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.

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736 Responses to Aliexpress india review

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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 ?

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

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

  14. 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??…

  15. 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…

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

  18. 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

  19. 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..??

  20. 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

  21. 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…..

  22. 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

  23. 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 ?

  24. 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.

  25. 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)????

  26. 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

  27. 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?

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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?

  32. 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

  33. 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?

  34. 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.

  35. 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?

  36. 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

  37. 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?

  38. 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

  39. 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 .

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

    How to pay if opted for cash on delivery …?

    Do they take Indian rupees?

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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 #


  47. 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

  48. 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?

  49. 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 .

  50. 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,,

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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!

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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.

  63. 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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. 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..

  69. 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

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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!!

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

    Jojo you look cute.

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


  78. 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

  79. 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

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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?

  83. 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

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 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

  88. 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

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

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

  90. 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

  91. 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

  92. 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?

  93. 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

  94. 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..

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

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

  96. 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 ?

  97. 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

  98. 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

  99. 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?????

  100. 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

  101. 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

  102. 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…

  103. 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

  104. 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

  105. 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 .

  106. 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 ?

  107. 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

  108. 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?

  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. 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

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

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

  113. 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.

  114. 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

  115. 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

  116. 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

  117. 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?

  118. 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?

  119. 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

  120. 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

  121. 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

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

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

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

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

  124. 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

  125. 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

  126. 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

  127. 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

  128. 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?

  129. 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

  130. 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

  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

  134. 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

  135. 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

  136. 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.

  137. 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 🙂

  138. 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

  139. 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

  140. 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

  141. 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

  142. 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

  143. 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

  144. 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?

  145. 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

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

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

    Is their any custom charges apply ??/

  147. 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?

  148. 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

  149. 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

  150. 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

  151. 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

  152. 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

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

    I dnt have CC…how do i make payment

  154. 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

  155. 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

  156. 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

  157. 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

  158. 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

  159. 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

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

    I wana order lip plumper of 0.82 dollar

  161. 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

  162. 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

  163. 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

  164. 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

  165. 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

  166. 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.

  167. 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

  168. 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

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

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

  170. 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

  171. 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???

  172. 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

  173. 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?

  174. 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

  175. 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

  176. 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

  177. 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

  178. 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

  179. 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

  180. 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?

  181. 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…

  182. 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

  183. 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

  184. 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?

  185. 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

  186. 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

  187. 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

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

    will there be customs duty for fashion jewllery..

  189. 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

  190. 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

  191. 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

  192. 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..?

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

    Thanks for ur reply jojo

  194. 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

  195. 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

  196. 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

  197. 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

  198. 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.


  199. 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

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

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

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

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

  202. 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?

  203. 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?

  204. 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!!

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

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

  206. 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

  207. 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

  208. 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 ?

  209. 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

  210. 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

  211. 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?

  212. 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.

  213. 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

  214. 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

  215. 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

  216. 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

  217. 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)

  218. 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

  219. 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

  220. 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

  221. 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

  222. 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

  223. 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

  224. 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

  225. 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

  226. 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

  227. 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.

  228. 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

  229. 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

  230. 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

  231. 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

  232. 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

  233. 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

  234. 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

  235. 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%

  236. 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

  237. 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

  238. 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

  239. 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

  240. 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

  241. 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 ?

  242. 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

  243. 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

  244. 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

  245. 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

  246. 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

  247. 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

  248. Arif Ahmed June 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm