Shein is a Chinese e-commerce company, founded in 2008 by Chris Xu. In its early days, it worked as a wholesale company for clothing but now it has its line of manufacturing and designing clothes. It mainly focuses on female clothing, accessories, and footwear. Shein is giving very tough competition to many high-rated brands like H&M, Zara, and ASOS and has about seven million users as of 2021. They provide comfy, stylish, and good quality clothes at a genuine price rate which most women found attractive. Shein has its market in various countries in Asia, Europe, and in the US also. This article explains ‘Who Does Shein Use For Shipping?’.
Who Does Shein Use For Shipping?
Shein uses three different types of shipping methods discussed below-
- Economy shipping
- Standard shipping
- Express shipping
1. Economy Shipping
Economy shipping is offered by many shipping companies and is the cheapest among the other shipment methods as it includes shipment mostly from ships which is the cheapest freight method. Since it is the cheapest but takes a lot of time to deliver the items if the shipment is outside the U.S. Within the country, it took four to five days to deliver the product. Economy shipping uses some of the best shipping companies like FedEx, DHL, USPS, and UPS. Each has different costs and delivery times for the shipment.
a) DHL Economy Shipping
It provides delivery to over 200 countries and is one of the biggest shipping companies in the world. The weight of the package cannot be more than 150 pounds. The time of delivery within the US is 2-5 business days but it takes a much longer time to ship outside the country, for example, to ship in France, it could take 24-27 days. Its starting cost is around $40 and further depends on how far the destination place of shipment is.
b) FedEx Economy Shipping
It is another cost-effective shipping company that delivers the package within 2-7 business days in the US and the cost starts at $9.25. The weight allowance is not more than 150 pounds. Outside the US, the delivery time is almost the same as at DHL and the cost depends on the distance of the delivery place.
c) UPS Economy Shipping
UPS has the fastest delivery time within 1-5 days of the order and the starting cost is $19.02 within the US. Like the other shipping companies, shipping outside of the country will take 24-27 days and the cost will depend on the distance of the delivery place. The weight of the package should not be more than 150 pounds.
d) USPS Economy Shipping
It offers delivery within 2-8 business days and the cost starts at $7.70 within the US. The weight of the package should not be more than 70 pounds and the length and width should be up to 130 inches. It also has the same policy( of delivery time and cost) for shipping outside the country as that of the above companies.
2. Standard shipping
Standard shipping is similar to economy shipping, the difference is just that standard shipping takes less time than economy shipping to deliver products and the products are delivered via ground. To ship internationally, it may take weeks to deliver the products but within the US, it takes 2-5 days. Courier companies like USPS, UPS, and FedEx offer standard shipping. The cost of delivery in standard shipping by all the above courier companies depends upon the size and weight of the package, delivery distance, and some extra value-added features.
a) USPS Standard Shipping
USPS provides two standard shipping services: USPS First Class Mail and USPS Priority Mail. The former service is available for products weighing less than one pound and the delivery time is 2-5 business days, the latter is available for products weighing less than 70 pounds and its delivery time is also 2-5 business days within the US.
b) UPS Standard Shipping
This shipping service is available for products weighing less than 150 pounds and the delivery time is 1-5 business days within the US.
c) FedEx Standard Shipping
FedEx standard shipping provides shipping of products weighing up to 150 pounds and the delivery time is 1-7 days within the US. It is the cheapest among other FedEx shipping services.
The delivery time is different for different places outside the US for all the standard shipping services depending upon the distance.
3. Express shipping
This is the fastest mode of shipping as the products are flown by airplane and can deliver the products within a day. Since it is the fastest that’s why, the costliest. This service uses companies like USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL for shipping.
a) USPS Express Shipping
Within the US, this service delivers products in 1-3 days and the cost lies from $0.55 to $26.35. Outside the US, delivery time is 1-5 business days and cost lies from $45.95 – $67.8.
b) UPS Express Shipping
Within the US, it provides shipping within 1-2 days, and the cost lies from $50 – $108.71, outside the country, the delivery time is 1-3 days and the cost lies from $165.77- $211.
c) FedEx Express Shipping
This service provides delivery overnight or may take 2 days and the cost ranges from $44.1 to $151.2 within the US. Outside the US, it takes 1-3 business days for delivery and the cost lies $35.8 – $102.5.
d) DHL Express Shipping
Within the US, it delivers the product at the end of the same day or the next day and the starting price is $98.21. Outside the country, it delivers the product in 1 day and starting cost is $122.7
Shein uses three types of shipping methods to deliver the products domestically and internationally. Among the three, Economy shipping is the cheapest but takes the most time to deliver the item, and Express shipping is the costliest but takes the shortest time to deliver the product.