You’ve made an order with Shein and after checking your tracking you see a “package is in accelerated transit. Please be patient” status update.
What does this mean exactly? How long will it take for your order to arrive and is there anything you need to do?
Let’s take a look…
Shein: Accelerated Transit Meaning
The “Accelerated Transit” update from Shein is sent as a package is reaching the end of its delivery window. It is Shein informing customers that they are aware the order is due to be delivered and that efforts are being made to ensure the item arrives on time.
Accelerated Transit – Is it any Faster?
To be honest, the jury is out on whether your package will arrive any faster after you receive this update.
The addition of “please be patient“, is an indication that you may have to wait several more days for your package to arrive.
Shein uses various carrier companies in relation to the delivery location.
For example, I live in Croatia and DPD is always used for my Shein deliveries.
My brother is based in the UK and it is an Evri driver that arrives at his door with the Shein package.
My point is, that it is difficult to pin down exactly how Shein is able to expedite delivery with their 3rd party carriers so that an order is in “Accelerated Transit”.
Essentially, whether your package is passing through the delivery network any faster after this update is questionable.
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So When Will My Shein Package Arrive?
Very often a Shein order is close to delivery after the “package is in accelerated transit. Please be patient” update.
Looking online, customers generally receive their item within 3 or 4 days after receiving the alert.
Your best course of action is to keep an eye on the Shein tracking page for any further updates.
Also, if you are provided with information on the carrier that will be responsible for the final delivery of the package, you can check your tracking number on their website.
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Alternative Ways of Tracking Your Shein Order After the Update
As these free services scan the tracking databases of hundreds of carrier companies, if further information about your package’s progress exists elsewhere, you will find out about it.
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What Should I Do if Tracking Ends Up Stuck?
If the delivery window of your order reaches its end and you receive no further updates after the “Accelerated Transit” alert, you should contact Shein and/or the carrier responsible for delivery.
All these details will be available to you on your Shein account page.
From here, you should be able to find out more information on the delivery status of your order.
You will also be able to initiate any further proceedings such as a missing/incomplete order case.
This really is a worst-case scenario, however.
In most cases, your package will arrive within a few days of you receiving the “Accelerated Transit” update.
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I’m a 25 year veteran of USPS. I’m retired now, but as the editor of Mailbox Master, I can’t quite remove myself from the carrier industry just yet. 🙂