The postage rates of bulk posting of lightweight mail items (surface) should be applied if the following conditions are met :-

  1. Bulk posting of lightweight surface items not exceeding 150g sent to Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Macao, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, or Viet Nam; AND
  2. Posting of 1,500 items or more per day, or 5,000 items or more over a 2-week period to addressees in the same destination by a single mailer.

Normal postage rates of Surface Mail service will not be applicable to the above circumstances.

Service FeaturesOpen/collapse

The service comes with the following features:

Estimated Delivery Time

Latest Dates of Posting for Forthcoming Surface Despatches


Please click here to see the extract of the postage rates.

Mail are required to be presorted to mail format on top of destination country or city (Office of Exchange), if applicable (please refer to “Classification of Mail by Format” for details). Otherwise, it will be charged with the postage rate of Packet (E). Packet (E) should be sorted into bags separated from bags containing Small Letter (P) and Large Letter (G).

How to use the serviceOpen/collapse

1. Apply to the Postmaster General (Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Hong Kong) beforehand to use permit mail service.
2. Prepare the bulk posting statement on the “EC-Ship” on-line portal (
3. Collect postal stationery, i.e. mail bags and bag labels from the bulk acceptance offices to prepare mail for posting.
4. Post mail at a designated bulk acceptance office.
5. Make payment either through a Hongkong Post deposit account or in cash, EPS or cheques (by prior arrangement with the Director (Finance)) at the time of posting.
6. You will receive a transaction summary after posting.

Weight LimitsOpen/collapse

Each bag 30 kg (20 kg for United Kingdom and Switzerland)
Each item Not exceeding 150 g

Where to post the itemsOpen/collapse

Hong Kong Island


New Territories

Please click here to see the bulk posting acceptance hours.

Frequently Asked QuestionsOpen/collapse

  1. How the postage is calculated if more than 5,000 lightweight items were posted to the same destination in a period of two weeks?
  2. Can I just mix all mail format when preparing the posting of Bulk Lightweight Mail Items?