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How long is AliExpress shipping these days?

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It looks like things are back to normal. Ordered an item about three weeks ago and it arrived yesterday.

Also my three items ordered mid April (already refunded by Ali) arrived. That tells me Canada Post have worked through their backlog.
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I have been waiting about a month and a half still haven't received anything. It has left China but that's about it.
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My new phone (redmi note 9 pro) I ordered a month ago just showed up as "held by custom" and then "accepted by last mile carrier". How much longer should it take from Vancouver to Montreal? I assume it's Canada post
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Ordered end of May (small packet/rubber gaskets) have not yet received.

Just registered dispute. Stuck in Cdn customs.
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Ordered something that shipped Aug 02, it arrived Aug 28 but Cainiao Super Economy Global says Departed country of origin still. Guessing there is some questionable tracking going on...
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I ordered back in March and still not arrive.. for refund a few weeks ago
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Almost everything ordered in Mar/Apr/Jun I haven't receive, but stuff orderded in Jul/Aug I got them, mostly everything ordered with ePacket/EMS/AE with tracking, I got them, everything economy china, yanwen, sunyou etc, not.
For instance bought a LED light kit for my LEGO, got it in 14 days.
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I got a large floor lamp in about 15 days. Ordered 20th June, got 10th July. The seller even had the shipping guarantee of shipping in time or the order free.
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Anyone have any experience shipping with Cainiao? Are they like SunYu where things just get lost and never make it here?
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LMM552 wrote: My new phone (redmi note 9 pro) I ordered a month ago just showed up as "held by custom" and then "accepted by last mile carrier". How much longer should it take from Vancouver to Montreal? I assume it's Canada post
Did you have to pay duties for this item with standard shipping?
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verycd wrote: Did you have to pay duties for this item with standard shipping?
No duties! It took about 5 weeks from the order date.
So far I haven't got hit by any duties with the standard shipping (knock on wood).
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- Ordered from AliExpress on 11/11 using AliExpress Standard Shipping. Paid $3.53USD shipping
- AliExpress tracking stated package arrived at Canada Customs on 11/19
- Email received with CanadaPost tracking number on 11/21

I've ordered AliExpress in the past, but this is the first time I got a Canada Post tracking number. It says that my package will arrive today or tomorrow. Shipping from China to Toronto in 12-14 days! That is a new record.
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Siward44 wrote: - Ordered from AliExpress on 11/11 using AliExpress Standard Shipping. Paid $3.53USD shipping
- AliExpress tracking stated package arrived at Canada Customs on 11/19
- Email received with CanadaPost tracking number on 11/21

I've ordered AliExpress in the past, but this is the first time I got a Canada Post tracking number. It says that my package will arrive today or tomorrow. Shipping from China to Toronto in 12-14 days! That is a new record.
Was it shipped with UBI?
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mochachicka wrote: Anyone have any experience shipping with Cainiao? Are they like SunYu where things just get lost and never make it here?
"Economy" (cheapest not AliExpress Standard/ePacket) is untracked outside China.
verycd wrote: Did you have to pay duties for this item with standard shipping?
"Economy", AliExpress Standard and ePacket are handled by Canada Post ( no pre-charge duties/taxes - only after if customs deemed your item worthy ). UPS,FedEx and DHL pre-charge duties/taxes so they can charge you service fees on top of those.

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