AliExpress Standard Shipping — Everything You Need To Know!
How long does AliExpress take to deliver?, Is It a good idea to select AliExpress Standard Shipping?, Can I track AliExpress Standard Shipping Parcel? etc… These are some common questions that come to the first time buyer of AliExpress.
I regularly import products from AliExpress and I have used various shipping methods. In this AliExpress Standard shipping guide, I will try to give an answer to all the questions.
Want to skip this detailed article? Here are some advantages of AliExpress Standard shipping.
Advantages of AliExpress Standard Shipping:-
- Checked & Shipped by AliExpress.
- Faster & Secure than other cheap shipping methods.
- Valid Tracking Number. You can track it until the delivery.
- Most of the time, you will get your parcel within 30 days.
I have tried almost all shipping methods but I found that AliExpress Standard Shipping is best among all. Whenever I purchase anything from AliExpress, the AliExpress Standard shipping method is the first option I look for. If the seller isn’t offering this shipping method, I go for some best alternatives.
What is AliExpress Standard Shipping?
AliExpress Standard Shipping is a logistics company that belongs to Alibaba Group. You can select this shipping method when you buy something from AliExpress or any other websites of Alibaba Group.
In simple words, AliExpress standard shipping is almost similar to ‘Fulfilled by Amazon’ OR ‘Flipkart Assured’. When you select AliExpress standard shipping, A product is packed by the seller but checked and shipped by AliExpress’s Shipping Center.
Who Handles The Package of AliExpress Standard Shipping?
Once you place your order on AliExpress, Seller will send the package to AliExpress’s shipping center then AliExpress will ship your package using their shipping partner.
After the shipment of the package, the shipping partner will take care of your package. If something goes wrong, you need to contact AliExpress customer support to get the solution.
How long does AliExpress Standard Shipping take?
As per this report, the Standard delivery time for most packages is 15-45 days. In my case, I have received almost all the products within a month and sometimes within 15 days.
If you’re from the metro city then the delivery time could be less and If you’re from the rural area then the delivery time could be longer. If you don’t want to wait for a long time, you can go for the premium delivery service. On average these orders are delivered within 7-15 days.
Supported shipping method by AliExpress Standard Shipping?
As I said earlier, AliExpress Standard shipping is not a delivery service. They are partners with big logistics providers to ship the package. Note: I am not going to mention big courier companies like DHL, FedEx, etc because everybody knows about them.
These are the four most used shipping methods under AliExpress Standard Shipping.
- Singapore Post Registered Air Mail.
- SunYou Economic Air Mail.
Singapore Post Registered Air Mail
You can check this hoodie, one of the products I ordered using Standard Shipping. The seller shipped the product using Singapore Post Registered Air Mail and the product arrived in just 26 days which beat the maximum time listed on the product page by 34 days.
Here’s another example, I ordered a universal travel charger using Standard Shipping. Again, The seller shipped the product using Singapore Post Registered Air Mail, and this time the product arrived in just 12 days which beat the maximum time listed on the product page by 48 days. If you regularly travel, this universal travel charger will be very helpful for you.
I don’t know about other countries but they mostly use Singapore Post for India. In my case, 8 out of 10 times they ship my product using Singapore Post.
ePacket is available for the customers of more than 50 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Germany, etc.
As per this report, the Standard delivery time for ePacket is 15-30 days. But I never had a chance to test ePacket because it’s not available for the Indian Customers so I cannot give you my review about this service.
Express Mail Service (EMS)
Express Mail Service(EMS) is also known as Speed Post in India and everybody knows that the Speed Post is faster than the Registered post.
You can check this laptop, I ordered the laptop using Standard Shipping. The seller shipped the product using Singapore Post (EMS) and the product arrived in just 12 days.
Here’s another example, I ordered this laptop using Standard Shipping. Again, The seller shipped the product using Singapore Post (EMS) and the product arrived in just 22 days.
Let me tell you why I am saying EMS is faster than other services. Actually, Both the time I ordered the laptop and costly products take a long time in customs clearance especially in India. If the seller will ship a laptop using Registered Post, it will take more than 40 – 50 days to reach the destination.
SunYou Economic Air Mail
Now let’s understand about SunYou Economic Air Mail. I think SunYou is a little slower than the Singapore Post Registered Air Mail but most of the time you will receive the product within 30 – 40 days.
You can check this multiport charger, I ordered the charger using Standard Shipping. The seller shipped the product using SunYou Economic Air Mail and the product arrived after 33 days, which is a little slower than the Singapore Post Registered Air Mail.
Here’s another example, I ordered some wristwatch using Standard Shipping. Again, The seller shipped the product using SunYou Economic Air Mail and the product arrived after 32 days, again it’s slower than the Singapore Post.
I want to say one thing, Whenever I select AliExpress standard shipping and the seller ships the product using SunYou Economic Air Mail, I get a valid tracking number and I can track it until the delivery.
But whenever I directly select SunYou Economic Air Mail, the tracking number looks the same but it doesn’t work in the destination country. So I will recommend you please don’t select SunYou Economic Air Mail instead you can select Standard Shipping.
How Do I know Which Shipping Sevice is used for my Order?
When you check the tracking details on the AliExpress website or app, you will just see AliExpress Standard shipping. They don’t mention the exact name of the shipping service on the app or website.
You can find the name of the shipping service from the tracking number. For example,
- Starts with R and Ends with SG: Singapore Post Registered Air Mail.
- ePacket: I don’t know.
- Starts with EX and Ends with Country Code: EMS or Express Mail Service.
- Starts with LP: SunYou Economic Air Mail.
I just mentioned four, read this article to know about other shipping services or tracking numbers.
Which AliExpress Shipping Method is Best?
When you purchase a product from AliExpress, you can just select AliExpress Standard Shipping. After that, It depends on the seller which service they want to use for your product.
If you want to select any specific shipping service, you can skip Standard Shipping and directly select the shipping service of your choice.
Now, It depends on the product and the purpose of the order. If you want to purchase a cheap product like sunglasses, wristwatch, wallet, handbag, backpacks, etc, any shipping method is fine. However, If you want to purchase a costly product like a laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc, you must go for a faster and safer shipping service like EMS, FedEx, DHL, etc.
Is AliExpress Standard Shipping Free?
It depends on the seller and the product. If you want to purchase a costly product like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc most sellers will not charge you an extra fee.
But if you want to purchase a cheap product like a smartphone case, earphone, etc most sellers will charge you a small fee of $2 – $5 to ship the product using AliExpress Standard shipping.
It is not the cheapest delivery option, sometime its free and sometime you might have to pay extra to use this shipping method but it is a much more secure way to get your products delivered.
Can I Secure the Parcel/Package?
No! You cannot secure the parcel/package because AliExpress doesn’t offer any shipping insurance similar to GearBest or Banggood. But, You can use Premium Shipping Services Such as AliExpress Premium Shipping/DHL/FedEx, etc… to increase the security.
Is AliExpress Standard Shipping a Door-To-Door Service?
Most of the time they deliver the package to your doorstep. But, It’s not a door-to-door service because the delivery of the package depends on your local post office or local delivery company.
Actually The reason behind this is sometimes Postman (or Delivery Boy) delivers the package to your doorstep and sometimes you have to pick up the parcel from the local post office.
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