How to use Paypal to shop on Aliexpress?

How to use Paypal to shop on Aliexpress

You want to pay for something on Aliexpress and you want to use Paypal to do it? I’ll tell you whether you can and how right here.

Right from the off you should know that not all aliexpress sellers accept Paypal for payments. Aliexpress in the past did allow customers to pay for anything with Paypal but this changed when Aliexpress became unhappy about the high commissions Paypal were charging. After a while Aliexpress brought Paypal back in as an option but left it up to sellers to choose whether they wanted to accept Paypal as a way to be paid.

Which sellers on Aliexpress accept Paypal?

Unfortunately Aliexpress doesn’t have a system in place or filters that enable you to search through Paypal accepting sellers solely. Which leaves us with a headache because when we find something we want but the seller doesn’t accept Paypal we have to then hunt a seller selling the same thing and also accepts Paypal which might not always be possible.

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Why do some Aliexpress sellers not accept Paypal?

Some Aliexpress sellers won't accept Paypal
Some Aliexpress sellers won’t accept Paypal

Sellers on Aliexpress have very valid reasons for not wanting to use Paypal. They want to avoid being scammed out of a product. I have experience with this not on Ali but on Ebay where i sold a bunch of ps4 games and the buyer claimed i never sent them and Paypal sided with him and refunded him even tho i did send them. Slightly stupid of me to not send them recorded delivery, lessons have been learned. Point is i understand why sellers are reluctent to use Paypal.

How to pay with Paypal on Aliexpress?

If you are lucky enough to find an Aliexpress seller who accepts Paypal then great. I’ll run you through the process of paying with Paypal using the images below.

I have found a mobile phone where the seller accepts Paypal. I didn’t actually have to look hard in this case, i simply searched ‘mobile phone’ and this Paypal accepting item below came up 6th in the results.

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Aliexpress Payment methods

We know this seller is accepting Paypal for payments because the Paypal logo is included in the list of payment options.

Paypal logo is displayed in the list of payment options.
Notice the Paypal logo in Payments options

Aliexpress Fee for using Paypal

We are ready to buy so we hit the buy now button and are presented with this next page on which we will enter our address, check what we are buying is correct, and choose payment method. NOTE: The fee Aliexpress is charging here for this item. These fees vary depending on an items price but in my experience the fee has always been around 4% of the cost of the product.

Aliexpress take a fee for each purchase using paypal
Choose Paypal as preferred payment option

Now hit the confirm and pay button. Use or enter any coupon codes you may have. If you don’t have any take a look on google you can often find some of you can visit this link and see what aliexpress coupons are available

Confirm and pay with Paypal on aliexpress
Confirm and pay with Paypal

Now you will be redirected to Paypal, simply log in to your Paypal account to start the payment process.

Log into Paypal to make payment on Aliexpress
Log into Paypal to make payment on Aliexpress

Next we choose our payment source, this would be our Paypal balance or any of the debit/credit cars you have stored on your Paypal account.

Choose payment source for Aliexpress
Choose payment source for Aliexpress

Now we just confirm to ourselves that we have chosen the correct address and payment source and click the pay button.

Ensure correct address and payment source is used.
Ensure correct address and payment source is used.

Once payment has been made (i didn’t want the phone so i didn’t pay) you will be redirected back to aliexpress with details of what happens next, which is usually payment confirmation and details of shipping etc.

Is there anything i can do if a seller doesn’t accept Paypal?

I have in the past reached out to sellers asking them directly if they would accept Paypal with varying results. Only once out of 5 attempts (1/5 isn’t bad) did i get a seller to allow me to pay via paypal – he sent me an invoice on Paypal and we did business which was great but the other 4 sellers either turned me down or didn’t reply. What i learned was there is no point trying to explain your situation since it gets lost in translation. Instead its better to simply ask “Will you accept Paypal and send me invoice”.

There is another way i have heard of but i have never used it nor do i know much about it, its called AliexpressAgent – It’s basically a middle man/woman that allows you buy anything from Aliexpress using Paypal and other payment methods. Frankly im unsure so i won’t be trying it but i felt it should be mentioned if you want to do your own research.

Am i protected when paying with Paypal on Aliexpress?

Absolutely – You are protected by Paypal no matter which online marketplace you buy products from. If you are not happy with your product from Aliexpress you simply open a dispute on Paypal. And lets not forget your buyer protection with Aliexpress. In effect your are doubly protected.

List of Aliexpress Sellers that Accept Paypal

I sourced this list from Chinabrands.com which saved me a bunch of time and energy. I will add to these lists as and when i come across more sellers on Aliexpress who accept Paypal.

Fashion Sellers

AliExpress Online Shop

Category

Seller Rating

(Out of 5)

E-SunnySunny

Women Jackets & Coats

Bodysuits

Women Sets & Bottoms

Stocks & Hat

Item as described- 4.6

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

AOMEI Official Store

Trendy Accessories

Dresses

Tops

Skirts

Outerwear

Hoodies etc.

Item as described-4.6

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

HEYJOE Store

Leggings

Yoga Pants

 

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8

Shein Official Store

Coat & Jacket

Sweaters

Women Dresses

Women Tops

Women Bottoms

Women Sets 

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8

Miss Ord fashion

Playsuit & Jumpsuit

2018 Animal print styles

2018 Spring and Summer clothing

2018 coats & jackets

2018 Sweaters

Pants & Jeans

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7



Bags and Shoes Sellers

AliExpress Online Store

Category

Seller Rating

(Out of 5)

MCCKLE Shoe Store

Men’s shoes

Women’s shoes

Item as described- 4.6

Communication- 4.6

Shipping speed- 4.6

Herald fashion

Women bags

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

Accleure Official Store

Embroidery bags

Women Bags

Bag packs

Tote bags

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

Qutta Offical Store

Women Boots

Women Pumps

Women Sandals

Women Flats etc.

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.9

Shipping speed- 4.8

Meotina Shoe Store

Women Boots

Women Sandals

Women Slippers

Women Flat shoes

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8


Babies and Young Children

AliExpress Online store

Category

Seller Rating

(Out of 5)

LXHZS Innovative Toy Store

Fashion Jewelry

Toys and Hobbies

Mother and kids

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.7

Bear Leader Official Store

Girl Set Series

Boys clothes

Maternity

Baby Clothes

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8

Uncle Jerry’s Store

LED shoes

Winter shoes

Casual Shoes

Others

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

Baby & Mother Preferred Store

Wooden Animals

Rubber loom bands

Silicone Toys

Others

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8



Electronics Sellers

AliExpress online shop

Category

Seller Rating

(Out of 5)

Liitokala Online Store

Smart Chargers

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.7

Shenzhen Snode Store

Microphones

Earphones

Voice recorders etc.

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.9

Shipping speed- 4.9

Data Frog Official Store

PC game controls

Nintendo

PlayStations etc.

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

Byintek Official Store

Projectors

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.9

Shipping speed- 4.9

Mifa Official Store

Wireless stereo sound systems

Bluetooth speakers

Wireless Karaoke etc.

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.9

Shipping speed- 4.8



Mobile Phones and Accessories Sellers

AliExpress Online store

Category

Rating

Suntaiho Snode Store

Mobile phones

Screen protectors

Chargers

PCs and laptops etc.

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.7

Oukitel Official Store

C series

K series

U series

Mix series

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.7

Xiaomi Online Store

RedMi smartphones

Xiaomi smartphones

Smart devices

Audio Router

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8

UMIDIGI Official Store

UMIDIGI series

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.5

HOCO official Store

HOCO products

Item as described- 4.9

Communication- 4.9

Shipping speed- 4.8



Hobbies and Toys Sellers

AliExpress Online store

Category

Seller Rating

(Out of 5)

Time Machine Co Ltd.

Car toys

Action figures

Baby toys

Arduino DIY

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8

Top Slime Store

Toys

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.5

Eachline Official Store

RC Quadcopter

RC Video goggle

FPV RC transmitter and receiver

Multi-rotor flight controller

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.7

Shipping speed- 4.6



Hair product and Beauty Sellers

AliExpress Online store

Category

Seller Rating

(Out of 5)

Sweettrend nail art store

Nail Art Stickers

Nail art stamping plates

Electric nail drill

Nail tools

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.7

Eva hair

Virgin hair Wig

Silk base wig

Short human hair

Item as described- 4.7

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.8

MixFair Store

Eye Makeup

Lips makeup

Faces makeup

Brand Makeup

Item as described- 4.8

Communication- 4.8

Shipping speed- 4.7

That list is hopefully of use to you, as i said earlier i will add to the list as time passes. I think that’s it for this article, i truly hope it was of some use to you and anyone you share it with.

Thanks for reading and you have a great day.

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