If you want to try out an Apple product there is no better place than to buy it directly from the Apple store. This is highly recommended as Apple stores give us the option to collect your favorite Apple device directly from the Apple store or have it delivered.
To know more about ordering from Apple and regarding the shipping process of Apple products, you can continue to read this article to resolve all your queries about this aspect.
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How long does it take?
Generally, most of the Apple products that you purchase from Apple take around 1-4 days to be delivered. However, there are certain times when the delivery process takes longer than that and sometimes sooner. Apple processes orders in nearly 45 minutes from the time you place your order on Apple’s website and sometimes you can get your orders delivered within the same day or the next day depending on the availability of the product.
Whenever you order something from Apple, you also receive an Order Acknowledgment email which shows what you ordered and all your details along with the estimated delivery period.
Shipping dates can also be changed according to the product supplies too. If there are ever changes like these, the buyer is always notified through E-mail and SMS Messages.
Estimated Delivery Period
The difference between shipping and delivery is that shipping means the period when it takes for the item to be prepared to be sent out from the warehouse. And, Delivery means how long it takes for the order to come to your house from the warehouse where the item was shipped.
The delivery process for Apple Products depends on the availability of your item. The products that are in stock get shipped within a day. For items that are shipped within “In Stock”, the estimated shipping time for the product is the same day or the next business day (Monday to Friday).
For items with longer shipping estimates, the shipping period is estimated within 7 to 10 business days or so for other orders also. And, for a personalized item like a Mac Device, it will take some extra days to prepare your product for shipment, thereby increasing the estimated shipping period of the product.
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What does the order status message mean?
Whenever you place an order from Apple, you’ll receive certain messages about your order through your SMS And emails. In this section, we’ll be going to discuss the Order Status Message and what these messages mean
Order received: It means that your order has been received by Apple but hasn’t begun processing. Apple will start processing your in nearly 45 minutes from the time when you’ve placed the order. Depending on your number of orders or payment method, the processing time may take longer.
Open: This means that your product has begun processing but is yet to be shipped out. When your product is shown an “open” message it indicates that Apple can now give you an estimated delivery date to deliver your order.
Partially Shipped: This means that your order has been shipped from the Apple Warehouse and is in transit ready to be shipped to your given delivery address.
Shipped: This means that all your items or orders have been shipped from Apple’s warehouse.
Electronically delivered: This means that your activation key or Electronic software product has been issued to you through a digital medium like your e-mail address.
Completed: This means that your electronic software has been fully processed. OR your order has been shipped to the given shipping address successfully.
Order Canceled: This means that your order(s) have been canceled.
Action Required: Your order has been received, but the processing has been paused due to some incomplete payment or lack of essential information. Once all these requirements are met, your order processing will restart again. Apple will then provide you with the estimated delivery dates regarding your order.
This is the period in which the product is likely to leave the warehouse to deliver your order at your given location. Available shipping time is the timeframe in which Apple will ship your order. This can be within a day of placing your order or even more like 3 to 4 working days. Generally, if the order is taking more time than the estimated shipping period, Apple notifies the buyer about the same issue through SMS Or an E-mail Message.
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Delivery time to deliver your orders
Whenever you order something from Apple, you have to pick a time frame that is suitable for you at your convenience. The options for the same are:
- Standard delivery time: In this delivery time, you get your order within 1-3 days of shipping
- 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: The order is delivered within 1-3 days but only between these hours
- 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm: the order is delivered within 1-3 days but only between these hours.
- 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm: the order is delivered within 1-3 days but only between these hours
These delivery hours are free and No Additional Cost is needed to have a preferred time slot for your delivery.
Can I cancel my order when it is preparing to ship?
Yes, you can cancel your orders while they’re still being processed before they’re ready to ship. You can do this online by following simple steps. Just open the “Order Listings” page. Then, choose an item to view your Order Details and after that, select the “Cancel Item” option. After submitting your cancellation request, the Order Status Message will be shown as “Cancelled”.
Types of Shipping Methods
There are different types of shipping methods that are offered by Apple, they are as follows:
- Ground Service: Items in this delivery service are delivered within 2-7 days after the shipment of the items.
- Two-day Express Service: Items in this delivery service are delivered before the carrier cutoff and by 4:30 pm within two business days.
- Overnight Express Service: The items in this delivery service are shipped off before carrier cutoff and are delivered by 3 pm one business day after the shipment of the items.
Ordering from Apple directly has its advantages and disadvantages. Everything has a reason after all. Though it sounds very appealing, it is also quite hard and daunting to directly purchase anything from Apple. It is said that it’s better to buy non-custom configuration products from a retailer. It would help you out more.
Always remember to follow up on your Order Status so you know where your items are.