What to buy at AliExpress? This is a question that is asked quite frequently, and it is really normal since we are talking about a store that is constantly evolving. There are more and more people who know about this site but perhaps don't know the full range of products that can be found.
There are also many people who enter our blog with some doubts about this Chinese shopping platform, since at the end of the day for most of us it is the first step in introducing ourselves to the Chinese market.
What is AliExpress?
The best way to start the article is by explaining exactly what AliExpress is. And it's a topic, but the best way to describe AliExpress is to compare it to Amazon: it's a platform that unifies different sellers so they can sell online. But in this case, the sellers are from China and the main attraction is that the prices are incredibly low.
Obviously, any store or seller that wants to be part of the AliExpress platform will have to follow its rules and policies of transparency, protection, and customer service. And these are very, very demanding. If these sellers do not meet these requirements AliExpress expels them directly from the platform, this is one of its measures to make it safe to buy.
In short, AliExpress offers a platform to connect sellers with buyers and acts as a broker to protect the consumer if something goes wrong. It allows you to buy cheap products with the confidence that your money will be safe. In our Guide to Avoiding Scams on Aliexpress, we explain what steps this platform takes to protect your data and money.
Curious fact: to show you how fast this company is consolidating around the world (Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico Italy, Brazil, Portugal, United States….) and how big it is getting, AliExpress invoiced about four times more than eBay and Amazon together last year and has more and more presence in international markets of potential customers.
What to buy at AliExpress?
At AliExpress you have about 100 million products and you can find everything from cheap necklaces of a few cents to optical fiber fusing machines of several thousand Euros. It has also become a good site to get cheap products for resale, you can even open your own dropshipping business or buy in bulk at AliExpress or Alibaba.
The AliExpress catalog is so extensive that we at AlixBlog will never be able to talk about all types of products, but our intention is still to cover as many as possible so that you are fully informed of how to buy each product. The best thing to do is to go to the AliExpress home page and start exploring its products, but we know that there is so much variety that sometimes you can get lost, so we'll tell you about the best-selling products below.
You have to know is that AliExpress was very popular for good quality replicas, now you can not find them but if you have doubts we teach you how to differentiate original products and replicas. In recent years Chinese brands have become very popular and there are even authorized stores that sell original products of international brands. In our article best sellers of AliExpress, we recommend to you our favorite stores and how to find reliable sellers.
AliExpress Star Products
There is a great variety of products in AliExpress but there are some that are a success and in each promotion, their units are sold out because of the excellent quality-price ratio. That's why we leave you with some of the star products of this platform, in case you want to quickly access the products with the most sales.
- Cheap mobiles – More and more people are buying their phones on AliExpress, they are very good value for money and consumers are usually very satisfied with the quality. The brands that are sweeping are Xiaomi and iPhone (yes, original), but there are also many highly recommended oriental brands such as Huawei, Honor, Realme, Meizu, or Lenovo.
- Cheap tablets – Tablets are another of the star products of AliExpress. As China is the cradle of tablet manufacturing worldwide, AliExpress prices for these devices are much, much lower than what we are used to seeing. Some popular brands are Chuwi or Teclast.
- Smartwatch – Smartwatches are very useful. They can record our daily activity and alert us to notifications from our phones, which is why it is one of AliExpress' star products. We recommend you to bet on Amazfit or Lemfo.
- Vacuuming robots – Buying a vacuuming robot will change your life, it is one of the best products you can buy to have your home clean without effort, and luckily in AliExpress, there are cheap brands like Roborock, Xiaomi, or iLife that offer very cheap Roomba type vacuuming robots.
- Converse All Star – Not all Converse are equally easy to find, but if you are looking for the classic Converse All Star you are in luck. Lately, the catalog of original Converse AliExpress is huge, and they are half the price of regular stores!
- Nike – There are thousands of sellers of Nike products in AliExpress.
- Cheap Sunglasses – Do you like Ray-Ban style glasses? At AliExpress they have very similar ones that are only worth about 5 or 10 euros and, I'm telling you from my own experience, they are very, very good quality.
- Phone cases – Being cheap and small makes cell phone cases an ideal product to buy at AliExpress. And you can't complain about the lack of variety: there are over 10 million different covers!
- More interesting things to buy at AliExpress:
- Original gifts
- Very cheap watches
- Original costumes (also dog costumes)
- Xiaomi Products (this brand has everything!)
Categories of the most popular products of AliExpress
But if you want to know more about everything that can be found on AliExpress, below we will briefly review what the best products on this platform are and what we will find in each of these categories: outstanding brands, quality, and other things to keep in mind. We will leave you links to find the products directly in AliExpress.
Cheap Cellphones, Tablets & Computers
We have already said that cellphones and tablets are the best selling products of this platform by far, but you can also find other very interesting electronic devices such as graphics tablets to design Wacom type or the best 3d printers cheap Chinese brands that offer products of excellent value for money. And if you need to repair an electronic device you can find phone parts and accessories. Below are the links for each category.
- Cellphones and telecommunications – cell phones, refurbished phones, parts, and accessories.
- Computers and office – tablets, laptops, graphics tablets, 3d printers, and computer components such as hard drives, mice, keyboards, graphics cards…
In recent years, specialized brands have appeared with high quality and very cheap wireless headphones. Cheap AliExpress speakers are also very popular. But in this category, you can find other very interesting sound products such as music players, sound amplifiers, or microphones. You can also find cameras and photo accessories, GoPro type action cameras, DJI type stabilizer cameras, stabilizers… And of course, the smartwatches and activity bracelets. You can find everything from this link.
Cheap Sports Equipment
Whatever your sport, in AliExpress you will be able to find all kinds of cheap products and accessories to practice them, these are some examples: cycling equipment, fishing products or ballet clothes and accessories. But there are many more, you can find cheap equipment for all kinds of sports. These products are becoming more and more popular and there are specialized stores. Click here to find cheap sports accessories at AliExpress.
Toys & Hobbies
In AliExpress we can find toys for all ages: stuffed animals, learning toys, puzzles, remote control toys, action figures… More and more people are accessing this platform to buy their Christmas gifts saving a lot of money. For example, Lepin is a high quality, low-cost, low-cost, lay-type construction toy from a variety of brands. Cheap drones can also be found, both professional and children's. And Montessori educational toys are becoming increasingly popular. Find all kinds of toys for children and adults in AliExpress from this link.
Children's Clothing & Products
When having children we need new ways to save money without giving up quality. Luckily in AliExpress, we will find vendors who offer all kinds of products for babies and children: diapers, strollers, bedding, surveillance equipment… There are also some interesting gifts such as teething rings, fingerprint kits, tooth boxes, breast pumps, baby carriers, playgrounds, cribs… Find it all by clicking here. In our article on cheap baby clothes in AliExpress, we explain to you which are the best stores and what style you will find in each of them.
Men's & Women's Clothing
If you want to go fashionably but without spending a lot of money, we recommend looking at AliExpress clothing stores. Today all the clothes come from China and on this platform, you can find clothes in different styles, quality, and very cheap. We recommend you to take a look at the men's clothing through this link and the women's clothing by clicking here. Many garments are inspired by luxury brands or European style as Zara, Mango, H&M… In our definitive guide to buying cheap clothes for men, women, and children in AliExpress you have more information and recommendations for the best stores.
It is increasingly difficult to find cheap, quality shoes even on the Internet. Luckily at AliExpress, you can find a wide variety of shoes for men, women, and children, for all occasions and styles. In addition now thanks to the authorized sellers you can also find sellers of original products from Nike, Adidas, Converse, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many other brands at outlet prices. Access the footwear section of AliExpress from this link.
Weddings & Events
One of the biggest expenses when attending an event is usually clothing. Well, did you know that there are AliExpress stores that specialize in custom-made dresses and suits? Not only wedding dresses but also for guests, quinceañeras, graduation, evening gowns… More and more people are daring and as you will see in the comments of other buyers, the quality is very good. You can find dresses for weddings and low-cost events by clicking here. In our article the best party dresses for women in AliExpress and best custom-made suits for men in AliExpress, you have our recommendations.
Luggage & Bags
An essential complement to leave the house prepared. In AliExpress you can find practical urban style backpacks, wallets, and also a great variety of handbags. Although you can no longer find handbags replica of Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, or Chanel, there are brands that offer bags with a similar style, inspired by their designs and that follow the latest fashion trends. If you want to carry an original bag (and not the typical Zara or Mango bag that everyone carries) access the category of bags and handbags from this link or continue reading our guide to finding cheap bags in AliExpress.
Watches, Jewelry & Accessories
A good look not only needs nice clothes, but it is also very important to wear the right accessories, and in AliExpress you can find a great variety. One of the best-sellers are wristwatches, we all like to be punctual with style and here you can find so many cheap watches that you can't choose just one. There are specialized brands like Naviforce, Bobo Bird, Megir, Curren… In our article how to find the best watches in AliExpress, we tell you about all of them.
Cheap jewelry sells a lot because you can find rings, necklaces, or earrings very cheap, there is sterling silver jewelry and some the similar style to Bvlgari, Guess, Cartier or Pandora. You have a category with all the jewelry products for men and women that you can access from this link. You can also find scarves, ties, hats, gloves, glasses, belts… Find it all by clicking here.
Men's and Women's Underwear & Sleepwear
Underwear and sleepwear are essential since they will allow us to be comfortable and feel at ease. However, the most famous brands are quite expensive. Luckily in AliExpress, there are more and more stores selling all kinds of underwear: socks, underwear, panties, bras, socks, or pajamas for men and women. There is a great variety, from basic cotton pieces to sexy outfits. You can find everything from this link.
Beauty & Health
We all want to take care of ourselves and today there are many products and devices that can help us improve our appearance and control our health. Fortunately, thanks to AliExpress we can get all kinds of beauty products. Not only can you find cheap makeup or semi-permanent glazing material. You can find beauty devices to do home treatments, bath and shower accessories, creams and facial treatments, shaving, or hair removal devices… You can find it all by clicking here but below we leave you direct links as you will see that it is a category with many products.
- Nail Art & Tools – nail polish, manicure products, tools…
- Makeup – brushes, false eyelashes, and all kinds of products to make up
- Health Care – massage devices, electric stimulators, home health monitors…
- Skin Care – care appliances, creams, and products to care for the face and body.
- Hair Care & Styling – hair clippers, irons, hairdryers, shampoos, keratin, or hair loss treatments…
- Shaving & Hair Removal – epilators and shavers, both electric and manual, for men and women
- Oral Hygiene – electric and manual toothbrushes, interdental brush, irrigators…
- Skin Care Tools – ultrasonic devices, LED masks, and treatment devices.
- Hair Extensions & Wigs – synthetic wigs, natural extensions, DIY wigs…
Home & Garden
Although there are many low-cost home improvement stores, sometimes it is difficult to find just what we are looking for. Or, we simply don't have time to look in several stores. In this case, AliExpress is your ally since you can find everything: decoration products, home textiles, garden supplies, bathroom, and kitchen products… In this category, you can also find accessories for pets and products for handicrafts. Access this search to find everything.
For some time, AliExpress also offers low-cost furniture as you can see here. There are vendors with local stores where you can find original, quality, and cheap furniture. And if you're looking for ways to improve the lighting in your home, I recommend you look at AliExpress lights and lighting from this link, as you can find designer lamps very cheap in comparison to other stores.
Security & Protection
It is not only home surveillance equipment such as wireless or CCTV cameras that can be found. We can also find other interesting devices for the security of your home easy to install such as alarms, electronic sights, safes, electronic locks… You can find it all by clicking here.
Tools & DIY
Every home needs to have a toolbox, but this can certainly be a great investment. Whether you only want basic tools or you are a professional looking for DIY tools, in AliExpress there are very famous Chinese brands such as Deko or Workpro that offer cheap and quality tools: drills, laser range finders, sanders… In our article on DIY tool brands in AliExpress, we talk about them or access the category from this link.
But do they really sell appliances on AliExpress? You may think we are crazy but no, there are more and more Chinese appliance brands with thousands of sales in their products thanks to their great value for money. We're talking about kneaders, glass mixers, or sousvidé machines. And of course, in this category, we can also find the famous Roomba-type Chinese vacuum cleaner robots, Dyson-type handheld vacuum cleaners, and personal care devices such as electric or IPL waxers. Click here to find the best cheap appliances from AliExpress.
Car and motorcycle accessories
Finally, we cannot forget about the accessories for motorcycles and cars that we can find in AliExpress. These products will save you a lot of money: mirrors with Android OS, surveillance cameras, radios, screens, spare lights, spare parts, diagnostic equipment and all kinds of products to drive safely. You will be surprised to see the price difference when buying these same products in a conventional store. Through this link, you can find the best cheap car accessories.
Products you didn't know you could find at AliExpress
So far we have told you about the most popular products on this platform, but did you know that you can also find specialized products? We are talking about products that are sometimes difficult to find online at low prices. If you have a hobby or are looking for a very specific product, it is possible that when you search in Google you will only find the official store of the brand or pages of doubtful reliability.
So if this is your case, we recommend you look at AliExpress, as you can find everything: furniture parts, walkie talkies, phone and computer parts, transceivers… Any product you can think of is in AliExpress (and cheaper than in other platforms). To make it easier, through the AliExpress mobile application you have the option to search for products by photo, although normally entering the keywords will be enough to find it.
What can I buy in my country?
When buying at AliExpress, our products will have to pass through the customs of our country. This is not a problem in most countries if we do not make very large or heavy purchases, but it is important to know the customs regulations of your country to know if there are any products that need more documentation. We recommend you read the following country guides for personalized recommendations on customs, payment methods, shipping methods, and more.
- How to Buy from Canada on AliExpress
- How to Buy from the United Arab Emirates on AliExpress
- How to buy on AliExpress from India
- How to buy on AliExpress from Australia
- How to Buy from France on AliExpress
- How to buy on AliExpress from the United Kingdom
- How to buy on AliExpress from the United States
- How to buy on AliExpress from Germany
- How to buy on AliExpress from Portugal
We are here to help you!
Obviously, this is only a tiny sample of what you can buy at AliExpress, so the best thing you can do is go in and take a look for yourself. If you have any doubts about how this platform works and how to buy it, in our blog we have a section with tutorials where you can find our best tricks and tips to buy safely. If you don't know which one to start with, our Essential Guide to AliExpress has everything you need to know to buy from scratch.
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