How do you deal with this express mail thingy? Simply go to any post office branch…it’s all over the place here in Shanghai. EMS is a pretty good service, probably the best in China (I’m not counting Fedex & DHL). The rates depend on the destination of the mail & its weight. You can find the rates on their website:
You can also track your mail. It’s quite efficient, especially if the mail is still in China.
Although my advice is to find out which mail service in the destination country EMS China is affiliated with. I posted the draft to USA and I found out that EMS China is affiliated with USPS (United States Postal Service). Their a lot more developed so when my mail reached the US I started tracking it from the USPS website (www.usps.com). They offer a little more, you can get tracking updates sent directly to your e-mail inbox. They are also a little more detailed where tracking is concerned. Like in the above image from EMS China, they only mentioned ‘attempted delivery’ so at that moment I was like ‘what does that mean exactly?’
But in the USPS site they were just a wee bit more elaborate. You can also get ‘proof of delivery’ from USPS so that’s a pretty cool feature (very important if I were to send anything to Seychelles because back home people like to steal other people’s mail in order to sell the contents LMAO.