An online marketplace similar to Ebay or Amazon that specializes in low cost items directly from manufacturers in China.
Fashion: women’s clothing, men’s clothing, mobile accessories, jewelry and watches, bags, shoes, kids items, baby products, health & beauty, hair
For the home: computer & office products, consumer electronics, sports & outdoors, home improvement items, home & garden products, toys, furniture
Garage: tools, automotive and motorcycle parts, home & auto maintenance
Where to Enter AliExpress Coupons:
The use of AliExpress Coupons can be a little confusing, here is a quick guide:
To do any shopping with AliExpress you will need to have an account with them. If you don’t already have one it’s easy to set up, if you do log-in before you get started. If you’re creating a new account you’ll get an AliExpress Promo Code for around £3, depending on the exchange rate.
If there is a Coupon available for the item you are adding to the cart there will be a small orange banner under the price that says what the Discount is. Click on the ‘Get Coupons’ link and it will show you what is available. Select ‘Get’ next to the Coupon that you want and it will be added to your account, rather than you needing to copy an AliExpress Promo Code down.
When you get to the shopping cart there will be a checkbox marked ‘Sale’ with a little countdown timer next to it. If not already selected, click on the checkbox to apply the Coupons you have available and you will see your cart total update.
From there you can click on the big red ‘Buy’ button to carry on to the payment and delivery information page. There is a box on this page labeled ‘Promo Code’. If you have a Promo Code, you can use it but just be aware it will cancel out the AliExpress Coupons as they can not be used at the same time. Depending on the Promo Code, it may or may not be a better deal. When you are all done filling in the information, you can click on ‘Place order’ to finalize and submit the order.
AliExpress Savings Tips:
Why is AliExpress so cheap?
On AliExpress you can buy directly from the manufacturer. In other words, you can buy wholesale. The only thing you would need to pay for is shipping. The same products from the same manufacturer will cost more if you buy from a store in the UK because the store will charge a mark-up on the original cost.
Will there be an import tax?
To have items shipped over from other countries, particularly outside the EU, you will need to pay import taxes. In the EU, there’s a VAT of 20% of the cost of the item. Beware of sellers trying to mark the product as a ‘gift’ to circumvent import taxes, it is illegal to do this.
Is AliExpress.com safe?
In terms of data protection, it’s not any less safe than other online retailers like Amazon or eBay. You can secure extra protection by using AliExpress’s Escrow service. It doesn’t allow sellers access to your credit card details and doesn’t pay the seller until you confirm that you’ve received the item.
Help Center: The Customer Service section has a help centre with FAQ and a search function
LiveChat: Click on the ‘Online Service’ button near the bottom of the Help Center to chat with a customer service representative
The refund policy is set by the individual sellers themselves rather than AliExpress so you will need to read it carefully before you order.