Alibaba’s AliExpress warns of possible coronavirus delays


A customer displays the AliExpress app on a mobile phone. Customers complained on Tuesday that orders were not only taking a long time to arrive but were being automatically renewed, instead of being cancelled and refunded. — Reuters

MADRID: AliExpress, the global e-commerce platform of Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba, warned customers on Tuesday that there may be some delivery delays due to the coronavirus outbreak.

AliExpress is one of the most downloaded shopping apps globally, part of a growing e-commerce trend in which consumers worldwide buy goods such as mobile phones, vacuum cleaners and dresses directly from manufacturers, mostly based in China.

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