I have multiple orders that when I go to tracking on aliexpress, it says they have both not left the country of origin. It says both of the items should receive before 2018-8-30 and if not I should open a dispute with aliexpress. ePacket was used and the item was ordered on 2018-08-03.
Any suggestions on what is going on and what I should do at this point?
Elle here from Shopify! Sorry to hear you're having trouble with these orders.
I'd then recommend contacting the suppliers directly, to inquire why the delay has occurred. It's completely up to you then how you'd like to proceed based on when the order will reach the customer. This may also depend on how the customer feels. Would they like to wait knowing the delayed shipping time? Would they prefer a refund/credit? Keep them in the loop so they feel taken care of through all of this!
You could also open a dispute with AliExpress, however, I'd give the supplier a chance to explain why the order has not left the country yet.
Moving forward, I'd suggest utilizing products from Oberlo Verified Suppliers as these particular suppliers have been vetted for great product quality, reasonable shipping times and proper working conditions.
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