One of the largest online marketplaces, AliExpress, hardly needs an introduction. The best part about shopping on AliExpress is that you get to select your own method of payment.
However, there appears to be some misunderstanding concerning the use of PayPal on AliExpress. Not to worry, I will explain the AliExpress PayPal policy and other accepted payment methods below.
Does AliExpress Accept PayPal?
Yes, AliExpress does support PayPal as a payment option, but this is contingent upon two things:
1) The shopper’s physical location
2 The aforementioned AliExpress vendor
Place of Purchase
AliExpress and PayPal are both widely used and accepted around the world, but the supported payment option is limited to a subset of those locations. For example, if your PayPal address is in one of these countries, you can use it without any problems on AliExpress.
However, the PayPal payment option may not be accessible on your AliExpress account at this time if you are located in certain countries such as Australia, Russia, Brazil, etc.
Trademark of an AliExpress Vendor
The accepted methods of payment may also depend on the location of the seller, in addition to the buyer. To give one concrete example, the vast majority of popular AliExpress vendors accept PayPal. Nonetheless, it is optional, and some vendors may choose not to participate.
Tutorial on AliExpress’s PayPal Integration.
As you can see, a lot of sellers on AliExpress will let you pay with PayPal. Once you’ve put an item in your AliExpress shopping cart or your online dropshipping store, you can pay for it with PayPal on the Check-out page.
After entering your shipping address and contact information on AliExpress, you can move on to the payment section. Here, you can see a list of the ways to pay that are accepted.
If the seller accepts PayPal, you can find the option for that service and choose it. Now, all you have to do is log in to your PayPal account and send the money.
Note that a small commission will be taken out of your PayPal balance whenever you make a purchase on AliExpress using PayPal. At present, orders under $20 incur a commission fee of $0.8, while orders over $20 incur a $4 fee. For orders over a specific threshold, the commission fee may increase.
There are other ways to pay. AliExpress backs it up
AliExpress currently accepts the following payment methods in addition to PayPal:
AliPay is the payment method that comes with AliExpress. It is owned by the Alibaba group. You can just add money to your AliPay wallet and use it to buy anything you want on AliExpress.
AliExpress takes payments from all the major debit and credit card companies, just like other eCommerce sites. This includes ways to pay with MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, MIR, Hiper, Troy, Elo, and so on.
You can also choose to send money directly to the account you set up if you want to. You can either do a direct wire transfer or use Western Union to do this. This method is a bit slower than other ways to pay, and you can only use it if the amount is more than $20.
Other Potential Courses of Action
In addition, AliExpress accepts a variety of other payment methods, including Yandex Money, Webmoney, Ideal, Ticket, QIWI, TEF, and so on. The specific methods you can use to pay an AliExpress seller will vary from one location to the next. AliExpress also accepts a wide variety of other prepaid and virtual cards.
Automated order status updates, synchronisation of tracking numbers, and variant mapping are just a few time-saving features. In addition to its core functionality, the platform provides a plethora of additional advantages.
That settles it. With this newfound knowledge of AliExpress’s payment policies, you can use PayPal to buy whatever you like. PayPal is accepted on AliExpress, but whether or not you can use it to purchase something depends on where you are and who you buy from. Even if a given seller doesn’t accept PayPal, you can still buy whatever you want from them using any of the other available payment methods (like a credit card or AliPay).