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Hello guys its been a while since i posted but i have a question, i usually get my shipments through DHL or FEDEX but this time my supplier used EMS ( web address is ????????) ...i know its slow shipping but it has landed in Chicago yesterday morning ...i heard Chicago is a terrible spot, i thought it would go through NEW YORK because i live in that region....

2014-02-26 19:44:00 PUTIAN Posting
2014-02-26 20:10:07 PUTIAN Arrival at Sorting Center
2014-02-26 20:13:52 PUTIAN Despatch from Sorting Center
2014-02-27 19:24:28 FUZHOU Arrival at Sorting Center
2014-02-27 19:26:51 FUZHOU Despatch from Sorting Center
2014-03-06 05:58:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ISC CHICAGO EPACKET Arrival at Sorting Center


any thoughts and maybe how long it will be there for ...i was hoping last night or this morning it would say something to the effect of ...OUT FOR DELIVERY or something like that.

and yes its legit items

any thoughts or anyone else had this issue or problem and what happened and how long did it take for you to get item

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Arrived there yesterday, I would think it would leave Monday. Never any guarantees though, could get held up for a few days.

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Chicago is AWFUL for customs! It seems nearly EVERY package from China is inspected there. I don't do the foo-foo's so I DO eventually get my stuff, but it always seems to be delayed for at least 7 days. Once or twice in the last 3 months I got lucky and it sailed through, but it has been a nightmare otherwise.

I have been told they have a new facility. I don't know for sure that it is true, but it would make sense because for awhile nothing went through Chicago, it was all going through NY. Then it started going through Chicago again.

If they want to inspect every package, that is up to them, but I wish they would be quick about it. They just don't understand that in the world of online sales, a 7 day delay is FOREVER!
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Too early to tell, just be patient, give it a few more business days.
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Seriously, it's EMS and it just got their yesterday. You should not be expecting overnight delivery.
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All my EMS take exactly 7 total days from beginning to end.
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Wow, you're lucky. My take about 10-13 days from Taiwan-San Francisco-Vegas.

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Default Re: EMS question

Its been a long time since I have imported but EMS always took the longest. UPS/DHL/FEDEX or TNT have customs brokers negotiating things on your behalf. Also had much larger customs duties from EMS than anyone else.

The smaller the EMS package the more likely it is going to clear quicker. I will say the last time I got anything was probably 4 years ago. Many things I am sure have changed.
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For me, its the only thing my supplier uses. He refuses to use DHL, I would get my stuff in 3days.
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Would wait for 3-7 days on the EMS clearing from Chicago
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hi , heres an update i got from my supplier, he said that he sent it via E-PACKET, and assured me that everything will be ok because he used this method...so it begs me to ask this ...what is E-PACKET ?

I have heard of EMS , DHL, FEDEX etc etc ...any thoughts?
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Default Re: EMS question

A very cheap postal services used by Chinese sellers.

The Chinese government contribute towards the postal costs to keep costs very low.

Comes with full tracking. It is slow though.
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complete info on here
USPS Deal with eBay Helps Expedite Chinese Imports


USPS also has e-packet too,
https://www.usps.com/ship/commercial-epacket.htm
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e-packet is literally the slowest thing i have ever experienced. thats the service that can take 3-6 weeks to arrive so you're lucky it's even here.
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you'll get it in about 2+ weeks....
It usually takes that long to LEAVE china...
super slow.
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actually item is in Chicago , and been sitting there since 6 am thursday morning last week...thats when i found out about the EPACKET ....i just wanted to know when i could be expecting it because honestly i never heard of EPACKET before
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Default Re: EMS question

Even though its in the US, ePacket has a tendency to just sit for around days on end.
Ive used ePacket many times. Personally, it sits in Beijing for like a week or 2, then shoot to the states and sit at a HUB for another week or so.
Your packet might take another 2-3 days?
My supplier tells me 12-22 business days
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ePacket is very slow...ugh cheap seller
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Default Re: EMS question

Its not always about the seller being cheap, it could mean the difference a profit and a loss to them.

But next time, the buyer knows not to use e-packet anymore if he/she wants it faster. Dont blame the Chinese seller for shipping. Blame is also on the buyer for getting slow but cheap shipping speed. The seller is only using the default shipping method that buyer wanted and paid for.

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Default Re: EMS question

Totally totally agree with this.
All too often you get buyers who pay for something to be delivered via the slow cheap option and then expect it to be posted via the overnight express option.

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Default Re: EMS question

actually ...i was expecting DHL or FEDEX ...this ems / epacket came out of no where ...i never asked for this method of shipping.

I talked to my supplier last night and was assured that item will EVENTUALLY arrive ....HUH...ok ...told him ill give it till next monday and if i dont get it then maybe call them? or ask my supplier to re-send ( hes good about that) or something

i did tell my supplier ...NO MORE EPACKET / EMS....too much hassle ...hahaha
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Default Re: EMS question

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i did tell my supplier ...NO MORE EPACKET / EMS....too much hassle ...hahaha
Next time you order from any supplier ( and the items are legit) make sure you check the cost of freight.


That will be your clue as to the type of delivery.

It would appear by default you selected the cheapest and slowest.

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