Shein shippings: is the express shipping worth it? How long does it take?

What is the best way to ship from Shein, and is it worth paying for express shipping?

Lately we keep getting inquiries from readers about Shein shipping, and today we are going to give you definitive answers to all of them.

What shipping methods does Shein have?

When it comes to delivering your packages, Shein has these shipping methods: Standard and Express Shipping. Depending on the country, other forms of shipping could be available.

Keep in mind that the delivery dates are estimated, as Shein ships from their various warehouses located all over the world. So whatever issue you may have with your package, make sure to contact Customer Support within a 180 days window, after your order was placed.

During peak sale season, the delivery time of your packages may take a little bit longer.

Without further ado, we explain everything you need to know depending on the country you reside in.

United States

Standard Shipping

With this option, tracking your shipment can be quite tricky as it doesn't guarantee that you can follow the package's every movement. There'll be moments where you may not know anything about your product's location.

However, it's free if you buy directly from their US website and its estimated arrival is of 3-5 working days, depending on your location. This time doesn't include the 1-3 days Shein takes to process the order from the date you place it.

Keep in mind that there can be delays in the delivery of your package because of invalid addresses or other external issues, so be mindful of entering your information as exactly as you can so you avoid losing your package.

Express Shipping

This option allows you to receive your package within 1-3 working days. It costs around $12.90 so if you're not in a rush to receive your products, we recommend going with the first option.

Nonetheless, one of its advantages is that you can track the package, so if you're the type to get anxious when buying something online, this option will soothe your worries.

Still, we must mention that Express Shipping is not available for P.O. Boxes and APO/FPO addresses.

United Kingdom

As we mentioned before, all packages take around 1-3 days to process, despite the shipping method you choose. Keep that in mind.

Standard Shipping

The estimated delivery times of this shipping method is of 3-5 working days. To that, you should add the processing times to get a more accurate idea of when you will receive your package.

It costs around GBP£2.00 but if it's free for orders over GBP£35.00.

Express Shipping

This shipping method ensures you get your package within 1-3 working days. As usual, it's a little more expensive: GBP£12.00. However, it's free on orders over GBP£100.00.

Pick-up at a convenience store

This method is only available in certain countries and it allows you to send your package to a particular collection point. At the time of purchase you simply choose it and you will immediately know how soon you can pick up your package.

It costs GBP£2.00 but is free on orders over GBP£35.00. It's basically standard shipping for people who can't receive packages on an address of their own, so if that's your case, this is an ideal method for you.

Canada

Standard Shipping

This shipping method is free if you buy directly from their CA website.

Its estimated arrival is of 5-7 working days, depending on your location and it doesn't include the 1-3 days Shein takes to process the order.

Express Shipping

This option allows you to receive your package within 3-5 working days. It costs around CA$26.00 but it becomes free on orders over orders over CA$129.00.

  • Note that if you purchase multiple categories of goods with the express delivery, you might be charged the mulitiline entry fee by customs.

Australia

We must mention that as Australian shipments ship from Global, the processing time extends to 2-4 days.

Standard Shipping

This shipping method takes about 5-7 working days to ship to you. It costs AU$7.95 for purchases below AU$89.00. However, the cost reduces to AU$4.95 if your purchase is over AU$89.00.

Pick-up at a convenience store

The estimated delivery times of this method are of 3-5 working days. It costs AU$7.95 if you spend below AU$49.00 but it becomes free on orders over AU$49.00.

  • Please submit a ticket within 6 months of shipment if your package does not arrive in time. Note that overdue requests may not be accepted.
  • Shein does not deliver to PO Box address and parcel locker.

Is express delivery worthwhile?

At first, we can say yes for the following reasons:

  • The possibility of having a complete tracking of the product: you are going to know where your order is during the whole purchase process (since it is dispatched from China, until the day the letter carrier will visit you).
  • The store's attention and response becomes personalized since they have accurate information about the whereabouts of your purchase.
  • Delivery times are reduced to half the time of economy shipping.

Its only negative aspect is that it is a bit more expensive.

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