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Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 4:31 pm

Hello All,

Does anybody know who Royal Mail usually use as a delivery partner in Singapore?

Date Time Status Track point
18/12/15 AM ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE SINGAPORE
18/12/15 04:25 ARRIVED (MDN) AT HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC

I assume this means it left UK on 18th.

I have a tracking number from Royal Mail , but Singpost doesnt have that in the system.

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Re: RE: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 4:33 pm

Barnsley wrote:Hello All,

Does anybody know who Royal Mail usually use as a delivery partner in Singapore?

Date Time Status Track point
18/12/15 AM ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE SINGAPORE
18/12/15 04:25 ARRIVED (MDN) AT HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC

I assume this means it left UK on 18th.

I have a tracking number from Royal Mail , but Singpost doesnt have that in the system.

:D

The first 4 or 5 digits supposed to indicate the local counterpart.

Once for me it came via Aramex.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby x9200 » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 4:40 pm

Barnsley wrote:Hello All,

Does anybody know who Royal Mail usually use as a delivery partner in Singapore?

Date Time Status Track point
18/12/15 AM ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE SINGAPORE
18/12/15 04:25 ARRIVED (MDN) AT HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC

I assume this means it left UK on 18th.

I have a tracking number from Royal Mail , but Singpost doesnt have that in the system.

:D

Regular small packages were always delivered to me with the regular mail.
Until it really gets to SG you won't see anything under the local system.
It takes up to 10 day under normal circumstances (not high season) to have it arrived.

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Re: RE: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby x9200 » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 4:43 pm

ecureilx wrote:The first 4 or 5 digits supposed to indicate the local counterpart.

Once for me it came via Aramex.


Aramex uses local carriers like ninja van and their (Aramex'es) tracking does not necessarily meet my expectations as of this type of the services.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 4:45 pm

x9200 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Hello All,

Does anybody know who Royal Mail usually use as a delivery partner in Singapore?

Date Time Status Track point
18/12/15 AM ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE SINGAPORE
18/12/15 04:25 ARRIVED (MDN) AT HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC

I assume this means it left UK on 18th.

I have a tracking number from Royal Mail , but Singpost doesnt have that in the system.

:D

Regular small packages were always delivered to me with the regular mail.
Until it really gets to SG you won't see anything under the local system.
It takes up to 10 day under normal circumstances (not high season) to have it arrived.


I am guessing that the parcel left UK on 18th n arrive 19th , I suppose it now has to go through Singapore customs .....

Ah well , I will just wait n keep checking.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby x9200 » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 5:03 pm

Why do you think it should arrive on 19th? You may expect this kind of speed from Fedex or similar carriers, but if this was a standard mail, just RA, don't be surprised receiving it next week or even in January.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 5:11 pm

x9200 wrote:Why do you think it should arrive on 19th? You may expect this kind of speed from Fedex or similar carriers, but if this was a standard mail, just RA, don't be surprised receiving it next week or even in January.


It left UK on 18th , so I assumed it arrived in Singapore on 19th , it then have to clear customs
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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby x9200 » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 5:16 pm

Not sure why do you assume it is going to take 1 day. From my experience it was never the case. It is not like they hand it over to a BA pilot at the already waiting airplane. You will see. Just as you said, check from time to time the singpost tracking and if lucky in 2-3 days may be here.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 5:47 pm

Buying books from Book Depository in the UK usually has Royal Mail posts arriving in 4 to 5 days from notification of shipping sent.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby taxico » Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:33 pm

try using 17track.net

i shipped a box earlier this year... royal mail -> singpost. took 9 days but it sat in heathrow for 2-3 days. delivered by a singpost man in blue (i wasn't there to sign for, just through video footage).

2015-04-10 21:48
SINGAPORE, DELIVERED

2015-04-08 19:11
SINGAPORE, ARRIVED IN COUNTRYSINGAPORE

2015-04-05 00:00
SINGAPORE, ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE

2015-04-03 03:23
HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC, ARRIVED (MDN) AT

2015-04-02 17:41
SWANSEA MAIL CENTRE, ITEM COLLECTED

2015-04-02 14:01
XXXXXXXXXXXX XXX XXX, SENT AT POST OFFICE
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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 9:53 am

taxico wrote:try using 17track.net

i shipped a box earlier this year... royal mail -> singpost. took 9 days but it sat in heathrow for 2-3 days. delivered by a singpost man in blue (i wasn't there to sign for, just through video footage).

2015-04-10 21:48
SINGAPORE, DELIVERED

2015-04-08 19:11
SINGAPORE, ARRIVED IN COUNTRYSINGAPORE

2015-04-05 00:00
SINGAPORE, ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE

2015-04-03 03:23
HEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC, ARRIVED (MDN) AT

2015-04-02 17:41
SWANSEA MAIL CENTRE, ITEM COLLECTED

2015-04-02 14:01
XXXXXXXXXXXX XXX XXX, SENT AT POST OFFICE


Thanks , that explains whats what then, it looks like I may have the same delivery type schedule as my parcel is still at the "On its way to Singapore phase"

It was there on 18th :x :x

5 days does seem a bit extreme though!!
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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby x9200 » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:10 am

"5 days does seem a bit extreme though!!"
Not during Christmas time. Singpost is overwhelmed by the No of parcels/mails in times like this (another disaster period is during CNY) and this is just a regular mail. From my experience they can not even handle properly EMS during these two periods.

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:12 am

x9200 wrote:"5 days does seem a bit extreme though!!"
Not during Christmas time. Singpost is overwhelmed by the No of parcels/mails in times like this (another disaster period is during CNY) and this is just a regular mail. From my experience they can not even handle properly EMS during these two periods.


I dont think its even left the UK yet :x
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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby x9200 » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:26 am

It likely left the UK and probably is in some kind of grey zone in Singapore waiting to be checked in.
I made a few times the mistake ordering some stuff via Singpost (EMS/Speedpost) during Christmas/CNY and never experienced anything like this in my entire life so I can only guess regular mail may get even worse treatment.

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Re: Receiving a parcel sent via Royal Mail UK

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:27 am

I had a small parcel mailed from KL on the 14th. It arrived at midnight on the 16th in Singapore according to Malaysia Pos tracking. I've still not received it. (Tracking stopped at 00:00:00 arrived in Singapore).


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