various sources to assist in understanding how best to transport goods between these two locations.
How do I track a package from China?
eCommerce and online shopping has made purchasing products directly from manufacturers in China easier than ever, making this method of purchasing more popular than visiting physical stores as it saves both time and effort. In fact, sales online purchases have now exceeded physical stores. But it’s important to remember there are certain considerations when buying from Chinese sellers.
Make sure that you use only a trustworthy site when purchasing goods online, and always double-check the return policy and payment methods of any seller before making your purchase. By doing so, any future problems will be minimized.
Keep in mind that shipping times can differ significantly for international packages, particularly airshipments from China. Due to factors like weather, customs delays and limited airline capacity, delivery may take longer than anticipated.
Keep this in mind and check your tracking updates frequently. If your package’s tracking updates indicate it is in transit, this means it has left its origin location and should arrive soon at its final destination. Ultimately, its delivery status may change over time.
If your tracking update shows “Pending”, or has not changed for some time, this could indicate there is an issue with your shipment – possibly related to paperwork issues or an error in the system. In such a situation, contact your seller immediately in order to resolve this matter and arrange for shipment as soon as possible.
Once your package arrives at its destination country, it will be passed off to local courier services for delivery. Unfortunately, this could increase delivery times as local services must clear customs and deal with any logistical issues that may arise before being delivered.
If your package hasn’t arrived by its estimated date, don’t panic! There are still ways you can ensure its safe arrival. For instance, ask the carrier to leave it in a secure area or redeliver it again; or file a lost package report with them if necessary.