Today I will give you some tips, to point out some things to buy on Aliexpress. You probably know this Chinese website, where you can find everything from mobiles to clothes, sneakers, any decoration product. Really, everything you are looking for will be on Aliexpress.
As always when any type of transaction is made through the internet, a series of previous security measures must be taken into account. Not only to prevent theft, but also to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. So let’s see which best Aliexpress products to consider before buying.
Aliexpress, that big mall
Before starting, it is important that you know the operation of Aliexpress. Actually, it is not a store, but rather something like a shopping center. Inside it, you can find different stores, and with it, a multitude of vendors.
Why is this important? Because you may not have a problem with a seller, and with another. It is not the platform’s fault, but the seller in particular; And, if you report it to Aliexpress and explain your case, you will probably get it removed from the page.
How to buy a product?
Before buying anything, always check if the seller is legit. How? Get into all the products it offers, go looking at the notes that other customers have given you, if you have a wide offer, what you do specifically … Thus, you will save the occasional subsequent headache.
Something that you must be very clear before buying any product is that everything, absolutely everything, will be imitations. You are not going to find Nike sports shoes for thirty dollars, nor a Mac lipstick for three dollars. They are probably imitations; In the case of shoes, if they are used for everyday use, they can always be acceptable. In the case of makeup and beauty products, no. But we will go to that later.
When you see something that appeals to you, and that puts it that is branded, be clear that it will be an imitation. Of course, within the criteria of each one is spending thirty dollars instead of ninety in some shoes; but, as advice, if you are going to use them for any type of sport, always look for quality. You could, by improper cushioning, seriously injure yourself.
However, this is not the only problem with imitations…
Indeed, if they detect that your package contains imitation slippers (or any other product), it will automatically remain in customs. It may not happen, of course, but it can also happen. And the Aliexpress seller will not be responsible for the price of a product that he has already sent; that is, you will lose what you have bought, and the corresponding amount.
Customs is that raffle that everyone who decides to buy online plays. Personally, I have been shopping online for years and I have not had any problems yet; however, it could happen. Normally, customs stop very bulky packages, or that exceed twenty-two euros’ worth.
To avoid this, what you can do is ask the seller to divide your order, so that you don’t have to pay for customs fees. For example, if you are going to order products valued at forty euros, send you two packages; probably, the seller does not put any fault, since for him the result will be the same.
If you look for testimonials on the internet, you will not find just one in which they had to pay customs for orders on Aliexpress; although it may seem otherwise, it is a very serious company, and where the problems when buying will be minimal.
Shipping costs and product description
Something you should always check before paying is if the product has shipping costs. Aliexpress is a platform where you can find practically anything without shipping costs, but it is always better to make sure before taking the surprise.
It should be noted that, having no shipping costs, the waiting times until you receive the product at home are almost Send less; We talked about one month at best, and two months at worst. The seller usually indicates, in the shipping method, the maximum days to be extended. The product will be in your home. However, there are others that go down to 45 days; this you have to take into account, since, if in those days it has not arrived, it is best that you claim in case there has been a problem.
In the event that you are in a hurry because your order arrives (maybe a birthday that is approaching too fast), what I always recommend is to select another shipping method. For example, in four or five days you can have at home what you have requested; Of course, you will have to pay it, and the pinching may be important.
Another issue to consider, in addition to possible imitations, customs and shipping costs, is the product description. It may sound obvious, but (especially if you are asking for clothes) it is essential. In the description, everything should appear material, specifications, size, measurements, complementary data … The photographs do not usually correspond to what you will later find, at least not in most cases.
Customer reviews, and beauty or personal care products
In addition to the product description, in that sense it is especially interesting to take into account the opinions that other customers have had, either about that particular buyer or about that specific product.
Normally, in the comments you will find photographs of other clients who have already bought that before you. So, you can see how the product really is, if it corresponds to the description … And, if you buy something that does not convince you at all, the best thing you can do is leave it in a comment, so that all who go after you can see and take into account.