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 for 2020.

Click here to access AliExpress in English!

AliExpress in English

Here is a shopping guide in April, 2020 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 [] 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!

Questions or problems using AliExpress?
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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!

        • Looks like your IP is either from Romania or Austria — obviously AliExpress has detected your location completely wrong. If the “Go to Global Site (English)” link on the upper right corner doesn’t work for you — I would try a different browser or different IP address (internet connection).

      • The link on the top of this page: “Click here to access AliExpress in English!” is the access to AliExpress in Russian.

  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.


    • 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 of what you are seeing?

      These are the available languages. The main website at 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 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!

    • If it’s redirecting you to — you would need to use the global site link, because it falsely thinks you are located in Spain. Does it work for you?

  9. The link up top takes me to AliExpress in Russian. I even tried searching for AliExpress in English and none come up English now. I know I have looked at this site before in English, but something has to be going on. You can not get AliExpress to come out English at all. Very annoying.

    • I do understand that it is rather annoying — what the website is trying to do is to detect your language based on the location of your internet connection. Something at which it is not very good at unfortunately..

      After everything fails, please try the “Go to Global Site (English)” link in faded letters, on the top right corner of the home page. This is what’s working for me.

      Also potentially another internet connection could also fix the issue.. please, let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks!

    • It falsely thinks you are located in Russia.. sorry. Are you able to change to the English Global version of the site at all? Or does it change back to Russian after changing it to English? Please, any details would help a lot. Trying another web-browser is also worth a try. Thank u for asking & good luck!

  10. I will immediately buy a tattoo body art poster, but I don’t understand what selling it in “1 PIECE” means. Does buying 1 piece mean, I’m buying the entire 24″x35″ poster? Or, since this is a home wall decore art poster, do I have to buy MORE than 1 piece? I need to know how MUCH I’m going to be paying. Please contact me. Thank you.

    • Hi William, thanks for your message. You need to get in touch with the seller directly to inquire about the store products — have you tried the “contact now” link on the product details page?

  11. This is by far one of the most CORRUPT companies on the internet . There is NO customer service. Their policies sound good on line but are nothing if not adhered to. My experience has been a nightmare . I have not received items ordered and have NEVER been issued the refund promised.

  12. I hav recommended by the Alie Expresse,i make comleted all Details necessary,and at the end of this Story,i bekome this answer : Your secure page is not sure.For wathe why is due to.You can surely understood,that i am fretful become.

  13. I ordered something from Carl Zhu . Almost 5 months and did not receive the item. Would like a response in english Please help

  14. I am putting in my CC information to process payment, it keeps telling me coupon not accepted. I take off the $4.00 coupon and it keeps giving me same error. I am unable to have processed so I can’t order. My CC is good.

  15. What a load. David, I’m In Australia. Just signed up and the site is in RUSSIAN.. There is NO Global Website link as shown at top right or anywhere, and English is NOT listed amongst the available languages. Stop reading from your dam script and tell your incompetent superiors that the site is seriously broken, and obviously this happens to MANY new users. I joined expecting to have a better than xBay experience, and instead I get programming incompetence and a site that no longer works – it worked fine until I dam well logged in.
    Seriously, this is BEYOND dumb. I won’t be back as your management clearly doesn’t give a shit, and that doesn’t bode well for a website like this..

  16. The link takes me to a polish version. Every time I go to the Engklish home page for Ali Express, as soon as I start clicking on products there, the language switches to Polish, Russian, Arabic, Spanish or others and I can’t view any apge in English unless i right cklick for my browser to translate each and every page. It sucks!

  17. What the fu*ck, why is my Aliexpress only in Russian language?!?!? All of a sudden! If I go to “Global Site (English)” the item I am interested (and is in Russian) is gone! And next time it is in Russian AGAIN !

  18. Tiszta cirkusz az egész!!!!!Angolul elérhetetlen.Akármit csinálok,csak az orosz jelenik meg.Az árak is össze vissza vannak kimutatva.Úgy látszik AliExpresnek nem érdeke a megoldás.Sajnálom,mert vásároltam volna.