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.

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

  • 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



Good site

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

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


eBay used to be the preferred market, however with the rise of AliExpress and it's prices, things have changed. AliExpress is definitely better in some aspects, because you can find a lot of products for a cheaper price. There are some negative qualities of their products, because you sometimes don't know what you're gonna get when you order, but it's the same for eBay too.
Posted by manmad on 09-27-2018

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

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


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
I would have to agree with you. Mostly products from other online shops and platforms came from AliExpress and they are indeed a lot cheaper. Truly a wholesalers choice!

More accessible here

Shipping fees are lower compared to eBay's because of my location. I find the payment options easy too compared to eBay. I think eBay is kinda similar to Amazon which is catered for people who live within the United States.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 09-09-2018

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

More products, more variety.

It might take a lot of time for my orders to come but why I like about AliExpress is the the variety of products that I can purchase with more reasonable prices. Some sellers also give discounts which is very helpful. However, there's a bunch of fake products that are being sold on AliExpress so always be careful and read feedbacks from buyers before ordering.
Posted by jaybee19 on 10-09-2018

Aliexpress, indeed!

I would have to say Aliexpress is a better deal than Ebay. It is way cheaper, and provide the best scheme for their customers. Items are always available on their site and they provide the best experience for their shoppers.
Posted by NesMarcos on 10-09-2018

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

Cheap price

I believed it is cheaper compare to eBay. It have also many options to choose from. More reliable compare to eBay.
Posted by Zelmontero on 09-13-2018

Cheaper and More Variety

I like how they feature a lot of variety of products, enabling their customer more products to choose from. I love how they arrange their products that is more user friendly and not cluttery to the eyes. You can compare prices and read reviews so you can choose from more reliable seller with the cheapest price. I also love they customer support system that is always available anytime you need them. I also feel more secure shopping here than any other platform. They also feature easy payment scheme for their customers.
Posted by anchoreztin on 09-15-2018


I vote for AliExpress. The prices are cheaper. There are many products you can choose from.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-19-2018


Between the two, I would opt with Aliexpress. Why do you ask? I have been scammed on eBay before, I paid for it, and the product didn't arrive. I tried contacting the seller, nothing. It's okay if the item is as cheap as a mouse pad, but what I bought is priced for $100. I told myself that I would never buy on the platform ever again.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-04-2018


I used to like Ebay, however, I discovered AliExpress and I must say that I find it better. There are a lot of products and a variety of them. Aside from that, the fact that there are cheaper prices is a plus. I am glad that I found AliExpress.
Posted by theresajane on 10-10-2018

Better for prices and availability

I used to be a regular user of eBay, but once I was introduced to Aliexpress' superior UI, better offers and wider choice, I now rarely go back to eBay. Sure sometimes shipping times can be a bit of a hassle, but you are always getting amazing deals with cheap shipping and pretty good quality. Plus I feel like tracking is better on AliExpress.
Posted by SevenCatsInn on 10-10-2018


When I heard about AliExpress in Nigeria i have been trying to buy goods from EBay which I find very difficult especially for shipping the product down to my country, but with AliExpress i can now order at a cheaper rate and receive my product in my local post office within few hours depending on shipper.

I find AliExpress trustworthy and reliant because of the open dispute policy for goods that may be rejected by the customer, or damaged product.

Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-12-2018

Ali-express for me

I have my doubts ordering online in these two platforms. My problem is that whatever I see in the picture has a 50-90% inaccurate to the real item. The deliveries are often late too. But between these two I would prefer Ali express. Because the prices are cheaper, I don't lose as much if I don't get what I ordered. Plus, Ali express had bloomed over the years, expanding its merchandise to almost anything. There are a lot of interesting gadgets that are worth the dollar if they're real.
Posted by emiaj55 on 10-17-2018

good site

I have ordered in aliexpress a lot of times and it is really accommodating and very fast.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-30-2018

Best prices

Comparing to Ebay, Aliexpress prices are cheaper. Number of variety of similar products may found.The advantage of Ebay is product will arrive faster than AliExpress
Posted by csk81 on 10-31-2018


Aliexpress is currently emerging online shop where it gets even more popular. It is the modern online shop that offers more choices at an even cheaper price. It's popularity will even be more through the years.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-10-2018

Great shop through feedback

I haven't actually used this site but my uncle did. He compared it to eBay and made me realize some things in AliExpress are way better, treats the items with care and are well package which is what I want especially if I'm going to order something online. AliExpress also ships items that are unique and are quite extravagant to find in my opinion. Would I use AliExpress in the future? For sure I will without a doubt.
Posted by YoloBoy on 11-07-2018

More Products

I always buy products form AliExpress but I always make sure I purchase from reliable sellers by checking the Feedback section. What I also like in AliExpress is that everything you need is there!
Posted by clarisseblogs on 11-15-2018

eBay is a buying and selling website similar to Amazon members all over the world use eBay. The UK uses the while USA members use the 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.




I think Ebay is more popular these days. I have not tried Aliexpress yet and don't know much of it. Yes, it's true that there's some products that may be a scam but this goes to almost all of the online sites. Before purchasing any item online, make sure to check the specs, the size, and also the reviews.
Posted by Anonymous on 09-12-2018

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

more known

I am voting for Ebay just because it is the more known brand between the two and it has been in business for longer. I know Aliexpress is also a good brand but there are still a lot of sellers there that make choosing products a bit difficult. Still, I think both are eager to protect their customers but I just trust ebay a bit more since it has had a longer time to fix its problems.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-10-2018


I prefer Ebay. I think at times the prices for some things can be a bit high, but that's what the search function is for. You can search for multiple sellers who're selling the same item. Gather info on pricing, and then figure out which seller you'd like to purchase from.
Posted by NickJ on 11-14-2018

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


It is well known and successful. I have had the pleasure to use it. I have not used the other one.
Posted by stbrians on 08-25-2018


If we want to sell somethig we must go to a site that has a great popularity and also if were a buyer we want to explore the market to canvass the chewpest price of the things we want to buy. In order to do those things eBay is here to serve us of course even all of the resselling or online shops cannot guarantee a 100% that transaction will be safe that's why it is our responsibility and we must take part of it.
Posted by Gilgamesh on 10-04-2018

Just seems more accessible

I know next to nothing about Ali Express, which is probably why I would look to eBay EBay has a higher profile. I do acknowledge the potential for scammers, but you can also find some great bargains.
Posted by HappyLady on 10-09-2018


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
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
Considering that Paypal is the largest depository and remittance center for the internet there should always have Paypal for any big site. I think that will be a disadvantage for AliExpress if they don’t use Paypal. Anyway I have noticed that eBay is losing its toehold on the popularity of e-commerce. Maybe eBay needs to innovate because they are losing their clients to the competitors.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-12-2018
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 really a good site but great buying and selling.
Posted by lovely on 07-29-2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I've just recently started using Aliexpress and wow, I'm impressed. The only downside is obviously the delivery time which can often be up to a month but besides that it's amazing. The prices, the services, the quality... you just have to always read the reviews and look at the ratings.
Posted by Mehano on 08-29-2018
AliExpress is the source of a lot of products being sold in eBay. Middlemen outsource their products from AliExpress and then sell yhem on eBay. If you're in need to find a good and cheap product to sell and profit on, then AliExpress is one if not the best platform to find one.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 09-02-2018
I am thinking of getting certain products manufactured in china and this would make me go the aliexpress way. I do not have the funds to travel to the site so it means I have to settle on online means.
Posted by Martin on 09-13-2018
I choose AliExpress than eBay. Their products are much cheaper more than the ones in eBay. I would recommend to all my friends to buy from AliExpress.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-19-2018
It looks like China is trying to take over the economy of the world. I know that eBay is still the number 1 but for sure AliExpress will be catching up especially within Asian countries. The delivery is faster and cheaper because it is nearer and they are showing their kind of good service so as to get new clients.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-20-2018
Besides, AliExpress has much more items accessible than eBay since it basically sellers things that are delivered from territory China, paying little mind to the shopper request. In the event that you are searching for a thing that is particular or specialty, this might be your most logical option.
Posted by jetselle on 10-08-2018
Aliexpress is also the choice of a lot of drop-shippers worldwide. I know a few ones who use the platform and has been successful in the business. Although eBay is excellent for auctions when you have in possession of something that can be a lot of value for many. List it on their site then set it for sale, wait for bids, and earn big.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 10-20-2018
Though I voted for Aliexpress, I must say that I have to alsp commend Ebay. I first knew of Ebay and I pnce liked them. It has helped a lot of people, both its workers and its customers that they have to be recognized too.
Posted by theresajane on 10-26-2018
I haven't tried ebay before but I have ordered in aliexpress a lot of times and they don't disappoint me.
Posted by nrnlss on 11-30-2018