Aliexpress is somewhat the Amazon version made in China. The prices on the Chinese online shop Aliexpress are temptingly low. Anyone can shop online. A few clicks and the goods are on their way – even if the dealer is sitting somewhere in the Far East.
AliExpress belongs to the Alibaba Group and is a B2C trading platform.
However, unlike Alibaba, AliExpress aims at end customers, not companies. But even so, the prices are very reasonable, and you can order directly from China without detours through agents.
Jack Ma - the master
Born in a low-income family in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, Mr Ma began his career as an English teacher before becoming a self-made dot-com billionaire.
With an estimated $36.6 billion in his account, Jack Ma, the head of Alibaba, wants to be known as an entrepreneur, singer, actor, kung-fu master, and artist. The 53-year-old rarely gives interviews, but he is not at all afraid of publicity.
Russians - biggest clients
Russians like shopping online. If we focus on some AliExpress statistics by country, we discover that 23.99% of the site’s visitors are from Russia. The US is in second place with 6.82%. Brazil completes the top 3 with 6.46%.
After all, the website is visually similar to Amazon. As a consequence, you can quickly find your way around, hence, provided you understand English. Nevertheless, Aliexpress is available in various languages but only translated by a computer program. Therefore, the product names sometimes need clarification.
We strongly advise you to refrain from buying plagiarism from China. Keywords, such as Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Hermes etc., are fakes. And, of course, especially if offered at unbeatable prices.
Hence, each dealer has his own seller “level” to gain trust. That being the case, that rating appears with different symbols. The lowest level is a medal. Consequently, the best are the dealers with five crowns.
It would be best if you avoided merchants with few customer reviews yet because it is difficult to assess whether they are severe or not.
Hence, choosing merchants with the level “Crown” is best. The percentage of positive feedback should not be below 90%. Anything over 95% is relatively safe, and anything below 90% is risky.
Consequently, the buyer also gets evaluated by Aliexpress. This reward system depends on various factors. Nevertheless, we have reached the highest buyer level over the years – Diamond – through the massive purchases of Xiaomi Multimode Smart Home Gateway with APP Apple Homekit Intelligent Home Hub products, ties and other gadgets and thus enjoys further advantages. The possibility to fill the shopping cart before the Single’s Day was invented by Aliexpress on November 11 each year and prompt refund.
Singles' Day 11.11.
As was previously stated, 11.11. has been celebrated for some years as a gigantic shopping festival in China, the so-called Single’s Day, on which single people, in particular, should indulge themselves. At least that’s the original idea.
By the way, the turnovers are breathtaking. In total, the total value of all products sold amounts to over US-Dollar 30 billion.
As every year, the start was extremely rapid, not least due to many advance orders. After only 85 seconds, the first billion dollars in sales were recorded. Subsequently, after one hour, it was already over CHF 10 billion. As a result, that’s more than the Swiss e-commerce retailers achieved in the whole of last year!
Be aware if you order goods from China, you should inform yourself beforehand whether the goods are also compliant. If the customs fish out such products, they are gone.
Amazon versus AliExpress
To conclude, Amazon and Alibaba – are two success stories. Firstly, on July 5, 1994, entrepreneur Jeff Bezos founded an online book trade. He was impressed by the growth of the Internet’s new technology.
Amazon provides a platform for third-party providers who pay a fee. However, the group buys a wide range of products and passes them on to its customers. This offering accounts for about half of the business and means logistical effort.
If you do everything right, AliExpress is completely serious. In the beginning, you must look at and read through everything to get an overview. But this step should be a matter of course.
China has many great things you can’t find here at all. If you have taken a closer look at the page, you can get many cool gadgets there.
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Aliexpress is an amazing online marketplace that offers a wide variety of products at great prices. I have been a regular customer of Aliexpress for several years now and have never been disappointed with my purchases. The site is easy to navigate and the search function makes it easy to find exactly what I’m looking for.
One of the things I love most about Aliexpress is the vast selection of products. Whether I’m looking for clothing, electronics, or home goods, I can always find what I need at a great price. The site also offers a wide variety of brands, both well-known and lesser-known, so there’s always something new to discover.
I also appreciate the customer service provided by Aliexpress. The site offers buyer protection, which gives me peace of mind when making a purchase. In the rare cases that I’ve had an issue with a product, the customer service team has been quick to respond and help me resolve the problem.
Another great thing about Aliexpress is the option for free or low-cost shipping. This makes it easy to order products from all over the world, without having to worry about high shipping costs.
Overall, I highly recommend Aliexpress to anyone looking for a wide variety of products at great prices. The site is easy to use, offers great customer service, and has a wide selection of products. Whether you’re looking to buy something for yourself or as a gift, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Aliexpress.
Aliexpress is an amazing online marketplace that offers a wide variety of products at unbeatable prices. With easy navigation, great customer service, and a vast selection of products, it’s no wonder that Aliexpress has become one of the most popular online marketplaces in the world. Not only that, but it allows you to purchase products from all over the world with a few clicks. It’s a great way to save money while getting the products you want.
Aliexpress is a unique online marketplace that offers various products at unbeatable prices. With easy navigation, excellent customer service, and a vast selection of products, it’s no wonder Aliexpress has become one of the most popular online marketplaces in the world. The platform is user-friendly and easy to navigate and the variety of products is huge. From fashion to electronics, you can find everything. The prices are very competitive and often much cheaper than other online retailers. The sellers are responsive and responsive to any inquiry, and the shipping is fast and reliable. Aliexpress is a great option for anyone looking to buy online. I highly recommend it.
Aliexpress knows precisely what people want to buy because their distribution centres have recently made deliveries rapidly.
Thank you for the invitation link. I have just ordered something special from Aliexpress. I am curious.
Chinese haters – look at the facts. Aliexpress offers us the chance to launch a small side business and sell its products to stupid people. In Nebraska, people are buying my DRAMs like crazy, which I sell at 5x the value of my purchase on my little homepage.
Great and cheap technology. I built a side-business based on Aliexpress and Computer-Chips.
I ordered 4x LiFePO4 batteries (120-280Ah) from four stores via Aliexpress over 2022, but none arrived. At least the money was refunded in each case. Anyone who needs such a battery should not buy through Aliexpress. If the battery price goes up, they don’t deliver or use that as a free credit. Other cheaper stuff, on the other hand, did arrive.
I bought an RC boat from WLTOYS and received it after a suitable delivery time (approx. two weeks). Unfortunately, after using it once(!), the ESC was defective.
I described to the dealer exactly where the problem was and expected a replacement part or a refund.
He just kept claiming that there was no defect. After I had even uploaded a video demonstrating the problem in English to Youtube and sent him the link, the message came that the battery was flat and that they wished me continued enjoyment of the product. I demonstrated that the battery was complete in the video by holding the motor directly against the battery contacts. After the dealer permanently claimed everything was working and did not address the defect immediately, I contacted Aliexpress. They told me that only defective goods could be exchanged. So the game started again: I uploaded everything possible to explain the defect. In the middle of the clarification process, I received a message out of nowhere that the case was now closed. There was no way to get in touch with the case because it was closed.
Amazon or Aliexpress. They are so different.
Cheap and a great choice. Aliexpress 🙂
I buy cheap clothes there for the evening at home. Aliexpress is not that bad. Shein is another option.
I love it. Joe Biden – Americans depend on China. You better find ways to work with them.
Well – it’s become difficult to order things via Amazon and that’s why I’m aware of Aliexpress. I mostly ordered electronic items anyway and the selection on Aliexpress is fantastic.
Buying the same products in Singapur is around 5 to 10 times more expensive than Aliexpress. The smaller the gadget, the higher the margin.
I always order non-safety-related tuning items for my car from Aliexpress. They cost a fraction of what you pay in Switzerland. A friend helps me to install them.
That is a pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that.
Aliexpress is something like Amazon Marketplace. However, people change accounts more often. But I have received everything so far, even from sellers who first whined that the low price was a huge mistake and then changed their name after my purchase 😀 I paid there with Paypal or credit card, I don’t remember. It’s done via aliexpress and is safe as far as it goes.
So far, I have only had good experiences with AliExpress. Everything was as described. However, the delivery times vary considerably. Between one and up to 12 weeks. As a rule, however, it takes about 3-4 weeks.
Aliexpress is great!
At my work, clothes often get broken. So it’s great to be able to buy some on AliExpress.
In general, yes, AliExpress is reputable. But you have to be careful who you buy from. Because, as with eBay, there are also dubious traders on AliExpress who trade in counterfeit goods. If this counterfeit violates trademark law, customs can confiscate and destroy it.
Always happy to get one of these chinese plastic wrapped parcels 🙂
Great blog. Thank you.
Items always arrive, and if there should be any problems, buyer protection takes effect in the best possible way. Free returns etc., are also very easy. Those who scream about fraud etc., have no real idea, I think. They typically live in Holland and are mentally ill citizens who scream for charges etc., at every little thing. No wonder, in Holland, life and the quality of life is inferior anyway. My shipments to my son in Germany always arrive. Greetings from Madagascar ???? I’d like to live on an island where people have a better life than in Holland, where every second citizen is mentally ill.
I love Aliexpress. I often don’t know what I ordered when the little packages come. I am now a Diamond member, and the promotions for this grouping are sometimes just too good to be true. I wouldn’t order clothes, but the office supplies and computer stuff are the same as computer retailers in London.
As a company, we buy our computer parts from Aliexpress, always in ample quantities. Our costs in this area have been substantially reduced.
I have been a customer of AliExpress for over six years and can only report good things! Pay a little attention to who you order from – the reviews of the shop and product help enormously. If there have been problems, the individual shops’ customer service and AliExpress itself have always reacted very accommodatingly and resent goods or refunded the money. I have received fantastic items from almost every product category, especially in the areas of DIY, home decor, fairy lights, and much more.
Yes, shipping takes longer, but that’s normal for overseas shipping from China. Maybe the average German customer is a bit spoiled by Amazon Prime, Zalando and co… Be patient, and don’t go crazy straight away. AliExpress is serious!
I love Aliexpress. Especially in the electronic sector, I like to wait a month until I receive the product and pay a fraction of the price at the electronics shop around the corner.
I love your comment – Roberto :).
Anyway – you know it is coming from China and delivery takes time. However, the products are the same as you get often in Europe. So what is the negativity about?
After getting screwed the very first time I bought a doll, I thought that I had just been unlucky or perhaps I hadn’t taken enough precautions?
So I decided to give it another shot. After all, I am starting a business, I can not stop after the very first setback. So here I am again looking for my favourite doll, comparing and saving web pages and pictures of my favourite ones. That process is fascinating because all the dolls are so beautiful and sexy that you tend to forget that your very first goal should be to find a trustworthy supplier.
The doll is even worst than the first one, and I do not say that lightly. At least the first sex doll that I ordered had the correct head. Now this one has everything wrong: The head, the skin, the skin colour, the wig.
The joints were soooo stiff that I could barely change her body position. She is useless for my business.
I am a diamond member of Aliexpress. The service received is great. Refunds are instant and often there is an additional discount.
The A380 looks very majestic to me.
“Cheap” site, which has low prices, at least until last year. Since one-year shipping has an average cost of about 1 euro, Aliexpress standard shipping goes from 3 to 5 euros. In general, all goods arrived at home, despite long times (1 month and more). Why do they consider Liege in Italy? It’s located in Belgium (when I look about tracking inside this site, they claim goods have just arrived in the destination country, but in reality, they are in Belgium). Then goods get a long “trip” before arriving in my country.
To all the critics: Have a look around your local electronics store and then look for the exact part on Aliexpress. This will show you the margins.
What’s all this business about China products. They are in every device I have at home. Aliexpress is a very good platform for innovative gadgets.
I have been a customer of Aliexpress for a long time, so far always reliable delivery, of course always a slightly longer delivery time, once a different product was delivered, within a concise time the amount was refunded, the wrong product did not need to be returned. I have had quite different experiences with German traders. Contact with the traders has always been super friendly.
I have already ordered several times, and if you accept that it is Chinese goods, I am delighted.
The shipping time is longer than from Germany, but the fact that the items come from the Far East, it’s okay.
I have received everything so far.
Unfortunately, the quality of the goods is primarily unsatisfactory. Clothing should not be ordered – it is pure plastic and does not match the pictures. Such shops should be removed from the offer! Sometimes you get a refund and sometimes it’s even “real leather” and good quality. It’s a matter of luck! Anyway, I only order small items now. An expensive coat that I can only use as a cleaning rag is no longer coming into my house – and this supplier continues to cheat without being stopped! I had to pay another 27€ for the return – no thanks! Never again! (Unfortunately, I can’t select the actual order date of the coat here). In August 2022, it was a blouse made of plastic and in the wrong size that was refunded!