Shipping at Shein: is express shipping cost-effective?

You’re probably one of our readers who has been sending us questions, recurring ones, about whether it’s really worth paying a little extra to get express shipping on Shein.

We have decided not to leave you with doubts, so in this article we will show you the points you should consider when opting for express shipping.

Types of shipments that Shein has

Believe it or not, Shein offers several shipping models, in addition to the conventional ones, we explain below:

Express or standard shipping

On average, this type of shipping takes between 10 and 15 days after you have made your purchase. It has a higher cost than standard shipping, but has the advantage that you can track your package.

Depending on the country you are in, the name of this method may change. In some it is ‘express’ and in others it is under the name ‘standard’, but they are exactly the same.

Collection point

Some countries have the option to choose the exact place where you want to pick up the product. Thanks to that method, you will be able to know at what time the package will arrive to you. It is the best option for people who are away from home for a long time.

Economic shipping

This is the first choice of many people, because of the price, but its functions and advantages are somewhat limited. With this method you will not be able to track your order step by step, it may even take days or weeks without knowing where it is or how long until it arrives.

Your products may take about a month or a little longer to arrive. the good thing is that, even if the time frame is not the shortest, you can be sure that what you ordered will get to you.

Is Shein’s express shipping worth it?

Below, we’ll show you the most important points why you should consider express shipping:


  • Tracking of your product

This is one of the most interesting advantages, since you will be able to know where your shipment is every time you want, from the moment it is dispatched in China until the day it arrives at your doorstep or wherever you send it.

  • Personalized attention

Thanks to the information that Shein has about where you are located (if you use this method, of course), the attention that the company offers you is completely personalized when it comes to solving any doubt.

  • Reduced delivery times

As the name shows (express), delivery times are much shorter than standard shipping.


The biggest disadvantage we could point out is that the cost is a bit higher. If you’re a person who wants things fast, or you’re buying something you need urgently, it’s best to make use of Shein’s express shipping. But, if you don’t mind waiting, then go with economy shipping.

Get free express shipping with these tips

The truth is that it is not as easy as it used to be to get completely free shipping, but there are several options you can consider:

  1. Reach the minimum amount to get free express delivery: each country has a minimum purchase value that Shein asks for to get free shipping, so this is an easy way to get it.
  2. Team up with your friends: if you can’t reach the requested limit on your own, then you and your friends can place a single order and get free express shipping.