about EMS

What is EMS?

Express Mail Service(EMS) is an international express postal service offered by postal- administration members of the Universal Postal Union(UPU). These administrators created the EMS Cooperative in 1998 within the framework of the UPU to promote the harmonization and development of postal services worldwide. As of July 2006, EMS is offered by 154 of the 191 UPU member countries’ postal authorities as part of their normal postal services.

Many transportation logistics firms offer similar accelerated services. UPS, DHL, and FedEx are the most popular alternatives. Those carriers offer fast delivery like EMS Various letters, documents, gifts and merchandise with a maximum weight of 30kg are possible for shipment. This can be limited to 15 or 20kg according to the country. Weight limits by country can be verified at the post office.

The Benefits of EMS

If Korean supplier sends the product by EMS at buyKOREA, there are several benefits to the buyer.
  • 1) EMS offers fast and accurate delivery
  • 2) The buyer is able to track the real-time delivery status on buyKOREA

EMS Delivery Process and Period

1. 1~2 days /step1. Korean Supplier-Korean Supplier send the product(samples) by EMS service. step2. Korean Custom-The products go through Korean custom inspection. (Depends on what kind of product Korean supplier sent, normally this process would take 1day)
2. 1~3 days /step3. Airway EMS Delivery-After the inspection, the product is sent by the airplane to the destination.
3. 1~3 days /step4. Foreign Custom-When the airplane landed on the foreign country, the products go through the foreign custom inspection. step5. The foreign postal service will deliver the product to the destination(Delivery period would take 1~3days depends on road condition and mountain area)