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Logistics in China: why goods are delayed at redemption

Logistics in China: why goods are delayed at redemption

Logistics in international trade plays a crucial role, especially when we are dealing with such a large country as China. The Chinese logistics system has its own peculiarities and challenges. Today I will tell you why your goods from China are delayed at the time of purchase, and most importantly, how to minimize these delays.

Express zoning in China

Express zoning is the division of provinces and municipalities in China according to geographic location and transportation convenience. This concept makes it possible to optimize the logistics network of the country and ensure fast and efficient delivery of goods.

Zone Cities Estimated delivery time
1 Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Fujian, Guangdong, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei 1-2 days
2 Shandong, Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Shanxi, Henan, Shaanxi, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Chongqing, Sichuan 2-3 days
3 Ningxia, Gansu, Qinghai, Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Hainan 3-5 days

Zone 1 is the fastest and most accessible for logistics operations, zones 2 and 3 have a more difficult junction, so delivery here takes longer and costs more.

When ordering goods in bulk from China, pay attention to which city and zone the delivery will be from in order to plan your logistics and avoid unnecessary delays when buying goods.

Types of logistics services in China

The speed of transportation also depends on the type of delivery and additional services you have ordered. I will tell you what you can expect in China.

Door to door delivery

According to the client's instructions, the carrier company collects the goods from you and quickly delivers them to the recipient.


According to the sender's order, the goods are picked up at a specified place and delivered to the specified destination. This is convenient if you want to check the product before shipping or pick it up directly from the manufacturer. However, if the shipment is large or far away, self-pickup may cause additional costs and delay in delivery.

ZTO express delivery

Delivery across China from the Zhongtong company, which is used for the transportation of fresh fruit, food products and other goods with high requirements for terms and safety. Thanks to a system of reminders during receipt, transfer and delivery, the product gets on the nearest flight first.

Компанія експрес-доставки має власну мережу пунктів прийому та видачі посилок, логістичних центрів у всіх великих містах Китаю. DiFreight

The express delivery company has its own network of parcel reception and delivery points, logistics centers in all major cities of China.

Payment on behalf of the sender

A service in which the recipient pays for the goods through a logistics company upon receipt. The logistics company, in turn, returns the payment to the sender at the agreed time.

Delivery of oversized cargo from China

Delivery by truck from the manufacturer to the logistics warehouse. Most warehouses in China are located in industrial zones, where entrance is paid. Therefore, the delivery of oversized cargo carries additional costs for the client.

Repacking at the warehouse

It means repackaging cargo into more reliable and compact packages, or combining several goods into one batch for further delivery of cargo from China to Ukraine. Repacking allows you to save on transportation, but at the same time causes a delay in transportation.

To minimize the risk of delays, I recommend communicating clearly with the logistics company and taking into account possible factors affecting delivery.

If you want everything to work like clockwork, contact our managers. We know all the loopholes and intricacies of Chinese logistics, so we can easily organize your turnkey delivery from China to Ukraine.

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