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You can buy things cheaper online than at actual physical shops. One way to save even more money is using promo codes (coupons, coupon codes, voucher codes). They are combinations of numbers and letters that you need to put in a special box at some point of check out process when buying something from an online store. You must have seen it at least once. Using promo codes sometimes lets you save up to 90% of the cost and get the same quality product.

Sometimes promo codes won’t give you a discount, but a different pleasant bonus, such as free delivery or a gift. All of these are ways for an online store to promote itself. Every store wants to attract as many customers as possible. And bonuses raise sales – people are much more likely to shop when they know they’re getting more than their money’s worth.

Types of promo codes

Sometimes you don’t need to have a particular code or a numbers-and-letters combination. A potential customer may simply go to a page of the online store that lists special offers.

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From 1998 onwards, I’ve occasionally bought something online, from stores all around the world. Hotel rooms from Booking.com, authentic perfume and make up for my girls from Strawberrynet.com, excellent and reasonably priced women’s underwear and swimsuits from Australian WickedWeasel.com, often from eBay.com, sometimes from Amazon.com. And I’ve never had any problems with any of those stores. Why? Simply because they are all large stores that value their reputation and have good prices and well-structured logistics.

In general, online shopping is fast, savvy and convenient – you don’t need to go anywhere and can simply compare and choose goods in the comfort of your home. Online retailers will even deliver them to you. Internet stores don’t need to pay pricy rent or wages to multiple employees, they are not tied to a particular area and can work practically anywhere in the world – all of it means better prices. So why are so many people still so afraid to shop online? There are a few reasons.

Many people simply don’t know how (especially those of the older generation) Many people can’t speak the necessary foreign language People are afraid of the unknown, and as long as they’ve got no experience, online shopping remains an area of the unknown. What if they trick me? What if they sell me a poor-quality product?

The first two reasons aren’t as valid anymore since almost every popular online store in the world now has an interface so simple you can make a purchase with just a few clicks. Also, most large online shopping platforms are equipped with customer support services that are ready to help 24/7.

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Different things happen – sometimes we are too quick to order something we don’t really need or we may later find exactly the same product at a lower price. It shouldn’t be a problem to cancel an order you’ve already made. However, there are some nuances.

First thing you need to understand is that the fact that you made a mistake while placing an order is not the store’s responsibility. They are looking to make profit, not refunds. Which leads us to, you must be very quick to react to your mistake and notify the seller as soon as possible in case you wish to cancel an order.

Directions

Let’s say you ordered something by mistake. What you need to do is go to your profile and find the cancel button opposite the order. It will soon no longer be available, so act quickly. A store has 24 hours to process an order – this is the time you have to make any changes. After that the option will no longer be available.

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Don’t be afraid to shop at Aliexpress.com: as long as you know all the intricacies of choosing reliable sellers and the correct checkout process, you will always receive your packages. However, if you’re new to the platform, you must be aware of frauds.

The most common fraud on Aliexpress is selling a product that doesn’t match the description on its page. Say, you are looking for what you need and trying to find it cheaper. You study all the characteristics of a particular product and find them satisfying. When the item arrives, you leave the seller positive feedback. However, when you start to actually use the product, you find out its quality doesn’t match what has been promised.

In Case of a Fraud

First thing you should do is contact the seller to try to settle things peacefully. Write them a polite message explaining that the product you received doesn’t have the quality advertised on the seller’s page. Warn them that unless you manage to settle things amicably (for example, you may ask for a 50% refund) you will be forced to open a dispute.

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In case your deal on Aliexpress has almost expired, but you still haven’t received your package and aren’t even sure where it is – don’t worry. If you follow the rules of the website and do everything in the time allowed, you will have no problem getting your money back.

How to Open a Dispute with a Seller

In case your deal is reaching its expiration date, you will be notified by the website by email. Upon receiving the email, go to Aliexpress and find the lost item in the orders section. Then press the “Open a dispute” button. You will then get re-directed to another page where you repeat the action by clicking the item in question.

The website will then ask you to answer a few questions, such as:

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Shopping with Aliexpress is generally quite safe. However, sometimes we receive not the item we ordered or don’t receive anything at all. Don’t worry: you are protected and will be able to get your money back as long as you know what to do. You just may have to wait for a few days.

Most common reasons to get a refund you have not received your purchase the product received doesn’t match the description on the website the item is damaged the order was canceled by the seller or you

In any of those cases the first step to getting a refund will be opening a dispute.

You have not received your purchase

This is the most common reason to open a dispute. Sometimes a shady seller doesn’t bother sending the purchase in the first place; sometimes they get “lost” by the post or the customs. Usually in those situations it’s either impossible to use the tracking number, or the package is shown but is moving in the wrong direction. Sometimes sellers give the same tracking numbers to a few customers or supply tracking numbers that only show transportation on the territory of China.

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Many people hesitate to shop online out of fear that their pre-paid order will turn out to be of poor quality and the seller – to be a crook. However, with Aliexpress you are protected by the guarantee obligations on the seller’s side. You simply need to know what Order Protection is and how to use it.

In case you have shopped with Aliexpress before, you know the seller has a certain time to deliver your goods to you. In case that time has run out and you still haven’t received your order, according to your rights stated on the website, you can ask for your money back.

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If you’ve only opened Aliexpress a few times in your life, you must have quite a vague idea of what to do after signing up. How to place an order and get the item you want? First of all, we must choose it. Let’s open the main page of the website:

After that you can do one of two things: you can either search the item you want by name or in the menu by category. In case you know exactly what you want, we recommend searching by name.

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There’s nothing difficult about shopping with Aliexpress. It may, however, present some difficulty to find exactly what you need on this gigantic shopping platform. Beginners may have problems looking for what they want, so we hope this guide comes in helpful.

Get Your Cashback

Suppose, you found the item you want and added it to your cart – you seem to be only one step away from buying it. However, don’t be too hasty: if you’re shopping with cashback (after signing up on a cashback website, such as SecretDiscounter.ru or LetyShops), you’ll need to activate it first. Cashback will allow you to get up to 5% off the price of the product back, which can be significant in case you’re shopping for something expensive. If you want to get your cashback, don’t add the item to your cart straight away.

Follow these steps: go to the cashback website and activate the cashback plugin for your browser; make sure you’re signed in on the cashback service; open Aliexpress again and select the item you chose; add the selected item to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout.

In case you followed these steps, you must get your cashback.

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Many cashback platform users don’t even know other services exist and miss out on higher rates and better conditions. Often the popular services are the ones that give lower cash back.

How can I choose a good reliable high quality cashback service?

It goes without saying you shouldn’t let high rates make you lose your reason since smaller cashback services can limit the type of purchase they give cashback for, take ages to process payments or take a large commission for money withdrawal. Plain fraud happens as well. For example, you may not get any money after applying for a withdraw while the status will say “paid”.

Thus, you need to be careful when choosing a cashback service. It’s better to get 1-2% lower rates but to be sure you will get it. Check out the rating and the top services on CashbackHunter.com. You can also use the service to see what cashback platform gives the highest cashback rates for a particular store.

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