Why Shopping Online is Totally Safe


Millions of items are available at international online shopping sites like Aliexpress. That too at a cheaper rate and items which are not available in Thimphu City yet.

But should I buy?

If you ask this question to your friend, I am sure you will get the answer “Online Shopping is risky. What if the item does not reach?”

This can fire up your anticipation of online shopping or let your dream remain as a dream only.

It’s okay guys, I know what’s in your mind at the moment. I have been there. But now I am a happy customer of Aliexpress.

So today in this very first article of ThimphuShoppers.com, I am going to share why buying online from AliExpress or other shopping site is completely risk-free.

Following are the reasons:

1. My Personal Experience

I am a guy, probably the first in Bhutan (Maybe Not) to try out Aliexpress. It was two years back.

Right after getting my credit card, I ordered an item worth of $20. It was free shipping and the item was located somewhere in China. After few hours, I received a message saying that my item is being shipped. And the expected delivery was less than 35 days.

I took granted that it was just a fraud and I have wasted my hard earned $20.

Weeks passed and I almost forgot about my order. I received a call from Bhutan Post and informed me that I got a parcel.

I was confused and wondered who would send me a parcel. Upon reaching Bhutan Post, when they handed me a well-packaged item with the name Aliexpress on it. I was shocked and in fact, I felt a joy in my heart.

From that day till today, I have been shopping from Aliexpress and even my friends started as well. This year is my third year as a happy customer of Aliexpress.

2. AliExpress international terms and conditions

Aliexpress is the largest shopping site in the world after Amazon. They are ruled by international Custom and Revenue, International Quality checkers and all the items are being quality assured by the terms and conditions.

As being an international company, they assure that all items are prechecked, properly packaged with safety measures in it and make sure that items reach the destination. So don’t have to worry about anything, your single complaint against them can damage their reputation and penalized by international lawmakers. Therefore, it’s a risk-free thing.

3. Trusted by Billions around the world

Almost from all the countries in the world, they shop from Aliexpress. Be it young or old, expensive items or cheap billions of items are being purchased and shipped from Aliexpress.

If you visit the site, you can see a lot of comments and reviews. Those are also just like me, a happy customer.

4. Instant messaging system.

Each item has a different seller. If you choose any product, you can see an option to contact the seller. Here you can directly message the sellers, discuss the sizes, their shipping methods and whatever question you ask, they answer it.

What’s more fascinating is, all the sellers can understand and write English. But of course, don’t expect them to reply to a guy from the United States.


If you are out there somewhere in Bhutan, who want to order online. Don’t be afraid, I have been doing it from past two years and it is totally risk-free. If you are still not convinced, try it yourself. Order something cheap of $5 worth, I can guarantee, you will order more next time.

I hope this article helped you to clarify the doubts. Don’t hesitate to drop a comment or message me on Facebook or through this website. I will be glad to help and assist you.

Episode 5 – Prophecy in Dream

Episode 5 Prophecy in Dream

“Hello Miss” we are about to reach. A bus conductor tried to wake up Dechen, but no response. She was dead.

The bus conductor tabbed on her shoulder.

“Hello Miss, Wake up. We are here” louder this time.

Dechen slowly opened her eyes and got frightened from the loud voice. She would have slapped her in fright if she did not realize sooner that she is on a bus towards her home with a mission.

“Oh, sorry! Thanks.” Dechen Responded.

She turned around and saw many strangers staring at her.

“What did I do?” she thought. “Hope I didn’t do anything in my sleep?”

On the other hand, all passengers on the bus took a sigh of relief, she is alive and not dead.

Dechen fell a sleep the entire journey as she hasn’t slept last night. She slept like a dead person the entire journey and everyone would have placed a bet that she was dead.

Dechen stretched her stiff body a bit and looked out the window. It was green and fresh. She opened the window and let the cool breeze touch her face.

Her hair danced with the rhythm of the breeze, and she closed her eyes to listen to the music of nature. The soothing sound of the countryside made her forget that she was going to get married soon and all her dreams gonna be shattered. She took a deep breath and opened her eyes slowly. She then carefully looked outside to enjoy the silent serenity of the countryside paddy fields.

“Wait a minute. Hello Mister.” She called the Bus conductor.

“Where the hell am I? Where are you taking me? Why am I here? HELP HELP” she shouted with fear. All the passengers on the bus stared at her as if they saw a Mental patient.

“You are about to reach Mandula. Please check your ticket.” The bus conductor answered angrily.

She quickly took out her ticket from her red backpack. The conductor was right, “Seat number 7B, To Mandula.”

“Did I ask the wrong ticket? Or did the woman in the counter heard wrong?” She tried to recall the bus terminal in the morning but all she could remember was her sleepy eyes, yawn and getting inside the bus. But she could not remember the ticket she asked for.

She was on the wrong bus towards the wrong direction, Mandula, a place where she has never been to or heard of.