The Express Mail Service (EMS) is ideal for customers looking for an economical way to ship packages internationally. Using the global postal network to deliver your package, EMS provides a cheap delivery option for items up to 65lbs, which don’t require an express delivery time.
What is EMS shipping?
EMS shipping is an international postal express mail service, which uses a wide network of postal services to deliver packages to over 180 countries and territories worldwide.
How does EMS shipping work?
When you ship internationally with EMS, the domestic leg of the journey will be provided by a local courier, such as FedEx, so you can drop off your package at your local FedEx store.
Once you've dropped off your package, FedEx will transport it to a freight forwarding depot, where it will be sorted and shipped to its destination country. The final delivery is made by the destination country’s local postal service.
When you book an express mail service with Parcel Monkey, you’ll be provided with a shipping label to print and attach to your package, along with any necessary customs documents. The shipping label will have two parts to it – one part shows the address for the sorting depot and the other part shows the destination address. Please ensure the label and customs documents are securely attached to your package.
Express mail tracking
EMS Express is a tracked mail service, which means tracking will be available, but tracking updates are less frequent than a premium courier service. For express mail tracking, you can track your EMS delivery via the Parcel Monkey tracking tool. Simply enter your PMS reference number into our tracking tool to see the progress of your package.
What is the cost of EMS shipping?
The cost of EMS shipping will vary depending on where you’re shipping to and the size and weight of your package, but our discounted EMS shipping rates are lower than if you book direct, making EMS a popular choice, particularly for small packages and low-value items.
To find out how much it will cost to ship your package with EMS, package your item, then weigh and measure your parcel and add the dimensions and weight into our shipping calculator. You’ll be able to see an instant quote and compare prices with other reputable courier companies.
Popular destinations EMS ship to
EMS Express is a popular service for shipping to destinations where shipping rates are more costly and with our discounted EMS shipping rates you can make even greater savings shipping packages to destinations like Japan, China, New Zealand and Singapore.