DSstyles is an online novelty shop specializing in smartphone cases, smartphone accessories, watches, and costume jewelry among other things. Founded in Hong Kong in 2008, the young company has achieved impressive growth and popularity considering the limited scope of its products. According to Alexa.com, DSstyles is ranked among the top 300k most-visited websites in the world and draws the majority of its visitors from the United States and the United Kingdom.
If our interpretation of the store logo is to be trusted, the "DS" in DSstyles stands for "Distinctive Style." Which would mean the full name of the site is "Distinctive Style styles"?
The huge diversity of phone cases certainly covers a wide range of very distinct (phone) styles. Everything from bargain-basement rubber Bumpers and basic plastic covers to faux-wood and $200+ Crystal-lined cases can be found on DSstyles. Indeed, DSstyles really is a bit like one of those Phone Case Stands that litter every shopping mall in America, except on steroids. DSstyles really has EVERYTHING you could possible want on to clip on, slip over, hang off of, or otherwise cover your phone.
Even Pandaphones need a new style every once in a while, so we dove right into this sea of smartphone covers, cases, sheaths and cozies to give you the skinny on how DSstyles works, and if you should use it too.
DSstyles accepts payments via Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, & Discover) and PayPal.
We always recommend using PayPal for international online orders to take advantage of their Buyer Protection program. PayPal users on DSstyles don't even need to create a DSstyles account in order to place an order, as DSstyles uses a "Checkout with PayPal" button that takes the user to PayPal.
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|Maestro||Maestro is also accepted here. That is not always the case with online shops.|
DSstyles gives customers two shipping options to choose from: the cheaper Standard Post option delivers your order within 7-10 workdays, while the pricier DHL option promises to rush your new phone case to your home within 2-3 workdays. Exact prices depend on the delivery address and order weight, but expect the prices to run somewhere in the neighborhood of $9.00 for the Standard and $30.00 for the express DHL.
DSstyles rewards big spenders by offering Free Standard Shipping on orders over $50 and Free Express Shipping over $150. If you were ever tempted by one of the high-end phone cases or a new Casio watch on DSstyles, the Free Shipping may help to ease some anxiety.
Customs is a tricky business. Most of the time, you'll never hear from them or see them. Rarely will you ever need to pay any extra fees associated with them. But when you do, either because of an improperly filled out declaration form or a random mail check, it's always best to know what to expect.
We always recommend reading up on your country's rules and regulations regarding international shipping and customs fees in case your order makes an unexpected stopover at your local customs office. For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your product are possible. Not every item is taxed when entering the country, and the majority are only subject to a nominal processing fee of between $2 and $9 in the case of a random customs stop. The amount to be paid, however, can vary widely depending on the product and how it’s sent. If you are concerned about your item, or are planning to order goods in excess of $500, it is worth it to check with the Customs Office at the port of entry to confirm any extra fees.
Any extra taxes or duties on your shipment will either be paid at your door when the mailman drops it off, or the package may be held at your local post office. In which case, you will need to go pick it up and pay any applicable fees in person.
DSstyles allows its customers to return all items within 7 days of delivery (excluding sale items, and hand-made or custom items, such as the rhinestone phone cases). The Customer is responsible for all return shipping costs. If your item is being returned for any reason other than damage or defect, DSstyles charges a 10% restocking fee as well so you will only be reimbursed for 90% of the item's original value.
The wide range of Phone Cases offered almost exclusively by DSstyles isn't just class-leading, it's in a class of its own. We have yet to find another Chinese Webshop with such a heavy focus on phone cases and accessories (if you know of any, please let us know in the comments).
If you're looking for a new phone case, DSstyles should be the first store you check. Although its prices are a bit higher than those of phone cases on other Chinese shops, DSstyles warrants a look due to its expansive selection alone. Smart shoppers find what they want on DSstyles first, then shop around and compare prices on similar cases. Although many of the cases on DSstyles may be hard to find elsewhere...
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