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Shipping? What is the difference between SAL Parcel & EMS/SAL?Shipping? What is the difference between SAL Parcel & EMS/SAL?Ask MFC

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housekihousekiIl y a 7 ans
I know how SAL and EMS work..but what is extra in SAL Parcel?
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SAL Parcel allows you to ship up to 30kg (not all countries) and items whose size exceeds small parcel. SAL small packet is cheaper. SAL parcel is cheaper than EMS but only once you exceed a certain weight. The savings become more significant as the weight goes up. I usually ship stuff 10-30kg so I can see the savings.

It also helps with customs, even if you get taxed at least it is less because they are not counting the EMS cost which is higher.

However, I am patient and just tend to use surface mail more.

I find SAL small packet is faster than parcel.

Tracking for SAL Parcel (took 21 days over Xmas):
12/14/2017 20:25 Posting/Collection MEGURO TOKYO
152-8799
12/15/2017 09:37 Arrival at outward office of exchange TOKYO INT TOKYO
138-8799
12/16/2017 06:00 Dispatch from outward office of exchange TOKYO INT TOKYO
138-8799
01/02/2018 09:24 Arrival at inward office of exchange COVENTRY PARCELFORCE UNITED KINGDOM

01/02/2018 09:27 Departure from inward office of exchange COVENTRY PARCELFORCE UNITED KINGDOM

01/03/2018 00:09 Processing at delivery Post Office UNITED KINGDOM

01/04/2018 14:39 Final delivery UNITED KINGDOM

Tracking for SAL Small Packet: (Took 10 days over Xmas)
12/19/2017 20:08 Posting/Collection MEGURO TOKYO
152-8799
12/23/2017 17:00 Dispatch from outward office of exchange TOKYO INT TOKYO
138-8799
12/27/2017 08:11 Arrival at inward office of exchange LANGLEY HWDC UNITED KINGDOM

12/27/2017 09:58 Departure from inward office of exchange LANGLEY HWDC UNITED KINGDOM

Tracking didn't update but was delivered on the 29th December.
Il y a 2 ans
ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
SAL Parcel is faster than SAL Small Packet, at least in Russia.
Il y a 7 ans
For 'smaller' orders, SAL parcel is usually pretty similarly priced to EMS. It takes longer, but in most cases isn't flagged by Customs. However, on larger orders, like mine usually, SAL parcel is also about $10 cheaper.
Il y a 7 ans
Unless I am very much mistaken, I also believe people use SAL parcel instead of EMS to avoid customs charges.
Il y a 7 ans
housekiIl y a 7 ans#1576478(I'm from India)
Areas in India covered by EMS:
www.post.japanp...

If your postal code is in there and they won't ship EMS to you, AmiAmi might not be checking to see if your address fits into the EMS available zones and just lumping India as a non-EMS country (this is just my guess).
Il y a 7 ans
R_KasaharaIl y a 7 ans#1576240As puffyvulva and wingman13 have said, SAL Parcel has the speed of SAL Small Packet while costing nearly as much as EMS. It's not really worth using.
That's actually Surface Mail. SAL Parcel is shipped by plane (depending on available space), the same as SAL Small Packet.
ExandIl y a 7 ans#1576261SAL Parcel is mainly for countries that Japan Post does not serve EMS to.
SAL Parcel is roughly the same cost to EMS.
SAL Parcel is slightly faster than SAL small packet but typically slower than EMS.
SAL Parcel like EMS doesn't have the size regulation that SAL does.
puffyvulvaIl y a 7 ans#1576262for ITEM #141607
SAL Small Packet (Unregistered) : 1,380 JPY
SAL Parcel : 3,045 JPY
EMS : 2,880 JPY
To give you an idea of the Parcel ripoff-ness.


Thanks for all the replies ^_^

I recenlty had Amiami change one of my order's shipping to SAL Parcel as the legth was beyond SAL limits...but they said EMS is not available to my country (I'm from India) but when I was in Japan I sent figures through EMS to back home..should I contact Amiami about this? or is their EMS different in some way?
Il y a 7 ans
for ITEM #141607

SAL Small Packet (Unregistered) : 1,380 JPY
SAL Parcel : 3,045 JPY
EMS : 2,880 JPY

To give you an idea of the Parcel ripoff-ness.
Il y a 7 ans
SAL Parcel is mainly for countries that Japan Post does not serve EMS to.

SAL Parcel is roughly the same cost to EMS.
SAL Parcel is slightly faster than SAL small packet but typically slower than EMS.
SAL Parcel like EMS doesn't have the size regulation that SAL does.
Il y a 7 ans
When I was in Japan, I think I filled out the wrong form, so I had 2 packages sent to America via SAL Parcel, even though I asked for SAL Small Packet. It was expensive, about what I'd expect for EMS or maybe a bit more. But the Post Office was closing, and I was short on time, so I just sent it anyways.

I'm not certain, but this is what happened in my case:
SAL Parcel has a tracking number.
When it arrived in America, it was treated as "Express Mail", which surprised me. (USPS' online tracking marked it as "Express Mail", and the "missed delivery" slip marked it as "Express Mail". It did arrive a lot faster than SAL Small Packet.
Il y a 7 ans
RKasa Deal Hunter ( =₃=)*
As puffyvulva and wingman13 have said, SAL Parcel has the speed of SAL Small Packet while costing nearly as much as EMS. It's not really worth using.

gumonshoeIl y a 7 ans#1576215SAL Parcel i believe (at least on the sites i've been to) is shipped by boat--can take extremely long time to be received because it has to wait for enough shipments to collect / a ship to port.
That's actually Surface Mail. SAL Parcel is shipped by plane (depending on available space), the same as SAL Small Packet.
Il y a 7 ans
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