AliExpress Inpost Parcel Locker - how to order?
Inpost agreed with AliExpress by creating a new delivery method - AliExpress Parcel Locker or pickup in person. How to take advantage of it?
AliExpress Parcel Locker - which products?
The basic issue when using personal collection is the ability to find products with this type of option available. For now (note the date of this entry) there is no clear marking for products with the possibility of using delivery to a parcel locker. It is very likely that such a graphic element will be added soon. If it appears, this entry will be corrected 😉
So far, the determinant of purchase is the delivery option AliExpress Standard Shipping. Unfortunately, not all products confirm this rule, but it is a preliminary determinant - one of several.
To be able to order with delivery to a parcel locker, the following conditions must be met:
- Delivery to the country: Poland
- Site language: Poland (but this is not the rule, I also had this option from the English version)
- Minimum product value: 5 USD
- Basic Delivery Method: AliExpress Standard Shipping
Let's follow the ordering process from AliExpress to Parcel Locker on the example of the following product:
After selecting the product and adding it to the basket, we proceed to payment, then we see that we can choose between two types of delivery, i.e. Delivery or InPost parcel locker (Self Pickup in English).
- The blue arrow shows the option that must be selected to use delivery to a parcel locker.
- Our data will appear in the red field, i.e. name and surname, telephone number, address and name of the selected parcel locker
- In the green field we have the button "Show on the map", which allows you to change the parcel locker.
Changing the AliExpress parcel locker
We do it with the button "Show on the map", then a map will open, where we can choose another parcel locker available in our area.
Finalizing the purchase with the delivery of AliExpress Parcel Locker
After selecting the parcel locker, please note that our full address is nowhere to be found, only the address of the parcel locker. About this in a moment. Until then, when the delivery details are correct and we have also chosen the payment method (card payment for me - I recommend - quickly and safely).
Inpost declares that the delivery time is to be much shorter than for parcels delivered by Poczta Polska (i.e. about 20 days for Aliexpress Standard Shipping). In reality, however, things are slightly different. The above product, purchased on November 29.11.2019, 60, has XNUMX days for delivery!
Fortunately, the tracking number of parcels sent from AliExpress to Inpost Parcel Locker is unchanged. Immediately after the seller generates the label, we can check the parcel and track it on the inpost.pl website. In this respect, Inpost is more efficient than PocztaPolska, which on its website emonitoring allows you to track shipments only after they are redirected to WER.
That's a good question. At the moment, even Inpost itself does not have information on how shipments will be verified in terms of customs and tax. Currently, there is no information that Inpost would open its own customs branch (such as DHL). Debt enforcement may also be puzzling. When choosing a delivery, as you have noticed, we do not provide our address, so the question is - how will Inpost contact us to perform customs clearance of shipments? Perhaps we will be notified by SMS or messages will come to our e-mail address provided on the AliExpress website.
I asked the Inpost consultant about it and got this answer:
Fortunately, the infrastructure is up and running, and they know how it works. So far, there is one big unknown for customers who have already made purchases through parcel machines.
Of course, when something changes and any information comes out, we'll post it here.