How to pay for purchases on AliExpress - Payment methods
In this guide, you will learn how to pay for purchases on AliExpress with Przelewy24 or a payment card. We invite you to read.
After creating an account and selecting your desired item, we can finally pay for it so that the seller sends it to us as quickly as possible. If you do not have an account on AliExpress yet, you will learn how to do it: How to create an account on AliExpress?
If we have found what we were looking for, we have two options: either we add the item to the cart and we pay for it later, either click 'Buy Now' and we make the payment at this point so that the seller receives information as soon as possible that we have paid and we are waiting for shipment.
Payment by shopping cart:
If you want to pay from the cart, you have to go to it. To do this, click on the basket icon at the top of the page:
It is also possible to go directly to the basket, after throwing the product into it after pressing 'Add to Cart' you will see such a window. Press 'View Shopping Cart' to go to the cart.
After going to the basket, you can click the button 'Buy from this seller' - then you will only pay for items from one seller, and if you click the button at the bottom 'Buy all' - you will buy everything in your cart at once (from each seller - all products at once).
Filling the address:
In either case, you will need to provide a shipping address when purchasing for the first time. Below, in the photo, instructions on how to fill in the form correctly.
It should be remembered that we do not provide Polish characters in the form - ą, ę, ż, ź, ć, ł, etc. The system is not able to process it. Therefore, if instead Śląyou will write Slaskie, I assure you that the package will reach you.
When saving the address, you should also remember that from now on this is our primary address, i.e. it will be automatically selected for subsequent orders, so if you want to send the package to a different address - you must change the order panel on the visible address. Pressing 'Edit' we can make changes to the address, and the button 'Add a new address' we will be able to give you a new shipping address, which will also be saved in our address book:
We can have a maximum of five different shipping addresses.
Order details - messages for the seller.
After selecting the address, a field becomes active under it, in which we can enter a message for the seller (e.g. preferred model, color, size - if there was no option to choose at the auction; you can also give a special request, e.g. attach a printed card with information for the person or ask the seller for fast shipping), choose a shipping method (only a few are free, for shipping by other delivery methods, such as courier, you have to pay dearly), change the number of items ordered, select a discount coupon (coupon guide: Coupons for AliExpress Tutorial ) and most importantly - confirm the order and pay for it.
Payment for purchases on AliExpress
There are several methods to choose from:
1. Credit card - the most ordinary card that we use in ATMs (debit card), credit card, pre-paid card. However, these cards must have the option of online payment, so before buying, check with your bank whether you can pay online with your card. To make a payment with such a card, we must provide:
- Card number - The 16-digit card number, which is written on it, just above our name
- Expiration Date - card expiry date, next to the name in the month-year (MM / YY) format
- Security Code - three-digit security code, located on the back of the card, next to our signature
- Cardholder name - Our first and last name, which is on the card. Give exactly the same as stated on the card, do not use more or less words. If we only have one name and surname on the card, please enter it without entering your middle name or confirmation name, because such situations have already taken place.
We enter the above data into the appropriate fields, after selecting the tab 'Card'as below photo:
After providing all the data, we can save the card by clicking the 'Save card to AliPay'in order to be able to use it in the future without entering this data again. A guide on the advantages of using AliPay can be found here: AliPay - Guide.
The general advantage of card payments is the fact that the payment is posted immediately, the highest level of payment security and the possibility of using the guide about recovering money from AliExpress, when, for example, we lose a dispute. Also refunds in case of Cancel a payment or purchase, they reach us much faster than with other payment methods.
Payment via internet banking using Przelewy24.
Another payment method, very liked by Poles - it is fast, safe and easy. After selecting this option, we will be shown the amount we will pay in PLN. It is very useful when we do not have a foreign currency account and we do not know exactly how the bank calculates the currency conversion fees. Przelewy24 is also not completely commission-free - some banks charge extra money for brokering our purchases. It's worth getting to know your bank's website before shopping so that you don't spend more than you planned. Usually these are penny matters, but if you have to pay extra money to the bank with each payment - the situation becomes uninteresting.
After click 'Pay Now' We move to the website of Dialcom, the provider of Przelewy24. From there, we can choose the bank where we have the account and make the transfer. The situation is similar to purchases on Allegro via PayU - there we are also transferred to our bank's website, from where we only have to confirm the transfer - because all the necessary data is automatically entered in the form, we only have to accept them. We have exactly 55 minutes to make a payment on this platform.
In the case of Przelewy24, our money does not go directly to the seller from China, but to the intermediary in Poland - Dialcom. He records the payment order, and then sends the information to AliExpress that such a payment has been recorded and the seller will receive our money, so he can start preparing the product for shipment. Sometimes, however, the payment verification may take up to 24 hours. It's normal, we don't have to worry about it.
Unfortunately, not all banks are on the list. Some are temporarily disabled and some will not be available at all. Why is this happening - we do not know. Perhaps it is some maintenance work on services or the bank simply does not have an agreement with Dialcom.
Traditional bank transfer using Przelewy24
To pay by traditional transfer, i.e. at a post office window, we have to use Przelewy24. According to the above steps, on the list from which we choose our bank, go to the very bottom of this page and select the icon for transfers, as in the photo below:
A window will appear with a list of account numbers and the name of banks. What does it mean? Well, such a procedure serves to ensure that our transfer is credited as soon as possible. More precisely, our transfer is treated as a payment to the account, which means that after leaving the window, the money is already on the Dialcom account. If you want to pay at the post office, it's best to choose Bank Pocztowy. So we click on 'Print transfer Order'
A ready transfer form will be displayed, which we can print and fill in the sender's fields manually. It is necessary, we can also rewrite the completed data by hand, without the need to print, as long as we have the transfer form.
Warning! We absolutely do not change the payment title, because the system will not record our payment!
We should also remember that payment by traditional transfer may additionally extend the time of payment verification on AliExpress.
It is a kind of prepaid wallet from which we can make payments - we set a limit ourselves and we top up the wallet with the amount that satisfies us. This option is very popular in Russia, unfortunately - so far not available in Poland.
Other payment methods
Here we include cards other than those used so far as well as Western Union money transfers. It is also possible to make a traditional transfer at the post office, but this option is very risky due to the later difficulties in recovering money. We strongly recommend using a bank account - today's offer is so wide that you can easily find a free account without any fees.
What if this is not your first purchase?
If you have a saved card - nothing could be easier! Take advantage of the option '1-Click Checkout', which will make purchases for you with one button. After click 'Buy Now' on the product page, we will see the '1-Click Checkout' window with the completed address (the last one we saved and used, please remember that and, if necessary, make a change before paying) and a saved card, which we can easily pay. An option also appears 'other payment methods' at the Payment Methods at the bottom of the window - we can choose a different method there, but we will then be transferred to the standard payment page, which will only extend the time. The 1-Click Checkout window looks like this:
We hope that this guide has brought you closer and helped you find the answer to the question How to pay for purchases on AliExpress. Use our additional guides linked in the post to learn more about AliPay and setting up an account on AliExpress.