Alibaba.com Review. Buy Products Globally
The app is one of the top wholesale mobile marketplaces that support global trade. You can buy products from suppliers regardless of their location in the world from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet. Here’s a full review of the app.
For: Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Find it on: Google Play, iTunes
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The Alibaba.com app lets you browse across numerous categories that offer millions of products. It allows you to communicate with your suppliers directly using the messenger system. Notably, the recommendations are shortlisted based on sourcing preferences, and you can send customized buying requests to your suppliers. Another incredible feature of the app is that it allows you to share supplier and product information on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks.
The app gives you ancillary trade services like Trade Assurance as well as international payments and logistics services. It also supports a great number of app languages, which is a nice feature since it significantly contributes to availability around the globe.
As you may have already noticed, Allibaba.com is available as an IPA and APK file. The Android version requirement varies with the device, and the iOS variety runs on devices beyond version 9.0 (works with the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone).
Ease of Use
The iOS and Android app offers a fast and simple way of connecting with suppliers worldwide. To make things easier, it provides a New Users Guide, and even a first-timer can shop confidently without getting lost or requiring any form of assistance. Initially, I had a small difficulty signing in, but the issue was sorted out after I got the update. Currently, it works seamlessly, and I’ve never experienced any lags.
The latest version of the app comes with several enhancements such as support for search history as well as the new Fast Feedback entry service and an upgrade in video playing experience on the Product Details page.
The iOS and Android mobile app has a simple design that is quite straightforward. Additionally, the images are clear. From the home screen, you can easily choose what you’d wish to view from the News & Insights, Fashion & Accessories, selected products, special offers, and ‘Just for You’ sections. You also get to see product details such as the origin, brand name, model number, or design, an attribute that suits a business app well.
You can install it at no cost. Additionally, you won’t incur any fees for a better user experience as there are no in-app purchases.
- It’s free to install;
- No in-app purchases;
- Offers logistic services.
- It’s pretty crowded;
- The messenger aspect isn’t quite user-friendly;
- The filter options are limited.
The Alibaba.com app comes with a variety of features that make it stand out as a leader among all the apps in the business category. However, there are several setbacks that the developers can correct to offer the ultimate user experience. Regardless, I still like what’s provided by the tool, and I would recommend it.