If you frequently shop on AliExpress or other online platforms, you are probably tired of entering your credit card information every time you make a purchase.
This problem can be solved by adding your card to AliExpress so that, at the time of payment, it is not necessary to reload the data and thus buy more comfortably. That is why in today’s article we are going to explain how to do it.
How do I add a card to my AliExpress account?
Many users prefer not to save their credit or debit card details on AliExpress for security, but keep in mind that adding this payment method is totally secure and will save you time when shopping.
Below, we’re going to walk you through step-by-step how to add your card, whether you’re using the mobile app to shop or the computer.
From the AliExpress mobile app
First login to your AliExpress account from here or go to the bottom right of the application, where you will find the “My Account” section.
Then, go to the AliPay “Wallet” section and select “Cards”.
This will open a window in which all the cards you are going to save in AliExpress will appear. The advantage of saving several cards is that, at the time of payment, you can quickly choose the one that suits you best.
To add a new card, choose the “Add” option. Here the platform will ask you to enter the following information: card number, cardholder’s name, expiration date and security code (this is the number on the back of the card).
Keep in mind that AliExpress will check the card details, and that is why it will charge you $1, which in reality you will never pay: it will remain pending and in a couple of days it will be canceled.
Another easy way to add a new card in AliExpress is when paying for a product. When the platform asks you for the payment method, you can select the card you have saved or add a new one.
If you add a new card, you will have to enter all the data. At the end, AliExpress will offer you to save it for your next purchases. Here you will not be retained $1 because the payment of the purchase already allows the platform to corroborate the data entered.
From the AliExpress website
If you want to add a card from your computer, the procedure is very similar. But here you will not be able to do it from AliPay because so far you can only manage it from the mobile application.
So, what you can do is save the card when paying on AliExpress from the computer. To do this you must make the purchase and then click on “Select payment method”.
Then you will see a window with the option “Add a new card”. Select it, and you will see another screen that will ask you for the details of this payment method.
Here you will be able to add all the details of the card to make the purchase. Also, in the last step, you will see the option “Save this card”. If you click on it, it will be automatically saved for future purchases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it dangerous to have your card stored on AliExpress?
If you are suspicious about having your credit or debit card stored on this platform, you should know that AliExpress is totally safe: it has security systems that will preserve your card data, managed by AliPay.
This means that no matter how many people access your account, your card will be safe, since your data is encrypted within the system. Also, as we will see below, with Visa and MasterCard you need to make an extra verification before paying.
What is AliPay, and why does it manage my card?
Main article: AliPay
AliPay is in charge of all payment transactions within AliExpress. You could say that it is a kind of “Chinese PayPal” that is part of the platform, although in China it works as a payment method, to the point that it can practically be considered a bank.
In AliExpress, AliPay is the one who manages the payments, so your data is protected thanks to its security systems. In addition, the money is released to the seller only when your purchase is confirmed. With your card stored on the platform, you have nothing to worry about.
Do I have to confirm anything when I buy?
No, once your card is saved on AliExpress, you don’t need to confirm anything. If you saved a single card, it will come up by default when you check out.
Note that, thanks to Visa and MasterCard’s 3D Secure payment system, when you shop online, you will be redirected to the bank’s website to authorize the purchase.
I regretted it: how do I delete my AliExpress card?
Main article: Remove card on AliExpress
If you don’t feel comfortable saving your card on the platform, no problem. You can delete it at any time. To do so, you need to log in to AliPay from the AliExpress mobile app or website, find the card you have saved and finally, delete it from the platform.