We are often asked when their order will arrive, if it is normal that it takes so long ... We can not know for sure when your order will arrive but over the years we have managed to gain experience in everything related to express deliveries and we want to share the knowledge Our with you.
Extension of order processing time
To understand the estimated time of ordering from Ali Express, it is important to know how shipments work on the famous website. After clicking the 'Make Payment' button or something similar, and our payment is confirmed, the distributor starts preparing our order.
It may take a few hours or a few days, depending on the size of the package, if the seller has had a lot of sales recently ... we can see how long the seller orders to prepare the order before buying, as can be seen in the image below (can only be seen in the app).
However, even if it means 9 days the sellers usually prepare the order in much less time, about 2-3 days your order is already on its way home.
In case the seller does not send the order you will get your money back automatically using the same payment method you used.
But this does not usually happen except in very rare cases, the normal case is that once you have it ready, you get a message telling us that the package has been shipped.
Then the delivery time begins.
How long does it take to ship by Ali Express?
When purchasing a product, the seller gives us an estimate of the shipping time.
This is a rough estimate according to the shipping method chosen, but the actual time it takes for a package to arrive depends on a number of factors which we will explain below.
There are many shipping methods, but the main difference is between those sent by private courier (dhl, seur, fedex, ups ...) and the rest.
If you purchased a product shipped by courier details your package will arrive in record time, but you may have to pay customs fee, which happens most of the time for all other shipping methods, the time varies by the shipping company.
Depending on the country you live in, there may be deals with local couriers so shipments will be faster. In general, registered mail takes much less time than regular mail.
Ali Express shipments usually take 3 to 4 weeks to arrive, but the protection time is 60 days, depending on the time of year or destination country you may have to wait up to 60 days to receive it.
But it is advisable to look at the weather forecast offered by the sellers and think that it is always possible that it may take longer.
For all other shipping methods, the time varies by the shipping company. Depending on the country you live in, there may be times of the year and your bookings may take longer when many bookings are made, such as the famous 11.11 or Christmas.
This happens because in the country of origin too many orders are accumulated, but also because when the order arrives in your country, the local postal service may be shrunk as well. Transactions with local couriers, so deliveries will be faster. In general, registered mail takes much less time than regular mail.
We also need to take into account the national holidays of China, where the whole country celebrates. For example, Chinese New Year, which is celebrated in early February, usually lasts a week or two, so if you shop on the same dates your orders may take longer than usual.
What is the way to get your products in the fastest time
One of the big advantages is that Ali Express over other sites is the possibility of getting your products from a national warehouse located in your country.
This will significantly reduce waiting time and rule out the possibility of customs levies.
However, we can only buy with local shipping from sellers who have their own warehouse.
If you want to find products with this type of shipment all you have to do is filter the search that way.
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If you want more tips and tricks to buy safely and know how the famous website works, we recommend you to visit the site especially in "Guides and Tips" where you will find interesting articles like this.
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