AliExpress Standard Shipping vs China Post Registered Air Mail, Which is Better?

Siddharth Giri/ 29th May, 2020/ Importing Guide

I have already written an article about AliExpress Standard Shipping but lots of people are asking the difference between AliExpress Standard Shipping and China Post Registered Air Mail. In this article, I will try to explain the difference between Standard shipping and China Post and will also tell you which one should you choose and why.

If you have read my article about AliExpress Standard Shipping. You may know that AliExpress Standard Shipping isn’t a Delivery Service/Shipping Method. It is just a guarantee that you will get a valid tracking number and quality service.

What is the Difference Between Both?

Technically, There’s no difference between both because China Post is a delivery service whereas AliExpress Standard Shipping is a logistics company(not a delivery service).

AliExpress Standard Shipping

When you purchase a product from AliExpress, you can just select AliExpress Standard Shipping. After that, It depends on the seller which service they want to use for your product.

These are the four most used shipping methods under AliExpress Standard Shipping.

  • Singapore Post Registered Air Mail.
  • ePacket.
  • EMS.
  • SunYou Economic Air Mail.

ePacket is available for the customers of more than 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Germany, etc but ePacket isn’t available for Indian Customers.

If you want to purchase a costly and big product like laptops and others, the seller will ship the product using EMS but for most products including smartphones and tablets, they will use shipping services like Singapore Post, ePacket, and SunYou Economic Air Mail.

Read this article to know more about these shipping services.

China Post Registered Air Mail

When you purchase a product from AliExpress, You can select China Post Registered Air Mail. Here the seller doesn’t have multiple options, which means they will ship the product using China Post Registered Air Mail.

But you may have to face one problem, sometimes the seller mentions China Post Registered Air Mail on the product page. Once you place the order, they ship the product using China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus.

In that case, you won’t able to do anything even customer support team won’t help you. They will just tell you to wait for the 60 days. If you will not receive the product within the mentioned time, you need to contact AliExpress customer support to get the solution.

Which is Faster & Better?

In my experience, AliExpress Standard Shipping is faster than the China Post Registered Air Mail. You can see some comparisons between both in the below examples.

First Example:

Let’s see an example, I ordered a wireless headphone and awesome breathable shoes from two different sellers.

First seller(left screenshot) shipped the headphone on 31st March using Singapore Post Registered Air Mail and the product arrived in just 23 days (on 23rd April) whereas the Second seller(right screenshot) shipped shoes on 2nd April using China Post Registered Air Mail and that product is still in the transit.

AliExpress Standard Shipping Vs China Post

UPDATE: Received the shoes after 35 days (on 7th May).

Second Example:

Here’s another example, I ordered a hoodie and a mechanical keyboard from two different sellers. You should check this keyboard, This is one of the best mechanical keyboards you can buy.

First seller(left screenshot) shipped the hoodie on 4th December using Singapore Post Registered Air Mail and the product arrived in just 26 days (on 30th December) whereas the Second seller(right screenshot) shipped the keyboard on 7th December using China Post Registered Air Mail and the product arrived after 40 days (on 16th January).

AliExpress Standard Shipping Vs China Post

Please note that the origin of all the parcels is different but still, I would say AliExpress Standard Shipping is Faster & Better than China Post Registered Air Mail.

Note: As I said earlier, Standard shipping has various shipping options. If the seller will ship your product using Express Mail Service(EMS), you will receive the product within 15 days.

In the above examples, Standard shipping and China Post both of them are Registered Post. On the other hand, Express Mail Service(EMS) is a premium delivery service, which is also known as Speed Post in India.

Everybody knows that the Speed Post is faster than the Registered post. If you will purchase a costly and big product (like a laptop) using Standard Shipping, they will ship the product using EMS.

Read this article to know more about AliExpress Standard shipping.

Which One Should You Choose?

I would suggest you choose the cheaper one. I mean If the seller is charging $2 for China Post and $3 for Standard shipping, select the China Post.

No matter which shipping method you select both of them will give you a valid tracking number, which means you will be able to track the parcel until the delivery.

However, If you don’t have a problem with paying the extra shipping charge then AliExpress Standard Shipping is a better choice because It is a much more secure & faster way to get products delivered.

If you still have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below. You can also subscribe to ShopAbroad YouTube Channel.

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14 Comments

  1. China post register air mail, I use it one time, my local post after receiving the item, the deliver it to my office free from their post. meanwhile the Aliexpress ordered items, I have to collect it from My POBox. Why? Is that can be explained. Thanks

    1. Sorry! I cannot explain it in detail because I don’t know about your country.

      But, Aliexpress also ships item by China/Singapore/HongKong Post Registered Air Mail. So, They should deliver it to your office address. And, As far as I know, If you’ll give your Office Address then you’ll receive it at your office OR If you’ll give your POBox Address then you’ll receive it at your POBox.

    2. Hi Elie its because China post items do not get tracket opened and don;t not pass through customs also they do not have money back
      guarrantee.. unlike HongKong Post / Singapore Post (fastest) theyre meant to be left in the POBox inyour country or the adress in other countries

  2. You haven’t mentioned about the custom duty.can you please elaborate on this subject

    1. Customs Department can charge you import fee on any product worth more than ₹2,000($30) rupees.

      Read This To Know: How To import Product Without Paying Custom Duty in India?

  3. thanks for your review, you help me so much!, I’ll go to choose Aliexpress Standar Shiping

  4. Hello.. i ordered using China Post delivery.. yes the delivery was free but it was delivered to my local Post Office and i need to pick it up there and pay Customs for handling fee.. I just want to ask if the AliExpress Delivery will deliver my order to my registered delivery address or will just deliver it again to post office? Thanks..

    1. Actually, All Parcels from AliExpress or China Post arrives at your local post office but the delivery of the parcel depends on the Postman. Sometimes Postman delivers the package to your doorstep and sometimes you have to pick up your package from the local post office.

      1. Thank you.. i will just ask my local post office about it.. atleast now i know that everything arrives at our local post office nomatter what shipping option i will use. Thank you very much.

        1. Welcome!

          But, I think You haven’t understood my previous reply.

          All Parcels from AliExpress Standard Shipping, China Post or any registered/speed post arrives at the local post office. But, If you’ll select any private courier like DHL, FedEx etc… then the parcel will be delivered by their official partners.

          1. Hi.. i understood your reply.. what i mean is the parcel will still arrive at my local post office nomatter what i use between china post or aliexpress.. the only difference is the speed of delivery.. i dont want to select private courier beacause its charging me too expensive. Thank you again for your time. Have a nice day. 😊

  5. I’ve had Aliexpress Stnadard Shipping left in Mialbox so it’s not registered and they don’t take a signature. Good chance it will get stolen from the mailbox.

  6. i shipped with aliexpress startard shipping in april but until today i did not get my parcel . its saying shipment complete but i did nt even received any call . 24 june 2020 was the last day to wait for it . what can i do to know my parcel was derivered

    1. You should contact the seller or AliExpress Team To Get The solution.

      By the way, is your tracking detail showing shipment complete or AliExpress is showing shipment complete?

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