Friday, August 26, 2016

My ASOS Order: Online Shopping in Lebanon

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Hello, I'm Aline and I have an ASOS addiction. *hiii Aline*

For the longest time, I was terrified of venturing into the world of online shopping. First of all, I was worried that nothing would get delivered to Lebanon (or would cost a million dollars in shipping fees). Second, I knew that deep down that once I started to order online, I wouldn't be able to stop. Boy was a right! I don't know how or why I decided to make my first ASOS order, but I just remember being excited to read that they actually shipped to Lebanon AND that they offered free international shipping for orders above £20.00. I placed my first order some time in November or December of 2015, and I remember that I received my package on the exact date that was mentioned in my order confirmation email. Since then, I've been placing monthly orders (usually around $50-$100). My last order was dispatched on August 12 and I received it 12 days later (a week before the estimated arrival time). I shared a snap of my order and several people had some questions about it, so I thought I'd write a post that could be helpful for people who are curious about placing an ASOS order and for those who want to see what I got (there's a theme inspired by my last fashion post)... 


Missguided Heart Choker
Club L body with cage detail
Boohoo Denim Shirt
ASOS Curve Jeans
ASOS body chain





FAQ:



Does ASOS ship to Lebanon?

Yes, and it's free over £20.00.

Do they ship everything?
There are some items that have restrictions on the countries to which they can be shipped to. This is mentioned to the customer once the item is placed in the shopping cart. It's usually a problem with some beauty brands (Barry M for example does not ship to Lebanon even though it is stocked on ASOS, whereas Simple does ship to Lebanon).

Do you pay any fees when it is delivered?
If you make an express order, yes you have to pay fees. If your order is delivered through LibanPost, you don't pay any fees. If it is delivered via Aramex, you have to pay fees. (1/4 of my orders was delivered via Aramex and I had to pay around $30 for a £90). This also depends on the weight of your order, heavy orders usually come with a fee that you have to pay upon delivery.


Who delivers the package?
Libanpost or Aramex. Depends the weight of the package and type of order.

What if I don't get my package?
The customer service of ASOS is AMAZING. Email them and they will get back to you in 24 hours, make sure to include your order number in the email.

Can I track my order?
This has been inconsistent. I've personally never been sent a tracking code, but I've had friends who have been sent a tracking code and have been able to track the package's every move. This can also depend on the weight, size and courier that's being used.

Do other websites ship to Lebanon?
Yes, I've ordered from MissGuided.com and DontForgettobeawesome. Many website do ship to Lebanon, but you have to pay for shipping. Companies like DHL even have services which provide you with a US address to ship to and then deliver the order to Lebanon for a fee. I haven't ventured into this territory yet, so I can't make any comments.

Can you return items?
Yes, you can. I haven't returned anything, so I'm not familiar with the procedure.

Have you ordered from Feel22?
Yes, many times. You can read more about that experience here. Use NouchalineFeel22 for 10% off your order.

Are the products on Feel22 authentic?
Yes they are!




Tips:


-Start off with accessories or items that are made of forgiving materials. ASOS stocks pieces from a variety of brands and each brand has different sizing methods. The size chart is very helpful, but just to be on the safe side go for things that can be altered or are made of forgiving materials such as jersey.


-Keep your orders minimal, at least the first time.

-Order in British Pounds. Even if your card is in US dollars or Lebanese Pounds, shop from the UK store in British Pounds. There's a significant difference between the pricing. I ordered in dollars the first 2 times, only to realize that items would have been $10 cheaper if I'd ordered them in pounds. This is a tip from my friend Zoozel, who is also part of the AA (Asos Anonymous) club.

-Use coupons. Check out pages like ASOS coupons on FB and just google ASOS coupons to see if there are any valid codes that can save you some $$$.

-Don't be fooled by the outlet. Read the fine prints.

-Save items to your wishlist and make use of the seasonal sale. (Seriously, I got awesome jeans for $14!)


[I will update the post if I come across more info]
[updated to include Feel22 FAQs]





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