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Marketing Gifts going Global – Shipping Promotional Products from China

One  popular way to market to customers is shipping promotional products directly from China by mail. However, for companies with an international customer base this can be confusing, costly and time-consuming.

Recently ODM sent 1,500 promotional gift parcels around the world.  We packed lanyards, pins and other company merchandise along with a letter before putting them into the HK postal service. Hoping our experience gives you a better understand on shipping promotional products around the world.

Understand How To Send International Mail - Shipping Promotional Products

Understand How To Send International Mail – Shipping Promotional Products

Putting together promotional mail

Many organisations take care of shipping promotional products around the world with internal resources. This can be costly and time consuming. Staff putting together campaigns usually do not have sufficient experience in preparing promotional mail and often make mistakes. Businesses can save money by outsourcing – shipping promotional products directly from China.  China and Hong Kong provide an excellent base to produce, package, design and distribute promotional products.

Understand How To Send International Mail - Shipping Promotional Products

Understand How To Send International Mail – Shipping Promotional Products

Shipping Promotional Products

Sending international mail from Hong Kong to your customers around the world can save you money. However, companies who decide to do this still need to have a good knowledge of the standard practices. To keep costs down it is important to follow the following steps.

  • When mailing from Hong Kong prices vary depending on the location you are sending it to.
  • Packaged together parcels in the same zone. You should never mix zones, as this will increase costs.
  • Before shipping worldwide parcels should have a return address.  ODM has a PO box in Hong Kong for returned mail.
  • Ensure address is correct. Depending on the country, address format will vary therefore, addresses must be correct.
  • Parcels and envelopes must be packaged securely. They will get rejected at the post office if they are not.
  • Corporate merchandise will travel 1000s of miles when shipping it around the world. Therefore, correct packaging and envelopes will prevent damages.

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Refer to table below for country and postage zone when shipping from Hong Kong.   For sending out 100 gram packages, check out these zones.   Costs range from around USD 0.50 – 1.10 at the slowest surface speed.   Contact us for a quotation.

Destination Country or TerritoryAir Mail Services
(Zone)
Bulk Air Mail Services
(Zone)
Surface Mail Service
(Zone)
Afghanistan111
Albania333
Algeria343
Andorra222
Angola343
Anguilla222
Antigua and Barbuda222
Argentina343
Armenia222
Aruba343
Ascension222
Australia222
Austria222
Azerbaijan222
Azores222
Bahamas222
Bahrain (Kingdom of)222
Balearic Islands222
Bangladesh111
Barbados222
Belarus333
Belgium222
Belize222
Benin343
Bermuda222
Bhutan111
Bolivia343
Bosnia and Herzegovina333
Botswana343
Brazil343
British Indian Ocean Territory222
Brunei Darussalam111
Bulgaria (Rep.)333
Burkina Faso343
Burundi343
Cambodia111
Cameroon343
Canada222
Canary Islands222
Cape Verde343
Caroline Islands222
Cayman Islands222
Central African Rep.343
Chad343
Chile343
China, MainlandChina
Christmas Island222
Cocos (Keeling) Islands222
Colombia343
Comoros343
Congo (Rep.)
Cook Islands222
Corsica222
Costa Rica222
Côte d’Ivoire (Rep.)
Croatia333
Cuba222
Cyprus222
Czech Rep.
Democratic Republic of the Congo343
Denmark333
Djibouti343
Dominica222
Dominican Republic222
Ecuador343
Egypt343
El Salvador222
Equatorial Guinea222
Eritrea343
Estonia333
Ethiopia343
Falkland Islands and
The Territory of South Georgia and
South Sandwich Islands
343
Faroe Islands222
Fiji222
Finland333
France222
French Guiana222
French Polynesia222
Gabon343
Gambia343
Gaza and Khan Yunis222
Georgia333
Germany222
Ghana343
Gibraltar222
Great Britain222
Greece222
Greenland222
Grenada222
Guadeloupe (French West Indies)222
Guam111
Guatemala222
Guinea343
Guinea-Bissau343
Guyana343
Haiti222
Honduras (Rep.)222
Hungary333
Iceland333
India111
Indonesia111
Iran222
Iraq222
Ireland222
Israel222
Italy222
Jamaica222
Japan222
Jordan222
Kazakhstan222
Kenya343
Kiribati222
Korea, North111
Korea, South111
Kosovo333
Kuwait222
Kyrgyzstan222
Lao People’s Dem. Rep.111
Latvia333
Lebanon222
Lesotho343
Liberia343
Libya343
Liechtenstein222
Lithuania333
Luxembourg222
MacauChina / Macau /Taiwan
Macedonia333
Madagascar343
Madeira222
Malawi343
Malaysia111
Maldives111
Mali343
Malta222
Mariana Islands111
Marshall Islands222
Martinique (French West Indies)222
Mauritania343
Mauritius343
Mexico222
Micronesia (Federated States of)111
Moldova333
Monaco222
Mongolia222
Montenegro333
Montserrat222
Morocco343
Mozambique343
Myanmar111
Namibia343
Nauru222
Nepal111
Netherlands222
Netherlands Antilles343
New Caledonia222
New Zealand222
New Zealand Islands Territories222
Nicaragua222
Niger343
Nigeria343
Norfolk Island222
Norway333
Oman222
Pakistan111
Panama (Rep.)222
Papua New Guinea222
Paraguay343
Peru343
Philippines111
Pitcairn Islands222
Poland333
Portugal222
Puerto Rico222
Qatar222
Réunion343
Romania333
Russia (Russian Federation)333
Rwanda (Rép.)343
Samoa (U.S.A. Territory)222
San Marino222
Sao Tome and Principe343
Saudi Arabia222
Senegal343
Serbia333
Seychelles343
Sierra Leone343
Singapore111
Slovakia333
Slovenia333
Solomon Islands222
Somalia343
South Africa343
Spain222
Spanish Territories of North Africa222
Spitsbergen222
Sri Lanka111
St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis222
St. Helena222
St. Lucia222
St. Pierre and Miquelon222
St. Vincent and the Grenadines222
Sudan343
Suriname343
Swaziland343
Sweden333
Switzerland222
Syrian Arab Rep.222
TaiwanChina, Mainland /Taiwan
Tajikstan222
Tanzania (United Rep.)343
Thailand111
Timor-Leste (Dem. Rep.)111
Togo343
Tonga222
Tortola (British Virgin Islands)222
Trinidad and Tobago222
Tristan da Cunha222
Tunisia343
Turkey222
Turkmenistan222
Turks and Caicos Islands222
Tuvalu222
Uganda343
Ukraine333
United Arab Emirates222
United States of America222
Uruguay343
Uzbekistan222
Vanuatu222
Vatican222
Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep.)343
Viet Nam111
Virgin Islands (U.S.A.)222
Wake Island222
Wallis and Futuna Islands222
Western Samoa222
Yemen222
Zambia343
Zimbabwe343

Let us help you manage your international merchandise

ODM and Mindsparkz have years of experience in managing the distribution of global corporate merchandise and worldwide promotional marketing. Contact us today to talk about how we can help you with the process. ODM design, source, manufacture, package and distribute you global promotional mail.

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