Shipping times nowadays

This is the place to talk shop about all the enthusiast and import tackle for the truly afflicted
Post Reply
rando
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:14 am
Location: Northern IL

Shipping times nowadays

Post by rando » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:14 pm

Anyone ordered from overseas recently? What were the actual transit times considering everything going on?
I want to have realistic expectations on when I get to play with new toys.

Apologies if posted in wrong section.

hzzhangc
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:57 am

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by hzzhangc » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:19 pm

In my experience shipping from Japan has been slow. Took a week from collection to dispatch from Japan. Plus five days in US custom. Be prepared to pay import tax.

hzzhangc
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:57 am

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by hzzhangc » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Although mail items to the United States are currently being accepted, it is expected to take more than two weeks to load the items that have already been accepted on airplanes to that country due to the significant reduction and suspension of flights.

This is the information I received from Buyee

Cranky
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 229
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:22 am

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by Cranky » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:03 pm

Just had a rod tube shipped from Japan via FedEx. Took 3 days total. So it really depends on the shipper and carrier right now.

User avatar
Hogsticker2
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 6089
Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:20 pm

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:51 pm

Total hit and miss. Digitaka seems to be on track. I've seen 3-4 days, and other stuff getting returned to the sender.

rando
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:14 am
Location: Northern IL

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by rando » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:04 am

After I put the order in, JapanLure emailed offering free fedex because their usual carriers cannot be used at this time. Hopefully it will be here sooner than later.

russ57
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 266
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:21 pm

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by russ57 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:05 am

Asian portal fishing has been about 10 total days for me, got 2 reels form them recently.

kyty
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 220
Joined: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:27 am

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by kyty » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:37 am

jdm tackle heaven is still extremely fast. I can get something from there faster than a US order. Its unreal

BigG
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 2246
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:38 pm
Location: Lake Guntersville

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by BigG » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:05 am

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Total hit and miss. Digitaka seems to be on track. I've seen 3-4 days, and other stuff getting returned to the sender.
Order 2 reels from them in the last 2 months, both came in less than a week. 2nd reel was order 2 wk ago and came in 5 days.

fishes
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 158
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:38 pm

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by fishes » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:12 pm

I ordered a rod from Singapore recently and it took like 2 weeks (that was in mid march). And I ordered some line from Japan yesterday and the expected delivery date is 2-3 weeks. So definitely slower than im used to, that said I usually order from japanlureshop which ships super fast and the above purchases were from other vendors.

hzzhangc
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:57 am

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by hzzhangc » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:36 pm

Effective today the EMS shipping from Japan to US has been temporary suspended.

rando
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:14 am
Location: Northern IL

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by rando » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:45 pm

My JLS order, by fedex, has been stuck in sennan-shi japan for almost a week now, but the delivery was scheduled for yesterday. No carrier is immune from delays.

Trout Bloke
Angler
Angler
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:27 am

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by Trout Bloke » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:17 pm

Asian Portal temporarily suspended rod sales:

"Due to the influence of COVID-19, Japan Post has stopped all delivery, so from April 24, all products will be delivered by FedEx. In addition, the shipment of rod products will be temporarily suspended. For inquiries regarding shipping methods, please contact "info@fishing.asian-portal.co.jp". Thank you for your kind understanding."

I have 2 rods stuck at Japan Customs, one was shipped thru EMS on April 4 and another on April 14.

fishes
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 158
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:38 pm

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by fishes » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:47 pm

Trout Bloke wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Asian Portal temporarily suspended rod sales:

"Due to the influence of COVID-19, Japan Post has stopped all delivery, so from April 24, all products will be delivered by FedEx. In addition, the shipment of rod products will be temporarily suspended. For inquiries regarding shipping methods, please contact "info@fishing.asian-portal.co.jp". Thank you for your kind understanding."

I have 2 rods stuck at Japan Customs, one was shipped thru EMS on April 4 and another on April 14.
From what ive seen they are still sending shipments received before April 24, there is a significant backlog because of lack of aircraft so the backlog may take up to 4 months to clear.

User avatar
Johnny A
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 4258
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:47 pm
Location: In the "Heart of Dixie"

Re: Shipping times nowadays

Post by Johnny A » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:19 am

I had a small order accepted on 04/17/2020. Still not showing in USPS tracking yet. They shut down EMS on the 20th, I think. I thought it may have gotten through. Now I’m not so sure.

Post Reply