AliExpress Standard Shipping vs Express Mail Service (EMS), Which is Better?

Siddharth Giri/ 30th Dec, 2019/ Importing Guide

I have already written an article about AliExpress Standard Shipping. But some people want to know the difference between AliExpress Standard Shipping and Express Mail Service (EMS). So, In this article, I will try to explain the difference between both the shipping methods.

What is the Difference Between Both?

There’s only one difference between them, AliExpress Standard Shipping uses Registered Post to ship your parcel while Express Mail Service(EMS) uses a Speed Post to ship your parcel.

In simple words, If you’ll select AliExpress Standard Shipping then they can ship your product using any registered post such as Singapore Post, HongKong Post, etc. and If you will select Express Mail Service(EMS) then they can ship your parcel using any Speed Post.

Note: Parcels from any of them will be delivered by the post office in the destination country.

Which is Faster & Better?

Express Mail Service(EMS) is a Speed Post and you already know that the Speed Post is always faster than the Registered post.

Note: The costly product takes a longer time to get customs clearance compared to a cheap product.

You can see the EMS example in the below screenshot.

AliExpress Express Mail Service

As you can see in the above screenshot, I had imported a laptop using EMS and Customs clearance is very faster in EMS compared to registered post that’s why I had received my laptop only in 22 days while a registered post (AliExpress Standard Shipping) will take more than 35 to deliver the same product.

Which One Should You Choose?

If you don’t want/like to wait then you should definitely choose EMS otherwise AliExpress Standard Shipping is fine for most of the products such as Fashion Products, Electronics Products, Smartphones, etc.

Most of the time I like to choose AliExpress Standard Shipping because I don’t want to pay a hefty amount just to receive my parcel faster instead I would love to wait for extra 10-15 days. But, If the product’s price is higher than $300 then I would choose Express Mail Service(EMS).

I hope you found this article helpful but, If you still have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below. You can also subscribe to ShopAbroad YouTube Channel.

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  1. If I import a product under 10K say a mobile phone as gift through standard shipping, will the custom officer impose duty on that item even the seller marks the product as gift.

    1. Chances are very high that you can receive it without customs duty but at last, everything depends on the customs officer they can charge you duty on it.

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