⚠️ Updated AliExpress Coupons and Promotion Codes:
- 1 First step: register on AliExpress and get a welcome coupon, as well as a promotional coupon
- 2 How to find products with shipping to the USA on AliExpress
- 3 Before buying, read the description and specifications of the product
- 4 Payment methods accepted for AliExpress USA
- 5 Shippings: How do they work for the United States
- 6 How to open a dispute on AliExpress if you have a problem with your order
- 7 Frequent doubts and questions when buying on AliExpress from the USA
- 8 Is it safe to buy on AliExpress from the United States?
Did you know that it is very easy to buy on AliExpress from the USA? It is becoming more and more common to buy online, and AliExpress has the advantage of offering very low prices for quality Chinese brand products. They ship all over the world for free (or almost), and they have more and more benefits to adapt to the needs of users in different countries.
Today we will explain everything about how to buy from the USA: shipping methods, payment methods, customs matters, and more. To access AliExpress USA, click here.
First step: register on AliExpress and get a welcome coupon, as well as a promotional coupon
The first step to buy on AliExpress is to register with your email to create an account. All your orders will be registered, and you can also save your favorite products. Also, if you are a new user, AliExpress will give you a Welcome Coupon to spend at any store and product. You can register and get your coupon here.
You can also log in with your Google account, for instance, but it is better to register with your mail, to avoid missing any important notification about your purchases.
Read more about Discount Coupons on AliExpress.
Promotional code AliExpress USA
AliExpress has launched an exclusive welcome code that gives you US $3.39 discount. You just have to enter it in the final step of the purchase. Is this:
If the promo code does not work, try this link instead.
How to find products with shipping to the USA on AliExpress
So that your searches show products with shipping to the USA, you will have to settle the page with your country and currency. Just go to the top right corner on the AliExpress main page and choose “United States” and “US (USD Dollar)” as in the image below. You can also adjust the language.
You can go directly to the page with these settings by clicking here.
You will be able to filter your searches according to your preferences, thanks to the new search engine features. Or you can also explore the different categories on the page.
Before buying, read the description and specifications of the product
This may sound obvious, but it is a super important step before buying. By reading the description you will make sure that it is what you are really looking for. You will be able to see important specifications, measurements, models, and if it is the case, the size equivalency guide so you can choose the right size when you are buying clothes.
You will also find comments from other users in the article's profile. Do not skip reading them, since they often comment on their shopping experiences, how the product turned out, how was the service, sometimes you will even find real photos of the product. Remember to also check the seller's reputation to make sure they are trustworthy and don't risk buying from sellers who don't have a good reputation. Here you can learn more about this.
Payment methods accepted for AliExpress USA
In our blog, we have a Guide on AliExpress payments so you can know all about it. But we will explain this here briefly.
Paying on AliExpress is actually very simple, as with any other online sales platform. The most used and recommended methods are credit card or debit card. The most common ones are accepted, and some others too. You can also use prepaid or virtual cards. Don't forget that if you have several products from different stores in your cart, you will receive the packages separately (one per store), even if you do a single payment.
AliExpress is completely safe for doing transactions. Your payment will be protected until you confirm that you received the package, and your data is also secure thanks to the Verisign SSL system.
Shippings: How do they work for the United States
Shipping via AliExpress Standard Shipment is usually free or extremely cheap. The waiting time is between 15 and 45 working days. ePacket is also usually free and the approximate delivery time will be the same, it is a good option if your package is small and cheap, but when in doubt we recommend AliExpress Standard Shipping. You can read more about shipping times in our Guide on shipping times on AliExpress.
With AliExpress Premium Shipment, shipping will be a little more expensive, but you will receive your order within 7-15 working days. Also, depending on the seller, you will find other alternatives through private shipping companies, such as DHL or Fedex, as you can see in the image. What happens with these companies is that your orders are more likely to be held in customs. But if you are urgent to have the item and it does not correspond that it pays any tax, then you can consider these options.
Do you want to know more about this? Read our Definitive Guide to Shipping Methods on AliExpress.
How to find products with national shipping
In the AliExpress search bar, you can filter your results to see items with the possibility of internal shipping from the United States. This option is wonderful because you will get your order in a very short time, avoiding customs taxes and other processes. There are more and more stores with inventory in local warehouses in the United States, for the convenience of many customers
How to check the tracking number
Through the AliExpress page, you can check where your package is at any time. But keep in mind that sometimes these states take time to update. Another good option is consulting other pages that offer this service, for example, 17track.net. If you want to know more about what the messages that appear when you track your package on AliExpress mean, we recommend reading our Guide on tracking AliExpress orders.
Many people are not clear about how customs work when buying from China and what are the taxes to pay. Customs taxes are different for each country but, if they have to be paid, they are always on the buyer and not the seller. For the United States, any item under US $ 800 will be tax-free (the allowed amount is quite high compared to other countries).
If when tracking your package on AliExpress you see the message that it is in customs, do not worry, all packages must go through customs when leaving China (or any country) and arriving at the destination. If your package is detained, they will contact you to inform you about what to do. One of the main reasons that a package is blocked is some inconvenience or lack of information in the documentation. But do not worry, if the order is within the established price, it is very unlikely that your package will be blocked.
For more information, we recommend you read our Guide about customs.
How to open a dispute on AliExpress if you have a problem with your order
If you have a problem with your order, for example, it has not arrived in the established time or has a defect, you can always open a dispute and request a refund. You have to be within the protection period of 60 days (in many cases it has been increased to 90 days) or, if you already received the package, you have 15 days from the moment of delivery. To open a dispute, you just have to go to the shopping list on AliExpress, click on “open dispute” and follow the steps. In our Guide on claims, disputes and returns, you will find a detailed explanation.
Frequent doubts and questions when buying on AliExpress from the USA
Here are the answers to some of the more frequent questions you ask us.
What should I do if my order has been detained by customs?
As we mentioned, if your order is blocked, you will be notified and they will give you some orientation about the process to follow.
My order appears as delivered but I have not received anything
It is unlikely, but in this case, the seller should give you an answer. If he does not solve this, you will have to open a dispute and request a refund. If your package was wrongly delivered, you should collect some evidence for supporting your dispute (for example a capture from a tracking page that shows where your order was delivered)
Can I buy from another country and send the order to the United States?
Sure. But make sure to know the customs policies in the country of destination, since maximum amounts allowed for orders so they don't pay taxes or customs duties are much lower in other places and, as you know, the person who receives the order will have to pay for them.
I'm not at home much, can I send my orders to the post office?
No, you can provide an address from your work or any other place where they can reach you, but if you provide the address of a post office, the package will be returned.
How to change any details of my order
You just have to contact the seller and explain the situation (some sellers may tell you that you must cancel and order again). This is possible as long as the seller hasn't sent the package. If they did, it will be no longer possible to make changes. See here how to cancel an order on AliExpress.
Can I buy wholesale from the USA on AliExpress or Alibaba?
Yes, you can. But you will have to request advice from an expert about all the necessary processes. However, on our guide on How to buy wholesale on Alibaba, you will find important information.
Is it safe to buy on AliExpress from the United States?
AliExpress is a really secure platform. All your data will be well protected and your payment will only be released when you confirm that you have received your purchase correctly. No need to worry. Enter this online platform and discover the best Chinese brands at incredible prices.
What about you? Have you already bought on AliExpress from the United States? We would love to hear your opinion, do not hesitate to leave a comment below about your shopping experience.