What’s Alipay and how is it related to AliExpress?

Alipay on AliExpress? As an introduction, Alipay is one of the most popular payment methods. It’s been around for several years, but there are still users with doubts about its operation and, of course, reliability.  In this article, we’ll tell you how to manage your payments with Alipay, as well as solve your doubts.

What is Alipay, and how does it work?

Its creator is Alibaba and its objective is to manage the payments that users make on AliExpress. Its operation is simple: once a purchase has been made, Alipay holds the money and releases it when you’ve received the package, and you’ve confirmed that you’re satisfied.

It’s often referred to as the Chinese PayPal, as it has certain similarities. Still, the latter is also available on AliExpress (only for some countries) whereas, Alipay is the only payment method available worldwide.

Alipay keeps your money and delivers it to the seller when you confirm the delivery. This is a great advantage to ensure that the seller is not a scammer who will ship an unordered product or disappear after the purchase is made. If you have any of these problems, you can open a dispute on AliExpress.

Is Alipay safe?

Absolutely. Alipay doesn’t share your data with third parties. In addition, it refunds your money for unauthorized transactions. Without any problem, you can leave your credit or debit card registered and saved within the platform, which will generate greater speed in your transactions.

Do I have to register to use it?

No, it’s not necessary. You can do it by visiting their official website, but it’s not a requirement to make payments for your purchases on AliExpress. Alipay has a direct link to your AliExpress account when you make payments with credit or debit cards. This means that if you’ve already made a payment with your cards, you’re automatically registered.

Alipay Wallet: What is it?

The Alipay Wallet is also known to be a virtual wallet (which is available on Alipay), where you can store your money and even top it up with your own bank card.

The Alipay Wallet will allow you to receive third-party transfers from an Alipay account. Then, you can transfer this money to your bank account whenever you want. You can log in through this link.

Do I have to recharge Alipay Wallet in order to make my purchases?

No, you don’t. When you finalize your purchases and select the payment methods, you’ll be able to choose your bank card through Alipay clearly.

Bonus for using Alipay

For using Alipay, you’re periodically rewarded with the following:

  • €2 for setting up your Alipay account and activating your balance.
  • €1 for paying with Alipay three times a month.
  • €1 for adding a bank card.

You may also be offered to earn extra bonuses for Alipay Wallet recharges.

I want to see my Alipay transactions: How can I do it?

In order to review your transactions, you’ll need to click on the icon in the middle of the top, as illustrated below:

How to make payments on AliExpress with Alipay?

To make use of Alipay on AliExpress, you just need to pay with your bank card, as any transaction will be handled by Alipay.

Another option would be to visit your Alipay Wallet account and access it at the bottom where it will be located “Cards and bank accounts: organize”. You can log in by clicking here.

Remember that you can also delete a credit or debit card from AliExpress if you feel more confident.

Is it worth using Alipay?

As we explained above, Alipay is the AliExpress payment method. It offers security, is easy to use, and allows you to get usage bonuses. Between using Alipay or PayPal, we recommend using Alipay, as the relationship between AliExpress and PayPal is unstable: it’s not always available as a payment method and is not available in all countries.

Are all AliExpress payment methods reliable?

Yes, all payment methods offered on AliExpress are reliable, although it’ll depend on you and your location and which one you’ll use to pay for your products.