Aliexpress.com - Reliable dropshipping site?

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kieran-hurley
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10 Oct 13 09:51:03 pm
is Link hidden: Login to view a trusted site for drop shipping ??

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sethhelton0422
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12 Oct 13 02:47:29 pm
Not sure but I think they may be connected with wmsclothing.com. After doing some research on wmsclothing.com, it took me to the site you are referring to, aliexpress.com. I can't find anything later than 2011 for wmsclothing.com. I wish the reviews had dates on them. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer.

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ktoli
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13 Oct 13 01:59:17 am
Regarding Seth's reply

Go to:

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There you can vote on someone's suggestion in regards to dates on reviews or add a suggestion or comment.

Have not used AliExpress yet.


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14 Oct 13 05:27:45 am
kieran-hurley wrote:is Link hidden: Login to view a trusted site for drop shipping ??


Hello Kieran,

Aliexpress.com is a subsidiary of [url=Link hidden: Login to view which we do not recommend using and likewise we also cannot recommend AliExpress to you or any of our members.

It's actually hard to check supplier backgrounds on both sites so chances are you cannot verify if the supplier is legitimate or not before actually using them.

Hope this helps!


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14 Oct 13 05:31:39 am
ktoli wrote:Hi

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There you can vote on someone's suggestion in regards to dates on reviews or add a suggestion or comment.

Have not used AliExpress yet.


Hello ktoli,

Sorry but Feedback.salehoo.com would not be a good forum to address Kieran's question. Please note that posts on our Feedback forums should be for feature requests, like what you want added to SaleHoo directory or to the Market Research Labs or to your SaleHoo Stores.

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14 Nov 13 01:02:29 am
richellemonfort thats very interesting you say you cant recommend them. I have used both Alibaba and Aliexpress, and both have been fine. The products have always arrived quickly with a minimum of fuss. I highly recommend using both

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14 Nov 13 01:42:12 am
general-grievous7 wrote:richellemonfort thats very interesting you say you cant recommend them. I have used both Alibaba and Aliexpress, and both have been fine. The products have always arrived quickly with a minimum of fuss. I highly recommend using both


We're glad that you've had good dealings with both sites, however the fact remains that we are not able to recommend them. The reason is, while both sites can be a great resource buyers, you are not dealing with the sites themselves. You are dealing with independent suppliers within the sites, not with Alibaba or Aliexpress.

These are simply B2B business directories and as with all B2B sites, you will find a mix of both good and bad suppliers. When doing any business on these types of sites, you have to research the supplier you want to do business with, not the site itself. So if we were to recommend aliexpress or any other B2B site such as Alibaba, DH Gate and so on, we would be making a general sweeping recommendation of every supplier in their directories, and that's something no one should do.


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14 Nov 13 05:12:15 pm
Marc, you are totally on target.

My company has used Alibaba in the past to help us find product but that's all they do. They're
in the business of putting buyer and seller together. For the most part we have had good luck but when you are dealing with Alibaba it's important that you do your homework and be careful.

It would be doing the members of this group a disservice to do a blanket recommendation of all the suppliers in their directory.

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paul1978
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14 Nov 13 11:00:29 pm
i have used aliexpress several times, they are very similar to the like of dhgate and other chinese platforms.

as a rule stick to stores with high scores and pay via the escrow service.

be aware that almost all of the products are clones and do not buy any branded goods expecting the real thing.

just out of interest what are you sourcing?

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general-grievous7
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15 Nov 13 08:38:16 am
Fair enough Marc. Good response

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spiritwind
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15 Nov 13 08:40:54 pm
For the most part i have had good luck with aliexpress. But you have to be careful, not all stores are reliable shippers. Just recently my items were shipped to the wrong address. And some suppliers just go to the manufacture and buy direct then send it to you with out going through the items.

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14 Dec 13 11:18:59 am
I will not recommend aliexpress at all and the reasons are:
- Shipping time 15-20 days and delivery time 40-60 days.
- Product Size issues
- you cant catch them if they are wrong or whatever.

Positive side of aliexpress:
You can buy cheap stuff from there and if you have patience then it will arrive for sure before you die. ;) :D


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21 Dec 13 07:20:30 am
kieran-hurley wrote:is Link hidden: Login to view a trusted site for drop shipping ??


I have used Aliexpress in the past and found one or two reliable suppliers (not really wholesale prices, but they were low-priced goods anyway).

But on the whole I discovered that finding wholesalers on Aliexpress and Alibaba is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. They all say "we're wholesalers and or manufacturers." Most of them are NOT. They are retailers of retailers of retailers!!! I have spent countless hours researching on both sites and I can honestly say most of my hard work was fruitless.

Salehoo thus far - after ONE DAY, has yielded more potential suppliers than 2-3 years regular searching of Aliexpress and Alibaba. They should both be re-named Aliretail or Ali-lemons (that what they are!).


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22 Dec 13 08:17:39 pm
Hi James and welcome to the forum.

Always good to see members experiences with various sites, helpful for new members to read.


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treats.market
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26 Dec 13 08:37:33 pm
Read this blogs, it's very helpful for importing from china
andrewminalto.com/alibaba-scam-exposed/
andrewminalto.com/how-to-import-products-from-china/

All the bast

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martinpfoto
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27 Dec 13 01:47:42 pm
I use aliexpress for drop, no problems!

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giovanfaro
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22 Jan 14 11:12:45 pm
Hi! martinpfoto could you share your supplyer?
I don't mind use it as long this supplyer be honest,
Best regards.
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