You must see on order page the processing time that they need. For the combination of accessory need 6 days. After that, if you want, begin to ask him how is the situation with your order. Normally they answer within 24 hours, depending your time zone. When I ordered on 31th december the processing time was 10-15 days (if I remember good) because they was waiting from his seller too... Last friday I got the first DHL tracking number (I don't know why DHL give 2 tracking nr., before I always ordered with free shipping option) and just today I got the shipping tracking nr. that work on DHL tracking site. So I hope next week I receive the package!!
Between I got a little delay because I ordered first with EMS shipping and they (the aliexpress seller) told me: "ANDY MO: hello,dear, bacause the EMS say they can not send only battery(must send with mobile), so the package was returned by EMS, now the package can send by DHL, we will give you the new DHL track number in 2 days"
So if you don't want to wait 2 or 3 days more, pay little more and choose DHL.
It's semi-hard (a little flexibility off of the phone, but solid when on the phone) - It has a nice gritty feel to it. Lip just comes past the fron of the screen so there is a little bit of protection for the screen if you place it face down.
The top and bottom are exposed, but still have a lip like the front - easy to connect any needed wires, headphones, etc. - and the cut outs for the volume and power buttons are great and easily accessible.