Shop details for Choies
Choies.com is a Chinese online fashion store that sells clothing, shoes and a lot of products under the category “accessories”. It’s not a big online shop like YesStyle but, similar to romwe.com, it offers free standard shipping and a 15% discount for new customers. The shop has already a large global customer base and is especially popular in Italy, Spain, the Philippines and the Ukraine. Its Alexa ranking of 20.816 shows that the online shop has a good reputation and an interesting range of products.
Experience with Choies
We checked out Choies and its range of products carefully and placed our first orders to be able to tell you about our impressions.
If you’re in a hurry, you can complete your order out directly via the “Paypal Checkout“ button and your order will be sent to the address you deposited in your Paypal account. But if you’re willing to take the time and open an account on Choies, you will receive a 15% new customer discount and get to choose between several other payment methods. The only interesting payment method here is probably the payment with credit card (e.g. Visa and MasterCard).
We recommend using PayPal because of its buyer protection. In case of any lost packages or problems with a merchant you can get your money back from PayPal within 40 days of the payment.
Shipping and delivery times
Choies is one of the few online fashion stores that don’t charge for standard shipping. If you’re in a hurry and need your order as soon as possible, you can pay 15$ for expedited shipping and receive your package most likely within a week. If you don’t want the express shipping and choose the free regular shipping you will receive your order within 3 weeks. .
Choies and import customs
We were very happy with our two test orders. Choies declared everything well, so we didn't have to visit our customs office because of any misunderstandings. Still, you should be aware, that the import customs office does random checks on packages from China. If you order from Germany, you should be aware that you have to pay 10% VAT on orders with a value of 26€+ and customs fees additionally on orders with a value of 150€+.
For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your order are possible if you order internationally. The amount to be paid can vary from 0 to $495 depending on the item and delivery method. Not every order is usually taxed, but our experience is that the majority of the orders is subject to a nominal processing fee of between $2 and $9. If you're worried about ordering from China or a particular order or if you're thinking about ordering for more than $100, it is worth it to check with the Customs Office at the port of entry to confirm any extra taxes.
Great packaging and fast delivery
Returning items from your order is necessarily a bit complicated. You can return items (unworn, means without any perfume scents or similar, and unwashed) within 60 days after receiving your order. Tights, socks and final sale products can’t be returned or exchanged. If you have to return an item, you should contact the customer support. They will authorize your return and give you a return address. If you’re returning something because Choies made a mistake, they will refund you for the return shipping fee. But if you simply don’t like an item, you have to pay the return shipping fee yourself.
Choies is a small and pretty specific fashion shop that draws attention to itself with several tricks. For one, it offers a Lookbook on its homepage that can inspire your next order. For frequent customers it offers a VIP point system and as a unique feature with its free trial center.
Customers can receive a certain discount through collecting points. With a member status of Bronze VIP-Level (and therefore orders with a minimum value of 199$) you will receive a discount of 5% on your orders and can get a discount of up to 15% later on.
In your shopping basket you have the option to add a goody bag to your order. It's a great way to get some clothes for a very low price - but be aware that you don't have a choice about the content, it's a lucky bag after all.
The free trial center is a great advertisement platform for Choies and offers at the same time its customers the chance to try out item for free. Every week you can apply with your facebook account for up to 5 different garments. It’s not a fair and impartial system as chances of receiving items rises the more positive your item reviews are. Consequently, you shouldn’t trust these reviews completely.
Choies has a great garment range, free standard shipping and an active discourse with its customers. People looking for similar shops should visit the following stores:
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Choies offers frequently sales, final sales, discounts and promotion codes. The most current promotions can be seen on our website. A great offer for new Choies customers is a 15% discount after registration.