Wuhan - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Pouch and DPO work for mail from the U.S. although for us it goes through Beijing which adds time, so currently it takes 3-4 weeks or sometimes a bit more and pouch seems a bit quicker than DPO. Local goods ordered on Taobao and other platforms are delivered to the building lobby. - Jul 2021

We get our mail through the Consulate, and it takes two to three weeks. We rarely order things from the US any more, though, because we order the same items from Taobao for 1/2 the price and they are delivered in two days. It only costs a couple dollars to ship something across the city, and it is very convenient (if you can read Chinese or have a friend help you) to arrange a delivery guy to come pick up a package to ship within the country. Actually, I've shipped things internationally using FedEx, and they come to you and pick it up from your location. - Jan 2020

Normal mail has been reliable so far. It takes 3 weeks for European mail to arrive in China. - Feb 2008

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