Aliexpress is not new and as a matter of fact, you may be wondering how come i am just coming up with this post now after all these years. Well, the gospel truth is that i haven’t tried using the site until recently and until i get detailed fact, i didn’t want to write anything about it.
Based on the fact that i recently ordered some products on Aliexpress site via risk and using the free delivery service, i got it delivered few days back and i have decided to come up with a full experience to aid those who are thinking whether or not the site deals are legit.
Buying From Aliexpress Market – The Process
It was precisely on the 30th of Last month been september that i made orders for two items on Aliexpress. When trying to buy from the site, there are two things i was looking very much at other than the item am looking at purchasing and that’s the Customers Feedback and Ratings. This two things come to place when looking at not been scammed. If a buyer has been scammed before, he will post a feedback comment which anyone who wants to buy from that seller will see and have a change of heart. The rating clearly states how genuine the seller and the products are. These two things should be put to consideration when buying from any popular online market.
Payment Methods On Aliexpress
Personally, i made payment using my credit card details (Access bank Visa Card precisely) since they do not have PayPal payment method. Before making payments, please be sure that the details in your account are accurate and you have also verified your email address.
Free Shipping On Aliexpress
Yes! I actually choose the free shipping method. Using this method doesn’t require me making any extra payment for the items purchased. Most express shipping services like EMS, DHL and sorts charge pretty high for a common wrist watch. Free shipping was definitely the way to go. However, free shipping ain’t always the best options everytime. If you are choosing to use free shipping service, you should be getting your product in 2 weeks now or maybe more depending on your location. Using paid transporting services like EMS and DHL takes only a matter of days before you receive your product.
How Long Did The Free Shipping Take For Me To Get My Product?
22 days if my calculations are correct! As earlier stated, i placed my orders and made payments on the 30th of September, 2014. I got the items received at the post office here in Lagos Nigeria precisely on the 22nd of October, 2014. Am sure you should be able to do the maths and correct me if i miscalculated.
Requirements Before Been Given Your Product
Since using free shipping, the goods do not get delivered to your doorstep, instead it is delivered to the nearest post office. I don’t know about other countries but in Nigeria, a valid proof of identity is required before collection. Been a Naive at that point, i thought going to the post office with my tracking codes will do but i was wrong. On getting there, i was told to present my ID card. Since i didn’t go with any initially, i had to return home to get my working ID card. Presenting it, it was declined and it was made clear that a Drivers License, National ID Card or an International Passport are the accepted means of identity hence i had to return home again and search for my National ID card before i could get my items.
Am sure you’d like to see what i ordered for right?? Oh well, nothing much. Just a brazer and a wrist watch. Those were the stuffs that were on my mind as at when looking at what to purchase from the site. See the picture before before they were unwrapped by me.
There you have it. My detailed experience with shopping on Aliexpress. If you have any questions as regards shopping on aliexpress, feel free to convey it to me using the comment session and i will reply you. Cheers!