There are more than 10,000 stores registered on the Aliexpress platform, but who operates them and just as important – are they verified?
In this article we reveal who can register Aliexpress stores, what information they need to provide and highlight how a shocking lack of transparency leaves Aliexpress consumers in the dark over who they’re really buying from.
I’m sure you’ve heard of eBay and Amazon, and you’ve probably heard of Alibaba, but what is Aliexpress?
As internet usage continues to rise more and more consumers are shopping online for new products and better prices. This has led to an increase in international ecommerce as people look beyond their own country’s border for that bargain.
The global B2B sourcing platform Alibaba basically has two categories of sellers: Free and Gold. Free sellers usually pay no fees and undergo no checks before they are permitted to use the platform, so no-one in their right mind would source from them.