The best deals from Alibaba’s Singles Day

Singles Day in Alibaba is a huge international shopping event that originated in China and is now spread all over the world. The transaction began on November 6th, allowing a lot of people to make good deals, from the US, UK, China and Indonesia.

Many analysts, including App Annie and Adobe, combine Singles Day with Black Friday and cyber Monday based on last year's numbers. App Annie has raised the figure to more than $ 32 billion, but Adobe expects $ 23.4 billion in sales.

Still, this vacation is not widely known in the United States. For newcomers, it's not clear how to start a transaction. Below is a brief guide to what you need to know.

In the 1990s, vacations that were supposed to have begun to be singles in college turned into shopping events in 2009. Jack Ma in Alibaba has become a tradition every year since.

Alibaba has several platforms that offer sales from Taobao, Tmall and AliExpress. Other retailers, including, Suning, and small brands, began to take part in vacations by offering sales and promotions. The latter is intended for international customers and is unique among the three products available only in English. Tmall and Taobao are very similar, except that Tmall's transaction is offered to customers in the company, but Taobao includes transactions that are sold by individuals such as eBay.

Some of the highlights expected from AliExpress and Tmall are Huawei and Xiaomi devices.

  Commemorating the 2015 launch Tmall 11.11 Hangzhou's global shopping festival

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It is the easiest way for English users. You can shop at AliExpress and find that all items on the site are sold at a discount of at least $ 1 on Singles Day. It is a very minimalist site that works like Amazon. We also provide 24/7 customer service and free return service. It's a good place to shop here instead of other Alibaba platforms because it's the place to compare deals with the best shopping experience and easiest time.

If you want to enjoy the adventure and use the Chinese site, you can: First, create an account for Taobao in the mobile app (available for iOS and Android). You do not need an account to navigate to an item, but an account is required to navigate through the item. Apps from Taobao show your business information in Tmall, so when you shop on one platform, you can see deals from multiple sources.

If you can only search in English, you can search for entries in English. If you order from a seller who lives in the same province in China, even if you have just visited, you'll be able to receive Taobao and Tmall orders within 1-2 days, and if you order 3-4 days or so. AliExpress is often targeted at foreigners in a more distant local merchant, but local information may not be displayed.

Delivery to the United States can take up to a month or more depending on the method you choose, but AliExpress will allow you to arrive within 12 days. If you want to receive a holiday gift or a time-sensitive order, you may arrive when the excitement of the season becomes faint.

Unlike many US retailers, the Singles Day website often displays transactions in advance. But you have to wait until the actual job itself expects the price. The price can fight incredibly, but if the goods are sold by a third party of Taobao, they can be questionable. Check the reviews and the seller's rating. Taobao is equipped with a particularly complex system to evaluate the seller, including honoring the best products with several royal crown. Pretty good sellers get diamonds and starter sellers with favorable reviews catch their hearts.

We do not recommend purchasing Apple, Google, or other imported products. On one of these platforms in the United States. Foreign imports are often displayed at high prices in China, and many US retailers offer the same device at a much lower cost with much faster delivery and more reliable delivery quotations. For some Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Huawei, some US retailers, such as B & H, can offer better deals for the same product.

You should provide your bank with advanced alerts. Doing foreign trade. For whatever reason, unlike accidental purchases from British brands, purchasing goods at Taobao can cause the bank to beep. For example, last year I ordered a Halloween costume at Taobao, the bank flagged a foreign transaction in China and froze my card for a month until I noticed. Many banks are already easy to leave a travel notice, but you might be more curious to leave a more specific note that you are still physically in the US, but are shopping internationally.

Below, Singles Day features products sold exclusively in China or highly undervalued.


Huawei Honor 10 starts at $ 259.99 (usually $ 305.87).

Asus Zenfone 5Z (starting at $ 475.23) (usually $ 720.04) [19659022] Meizu M6, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, $ 79.99 (usually $ 99.99)

Xiaomi game headphone with LED and noise cancellation


Anker Bluetooth Soundcore Spirit X earphones for $ 29.62 (usually $ 40 in other places)

$ 49.23 (Usually $ 80.70)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Starting from $ 125.77 ] Anker Bluetooth Soundcore Spirit earphones can be purchased for $ 25.71 (usually $ 40).

Anker SoundCore Flare Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($ 65.70)

Anker SoundCore 2 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ($ 67.98)

10,000mAh Xiaomi Power Bank $ 18.52 Lenovo 7000 2018 8th Gen (19659031) Xiaomi Smart LED bulb (color) $ 18.69 (usually $ 24.92) Intel Core i5 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon 535, $ ​​632.17 (usually $ 689.81)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, $ 776.05 (usually $ 1,059)

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