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Comparing shipping types

There are three shipping types for international mail: Airmail, Surface mail and Economy Air (SAL). Customers can choose rates and number of delivery days according to their individual needs.

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Shipping Type Features
Express Mail Service

Top priority among international mails is placed on this service! Posts will be delivered for approximately 2-4 days to addressee all over the world.

Details of Express Mail Service(EMS)


Fees are relatively high since posts will be sent by air. Delivery will be made approximately 3 - 6 days.

Economy Air

It transports items by air at lower priority than air mail. The service is faster than surface mail while the cost is lower than airmail.

  • SAL is only available for a limited number of countries and territories.

For details. please refer to Economy Air (SAL)

A list of countries for which SAL (economy class airmail) is available

  • It takes approximately 6 to 13 days for mail to arrive at the destination.
  • In some cases, it may take longer due to the handling system of the destination country.
Surface Mail

Sent by surface. While delivery takes 1 to 3 months, the rates are reasonable.

Check rates and delivery days

Calculate by destination, type of articles and weight

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