Shipping and Delivery
Our company works with a number of reputable package forwarding/drop-shipping companies based overseas. We do not stock or keep inventory. Your items are shipped from the supplier’s warehouse.
Delivery timeframes are based on the location of the supplier as well as the shipping agents used by the suppliers.
All orders are sent to the manufacturer for dispatch within 24 hours after the order is placed. The manufacturer and the post office courier, commercial courier or shipping agent may take up to 4 days to process the orders. Processing involves verifying the orders, inspecting the items and packaging.
Goods are shipped from the warehouse to their destination. Shipping is handled by the shipping agents used by the suppliers, for example DHL, FedEx, USP, EMS, China Post and TNT Express. Expect 15 to 30 days for international delivery. Delivery by air is much faster than sea, but delivery by sea is more affordable. When shipping small lightweight items from China and Hong Kong, you can choose ePacket services which provide fast and affordable shipping for customers in the USA and 29 other countries.
Estimated Delivery Times
The following are the estimated delivery times based on each shipping agent:
China to South Africa:
The fastest times you can expect for shipping by air is 1 to 3 days. The fastest times you can expect for shipping by sea is 21 to 26 days.
Express shipping – 3 to 7 days.
Normal shipping – 7 to 12 days.
- China DHL – 3 to 7 days
- Fedex IE – 4 to 6 days
- Fedex IP – 2 to 5 days
- UPS Hong Kong – 2 to 5 days
- China Post – 7 to 20 days
- China Registered Post – 7 to 20 days
- China UPS – 2 to 4 days
- China EMS – 3 to 8 days
- Hong Kong Post – 7 to 20 days
- Hong Kong Registered Air Mail – 7 to 20 days
China to USA:
- DHL – 3 to 7 days
- EMS – 5 to 10 days
- TNT – 3 to 5 days
- UPS – 2 to 6 days
- FedEx – 2 to 4 days
- ePacket – 10 to 20 days
- China Post Air Mail – 15 to 26 days (It may take longer during holiday seasons)
- Hong Kong Post Air Mail – 15 to 26 days
The time required to export goods from each region is shown below:
- USA – 4 hours
- East Asia & Pacific – 130 hours
- South Asia – 137 hours