can I use gift card on AliExpress

Can I use gift cards on AliExpress?

Gift cards are a common present among relatives with bad imagination. If you have one laying around, and if you are anything like me, a though of using this card to buy something very useful (as always) on AliExpress may have crossed your mind.


Can I use my gift card on AliExpress?

A quick answer: yes. You most certainly can use gift cards on AliExpress.

There are no special cards that are explicitly prohibited from processing. E-Commerce websites like AliExpress are in the business of making money, so anything preventing them from making more money is counter-productive.


If you are a first-time buyer, you may feel compelled to buy a git card for security reasons (there is a certain level of stress associated with putting your credit card on a new website). As I mentioned before, AliExpress is a safe website, so it may be an overkill; but if you are set on getting a gift card instead, note:

The gift card that you are using must work for international orders.

This is something you will want to check prior to buying the gift card. There are some cards that will not work online, there are cards that will not work outside of the country you buy it in. It would suck to get a card only to realize you can’t use it, so check first.

If it is a new gift card, chances are you need to register it first before use (which normally can be done online).

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16 thoughts on “Can I use gift cards on AliExpress?”

  1. What kind of giftcards?

    On aliexpress site, in the customer support section, if I browse through the FAQ, they only list credit and debit cards and a “visa international prepaid card” but no giftcards..

    I’m planning a present for a friend and she would love a gift card she can use on aliexpress, but I have no idea how to pull it off.
    (I’m from Finland – she is from Australia)

    1. what I meant is “prepaid cards” e.g. “gift cards”, not a prepaid AliExpress card. Although, if I was you I’d just buy something myself and have it shipped to her 🙂 if you were to explain to the seller that you are buying it for a friend there should be no problem. I am in Canada and my family is in Kazakhstan, and I buy stuff for them with my CC sometimes

  2. Hi, I recently bought a Gift card to use On Aliexpress, I am not a first time buyer, and I have used a Gift card on Aliexpress before, but the gift card I used Previously wasn’t refillable, and when I try to pay with the new gift card, the payment fails, what’s wrong?

    1. Hi! If the card you have now isn’t the same as you’ve had before, it might either not work outside of the US, or if you just refilled it I think it might take a few days to process. Either way, try calling the number on the back of the card, although I suspect they will blame it on the website.

    1. There is no such thing as AliExpress gift card, at least not yet. This post is more about using actual gift (prepaid) credit card on AliExpress.

    1. Hi Ali, it needs to be any prepaid card that works internationally. Check the information on the packaging of the card, it should be indicated there.

  3. I have a prepaid gift card American Express and I’m trying to buy something from on aliexpress but I can’t I don’t know what’s the problem

    1. Aye, Aye! First thing I would do is check whether the card works internationally. A lot of gift cards are restricted for domestic use, e.g. with American retailers only, if you are in the US (which I assume you are, because people aren’t using AMEX much elsewhere 🙂

        1. As long as the card works internationally, you should check the papers that came with the card or call the number provided!

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