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The 10 Best Chinese Shopping Sites That Ship to the US

Dan Price Updated 17-03-2020

Most internet users will be familiar with AliExpress, but it’s far from being the only Chinese website that ships to the US. While you might not be able to find luxury items from the world’s top brands, Chinese shopping sites are great for cheap electronics, basic clothing, and items for around the home.

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Here are the best Chinese shopping sites that ship to the United States.

1. AliExpress

aliexpress homepage

AliExpress is arguably the most well-known Chinese online store. With revenues of $55 billion, it’s also the largest; it earns more than five times more money than eBay.

Unlike Amazon, AliExpress doesn’t sell any products itself. Instead, it’s an e-commerce platform; it connects you with third-party sellers. The sellers are predominantly based in China, but there are also vendors in other South-East Asian countries.

Many vendors offer free shipping, but deliveries will take longer to arrive. You can also use DHL, UPS, FedEx, and other international couriers, depending on the seller.

If you’re thinking about making a purchase on AliExpress, make sure you check out our guide to avoiding scams on the service 5 Tips to Buy Safely on AliExpress and Avoid Frauds or Scams Online shopping can be a minefield, and Chinese store AliExpress is no different. What is AliExpress and how does it protect buyers? Read More before you hit the “Buy” button.

2. Banggood

banggood homepage

We spoke about Banggood when we reviewed the best sites for buying cheap electronics The 8 Best Online Shopping Sites for Cheap Electronics Buying cheap electronics is one way to save money. These online shopping sites have the best deals on cheap electronics. Read More . Although electronics are the site’s main focus, you will also find sports equipment, fashion accessories, jewelry, and health products.

The business itself has been around since 2004, making it one of the older Chinese sites that ships to the United States.

Some orders qualify for free shipping. Again, however, be warned that free deliveries can take a long time to arrive. We’re talking months, not weeks.

Banggood supports several payment methods. Credit cards, wire transfers, and PayPal are all supported, as are a host of third-party options like iDEAL and Dotpay.

3. GearBest

gearbest homepage

GearBest is a newer Chinese online store than the first two sites we looked at. It has only existed since 2014.

The site has close ties with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi and offers much better deals on the company’s products than you would be able to find in a domestic store. Other categories that the site covers include Baby and Kids, Home and Garden, Appliances, and Electrical and Tools.

GearBest is also great for non-US residents. The only two countries that it will not ship to are Palestine and South Sudan.

The site offers four shipping methods: Unregistered, Registered, Priority, and Expedited Shipping. American residents can use all four plans. Unregistered shipping is free and takes up to 40 days. The price of the fastest option—expedited—is calculated by weight. It takes three to seven days.

GearBest has some US-based warehouses which can significantly reduce the time and improve the security of non-registered deliveries.

4. DHgate

dhgate homepage

Headquartered in Beijing, DHgate is primarily a fashion site (though it does have some electronic and home items available). If you’re looking for cheap shoes, wedding outfits, watches, hair and grooming products, or bags, DHgate should be your first port of call.

The site ships worldwide. If you live in the United States, you can use DHL or one of DHgate’s many local couriers. DHL should get your order to you within a week. Some of the lesser-known carriers such as China Post Air and Singapore Post can take more than a month.

5. YesStyle

yesstyle homepage

Sticking with the fashion theme, YesStyle sells menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, and lifestyle products. You’ll find everything from maternity clothes to cosplay outfits.

Unlike some of the other sites in this list, YesStyle sells mainstream brands. However, they are predominantly Japanese and Korean labels, so they may not be instantly familiar to western audiences. People who have a particular fondness for fashion in Japan and Korea will like the site; it has sections dedicated to the latest looks in each country.

6. LightInTheBox

lightinthebox homepage

LightInTheBox, along with sister site MiniInTheBox, ships to more than 200 countries around the world. It sells products across three core categories: clothing, small gadgets, and home and garden. The company was founded in 2007 and has gone from strength to strength. In 2013, it even listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

You can choose from several shipping options, all of which charge by weight. There is no free shipping. If you want to use a courier, LightInTheBox offers DHL, UPS, FedEx, and TNT.

7. Shein

shein homepage

Shein is another leading Chinese website for online shopping. It specializes in women’s fashion, though there are also some menswear and children’s products available.

Shein only offers standard shipping and express shipping to the United States. Standard shipping costs $3.99 per order. If your order exceeds $49, shipping is free. Express shipping costs $12.90 but is free on orders above $99.

Residents of Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska cannot use the express option.

8. GeekBuying

geekbuying homepage

GeekBuying is an electronics store. You’ll find Android phones, streaming boxes, wearables, smart security systems, tablets, and more. Like GearBest, it offers exclusive rates on Xiaomi smartphones. The site also has some “fun” electronics. For example, there’s a section dedicated to remote control cars and another dedicated to electric scooters.

Shipping is free if you use standard delivery. DHL and TNT are also available.

9. RCMoment

rcmoment homepage

RCMoment has a very specific focus—remote-controlled devices. You’ll find gadgets like drones, cars, boats, planes, and robots.

The site has great deals on the DJI Mavic Air drone, which we loved when we reviewed the product on YouTube back in February 2018.

Some products qualify for free shipping. If you want the fastest shipping, head to the US Warehouse section of the sites to see which products are already held on American soil.

10. DealExtreme

dealextreme homepage

The last Chinese online shopping website on our list isDealExtreme. The site is up there with AliExpress in terms of popularity. It’s been in operation since 2006 and ships its products straight from its Hong Kong warehouse.

Almost all the products are electronic. The breadth of products is impressive; you’ll find everything from glucose monitors to tattoo guns. The site also sells a lot of branded products. There are devices from SanDisk, Lenovo, Sony, Asus and more.

DealExtreme offers free worldwide shipping on all its items. You can ship express with couriers for an added fee.

Where Else Can You Find Great Deals Online?

To find more companies that sell quality products for a bargain price, check out our other articles.

We have written about the best sites for deals on video games, a guide to shopping safely on Wish, and a list of sites that offer better deals than eBay 13 Bargain Websites That Are Cheaper Than eBay eBay is a useful site for finding cheap deals, but don't overlook these shopping sites that can be cheaper than eBay. Read More .

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  1. George E Schwarz
    December 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Why would any decent American want to do business with China if he has the choice?

  2. Rod
    August 31, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Checked out the RCMoments site. They have a $30 drone they are selling for $299. Something to think about before buyingfrom them.

  3. Cantbelieveyouwouldrecommendthem
    August 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Lightinthebox steals people's pictures of their kids wearing dresses they made, and uses them to advertise cheap knockoffs.

  4. Cantbelieveyouwouldrecommendthem
    August 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Lightinthebox steals people's pictures of their kids wearing dresses they made, and uses them to advertise cheap knockoffs.

  5. marcellemieux
    May 22, 2019 at 7:40 am

    You forgot Geekbuying...more than just phones..good deals

  6. ootdshare
    April 14, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Yes, i agree most of them are good,
    but i think there are still some good sites ship us have forgotten,
    for example ootdshare.com
    which is also a fashion relate site, i buy most of my dress from it/

    • arhtur
      May 30, 2019 at 9:56 am

      i agree with you

  7. NecroJah
    February 13, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    As long as you don't mind waiting weeks for it to get through customs. Plus the large number of stories of getting the wrong item, size, quality, etc. (Personal stories and stories out there). Bad customer service and return policies. Really, do some research.

  8. Davo
    February 13, 2019 at 12:25 am

    BE WARNED
    BangGood will only talk to you about a problem for 180 days. If the item has a 1yr warranty you must go to the manufacturer and your chance there of success is zip.