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In China they use Taobao, which is also owned by Alibaba group. Its much cheaper than Aliexpress or T-Mall. Merchants on Taobao will happily send to Shanghai. Hong Kong is more of a problem. I have a parcel stuck somewhere in HK I think I have lost as they want me to fetch it from a shop somewhere and pay duty.Naw.
Maybe aliexpress sellers don't like sending to China. How do they expect Chinese shoppers not to send to Chinese addresses.
Not most of the time. I've had more than 10 DHL packages from Hong Kong the last month. 2 of them took only 4 days to arrive. 2 took about 2 weeks. Most around 8 to 10 days. It's luck of the draw.Did you receive your DHL packages before estimated date? Mine shows departing Dubai still for about a day now...so looks like mine might also go this route. I'm not sure where it's off too after Dubai
I spoke to DHL this morning. Mine is in Nairobi now. Hopefully it reaches me this weekNot most of the time. I've had more than 10 DHL packages from Hong Kong the last month. 2 of them took only 4 days to arrive. 2 took about 2 weeks. Most around 8 to 10 days. It's luck of the draw.
Their delivery times have been a bit faster the last couple of weeks. The delays enroute are mostly after Dubai, in Bahrain waiting for the next flight to SA. Some go via Nairobi after that which adds an extra day, and then JHB clearance is usually 1 day, but up to 3 days.
What is low value in their mind?
It is that.Maybe this ?
Customs Clearance - Aramex
www.aramex.com › customs
- Imports shipped under International Express (i.e. courier) with a declared value below ZAR 500, are generally treated as duty free. However, customs may at any stage request a formal customs clearance (SAD500) and in such cases, may attract Duties and VAT charges.