Starting in January, AliExpress will have the same shipping options for all of its products.

Because of this, you may have fewer or different shipping options for some of your orders.

Let’s look at what’s changed and how you can make sure you don’t run into any problems:

The standard way to ship


Standard Shipping Method

AliExpress is currently making changes to how some products can be shipped across its whole website.

The goal is to make it easier for users to choose.

But the three AliExpress shipping methods will still be available:

  • Standard shipping from AliExpress takes between 7 and 15 days.
  • AliExpress Premium Shipping: Estimated delivery time is between 15 and 45 days
  • AliExpress Saver Shipping: Not yet known (details are not settled yet concerning the name of the delivery method and the estimated delivery time we will update this information as soon as we hear back from AliExpress)
  • Because of this change, some shipping methods that were available before will no longer be available for some products going to some countries.

Some of your favorite shipping methods, like E-Packet, Yanwen, China Post, Sunyou Economy, EMS, SF Eparcel, and so on, may no longer be available.

Note that the full list of affected products and countries is not yet available, but we will post it as soon as it is.


What Should You Do?

Until the feature is ready, you should make sure that the default shipping methods you set globally, for certain countries, or for certain products are still available. This will keep your orders from having any problems.

This will be a lot of work at first, especially if you sell a lot of products and have different shipping methods for different countries and products. However, you need to do this to make sure that your orders on AliExpress don’t fail or that AliExpress doesn’t replace your favorite shipping method with a cheaper one when it becomes unavailable.

Working on a feature that will let you know if an order is using a shipping method that is no longer available. This is to help you adjust to AliExpress’s new shipping method stIn the meantime, please be careful about the shipping method you set as the default and the shipping methods that are available for your product on AliExpress. andardization and to make sure you don’t run into problems like this.

Even if you chose a shipping method that is no longer available, you can still place an order on AliExpress while the changes are being made.

For instance:

-You chose E-packet to send your packages to Australia.

E-Packet is no longer available.

AliExpress still lets you place the order.

Then AliExpress will automatically switch from E-Packet to the cheapest shipping method available for Australia.

Even though this will make it easier for you to place orders, the shipping method that is chosen for you may be slower than what you want and cause your orders to take longer to arrive.

If you ordered this item, AliExpress would change the shipping method you chose by default to the cheapest one available (AliExpress Standard Shipping here).

Find out how to set the shipping method for all products and for a single product.