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Trusted baggage shipping to China for over 25 years


We handle the Chinese quarantine and customs clearance process

Ship bags and suitcases to China affordably

Whether heading to China for a backpacking year of discovery, visiting friends, or studying, there's always the question of how to send excess baggage. Luckily, our luggage shipping service removes the stress and effort of dragging weighty suitcases and sports equipment to the airport.

Shipping luggage to China has never been easier! Because we own and operate a global network of depots, you can enjoy a complete door-to-door luggage shipping service. Simply grab a quick free quote and make a booking. We'll come to your door, collect your baggage and send it to China. In other words, we take care of all the logistics so you can focus on planning the trip of a lifetime!

Trusted baggage shipping to China for over 25 years

Airline excess baggage processes can be frustrating and pricey. But that doesn't mean you have to travel light! Look no further if you need to ship boxes, suitcases, bags, sports equipment or musical instruments. Our international luggage delivery company provides an affordable, friendly and straightforward alternative.

Keep reading for more reasons why we're one of the world's top-rated luggage shipping companies:

  • Multilingual customer service: you'll be supported at every step since we control a worldwide shipping network. Our friendly customer service team are available 24/7 to answer any questions and offer advice.
  • No hidden fees: we guarantee complete transparency. You'll see an itemised cost breakdown using our free instant quote tool.
  • Pay over stages: we won't demand the entire bill upfront. Instead, you pay in affordable instalments from the start to the end of your item's delivery to China.
  • Our online tracker: monitor your shipment's movement wherever it is in the world for extra peace of mind.
  • We handle Chinese customs clearance: thanks to 25 years of in-depth local knowledge, we handle the customs process. All you need to do is pack your luggage and complete your online documentation.


A couple booking our international shipping services


Send baggage to China from New Zealand in 5 easy steps

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised shipping cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.

Number three

Securely pack your baggage
We collect your luggage or deliver empty shipping boxes for you to fill.

Number four

We collect and ship
Complete the online shipping documentation. Then we'll send your shipment to China.

Number five

Delivered to your address
Our team will clear your luggage through customs and deliver it safely to China.

Don't just take our word for it

Customers love our shipping to China service!

Prepare your luggage for international shipping to China

We can ship anything from extra boxes and suitcases to guitars and skis. Start with a free instant quote, place a booking, and then choose a suitable date so we can come to your home and collect your luggage. Before we arrive, suitably prepare all boxes and bags so we can safely take them to our closest depot. Please note that no container may weigh over 30kg/66lbs for your and our driver's safety. Weigh each box, bag or suitcase on bathroom scales and split any contents if the limit is exceeded.

If shipping suitcases, we'll place them inside double-walled cardboard boxes at your nearest Seven Seas Worldwide depot. As a result, your luggage will have total protection during its long journey to China.

However, avoid extra charges by working out the dimensions of your suitcases, including wheels and handles.

To accurately measure your suitcases, follow these three steps:

  1. Stand your suitcase upright.
  2. Measure its height, length and width (depth), including anything that sticks out, such as wheels, handles or buckles. Our maximum accepted suitcase size is 89cm height, 59cm length, and 49cm width.
  3. We'll place your suitcase in a bigger box at our depot for protection, but please double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy.
If shipping suitcases, we'll place them inside double-walled cardboard boxes at your nearest Seven Seas Worldwide depot. As a result, your luggage will have total protection during its long journey to China.
Measuring suitcases
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Preparing extra large items and sports equipment to ship to China

Are you heading to China for some fun adventures? As well as excess baggage, you can ship bikes, snowboards, surfboards and much more. China is a massive country, full of mixed terrains and climates, perfect for sports and outdoor activities. From skiing 2022 Winter Olympic slopes to surf competitions in Riyue Bay, visitors travel far and wide for the pleasure.

Like suitcases and rucksacks, we'll box your sports equipment into specially shaped, chemically strengthened containers at our depot. But please ensure you securely prepare your large items before collection. Include original bags or suitcases if you still have them, and wrap everything in a few or more layers of bubble wrap.

Remember to thoroughly clean and dry all your equipment. You could endure delays or additional charges if environmental agencies in China discover dirt and organic matter. Check out our Chinese Customs Advice page for more information.  


Shipping luggage to China with our high-quality boxes

If you ship items to China outside of your suitcases or rucksacks, we offer robust cardboard boxes for complete protection. Our best-selling containers are Large (perfect for bedding, coats and other soft items) and Standard (books and other smaller, solid items). See below for the exact dimensions. Order more boxes than you think you'll need, and we'll collect any that remain unused and brand-new for free.  

You can use your own boxes and bags. But please avoid laundry bags, plastic crates, used food boxes and bin liners. Such weak containers will likely break and cause damage to the rest of your possessions.  

Large cardboard shipping box

Large box

External dimensions:

61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches

Best for sending:

  • Sports equipment
  • Clothes
  • Bedding 
Small cardboard shipping box

Standard box

External dimensions:

51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches

Best for sending: 

  • Files and papers
  • Books
  • Children's toys

FAQs about excess baggage shipping to China

The cost of shipping personal items to China depends on how much you're sending and your origin and destination addresses. Grab a quick free quote now for a full and transparent delivery cost breakdown.

All countries have a list of items banned from importation to protect their citizens and environment. Reference our Prohibited Goods page as you pack to avoid fines and delays imposed by Chinese customs authorities.

Once you've booked our luggage shipping service to China, log into your account and fill in your online forms.

Documents and information you'll need to provide include:

  • An inventory that lists everything you're sending. Chinese customs authorities will have access to this, so please double-check.
  • Scans of the signature and picture pages in the shipment owner's passport and, if applicable, scans of their visa.
  • The shipment owner's destination address, email, and phone number.
  • A photograph of the shipment owner holding an open passport showing the picture page.
  • You must provide a copy of your Chinese ID card for customs clearance if you are a Chinese national from the mainland.
  • Optional insurance forms for peace of mind if something goes wrong.

For further information, please reference our Chinese customs advice page. Our knowledgeable, multilingual customer support team are available 24/7 to offer advice and answer any questions.

Yes! We want to give our customers as much flexibility as possible. When shipping excess baggage, enjoy two weeks of free storage at a secure depot closest to your origin country. If sending by sea, you can also enjoy two complimentary weeks of storage once your shipment arrives in China. Add extra storage for an affordable fee by getting in touch 24 hours or more before collection day. 

All shipping and air routes are predefined to ensure your goods arrive in China via the most efficient delivery method possible.


How long does it take to send luggage to China from New Zealand?*


Sending by sea

107 days


Sending by air

10 days

*estimated transit times dependent on global shipping circumstances

Seven Seas Worldwide were organised, clear and consistent with their information and with follow-ups/reminders. Importantly, their response to queries and requests were always fast and helpful, both in China and in the UK. Finally, my shipment's estimated delivery time in the UK was accurate enough, and the delivery driver was prompt and helpful.



4 incredible itineraries for your holiday in China

Thanks to scenic landscapes, bustling cities, great cuisine, and welcoming people, China is full of exciting holiday possibilities. The options are endless, from treks across iconic landmarks to adventure cycling trips.

Keep reading for our pick of the best Chinese holiday plans and what you can do along the way:


The Great Wall of China:

Take an enchanting trip to the famous Great Wall to discover ancient wonders and breathtaking sights. Hike along its majestic sections, breathe in millennia of history and marvel at the architectural feats of the past.

Start your trip in Beijing: a two-hour drive from the Wall, China's capital is full of unmissable landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven.

Visit the Ming Tombs: feel the legacy of Ming Dynasty emperors in a truly awe-inspiring setting. Marvel at imperial mausoleums, witness ancient artefacts and soak up the mystical vibes.

Ride a cable car up to the Wall: take in the majesty of the Great Wall and its breathtaking natural surroundings with an exhilarating cable car ride. Soar above lush green landscapes and relish the 360° views.

Take a day trip to the Mutianyu sections of the Great Wall: explore one of the Wall's best-preserved sections. Hike along its scenic stretches and absorb the ancient history amid breathtaking vistas.

Explore traditional hutongs: delve into the charm of Beijing's traditional hutongs (narrow alleys) near the Great Wall. Wander along winding paths, encounter ancient courtyards and immerse yourself in local life.

Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge:

Embark on a trek through the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world's deepest canyons. Traverse rugged trails carved between towering cliffs, witness awe-inspiring vistas and create an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Visit Tea Horse Guesthouses: discover distinctive lodging experiences along the gorge that provide a comfortable respite for tired hikers. Plus, gain a fascinating glimpse into the historical significance of the ancient tea and horse trade route.

Explore waterfalls: take a moment to marvel at the mesmerising beauty of cascading waterfalls like the Middle Rapids. Feel a cool mist on your face and appreciate what shaped this rugged landscape.

Relax at Walnut Grove: rejuvenate amidst the serene ambience of Walnut Grove, nestled within Tiger Leaping Gorge. The quaint village is surrounded by lush walnut orchards, creating a peaceful retreat for weary trekkers.

Experience Naxi culture: enrich your journey by engaging with the vibrant Naxi ethnic group along the trail. Immerse yourself in their traditional customs and music, and unique cuisine.

Take the snap of a lifetime: capture breathtaking landscapes via a myriad of photo-worthy moments from panoramic steep cliffs to the roaring Jinsha River. 

Cycle the Karst Landscapes of Yangshuo:

Set off on a thrilling cycling adventure through the enchanting natural beauty of the Karst landscapes of Yangshuo. Discover winding paths surrounded by limestone peaks, picturesque rivers and colourful countryside.

Bike along the Yulong River: enjoy scenic cycling trails surrounded by towering karst formations. Take in the tranquillity of the countryside as you pedal alongside picturesque riverbanks.

Explore Moon Hill: the iconic Moon Hill is a natural arch with a moon-shaped hole in the rock. Park your bike and hike to the summit for far-reaching views of the surrounding Karst scenery. 

Visit Fuli Old Town: take a little detour to discover ancient architecture and charming local markets. Walk through narrow lanes lined with beautiful traditional houses and explore various local handicrafts.

Cruise the Li River: pedal to the riverbank for a boat trip. Enjoy stunning Karst landscapes from a different perspective and marvel at the surreal limestone peaks reflecting in the river.

Experience West Street in Yangshuo: conclude your adventure by wandering through this bustling, cosmopolitan street filled with shops and cafes. Sample local delicacies, shop for souvenirs and absorb the lively atmosphere.

Exploring Zhangjiajie National Forest Park:

Head out on a mesmerising journey through the surreal landscapes of this iconic park. It is renowned for its towering sandstone pillars, lush greenery, and awe-inspiring scenery.

Hike the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain Trail: discover the famous trail whose quartz-sandstone pillars served as inspiration for the floating mountains in James Cameron's 2009 film "Avatar."

Ride the Bailong Elevator: enjoy the thrill of riding one of the world's highest outdoor elevators. The 326-meter-high glass elevator provides stunning views and a unique perspective of the surrounding peaks.

Visit Tianzi Mountain: marvel at the panoramic sights from the mountain's many viewpoints and witness a sea of surreal mist enveloping the peaks and valleys below.

Wander through the Golden Whip Stream: take a leisurely stroll along the enchanting stream, surrounded by lush vegetation and towering cliffs. The crystal-clear waters reflect the verdant landscape, creating a blissful atmosphere.

Enjoy Panoramic Views from Huangshi Village: Huangshi Village is perched atop the highest peak in Zhangjiajie. The sea of towering peaks, deep canyons, and dense forests unfold beneath you for a spectacular visual feast.