Each day, I got many messages from people all over the world saying that they feel hard to understand the meaning of China post tracking status as all of them are shown in Chinese. And although there is a translation tool which enables them to translate it into other target languages, it seems not to work so well sometimes either as you will see odd translations which make you feel more confused.
At first, I would explain every China Post tracking info in detail to every person who contacted me and do not understand Chinese but still want to figure out it in English. But soon I realized that this is not a long term business to do as it will occupy lots of my time in doing the same thing repeatedly. Therefore, I start thinking if there is any good way to help people try to understand tracking info from China post by themselves.
After a short period time thinking, an idea did come into my mind. And that is to make a list of all typical China post tracking info in both Chinese and English for people to refer to. By this way, every person can grasp each China Post tracking info terms by themselves.
So, in the past few days, I have collected and analyzed 1,000 China Post international packages tracking info obtained from TrackingMore data system. Below example shows typical China post tracking info that would appear when tracking China post parcels.
Example of China Post tracking info in Chinese
Equivalent translation of above China Post tracking info
017-10-14 16:29,【Thailand】delivered by post office, TH
2017-10-13 08:26,Arrival at【Bangkok, Thailand】exchange of office, TH
2017-10-12 11:41,Left【Guangzhou Air Mail Branch】handed over to airline, CN
2017-10-12 10:54,Arrival at【Guangzhou Air Mail Branch】,CN
2017-10-11 16:28,【Guangzhou Exchange Bureau】departure from outward office of exchange, CN
2017-10-11 15:10,【Guangzhou Mail Centre Bureau International Mail Branch】arrival at outward office of exchange, CN
2017-10-09 15:28,【Xiamen Exchange Bureau】packaged at outward office of exchange (domestic transit), CN
2017-10-09 15:25,【Xiamen International Mail Exchange Bureau】arrival at outward office of exchange, CN
2017-10-07 00:13,Left【Quanzhou Post Office Mail Bureau】，Next stop【Quanzhou Small Parcel】,CN
2017-10-06 21:14,【Quanzhou Post Office Mail Bureau】packaged and sent ,CN
2017-10-06 20:31,【Quanzhou Post Office Mail Bureau】posting, CN
2017-10-01 19:48, Electronic info has been received ,CN
1. Contents in【】stand for mail bureau/branch, mail processing centre in China or a country, city, airport name in the world and so on. For example,【广州航空邮件分局】means【Guangzhou Air Mail Branch】and【泰国曼谷】means【Bangkok, Thailand】.
2. CN and TH represent for Chinese and Thailand. They are ISO country code.
3. " posting " means the post office has accepted your package.
4. "domestic transit" means your package is transit from a mail bureau or processing centre to another for transportation within China.
Other terms that you may encounter
邮政局试投 Attempted delivery made by Post Office
邮政局已妥投 Delivered by Post Office
电子信息已收到 Electronic info has been received
物流订单已创建 logistics order has been created
已出口互封 packaged at outward office of exchange
已进口互封 packaged at inward office of exchange
已进口直封 departure from inward office of exchange
已进口开拆 arrival at inward office of exchange
已出口直封 departure from outward office of exchange
已出口开拆 arrival at outward office of exchange
移交海关 handed over to Customs
清关完成 customs clearance complete
交航 handed over to airline
试投 attempted delivery
送交目的国海关 handed over to destination country’s Customs
下一站处理中心 Next processing center
海关放行 Released from customs
已交航空公司运输 handed over to airline for transportation
移交海关/安全部门 Handed over to Customs/Security Sector