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Old Mar 19, 20, 2:53 am
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Amazon/Transhipper Delays

Anyone have experience with actual delivery times these days for Amazon US and transhippers like Shipbao and Lotpost?

Their sites mention delays, but nothing very specific.
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Old Mar 19, 20, 3:30 am
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Not directly related.

I mailed some medical supply back from San Francisco to Hong Kong via USPS Priority Mail (practically airmail). It was mailed on 2/22. The package was delivered on 3/17 this week.

So I would say 3 weeks minimum.
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Old Mar 19, 20, 8:24 pm
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Ordered Feb 27, shipped Mar 1, still not in HK yet.
Normally it is 3-5 day to office at Wan Chai

There is no US airline flying into HK.
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Old Mar 19, 20, 8:36 pm
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But UPS is still flying cargo jets into HK, as are some other cargo carriers like Cargolux from Chicago. Indeed, Amazon has been using UPS, as well as DHL.
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Old Mar 20, 20, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by 889 View Post
But UPS is still flying cargo jets into HK, as are some other cargo carriers like Cargolux from Chicago. Indeed, Amazon has been using UPS, as well as DHL.
The problem is not about flights. Amazon pisses off UPS/FedEx by building its own transportation network. Also - USPS has contracts with UPS and FedEx to haul mails.

The actual issue is now all cargo spaces are prioritized. Basically, if the cargo is not urgent, it has to wait.
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Old Mar 23, 20, 8:52 pm
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Amazon seems to have stopped offering free shipping on orders of over US$49 to Hong Kong.

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