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What is AliExpress and how to get started

AliExpress, also known as 全球速卖通, is a cross-border retail platform owned by the Alibaba Group.

Homepage of AliExpress
Homepage of AliExpress


About AliExpress

AliExpress, also known as 全球速卖通, is a cross-border retail platform owned by the Alibaba Group.

Launched in 2010 by the Alibaba Group, AliExpress facilitates small to medium size merchants and businesses in China to sell products to international online buyers worldwide. It started as a b2b (business to business) buying and selling portal and has since expanded to include b2c (business-to-consumer), c2c (consumer-to-consumer), cloud computing, and payment services. It is now available in over 220 regions and is often used based on a dropship business model.

AliExpress supports sellers internationally
AliExpress supports sellers internationally


How To Get Started On AliExpress

Sell on AliExpress

To sell on AliExpress, follow the steps below:

Step 1. First, create an AliExpress seller account here.

Step 2. Verify your business information by providing a business license, company legal representative ID number, etc.

Step 3. Wait for verification, which takes about 2-5 business days.

Step 4. Set up your store and list products before launching.

Cost To Sell On AliExpress

It is free of charge to open a store on AliExpress. The fee for selling on AliExpress is a low commission of 5-8%, ranging from different product categories, based on actual store transactions, which is below the market rate.

AliExpress sets a low entry bar for small manufacturers and businesses
AliExpress sets a low entry bar for small manufacturers and businesses


Do not have a Chinese entity, Chinese phone number or Chinese ID? We can help!

If you do not have a Chinese entity, Chinese ID, or Chinese phone number, which is essential to get started on AliExpress, 21CloudBox is here to help.

We can provide the necessary supporting documents to get started on AliExpress and walk you through the process. Meanwhile, we will also bring your company, product, and service into full compliance with Chinese law.

Contact us now to learn more about our solutions for doing business in China legitimately!

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