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#1 (permalink)      6/14/2014 12:18:28 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Review of Shipping Services To India
From FT ---> North India

Shipping times for different postal services to Northern India. If you are in the Southern part, you should get your packages sooner than the days listed below.

HongKong Post - 7 to 12 days! (The best shipping service to India as of now)
SingaporePost - 15 to 20 days! (Not consistent anymore. May take longer than 20 days)
SwissPost - 20 to 30 days ($1 extra on shipping)
Netherlands Post - 30 days
ChinaPost - 45 to 60 days (Slow bums, don't update the tracking for days)

Final conclusion: HongKong Airmail is the best!

Edited on 11/26/2015 at 2:04 AM. Reason:
My Location: Bharat (aka IN) .. Namaste /\ .. ***TC doesn't work for me as it's an imperfect solution to a problem that I never even had*** - Sossij
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SwissPost

Order placed on June 5th and FT shipped the package to SwissPost on June 6th.

Ordered June 5th:



Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Mailed Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Arrival at border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Departure from border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:48 Departed transit country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:48 Departure from border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE

From that graphic, it looks like the package is half way through.

June 16th Update:

ue 10.06.2014 17:43 Mailed Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Arrival at border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Departure from border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:48 Departed transit country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Tue 10.06.2014 17:48 Departure from border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Mon 16.06.2014 14:13 Mailed Swiss Post SINGAPORE
Mon 16.06.2014 14:13 Departure from border point of origin country Swiss Post SINGAPORE

June 19th Update:



Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Mailed Asendia Asia
Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Arrival at border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Tue 10.06.2014 17:43 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Tue 10.06.2014 17:48 Departed transit country Asendia Asia
Tue 10.06.2014 17:48 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Mon 16.06.2014 14:13 Mailed Asendia Asia
Mon 16.06.2014 14:13 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Thu 19.06.2014 11:32 Arrival at border point of destination country INDELA
Thu 19.06.2014 16:53 Released by customs IN

June 23rd Update



Delivered in 18 Days!

Edited on 10/23/2014 at 7:58 AM. Reason:
My Location: Bharat (aka IN) .. Namaste /\ .. ***TC doesn't work for me as it's an imperfect solution to a problem that I never even had*** - Sossij
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China Post may be no good to India but is very good to most all other countries..
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It's very bad to Ireland atm, 27 days for my last order and 1 still missing at 25 days.

Like you Andy I am trying Swiss for the first time,will let ye know how it goes :)
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ChinaPost

ChinaPost is no good .. Don't select these buggers while checking out!

Order was placed on May 29th and FT shipped package to CP on June 7th.

Shipped June 7th

Destination Country - India:Tracking Consuming:1684 Millisecond
2014-06-09 17:38, CHINA, 516032, Receive item from customer (Otb), unknown

Origin Country - China:Tracking Consuming:1732 Millisecond
2014-06-10 17:28, 广州国际, 出口总包互封封发, 印度, Dispatching, IN
2014-06-10 12:33, 广州国际, 出口总包互封开拆, 印度, Opening, IN
2014-06-09 17:38, 惠州市函件局, 收寄局收寄, 印度, Collection, IN

June 20th update:

Same status as previous ^

June 26th update:

Same status as previous ^

June 30th Update

Destination Country - India:Tracking Consuming:1373 Millisecond
2014-06-30 13:32, CHINA, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), unknown
2014-06-09 17:38, CHINA, 516032, Receive item from customer (Otb), unknown

Origin Country - China:Tracking Consuming:1357 Millisecond
2014-06-30 13:16, 北京国际, 出口总包直封封发, 印度, Departure from outward office of exchange, IN
2014-06-10 17:28, 广州国际, 出口总包互封封发, 印度, Dispatching, IN
2014-06-10 12:33, 广州国际, 出口总包互封开拆, 印度, Opening, IN
2014-06-09 17:38, 惠州市函件局, 收寄局收寄, 印度, Collection, IN

July 6th Update

Same status as previous ^

July 11th Update

Same status as previous ^

July 15th Update

Destination Country - India:Tracking Consuming:0 Millisecond, Cache Time:2014/07/15 06:59:01
2014-07-14 19:10, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Send item to customs (Inb), Air
2014-07-14 16:33, INDIA, KOLKATA FOREIGN LCAO, Receive item at office of exchange (Inb), Air
2014-06-30 13:32, CHINA, BEIJING, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air
2014-06-09 17:38, CHINA, 516032, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air
Origin Country - China:Tracking Consuming:0 Millisecond, Cache Time:2014/07/15 06:59:01
2014-07-14 19:10, 印度, 海关, 印度, IN
2014-07-14 16:33, 加尔各达, 到达进口互换局, 印度, Arrival at inward office of exchange, IN
2014-06-30 13:16, 北京国际, 出口总包直封封发, 印度, Departure from outward office of exchange, IN
2014-06-10 17:28, 广州国际, 出口总包互封封发, 印度, Dispatching, IN
2014-06-10 12:33, 广州国际, 出口总包互封开拆, 印度, Opening, IN
2014-06-09 17:38, 惠州市函件局, 收寄局收寄, 印度, Collection, IN

Delivered on July 17th - 40 Days!

Thank you ChinaPost duffers, will NEVER get my packages through you EVER again!

Edited on 10/23/2014 at 7:58 AM. Reason:
My Location: Bharat (aka IN) .. Namaste /\ .. ***TC doesn't work for me as it's an imperfect solution to a problem that I never even had*** - Sossij
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SingPost

Order placed on June 26th 2014 and the package was sent to SingPost on 27th. For a few days, there was no update with the tracking number. Latest update is July 4th.

July 4th Update

Item No. Posting Date Status Date Status Description
XXXXXXXXX 02-07-2014 04-07-2014 Arrived at overseas (Country code: IN)

Delivered on July 7th - 11 Days!
Package delivered on July 7th. That's just 11 days from the day I ordered!

Update: SingPost is delivering packages slow now. They may take 20 days to deliver packages.

Edited on 10/23/2014 at 7:59 AM. Reason:
My Location: Bharat (aka IN) .. Namaste /\ .. ***TC doesn't work for me as it's an imperfect solution to a problem that I never even had*** - Sossij
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Singapore post takes 14 days to Sri Lanka, and 18 days via Malaysia post.
So far HK post was the fastest I've seen (from VB, ebay etc), abt 5-7 days total to delivery, but FT doesnt offer HK shipping :(

Edited on 6/26/2014 at 4:48 AM. Reason:
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HongKong Airmail

Order placed: October 7th
Order shipped from FT's warehouse: Oct 12th
Order delivered: October 22nd

Delivered in 10 days!

I have another order placed through HongKong Airmail. The order was placed on October 11th and there was a few days of waiting on the Kato mod. Right now I'm checking the tracking on 17track.net and the package is showing "Send item to domestic location (Inb)"

That means, I should have my package within next couple of days! Wooohooo! :D

Edited on 10/23/2014 at 8:03 AM. Reason:
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The fastest I've ever got from HK post is 5 days, true story!
They really fast :D
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H Andy

just an update on Swiss Post,

9 days from mailed :) but they took 5 days from collection to mail :(

Still not bad, I have one from CM dispatched on the 9th still no show and few from SP dispatched on 11th with no updates.

Date Time Event Processed by Notes
Mon 16.06.2014 18:08 Mailed Asendia Asia
Mon 16.06.2014 18:08 Arrival at border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Mon 16.06.2014 18:08 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Mon 16.06.2014 18:11 Departed transit country Asendia Asia
Mon 16.06.2014 18:11 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Wed 18.06.2014 14:55 Mailed Asendia Asia
Wed 18.06.2014 14:55 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Tue 24.06.2014 08:25 Arrival at border point of destination country IEDUBA
Tue 24.06.2014 17:08 Released by customs IE
Wed 25.06.2014 08:12 Delivered

I have another on the way with Swiss mailed on the 19th so I will see if they are consistent.

got one during the week from China mail 28 days .

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Sweet! Just like you, I have another package coming through SwissPost tmac32 :)

Order placed: June 21st

For 5 days, there was no update from SwissPost (I guess that's the time taken by FT to deliver packages to SwissPost facility). Got an update today ..

Thu 26.06.2014 17:09 Mailed Asendia Asia
Thu 26.06.2014 17:09 Arrival at border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Thu 26.06.2014 17:09 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia
Thu 26.06.2014 17:17 Departed transit country Asendia Asia
Thu 26.06.2014 17:17 Departure from border point of origin country Asendia Asia

In my opinion, SwissPost is far far better than ChinaPost.

Delivered July 4th

Edited on 7/6/2014 at 11:37 PM. Reason:
My Location: Bharat (aka IN) .. Namaste /\ .. ***TC doesn't work for me as it's an imperfect solution to a problem that I never even had*** - Sossij