Is it safe to buy from disreputable sellers and pop-up stores?

Among the most common questions asked by consumers and fans of online stores is whether it is safe to buy from a seller or store that is not reputable.

In the case of AliExpress, it is very normal to come across new or unrecognized stores, therefore, in today’s article we will be talking about everything you need to know about these stores, the sellers with no reputation and how safe it is to purchase a product with them.

Is it worth buying from a seller with no reputation?

First of all you should know that any store or new seller integrated to a platform will start without a reputation in the market, as well as the big stores that today are very well known because, on the fly, they began to sow confidence and security to each of their customers.

Therefore, we can say with total certainty that it is worth buying from one of them, since in any case, if there is any kind of inconvenience with your order, you will have all the support of AliExpress for the return of your money, so there will be no financial loss during the purchase and acquisition of your product.

What do we mean when we talk about pop-up stores?

Now, when we talk about fleeting stores we refer to a type of store that resorts to make quick sales of any type of product before AliExpress decides to close them. Generally, they are illegal imitation products, therefore, the policy and conditions of use of the sales portal resorts to close them in a fairly short time, which pushes them to sell their products at much cheaper prices than usual in the shortest possible time.

How do I identify a pop-up store?

Identifying one of these stores is not so difficult, since despite using original images of the products, descriptions and much more, they are easier to find than other types of stores. Of course, that doesn’t mean that when you type in the search engine “fleeting stores” it will come up on the first try. In fact, you will only have to enter the original name of the product so that you can quickly find the pop-up store, to do so, take into account the following:

  • Availability of your products. Normally it tends to run out out of stock too quickly despite having very a short time since its publication.
  • Also, it is very normal that you do not find consumer reviews and completed sales, due to the same reason of having run out of available products, but do not worry, this does not mean that it is not safe to buy with them. In fact, in our experience, we can assure you that they are trustworthy, yes, it never hurts to check thoroughly to avoid bad times.

On the other hand, it is important to note that this type of store is mostly concentrated in the textile and footwear sector for men and women.

How long will it take for my order to arrive if I buy it in a fleeting store?

Thanks to the speed with which they sell their products, these stores have the advantage of sending your purchase in the shortest possible time, in order to help you enjoy your product ahead of schedule and thus not have any inconvenience.

What happens to my order if they close the fugaz store?

But now what happens if they close the store after placing your order? Well, several things can happen, among which are the following:

  • If you made the purchase just before the store closed, it is very likely that they did not send the product, therefore, they will refund your money.
  • If the request was sent, nothing happens. You just have to wait for it to arrive.
  • Now, if you have any kind of problem with the product, it is best to speak directly to AliExpress so that you can reach an agreement and so they can return the money.

No matter what happens, you will not be affected. In all cases, AliExpress will refund your money, so you won’t lose any money, and if your order arrives, you can check for yourself the quality of the product. yourself and if you have any problems.

If you want more information regarding this, we recommend you to check the tutorial about AliExpress returns.

What are the pros and cons of buying from an unreputable seller?

So that you have more clarity on the subject, we present a small list with the advantages and disadvantages of buying from a seller with no reputation and from a fleeting store:


  • Low cost of products.
  • The quality of imitation products is very good.
  • Shipping is fast and secure.
  • Refund policies apply without problems.
  • It is very easy to find products.


  • Product availability runs out quickly.
  • If they close the store just before you place your order, they will refund your money and you won’t be able to enjoy the product.
  • There is not much variety in the products available.

Our advice

We know that at first glance they do not seem to be reliable stores, but our experience, and the opinions of consumers, has served us and helped us to guarantee the safety of your purchase. So don’t worry, remember that you will always have the support of AliExpress for your money back.