Aliexpress india review

Aliexpress india review – This Aliexpress India review is done through my personal shopping experience  after i bought a product from Ali express to India. After dabbling in imports for a short time, i was introduced to a website called Alibaba.com. I soon found out that the best deals from Alibaba.com would require a substantial amount of products to be imported, hence i turned my focus to Aliexpress.com which is specifically setup for consumers rather than importers.

Read – Customs duty import duty rates in India after GST

In India, big brand electronics majors like Micromax, Lava and Beyond that retail smartphones probably all source from the manufacturers on Aliexpress and it its not uncommon to find your favorite smartphone being showcased on Aliexpress without the brand signature. For all you guys who want to buy smartphones and other electronic gadgets directly from China via Aliexpress, read about my review and then decide.

After visiting dozens of profiles of sellers, i managed to zero in on a particular one as they were offering the lowest rates.Of course i had to bargain a bit, but that is common practice here.I was a little skeptical as this was my first time, and i had heard of  all the people who had got conned after buying online from chinese people.

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Above is the actual product as it came couriered via Fedex. Along with it is the customs duty bill.

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One of the best things about Aliexpress is the Buyer Protection that they have which safeguards the buyer against fraud. This is an Escrow service that uses Alipay.com to hold the funds in transit. One you receive the goods and if its not broken or damaged you can tell the escrow service that its ok to pay the seller, only then will the funds be transferred to the seller.

The first time i did a deal from Aliexpress, however i did not use this service and i wanted to use my credit card. Many sellers here did not want a credit card transaction and only wanted a bank transfer TT. I was against TT, so i paid a bit more and used my card. since i did not take buyer protection that time, i was  scared, but thankfully it turned out ok.

Delivery came in a bout 6 days with a customs bill which i had to pay on the spot. I had already paid for the product and for that particular model, the shipping was not  free. Remmber this, the shipping maybe free for some items, but the customs duty and charges will definitely not be, even if the basic duty is free.

Look at it this way, there is NO WAY that you can buy anything outside the country without paying a certain duty and tax on it.If you think this Aliexpress india review was useful, you can go through other posts regarding customs duty, shipping and much more.

Below are some frequently asked questions i receive :

1a. Can we pay cash on delivery COD in India for Aliexpress?

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Aliexpress india cash on delivery – Above are the modes of payment for buying anything from aliexpress. Currently there is no cash on delivery to India. The reason being is Alipay keeps our money secured till you receive your parcel, as safety for us customers and gives it to the seller after we get the parcel.

If you do not get the parcel, you can complain and you will be refunded the money.This process will not work if we paid in cash on delivery, think about it. If the seller loses the parcel in transit -{happens often} the seller loses money. This system works best as neither the customer loses nor seller.

1b.How can you know if the seller is trustworthy?

There are a few way to know how genuine the seller is. Aliexpress also has its own Alipay escrow service that acts as a buffer and is “almost” full proof.But more on that later.




When you search your product this is the first indicator at the right side of the screen. Common sense tells you that you should buy a product that has high number of feedback reviews and high number of orders.

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Next you will click on the store name or seller name and check its history. s seen from the above picture, its been open for business on Aliexpress since 7 years and also has a high positive feedback.

2.How long will my parcel take and can i track it?

Most parcels can be expected in 32-60 days depending on factors like season rush, but there is  slight problem when you choose free delivery by China/Hong Kong Post.

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For small parcels the ordinary small packet plus service is very unreliable and it stops tracking randomly.This can be very confusing and scary, because you are not sure where your parcel has reached and how long it will take to come.

Even if you go to the China Post direct website and type in the tracking code it doesn’t show any new updates after it has left China. Sometimes it shows arrived in destination country, but internal tracking cannot be seen.

3.Have u ever paid for a product and not received it?

When i was new to the game i didn’t receive a product twice. Once i got refunded after messaging and arguing with the customer support and the second time i received  a refund directly form the seller in Paypal. My mistake? i didn’t focus on the “BUYER PROTECTION”

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This is a feature by Aliexpress that holds your money safely till you get the product and when you do, you click on received product and then the seller gets paid.Even if you do not click on Confirmation received and your buyer protection ends {confirmation timeout}, the seller gets paid. Now , if your parcel is stuck in transit, you have an option to ask the seller to extend the Buyer Protection.

Remember that “If your Buyer Protection Ends” and you haven’t received your product,{and assuming its lost in transit} your seller will get paid and you will get nothing! Keep this in mind. In this case what you have to do is open a dispute before the protection period ends and ask for a refund.

This is a negative point for the seller as it hurts their trust rating and they will say anything to you so as to convince you to not open a dispute, but even after extending the period once if you haven’t got your parcel, and it is over 2 months, its better to go ahead with the refund.

4.Do i have to pay custom duty charges for my parcel?

This is the most asked question i have received and i dont have time to answer so may comments {sorry} so ill explain it here.

If you have a large parcel it can be imported free of duty if the value is up to Rs.10,000. This needs to marked as a gift or a sample.This is extended to 1 lac for someone having IEC.

If it is a small parcel and is intended for personal use, then it needs to be within the limit of Rs.2000 so that duty is not levied.

For more details read the government customs rules here

Hope this answer all queries about this Aliexpress india review, comment below if you need more answers.

739 Responses to Aliexpress india review

  1. Rose October 31, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    Hi, I want to buy some clothes , ladies bag , shoes etc.. from Alibaba.com import from China to India for around 1000 USD. How much do I need to pay for the tax or custom fees..? And is it safe to order or not.

    • jojo22 November 11, 2018 at 5:20 am #

      yes there will be customs duty and other charges in the range of $150-$225 depending on how much duty each item attracts

  2. Paul July 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Dear Friend,

    Thousands of thanks for the great review on Aliexpress. Your review contains loads of valuable information which provided enough information to analyse the product. Thanks for this useful review. Wishing you great success! Keep up the great work. I will come back to your website to learn more information.

    Your Friend,

  3. Prasad mahadik January 6, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    I have doubt about when parcel come in india post what is next process is they send me a letter for verification or what is process

    • jojo22 January 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

      they wont send anything,,if u dont get your parcel before expiry of protection period then ask for a refund

  4. Naresh Kumar December 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    Iwas order to aliexpress.2pair wLJH2×H8 car Led bulb on dt.1/12/17at14:36pm.my order ID is88263730807261.my payment had been deduct my accountRs.1748-00.on dt.3/12/17at17:00pm.my order had been cancelled by aliexpress sit.the aliexpress online shoping is fake sit.please every body not purchase any one items.coustomer care no.did not pick.

  5. anna October 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    I’m ordering clothes worth of 5k from Ali express. Do u think there would be any custom charge I’ll have to pay?

    • priti jain October 18, 2017 at 7:24 am #

      No Dont think so.To my Knowledge does not attract Custom until bill is more then 10k.

  6. Payal September 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    Is COD available on aliexpress? If not, is it safe to use credit card?
    Also, if i buy a product worth rs700, will i need to pay any extra charges?

    • priti jain September 26, 2017 at 4:54 am #

      COD isnt available since everything deliver direct from china. Credit Card usage is 100% safe . Aliexpress keep balance paid in there account and not to deliver seller until product isnt reached. and this done after verification from customers. I doubt it will levy any extra charges , rest depend on nature of your product and Customs .

      • Roshani prajapati October 1, 2017 at 9:55 am #

        Is it true…it’s safe????

        • priti jain October 4, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

          Yes, To my experience money is safe with aliexpress. As they dont forward to seller until product not delivered!

          • RAJESH JAIN December 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

            Pls tell me bcoz m purchasing 3000 rs but not recevied any items bt courier are showing recive aLl Items pls help me
            My num-91441117779

          • priti jain January 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

            Cancel your order and apply for refund. Seems like your order stuck somewhere in customs etc . Better open dispute and apply for refund . Unless you dont confirm received aliexpress do not confirm delivered!

  7. Neel September 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    I want to buy a laptop motherboard from alibaba it cost $110. I’m worried about the duty, how much custom duty they will charge me if i buy a $110 laptop motherboard? Thank you!!!

    • jojo22 January 4, 2018 at 8:50 am #

      atleast another 1000-1500 more you can expect total

  8. Iqbal September 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    I had purchased plant growing bulb quantity 3 cost 3500/-,got two different tracking ID RB313719607SG WAS GIVEN BY SELLER AND ANOTHER ONE GIVEN BY ALIEXPRESS IS DD004460634AE.

    • jojo22 October 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

      u can apply for a refund on aliexpress

  9. Preetb September 1, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

    Hi. I wanted to order around 30 pairs of earrings from AliExpress, all from different sellers. The total comes to about 2000?. Will I have to customs on them?? Pleasese advise.

  10. Likhith July 19, 2017 at 12:23 am #

    I want to buy some product is it safe to buy …is the security good and will I get the product??

    • jojo22 August 30, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

      it is,but takes long time to come

  11. Daniel May 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

    I am planning to buy a computer motherboard from China. It costs around 7000rs. I am ready to pay customs duty whatever it is. My doubt is, do I need to go to customs office for clearance, or will it be OK to pay the duty while receiving the product at doorsteps ?

  12. vijay May 5, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    I ordered on 10 march but still it is not delivered .how much time you will take to deliver it ..order I’d is 82585552059282

  13. Amit May 3, 2017 at 6:36 am #

    Hi I would like to buy a lcd display for mobile cost 2k how much i have to custome duty for this product

  14. Amit May 3, 2017 at 6:36 am #

    Hi I would like to buy a lcd display for mobile cost 2k how much i have to custome duty for this product

  15. Yuva April 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

    Wat will be the custom duty of led headlight costing 1900k

  16. Sushma soni April 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    I bought 11 different items from differe sellers from aliexpres… costing 298/- in total… do i need to pay any thing extra?? At time of delivery…such as custum fee etc??…

  17. Sushma soni April 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    Hi.. i have ordered 11 different items…from different seller each.. total cost is rs 298/-
    …do i need to pay anything extra???at the time of delivery??. Tell me please…

  18. Puja April 17, 2017 at 6:28 am #

    Can you pls confirm if I ll be charged for shoes worth 1200 Rs from Ali express?

  19. Rohan April 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    Hello.. If i buy any product that costs 500 to 600 indian rupees, then is custom duty applicable on it?

  20. Nishant Rastogi April 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

    I want to buy a redmi note 4 4gb ram smartphone from aliexpress how much it will cost in india currency after applying custom duty & can i pay in rupees

    • jojo22 July 28, 2017 at 6:53 am #

      u have to pay by ccard,,dollar will convert automatically to rupees

  21. Sukanya April 12, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    I ordered a earing worth 70Rs from India.. will I be charged for custom duty or tax..??

  22. Abhishek Kumar Sharma April 2, 2017 at 5:59 am #

    I have purchased a drone costing me around 5k rs now am lil frightend if it will be deliverd to me or not.as i came to kbow importing drone is illegel

  23. Abhijit March 28, 2017 at 1:11 am #

    Hi…. I want to purchased some electronics components or you can say electronic build kits worth 700/- and one power bank diy case worth 350/-from Aliexpress.com and i live in Kolkata . how much i have to pay custom charges for those items? If you can tell me that would be great…..

  24. vinod March 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    I’ve ordered a mobile through aliexpress.
    Seller mentioned its price at their custom office.
    But didn’t attach invoice with parcel.
    Will it affect at Indian Custom office for clearance ? Please tell me

    • jojo22 June 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

      yes,,customs will attache thier own estimated invoice

  25. vinod March 10, 2017 at 6:02 am #

    I ordered a mobile of Rs10k+ and seller declared its price around 3500Rs.
    want to know how much custom i have to pay ?

  26. Hridy February 23, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

    if I buy some jewellery costing approax 1-2 k Indian rupees. Will it be free shipping? And how much castom may charge if it’s weight is 200-300 gm approximate.
    please reply.

  27. razzzaq February 23, 2017 at 2:59 am #

    is there any way to get my product shipped in maximum 3-4 days. or earlier (even paid also)????

  28. yash February 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

    i have bought a pair of led shoes worth 1700 how mch custom duty i have to pay for these shoes

  29. Pallav Thapa February 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    I’m planning to buy coloured pencils worth 3000 and will mark it as a gift. Do you think Indian Customs are gonna charge money?

  30. Priyanka February 18, 2017 at 12:12 am #

    I had cancelled my order but I made the transaction through credit card. How many days approximately will take for refund

    • jojo22 August 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

      u can get it back in paypal within 2-3 days

  31. Viraj February 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

    Hello JoJo
    I recently purchased a cell phone worth 2000. What can be the appx customs on it ?

    Please help.

  32. Sehar February 17, 2017 at 6:12 am #

    I want to order many stuffs from AliExpress..but it is safe.. should i order or no.. im confused .. please help..

    • jojo22 February 22, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

      very safe,,and good stuff,,go ahead

  33. Vikram February 16, 2017 at 3:52 am #

    Hi, I have ordered a wooden hundred Montessori toy, weighing around 500 gm and value of 1k.
    Do I have to pay any custom charges on delivery?

  34. sjp February 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

    i am planing to buy Nokia Lumia 1020 camera replacement module worth RS 2750
    they deliverd by HongKong Post Air Mail it takes 15-26 days
    seller rating 98.8

    my doubt is can i trust with this seller ?
    can i paid any additional rs on arrival / customs duty ? how much will pay
    plz replay me its my first time purchase i don’t know customs procedure

    • jojo22 February 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

      all sellers are verified and thy dont get paid until u recive the parcel,,so dont worry u wont lose your money,,if any additional charge have to be paid to the courier/postman

  35. akshay February 10, 2017 at 12:03 am #

    Hy I am planning to order led headlight bulbs for ?1580 and do I need to ask the seller to send it as gift? What is the use of receiving an item as gift?

  36. MS February 6, 2017 at 3:51 am #

    I have ordered one package from Ali express on Oct 2015, i did not receive package or refund.it is Feb 2017 still it shows

    -Your refund progress

    -Your dispute is still in the process, there is no refund information.

  37. Venkatesh January 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    I have purchase 640 rs. Product.. Laptop hdd cable from aliexpress so do i need to pay anything extra?

  38. arun January 27, 2017 at 4:57 am #

    Hi, I’m planning to by camera lens for redmi 1s near about 2$ how much I have to pay else while coming to my home ,as it will be mine first experience to purchase from this site

  39. Rakshetsa January 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

    I’d order some back covers for my s6 edge plus that aren’t more than 500 (individually). Do I have to pay any custom duty?

  40. Abhijit January 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    Hi I want to order a headphone worth 1k.. how much service tax do I have to pay to ship it to India?

    • jojo22 January 22, 2017 at 4:17 am #

      they may not be any charge,,since it is a low value prduct

  41. sunny ahmed January 13, 2017 at 6:25 am #

    I have ordered single pair of shoes from ali express i got it today when i went to post office they charged me Rs 1067 when i asked them they said that these are custom charges you have to pay otherwise we will send it back i had no options so i paid but my shoes weigh 1.1kg and it was marked as gift with price tag 3$ still they charged me . what should i do now. where do i need to complaint .please help me

    • priti jain January 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

      These were custom charges,Depend on many factors including weight, type of product etc .

  42. Pallavi January 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    How to pay if opted for cash on delivery …?

    Do they take Indian rupees?

  43. shakshi srivastava January 2, 2017 at 5:34 am #

    i ordered on 11 nov. 2016, but till now i haven’t received .when will i receive my order. and i will receive products on my delivery location??

    • jojo22 January 5, 2017 at 4:09 am #

      ask seller to check up on it

  44. Deepak joshi December 29, 2016 at 3:24 am #

    I have ordered a wireless headphone which the seller is ready to declare as a gift with 20USD
    will I face any custom problems ? If so how much would I be charged ?

    • jojo22 January 22, 2017 at 4:10 am #

      yes i feel u would be charged,,cant say how much

  45. harsh December 21, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    How can i order on aliexpress in indian rupees??

    • jojo22 January 5, 2017 at 4:14 am #

      dont think u can

  46. Sid December 19, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    Hi, I bought a smartphone worth 13k. Could you tell me what to put as a declaration on it? What will be the custom duty on it? And also the issues I would have to face regarding its delivery?

    • jojo22 January 5, 2017 at 4:15 am #

      u can reduce by 1-2 k but wontmake a diff,,still customs of 3-4k approx will apply

  47. Ankit December 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    I ordered a Smartwatch from AliExpress costing $105 it’s been more than a week the order has not yet left for India from China althogh it is shipped.
    How much time it took to deliver to me and wat duty i have to pay if any ?

    • jojo22 December 14, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

      will take close to a month,,cant really say the duty

  48. Anil December 13, 2016 at 6:07 am #

    Hi,can you please help me know how much customs tax will I attract if I want to purchase fashion jewelry(not gold or precious metals) worth 1500-2000 INR from single seller,choosing free shipping method.this is for dropshipping.i am not able to decide if its helpful or harmful choice to choose dropshipping using AliExpress.kindly help

    • jojo22 January 5, 2017 at 4:21 am #

      im not sure about duty on artiificial jewlwery, but even if there is,,it wont be more than 250-300max

      • Anil January 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm #


  49. Saurabh December 9, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    I want buy asus zenfone 2 deluxe from alibaba which price arount 11500 and free shipping… Then how much coustom charger or extra charge i pay….. Plaese help. Me

    • jojo22 January 5, 2017 at 4:22 am #

      can be 4-5k,,give or take

  50. FATIMA December 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    Hey.. i ordered three things by different sellers with total 200 rs.. how much custom will i b charged ?

    • priti jain December 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

      To my knowledge there wont be any custom .

    • Hridy February 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

      Did it took any castom charges? And castom charges depends on which factors?

  51. Waquar December 4, 2016 at 2:59 am #

    Hi, I have placed an order for Huawei mobile phone (for around 15K). I have further requested my seller to mark the product as gift and put it in a normal packaging. Do you think, I can avoid the import tax this way.
    Or should I ask my seller to undervalue the product, its a Chinese product, should not raise any suspicion.
    Pls guide.

    • priti jain January 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm #

      I dont think you can avoid custom charges. First phone value is more then 10k. 2. Its an electronic product .

  52. Pranav November 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm #

    Hi, I have ordered 2 items from aliexpress.
    1 is leather shoes rs.1600 and the other is mini led projector rs.2500; both from different vendors.
    They both have shipped separately on a difference of 1 day and both have send them as gift.
    Will I be charged custom import tax in India?
    If so how much? Pls help. Thanks in advance.

    • jojo22 January 22, 2017 at 4:13 am #

      i think might be charged,,lso led projctor will be,,

  53. Taani November 16, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    I have not received my product since a month and the seller said they have already sent it and i should check at my local post. I dont know where could be this local post or exactly what it is since i never had to collect anything from there. Am from mumbai

    • jojo22 December 5, 2016 at 4:57 am #

      it does take more than a month somtimes,,give it another 10 days

  54. Mona November 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    I have purchase 2800 rs. Product.. wedding veil so do i need to pay anythng extra?

    • priti jain January 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

      Normally they dont charge custom on clothes 🙂

      • AMAL RAJ.K February 25, 2017 at 4:01 am #

        I am planning to buy 5000 cotton bags worth 50000. What will b the custom charge.. u mentioned no custom charge for clothes

  55. Anku November 15, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    I bought one smart watch costing 7000 rs. How much custom do you think I have to pay

    • jojo22 January 22, 2017 at 4:13 am #

      cant say exact;y,,but expect 2-3k

      • Pritam Chaudhari April 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

        How much time taken to ship the packet

  56. Yadnesh October 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    What will be import duty if j order product costing 5,000rs

    • jojo22 November 14, 2016 at 7:53 am #

      depends on the product

  57. Sanjaya October 22, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    How to do you pay for the custom. Does the courier man take it while delivering or I have it somewhere. I am thinking getting a lighted kindle cover. How much customs levy would it attract?

    • priti jain October 26, 2016 at 8:46 am #

      Most probably i dont think their will be any customs . But if still they do wont be much

  58. Shivam October 11, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    My brother shipped one watch for me from aliexpress to bangalore and it has been around 18 days…but till now i didnt recieved the product nor any information about the product??now what can i do??

    • jojo22 October 17, 2016 at 4:16 am #

      takes almost a month,,sometimes more

  59. fatema September 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    hi i have imported around 5 items from aliexpress that would not cost more than 2000 rs. but each 1 of them is from a different dealer. would i be charged some custom duty? if yes than how much do i need to pay? n how much is the limit for custom free import from ali express? n how much could be the delivery time through china post? plz help me out with this questions.. looking forward to hear from u soon. thank you!

  60. sagar September 26, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    Hello jojo
    am planning to place an order from mumbai( Action Camera EKEN H9R ) for a product costing 80$. The approx rate showing is 5500-6000 rs. Can you tell me how much extra taxes and customs will i have to pay above?

    seller rady to declare it as 20$ item and also as a gift…i dont want to pay more customs.

    plz Help

    • Ved January 28, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      Hello, Can you let me know how much tax u paid?
      And if you have saved any tax how u saved it?

      Please reply asap I am waiting, I have already placed order

  61. Ryan September 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Id I’m planning on buying a phone that costs 17k how much would I get charge for customs?

    • jojo22 October 17, 2016 at 4:17 am #

      cant tell u exactly,,but will be alot,,possibly between 5-10k

  62. chakravarthy September 20, 2016 at 2:39 am #

    I had been surfing through Aliexpress and found some Interesting items for best price but hesitent to buy as I already got stabbed by few sites like whaaky.com wish.com etc.. So I was looking for some cod sort is it possible in aliexpress

    • jojo22 October 17, 2016 at 4:18 am #

      no its not,,but its a very safe website,,so go ahead and buy

  63. Clabina Cardoz August 20, 2016 at 4:39 am #

    Also wanna know i order a sum of 25products will i get the products all togthr or each one separately? ??

    • jojo22 September 5, 2016 at 5:31 am #

      if its one vendor then together,,else shipping will also cost more

  64. Rahul Soni August 14, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    I want to purchase a tablet PC which costs around Rs 6500 does I have to pay any custom or import duty.

  65. siva prakash August 11, 2016 at 10:15 am #

    I’ve ordered for a 7 inch screen touch panel like 11 days back. The shipment has reached Mumbai 4 days and I have no idea what they are doing with my package for 4 days. If there’s a negative rating I’ll definitely rate as minus -5. Y don’t the shopping atleast provide with the approximate date of delivery of the product. This is ridiculous

    • jojo22 August 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      its not upto the chinese supplier to ensure timely delivery one it reaches india, that is upto the customs. u are lucky to have gotten fast, it usualy takes a month

  66. mr x August 9, 2016 at 4:35 am #

    hello I have bought an action figure from aliexpress for 15 usd say 1068 rs, but the package didn’t arrive yet, when I tried to track it I received a message awaiting presentation to customs commissioner but this was about 5 days back , and no present status of the parcel after that.it was sent as a gift item marked on the package, are there any chances I will have to pay any sort of customs duty on this item, and I would also like to know that if a person sends me a bonafide gift item what must be its cost limit to be exempted from customs duty.thanks in advance for your guidance in this matter.

    • jojo22 August 11, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

      generally gift items are not dutyable, nad since its a small item, u wont need to pay,,just wait and it wil come

      • mrx August 14, 2016 at 5:05 am #

        hello ,thanks for the previous reply but I have still got one small doubt ,
        this time ive got a follow up on the package that says Record item customs information ,Retention reason : Articles importation subject to restrictions import- license…and then finally…. Send item to domestic location ,iam pretty much surprised by this as the toy doesnot come with any remote controller or run on batteries, just a posable figure.does it mean I have to pay some duty when it reaches me, does the size of package influence their decision to charge me, despite being a harmless bonafide gift item,the size of the figure is approx. 7.5 inches that’s somewhat big i guess.what if they charge me with a big amount , should I give it and then apply for refund or reject the parcel.kindly shed some light on this ,thanks in advance

  67. Ruchi August 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    What would be the custom duty or import duty of a dress which cost rs 916??
    From ali express.
    What will be the total cpst i will have to pay??

    • jojo22 August 6, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

      mostly there wont be anything extra

  68. Riya August 3, 2016 at 1:17 am #

    Hi I have purchased a dress from Aliexpress about 2000 rs. They have delivered the product bt i hv not received yet. Can you pls tell me do I have to pay any Custom duty? And from where I get my product? Thanks

    • jojo22 August 6, 2016 at 10:31 am #

      it will come to your house, i doubt youll be charged anything extra

      • vasu November 20, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

        i order one flip cover in last month 10th but upto now ididnt get that product what hapn for that in meanwhile any where its miss

  69. Akash August 2, 2016 at 5:58 am #

    Please someone assure me whether this aliexpress is a genuine or what …
    There is no helpline number no way to get assist .
    Please confirm me back that I should start my shopping with it

    • jojo22 August 6, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      it is 100% good,,enjoy

  70. Ishita July 23, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    I ordered for cosmetics and they were like your order is closed, v need ur card photo for verification,did that happen to anyone? (Very angry)

    • jojo22 July 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      never heard of this thing..re order it

    • SHIVAM July 27, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      aliexpress is a crap….chinese thugs

    • mohammad faris August 2, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      yes i am facing similar problem…so for verification i link my aadhaar card photo to it but again i got reply from them which says your verification failed due to non english document. even though every thing is written in english clearly in it..

  71. Simran July 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    I want to order from aliexpress but will they have a cash o. Delivery option? Location -Mumbai

    • jojo22 July 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

      not that i know of

  72. Ishita July 21, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    They are asking for the photos of the card(mastercard hdfc) and its highly confidential how can v trust that its not a fraud?

    • jojo22 July 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      no buy from another vendor

  73. Sarab July 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    I am planning to by a phone from Aliexpress for USD200, how much Customs do I have to pay to get it Shipped in Delhi (India)

    • jojo22 July 26, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

      will be alot, could be as much as 75% of the price of the phone

  74. nidhika July 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    My product is not delivered after 2 months but the seller told me to check in a local post office…there are many courier offices in india..i dont know where i go to check my parcel..

    • jojo22 July 26, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

      its possble if u have purchsed a prohibited item it may be withheld by customs

  75. Ravi July 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi JoJo

    Help me out with one thing. I am planning to order clothes worth $50 , can you please tell me custom duties envisaged in this transaction.

    Also how this is calculated. Does it also depend on bulk to item being bought or what kind of item being bought.

    I wanted to deal in clothing stuff from these places. Will it be fisible looking at custom duties n all.????

    • jojo22 August 6, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      if u want to do it commercially, apply for an IEC licence, your shiping etc can get cheaper

  76. Java July 8, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    I can’t pay using debit card. It says cross country transaction not allowed debit card. How to pay without credit or debit card? Payment options?

    • jojo22 July 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

      u can use cc easily

  77. Diya July 8, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    I want to order 100 to 130 pcs of fashion jewelleries from aliexpress. Approximately it would cost 30k. Should I have to pay Customs duty?

    • jojo22 August 6, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      definietely,,,will cost alot!!

  78. Tashu June 21, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Jojo you look cute.

  79. jojo22 June 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm #


  80. Sparsh June 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    I want to order 8 wrist watches @Rs. 120 each from Aliexpress and from the same seller. Will I need an IE code and have to pay Custom Duty?

    • jojo22 June 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

      no u dont rewjire iec, coz order value is less than 10k, but u might be charged duty

      • Yashu July 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

        I have to purchase a lipstick RS. 80 .
        So do I have pay any costom chargers

  81. Fijoy June 14, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Hello Jojo,

    I havent tried aliexpress or for that matter any ecommerce website outside india. Since its my first time, im ordering small quantity and really cheap stuff just to check whether this is reliable.
    Im planning to buy something that does not cost above INR100, the main thing I want to know is the delivery time, usually how long does it take to deliver the product from China to Mumbai??

    Thanks in advance!!!

    • jojo22 July 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      takes between 3-5 weeks

  82. Dhruv Shah June 10, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Im going to buy a 105$ product from aliexpress or Gearbest.com…both are ready to declare it as 20$ item and also as a gift…will I have to pay customs or duties?? In India..
    sir, Please reply I didnt found last question I asked.

    Thank you

    • jojo22 July 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

      most products under 10000 inr are duty free, but some electronics are dutyable, so be ready to shell out even though the price is shown as 20$

      • Yashu July 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

        I have to purchase a lipstick RS. 80 .
        So do I have pay any costom chargers

  83. Aditya June 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    I’ve ordered 5 items from different sellers on Aliexpress.com, therefore each order id is different. Each order costs around Rs 800- Rs 900. Do I need pay custom duty. Also let me know how I’ll get to know if I need to pay the duty ?

    I believe my items will be delivered by India Post. Do I need to pay them upon delivery ?
    Please help!

    • jojo22 June 20, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      im assuming your delivery address is the same for all ids, depnds on the products,i cant say of youl be charged

  84. Dhruv Shah June 7, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    I am going to buy a mini projector UC50 from china on aliexpress or dx.com. it costs around 105$.
    Two questions

    1) Need I to pay extra to bank on paying in USD using Credit card
    2) what can be maximum custom duty.

    I live in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

    Thank you

    • jojo22 June 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      nothing extra by CC, there will be a customs charge for sure,cant say how much, but for safe calculation, take the value of the goods

      • Dhruv Shah June 22, 2016 at 11:18 am #

        thanks for your response…but he was saying that he will declare it as 30$…so custom will not bock my parcel if they found the original price?

  85. Ravi oza May 24, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Hello jojo

    i’m buy led projector to aliexpress Rs.3900/-
    How much should I pay for the customs

    • jojo22 May 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      whatver is asked,,won be much dont worry

  86. Kedar May 21, 2016 at 4:17 am #

    Planning to order 4 – 6 touch screen foil which costs USD 500 a piece. Will it attract custom duty to be shipped to Mumbai. …if yes what percent approx will be the duty.

    • jojo22 May 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

      it will be very high,,y dont u order one and try first

  87. Tarini May 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Hello jojo am planning to place an order from India for a product costing 8$. The approx rate showing is 500-600 rs. Can you tell me how much extra taxes and customs will i have to pay above?

    • jojo22 May 15, 2016 at 3:59 am #

      depends what the product is, but most probably there wont be any

  88. Mickey Joan May 10, 2016 at 5:18 am #

    Hi, I’m planning to order a replica shoes that has free shipping cost around ?1400 will there be any duty on it and if yes then how much and i don’t have a cc is there any safer way to pay the money ? And with no tracking whatbis the maximum you have to wait ? Reviews on alibaba looks fake everyone has given 5 stars and positive comment how can it be possible.?

    • jojo22 May 15, 2016 at 4:09 am #

      could be a small duty charge,,,cc is very safe,,i used it 100 times,,and the reviews are totally genuine,,u can wait for upto 6 weeks

  89. Linu April 30, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    I am planning to buy a xiomi mi pad 2 from aliexpress worth 299.99 usd 20738/- inr.. Including shipping charges via dhl. How much should I pay for the customs and will marking it as gift would help me get rid of that?

    • jojo22 May 6, 2016 at 4:14 am #

      marking as gift only helps for small inexpensive items, customs officers arent fools,u cannot escape the duties

  90. Renedy April 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    If i order 12 pieces of clothing items from one seller will I be charged customs?

    • jojo22 May 15, 2016 at 4:06 am #

      depends what the order amt is

  91. shilpi April 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    I want to buy a hand bag is COD option available in n aliexoress

  92. Kashmira April 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Hello . I.m planning on buying an mi5 mobile which costs around 23 k in inr. So how Mich would the custom duty cost me if any?

    • jojo22 April 21, 2016 at 4:20 am #

      it will cost alot of duty,,suggest u buy it from here,,else shell out

  93. Deepu April 17, 2016 at 9:04 am #

    I hv order some clothes from aliexpress. Cost around 2000rs. Please tell me that i hv to pay any other amount too.

    • Ankita May 20, 2016 at 10:21 am #

      Hey did u pay custom n did u receive ur parcel on time.
      Plz let me know as I’m also planing to buy goods in bulk

  94. Diwakar Mamgain April 15, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

    Thnx for helping out everyone
    I want to order shoes worth 3.5k, will this attract any custom duties?

  95. Riya bhandari April 15, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    I want to order a dress n shoes with it…I have seen d seller’s info n feedback…bt I m not sure whether to order or not…!…can u tell me whether cash on delivery is available or not..??

    • jojo22 April 21, 2016 at 4:29 am #

      there isnt cod, but ali is safe,,i ordered atleast 25 times,,choose a seller with lots of orders sold

  96. rey April 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

    I have ordered a pair of shoes of rs . 4000 will there be any custom charges on it..

  97. Abhijit April 5, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    I am thinking of ordering a cycle helmet worth Rs 3500, will it attract duty?

  98. Davila April 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    Hey i ordered some clothes and watches from aliexpress. The total came up to 1200. But they said there were no shipping charges. Will i still have to pay customs ?

  99. Vaibhav March 31, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    Hey i bought a mobile cover on 5 march….on 13 march the website showed export custom duty cleared but after that there is no information about the shipping…it has been 18 days since the last update

    • jojo22 April 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      some small packages cannot be tracked,,give it time it will come

  100. karan March 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    hey jojo

    i had ordered a smart watch worth 16$ how much custom duty would i need to pay,the parcel is stuck in Chhatrapati Shivaji from the past 12 days what should i do tracking-SYLMY11661822

    • jojo22 March 28, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

      it will come to u,,,dont wrry

      • karan April 4, 2016 at 7:47 am #

        I had called foreign post office, they said they need a 9 digit tracking
        number while I was given 13 digit one is there any way to get 9 digit tracking

  101. Ali March 23, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    I want to buy blazer from “ali express” they have mentioned that it free delivery. it cost about 3000rs, do i also have to pay some custom tax????

    • Ali March 23, 2016 at 11:09 am #

      Also can i pay via western union? is it safe?????

  102. doll March 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    hey jojo

    one of my small order protection period is abt to end in 7days..wat shud I do nw…the seller had extended the protection once but it is also abt to end…shud I opt for open dispute??

    • jojo22 March 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

      no extend it gain,,and contact them again,,else cncel the order

  103. Abhishek G March 18, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    i ordered a 30 Usd watch on aliexpress, it is not labeled as gift will it attract any custom duty

    • jojo22 March 19, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

      yes possble it might

  104. doll March 17, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    hey jojo

    one of my order protection period is abt to end in 8 days…a small order tat is not trackable …wat shud I do now?? opt for open dispute…the seller has extended the protection once…

  105. Shrinath March 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    I want to buy watch wroth rs 1000 from aliexpress. could you please advise it is save to buy a watch from aliexpress and what are the delivery duration?
    One most important thing what are the extra duties i should have to pay to get a watch in hand.

    let me know the same ASAP….

    Thanking you…

    • jojo22 April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      go ahead,,shouldnt be a problem

  106. Baby March 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    I ordered crochet tops worth 13000, my seller sent message “sorry .but seems there is a problem with your country ,the India customs regulation receiver must provide many document to customs clearance when the package arrival to your country ,if not you cant get the package ,please call CUSTOMS what document you need provide ,thank you”
    Via DHL,,, I couldn’t track my order also,,,,, what could be this??

    • jojo22 April 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

      im guessing u recived your pCKge by now,,if not sit back and wait,,dhl will fulfill all the requirements

  107. Vishwambara March 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    I wanted to buy Cube i7 Remix from Aliexpress.It costs 17000Rs. can I order it?Does the Custom Charges too much?

    • jojo22 March 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

      yes,,u will have to shell out alot

    • Navdeep Singh April 27, 2016 at 3:41 am #

      Hey I have cube i7 stylus if you want to buy, I can sell it to you. I’m from ludhiana punjab.

      See my add on olx, ludhiana punjab.

      And yes you will have to pay import duty between 4000-7000 , depending upon the mood of custom officials .

  108. Aradhya March 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    Hey ! I want to order a football jersey. It says free shipping there..and it costs around 1100 Rs.. So do i have to pay any charges after the order is delivered ?

  109. Gaurav Surati March 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Hi Jojo22,

    Could you please advise how long should I wait for below orders. I am really desperate and have received none of the orders so far

    Order Number Shipment Number Method Order date
    72199396264797 70345317848 Seller’s Shipping Method (China Post) 12/01/2016
    72703966044797 02662825477 China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus 03/02/2016
    72703966054797 11701132979 Yanwen Track 03/02/2016
    72703966054797 81061539111 Wish Post 03/02/2016
    72703966054797 YT1603690005077614 Yun Track 03/02/2016
    72877821804797 70440230201 Seller’s Shipping Method (China Post) 12/02/2016
    72941545984797 02685047360 China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus 14/02/2016
    72941545984797 YF050433619SW Yanwen Track 14/02/2016

    • jojo22 March 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

      give it another week

  110. Mani kanta March 14, 2016 at 12:03 am #

    hai Jojo bro..
    I finally ordered a Chinese dizi flute from aliexpress.. Its price approx 385rs with free shipping China registered post
    .. Any custom charges will happen in India?

  111. Mukherjee March 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    Hey, can you tell me if you know whether debit card payment can be used or not? I tried SBI and it didn’t work. Then I came to know sbi doesn’t allow international online shopping.. Do you know if axis bank debit card works? Also, do we have to get some international card facility enabled or can we normally use it like we use it in Indian shopping sites?

    • jojo22 March 14, 2016 at 4:15 am #

      i never use my debit card online simply for security reasons, if u use a credit card,and there there is fraud activity, it wont be your money that gets lost 🙂 very few debit cards allow international transactions

      • arsh April 28, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

        how come ?
        what should i use to order from aliexpress ?
        credit or debit card?

        • jojo22 May 6, 2016 at 4:17 am #

          i have never used a debit card, always CC

  112. Vishnu March 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    I bought watch for 5000rs from aliexpress ..if I track it is coming held in chennai customs …how I should get my product … Do I have to pay tax or not … If so how much I have to payb

    • jojo22 March 14, 2016 at 4:16 am #

      itwil come to u have patience, and yes i feel there will be charges

  113. Jaspreet singh March 13, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    hello jojo22….
    I just ordered some quadcopter stuff like(motors,battery checkers,and other wired products)..So I want to know if there is any extra charges to pay except the product price i.e. Custom duties or any other..(Product price is rs.902 with free shipping)….Please help

    • jojo22 March 14, 2016 at 4:17 am #

      even if there re charges it should be within 1000 rs

  114. PS March 11, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    How much duty is levied on arduino pro mini with ftdi encoder and gyro+accelerometer sensors

  115. Abhishek March 10, 2016 at 4:27 am #

    I had ordered car hud 2 pieces that cost me 50dollars will i have to pay custom duty each cost me 25dollar alone.

  116. Ann March 10, 2016 at 4:01 am #

    I want to order a leather handbag on Aliexpress worth 14k. Its 9000INR after discount. Do u think its safe to order such an expensive bag and will there be customs charged on the billed amount or what the customs officer think it is worth?

    • jojo22 March 14, 2016 at 4:19 am #

      no,,u shouldnt order anything so expensive beause you wil end up with a big customs bill

  117. doll March 8, 2016 at 7:21 am #

    hey jojo

    i have ordered some products from aliexpress with shipping free…it has only number in tracking details and i m ale to track it from shpostwish.com….i want to know will this order be delivered at doorstep or i vl hv to look at it with local post office…pls let me knw

    • jojo22 March 9, 2016 at 4:30 am #

      it will come to u, the regitered indian postman wil take any charges if there is

    • Kvho March 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

      Can i use debit card for shopping in aliexpress n will item be sent to adress that i have written down?

      • jojo22 March 14, 2016 at 4:12 am #

        if debit card is international then u can, and it wil be sent wherever u mention

  118. Sainath March 4, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    Will they open my package to check at customs?

    • jojo22 March 9, 2016 at 4:25 am #

      for elctronics they will

      • Rajesh June 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

        Jojo… I have ordered 12piec of ipad cover which has logo on it. Will it be held by custom?

        • jojo22 June 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

          wont be held, but might be chargeable

  119. sachin March 2, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    hi jojo
    i brought a cotton jacket (1 piece) costing up to Rs. 2300 so do i have to pay the custom tax and there was mentiond that the shipping is free….so do i have to pay the shipping charges or not?

  120. sachin March 2, 2016 at 7:02 am #

    hi jojo i just ordered 1 peice of cotton jacket of worth Rs. 2300… so can u tell me do i have to pay tax?

  121. chandrusekar March 1, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    brother, i want to buy red epic camera power cable, lcd cable third party accessories from ali express, it is safe or not, what about customs duty,

    • jojo22 March 9, 2016 at 4:28 am #

      its safe, u might have to pay some small charges

  122. Raghu February 27, 2016 at 12:20 am #

    Hi Jojo,

    I have ordered an action cam on Aliexpress and the price is $15.00. It was shipped using Singapore Post.
    I have the latest status as sent to customs in mumbai. Please let me know if there will be a duty charged and how long should I wait for their response, as I am in Bangalore.

    • jojo22 March 9, 2016 at 4:29 am #

      yes i feel there will be charges, wait as alon as it takes,can be close to 2 months also

  123. Getsy February 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    I ordered nail art tools for $10 during Dec 2015.
    The tracking #no. shows the items had arrived in India by Dec 20, 2015, but I did not receive that one particular lot.
    I received all other items in that particular order.
    After the end of Purchase Protection period I opened dispute with seller and asked for refund of entire amount. But on seller’s request cancelled the dispute.
    I just don’t know what action to take next. Would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks

  124. Aashu February 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    I have order 6 ornaments total cost Rs : 295 do i have to pay custom charge ?

  125. doll February 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    hey jojo…i hd successfully made my first order @ aliexpress…thanks for ur help….tysm 🙂

  126. Swaminathan Narayanamurthy February 15, 2016 at 6:12 am #

    hi JoJo

    I have ordered for a fake car steering wheel for $ 58. I am sure it will attract some customs duty, right. or do they just let it go ?


    • jojo22 February 15, 2016 at 6:20 am #

      im sure there will be something,,unless it looks lik a toy

    • Raghu February 19, 2016 at 5:49 am #

      Hi jojo, I have ordered an action cam worth $25.00. Any chances of customs and I stay in bangalore. How long might be the local transportation once its in India?

      • jojo22 March 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

        might be a small charge,it atkes atleat a week to 2 weeks for local

  127. Ihbrus February 12, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    How many dresses can I buy at a time, and not have to pay custom? Is spending around 3k okay?

    • jojo22 February 15, 2016 at 6:21 am #

      i never buy more than 4 garments at a time,usually on garments i have never paid

  128. Mumbai February 6, 2016 at 6:22 am #

    1 is it a safe site
    2 how many day it take to product to come in india
    3 what will b the duty i have to pay

    • jojo22 February 15, 2016 at 6:23 am #

      its an excellent site with really cheap good quality products, delivery can be within 25 to 40 days, and depending on the items u willl be charged, usually electronics are charged

  129. Anil Bist January 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Hi jojo
    I order imitation jewellery 10 piece which cost 500 Inr approx. Should i have to pay any duties for that. Can you tell me how much i have to pay if they charge custom duty.

    regards Anil Bist
    Thanks in advance

    • jojo22 February 15, 2016 at 6:24 am #

      i cant tell u exaclty i ave never bought ornaments, but chances are it will be nil

  130. Yash January 27, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi jojo, I have ordered a mobile touch screen worth around 400 rs ( 6.50 dollars) WITH FREE SHIPPING option.

    Will there be any additional charges when I get it at my door.
    Will it attract customs?

  131. Ashok January 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    I purchased a mobile from ali express.com, on 17th december 2015.

    From 29-12-2015 my tracking shows as product sent for customs verification.

    My tracking number is RB029057899SG, any body please help me to how get my product.

    Thanks & Regards,



    • Krunal Bhatti February 2, 2016 at 8:19 am #

      Hi ashok.

      as per tracking your item is with Chennai Custom Office (CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE)

      12/29/2015 3:48:51 PM India CHENNAI (MADARS) AIR Send item to customs (Inb) Air CHENNAI FOREIGN POST OFFICE

  132. Khush January 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi jojo
    I hv ordered baby shoes and headband from aliexpress which costs 1500 ‘rs… Will it costs custom duty or any otherduties.. I hv selected free shipping

    • jojo22 January 27, 2016 at 4:10 am #

      on apparael they dont charge if its a smal amount,shoes i cant say

      • Kirtan January 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

        Hiii I have purchase shoes and watch..and the tracking shows the detail of 19 January and different different tarckings are being done…some times i n Kolkata and some time In beinjing.. How to get the actual track..

        • jojo22 February 15, 2016 at 6:25 am #

          china or hkmail dsnt give u proper local tracking, but take 2 weeks after it reaches india warehouse

  133. Pragnesh January 24, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    Hi dear jojo…
    Just wanna know abt custom duty…i want to buy laptop lcd screen 16″.it costs 5000 rs….so pls tell me how much cost i have to pay as a custom duty.

    • jojo22 January 27, 2016 at 4:11 am #

      there wil be some duty,cant tell u the exact amount, but keep atleast 500-1000 aside for it

      • Skiran January 27, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

        You will have to pay 36percent of the value appx as duty. Also you will be charged fiñe and penalty

  134. Seemant January 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Dear people.
    I’m about to buy a smartphone from Aliexpress.com , its cost is 13831 rupee and it’s shipping is free but dear people please tell me ”about how much rupee will i’ve to pay while receiving it in India ?

    • jojo22 January 27, 2016 at 4:13 am #

      u will have to pay the additional duty that wil be billed seperately,whatver it is,, 3-4k

  135. mehak January 21, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    One of my purchase from alieexpress has the tracking number of 18 characters ID**************CN. How can i know its status in india. The seller’s tracking site does not have the tracking details updated since last 12 days.

    • jojo22 January 22, 2016 at 4:14 am #

      u dont get local tracking

  136. Mehak January 19, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    Hi Jojo. I’ve ordered a watch from aliexpress. The tracking system shows that it landed in india 10days back. And there is no new info about it. It has been 22 days since i ordered it. Please hep me

    • priti jain January 20, 2016 at 4:27 am #

      takes 2-3 weeks after coming here,depnding on if are in tier 1 or 2 city

  137. ASJAD AKRAM ALI KHAN January 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    and if yes i need import export code then, my father has registered steel trading company and i want to source jewelery can i use my fathers VAT and CST no. to get IEC

  138. ASJAD AKRAM ALI KHAN January 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    hi jojo i want to get start with alibaba.com and i want to source product and retail it , do i need import export code ? on how much amount i have to pay custom duties

    • priti jain January 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

      if u take iec then u wil be subjected to duties on even small quantity imports. As far as getting iec is concerned its a very simple process and u get the ;icense by mail in 3 weeks time. Also if u want to tie up with dhl or fedex or any big courier, they giv eu about 50% discount if u have iec.

  139. doll January 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    hi jojo 🙂

    i have placed my [email protected] aliexpress…just wana knw tat if i dont receive the product in btwn the purchase protection period what shud i do in tat condition…

    1. contact seller to extend the purchase protection or
    2. shud i opt for open dispute optn?

    again confused as wat to den 🙂

  140. doll January 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    hi jojo 🙂

    i have placed my [email protected] aliexpress…just wana knw tat if i dont receive the product in btwn the purchase protection period what shud i do in tat condition…

    1. contact seller to extend the purchase protection or
    2. shud i opt for open dispute optn?

    again confused as wat to den 🙂

    • priti jain January 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

      no dont dispute, just ask to extend

  141. KD January 10, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    What is meant by paying customs on spot? Do you go somewhere and pay or can you have it charged to the card? Is it not added to the bill in advance like Amazon?

    • priti jain January 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

      u will have to pay the courier/indian post who gets it to your door, there will be a seperate bill for it, if its done by a big courier, the pay it on your behalf and u pay them, else local indian post you pay directly to postman

  142. Shadman January 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

    Hi JoJo ….I have ordered a survival knife for 20 USD ..will it attract customs?

    • jojo22 January 9, 2016 at 4:15 am #

      check if its a controlled item..i have doubts it will clear customs

  143. Adhir Patel January 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Have ordered a syma x5sc-1 quadcopter. Price 66$ wil i hav to pay nay duty or taxes?
    Im from india mumbai

    • jojo22 January 7, 2016 at 4:16 am #

      yes there will defintly be

  144. Satish January 4, 2016 at 9:57 am #


    I order 3 items and made payment through CC but still they are not receiving payment from my bank, I confirmed with my bank also and bank is saying no one has claimed for that amount. Will you please guided me how to make payment to aliexpress throught CC ro DC.

    Thanks in Advance

    • jojo22 January 27, 2016 at 4:15 am #

      the payment didnt go through, use another ccard, not debit card

  145. adhir patel January 3, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    hi . Im planning to buy a quadcopter from aliexpress. Price is 70$. Will i be liable to pay any customs duty if i choose the option as EMS mentioned on thier website?

    • jojo22 January 7, 2016 at 4:19 am #

      dont use EMS, theres no insurance, and there will be customs

  146. mehak January 1, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    I recently purchased a non-branded watch from ali express of $12. What will be the custom duty on it?

  147. doll January 1, 2016 at 9:59 am #

    hi jojo

    how can i make payment using escrow on aliexpress..? do i need to have a account wid escrow or should i opt for alipay…actually m confused wid the secured payment option available at aliexpress..

    • jojo22 January 2, 2016 at 4:27 am #

      u can use alipay,its also escrow, but all sellers are verified, so moslty even without escrow you shouldnt have a problem

      • doll January 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

        tysm jojo 🙂

      • doll January 3, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

        hey jojo..i want to knw if my parcel is lost at the custom or so..will i be able to get refund from the seller?

        • jojo22 January 7, 2016 at 4:18 am #

          yes,infact the seller wont even receive the payment till you recive the goods

          • Sanjeet January 22, 2016 at 11:16 am #

            How to pay on aloe press??

    • she john January 2, 2016 at 5:49 am #

      hi jojo i am buying a bag from the site its cost around 900rs will there be anymore money charged when it reaches here ?
      are the quality of the goods good?

      • jojo22 January 7, 2016 at 4:20 am #

        most probably not

  148. krunal December 31, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    I want to order a pair of shoes worth 35$..

    Is their any custom charges apply ??/

  149. Wasi December 31, 2015 at 4:11 am #

    I have ordered a pair of shoes worth Rs 1500. Will i have to pat customs. If so how much?

  150. santoo December 24, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    hi jojo22

    we orderd a computer part (cost of 4$) and we orderd from hyderabad and selected free,then the product can rech my address ?,

    • jojo22 December 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      of course

      • santoo December 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

        hi thans jojo

        were will collect my parcel airport r poastoffice ?

        • jojo22 December 30, 2015 at 4:18 am #

          it comes to you

  151. aman December 23, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    @jojo22: I am planning to buy a badminton racquet from aliexpress… costs around rs1300 …. does it attract customs?

    • jojo22 December 24, 2015 at 4:29 am #

      you will have to check the hs code, but i doubt it

  152. Vinay December 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    Hi. I have ordered a fitness band worth 19$ (1305 INR). Will I have to pay any customs or any additional fee?. Thank you

    • jojo22 December 23, 2015 at 4:07 am #

      depends if its branded, but mostly nothing

  153. Adisa December 22, 2015 at 6:05 am #

    I have purchased a smart bluetooth anroid watch for 700 rs and a wallet for 300 both with free shipping.
    Will have a custom duty to pay on it .
    Also I chose free shipping how much time it will take to reach me in Mumbai.

    • jojo22 December 23, 2015 at 4:07 am #

      mostly no charge,it can take upto 40 days for mumbai

  154. doll December 15, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    hi jojo

    i want to purchase product from aliexpress tat r below price range of 1k…will i hv to pay custom duty? should i choose free shipping or opt for fedex service???

    • jojo22 December 17, 2015 at 4:27 am #

      choose free,,but it will take long time to come,,there wont be charges

  155. Pooja December 14, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    I dnt have CC…how do i make payment

  156. isha December 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    I bought a leather jacket from aliexpress …it is around 900 and free shipping.. Will they charge a custom duty??

    • jojo22 December 17, 2015 at 4:28 am #

      leather is a protected local industry,hence it could be chargable

  157. Vik December 12, 2015 at 1:51 pm #


    I have ordered a leather bag worth $14 and some change. Would there be Custom Duty on such item.
    How can i know what products attracts custom duties and which ones do not.
    let me know ur view.

    Thanks !

    • jojo22 December 13, 2015 at 3:58 am #

      leather will definitely attract customs,,there is a HS code manuel u can check up

  158. Abhishek December 12, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    Hey jojo
    i ordered pair of shoes costing rs 24$ which have arrived to kolkata airport sorting office . Can you please tell me how long it will take to come to delhi ?

    • jojo22 December 13, 2015 at 3:58 am #

      anywhere from 10 days to 3 weeks

  159. P December 12, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    If i purchase apparel and bags, do i have to pay any customs?
    If yes than how much?

    • jojo22 December 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

      certain leather bags might attract customs

  160. Abhishek December 12, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    Hey jojo
    I ordered a pair of shoes from aliexpress costing rs 24$ and they have arrived to kolkata airport sorting office. Can you please tell me by what time i’ll recieve them In delhi.

    • jojo22 December 17, 2015 at 4:29 am #

      maybe 2-3 weeks max

  161. moa December 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    cannot pay using visa debit card in aliexpress…….what is the payment method from india? plizzzzz help!!!!!

    • jojo22 December 10, 2015 at 10:22 am #

      CC is more reliable

  162. shristi murarka December 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    I wana order lip plumper of 0.82 dollar

  163. shristi murarka December 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    Its not accepting my debit card n showing tht shipping is free …wht can I do

    • jojo22 December 10, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      many indian debit cards dont wor with international transactions,,use a CC

  164. Nikunj Patel December 5, 2015 at 6:07 am #

    Hello Jojo
    i have to buy some jewelery items and a mobile case total cost around 750 Indian rups ,now my question as below
    1. will they charge custom on jewelery and mobile accessories ?
    2.How can i do payment currently facing problem with debit card bank is not allowed payment what should i do ?

    • jojo22 December 10, 2015 at 10:25 am #

      mosty there wont be a charge ince its so small an order,,u can try paypal instead of debit card

  165. Rohith December 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    hello… please tell me… i wish to buy a small paroduct from ali express.com, i decided to buy a bluetooth headset with show the price as 800 in INR will there be any extra charges like customs i need to pay for the item. thank u for the reeply …

    • jojo22 December 10, 2015 at 10:28 am #

      mostly wont be

  166. mohit December 3, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Hi I have ordered a cellphone amounting to $331 from AliExpress and the current status is ‘Despatched to overseas (Country code: IN)’. Any idea how much time will it take to reach Pune? And approx custom charges? The phone is marked as gift by the seller.

    • jojo22 December 4, 2015 at 10:44 am #

      phones attract heavy customs,,expect a big bill

      • mohit December 9, 2015 at 9:54 am #

        🙁 Big bill as in more than 10k? It has reached Mumbai Customs for verification. I’m worried now.

        • jojo22 December 10, 2015 at 10:22 am #

          whatver the bill pay it,,dont worry

          • mohit December 14, 2015 at 8:50 am #

            So are they going to send the phone at my address with custom duty invoice or I need to follow up and visit local post office?

          • jojo22 December 17, 2015 at 4:28 am #

            invoice comes with parcel

  167. ajay November 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    Hi JoJo plz tell,
    I am going to order tablet from aliaexpress
    Of cost 14500/- with free shipping
    So how much custom fees will I have to pay????
    Plz reply

    • jojo22 December 4, 2015 at 10:45 am #

      i sugest u buy it locally,,it will cost the same after u pay customs

      • varinder January 20, 2016 at 4:39 am #

        which bank debit card work on aliexpress?
        Please tell

  168. Rajinder November 29, 2015 at 3:46 am #

    Dear JOJO22,

    i am going to order a tablet from a good seller for around 230 $, and will like to get it through FEx deliver for another 24 $ in Chandigarh, I am just.. it comes to total around 16000 rupees. can you guide 2 things as soon as possible

    1. How much import duty will be charged by customs?

    2. I should pay it through Credit card?

    • Krunal Bhatti February 2, 2016 at 8:16 am #

      approx 1500 to 2000. but it depends on custom officer. importing items more than 5K india rupees without IEC may lead to some penalty.

      last year i bought home security system worth rs.6000 and customs penalty me 10000 including dutys.

  169. paul November 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm #


    • jojo22 November 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

      many banks cannot transact internationally through your debit card,,as far as possible use CC only

  170. Lucy November 26, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    hi, Lucy here again.
    Regarding my earlier order, my package is hold up at Calcutta Customs for more than a month, my Tracking record says- (Custom Retention Reason: Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner)
    Is there any problem with my package, or do we have to go there to collect?
    My package include toys and jewelries, amounting Rs.2,500/-
    Thank you once again.

    • jojo22 November 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      there could be some issue with jewellery as its a controlled import,take AWB and contact customs or else ask seller to find out

  171. AK SINHA November 25, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Is there any custom duty on seeds of vegetables and flowers,mostly less than 50Rs.

  172. Santosh November 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    After placing order,
    how can i paid the duty/custom charges(if its application)

    • jojo22 November 26, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      u pay it on arrival to courier

  173. poorna November 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    I ordered a t-shirt worth rs200.. im from tamilnadu.. will i have to pay any custom charges???

  174. Mandar Joshi November 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Hi Jojo,
    I have ordered a router costing 18$. Will there be any charges for the same for custom & import duty? Please advise.. thanks!

    • jojo22 November 26, 2015 at 4:24 am #

      possible,but will be hardly 200-250 even if there is

  175. Shin chan November 19, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    I have to buy a pwm fan power splitter cable from Aliexpress.com for $0.98 with China air post free shipping.
    Will I be charged customs duty in India?

  176. Abhishek November 17, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    I Have Buy A Smartwatch Worth $9.18
    Will I Have To Pay Customs or Any Taxes For Shipping?
    AND How Much Time Of Delivery From China Air Post to gujarat?

    • jojo22 November 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

      there might be small charge

  177. sajid November 16, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Sir i am from kolkata and want to purchase a leather jacket from this site. The price tag is of 34$.
    And it says free shipping. Sir my question is do i have to pay any coustom duty charges for this product and in how many days will i get my product delivered. And is it safe in shopping in aliexpress site.

    • jojo22 November 26, 2015 at 4:26 am #

      leather goods will attract some customs duty, depending it may take a month or 45 days to arrive. most sellers are verified,so dont worry

  178. arham November 14, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    how much time it takes to get delivered in mumbai…
    and as mentioned free shipping so are there any other charges included apart from the product price like custom or something…????

    • jojo22 November 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

      on avg takes a month,,there maybe customs

  179. arham November 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    how much time it will take to delivery in India..???

    • jojo22 November 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      big cities maybe a monh or 40 days,,smaller cities more than tht

  180. ataur rahman November 10, 2015 at 4:53 am #

    hi jojo i want to order some clothes it cost 3500 from aliepress i want to know how much custom duty will take

    • jojo22 December 23, 2015 at 4:13 am #

      depends on items,but for electronics there will be

  181. shubham November 3, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    i want to buy some clothes from aliexpress these are under 2000rs .my question is does i have to pay custom fee for that clothes ,if yes -hoW much …

    • jojo22 November 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

      upto now i have never paid on clothes

  182. MOHIT MITTAL October 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    i wanna buy mobile case cover for Rs. 250 from Aliexpress. How much custom duty and is there any shipping charges by indian post?

  183. Swathi October 31, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    hi ..I want to place my order -7 products all from different different sellers(3 via seller shipping,3 via China post registered air mail and 1 china post air parcel –All through Free shipping) which costs 650 INR in total.Of these four are kitchen and laptop Cleaning Products,one is a car anti slip mat, a children play magic sand and a small clothing of 2 units.
    *Is there any advantages in selecting Buyall or paying for individual product?
    *Does the order come in few big parcels or one by one uniquely on some parallel days?(in and around 45 days right?)
    *Is there any product charges during customs?
    Please help me…

  184. Swathi October 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    –Aliexpress: There is a option for free shipping through Seller’s shipping method ,China Post registered Air Mail from 2 different sellers of nearly same amount.Which is better please?

    • jojo22 November 21, 2015 at 4:18 am #

      take the one with more verified items sold

  185. Yash October 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    I ordered a ring from ali xpress.
    It arrived in kolkata one month ago..still hasn’t reached me in Pune. How much more time will it take? Seller says customs is strict in India and sometimes takes longer.

    • jojo22 October 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

      it does take time to come from tier 1 to tier 2 cities

  186. Shivprasad October 30, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I’m planning to order a cellphone from AliExpress..the cost is around 16k INR. How much customs will I have To pay ?

    • jojo22 October 31, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

      its quite alot,,it will workout almost same as getting it from here

    • mohit December 3, 2015 at 9:08 am #

      Did you order one? If yes then how much custom charges you had to pay?

  187. sonia aggarwal October 30, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    Hi jojo..
    I have purchased a couple of items from two different sellers on ali express .. they have given me tracking numbers starting from hn and one yanwe post number also
    It says ali express standard shipping.
    How can I track in india as india post can only track china post tracking numbers.
    Yanwe post track ends after arriving in india .it’s been 15 days and the no news of the parcel after arriving at the delhi airport …how can I track these parcels
    Pls help

    • jojo22 October 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

      it cn tke more thn a month after arriving locally

  188. priti jain October 24, 2015 at 5:13 am #

    dont do that coz if somehow u get caught ,,the customs lawsuit is hard to get out of

  189. harpreet October 20, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    hello again jojo
    i had ordered headphones for rs 300(shipping includes by china post ) dates 6 oct 2015

    my status is
    2015.10.12 10:37 (GMT-7): Departure from outward office of exchange
    2015.10.11 02:07 (GMT-7): Departure from Warehouse
    2015.10.11 02:03 (GMT-7): Arrival at Warehouse
    2015.10.11 01:42 (GMT-7): Pickup successfully

    after 12th my status is not changed what are the possible reasons for delay?

    • priti jain October 24, 2015 at 5:13 am #

      after it arrives at local post office,,can take even a month to get to u

  190. soumya October 20, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    will there be customs duty for fashion jewllery..

  191. keval patel October 19, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    i want to buy clothes. what is your review for aliexpress about clothes.
    and which payment mode is safe on aliexpress and other site.
    i only used COD. but some site or some products are not availabel by cod.

    • priti jain October 24, 2015 at 5:15 am #

      COD not there for most sellers on aliwexpress as far as i knw

      • Mehul shah November 3, 2015 at 7:56 am #

        Cod will obviously be not there

  192. Preethi October 17, 2015 at 8:12 am #

    Hi,My aliexpress parcel reached india now how track my parcel???

    • jojo22 October 18, 2015 at 4:25 am #

      u cannot track in india

  193. Sahajanand Jadav October 14, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    I recently ordered action camera from site around 150$.
    My questions are
    What will it cost me for custom duty and how much..?
    Sry for my previous comment its 7500inr.

    • jojo22 October 16, 2015 at 4:23 am #

      there will be charges,,cant tell u exactly how much

      • Mukund shinkre October 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

        Hi i want to order a trouser from aliexpress…but during payment via credit card(visa) although my card being valid it doesnt make payment…i need help

        • jojo22 November 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

          check if it allows international transactions

  194. Sahajanand Jadav October 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    I recently ordered action camera from site around 7500$.
    My questions are
    What will it cost me for custom duty and how much..?

  195. Harpreet October 11, 2015 at 8:37 am #

    Thanks for ur reply jojo

  196. Suresh October 11, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    Hi, i want to buy “Bluedio T2 T2+ Turbo Wireless ” headphones which is around US $31.66 / piece Approximately Rs. 2,136.27 / piece, so if i go for free shipping, will there be any charges for customs? If yes, possibly how much could it be? This is the first time i would be buying from aliexpress.

    Also if i am ordering a bluetooth speaker which is around 35$, should i order it separately for custom duty to low? Request you to help me on this as i spent a lot time in finding these headphones.

    • jojo22 October 12, 2015 at 4:12 am #

      i think u might be charged a small amount (less than 500) if at all

  197. harpreet October 9, 2015 at 5:59 am #

    I am from Punjab I orders 2$ headphones shipping cost $ .6 would I have to pay any customs

  198. Mayank sharma October 7, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    I have ordered wallpapers 6 rolls from aliexpress to India plz tell me if it requires custom duty.. also tell me that I have to go to custom for clearance or not.

    • jojo22 October 10, 2015 at 10:25 am #

      u will have to check hs code if basic duty is there or 0%, if it is then u pay the courier whatever charges

  199. john October 7, 2015 at 4:28 am #

    I have ordered 02 baby photo frames. Total order is $12. What if customs in India charge me the same or more amount for duty?

    Firstly what I understand is that I will have to pay the duty to receive the package.

    Is it possible to get duty waived off or reduce by showing the invoice at their office, if it’s an exorbitant amount?

    • jojo22 October 8, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      i dont this photo frame is dutyable,also its a small order so dont worry about any other charges

  200. imran October 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    Wholesales 144pcs/lot Pokemon Action Figures New Cute Monster Mini Figures Toys Best Christmas&Birthday Gifts brinquedos 3cm

    i have ordered the above set for 18 dollars from china.i am residing in mumbai.can you please let me know how much custom duty or import tax would be i paying for this item shipping is free from seller.


  201. Monai October 4, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    Hey jojo, I ordered some jewelry like a few rings worth 50 rs, and 330 rs. and 135 rs. etc from aliexpress. Would they charge custom duty for that? And will it reach my doorstep or will I have to go somewhere to get them?

    • priti jain October 24, 2015 at 5:15 am #

      they always tick the gift on package,,but customs dont always belive it,,for elctronics u cannot escape

  202. Mansi October 3, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    Hey , I ordered makeup brushes costing 30 dollars …do I have to pay any import duty ?

  203. ishita October 2, 2015 at 6:25 am #

    Hey I want to order a divergent accessory will the custom duty be applied? ?

  204. Preethi October 2, 2015 at 2:36 am #

    Hi, I ordered some wrist watches($12)will i have pay custom duty?if yes how much? and where?

    • jojo22 October 2, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      mostly not,,if its non digital

      • Preethi October 2, 2015 at 6:01 am #

        thank u jojo…..

        • Rakesh Bodla November 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

          I see that you commented on October 2nd. Did you receive the product yet? If so, did you pay any custom duty?

  205. Sarika October 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Hi .. I have placed orders from aliexpress and I have ordered 10 products from different sellers with max 10 units of each piece. I have not paid more than ?1000 to each seller. Will i have to pay customs. Pls help. Thank you

    • jojo22 October 2, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      if they are small clothing items then maybe not,else there could be

      • Sarika October 2, 2015 at 10:09 am #

        Thanks for the reply Jojo. They are accesories like chains earrings and headphones. Will it be a prob?

  206. Getsy September 29, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    I ordered a few nail care products in Aliexpress for $12 a month back and am unable to track the shipment. Not getting any response from seller for my messages. The tracking code starts with HK. How should I track it?? I tried two or three tracking portals as recommended but no results. The purchase is still within the Buyer Protection time. What should I do??

    • jojo22 September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

      it can take close to 2 months sometimes..wait a little more,,many times the small packet sevice couriers cannot let u track,,and after u get the product,,give the seller a lower rating coz he didnt reply

      • Getsy September 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

        Jojo22 thanks you so much for the prompt response!!

  207. Girish Kandhari September 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    I have order my daughters cloth i have will have to pay customs

  208. amarrwf September 25, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    I have ordered Free Shipping Portable Wireless Video Glasses Mobile Theater Theatre With 72inch 16:9 Wide Screen Bulit-in 4GB Memory, VG320A worth $160. 00 from aliexpress. My questions are:
    1. Do I need to pay custom ?
    2. If yes then how much and where ?

    • jojo22 September 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

      yes u will have to pay the post/courier,cant tell u how much exactly..but it should be within 2k

  209. Vinoth September 15, 2015 at 2:45 am #

    I ordered redmi note 2 phone, and shipping via Singapore post..I’m in chennai.. Do I need to pay custom duty for it. If yes, When I should need to pay?

    • jojo22 September 15, 2015 at 4:59 am #

      yes, u will need to pay the indian postman who gets it

  210. jojo21 September 7, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    hi jojo

    could you tell me how long it will take a parcel to deliver to chennai from aliexpress….and will it reach safe to my hand.
    looking for a suitable answer


    • jojo22 September 7, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

      depends on the seller,,but atleast 25-35 days

      • amarrwf September 25, 2015 at 11:49 am #

        I have ordered Free Shipping Portable Wireless Video Glasses Mobile Theater Theatre worth $160. 00 from aliexpress. My questions are:
        1. Do I need to pay custom ?
        2. If yes then how much and where ?

  211. Ali August 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    I hv frgttn to mntn house address wat to do??

    • jojo22 August 30, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

      msg the seller agian

  212. Priya August 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Hi. I bought make up products costing about $30. What amount would I have to pay for customs and do I have to show any certificates or documents for customs?

    • jojo22 August 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

      no need for documents,,you will have to look at the hs code for possible duty charges,,but i doubt anything

  213. Nikhil August 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    I Have Buy A Smartwatch Worth $30
    Will I Have To Pay Customs or Any Taxes For Shipping?
    AND How Much Time Of Delivery From China Air Post & Singapore Post?

  214. shubham August 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I am thinking of buying a cap an a shoes from aliexpress. Shipping is free and total amount is around 900 to 1000 rupees. Will there would be any custom or any kind of tax on it??

    • priti jain August 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

      Hi Shubham if your total cost is 1000 Rs and shipping is free then i dont think custom will be charged . Usually there rnt charges on apparels.

  215. Manasa Movva August 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    hi i have ordered for some earrings just worth 5$ will there be any problem.. I stay in india how long would it take for delivery.

    • jojo22 August 19, 2015 at 4:18 am #

      no problem,,will take anywhere from 21 to 45 days

  216. Ravi sontakke August 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Hello jojo22 myself ravi bought 2$ amount product. Just for checking aliexpess’s orginality time takes to deliver customs rates and taxes feasibility to return easily…
    But I want to know exactly how much duty taxes custom rates tjey charged on any product with different catagory wise classification..
    Or tell me where I get official govt. Charges information. And plz provide link to let me know if u have. Thanx..very much..

    • jojo22 August 19, 2015 at 4:17 am #

      to check basic duty of each product refer to hs code,,fr free duty these are the products : zero duty

  217. VJAIN August 18, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    I have ordered various writing pen (23 USD) and a wrist watch USD 18 – all with free shipping, will I have to pay custom duty on receipt and it shows that all the items have reached Kolkatta- how much more time will it take to reach me in NCR?


    • jojo22 August 19, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      can take atleast a week once its reached here

  218. AISHA August 17, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    GRgreat.. thankyou so much! So I should just fill the form, select buy all.. add the details and when the order reaches gice custom duty, that’s it? Do I have to “declare” it nd tell the bank reason for ordering? Do I have to give FERA certificate? Please tell in detail what to do after adding in cart, im from delhi

  219. Saurabh sharma August 17, 2015 at 2:57 am #

    how do i track my orders once it enters india?

    • jojo22 August 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

      most chinese couriers only give you tracking till it reaches the international endpoint(first big indian city)

  220. Niharika L August 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    Niharika L August 16, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    I plan on ordering some phone covers for my iPhone 6 from aliexpress. I was hoping you could tell me how much worth of goods would be the appropriate amount to order while avoiding any custom charges.

    The purchase is for personal use, but I plan on ordering at least 7-8 of them, each ranging between $1.50-$5.00

    Any assistance from your end would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    • jojo22 August 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

      there wont be customs,,tell the seller to mark as gift

  221. Kunal August 16, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Hi jojo,

    Need some information. I want to buy certain products like clothing, accessories (like hair accessories, ear rings, mainly kids and womens accessories in bulk from the website. What are the problems i can face . Do i need to have certificate or something to produce. How is import duty on these items. (Bulk in my terms would mean 100 to 150 numbers)
    Thanks in advance


    • jojo22 August 17, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

      beyong rs.10,000, you maybe required to produce an IEC certificate from the courier handler,there will be 20-25% of duty +taxes on those items

  222. sudeshna August 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    Firstly…u r doing a incredible job….i m sure u can ask aliexpress to fund you!
    Jokes apart, here s my ques: 1 have place 2 orders of costume, fashion jewelry , 7$ ans 8 $ respectively, and another order of a non branded watch worth 3 $ , i think there shouldnt b any custom tax, can you clarify on that?

    • jojo22 August 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

      yes should be free

  223. Akash August 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    I ordered a action cam from ali express worth Rs. 4800 (72$)
    I received my order yesterday and the custom duty of my cam is Rs. 2100(32$)
    I didn’t take parcel from postman and returned it without open it
    I immediately contact to the seller and they send me invoice worth Rs. 1300(21$)
    They send me can not as a gift
    What can I do for getting my cam without or less custom tax?
    I have invoice from the seller but it is too cheap as per the product
    Pls somebody help me …….

    • jojo22 August 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

      in india many people underinvoice, thats y the indian customs assigns a value to it according to thier records,,this happens alot with electronics

  224. AISHA August 14, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    Thank you so much for the reply 🙂 if I order 3 piece at a time.. how much will the custom duty, vat etc be?? Also if my order is less than 5000 rupees then will they charge custom duty??

    • jojo22 August 17, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

      depending on the products they charge,,but clothes normally dont atract taxes unless its a big order

  225. AISHA August 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    I want to order 6 metal bracelets total cost : $103.73 (Rs.6825 approx.) & a few handbags I’ve selected that I’d like to order in future about rs.3000-10000 How should I place the order and what about custom duties? Please reply! Xx

    • jojo22 August 14, 2015 at 4:21 am #

      i suggest u order them in small batches 2-3 pieces at a time,,just pay with your credit card,,this way there wont be any additional charges

  226. Lucy August 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    Sir, do they charge tax & Duties for Japanisee Animated Toys and related products(which are not available in India). They mostly cost from 1$-30$.

    Thank you.

    • jojo22 August 12, 2015 at 4:22 am #

      there will be a small charge u pay depending on the quantity u order

  227. Smooth Like Butter August 8, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    I think it’s amazing that you take the time to respond to each and every question! Great dedication. I love little hidden sites like this, turely gems of the net.

    My question. I ordered a pair of Hi-top Nike Air Force Ones for about $25. I’m sure the package will look similar to the pic in you article. Curious to know how much customs duty you had to pay? And if I’ll have to pay a similar amount? If I end up having to pay 2-3 thousand rupees for customs, I would technically be paying the same amount the “real” shoes cost in a retail store in America. I also ordered a replacement silicone watch band and baseball cap. Pretty sure they won’t charge customs for these you items as they will no doubt come in much smaller and lighter packaging.

    Looking forward to reading your reply.


    • jojo22 August 9, 2015 at 10:15 am #

      i recently purchased an electronic item for around $30 odd,and paid hardly 400 duty,i think yours should be much less,,if not ttoally free,as far as the cap etc,that wil be free too

  228. Sharath August 6, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Am new to online shopping and new to aliexpress…
    Am planning to buy a Quad copter kit from aliexpress (which contains- motors, esc chip, controller chips, plastic frame, propeller..with it….) its charging about 5070rupee. how can i pay him?? Can i pay from internet banking? is it safe to pay from net banking?
    how much will be customs charges? parcel weight is 700grams, dimensions-22cm*20cm*10cm
    am opting to ship through CHINA POST AIR MAIL. how long will it take for me to reach to doorstep?? it shows 15-39 days delivery time!
    Is china mail a safe way to get parcel?? is there a chance of loosing parcel??

    thanks in advice…

    • jojo22 August 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      there is net banking but best way is ccard. i used china mail many times coz its free,but takes about a month to reach

  229. Navin July 26, 2015 at 6:02 pm #


    Helpful write up. one should definitely be worried about customs while ordering from aliexpress

    Any link u have where we can calculate the custom charges?

    I have ordered a amplifier costing 2k INR. any idea how much would i be charged by the customs?

    • priti jain July 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

      There is no definite way coz customs assigns any appropriate value to the goods due to under valuing..but u can check the his code table for duty rate

    • arun August 13, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

      i want to know how the money is transfered from rupee to dollar, is it as per the current exchange rate . i am planing to buy mobile spare part that is display unit around 35 to 40 dollars is it worthy buy by paying customs duty?

      • jojo22 August 14, 2015 at 4:18 am #

        i think youll get that spare part here for almost the same price if you look hard

        • arun August 14, 2015 at 9:50 am #

          thank u for your reply .i have searched in india but very rarely found for my particular model not much options to select and i think here in india they have imported it from china may be through this aliexpress and selling for double the price.

  230. Amit Kumar Sharma July 26, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    Hi Jo Jo,
    Bought a fitness band of 28$ from aliexpress.
    Its in customs right now. Is there any extra custom charges i need to pay? If yes then how will i pay?


    • jojo22 July 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

      there will be a small charge which u pay the postman

  231. payal July 25, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Hello JoJo
    I am into baking and making chocolates. I wanted to order few stuff as in silicone moulds. One of the top sellers has mentioned that they are not responsible for customer clearance. What does that mean. Wouldn’t I receive a doorstep delivery. Also if I opt for free delivery, usually how many days does it take. The estimated delivery time mentioned is really wide.

    • jojo22 July 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

      silicone moulds wont usually attract any duty,it would take atleast 3 weeks to reach u to your doorstep

  232. Vishal siwach July 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    Dear sir mene aliexpress se lippo battery charger book kiya ta or vo 30 june ko bejing se kolkatta ke lia nikla ta lekin abi tak mere pass nhi phucha h or n hi tracking ditals show kar rha h

    Plese help

    • jojo22 July 24, 2015 at 4:10 am #

      3-4 weeks lagega aane ke liye

  233. nitintejnani July 17, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    i hav order a watch ..seller had shipd the product..got the tracking no..but while tracking its show unknown destination ..plz help..tracking no.RT285682104HK”

    • jojo22 July 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      give it sometime to update the info,,but many times the tracking dsnt work for china and hK mail

  234. raja sahu July 14, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    I have ordered 10 led bulb value of 20$ .will i have to pay any custom duty? And how much??

    • jojo22 July 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

      there might be a small charge,,nothing much

  235. kk July 14, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Hi JoJo,

    Need a great help, I am new very to Aliexpress and came to see a lots of good expenditure to purchase very cheaply than in india, may i know how much amount that i can purchase and delivered to india with out custom duty tax,
    looking forward to hear from you soon. thanks in advance

    • jojo22 July 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

      all electronic goods will atrract atleast a small amount of tax,if not duty charges, clothing, if bought in a small quantity is totaly wihout taxes

  236. ishika July 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    hey i ordered a top 2.11$ and when i tracked it they show that on 17 june its arrived at india i tracked frm yawen tracking and widin 7 days my product protection will end what can i do can i open dispute or call to custom?

    • jojo22 July 11, 2015 at 10:33 am #

      firstly msg the seller and ask to extend protection and ask him to check up on the status

  237. mike July 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Hi bro,

    I have purchased a watch of 10 dollar how much custom duty I have to pay???

    • jojo22 July 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

      should be nil

      • mike July 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

        What would be custom duty on laptop batter of 27.99 dollar??

        thanks in advance.

      • jojo22 July 9, 2015 at 4:45 am #

        should be standard 10-15%

  238. Jitesh July 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm #


    I have ordered Xiaomi Mi Fitness band worth $13.2 from aliexpress(tow pieces total cost $26.4). My questions are:
    1. Do I need to pay custom ?
    2. If yes then how much and where ?

    Hopping for positive reply,

    • jojo22 July 10, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      u can expect a small charge

      • jyotika subba July 17, 2015 at 10:46 am #

        i cant use my debit card to order stuffs from that site 🙁 it says i have insufficient balance and that is not the case.. and i dont have a credit card 🙁

        • jojo22 July 21, 2015 at 4:28 am #

          many debit cards are not compatibile,,credit cards are the best,maybe u can use your friends CC and repay them,,its very safe

  239. Rohan July 5, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    I have ordered stuff which was tagged as free shipping. I would like to know who in India is going to deliver the products – is it going to be courier service providers like fed ex/blue dart or does the package gets sent through the Indian Post (asking as it come via china post) ?

    • jojo22 July 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

      in india its normal indian post

  240. Sharvari July 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm #


    I had placed an order on June 3rd which I’m yet to receive. I tracked the order and the latest status on the tracking page shows since June 13th and the details as . The status has not changed since June 13th. Does is take these many days for the order to be delivered once it reaches my country i.e. around 20 days since it arrived in India? I don’t understand what’s taking it so long? Hoping for your help here


    • jojo22 July 5, 2015 at 4:26 am #

      it can take upto 2 weeks inland in your country,,wiat a few days else message the seller on ali

  241. Aankita Chaturvedi July 3, 2015 at 7:37 am #


    I am buying jewelry from Aliexpress, could you let me know if there is any custom charge I will need to pay for it.

    I have been through your comments but cant figure out anything about jewelry.

    • jojo22 July 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      there are alot of restrictions regarding jewellery,be careful,,but even getting a small quantity will make u pay alot of duty

  242. Aankita Chaturvedi July 3, 2015 at 4:35 am #


    I am ordering some jewellery from Alibabaexpress, need to check 2 things:
    1. What is this the custom charges that one will have to pay. The total purchase is about 150$
    2. Do they do home delivery?

    • jojo22 July 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      yes you iwl lget it to your doorstep

  243. barun July 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    bro im buying a watch ! which is of 12$

    will i be charged customs ? and if so how much ?

  244. ach.8 June 29, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    I would like to buy a phone case.. 1-do I have to pay to the customs???
    2- or any extra charges
    3-is payment through debit card accepted??
    I know you have answered similar questions but can’t help myself without asking..
    thank you

    • jojo22 July 1, 2015 at 4:32 am #

      no charges,,only few debit cards are accepted

  245. xyz June 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    I want to buy some automobile accesories like Plastic / rubber body cladding’s from the same seller. I have three items i wish to buy totalling to about $100 and $40 shipping. Will i have to pay Customs, if so how much approx.

    • jojo22 July 1, 2015 at 4:33 am #

      auto accessories and parts attract high customs,,do good research before buying

  246. a.d June 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    how do i know if i have to pay custom duty for my order? also, how can i track the order once it enters india?

    • jojo22 June 28, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

      u have to check it on the hs code if its free basic duty or not. internally u cannot track it,only till the first major city

  247. dwiti June 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Hey Jojo,

    I want to buy a few craft related items from alibaba i read a few reviews bout their delivery system (sometimes the parcels dont reach at all) and the fact that customs duty is exorbitant which made me a little apprehensive.

    My cart is ready bt i just cant seem to press proceed coz of my concerns
    i have ordered almost 15 items (most items hv nominal value lyk 250 300 rs) the shippng is free with the sellers that i chose they have good reviews also..

    The value of stuff that i intend to order is around 4000 rs. Do you have any idea if customs duty would be applicable ? Too much to ask for, but can you please tell me how it is calculated or on which items it is applicable and at what rates?

    • jojo22 June 27, 2015 at 4:33 am #

      i hope by now youve pressed order,,if not y dont you start off with a small order of 2-3 things. mostly these small single item order dont attract any other charges. alibaba and aliexpress are safe and you can even converse with each and every seller there in real time

  248. srikanth June 25, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Hi Jojo,

    I want to buy samsung galaxy note for around 400$ with free shipping. How much customs charge will be levied on me ?

    • jojo22 June 25, 2015 at 10:08 am #

      atleast between $75-$100

  249. Girish June 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    I ordered led projector wort $74 from aliexpress..
    They shipped by Gati courier.. Item in transit..
    How much i need to pay when item delivered to india..?
    Thanks in advance..

    • jojo22 June 25, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      i think basic duty maybe free,,u can check it on the hs code,,but otherwise between $10-$20

  250. Arif Ahmed June 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    Hey, How do you make a payment in Aliexpress?
    I tried using two cards for payment.
    Sbi and Ubi
    None were Expected..

    What to do?

    • jojo22 June 24, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      try using creidt card,,it wroks faster

  251. ishika June 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    n also the clothes is not so costly one is 7.50$ n 3.11$ so should i have to pay custom too??

  252. ishika June 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    hy i ordered clothes n when i tracked my order it shows that on 19 th june its arrived at india n one top on 17 th so in how much time i will get my parcel

    • jojo22 June 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

      between one and two weeks

  253. rakhi June 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

    hey jojo
    frst of all,gotta hand it to u
    u really are a grt admin
    i want to buy a pair of shoes
    a sweater
    and a couple of watches
    can u tell me on what items do i have to pay customs?

    • jojo22 June 22, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

      depends what sort of watches,,but other items wont be charged

      • rakhi June 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

        they’re cheap 2-3 $ watches
        sweater is 8 $
        shoes are 10$
        any idea how much?

        • jojo22 June 24, 2015 at 10:34 am #

          u shouldnt be charge anything extra,,enjoy

  254. Rajendra Recherla June 19, 2015 at 11:58 am #


    I wanted to buy 3D printer machine parts. it is total 15 parts. Its worth $ 200. how much will be custom duty in india.
    please reply.


    • jojo22 June 19, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

      cant tell u exactly,,but atleast 1500

      • rajendra June 21, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

        dear sir,

        how about custom duties, if i buy from Aliexpress through China post mail for $ 200 worth material.

        pl. reply.



        • jojo22 June 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

          depends what the items are,,but yes there will be charges

  255. Prashant tiwari June 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    I want to buy a mobile from Aliexpress it’s around $100 USD is it safe to buy from aliexpress and where will I get my product at my home or custom office ? and how much i will have to pay for custom duty on 100 USD worth Mobile?

    • jojo22 June 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      you can order this mobile to your home, its safe but cutoms charges and taxes etc will be charged atleast min $30-$45 you will end up spending extra

  256. InsK June 14, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    Hi jojo… I want to Order Handbags worth 15-20$ from Ali express… Do I need to pay any customs…?

    • jojo22 June 25, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      mostly wont be abything

  257. xyz June 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Hello i want to order 3 clothes which are around 17$.. jst want to knw hw much duty i hv 2 pay?

  258. Jency Anand June 10, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    Hi Jo Jo, I ordered 1 kids dress for Rs.260 ($ 3.99 for dress & $0.11 for shipping. Total $ 4.10) in Aliexpress on last week.

    Please tell me,
    How much do I need to pay for customs? and

    When will I get the parcel?

    I am from Tamilnadu. Is there any way to track my parcel status?

    Thanks in Advace Jo Jo……….

    • jojo22 June 13, 2015 at 4:43 am #

      no there wont be additional charges and it takes 3 weeks – 1.5 months to arrive. the seller will give you the tracking code

  259. Prashant tiwari June 10, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    I want to buy A mobile from ebay.com from china and coat is around 200 US doller Shipping is free but i don’t custum dutv charges and other charges please tell about charges in india

    • jojo22 June 13, 2015 at 4:41 am #

      i suggest you not to, because there is heavy charges on mobiles

  260. Apurva Dhawankar June 6, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    hey jojo. i would like to buy a mobile phone from aliexpress.com. it is worth rs 10000/-. can u give me rought idea about the custom duty of indian post offiice?

    • jojo22 June 7, 2015 at 4:10 am #

      @apurva,,unfortunately,,you might end up paying wuite a lot,,maybe even 50% of the cost of the phone

  261. abdul June 3, 2015 at 5:19 am #

    I have order one watch its cost 52 doller and its free shipping through china post..
    Seller mention as gift in parcel
    There is need to pay any custom duty for this
    ..if I need pay means
    How much I need to pay

    • jojo22 June 7, 2015 at 4:14 am #

      if it is a smart watch,,then maybe a small charge–less than $10

  262. abdul June 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    My order stuck in chennai customs more than 10days
    How many days ill take to clear
    May I contact custom……..
    And how to contact them

    Plz help me

    • jojo22 June 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

      no need to contact,,clearance can take a few weeks also

  263. raja sahu June 1, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    I m going to buy 2$ downlight from aliexpress how much custom duty i have to give.

  264. ishika May 31, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    i dun want to give heavy custom

  265. ishika May 31, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    hello i was thinkng to order 5 items (clothes and a pair of sandels) which is around 36.18$ how much i need to pay custom plese tell me exact amout in indian rs m confused do i orderd this thing individually??

    • jojo22 June 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

      generally small clothing orders do not attract any duty, so you should be clear

  266. D.Pravin May 29, 2015 at 5:19 am #

    sir, aliexpress products on “paytm” from august and with cash on delivery option. Will these product with custom duty inclusive?

    • jojo22 May 30, 2015 at 4:37 am #

      i suggest u buy directly from aliexpress itsself

  267. D.Pravin May 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Hello sir, i want to buy cnc carbide bits 10pc for around rs2800 from aliexpress. how many custom duty i have to pay for it. (its free shipping)

  268. shabin May 22, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    i am going to buy flipcover its with free shipping do i have to pay any extra cost for it

    • jojo22 May 22, 2015 at 8:35 am #


      • Niraj Javkar August 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

        Jojo ,
        I have to buy a bluedio earphones worth $12 that’s around ?900
        Will I have to pay customs or any taxes for it as shipping is free by China Mail??

        • jojo22 August 19, 2015 at 4:19 am #

          electronics items usually attract some charges,,but even if it is,,wot be much

  269. dk May 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    can not purchase through mestrocard…plz help

  270. Chandra May 21, 2015 at 3:01 am #


    I am ordering a phone from aliexpress.the seller has only 2 posing options for india. 1 swiss post and EMS. Do you have any review abt swiss post for india ?

    • jojo22 May 21, 2015 at 8:28 am #

      ive never used swiss pos,,is i exepensive? if no hen go for i

  271. VISHAL SIWACH May 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Hello sir
    Mene aliexpress se 15 doler ka quadcopter ka flight control board book Kiya h or free sheeping h with china ragister post too yispe muje kitna custom charge pay karna hoga

    • jojo22 May 22, 2015 at 7:46 am #

      ha hoga,,1000 ke aas paas mein expec kariyo

  272. simran May 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    I want to iuy a product its of $5.34 with no shipping charge. I have to pay some custom charge ? If yes then how much? :/

    • jojo22 May 13, 2015 at 4:35 am #

      depends what it is,,but mostly no charge

  273. Priyanshi December 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    I’ve ordered a Geneva watch worth 14.51$ and it shows that the seller has shipped the order. I ordered it from free shipping i.e., china post registered air mail. But Im scared as hell. Its reviews are saying that ali express dont even send it and its all fake. I’ve even ordered a dress worth 30$. This site made me so happy but after reading the reviews, I just dont know what to do. Please help :'(

    • jojo22 May 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

      relax,,,i ordered 20 times from there..no problem

  274. Aditi December 15, 2014 at 5:25 am #

    Dear Jojo,
    I am planning to buy few stuffs from Aliexpress. I have 2 Qs: Is it safe to put Card/Bank details on the site?? and is there any way by which we can calculate the Custom duty before ordering a particular item? Please please please REPLY 🙂

    • jojo22 May 13, 2015 at 4:37 am #

      its very secure,,so no problem for your card details,and no there is no definite way to calculate duty,,depnds on many things

  275. Inder December 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Hi Jojo,

    I have purchased a jacket from Aliexpress with free shipping through China Post. As per the Tracking Number, the products is at Bangalore’s JP. Nagar’s Custom Foreign Office and the status is Final Delivery for the last 10 days. I have not received the product.

    Similarly, another product which was dispatched through China Post have a status of PEK in Beijing for the last 13 days and it has not changed. Any idea what is PEK?

    When can expect the delivery of both these products?

    • jojo22 May 27, 2015 at 4:25 am #

      have u recved your prducts?after entering the country somtimes goods get stuck at local customs

  276. Souvik December 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    I have bought a tempered glass screen protector for my Oneplus One from aliexpress for $6.59 with free shipping. What is the customs duty I am looking at?

  277. Ramesh kumar December 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    hi jojo!!

    Hats off !! In my 10+ years of internet life i think you are the only one whom i saw replying to every post. Keep it up. All my queries got answered, Thanks a ton.

    • jojo22 May 20, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      sure ramesh 🙂 im glad i could be of some help to my fellow engineers

  278. Manish December 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    sir, i have ordered a lot of 100 mobile accessories worth 150$ including shipping through FEDEX IP, how much will i be charged for customs? Do i need IEC license for the import?

    Thanks 🙂

    • jojo22 May 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      there will be sufficient cutoms..-2k-3k or more,,plus fedex is expensivev

  279. santhosh December 9, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    hi ,
    i have ordered one product which is worth of $33.89 ,their they have mentioned free shipping to india via china post…do i need to pay any amount when i get the product

  280. Bhargav Desai December 7, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    I am purchasing earphones from aliexpress for $65-70
    How much will be the customs and duty(excluding the shipping cost)?
    The dimensions are 25cm x 20cm x 15cm (9.84in x 7.87in x 5.91in)
    and weight is 0.250kg (0.55lb.)

  281. KJ December 6, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Hi ,

    If i buy sunglasses for 995.73 Rs via Singapore speed post (including shipping cost dollar 1.05) what would be the duty & custom charges . And when can i expect the delivery to India.

    Kindly reply back

    • debasish June 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

      I want to buy a smartphone on aliexpress. The mobile will work in indian network?

  282. ashok December 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    I would like to buy Nokia Lumia 920 in Ali express around 130dolors. Now how much amount will be pay for custom duty?


  283. Puneet Kaur December 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    I ordered two items worth 15 us dollars.How much customs do I have to pay?

  284. Zafar December 4, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Dear Jojo,

    I ordered 3 hand bags from aliexpress for 37.11$, I had no idea about custom charge before going through your blog. I stay in Delhi and could you please let me know about custom charges in rupees, atleast aproxily

    Best regards

    • jojo22 December 10, 2014 at 4:30 am #

      there will most certainly be custom duties and other taxes depending on the assessed value of your goods. i cannot tell you exactly but should be within 1000 rupees

      • Zafar December 12, 2014 at 7:32 am #

        Thank you so much for your kind reply.

  285. gaurav k December 4, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Hi Joel,
    I bought a leather jacket for about 40 dollars in aliexpress.com and it is free shipping. How much, I have to pay any custom duty or tax for this type of products.

    • jojo22 December 10, 2014 at 4:42 am #

      there will be some duty and taxes etc

  286. Biraj December 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Hey i cannot buy anything from aliexpress using my SBI Debit Card, bank is saying I cannot pay using Debit Card. Any other way by which I can buy stuff from there?

    • jojo22 December 10, 2014 at 4:32 am #

      paypal is good

  287. karan November 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    I want to buy shoes and the estimated delivery time is between 15-40 days. what is the average time taken to deliver product in India? I want to resell so want delivery fast within same taxes. can delivery be done within a week or so?

    • jojo22 December 1, 2014 at 5:25 am #

      free delivery from china post/hk post takes about a month atleast

  288. divya November 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    hi jojo,
    I ordered a pair of shoes from aliexpress today morning for 8.39$, I had no idea about custom charge before going through your blog. I stay in bangalore and could you please let me know about custom charges in rupees, atleast aproxily
    Thank you

    • jojo22 December 1, 2014 at 5:26 am #

      even if it is levied,,it will be minimal,,dont worry

  289. Ruksana November 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I am from India Blore.I am ordering
    3 watches worth 3.18$ each(total 9.54)
    nail rings worth 15$
    Handbag worth 8$

    What would be the custom charges on each products?

  290. poorna November 23, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    Hi . I have liked and purchased few jewelleries from aliexpress for $50 . All are free shipping and through china air mail . Now my question is will it be any fees charged when I receive my items.

    • jojo22 December 10, 2014 at 4:39 am #

      yes these items will attract duties and taxes specified in the hs code

  291. pras November 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    I ordered a silicon kitchen item worth $94 (~Rs.5640) which had free shipping. It arrived through DHL courier and the charges were a whopping amount than the worth. Is there any site where i can validate these charges.Please help,this is the first time i purchased from Aliexpress. No issues with the product.Just confused with the Indian Customs charges.The following were the charges
    Basic Customs Duty – 726.00
    Countervailing duty – 958.32
    Additional custom Duty – 359.79
    Education Cess – 50.53
    Handling Fee- 350.00
    Service Tax 12% – 42.00
    Education cess at 2% – 0.84
    Higher Education cess 1.00% -0.42
    Total – 2487.90

    • jojo22 December 3, 2014 at 4:35 am #

      It seems that your accessed value has been adjusted to more than Rs.5640. Based on that they have calculated all these duties and taxes.

  292. Lemz November 23, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Hi Jojo, I want to order from aliexpress but I cannot pay through SBI visa card. Please help me out here.

  293. SHADAB ALI November 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Dear JOJO

    I have made an bank transfer of US $ 54.30 for buying spectacles from Ali Express on 05/11/2014 , through Sbi Bank Patna India , via Sbi New York Branch , in the escrow account of Ali Express , in their Citi Bank , Singapore Branch .

    Got OFAC clearance on 11/11/2014 , USA.

    But still my status shows as ” awaiting for payment ” . I have raised a complaint with Ali Express
    2 times , with scan copy of my Bank remittance slip . Problem not solved yet.

    Please Advise me.


    • jojo22 December 10, 2014 at 4:39 am #

      you probably added the item twice in your “my account”, and paid for one, just ignore the other

  294. Deepak Sharma November 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Hello Brother,
    Recently in the 11 Nov Sale on Aliexpress, I have ordered 35 items from different items from different sellers worth 150$ across apparels, electronics, toys, earings .

    What aaproximately will be the customs and duties according to you though most of the sellers are shipping as gift items.

    • jojo22 December 3, 2014 at 4:27 am #

      by markig it as a gift item you can save on certain customs, but since you have ordered 35 items, officials might suspect its for commercial activity

  295. pradip November 13, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Hi friend
    I am frome india but about 80$ what is costum and duty

  296. Vinay November 12, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    Hi Joel, I have ordered tempered screen guard for my Xiaomi MI3 from Aliexpress for which i paid around 5$ (no shipping charges). How much custom do I need to pay for that? Approx? Any idea?

    • jojo22 November 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

      shouldnt be any charges as it qualifies as a sample

  297. Girish November 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I friend I have orderd a smartphone for 180$ in aliexpress and shipchar chrarge is 30$ how much custom will charge me?

    • jojo22 November 7, 2014 at 4:23 am #

      Should be within $50

  298. Arun November 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Hi Jojo,

    Thanks for the informative post. I happened to order two mobile phone covers for 0.8$(Rs 50) and 3.7$(Rs 200) from two different sellers. If I am charged a customs duty which is not justified , Can I opt to not pay the customs duty and send it back to the seller.

    Can I open a dispute stating item not received and get back a refund.?


    • jojo22 November 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

      youre courier will say “item returned”, you might have to claim damaged goods or wrong product sent

      • Arun November 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

        Thanks a lot jojo for clarifying..

  299. Harsh November 3, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    I liked a air jordan shoes that coasts 67.77$.i reside in Punjab india
    How much tax i’ve to pay on this?

  300. Adi Indore October 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Hi Jojo!! I am planning to buy an apparel worth US $12.28 (Approximately Rs. 783.77) Shipping is free as mentioned. I have 2 Questions: Approx how much will be the custom duty?? and is it safe to put card (Visa) details for payment??

    Pleas help. Thanks 🙂

  301. Vinny October 21, 2014 at 11:02 am #


    Please eliminate my confusion.

    I have several times wanted to order from aliexpress & other China websites but have been told that it is not possible to import or export battery operated goods or oils of any kind from & to India…….what is the reality of it all…….your clear answer would be very much appreciated.


    • jojo22 October 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

      i know on commercial airlines u cannot especially magnetic goods,

  302. Thomas October 20, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    I’m planning to buy a banana pi circuit board from Ali express….. It’s around $54…..the price in India is around rs.4000….how much tax do you reckon I’ll have to pay?

    • jojo22 October 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      certain items,,marked as sample gifts do not attract much duties

  303. Jack October 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Hello jojo
    i m planning to buy this product from aliexpress any idea what will be the customs duty on this


  304. A Kumar September 20, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    Sir I am Indian from West Bengal & I want to purchase Xiaomi MI 4 mobile phone on aliexpress near about 400 to 500 dollar with DHL courier.

    Sir How much custom duty on this mobile in India & how can pay this duty ?

  305. ayesha September 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    hi jojo .. i have bought several items from aliexpress .. everything seems fine .. but the thing is everytime i pay my bill using ym credit card, it charges extra .. i am from Pakistan ..
    e.g i bought items worth 24$ but i payed 26$ .. everything was on free shipping .. when the post man delivered each product he dint ask for any duty or tax charges .. but i am charged extra when i actually pay my order online .. i dont know what is the issue ..
    can u u plz help me ? :/

  306. pd September 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    I am from india .i want to buy foreign coins(mongolia coins) from aliexpress. It costs around 13$ with free shipping by china post air mail.do I need to pay custom charges?and is the china air mail safe option?

  307. pradip September 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    hiii jojo sir

    i am frome india frome gujrat i planed buy electorinics item about 130 dollar whot is the duty costom

  308. riddhi September 13, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    Hi jojo

    Could you tell me whether the duties plus taxes could ever be more than the actual price?

    I am thinking of ordering music accessories and an electronic music audio interfqce and the total comes out to be 35$. The duty for these items as per my research is around 13%. Let me know. Thabk you.

  309. vicky September 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    hi jojo

    i ordered some item from ali express how much times its take to delivery

  310. Ratan September 11, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    I want to buy guitar pedals (stomp box) from Aliexpress. The cost of each pedal is about $40 and i want to buy 3 such pedal. What would you recommend 1. Order 3 pedals together (any pay custom duty + Charges together ) or 2. Order each pedal separately (and pay the custom duty + Charges separately for each) ? Will the custom duty and charges will be same in both the cases? How much will be the custom duty +charges?

    • jojo22 September 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

      just order it at once, no certain items below 10k, you might get to pay a lower duty charge, but keep aside 3-4k for these charges

  311. adsin11 September 10, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Hi jojo22, informative article. What if one wants to challenge the assumed value assessed by the officer?

  312. nelzzie September 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    i kinda want to ask that when’ll aliexpress start on COD??? i mean if ya have any clues then please do reply

  313. anonymous September 1, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    i want to buy laptop keyboard case worth $25 and $37 with shipping. in India its not available. so how much custom duty will i have to pay ?

  314. sachin August 31, 2014 at 8:04 am #

    i planning to buy a sunglass and an earring,both products’ total cost is 7.56$ and 477 in rupee so how much i have to pay the charges when i recieve the products in india???
    plzz help me.
    thank you.

  315. Yogesh August 28, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    Hi Jojo

    I need to order a shoe worth 158$.if I choose a shipment method as fedex
    Will I still need to pay custom duty

    • jojo22 August 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

      yes u will

      • Yogesh August 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

        What is the price we looking at I

  316. sanzuu August 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm #


    Thank you for this helpful post.

    One controller IC chip of my laptop got damaged. In india it is not avaiable since two months. I searched worldwide … Finally I got it n Aliexpress. Price is $1.5/Piece but minimum order quantity is 1 Lot (5 pieces/Lot). I made a purchase of 1 Lot (cost 5×1.5= $7.5) , shipping cost DHL $43. I spend total $50.5 .

    please tell me what amount would I have to pay for custom duty.

    Is there any website to check and calculate custom duty?

    • jojo22 August 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

      duty u can calculate as approx 20-25% of product cost,but dont u think its silly to pay $43 shipping for a $7.5 product

  317. Latesh August 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    I import frequently from Aliexpress and get it shipped to India. Let me know if you anybody needs help. Email me [email protected]

  318. Kousik Jadab August 24, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    Hi Jojo,
    I’m from India,and can not make payment in AliExppress using my SBI Debit Card.Is there any other option to pay ?

    • jojo22 August 26, 2014 at 9:29 am #

      try transferring funds to paypal by linking you bank account

  319. Ashima August 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Hi jojo,
    Came to know about this site 2 days back only and i am sure u can imagine it surely attracts big time on the first place. I really want to order soooo many things from this site like shoes, bags, baby clothing, cosmetics etc. but i have read almost 90% bad reviews about the site on google.
    Kindly help me out, should i order stuffs or not???
    Coz i think only u can help me out.

    • jojo22 August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am #

      its a fantastic site,,very secure,,give it a try,,its easy to use

  320. Pratik August 22, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Ordered a phone worth $450 from aliexpress.com via EMS to mumbai

    Lets c what happens now. it is not available in india hence i ordered it online.

  321. Karthik August 16, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Iam Ordered Headphones Worth $1.6 And Seeds Worth $3.6 In Aliexpress 15 Days Back.
    Seller Shipped Through china Post Air Mail, Today I Received Both Products Without Any Customs And Taxes. I Really Susprised Because There No Customs And Taxes. I Received Through Indian Post.

  322. BM August 12, 2014 at 7:23 am #

    Hi Jojo,

    I am going to purchase a Mobile back case worth $2 from Aliexpress, it will be shipped with HongKong or China mail as Free shipping. It won’t be of much weight or a big package.
    How much do you think I might have to pay as custom duty?

    As per my understanding it should be free, but still want to confirm since you look more knowledgeable.

    And one more thing, if they charge more than the product, then is it ok if I neither pay them the price nor I receive the item? I may let them keep it but not pay 1000/- as import duty for a 120/- item.

    Please answer my 2 questions, thanks in advance. 🙂

    • BM August 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

      These back cases in India are costing around 400/- or more.
      For ALiexpress part, they are shipping it as gifts to avoid the customs also. For a gift item as light as 10gms mobile cover, the Customs officer won’t be bothered much. Please reply soon

    • jojo22 August 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      the duty can never be more than then vallue of the item, however it can be close to it,,and if your courier has already paid duty on your behalf, then u have to accept it and pay them

  323. Shruti August 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    I liked a bag that costs 14.99$.i reside in india
    How much custom duty i’ve to pay on this?

    • jojo22 August 8, 2014 at 7:36 am #

      should be within 1000

      • karthik August 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

        No It Is Free From Customs

  324. VPSK August 5, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    I am planning to purchase mobile flip case & head phone from aliexpress, the cost is around INR 1500/- (Free Shipping). What would be the approx. customs duty?

    • jojo22 August 8, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      i suggest u buy these accessories from local market only,,it willbe about 500 for sure

  325. Karthik August 2, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    Iam Going To Purchase Nokia Lumia Worth 130 USD So Please Tell Me Expected Customs Charge And Give Me Ways To Reduce CUstoms CHarges Sir

    • jojo22 August 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

      reducing ccustoms charge is illegal 🙂 dont try and underinvoice even if the chinese agent tells u he willdo it

  326. varun August 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    i wanna buy huddies from aliexpress billing around 17$ how much tax and duties will b applied on it along with landing charges

  327. shefali August 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Hey! I really liked the collection of items on the site,but im worried about the customs n taxes,although they have free shipping. I really want to order but not in bulk :/
    The products are also from different sellers. Ordering items of 5-6 dollars isn’t worth it? I reside in Delhi. Please give a suggestion,that will be a lot helpful. Thankyou 🙂

  328. diana July 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    The shipping charges are free as long as i buy goods worth over ten dollars from one seller. My friend bought a pair of Nike shoes recently and he said he wasnt charged any customs duty.
    Thanks for your help 🙂

    • jojo22 August 1, 2014 at 4:21 am #

      many products have basic dury free but u cannot escape from other duties and taxes

  329. diana July 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Dear Jojo,
    I was planning to buy some cheap jewellery just to check out the site but from all the responses you have given above, you say it is not worth buying things under 20 k. However isnt the customs duty a percentage of the total value of the goods. Therefore if I buy something worth 10 dollars, I shouldnt have to dole out more than a couple of dollars for the customs duty.

    Have I understood that correctly? Secondly, can I order a whole lot of products from one Seller which is about 100 dollars worth and will that make it more worth my while for the customs duty thing?
    Thanks for addressing my query.

    • jojo22 July 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

      you are correct when saying its a percentage. ,,but its not so simple as customs officer can alter value of goods. I suggest u try it once and then decide if its worth and dont forget shipping charges which is a big cost to be accounted for.

  330. banu July 24, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    i am from tamil nadu arni a village. if i need to pay customs where should i pay. will it come to my home or somewhere else and where the customs bill will come. plzz eply for me..

    • jojo22 July 31, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      if its a private courier to doorstep then yes,,otherwise through givernment courier,,u will have to go and make payment in thier ward

  331. banu July 24, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    i am going to buy 1 skirt, 1 tops, 1 watch, 1 sandal, 2 earings, 1 necklace from different buyers through china post that totally costs 105 dollars. how much should i pay to the customs. plzz tell me should proceed to buy or not

    • jojo22 July 31, 2014 at 8:36 am #

      customs bill will come seperately to u along with the parcel,,,should be around 1000-1500

    • shefali August 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

      Did you order? I too liked the stuff from different buyers (same kindof things) .but im rwlly confused about the customs

  332. bhavini July 20, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Hey,i have made 2 purchase of few imitation jewellery from this website worth $10 each…what do u think how much customs would i have to pay for it…if its too much den i can cancel my order and get a refund

    • jojo22 July 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

      if the vendor supports alipay or any other escrow service,,or even if u pay through paypal,,you can recive your refund

      • bhavini July 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

        Do u think i wud be liable to pay custom duty? I stay in mumbai

  333. Shankar July 15, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I planned to buy a smartphone where it costs about 250Usd to 300Usd including shipping. Then how much tax i need to pay for customs…

    • jojo22 July 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

      should be within 5k

  334. Aniruddha July 11, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Hello Jojo,

    This is very nice site, I m thinking of buying mobile phone for $450 from Aliexpress. Seller will declare value 30$ to $50 on invoice. (If I want as Gift) via TNT Courier service.

    What custom duty I may need to pay? Will they open parcel and check which mobile is inside and decide the cost and duty?

    Awaiting for quick reply 🙂

    Thank you in advance,

    • jojo22 July 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

      be careful of undervaluing goods,,the customs will assume a value to your goods and charge you accordingly

  335. Momin July 7, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    Hi, I am willing to buy few building block toys, prices are in range $10 – $50, and they are having free shipping. I am worried about custom and duty, how these work, from where I may get complete details, can I calculate how much I would need to pay? Thanks.

    • jojo22 July 10, 2014 at 8:59 am #

      u can calculate about 20-25 % of the product price for duties and taxes

  336. jaja July 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    hi i am going to buy mobile phone for dollar 195 and i selected shipping via DHL for 42 dollar.still i have to pay customs and duty? if yes then how much dollar i have to pay.

    • jojo22 July 10, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      yes,,you will have to pay quite a alot for mobiles,,keep aside another $50-$75 for taxes etc

  337. atish June 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    hey jojo

    i went through responses you provided to all.so it is worthy to buy from aliexpress only when ur total amt to pay is more than 25000/rs.considering ur paying 20percent of custom


    Also i believe their will be deduction for online pay transaction(currency tax).?


    • jojo22 June 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      @atish,,you end up paying between 22-30%,,sometimes even more,,depending o nthe product

  338. sazid khan June 24, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    i purchase mobile from aliexpress $110 dg350
    bt i didn’t get ,still waiting fron two month
    the give me tracking no:- RG001584535MY
    it shows

    Destination Country – India:Tracking Consuming:0 Millisecond, Cache Time:2014/06/24 07:40:47
    2014-05-27 18:50, MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR, Send item abroad (EDI-received), Air
    2014-05-27 01:07, MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR, Insert item into bag (Otb), Air
    2014-05-26 15:03, MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR, Receive item from customer (Otb), Air

    Origin Country – Malaysia:Tracking Consuming:0 Millisecond, Cache Time:2014/06/24 07:40:47
    2014-05-27 01:07, Item sent to DELHI INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE, MPC PMIH (KLIA)
    2014-05-26 15:04, Item posted over the counter, MPC PMIH (KLIA)
    2014-05-17 14:40, Dispatch Pre-Alert 17/05/2014, In Transit

    what does it mean

    i choose free shipping via hongkong air mail

    • jojo22 June 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

      HK and china mail take ages to come,,try conatcting the courier directly

  339. Harish June 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Hi, i want to buy a mobile phone worth Rs.29000. Could you please let me know how much would be the customs fee.

    Thanks in advance

    • jojo22 June 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

      customs and other fees should be between 8-10k

  340. joey June 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    hey jojo are u a custom duty consultant? The way you are answering the question it seems so? You can’t say just like that to anyone that he shall be charged 100$ or INR 2000 just straight away!! A percentage is set by the government on different types of products and the custom duty is charged according to that percentage.

    • jojo22 June 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

      The duty officer can set an arbitrary value to a product…so yes, i can more or less gauge these amounts

  341. ruchi June 22, 2014 at 6:22 am #

    Hello sir..
    I wanna order a product whose cost is $. 4.88. So
    how much I have to pay for custom and taxes.?
    And the payment which I have to do through debit or credit card, so whether the payment will b done in Indian currency or USD.??

    • jojo22 June 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

      @ruchi,,it dsnt make sense making such a small purchase,,because your shipping charges alone will be more than the price of the goods,,duties and taxes are seperate of course. Payments willl be U

  342. kiran June 15, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    hellow sir,
    i ordered some items from aliexpress.com and cost arround USD 19. so how much i have to pay for custom and taxes.
    thank uu

    • jojo22 June 17, 2014 at 9:13 am #

      will be more or less same $18-20

  343. Akram June 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I am ordering a tablet LCD display (Rs.1600). Will there be any custom duty if it is declared as gift as a gift under Rs.5000 is duty free.. i am choosing china air post for shipping so how will i have to pay the duties & taxes if any?

    • jojo22 June 17, 2014 at 9:17 am #

      even if they dont charge u for duty,,u will still have to pay some other charges,,,nothing is totally free,,remmber that

  344. Joseph K June 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi, I am ordering a mobile phone which costs USD 90 from Aliexpress. The shipping is free and is by Chinapost. Approximately how long will the product reach India? What will be the total cost after duty and other charges? Is the payment option on this site secure? How do I collect the package and pay duty? How do I track my order and get a refund if the product is damaged or doesn’t reach me? Thank you!

  345. Ajit June 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi Jojo,

    Very very thanx for posting this article and replying to other queries..

    It is cleared that its not worth to buy any low cost product from Aliexpress, coz if i buy any 5 to 10 dollar product from site (even if shipping is free), it cost me huge with additional custom and other duties.

    Can you plz suggest me any profitable way to buy products.. I am now planning to buy car accessories from aliexpress.

    Once again.. thnx bro…:) 🙂 🙂

    • jojo22 June 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

      if its expensive stuff,,more than 20K then i guess it makes some sense

  346. Ankit111 June 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Dear JOJO sir,

    I want to buy some electronics components like sensors modules, small dc motors, etc.
    I want to know how much customs and import duty do I need to pay.
    And also what courier service I have to choose because they provide free shipping through china post.

    • jojo22 June 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

      all these electronics items are availble here,,and even manufactured here locally,,,hence the duty and taxes will alot,,r usure you cant source it here locally? it might be cheaper,,or otherwise ask a electronics dealer to source it for u

  347. Narendra May 27, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    i buy mobile digitizer and display from aliexpess they shipped it through singpost… how will ik receive it there is no singpost courier in my area….

    • jojo22 May 28, 2014 at 6:06 am #

      it will be routed through a local courier

  348. Ash May 16, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    Hi Jojo
    I want to buy some hand made cotton lights from Aliexpress – to be shipped from either china or Thailand to India – the total cost inclusive of shipping will be around $175.00 .
    I also want to buy some plastic raincoats from a supplier from China that I found in Amazon who will ship to India – the total for the plastic raincoats will be approx $55.00 .
    Wanted to check with you if I have to pay customs / duties if so can you guide me as to how much ?

    • jojo22 May 20, 2014 at 4:24 am #

      for rates of basic duty u can check up on the hs codes chart for this product,,there will also be other charges besides basic duty,,so be ready for that

  349. AG Kurian May 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Dear JOJO
    Thought like going for the item mentioned in the below link. The cost of this TCL Idol+ is mentioned as 30$ and DHL courier charge 17$. What may be customs duty which can be applicable? What is the minimum duty applicable to a smartphone ?


    • jojo22 May 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

      basic duty is free,,but cutoms here will mostly assign a value to your phone and then calculate about 25% on that value as taxes and other duties

  350. HARI KRISHAN BISSOO April 22, 2014 at 3:45 am #




    • jojo22 April 22, 2014 at 4:22 am #

      the phone price is $200, i dont understand what $23.99 is? and ems shipping is the worst,,no insurance…Duty and taxes also will be another $40-$50.

      • HARI KRISHAN BISSOO April 22, 2014 at 4:37 am #


        • jojo22 April 22, 2014 at 7:05 am #

          i think youre making a mistake,,how can it be $23.99.. its impossible,,china and hong kong post will take 2 weeks

  351. faisal April 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Sir! I want to order 2 tees for 30$ via china post…sir so what will be the custom duty for it….and what will be the final price that I have to pay for that tees..sir plzzzz help me..im confused

  352. Manjunath April 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Hi, i have to buy LCD screen for my sony mobile from aliexpress. Can anyone please tell about ESROW payment via bank and customs and also delivery time.. It costs about $43 (USD)
    thanks in advance..

  353. Manjunath April 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi, i have to buy LCD screen for my sony mobile from aliexpress. Can anyone please tell about ESROW payment via bank and customs and also delivery time.. It costs about $43 (USD)

  354. raj March 29, 2014 at 3:26 am #

    Hi ,

    I wanna order some products from aliexpress is it secure and can you tell me how to use escrow services

    and how to do the payment in indian currencies

    • jojo22 March 29, 2014 at 8:51 am #

      auto currency conversion is at the discretion of the vendor/site…money goes to escrow called alipay, not sure if now there is a fee for that

  355. raj March 29, 2014 at 3:25 am #

    Hi ,

    I wanna order some products from aliexpress is it secure and can you tell me how to use escrow services

  356. darshana March 26, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    i want to purchase makeup from aliexpress bt as i hv never bought anything from this website,,i dnt wnt to go with huge price ,,i wnt to see it is nt spam nd whether i get my product ..so i wnt to purchase thing wch cost me less thn 5 US dollars,,nd i wnt to purchase one product whc hs 4.79 $ cost ,,approx 300 rs,,so hw much custom duty i hv to pay,,??
    i found this product very cheap on this site,,bt i dnt wnt to gv tht much amount including custom pay or duty from which i cn get product frm local store,,bcz thn it will b nt beneficial or no advantage to me and no reason to buy,as i cn see quality of product at local store and get the product as soon as i gv money to seller..
    and i use debit card fr online payment.. can i use same fr aliexpress..??i dnt own anything else
    plz guide….

    • jojo22 March 29, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      honestly,,,it dsnt make any sense to buy $5-$10 products from thes chinesesites becuase shipping if any and duty together will cost more than your prioducts,,atleast $25-$30 minimum

  357. kapil March 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    I want to buy a projector.
    The seller is with high rating and is 2 year old, he their itself (in product) says that they can can lower the invoice to $60 (actual price is $200) to help you with custom duty.
    Will it b safe and can u plZ explain the escrow method. The seller is part of that.

    • jojo22 March 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      if money is with escrow,,the seller will be paid only when u successfully receive the product,,lowering invoice is no use,,the customs will put their own assumed value on it and charge u duty accordingly,,they are not fools

  358. Sapna .R January 27, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    I am interested to buy the necklace set from your site(Aliexpress), which is $8. I reside in India. How much custom duties do i have to pay approximately.

    • jojo22 February 1, 2014 at 4:28 am #

      its possible that taxes and duties along with shipping will be much mroe than the price of that necklace

  359. Aam Admi January 4, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    thank bro for the info… was bit worried about the payment of duties & taxes.. 😉

  360. MsJay November 25, 2013 at 11:17 am #


    I ordered for various goods adding to about $10 or Rs 700. I bought them as i thought they were sold at dirt cheap prices.One was a necklace and the other two racoon fur coats. I’m now worried about the customs. How much would it be?

    • jojo22 November 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      it would be considerable,,and racoon fur coats cost u only $10? i find that hard to imagine

  361. ajay verma November 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    thanks bro for the rply ………….are you saying that i have to pay around 140 dollars including custom and taxes .then i think i shouldnt buy them though it was a nice pair of shoes ………..isnt i have any alternative to skip the custom part why do we have pay such a huge amount

  362. ajay verma November 7, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    hi joel,
    i am interested to buy a pair of shoes from aliexpress nike air yeezy-2 they will cost me around 70 dollars and they are also providing free shipping but i am still worried about the custom fees thats the hidden part as i have never ordered anything from outside before .if theres any custom fees then how much it would be ? please help me brother ………………and one more thing after placing the order what i have to do to get the right thing on right place in right time ?

    • jojo22 November 7, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      chances are your customs and taxes will be as much as the price of the shoes itself,,and most cases it will arrive at your doorstep, else you have have to goto customs collection and pay the duty taxes and pickit up, you can track the parcel at all times with the airway number

  363. sahil jain November 5, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    hi joel,
    i need to buy apparels from aliexpress.they are somewhere around INR 2000(<5000).Do i need to pay any kind of taxes?

    • jojo22 November 5, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      you have to pay taxes on even INR 100 worth of goods,,your shipping and taxes will cost more than the product,,buy atleast worth INR 25000 to make some profit,,else buy locally

  364. vana October 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I want to order a shoes of 25 dollars and snap back cap of 5 dollars.. how much will be the tax and import duty.. can you please tell me the exact amount? I’m from India how many Rupees for both..

    • jojo22 October 30, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      tax and duty will be on the assumed value of the goods by the customs officer,, but should be around Rs.1000-1500

  365. sandeep October 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    hi am planing to get some bulk products in aliexpress for around 5000$ will the customs charges ll be high ..like at what percent

    • jojo22 October 26, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      im assuming youre getting electronics,, take an average of about 20% for customs/taxes excluding shipping charges if any

  366. shrish October 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    hi joel,
    i bought some products from aliexpress worth 75doller and free shipping via chinapost air mail and if custom duty charges are applied then how much i have to pay for it? and where to pay ?

    • jojo22 October 16, 2013 at 4:32 am #

      if it is delivered to your doorstep,you can pay the courier guy there itself, or else u will get a call from the collection point asking you to come down and pay customs and collect it from there

  367. Jathin September 2, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Hi Joel,
    I bought a watch for about 6.48 dollars in aliexpress.com and it is free shipping. Do I have to pay any custom duty or tax for this type of products.

    • jojo22 September 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      yes there will be some small amount of charges and taxes,,even if the product is basic duty free

      • abhishek June 6, 2014 at 6:56 am #

        i want buy touch pad from ali express it’s cost is 13.87 us$(RS.851) so there are some taxes or import duties i will pay? & how much it around?

        • jojo22 June 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

          duties and taxes will be between $10-15

  368. Kevin August 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Hi Joel,

    May I know how much duty you had paid. I understand that it clearly depends upon the product, its value and how much value the seller is able to put for the product in-order for you to pay the least amount as tax. But still I would like to know the value of the product and the tax you had incurred, as I myself is interested in getting an electronics item from aliexpress.

    Thanks in Advance…