The situation regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus, which began to spread worldwide from China, has significantly affected not only the health of the world's population, but also the world economy. Many factories had to close completely and shut down for several weeks or months.
EU Priority Line transport available again
Unfortunately, the delivery of packages from China, which can be delayed for a very long time, has also been significantly affected.
In the case of the well-known dealer Gearbest, it even completely became known Transport EU Priority Line, which is, so to speak, crucial when shopping from China. The transport channel has had problems since the beginning of April, the packages did not go and returned to Gearbest's warehouses.
The seller even canceled the option of choosing EU Priority Line transport for orders completely. Fortunately, the situation is calming down, and one of China's largest retailers is now reviving this important shipping method.
It gradually makes it available for various product categories. It is currently available for smartphones, laptops and other electronics. Interestingly, most smartphones now have postage for a small fee, whereas before it was completely free. However, this is nothing to discourage the purchase.
Thousands of unsent packages
Precisely due to the canceled EU Priority Line transport method, the seller has not sent thousands of packages to Europe since the beginning of April. He wanted to avoid customer complaints about customs duties, which would certainly occur with packages. They would have to use other transport channels that are not adapted for duty-free delivery.
If you are also among the waiting customers and you have not yet canceled your order, the seller will send it as soon as possible. We have information from our contact that all pending packages will be sent sequentially, according to the order date.
What is the advantage of the EU Priority Line?
The biggest and main advantage of this method of delivery of packages from China to Europe is the fact that the end customer does not have to pay any customs duties on delivery, meaning VAT or customs duties.
This means that you as a customer will pay the price of the goods, or low postage, and then you have been waiting for only 2-3 weeks for the delivery of the package. Delivery to the door of your house is done by courier.
The EU Priority Line transport among Chinese e-shops was the first to be introduced by Gearbest and has been operating without any problems for approximately 3 years. The first significant problems have arisen only now, during the constraints in all European countries, but also in China, precisely because of the global pandemic.
It is excellent to see that the overall situation with the coronavirus is not only returning to normal, not only in Slovakia, but also all over the world, and we will slowly but surely return to normal life.