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===Some Observations===
 
===Some Observations===
It takes about 5-6 days to ship from Vancouver to Calgary (via Edmonton) or 3 days if direct. It takes about 6 days (including weekends) to deliver from Halifax to Calgary.
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It takes about 5-6 days to ship from Vancouver to Calgary (via Edmonton) or 3 days if direct. It takes Canada Post and UPS about 6-7 days (including weekends) to deliver from Halifax to Calgary.
  
 
One item from Ebay shipped with 'Standard International Shipping' ($1.2USD) turned out to be SpeedPak. Another item from Ebay shipped with 'Economy Shipping from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to worldwide' ($0.90USD) was also shipped with SpeedPak.
 
One item from Ebay shipped with 'Standard International Shipping' ($1.2USD) turned out to be SpeedPak. Another item from Ebay shipped with 'Economy Shipping from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to worldwide' ($0.90USD) was also shipped with SpeedPak.
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It shipped on July 11 with tracking number UD163884098YP and arrived at a Yanwen facility on July 12 and received a destination country tracking number UJ543892958CN. It left China some time after July 17. It arrived in my mailbox on July 29.
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|Ordered from AliExpress on April 4, 2020. It was shipped on April 7. It cleared Chinese customs on May 12. On July 20, tracking shows that it arrived at Vancouver. On July 27, it arrived at my mailbox.
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Shipped on July 16, collected and arrived at a shipping hub at Shenzhen on July 18. Given to airline on July 20. Arrived in Canada on July 21. Collected at the air port on July 22, Customs released it on July 23, Canada Post then took the item on July 24 and delivered it on July 27.
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Shipped from Shenzhen on July 13, cleared customs on July 14, left China on July 15. Arrived in Canada the same day and cleared Canada customs on July 17. Canada Post took the package on July 20 and delivered it on July 24.
 
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Revision as of 20:48, 29 July 2020

I am going to start tracking packages from China to Canada here.

The ParcelsApp.com website can be used to track packages from China. http://parcelsapp.com/

Some Observations

It takes about 5-6 days to ship from Vancouver to Calgary (via Edmonton) or 3 days if direct. It takes Canada Post and UPS about 6-7 days (including weekends) to deliver from Halifax to Calgary.

One item from Ebay shipped with 'Standard International Shipping' ($1.2USD) turned out to be SpeedPak. Another item from Ebay shipped with 'Economy Shipping from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan to worldwide' ($0.90USD) was also shipped with SpeedPak.

The AliExpress Saver Shipping method (listed as AliExpress - 无忧物流-标准/無憂物流標準, or AliExpress - Worry Free Standard) is operated by Cainao and appears to use any number of shipping methods including: 4PX+UBI Smart Parcel, EMS, China Post. All orders shipped with this method arrived within 2 months. This method is an insured way for sellers to ship items since any disputes are handled by this platform. The 'worry free' aspect is mostly for the seller since once the item is sent, they do not need to worry about its delivery status. Items using this method are also tracked to ensure that the item has been delivered.

SunYou appears to be via China Post. The tracking number China Post assigns the package is untracked.

Untracked packages will not have status updates after leaving China. These include the cheap Cainao Super Economy, Cainao Global, Yawen, SunYou.

Shipping Method Shipping Time Tracking Number Format
SpeedPak 9, 14, 13, 13, 19, 24, 12 days ES########################?#N
UBI Smart Parcel via 4PX 16, 17, 23 days Canada Post #
Yanwen - e邮宝 33, 51 days VR#########YP
Yanwen - China Post 18 days UD#########YP

UJ#########CN

EMS 63, 63 days Canada Post #
China Post 37 days LZ##########CN
China Post - 中国邮政平常小包 112 days UW#########CN
Singapore Post Small Packet - 新加坡邮政挂号小包 ?? LF#########SG
SunYou 144 days SY############

UJ#########CN

Cainao (菜鸟) Super Economy (超级经济/超級經濟) >60+ ??? S00000##########
Cainao Global - 菜鸟超级经济Global ?? S00000##########
Cainao (Yanwen) - 菜鸟超级经济-燕文 ?? S00000##########

The following methods are limited to orders under $5 USD and under 2kg: 4PX Singapore Post OM Pro, Cainao Super Economy, Cainao Super Economy Global, China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus

Log

Ship Date Origin Shipping Method Arrival Days in Transit Notes
July 11, 2020 Suzhou Ebay, Yanwen July 29, 2020 18 Ordered from Ebay with economy shipping for $0.59 USD.

It shipped on July 11 with tracking number UD163884098YP and arrived at a Yanwen facility on July 12 and received a destination country tracking number UJ543892958CN. It left China some time after July 17. It arrived in my mailbox on July 29.

April 7, 2020 Shenzhen AliExpress, China Post July 27, 2020 112 Ordered from AliExpress on April 4, 2020. It was shipped on April 7. It cleared Chinese customs on May 12. On July 20, tracking shows that it arrived at Vancouver. On July 27, it arrived at my mailbox.

UW574542016CN

July 16, 2020 Shenzhen AliExpress July 27, 2020 10 AliExpress 4006318639723859

Shipped on July 16, collected and arrived at a shipping hub at Shenzhen on July 18. Given to airline on July 20. Arrived in Canada on July 21. Collected at the air port on July 22, Customs released it on July 23, Canada Post then took the item on July 24 and delivered it on July 27.

July 12, 2020 Shenzhen Ebay, SpeedPAK, OrangeConnex July 24, 2020 12 Ordered from Ebay with 'Standard International Shipping' for $1.20 USD. It shipped using SpeedPak.

Shipped from Shenzhen on July 13, cleared customs on July 14, left China on July 15. Arrived in Canada the same day and cleared Canada customs on July 17. Canada Post took the package on July 20 and delivered it on July 24.

May 31, 2020 Hangzhou AliExpress, China Post

AliExpress, ePacket (China Post)

July 7, 2020

July 24, 2020

37

54

AliExpress shipping buggered up this order completely. AliExpress refunded the order, hopefully to no loss to the seller since it wasn't the seller's fault.

The seller on AliExpress tried to ship the item but it was returned back to him because he claimed China customs rejected it. He then shipped it again and gave me a tracking number 4006318634940961 and is tracked by a China Post number LZ131651066CN.

LZ131651066CN was sent on May 31, given to an airline on June 4, arrived in Richmond BC on June 24, Canadian customs released it on June 24, and Canada Post processed it on June 29 and delivered it 8 days later on July 7. (8 days including the weekend and Canada Day). However, this package wasn't actually what the seller intended to send me. Instead, it was actually LP00180005419687 which the same seller intended for someone in Italy.

Two and a half weeks later, another package arrives via ePacket with the same tracking number LZ131651066CN. This package was the actual package with the original 4006318634940961 number under the ePacket label. Looking at the tracking history again, it appears that the events for the two parcels are interleaved since there exists duplicate key events such as departure and arrival. I believe that this package was also sent on May 31, given to an airline on June 14, arrived at Burnaby BC on July 22, and delivered on July 24. (2 weekdays)

June 22, 2020 Shanghai Ebay, SpeedPAK, OrangeConnex July 7 19 Ordered on June 22 from Ebay. It shipped from Shanghai on June 23 and arrived in Hong Kong on June 30. It arrived in Canada probably the next day (July 1). Customs cleared it on July 2. Canada Post most likely processed the package the next day despite the tracking saying it processed it on the 6th since it was delivered the next day on July 7.
June 18, 2020 Guangzhou Ebay, SpeedPAK, OrangeConnex July 7 24 Ordered on June 18 from Ebay. It shipped the same day and cleared China customs on June 19. It arrived in Canada on June 23. Customs took 3 days. Canada post took 7 days before processing the package on July 3. It was delivered to the mailbox on July 7.
April 30, 2020 Hangzhou AliExpress, EMS July 3, 2020 63 Ordered on April 28 with AliExpress standard shipping. Package was sent on April 30 and eventually went into "International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada" on May 5. It arrived in Canada at Mississauga on June 27.

Customs released it after one day. Canada Post accepted it on June 28 and it arrived in Calgary on July 2. It was delivered it to the mailbox on July 3.

April 30, 2020 Hangzhou AliExpress, EMS July 3, 2020 63 Ordered on April 28 with AliExpress standard shipping. Package was sent on April 30 and eventually was 'handed to airline' on May 6. It arrived in Canada on June 25 at Mississauga.

Customs released it after one day. Canada Post accepted it on June 26 and it arrived in Calgary on July 1. It was delivered it to the mailbox on July 3.

Jun 19, 2020 Shenzhen Ebay, SpeedPAK, OrangeConnex July 2, 2020 13 days Ordered two things from Ebay on Jun 18. Both shipped free with Economy SpeedPAK from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan

Packages left Shenzhen for Dongguan on Jun 19. It left China on June 20 and arrived in Canada on June 21

Customs released it on Jun 25 and processed by Canada Post the same day. Canada Post took 7 days to deliver to the mailbox.

May 25, 2020 Shantau AliExpress, via UBI Smart Parcel June 12, 2020 17 days 4PX picked up the package (1 day) and delivered to UBI Smart Parcel (1 day). UBI notified Canada Post. It arrived at an air port 2 days later, given to an airline the next day. It then sat at the air port for 2 days before being flown and arriving at Vancouver the next day. The item sat at the air port for 1 day before being collected. Customs released it after 2 days.

Canada Post too the package the next business day. Arrived at Burnaby the next day. It took 3 days to arrive directly to Calgary and into the mailbox.

May 15, 2020 Shenzhen AliExpress, via UBI Smart Parcel June 8, 2020 23 days 4PX delivered to UBI Smart Parcel the next business day. UBI notified Canada Post of the package, cleared customs and given to an airline in one day.

Item sat for two days until it was flown to Vancouver. It sat for another 3 days at YVR airport before being collected. Customs released it after another 7 days. Canada Post took 4 days to send it to Edmonton and another day to arrive in the mailbox.

April 21, 2020 Shenzhen Ebay, SpeedPAK, OrangeConnex May 11, 2020 14 days Ordered from Ebay. Shipped free with Economy SpeedPAK from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan

Package left Shenzhen for Dongguan on April 21. It left China on April 25 and arrived in Canada on April 30, possibly by boat.

Customs released it on May 6 and processed by Canada Post on May 8. Canada Post took another 3 days to deliver to the mailbox.

April 20, 2020 Shenzhen Ebay, Economy Shipping from outside Canada, Yanwen N/A N/A Shipped on April 22. No information since April 24 after it left a Yanwen facility.

UQ214068935SG

March 14, 2020 Suzhou Ebay, SpeedPAK, OrangeConnex March 23, 2020 9 days Ordered from Ebay. Shipped free with Economy SpeedPAK from China/Hong Kong/Taiwan

Package left Suzhou for Hangzhou on March 14. It left China by air on March 17 and arrived in Canada on March 18.

Customs released it on March 19 and processed by Canada Post on March 20. Canada Post took 3 days to deliver to the mailbox.

April 13, 2020 Shanghai Ebay, Yanwen, via ePacket (China Post) June 3, 2020 51 days Ordered from Ebay with 'Economy International Shipping'.

The original Yanwen tracking number was replaced with a ePacket tracking number after departing from Yanwen's facility.

Shipped on April 13 and picked up by Yanwen. It was given to an airline and left China between April 14-19 and arrived in Canada on May 22.

Customs released it on May 23. Canada post processed it the same day and delivered it via Edmonton in 10 days.

VR200941260YP

March 21, 2020 Shenzhen AliExpress, via UBI Smart Parcel April 7, 2020 16 days 4PX Express delivered it to UBI Smart Parcel the next business day. UBI delivered it to an airport the next day. It took 3 days by air to arrive at Vancouver. It sat for 2 days. Customs took it for 1 day. Canada Post took 6 days to deliver it from Vancouver via Edmonton to the mailbox.
March 18, 2020 Shenzhen Yanwen, via ePacket April 20, 2020 33 days On the day it was shipped, a Canada Post tracking number was assigned by Yanwen.

Package left China on March 22. Arrived in Mississauga on March 23? Customs took it on March 31 and released it the same day. Canada Post took 18 days to deliver it to Calgary and 1 day to deliver it to the mailbox.

VR190041879YP

March 1, 2020 Shenzhen Ebay, SunYou/SyTrack, China Post July 23, 2020 144 days Ordered from Ebay with 'Economy International Shipping'.

Package shipped on March 2 and departed Hong Kong on March 25. It arrived at GMTC on March 27 and departed on April 9. It then arrived at an airport in Canada on April 18. It doesn't say which airport. It eventually arrived on July 23.

Tracking number given was SY13650898674. A China Post label was stuck over the SunYou one and has a tracking number UJ153321013CN but is labeled 'untracked'