AliExpress unites primarily Chinese small businesses and connects them with customers worldwide. With the number of products exceeding 100 million, this Chinese giant is already competing with Amazon. Like the latter, it is a superb data source for e-commerce businesses that realize the power of online information as a mighty business accelerator.
Scraping AliExpress for product descriptions, images, videos, reviews, and prices can facilitate profound market research for online retailers in different countries.
Using the data, you can
- identify unauthorized sales channels, those sellers who offer below reseller prices may be distributing counterfeit products or be engaged in parallel imports.