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AliExpress
AliExpress allows you to purchase from around the world for personal or even business use. There are many wholesalers to manufactures on AliExpress and you can buy items for maybe your own business for your stock or even warehouse if you are lucky enough to have one.

They do also products for back to school for the younger generation from stationary to other useful accessories. AliExpress as becoming popular in many countries and a lot of people prefer to use AliExpress for the China merchants who offer a lot of useful bulk buys accessories and computer equipment.

They do also offer members affiliate options like Amazon associates and click bank. So if you are a blogger or website owners you can potentially earn money from AliExpress by promoting some of the items they have on there website to earn commission off of them. AliExpress as been established business online for a number of years and been proven to be a successful online business.

Pros
  • A very wide range of products you can purchase
  • You can also be an affiliate for them and earn money.
  • Cheap in prices

Cons
  • Long waiting time for products to arrive
  • Be careful who you order from as at times many have had items which are not the same as the picture

Supporters

Anonymous

Good site

It is very good work
Posted by Anonymous on 07-29-2018
overcast

Good price

I have found good set of wholesalers. And also there are lot of products that we don't know about. So you can see that it's always better to work around such sites. I hope their system of adjusting the sellers and buyers work around. It seems like a good option.
Posted by overcast on 08-09-2018
Barida

Great for a beginner.

Yeah, it is definitely going to be a difficult choice for me to make choice when it is between eBay and AliExpress as I have made use of both and must confess that they are really good e-commerce sites. The thing about picking AliExpress is that you are going to make cheaper purchases from them as they have varities of good products at an affordable price.
Posted by Barida on 08-01-2018
Martinsx

Best for Asian countries

There are some part of the world that have the best online store that offers the best deal when it comes to buying items from such online store. So, when looking at making any purchase with Asian countries, AliExpress happens to be the best to be used for such purchase.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-29-2018
Kakashi2020

AliExpress

I'm living n Southeast Asia and since AliExpress is a Chinese company it's near my country making the prices cheaper than eBay. Actually alot of products being sold at eBay and Amazon has its sources from AliExpress. It's because a lot of Chinese made products are cheaper, you can save 50 percent by using AliExpress.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 07-29-2018
amelia88

Fantastic prices

Aliexpress have such a wide range of products at really great prices. The stuff I have purchased from them has been good value for money, which I have appreciated.
Posted by amelia88 on 07-31-2018
mark86

Best deals

Ali express is better than Ebay. Selling in Ebay quite confusing and they are so many restrictions unlike in Al express all are smooth transactions.
Posted by mark86 on 08-06-2018

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eBay
eBay is a buying and selling website similar to Amazon members all over the world use eBay. The UK uses the eBay.co.uk while USA members use the eBay.com. eBay is a successful buying and selling website giving members the choices to buy from other members or sell there own items online.

You have a choice some items allow you to purchase straight away while some you have to bid against other members across eBay and this is one of the popular ways on eBay by bidding. Winning the paid is awesome depending on how many members you go against and how much you are potentially bidding for the certain item in question.

eBay has reached a massive success over the past few years and has become the 2nd best e-commerce store online. So if you have something very rare in your possession from old fashion radios, consoles, games maybe antiques then put them on eBay you will be surprised on how much you can actually get the success of a sale if anyone is watching your listing.

Pros
  • One of the top e-commerce sites online next to Amazon
  • Very popular and can bid on items and easy to sell your own items.

Cons
  • Can be scammed easily on eBay so be careful - Make sure you try to get something from someone with honest reviews.
  • If you want to sell your products you have a budget on how much you can sell, you can contact them to lift this to much higher earnings.

Supporters

cmoneyspinner

American Shoppers Prefer eBay (I Think)

From a seller's point of view, I have tried my hand at using eBay but not with much success. My son had success as a seller but he started complaining about an increase in fees or something like that.

I don't know much about AliExpress except that I see it everywhere. I'll count that as a good sign. I'll also count the positive comments made here as another good sign.

However, as an American shopper or buyer, based on one of the comments below that better bargains can be found on eBay and the fact that AliExpress does not use PayPal, I think, eBay is better.

Posted by cmoneyspinner on 08-07-2018
MomoStarr16

All i know is ebay

I am comfortable with this that is why I am voting for this. Sure and fast transactions always.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 08-09-2018

Comments

babyright
The AliExpress site is a very good site to make purchase of any product online and their products are of high quality and they are very cheap and affordable to get online.
Posted by babyright on 07-28-2018
vinaya
The problem I have with Aliexpress is regarding payment method. I use paypal for making a purchase, I am not very comfortable using my cards. However, on aliexpress I cannot find too many merchants accepting paypal. They have alipay as payment option which almost work like paypal, however I do not use alipay.
Posted by vinaya on 08-05-2018
lovely
I have not really come around to use Aliexpress like eBay though I have read about it but it haven't used it.EBay is more accommodatinng and as big as Amazon. people can easily list their items on it for sale.it really a good site but great buying and selling.
Posted by lovely on 07-29-2018
vinaya
Aliexpress is owned by alibaba, the same company that also ownes baidu, the second most used search engines. Customers for aliexpress are not just the Chinese but also people from around the world. Aliexpress is good site to outsource products.
Posted by vinaya on 08-09-2018
Martinsx
From the reviews that I have read on several articles online about eBay, it is as good as any other online stores. Be it Amazon, AliExpress, Konga, Jumia etc, eBay is equally a good online store as well.
Posted by Martinsx on 07-29-2018
vinaya
I have used ebay but not aliexpress. I have never used Amazon, however, when ever I have to buy online, I always go to ebay. One of the best things I like about ebay is paypal payment. Since you pay via paypal, you can get refund if you don't receive the right product or do not receive the product. I have been refunded many times.
Posted by vinaya on 08-10-2018
jaymish
I actually prefer Ali Express. And Ebay gets some of their staff from Ali Express and never the other way round. In my opinion this is not even a comparison. Ali Express is a site that has direct access to manufacturers. You can get things that are both cheap and expensive. You can get a wider variety of goods. Ebay on the other hand acts like a broker. You use it to sell your goods and it facilitates your transactions. Ali Express all the way for me.
Posted by jaymish on 07-29-2018
vinaya
I have never used aliexpress and when I want to buy something online, I will always buy from ebay. Even when I am buying from Chinese sellers, I will always buy from ebay instead of Aliexpress. One of the reasons why I buy on ebay is because of paypal payment. I thonk paypal payment is the most secured payment system.
Posted by vinaya on 08-01-2018
MomoStarr16
Your description about their differences are totally right. They should never get to be in a poll like they are same thing. But maybe this poll wants to know what we use the most.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 08-15-2018
NesMarcos
I have been purchasing from both however I like Ali Express way better because the products are cheaper and in good quality. Also, the delivery period is strictly followed though I know that when the products are shipped, the sellers have no control of it however, I appreciate how they strictly monitor their products and they make sure that the orders are delivered to their customers in good condition.
Posted by NesMarcos on 07-31-2018
vinaya
I do not have buying experience from Aliexpress, however, I check this site when I have to find products. When I make a comparision of Aliexpress products and the products on ebay. I always find ebay cheaper (if the ebay seller is Chinese). I am thinking about Aliexpress dropshipping.
Posted by vinaya on 08-01-2018
fishbate
Well in terms of variety and cost i'll have to choose Aliexpress. I have compared lots of items between the two and most of the items that are seen in Aliexpress are more cheaper than ebay. It maybe the difference between tax and production cost but as far as i'm concern they are both the same product.
Posted by fishbate on 07-31-2018
Martin
Ebay is a great platform but Aliexpress has more benefits. Getting connection to chinese manufacturers enables one to get the products direct from source. It is also pretty convenient to get items in bulk from them.
Posted by Martin on 08-01-2018
vinaya
If you check the products of chinese seller on ebay and the aliexpress products you will find products on ebay cheaper. paypal payment is also not available on aliexpress. I always try to use paypal because it has buyer protection.
Posted by vinaya on 08-01-2018
overcast
I think ebay seems to have some market. But for the dropshipping. I think it's better to go with the aliexpress. I have found out that part to be very much true. And that means it can be really good option to invest the time and money on those things. Aliexpress seems to have a lot of better sellers. And it's easy to learn the process to be either buyer or seller.
Posted by overcast on 08-10-2018
vinaya
Many people on ebay are doing dropshipping and they are using aliexpress. Aliexpress is a good site to outsource products for your own store of dropshipping business. I am also thinking to do aliexpress dropshipping.
Posted by vinaya on 08-15-2018
ion
I never been try to purchase in alibaba, most of the time on ebay and in our local online shopping site. The thing I really like about the ebay is there're a lot of second hand products which is not really overused and in very affordable price. I know nothing about alibaba, thanks for your comments, now I got something.
Posted by ion on 08-12-2018
superlicca
Aliexpress is more accessible to any country around the world and offers lower prices while eBay is blocked by other regions or countries and products are more expensive. Although eBay is more familiar compared to Aliexpress, items on eBay store can be also found on Aliexpress.
Posted by superlicca on 08-13-2018
vinaya
I have never bought o aliexpress, however, when ever I have to buy online I go to ebay. I have compared the price on both of these sites and I always find the price on alixpress a way higher yhan ebay price even if the ebay seller is also a Chinese seller. I hear that if you buy in bulk on aliexpress you get discounts and if you buy again from the same seller, you also get recurring discounts. That's why many people oursource from aliexpress.
Posted by vinaya on 08-14-2018
ballyhara
My personal experience with both have been terrible. On Ebay, someone ended up cloning some facts from my card, and taking the rest of the money, it took a lot of time for them to have my money back. Aliexpress is the king of false pictures, you order something that is completely different to what you get. Honestly, the best one is Amazon, I've had some issues with them too, but in the end they solve the problem, and get exactly what I order.
Posted by ballyhara on 08-13-2018