Launched in April 2010, AliExpress is a global retail marketplace targeted at consumers worldwide, many of them located in Russia, the United States and Brazil. The platform enables consumers from around the world to buy directly from wholesalers and manufacturers in China and have access to a wide variety of products at wholesale prices. AliExpress is a business within Alibaba Group.
|Phones & Telecommunication||1.50-3%|
|Paid orders from Tmall||0.40-1.80%|
|All other categories||4.50-7.30%|
IMPORTANT: Cash Back is not available on bulk or wholesale orders or the purchase or redemption of gift certificates.
In many cases, AliExpress will give you an error page when searching for brand names such as “Hermes”, yet there is a workaround to still find your favorite brands on AliExpress. Be creative, start alternating the original brand name with a series of combinations. For example, for the brand name Hermes, use “H brand” or “H belt” or just the letter “H”. This will allow you to find hidden products that you would usually not find otherwise.
Tip: In some cases, including the term “1:1” works as well.
In some cases, it helps to search by product name. For example, you are looking to purchase a Nike shoe, instead of searching for the full name such as “nike free run 5.0” you will only search for “run 5.0” or “free run”.
Now that you know how to find brands in AliExpress, the next step is to find a trustworthy seller. It is extremely important to find a seller with excellent quality products and a high reputation. To achieve this you must take in to consideration the following:
The first thing is to look at the reputation that AliExpress has given the store. You will be able to find this in the top right part of the page. Here you will see either medals (good reputation), diamonds(very good reputation) or crowns (excellent reputation). When clicking on these you will be able to see the average scores out of five that the seller possesses, the categories are quite self explanatory “item as described”, “communication” and “shipping speed”. If the scores are above average they will be displayed in green, if they are below average in red. Needless to say, keep away from the red!
The second aspect to take in to consideration when evaluating a seller are the reviews/ratings and comments posted by the consumers. This will give you a good idea about the quality of the product and the general satisfaction of the buyers. You will also get first hand accounts of shipping speeds, sizes (if they are a bit bigger or smaller than the seller announces), overall quality etc… We generally recommend you keep away from stores that have a rating below 90-92%.