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- What is AliExpress?
- How does AliExpress work?
- Is AliExpress Legit?
What is AliExpress?
- Business to Business (B2B) transactions
- Business to Consumer (B2C) transactions
- Consumer to Consumer (C2C) transactions
- Payment gateways
- Cloud computing
- Banking services
What’s the difference between AliExpress and Alibaba?
- Alibaba has a minimum purchase amount – you need to buy in bulk. AliExpress has a bulk or individual option
- AliExpress offers fast shipping via air. Alibaba only offers to ship by boat.
- Alibaba has manufacturers and suppliers from around the world. AliExpress is solely Chinese suppliers and manufacturers.
How does AliExpress work?
Is AliExpress Legit?
Is AliExpress legit? – Staying safe.
There are a few other ways you can spot a dodgy retailer on AliExpress.
- Their product photography is inconsistent – It’s a good practice for anyone in e-commerce to use high-quality photos and multiple shots from all angles. But if your AliExpress supplier has photos of products that are slightly different, that means inconsistency.
- Their descriptions are over the top and/or vague – If a seller is using fancy graphics and over the top design to wow you in their product description, they’re probably doing so for a reason
- They’re based in Fijuan – That’s not to say that everyone from this area is a con artist, but there seem to be more suppliers that come out of this town that creates negative reviews than any other.
- They offer a huge range of products – a jack of all trades but a master of none. Anyone trying to cater to please everyone is bound to fall short somewhere. Buy from a supplier that specializes in a small range of products.
- They don’t respond to questions – of course, if you don’t get a response to your question within 3 days, that should set alarm bells ringing
- They don’t list where they’re based – Factories close down after going bankrupt, only to open up again the next town over. Are these companies you want to do business with?
- They claim they sell brand names – is a manufacturer from the Beirwangziang province really going to be selling Louis Vuitton and Nike products?
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