Alibaba vs Aliexpress
Alibaba is a wholesale platform offering bulk/large orders to traders around the world. Aliexpress is a global retail marketplace offering online shopping to customers via a variety of different sellers, usually in smaller quantities. Alibaba and Aliexpress are both owned by the same company, but operate differently.
If you are an ordinary consumer looking to do some online shopping for friends and family or to resell, then Aliexpress is the option for you. Small or larger businesses who want to buy bulk customised or other products for resale should opt for Alibaba.