Shein shifts shipping strategy to bring China-made goods closer to US shoppers

Shein, known for its $10 tops and $5 biker shorts, until recently has made many American purchasers face wait times of up to two weeks or more to receive their goods. This, say analysts, has put the fast-fashion e-tailer at a competitive disadvantage to bigger rivals such as Target, Walmart, and, particularly during the holiday shopping season.Analysts told Reuters that Shein would likely continue to expand its bulk shipments to the U.Sคำพูดจาก เว็บพนันออนไลน์. in a bid to compete with established retailers on delivery times as it eyes an initial public offering.

The import data seen by Reuters shows Shein’s efforts to narrow the speed gap with retailers such as Amazon, which has made a push to offer next-day or two-day shipping to shoppers who pay $139 per year for its Prime membership service.The move also marks a strategy shift for Shein, which has traditionally flown goods directly from China to shoppers. Shein lacks any physical stores in the U.S.According to the import data seen by Reuters, Shein’s ocean shipments of apparel have increased more than 2,000 times over the last two years, soaring from 312,385 pounds (141,695 kg) imported in bulk on container ships in 2021 to over 6.8 million so far this yearคำพูดจาก เว็บตรง true wallet. Virtually all came from China, where Shein relies on a network of suppliers to produce its expansive assortment of low-priced merchandise.In 2022, Shein opened a warehouse in Whitestown, Indiana, where it generally stores that inventory to then be shipped to shoppers within four to seven business days.

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