C is from Switzerland. She bought a 20 kg parcel of stones from Yiwu market, and then realized she had to send this parcel back home by courier. Her hotel couldn’t help her then she left me a message on this site.
“If I cannot find a cheaper way to send this parcel back home, I may just give it to someone”
Because the prices in Yiwu market are so fascinating that people just keep buying and forget the weight. In the end, they realize that the courier fees are more expensive than the goods themselves. And it's too heavy for them to carry along.
#1 Let an import and export agent help you if you have one or can find one.
These agents use couriers the most, so they always know how to send out your parcel at a cheaper price. In fact, many of them are partners of couriers like FedEx, DHL, TNT, UPS, EMS… They can have discount as low as 55% off sometimes.
#2 Call FedEx or DHL and let them come to your hotel to collect your parcel. In Yiwu, you can only call these two because other couriers either don’t have an office in Yiwu or don’t come to your hotel to collect your parcel.
Here are the toll free hotlines:
FedEx: 800-988-1888(for fixed line phones); 400-886-1888(for mobile phones)
DHL: 800-810-8000(for fixed line phones); 400-810-8000(for mobile phones AND fixed line phones)
*you’d better check out all the prices and discounts via above phone no., their courier boys usually don’t speak any English.
#3 Go to China Post office and send your parcel from there.
If you have a big parcel and you want to send out cheap, and you don’t care much about time and security, then China Post would a nice choice for you. You can go to their office and send out your parcel directly.
I usually send at here: No. 458, Chouzhou North Rd. This office is not far away from Yiwu International Trade City. AND it’s just beside Bingwang Market. 10.00RMB taxi fare from Yiwu International trade city.
Here is the Chinese address: 稠州北路 458号 宾王邮局
#4 We are always happy to assist you send your parcel back home from Yiwu. You just leave me a message on this site then we'll contact you.
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May.01: Labor holiday; Market opens, stores 80% close/half-close. Visiting not suggested.