Understanding AliExpress Order Tracking and Logistics detail
AliExpress Logistics detail
Now that you have considered the shipping method, did you also check the tracking status? Some free shipping don’t offer item tracking. This means that when your item goes missing, you have no tracking code to identify where it was delayed.
Tracking code is an alphanumeric characters that a buyer can use to identify and track the location status of their item. It tells where the item is at the moment. Some tracking companies shows a timeline of the item progress – from seller to dispatch to Airline and so on.
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Don’t go for free shippings that has no tracking even if it is the only free shipping option. Go for other sellers. Better still, look for alternative items with good reviews.
AliExpress order tracking varies from seller’s location. There are a lot of sellers on AliExpress on different countries and location. The majority of them are either from China, Singapore, Russia or Malaysia.
From AliExpress Logistics detail, there are;
- Order received by warehouse.
- Waiting for pick up.
- Shipment picking completed.
- Shipment dispatched from warehouse.
- Shipment at country of origin distribution center.
- Shipment at country of origin warehouse.
- Shipment left country of origin warehouse.
- Shipment accepted by airline.
- Shipment left country of origin.
- Departed country of origin.
- Shipment with local shipping company.
These logistics detail are combination of different sellers in different locations and countries. We will explain them one after the other as we progress.
Order received by warehouse
Here, when you place an order on AliExpress, your items will not be shipped immediately.
The orders are sent to the sellers, they check your order details and shipping address.
The customer relation manager that sees your order, forwards it to their warehouse or storehouse in order to be picked and then ready for internal dispatch.
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Waiting for pick up
When your order has been received by the warehouse guys, they are now waiting for instruction to go and pick what you ordered from where they are packed. That is the current condition of this logistics detail.
Shipment accepted by airline
Your item has been checked and examined by the airline official and accepted to on-board the flight for delivery. Your item will be ready to be assigned to any plane to your country.
The faster delivery of your item is dependent on the availability of passenger to your country, location and also if there is an extra space to accommodate your item which is also dependent on the size and weight of your item.
Shipment left country of origin or Departed country of origin
After your item has been packed in the available cargo and ready to leave the airport, the flight will take off. This report tells that your item has left the airport and the country of your item purchase.
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This is not a signal that your item will be delivered within 48 hours. Depending on the cargo route, some countries are not licenced for direct trip. Sometimes they branch at one airport and transfer all consignments including your item for any available flight.
AliExpress tracking not updating?
When an AliExpress order is not updating its logistic details, it is simply that you used non-tracking shipping methods like China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus, China Post Registered Air Mail, Yanwen Economic Air Mail etc.
Is AliExpress tracking accurate
Yes, AliExpress tracking is accurate. It is only inaccurate when you use non-tracking shipping method. This will result in tracking not updating.
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Your country’s local shipping will sort your item in order to send it to the nearest postal office for collection. It may take less than 5 days before you will receive a text notification for your item collection. Please read Why AliExpress Items Bought from Same Seller are not Delivered same day.
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Статусы отслеживания посылок Почта Германии с переводом
|The shipment has been loaded onto the delivery vehicle|
|The shipment is being prepared for delivery in the delivery depot|
|The shipment has been successfully delivered|
|The recipient was not present. The recipient has been notified|
|The shipment could not be delivered|
|The shipment could not be delivered, and the recipient has been notified|
|The shipment has left the import parcel center in the destination country|
|Shipment is prepared for customs clearance in country of destination|
|The shipment has arrived in the destination country|
|The shipment has been posted by the sender at the retail outlet|
|The shipment has been processed in the parcel center of origin|
|The shipment has been processed in the destination parcel center|
|The international shipment has been processed in the export parcel center|
|The shipment will be transported to the destination country and, from there, handed over to the delivery organization|
|The instruction data for this shipment have been provided by the sender to DHL electronically|
|The international shipment has been processed in the parcel center of origin|
|The shipment has cleared customs in the destination country|
|The shipment has been picked up|
|The shipment has been processed in the parcel center|
|The international shipment has arrived at the import parcel center|
|The shipment has arrived at the parcel center of origin|
|The shipment has been declared for export customs clearance|
|The shipment has cleared customs in the country of origin|
|The shipment will be handed over to the customs office responsible for the recipient. The recipient can collect the shipment from there once he has received notification from customs|
|The shipment has been postponed and will probably be delivered on the next working day|
|The shipment was misrouted. The shipment will be redirected and forwarded to the recipient|
|Shipment has been handed over to DHL Express for import|
|Отправление убыло из местного распределительного центра|
|Отправление прибыло в страну назначения – возможно последняя информация об отслеживании отправления, отправление будет скоро доставлено|
|Выполнена обработка на транзитном терминале|
|Ожидает отправки из Германии|
|Принято в отделении связи|
|Отправление передано в экспортный сортировочный пункт|
|Отправление убыло с транзитного терминала|
|Обработка закончена в пункте отправки|
|Прибыло на распределительный центр DHL|
|Получение отправления партнером-перевозчиком|
|В пути к распределительному центру DHL|
|Электронное уведомление получено|
|Forwarded. de Unidade de Logistica Integrada em CURITIBA / PR para Unidade Operacional em Liberado sem imposto. Entrega em 40 dias / BR|
|Received by the Brazil Post. Object subject to inspection and delay on delivery|
|The shipment has arrived in the transit country|
|Departed from local distribution center|
|Processed at transit facility|
|Forwarded. de Pais em ALEMANHA / para Pacs em BRASIL / BR|
|Arrived at transit facility|
|Departed from transit facility|
|Processing completed at origin|
|Processed at export facility|
|Arrival at DHL eCommerce distribution center|
|En route to DHL eCommerce distribution center|
|Electronic notification received: your order has been processed and tracking will be updated soon|
Considerations Before AliExpress Shipping Methods and Their Delivery Times
AliExpress Shipping Method
There a lot of things to consider before clicking the BUY NOW button on AliExpress. The first two things that come to the mind of any normal buyer on AliExpress are Whether it is “FREE SHIPPING” or “SHIPPING COST“. That is a brillant caution.
Shipping methods on AliExpress differs depending on the seller, country of buyer and the weight of the item. Some buyers have option for epacket and normal shipping. Epacket is generally free shipping and it also covers local delivery costs.
If epacket is not available for a particular item, you can either search the same item and filter your search to include free shipping, reviews and epacket. You will be shown with numerous other good options. Lets assume that there is no epacket for that particular item but there’s free shipping.
Noticeably, free shipping takes a lot of time between 2-3 weeks which is about 21 days. But there are other shipping methods that offer faster delivery time with ridiculous shipping charges that are twice the actual item price.
Now, you have to consider either buying the same item twice at free shipping than paying for a shipping that is twice than what you’re buying or just pay a 6-7 days DHL offers.
Technically, most sellers ship faster before 2 weeks. It depends on number of purchased items to be delivered in batch to the same location and price.