Royal Mail offers tracked and signed service to China

In partnership with China Post Royal Mail is offering a signed and tracked service to China. This follows internal research showing a growth in demand for such services from Chinese e-commerce shoppers.

Items up to 2kg can now be tracked from the UK mail centre until it is delivered at its Chinese destination. They should take 5-7 days to be delivered and can be booked online or through the Royal Mail Click & Drop service.

Royal Mail research shows that 55% of China’s online shoppers have bought from the UK and their average monthly spend is £104 a month. The research suggests that with more delivery options this average spend could grow significantly.

“China is already the world’s largest online market with commerce experiencing exceptional year-on-year growth,” said a Royal Mail spokesperson. “By 2020 it is expected to be bigger than the markets of the US, Japan, Germany, the UK and France combined. With soaring confidence among Chinese online shoppers, a potential market of over 1.3bn people and a real appreciation of high-quality British products, UK retailers should be looking to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our new Tracked and Signed service provides customers with peace of mind when sending to China.”

Richard Burn, HM trade commissioner to China, welcomed the launch of the service. “Demand for UK goods and services in China is growing and our businesses stand ready to flourish through their innovation, ambition and hard work,” he said. “Ecommerce, supported by reliable distribution channels, can allow UK SMEs to break into international markets, contributing to our growing economic performance and ensuring we remain the trading partner of choice for so many around the world.”


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