How I stopped being afraid to order on AliExpress

I, like you, heard a lot about AliExpress, I was looking for something there and even helped less advanced relatives and friends to order goods from there. But at the same time he almost never tried not to buy anything there. First, because of the terrifyingly long delivery time, which could take two or even three months. And, secondly, due to the fact that even those little things that I occasionally ordered there, often simply did not reach me. However, recently I changed my mind about AliExpress and now I take even expensive things there.

You can order on AliExpress without fear. The main thing is to do it wisely.

It was banal greed that forced me to take the risk and give the site a second chance. For renovation in a new apartment, I needed spotlights from Xiaomi.

Buy Xiaomi smart lights

Here are these Xiaomi smart lights. It will be most profitable to take dozens of them, especially if you have a promotional code for a discount

I already used similar ones in an old apartment, and they completely suited me. Therefore, it was decided not to reinvent the wheel and take a familiar product into a new home. The only drawback of such lamps is the price, which we have is 650-700 rubles per piece against about 500 rubles (with a promotional code) in China. And since a lot of lamps were needed, the savings when ordering for Ali came out quite tangible.

By the way, if you are interested, then here is the link to those fixtures… This is the cheapest version from Mijia and is powered by Bluetooth. However, keep in mind that to control through the application, you also need a gateway – for example, Xiaomi Gateway 3.

What is Plus on AliExpress

Aliexpress shipping can be fast

To protect myself as much as possible, I found the product with the largest number of orders, the highest rating and the Plus mark – you can read more about this at this link. It means that delivery will be faster, and if you don’t like the product, you can return it to the seller for free. True, to be honest, a psychological factor rather worked here, because I didn’t really believe in fast delivery. But, as it turned out, it was completely in vain.

The seller sent the parcel the next day after payment, and after 4 days it went through customs, and on the 7th it got to my post office. Can you imagine? Delivery from Ali in a week. All this time it was possible to track and control the passage of various sorting points. That is, the Plus mark means not only faster delivery, but also a guaranteed working track number for tracking the shipment.

Fast shipping from AliExpress

Wireless luminaires allow you not to smash the wall and not mess with electrical wiring

After the lamps, I ordered smart switches Aqara. I talked about them in a separate article., be sure to read it, it’s interesting. They also came pretty quickly, it seems, in 8-9 days, but this time not by the Russian Post, but to the pick-up point in Pyaterochka near the house. I do not know if the increase in delivery times is due to the work of couriers or the Chinese postal service, but in any case it is very fast.

AliExpress Shipping from Russia

However, this is not all. Everyone knows that recently, some of the products on AliExpress have been shipped from Russia by courier service. This service is available not only when purchasing on Tmall, but also on the main site from Chinese sellers. You just need to choose delivery from Russia. However, when ordering smart lamp Yeelight Meteorite for the bar, I found out that even if the seller offers delivery only from China, often the goods are still sent from Russia.

Not all items that cost from China are actually shipped from there. Some items are sent directly from Russia

They are delivered by the courier service IML Express, which, judging by the reviews, can handle it in an average of 4-7 days, only in some cases delaying delivery up to two weeks. It is a pity that in my case there was a small incident. A day after placing an order for a lamp, the seller contacted me and said that at the moment there were no such lamps in the Russian warehouse, but he assured me that there was no need to worry. He explained that he would send a batch of Yeelight Meteorite to Russia, from where one copy would be delivered to me. It should take about 3 weeks, he said.

Of course, the moment is not very pleasant. But, on the other hand, the product, firstly, was not marked Plus, and, secondly, there was originally a delivery from China. Accordingly, if I had not been notified that the lamps are being sent from the Russian warehouse, I would not have known about it. Therefore, order with Ali and do not be afraid, most often there you can really grab top products at very reasonable prices. And if you don’t know what to choose, subscribe on the Sunduk Alibaby canal, there is always something cool there.


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