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What is ePacket delivery?

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For merchants in Hong Kong who ship small packages to customers in the United States, ePacket delivery is a shipping option. The United States Postal Service, or USPS, and Hongkong Post created the ePacket service to increase mail and shipping options for Hong Kong merchants.

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The ePacket shipping option offers customers tracking and delivery conformation when purchasing from merchants in Hong Kong who ship to customers in the United States. The ePacket services can only be used for packages that weigh no more than 4.4 pounds, as of 2011. The USPS treats these packages like first-class mail once they arrive in the United States. Packages shipped using the ePacket service use barcoded labels that the USPS and Hongkong Post can read and track.

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