50 AliExpress Stats, Facts and Traffic Insights in 2021

AliExpress is an online retail website that works in a much similar pattern as eBay. However, only the pattern is similar, the sellers, buyers, and products are very different. The rising popularity of this eCommerce website leads us to some really interesting AliExpress Stats and Facts. We have collected all of them and will display them here.

In this post, we will present to you the most interesting AliExpress Stats, Facts & Insights that you shouldn’t miss this year. If you are an eCommerce enthusiast, you can really benefit from these facts and stats.

All AliExpress Stats, Facts & Insights That You Shouldn’t Miss

There are many eCommerce websites available on the web in 2020. The biggest of all is Amazon. But, there is one eCommerce website that stands toe-to-toe with Amazon. It is AliExpress. Only AliExpress has the statistics in recent times that are able to compete with the biggest online retailers in the world. In case you don’t know, AliExpress is a Chinese eCommerce retailer that is owned and operated by Alibaba, a Chinese multinational company.

AliExpress has not become a prominent name in the world of online retail services. They have buyers in almost every country on the map. Their revenue is increasing at a rapid rate. The reason for this is that you can find anything and everything on  AliExpress at a highly reasonable price. Take a look at these ‘must-know’ AliExpress Stats, Facts, and Insights to understand everything better.

Facts About the Origin & Evolution of AliExpress

  • AliExpress was founded on 26 April 2010 as Alibaba’s export cross-border e-commerce platform.
  • Jack Ma, who is also the founder of Alibaba, founded AliExpress.

Fun Fact: Jack Ma was formerly an English teacher. He saw a computer for the first time in 1995. Now he is the 33rd richest man in the world and the richest man in China. He has a very interesting success story that every entrepreneur must-read.

  • When the company started and they didn’t have enough money to hire professionals, Jack Ma employed farmers as sellers.
  • He founded AliExpress with a capital of $60,000.
  • Jack Ma also borrowed money from 17 of his friends, ex-students, and colleagues to start AliExpress. Most of them are highly rich in 2020.

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  • AliExpress is mainly made up of small businesses in China, and other locations like Singapore, HongKong, etc.
  • They developed it to expand the reach of their products to international buyers through the web.

Demographic AliExpress Stats, Facts & Insights

  • AliExpress has users in over 230 countries and regions worldwide.
  • It is localized for buyers from around the world in 18 languages.

  • AliExpress is the most visited e-commerce website in Russia. Around 28% of AliExpress buyers are from Russia.
  • It is also the 10th most popular website in Brazil.
  • Here are the ‘Top 5 Countries with AliExpress Buyers’-

  • 16% of all cross-border online buyers use AliExpress regularly.
  • In 2018, they had more than 150 million cross-border buyers. This number was 100 million in 2017 and 50 million in 2016.
  • The AliExpress Shopping app is the number 1 Android shopping app in Russia.

  • There are over 16 million monthly active AliExpress users in Russia.
  • In 2013, AliExpress shipped over 60,000 packages to Russia daily. This number has increased rapidly in the next years. However, the official data is yet to come.
  • AliExpress has 12 million monthly active users in Brazil.
  • AliExpress accounts for only 1.2% of online retail market in the USA.

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  • Over 200 countries participated in the AliExpress 11-11 2019 event.

Stats About AliExpress Users and Usage

  • AliExpress has over 65 million active buyers during the past 12 months.
  • It has around 20 million daily visitors.
  • On average, 600 million users visit AliExpress monthly. It recorded the most monthly visits in the month of March 2019 with 732 million visits.
  • AliExpress has around 150 million active buyers with more than 200 million visits.

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  • There are more than 10,000 sellers on AliExpress.
  • It has an order-conversion rate of 70%. This means that 70% of buyers on the platform place order directly when they pay attention to product details and information.

  • AliExpress users spend 8 minutes on the platform per visit.
  • There are more than 100 million products available on AliExpress. Its competitor Amazon has 560 million products.
  • The AliExpress mobile app gained 104% more, new users, in 2019. It reportedly has over 800 million downloads now.

AliExpress Financial Numbers and Market Share

  • AliExpress headquarters are situated in Hangzhou, China.

  • AliExpress is worth $3.83 billion. While the parent company Alibaba is worth around $484 billion.
  • AliExpress’ revenue for the financial year 2019 was $55 billion. This figure was 36.5 billion in 2018 and $23.1 billion in 2017.

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  • Their revenue for 2019 was more than double than their revenue in 2017.
  • AliExpress recorded a 94% YoY growth in revenue in March 2019.
  • It had more than 102,000 employees in 2019.

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  • Alibaba Group made $38.4 billion on  Single’s Day in 2019. This was huge. They made the first $10 billion in only 30 minutes. Their total revenue for the year 2018 was $36.5 billion.
  • 75% of 2019 revenue came from the 11-11-2019 event (Single’s Day Sale).
  • Alibaba holds a 56% share of all retail e-commerce in China.
  • It is estimated that AlExpress’ Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) will reach $492 billion in 2020.

More AliExpress Facts

  • AliExpress.com is the 32nd most popular site on the internet.
  • Just like Amazon’s Prime Day sale, AliExpress holds a Single’s Day Sale every year on 11 November. 

  • For the 11-11-2019 event, they made over a billion deliveries in more than 230 countries.
  • AliExpress earned more money on Single’s Day Sale in 2019 than the three shopping holidays (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon’s Prime Day) combined.
  • According to Alibaba’s president Michael Evan, they sold as much in 5 minutes as Amazon did in the entire Prime Day sale.

  • The iPhone tempered glass is the most sold product on AliExpress. They have sold over 89,000 units.

  • ‘Phone & Fashion Accessories’ is the most trending AliExpress shopping category followed by ‘Jewellery.’
  • AliExpress offers free shipping for more than 75% of the products.
  • AliExpress doesn’t allow buyers from Mainland China to shop on the platform. Although most of the sellers are Chinese.
  • Around 296 sellers are selling the ‘Trump Toilet Brush on AliExpress. If you want to clean your toilet with a brush having the face of the US President, you can buy it.

  • Here are the top 20 best selling products on AliExpress:

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Final Take

AliExpress is a massive online retail marketplace run by Alibaba. This Chinese e-commerce website has buyers from all over the world. Most of them are from Russia and Brazil. These are some of the most interesting AliExpress Stats, Facts, and Insights that you can benefit from. There are so many ways you can earn using AliExpress. One very interesting one is by using a ‘Dropshipping model.’ If you want to know more about it, let me know in the comments.

That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful.