About AliExpressAliExpress, launched in 2010, is an online retail website that is based in China. The website lets sellers add a wide range of products for sale. While the purpose of the website is to sell products to businesses, there are many deals to be found for consumers as well. You can get products at lower prices when you buy larger quantities on AliExpress. It is mainly a wholesale and drop-shipping marketplace for retail and e-commerce businesses.