The temperatures have (thankfully) started to dip in Hong Kong, which can only mean one thing. Holiday season has arrived! For online retailers, this means kick-starting holiday campaigns and getting inventory ready for the Christmas rush. But don't forget that you have to deliver those orders, too.
Make sure everyone has a great Christmas by ensuring you're aware of all the Christmas cut off dates for Hong Kong holiday shipping in 2023 and have your delivery options geared up.
Hongkongers are more reluctant than other Asian citizens to jump on the eCommerce bandwagon, but that doesn't mean they're not warming up to it. As of June 2022, 39% of consumers in Hong Kong made an online purchase in the clothing, apparel and fashion accessories category 31% purchased furniture and household items, and 28% made a purchase online for cosmetics and beauty products.
So get in early with this growing eCommerce market this holiday season. And make sure that your Hong Kong-based customers know the last posting date for Hong Kong Christmas delivery.
2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines in Hong Kong
So you've made your holiday shipping rates and delivery methods known. Great. Don't forget to make it really obvious on your websites what the Hong Kong Christmas posting dates are, too. You don't want to ruin Christmas for anyone and cut things fine by leaving it Christmas Eve do you?
HK Post Christmas Deadlines
Christmas Surface Mail
|Destination Country||Shipping Deadline|
|Brunei Darussalam (surface parcel)*||2nd November|
|Costa Rica (surface parcel)*||25th September|
|Montenegro (surface parcel)*||4th October|
|New Zealand||3rd October|
|Papua New Guinea||6th October|
|Solomon Islands||6th October|
|The Mainland||29th November|
|The Philippines||30th October|
|United Arab Emirates||6th November|
|United Kingdom||4th October|
|The United States||3rd October|
* Surface letter and packet services currently suspended
DHL eCommerce Cutoffs from Hong Kong
|Service||Holiday Ship By Date|
|DHL eCommerce||Service Unavailable on the 25th December 2023|
UPS Holiday Shipping Cutoffs from Hong Kong
|Service||Holiday Ship By Date|
|UPS||Service Unavailable from 26th - 27th December 2023|
FedEx Holiday Shipping Cutoffs from Hong Kong
|Service||Holiday Ship By Date||FedEx||Service Unavailable from 26th - 27th December 2023|
Aramex Holiday Shipping Cutoffs from Hong Kong
|Service||Holiday Ship By Date||Aramex||Service Unavailable from 25th - 27th December|
DPEX Holiday Shipping Cutoffs from Hong Kong
|Service||Holiday Ship By Date||DPEX||Service Unavailable on the 25th December 2023|
SF Express Holiday Shipping Cutoffs from Hong Kong
|Service||Holiday Ship By Date||SF||Early cut-off time 22nd & 24th December and Service Unavailable from 25th - 27th December|
2023 Holiday Delivery Deadlines in Hong Kong
Now that you're aware of all the public holiday shipping cutoff dates, make sure you check ahead to see what services are available and how to schedule your international shipping cutoff dates to ensure your orders arrive in time for the holidays.
Make this holiday season your busiest and most profitable yet. Make sure your delivery services are all set up and ready to go. If not, we're happy to help work out the last post to Hong Kong for Christmas. We've got a shipping checklist ready for you to tick off, so you're all ready to give your customers a memorable Christmas.
Happy shipping, and happy holidays!