常见问题FAQ

Shipping

What type of services does ECMS provide?


ECMS offers end-to-end shipment delivery service. Once the shipment has been successfully lodge to any of our designated drop-off locations, the shipment will move via our customized network from UK to the designated destination.




Which destinations does ECMS ship to?


ECMS has possess delivery capabilities to move products from UK to a total of ten destinations. Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and United States.




Do I need an account to send a parcel with ECMS?


It is not necessary to setup an account to ship with ECMS.




Where can I drop off my parcel?


** For parcel drop off locations, can we map the info from DPD into our website?




How are prices calculated?


When you ship a large but lightweight shipment, where

its volumetric weight exceeds its actual weight, the cost of the shipment is calculated based on the the space your shipment consumes on the airplane, which is a standard IATA method. To calculate the volumetric weight of your shipment, simply multiply in centimeters the length by height by width, then divide the total sum by 6,000. The total shipment weight will be rounded up to the nearest kg. All weights and dimension measurements by ECMS Express will serve as final chargeable unit.


Example 1

For a 10kg parcel that has a box dimension of 50cm x 50cm x 50cm. The actual weight is 10kg and the volumetric weight is 20.8kg ((50 x 50 x 50)/6000). In this instance, the chargeable weight will be 20.8kg rounded to the nearest kg, which is 21kg.

Example 2

If you ship a shipment with 10 separate 10kg parcels with a similar box dimension of 50cm x 50cm x 50cm. The total shipment actual weight will be 100kg (10kg x 10 parcels). And the total volumetric weight will be 208kg (((50 x 50 x 50)/6000) x 10)

In this instance, the chargeable weight will be 208kg.




Will my parcel be opened for inspection by ECMS?


ECMS EXPRESS possess the right to open and inspect a Shipment without prior notice for security, safety, customs or other applicable regulatory reasons.




What are your full Terms and Conditions of Carriage?


Please check TERMS AND CONDITIONS





Before you ship

What is a commercial invoice?


Shipments that travel outside the European Union must be accompanied by a commercial invoice. Some items are documents and may not require a commercial invoice. If you require a template, write to us at XXX@ecmsglobal.com




What documents are needed to accompany my shipment?


A commercial or proforma invoice is required when you ship non-document shipments to countries out of your origin country. This is a declaration to customs that contains all the details of a transaction, which is used by customs authorities to assess if duties or taxes are payable. A commercial invoice is used when your goods are either part of a commercial transaction or intended for resale. A proforma invoice is used when you ship goods of no commercial value (for example product samples).

In addition, the destination customs may request for other documents. Kindly refer to the destination customs regulations for more details.




Why is the receiver being asked to pay Customs duties and taxes?


Duties and taxes are levied by Customs in the destination country and the receiver is responsible for paying them. ECMS will pay the charges on the receiver’s behalf and collect payment from the receiver prior to or on delivery. Generally, ECMS is unable to deliver parcels until these have been paid.





Restrictions

What are the maximum weight and size limits for a parcel?


With the aim to move your shipment with the best possible market rate and resources, our network has been designed to handle a maximum individual parcel weight of 20kg, with a per parcel box size limitation of 50 x 50 x 50cm.

For parcel which exceeds the maximum weight and dimension, ECMS Express will notify shipper and begin the Return process.




Why do I need to provide the weight and dimensions of my parcel?


Exact weight and dimensions are necessary to ensure speed of delivery. If this information is not accurate, your parcel may be delayed in transit, the difference in cost will be requested and a possible additional service fee applied before the parcel’s journey can continue.




What goods cannot be shipped?


Please check ECMS terms and conditions

The Shipment is considered unacceptable and unable to transport if:

  • it contains weapons, explosives, ammunition, counterfeit goods, animals, bullion, currency, precious stones, human remains or illegal items such as narcotics

  • it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ADR (European Road Transport Regulation on dangerous goods) or other relevant organizations

  • no customs declaration is made as required by applicable customs regulations

  • its address is incorrect or not properly marked or its packaging is defective or inadequate to ensure safe transportation within reasonable care in handling




What packaging should I use for my parcel?


  • If you plan to reuse envelopes or boxes, please ensure the box condition is fit to ship and remember to remove old labels and old barcodes
  • Securely fix the ECMS Express waybill to the shipment. There could be a delay in delivery if the label is easily separated from your shipment
  • The barcodes on the waybill are scanned at multiple points during your shipment’s journey. So kindly ensure the barcode is flat, visible and not covered by any form of tape or shrink wrap
  • Place the waybill on the top or side of your shipment in visible areas
  • Use adequate protective wrapping for fragile or delicate items and ensure they are packed away from the corners of boxes
  • To prevent injury to our staff, please pay special attention to the packaging of sharp items and ensure there is sufficient protection material for safety purposes
  • ECMS Express reserves the right to return shipments that do not comply with the packaging requirements




Does ECMS provide packaging?


ECMS does not provide packaging materials, please prepare your package according to FAQ 3.4. Insufficient or wrong packaging may lead to damage of items during transport, our driver may also refuse to collect items that are not packed properly.





After you ship

How to find ECMS tracking number?


Need other team’s advice on whether we can show a label of us and point to where tracking number locates to instruct customers.




Can you tell me when my shipment will be delivered?


Please enter tracking number of your consignment at use our Track & Trace function.




How can I see the status and current location of my shipment?


Please enter tracking number of your consignment at use our Track & Trace function.




If my item is damaged or lost, who is entitled to make a claim?


The claimant must be the person who booked the shipment. To support your claim, you may be required to provide proof of the damage, including the external packaging. The contents of the consignment and the original packaging should be available for inspection at the delivery address. ECMS may also require proof of the value of the item(s).




Within what timeframe do I have to report a lost or damaged consignment?


All claims must be submitted in writing to ECMS EXPRESS within thirty (30) days from the date that the Shipment was accepted, failing which ECMS EXPRESS shall have no liability whatsoever. Claims are limited to one claim per Shipment, settlement of which will be full and final settlement for all loss or damage in connection therewith.





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Frequently asked questions

Shipping

What type of services does ECMS provide?


ECMS offers end-to-end shipment delivery service. Once the shipment has been successfully lodge to any of our designated drop-off locations, the shipment will move via our customized network from UK to the designated destination.




Which destinations does ECMS ship to?


ECMS has possess delivery capabilities to move products from UK to a total of ten destinations. Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and United States.




Do I need an account to send a parcel with ECMS?


It is not necessary to setup an account to ship with ECMS.




Where can I drop off my parcel?


** For parcel drop off locations, can we map the info from DPD into our website?




How are prices calculated?


When you ship a large but lightweight shipment, where

its volumetric weight exceeds its actual weight, the cost of the shipment is calculated based on the the space your shipment consumes on the airplane, which is a standard IATA method. To calculate the volumetric weight of your shipment, simply multiply in centimeters the length by height by width, then divide the total sum by 6,000. The total shipment weight will be rounded up to the nearest kg. All weights and dimension measurements by ECMS Express will serve as final chargeable unit.


Example 1

For a 10kg parcel that has a box dimension of 50cm x 50cm x 50cm. The actual weight is 10kg and the volumetric weight is 20.8kg ((50 x 50 x 50)/6000). In this instance, the chargeable weight will be 20.8kg rounded to the nearest kg, which is 21kg.

Example 2

If you ship a shipment with 10 separate 10kg parcels with a similar box dimension of 50cm x 50cm x 50cm. The total shipment actual weight will be 100kg (10kg x 10 parcels). And the total volumetric weight will be 208kg (((50 x 50 x 50)/6000) x 10)

In this instance, the chargeable weight will be 208kg.




Will my parcel be opened for inspection by ECMS?


ECMS EXPRESS possess the right to open and inspect a Shipment without prior notice for security, safety, customs or other applicable regulatory reasons.




What are your full Terms and Conditions of Carriage?


Please check TERMS AND CONDITIONS





Before you ship

What is a commercial invoice?


Shipments that travel outside the European Union must be accompanied by a commercial invoice. Some items are documents and may not require a commercial invoice. If you require a template, write to us at XXX@ecmsglobal.com




What documents are needed to accompany my shipment?


A commercial or proforma invoice is required when you ship non-document shipments to countries out of your origin country. This is a declaration to customs that contains all the details of a transaction, which is used by customs authorities to assess if duties or taxes are payable. A commercial invoice is used when your goods are either part of a commercial transaction or intended for resale. A proforma invoice is used when you ship goods of no commercial value (for example product samples).

In addition, the destination customs may request for other documents. Kindly refer to the destination customs regulations for more details.




Why is the receiver being asked to pay Customs duties and taxes?


Duties and taxes are levied by Customs in the destination country and the receiver is responsible for paying them. ECMS will pay the charges on the receiver’s behalf and collect payment from the receiver prior to or on delivery. Generally, ECMS is unable to deliver parcels until these have been paid.





Restrictions

What are the maximum weight and size limits for a parcel?


With the aim to move your shipment with the best possible market rate and resources, our network has been designed to handle a maximum individual parcel weight of 20kg, with a per parcel box size limitation of 50 x 50 x 50cm.

For parcel which exceeds the maximum weight and dimension, ECMS Express will notify shipper and begin the Return process.




Why do I need to provide the weight and dimensions of my parcel?


Exact weight and dimensions are necessary to ensure speed of delivery. If this information is not accurate, your parcel may be delayed in transit, the difference in cost will be requested and a possible additional service fee applied before the parcel’s journey can continue.




What goods cannot be shipped?


Please check ECMS terms and conditions

The Shipment is considered unacceptable and unable to transport if:

  • it contains weapons, explosives, ammunition, counterfeit goods, animals, bullion, currency, precious stones, human remains or illegal items such as narcotics

  • it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), ADR (European Road Transport Regulation on dangerous goods) or other relevant organizations

  • no customs declaration is made as required by applicable customs regulations

  • its address is incorrect or not properly marked or its packaging is defective or inadequate to ensure safe transportation within reasonable care in handling




What packaging should I use for my parcel?


  • If you plan to reuse envelopes or boxes, please ensure the box condition is fit to ship and remember to remove old labels and old barcodes
  • Securely fix the ECMS Express waybill to the shipment. There could be a delay in delivery if the label is easily separated from your shipment
  • The barcodes on the waybill are scanned at multiple points during your shipment’s journey. So kindly ensure the barcode is flat, visible and not covered by any form of tape or shrink wrap
  • Place the waybill on the top or side of your shipment in visible areas
  • Use adequate protective wrapping for fragile or delicate items and ensure they are packed away from the corners of boxes
  • To prevent injury to our staff, please pay special attention to the packaging of sharp items and ensure there is sufficient protection material for safety purposes
  • ECMS Express reserves the right to return shipments that do not comply with the packaging requirements




Does ECMS provide packaging?


ECMS does not provide packaging materials, please prepare your package according to FAQ 3.4. Insufficient or wrong packaging may lead to damage of items during transport, our driver may also refuse to collect items that are not packed properly.





After you ship

How to find ECMS tracking number?


Need other team’s advice on whether we can show a label of us and point to where tracking number locates to instruct customers.




Can you tell me when my shipment will be delivered?


Please enter tracking number of your consignment at use our Track & Trace function.




How can I see the status and current location of my shipment?


Please enter tracking number of your consignment at use our Track & Trace function.




If my item is damaged or lost, who is entitled to make a claim?


The claimant must be the person who booked the shipment. To support your claim, you may be required to provide proof of the damage, including the external packaging. The contents of the consignment and the original packaging should be available for inspection at the delivery address. ECMS may also require proof of the value of the item(s).




Within what timeframe do I have to report a lost or damaged consignment?


All claims must be submitted in writing to ECMS EXPRESS within thirty (30) days from the date that the Shipment was accepted, failing which ECMS EXPRESS shall have no liability whatsoever. Claims are limited to one claim per Shipment, settlement of which will be full and final settlement for all loss or damage in connection therewith.





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