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Jan 17, 2023 08:57 PM
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China Couriers Hike Lunar New Year Prices as Delivery Riders Head Home

On Jan. 13, in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, staff of SF Express sort parcels on the assembly line. Photo: VCG
On Jan. 13, in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, staff of SF Express sort parcels on the assembly line. Photo: VCG

China’s major express couriers will charge more for their services over the Lunar New Year period and have warned that deliveries — which one major logistics firm said were up as much as 30% over last year — will take longer during the traditional holiday period as workers take time off to be with their families.

SF Express Co. Ltd., one of China’s largest couriers, is charging a so-called “resource adjustment fee” of up to 20 yuan ($2.95) per package from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27, depending on the customer’s membership status, parcel weight, and destination, according to a service representative who spoke to Caixin.

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