AliExpress now requires login just to view item pages

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cayman wrote:
I need a few items off AE, and this screen shows up several times a day. AFTER I swipe, login again, type in a captcha and wait:

It shows several cars driving into the entrance of an AliExpress store bag/shop.
Not sure what it means.

That’s hilarious. I haven’t seen it yet, but it suggests that too many cars are trying to drive into their store building. A strange metaphor, in my opinion, as how many stores have drive-thru lanes?

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Concerning the „message center“…


I used to communicate with sellers (e.g. Cissy from Sofirn, Simon from Convoy) very often. Now, even with the AX iPhone app, replies from sellers disappear out of a sudden while very old replies reappear as their latest answer. This is a real problem.

Regarding the new “message center” of AliExpress.

(I mostly use the desktop PC web browser to browse AliExpress, I normally only use the mobile App version when I have decided to purchase some items, since usually the mobile prices of items are slightly cheaper — several cents cheapers when using the mobile app. Also, I haven’t been updating my mobile AE app so it’s still a relatively older version, which may not support the new message center.)

So what I’m mentioning will mostly be based on the desktop web browser. I notice there is a new message center. And it is a bit confusing, because the replies could be in the “old” message center, while my new reply will be in the new ‘message center’. So it could get hard to follow, if the response exists in the old but not in the new, or vice-versa. AE is sort of encouraging or forcing the use of the new message center now.

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I have given up using AE on the web, the app is frictionless. maybe that is the goal all along, push people to use mobile only.

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The app is frictionless? How is the app search wise? Powerful searching is key to me. Something which can only show me a handful of items per page on a smartphone is useless. Some times I inspect hundreds of items per search. I also distrust applications from stores and crap like that.

 

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cayman wrote:

It shows several cars driving into the entrance of an AliExpress store bag/shop.
Not sure what it means.

“Oh my God, we’re all going to crash into the side-walls of the entrance!!”

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Ha, that error message looks like it’s blaming you for being a bad browser driver. “It’s not us, it’s you” Sad

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Barkuti wrote:
… I also distrust applications from stores and crap like that.

+1. I could rant about this for awhile, but nobody wants that so let’s just say that there are good reasons to hate appification.

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