AliExpress is a private online shopping industry founded in the year 2010. With its headquarters located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China with one of the key people as Daniel Zhang. Their official website is it was launched in 2010.
AliExpress is an online retail service that is made up of small businesses in China and offers products to international online buyers. It is the 10th most popular website in Russia. This platform facilitates small business to sell to customers all over the world just like the Amazon.

A user can find almost anything for sale as sellers are independent, and they use AliExpress as a host to sell to customers and other business.

Just like eBay, sellers on this platform can be either companies or individuals. AliExpress is very different from Amazon because it acts only as an e-commerce platform and doesn’t sell products directly to consumers.

This is also known as a business to business, buying and selling portal. It promotes business to business, customer to customer cloud computing and payment services. AliExpress is presently in the English, Dutch, and Spanish, Polish, French, Russian and Portuguese language. Consumers outside these countries are served with the English version of the service.


Customers in mainland China are not allowed to buy from this platform, even though all members all retailers are from China.

Categories of items sold on AliExpress

  • Women’s clothing and accessories
  • Men’s clothing and accessories
  • Cell phones and telecommunications
  • Computer and office
  • Consumer electronics
  • Jewelry accessories
  • Home and garden
  • Luggage and bags
  • Hair extensions and wig
  • Shoes
  • Mother and kids
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Beauty and health
  • Watches
  • Toys and hobbies
  • Wedding and event
  • Novelty and special use
  • Motorcycles and automobiles
  • Lights and lighting
  • Home improvement
  • Security and protection

Buyer protection

AliExpress ensures that you shop with confidence, that why it provides guarantees that make sure you receive your item on time and as described.

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy on AliExpress;

  1. When you initiate a dialogue with the seller, you will be provided with discounts from their products.
  2. Low prices on the entire range of products.
  3. When you purchase an item and your purchase is sent you will receive a tracking number in your personal account that will help you trace the location of your item.
  4. There is a wish list in your personal account where you can add your favorite products and get messages by email when the products will be at cut rates.