Asian Size Conversion: How to Converting Asian Size to US Size?

If you are about to sell apparel, shoes and other products in your e-commerce store, then you definitely need to know some facts.

This fact is that there is not a single standard for sizing rules around the world. This is because the shapes and sizes of humans are different in different countries and regions, so it is impossible to create a size rule that applies to all humans. But you as a dropshipper selling related products, you inevitably need to buy from east asian countries, especially China.

If you directly copy the sizing of Chinese suppliers, then you are bound to encounter a huge failure in your e-commerce career.

Why do you need to convert from Asian sizes to US sizes?

Imagine the following scenario:

  • A customer has decided to place an order for a dress at your dropshipping store, but abandons the purchase because he cannot read your size chart.
  • A customer places an order for a pair of jeans, receives them, but finds they don't fit and requests a return.

Situations like this can greatly reduce your store's sales, increase the return rate, and ultimately reduce store profits.

Reduce the return rate and build brand reputation

As mentioned earlier, if you don't convert Asian sizes to US sizes, then customers may return the product because they bought a product that doesn't fit. Your store will also have a decline in reputation due to poor reviews.

Meet customer expectations and increase customer satisfaction

I don't think any customer can stand to receive an item that doesn't meet their expectations. Customers expect the product to be in the style described, the product to be of high quality, and the product to be delivered on time.

Avoid losses due to suppliers not providing size conversions

One thing you may have overlooked is that with every return, your product has to go through a long journey. During this process, your product may be damaged. To reduce unnecessary losses, you'd better reduce the number of returns and exchanges.

How do I convert my Asian size to US size?

There are basically only two ways to do this: change the supplier and change yourself.

Cooperation with suppliers

Before you enter into a partnership with a supplier, be sure to ask for a size conversion chart, or even suggest that the supplier add a size conversion chart to his product description, which will save you a lot of trouble in the future.

One tip here is to try to use FindNiche to find AliExpress suppliers to source products. Most suppliers on AliExpress already offer or are happy to offer size conversion tables.

FindNiche has a special section for ALIEXPRESS products, you can use this feature to filter the products you want to sell, you can see the number of orders for the product and the sales trend. If you are satisfied with this product, you can go directly from FindNiche to AliExpress to see if the size chart is available.

Self-reliance

Of course, you can also create your own size conversion table. You can create unique styles of size conversion tables based on your brand style and product features.

With the size conversion app

Different countries have different sizing systems. Men, women and children are sized differently. Clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, etc. all have different sizes. If you wish to do the retrieval of this information yourself, it will be a very difficult job. It will be much easier if you use size conversion apps such as Sizer, Shoe Size Converter, Right Size Free, etc. These apps all have huge databases for you to search directly.

Obtain samples for experience and measurement prior to sale

After sizing conversions, I recommend that you obtain samples from your supplier before officially selling the product, just to be on the safe side. It is essential to get samples so that you can measure the sample sizes yourself and check if they match the size conversion chart. Also, you can experience the quality and style of the product from the customer's point of view to see if it is consistent with the description. Once you have an accurate grasp of the product, you will be able to describe the product more accurately to the customer when selling.

Giving accurate and detailed information

Size conversion charts are not foolproof, and a standard size garment or shoe may not fit everyone. In order to provide customers with more adequate reference information, you can mark the product size information for customers' reference after measuring the actual sample. Clothing sizes can include waist, bust, and leg circumference, and shoe sizes can include length and width, etc. The more accurate the information you give, the higher the chance that the customer will buy the product that best suits him/her.

Size Comparison Chart

Finally, we have provided some size conversion tables for your reference.

Asian men's clothing size to US size

US/UK China Japan Korea International
14 S/36 90 XS
14.5 S/37 90 XS
15 165/88-90 M/38 95 S
15-15.5 165/88-90 M/39 95 S
15.5-16 170/96-98 L/40 100 M
16 170/96-98 L/41 100 M
16.5 175/108-110 LL/XL/42 105 L
17 175/108-110 43 105 L
17.5 180/118-122 44 110 XL
17.5 180/118-122 44 110 XL
185/126-130 XXL
185/126-130 XXL

Asian women's clothing size to US size

US UK China Japan Korea International
4 6 160-165/84-86 S/36/5 44 XS
6 8 160-165/84-86 S/36/7 44 XS
8 10 165-170/88-90 M/38/9 55 S
10 12 165-170/88-90 M/38/9 55 S
12 14 167-172/92-96 L/40/11 66 M
16 16 167-172/92-96 L/40/11 66 M
18 18 168-173/98-102 LL, XL/42/13 77 L
20 20 168-173/98-102 LL, XL/42/13 77 L
22 22 170-176/106-110 XXL/3L/15 88 XL
24 24 170-176/106-110 XXL/3L/15 88 XL
26 26 4L/17 XXL
28 28 5L/19 XXL

Asian children's clothing size to US size

Getting children's sizes is a huge challenge because most of them are at a developmental stage and many standard size garments do not fit children's bodies perfectly, making the conversion of data more cumbersome and requiring height, chest, waist and other data to be more accurate.

US UK Europe
12 -18 months 12 months 80 cm
18 – 24 months 18 months 80 – 86 cm
24 months 24 months 86 – 92 cm
2T 2-3 92 – 98 cm
2T 3-4 98 – 104 cm
5 4-5 104 – 110 cm
6 5-6 110 – 116 cm
6 – 7 6-7 116 – 122 cm
7 – 8 7-8 122 – 134 cm
9 – 10 8-9 134 – 140 cm
10 9-10 134 – 140 cm
11 10-11 140 – 146 cm
12 11-12 164 – 152 cm
Chinese Size Age Height Chest Waist
2 1-2 yrs 80cm 50cm 49cm
4 2-3 yrs 90cm 52cm 50cm
6 3-4 yrs 100cm 54cm 51cm
8 4-5 yrs 110cm 57cm 52cm
10 6-7 yrs 120cm 60cm 54cm
12 8-9 yrs 125cm 62cm 55cm
14 9-10 yrs 130cm 64cm 57cm
16 10-11 yrs 140cm 68cm 61cm
18 11-12 150cm 72cm 64cm
20 12-13 160cm 76cm 68cm

Asian men's shoe size to US size

Foot length (cm) 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28
China 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5
UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5
EU 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

Asian women's shoe size to US size

Foot length (cm) 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26
China 35 36 37 38 39 39 40 40
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5
UK 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5
EU 35 36 37 38 39 39 40 40

Asian underwear size to US size

Women Bra (under bust size)

China 76.2 81.3 86.4 91.5 96.5 101.6 106.7 112 117 122 127 132 137 142+
USA 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
UK 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Europe 70 75 80 85 90
France 85 90 95 100 105
Italy 1 2 3 4 5

Women Bra (cup size)

China A B C D E
USA AA A B C D DD DDD/E F FF G GG H HH J
UK AA A B C D DD E F FF G GG H HH J
Europe AA A B C D E F
France AA A B C D E F
Italy B B/0 C D DD E F

Women Underwear Size

China S M L XL XXL XXXL;
International XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
USA 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
UK 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
Europe 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
France 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Italy 38 40 42 44 46 48 50

Men Underwear Size

China 72-76 76-81 81-87 87-93 93-98
International S M L XL XXL
USA (inches) 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-38 38-42

Final words

The loss of customers due to missing size conversion tables is not worth the loss, this small process can improve customer satisfaction for you, why not do it? You may think it's a bit of a hassle, but you can start by finding a AliExpress supplier that offers a size conversion chart. FIndNiche will help you.