The previously estimated shipping fee raise to USA because of its quit from UPU has not happened, but will postpone to the end of June in year 2020.
According to the head of the US delegation, Navarro declared: “The United States will start to set its own rate at the end of June next year.” It also means that from June next year, the global postage to the United States will rise.
The industry insiders predict that if the price standard of the multinational mail express service is completely determined by the United States itself, the price will inevitably rise in the short term. Under this circumstance, export enterprises adopting the direct-sending model will be greatly affected, and the demand for sellers in overseas warehouse services will continue to increase.
Especially for Chinese sellers, they have previously enjoyed lower terminal rates. Most of the export sellers often increase sales and market share through price wars, so the postage increase this time will not only increase their operating costs, but also reduce their competitive advantage. For example, sellers who are selling direct mail products under $5 on Wish may be cleared out, especially those items with a price of $1.99 will suffer severely. For the small and medium-sized sellers who rely heavily on the UPU’s system fees, they may be also unlikely to continue.
On October 14th, the China National Post Office held a news briefing to introduce the relevant decisions made at the third special meeting of the UPU held recently. The General Assembly passed the terminal fee reform integration program V, and the terminal fee of the third group of countries in China will increase by 27% in 2020. It is estimated that by 2025, the export international parcel terminal fee will increase by 164% compared with 2019.
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