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stillruns
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Registered: ‎09-06-2011
What is an ePacket delivery from China? Sounds like I would get an email instead of an actual product.

What is an ePacket delivery from China? Sounds like I would get an email instead of an actual product.

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in reply to stillruns

I've been wondering how it's possible for Chinese eBay sellers to offer free shipping on items that cost less than it would cost me *just* to ship it.  Now that I know, I'm pretty upset...

 

The nutshell version:

http://shippingsidekick.com/news.wml?id=450

 

More details here:

http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y11/m08/i31/s02

 

This is like a subsidy, in that it increases trade in only one direction, but it was instituted by OUR postal service - and eBay.

 

Hello, China - where's the low-cost shipping solution for US and AU merchants?  Is it any wonder that USPS is losing money hand over fist?  What are USA merchants supposed to do when all their customers start buying online direct from Hong Kong-?!

 

sheldragon
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Registered: ‎05-28-2003
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Sorry -- should have let you know to scroll down to the bottom:

 

ePacket™

ePacket™ provides online buyers in the U.S. with an affordable shipping option from the overseas origin in certain countries to delivery in the U.S.  ePacket™ is currently available to shippers in China and Hong Kong, with additional countries planned.

Key FeaturesEnd-to-end service meeting the needs of today’s online U.S. buyers.Available for import shipments weighing 4.4 pounds or less from certain countries.End-to-end tracking is available on USPS.com®.

 

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“Let’s work the problem, people. Let's not make things worse by guessing.” -Gene Kranz, Mission Control Director (played by Ed Harris), Apollo 13
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Registered: ‎04-16-2013
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So when the seller from China says free shipping is it truly free? As in there are no surprise fees?

annadryl
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we see this question a lot and i wish china post would change their nomenclature. it's way too east to confuse with current american lingo.

 

e-mail, e-commerce, e-dating.....

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Registered: ‎12-31-2013
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Yeah, well wait until you receive a product that is DOA as mine was.  Sure, they promise free returns after you pay $30 for non-discounted return shipping!!  I lost half the value of the purchase just to return it and will probably need to wait 2 months for final resolution.

 

Glad we taxpayers can subsidize Chinese knock off merchants so well. 

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Registered: ‎02-27-2014
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in reply to stillruns

It has to be susidized.I have bought many items for a dollar.

craneclimber1
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Registered: ‎06-06-2011
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in reply to stillruns

that would be chinese for package

 

sheldragon
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Registered: ‎05-28-2003
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This should help:

 

https://www.usps.com/business/global-shipping-solutions.htm

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“Let’s work the problem, people. Let's not make things worse by guessing.” -Gene Kranz, Mission Control Director (played by Ed Harris), Apollo 13
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Registered: ‎03-16-2014
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It's a service provided by USPS and Hongkong Post.  Read more here:  http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2011/pr11_037.htm

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Registered: ‎09-01-2008
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Here is a site for tracking e-Packets from China

 

http://track-chinapost.com/starteub.php