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AliExpress.com in English! — Direct Links & Shopping Guide

I think that the Chinese AliExpress is one of the most interesting e-commerce websites in todays global world. With a unique level of consumer protection, it’s filled with opportunities. See the link for direct access to the store in English.

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AliExpress in English

Here is a shopping guide for English speakers.

AliExpress – Background

AliExpress is a well known subsidiary of the “Alibaba Group Holding Ltd”. Just a year after their first test site launch in 2009, more than 5 million products had been sold on the online retail service platform.

In the AliExpress of today, buyers from 200 countries can browse more than 9.5 million products from over 10,000 Chinese export and manufacture businesses. The site’s popularity includes their standing as the most visited e-commerce website in Russia.

AliExpress – How it Works

AliExpress is an e-commerce platform that is used for business to consumer transactions, connecting Chinese trading companies with buyers from all over the world. AliExpress separates itself from the parent company, “Alibaba” which deals with custom large quantity orders for the retail market. Instead, the focus is on low volume transactions of stocked products. Meaning that they simply act as the middleman between a buyer and a seller by providing the necessary marketplace infrastructure.

To ensure trust with sellers, AliExpress has put special emphasis on consumer protection and methods to boost buyer confidence. The sellers receive reviews, both in written form and with a five star ranking system.

But most importantly, transaction can be disputed if the product is unsatisfactory. This is done by holding the funds in an escrow until the product has been received and inspected by the buyer. In this way an exceptional level of consumer confidence has been created, largely promoting to the success of the company.

AliExpress – in English

The website is now fully available in the English language. Also the service has been translated to several languages such as Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, French. Additionally easy translation options are offered to many other common languages. Affordable international delivery is also available to most countries throughout the world.


Созданная в 2010 году торговая площадка [AliExpress.com] представляет собой интернет-магазин розничной торговли товаров в основном небольших китайских компаний, предлагающих продукцию онлайн покупателям по всему миру. AliExpress является самой посещаемой торговой площадкой в России. Сайт доступен на многих языках, включая русский!

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  1. I received a new CC but Aliexpress won’t allow me to cancel out my old number and replace it with my new number. How do I go about changing numbers ?

    • Which payment method are you using? Can you make a completely new order with the new credit card number? I believe only Alipay stores the CC details.

      Please, let me know some more specifics and I’ll try my best to help you out.

  2. I order in late November early December crystal rhinestones and two other items for a wedding I’m doing and one of the items just showed up. Guess what? It’s the wrong item. The wedding is one month away. I don’t have time to wait on a correction or time to play this catch me if you can game. This casted me $25.
    Where’s the contact number? I want to speak with a person who speaks English.

    • Sorry to hear about your experience. I’m afraid they don’t have an English language number to call and the chat isn’t much of a help either. The system is pretty much designed so that you need to contact the seller directly. Or open a dispute to return the item and get a refund.

    • Sure Rahman. Just check the link on the top of this page. Or if you need any other help, just let me know and I’ll do my best to help. Thanks!

  3. how do i get back to the english site it was in english and i clicked on something on a sidebar now it keeps coming up in chinese and I can not read it

  4. I was shopping fine on AliExpres, some how it change language by it self, how do I get the AliExpress, on English Language, some how it come up in Russian Language, please help, I want to pay for the items, but I’m not going to pay when I cant understand what it say. Thank you

  5. It Is very complected system to change the language.I was change the setting many times to translate the language other to English, but from 2nd page it goes to same .please help me

  6. There is a big problem here. It seems many of us are having problems getting Aliexpress in English. I really like the site, but as another person commented, I’m not going to order if I can’t understand what they’re talking about.

    PLEASE HELP US

    • Could you please show me a screenshot of what the whole page looks like for you and I will be glad to do my best to help you.

    • In which language do you see it in? Can you upload a screenshot to postimg.org of what you are seeing?

      These are the available languages. The main website at aliexpress.com is English.

      AliExpress Multi-Language Sites

  7. Still no way to get site in English!!!
    It goes in Russian and no English to select.
    Their Russian is awful. How Russians can understand
    this crap

    • Thanks for the feedback. Which browser/device are you using?

      I’ve tested Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome on desktop. If you have a Russian IP address, it will first forward you to their Russian version of the website. There you have a link on the top right to change to English (see pic below.)

      Or you can use the direct link provided on the top of this article.

      AliExpress in Russian language

      Also mobile browsers, Safari & Chrome on iOS is the same. You have a menu on the top left corner from where you can select the language.

      AliExpress Mobile Version in Russian

    • If the link provided in this article doesn’t work for you, – can you see the link to the English version on the top right corner of the page?

      Or please provide more details like the website URL that you are being forwarded to, or just send a screenshot with postimg.org and I’ll do my best to help.

    • Hi Mike. I can try to help if you can go through and explain the steps that lead to your problem. Thanks.

  8. Your link takes me to an AliExpress website in Arabic. I only tried this website today because I haven’t been able to get to an English-speaking AliExpress website for the last four months. I really miss AliExpress! I have NEVER been disappointed with your products! I hope there is a fix for this!