[Share] AfterShip - Track Packages, Parcels & Mails and Get Delivery Updates of 130s International Couriers FREE

Following up on the earlier post explaining the various shipping tracking terms for purchases from China, here is an awesome app that is available on the Apple iOS Appstore to help you track multiple purchases by just keying the tracking number once.
That's really how easy it is!

AfterShip - Track Packages, Parcels & Mails and Get Delivery Updates of 130s International Couriers FREE

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  1. It is easy to use
  2. Free of charge
  3. No advertisements
  4. Can track multiple shipments
  5. Allows you to name each reference so that you know which tracking reference is for which purchase
  6. Auto detects the carrier service for you!
There is no reason not to download this app if you need to track multiple shipments at one time! 

If you dont own an iOS device, you can use their web page to track as well!

Strongly recommended!

Download here 

Tencent to Bring Candy Crush Saga to China this Summer - iPhone.PandaApp.com

Wow! What have they been missing!

Tencent to Bring Candy Crush Saga to China this Summer - iPhone.PandaApp.com

Candy Crush Saga publisher King Digital Entertainment is bringing the sugary sensation to China this summer with the help of Chinese internet and media firm Tencent, King announced today.
Tencent will distribute a Chinese version of Candy Crush Saga on its Mobile QQ and WeChat services. Candy Crush Saga is already available elsewhere in Asia — last year, King released the game in Japan and South Korea.
"I am thrilled to be launching Candy Crush Saga with Tencent in China," said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO of King, in a press release today. "Tencent has the largest mobile social network in China and is a great partner to work with. I look forward to working together to make Candy Crush Saga as popular in China as in the rest of the world."
"Tencent always hopes to bring global premier mobile games to China, and Candy Crush is one of the best. We are excited that our collaboration will combine King's enjoyable mobile gaming experience and Tencent's strong game publishing and operation capabilities in China. We are looking forward to bringing great moments of fun to Chinese users soon," said Steven Ma, senior vice president of Tencent.
In February, King reported that as of December 2013, it had 93 million daily active users for Candy Crush Saga, which is the publisher's most popular game by far. The company went public in late March with an initial public offering set at $22.50 per share, for a total valuation of about $7 billion.
Source: Polygon

[How-To] [Share] How To Interpret China Post Hong Kong Post EMS Tracking Information

Update : Get this awesome free parcel tracking app if you have an iOS device like iPhone or iPad. Check out this post here

If you have bought things from Ebay, Dealextreme, Aliexpress, Alibaba, DHGate, PriceAngels, Focalprice, Lightake and so on, you might come across a tracking number issued to you by the seller from China or Hong Kong.

To track your package, this is a good website to track parcels mailed via major postal services like China Post, Hong Kong Post, Singpost, EMS, DHL, etc.

However, if you are a non-native Chinese reader, you might have problems understanding the terms that shows up sometimes. For eg.

收寄局收寄, 深圳市国际大宗邮件处理中心

and the translation (usually via Google) churns out funny interpretations that leave you non the wiser.

Help is here.

Basically you would have difficulty understanding the tracking status from the point the supplier dispatch the goods to the postal vendor till the point in time it reaches your home country. Once it reaches your home country, the tracking updates would be provided by your home country's postal service handler and the language would likely to be in something which you can understand more easily.

Here is a brief explanation on the common terms used in tracking statuses for China outbound mail services.
Step 1
The first step is when your supplier sends it to his domestic postal vendor, you will see something like this :-
To understand this, there is two portions :-
收寄局收寄 means it is received by the mail handling agency or postal agency
深圳市国际大宗邮件处理中心 is the name of the local mail agency. In this case, it refers to Shenzhen. You may see other words in this second portion as it depends on which province or state your supplier ships it from. Common ports are Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing.
Step 2
Next you are likely to see a term like this : 出口总包直封封发
It basically means the item has been dispatched onward to its next destination.
Similarly, there will be some more characters behind it, indicating the port of departure.
If the goods were sent from a minor port or smaller province, it would probably head off to a major international port first. In this case you will come across the next step.
Step 3
出口总包互封开拆 literally means export total package mutual seals open (no meaning literally)
This actually means that there is an exchange taking place from the domestic port to the international port.
For example Shenzhen > Guangzhou.Usually the smaller postal players will handle the domestic transport and then it reaches the international port where it will finally leave the country towards your country.
When this interchange takes place, you will see the next tracking update as 出口总包直封封发 which simply means that it is onwards to the next destination.
This Step 2 & Step 3 could be repeated for a few cycles depending on the parcel's original dispatch location. The smaller province will take a few cycle before it reaches the major international departure port. Hence, some parcels take longer to emerge out from China compared to others.
Step 4
交航 literally means navigation.
However in postal terms, it means that it is in the midst of transportation, whether in the air or via sea to your country.
Step 5
The next status you will likely be seeing is that it has reaches your home country. And from then, you can probably track via your own postal service website for your parcel in your own language.

Hope this article helps you!

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