If you love online shopping. Aliexpress just made it easier for you to start shopping online.
We all know by now that Aliexpress is cheap compared to local prices in Lebanon, easy as they deliver your products to your doorstep and safe, you can get your money back if you never get a product or if you receive defective products. But if you have not been able to purchase products earlier because you don’t have a credit card. Well you can pay on AliExpress using western union.
Here are some tips to shopping online from Aliexpress to Lebanon to make the whole experience more enjoyable & easier:
Choose a trustworthy seller. I would suggest to go for sellers with at least 100 orders on a specific item.
Check the average rating. An average rating of 4 stars or more is generally a safe choice.
Keep an eye on the protection period. If the period is going to end and you still don`t have the products, ask for extension of this period or open a dispute if the seller isn’t responding. This is the only way to ensure you are safe.
Check if there’s a size chart. Sizes are different than those in Lebanon.
Check the shipping cost. Go for aliexpress standard shipping or china post registered air mail which is usually cheap or free. If it’s a small package shipping can take up to 3 months, bigger products require usually less time.
Do not confirm receiving any product unless receive it & check that it is exactly like you ordered. Or else, if the product has any issue and you have already marked “Acknowledgement of goods acceptance,” then you can’t open a dispute
Make sure you are very clear when adding your address details.
Shipping usually takes a minimum of 1 month and a maximum time of 2 months. Most products arrive earlier. However, sometimes your product can be shipped in one week only!
Liban post will deliver your products to your assigned address at no extra fees.
Sometimes customs clearance takes up to 2 week so you need to wait. Use the tracking code to check your product arrival date. Tech gadgets require further clearance inspection.
You will pay taxes if you purchase smart phones, 10 items or more of same product or products above 100$. However you can’t know how much you will end up paying as the calculation of customs charges is not announced.
You must open a dispute when you don’t received your parcel within 60 days and before buyer protection expired. There are multiple reasons for your product not to be delivered: product is not allowed to be shipped to Lebanon, product is lost, or refused by customs in china.
I am not surprised that AliExpress is becoming the preferred shopping platform in many countries around the world. Share with me your shopping experience, if you have been ordering products from the Chinese giant eCommerce Website or other local websites in Lebanon as the online shopping market in Lebanon is growing rapidly as well!
PS if you are looking to ship a huge number of products you need to check Alibaba the Wholesale marketplaces.