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Are builtin short URL's to share an item available in aliexpress?

If so, what's the format?

(Something like eBay has /itm/xxxxxxx)

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The short form of an AliExpress item is:

www.aliexpress.com/item/-/XXXXXXXXXXX.html

  • I have to give props to the folks over at alixpress.ml who have their own URL shortener that uses the advertiser API to silently inject their affiliate link and then directs the user to the URL format given in the answer. For those curious, their shortened format is http://alixpress.ml/?k=XXXXXXXXXXX. – samthecodingman May 29 '18 at 2:11
  • How you discovered that a dash should be there? :O – arieljannai May 29 '18 at 10:42
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    Reverse engineering. I just traced the series of HTTP redirects performed by the URL shortener in the above comment (using the Network tab of the developer console). – samthecodingman May 31 '18 at 2:34
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    Add the item to the wish list, and from there you'll see the short url, exactly this form (+ a query parameter, but that's easy to delete). – hyperknot Sep 23 '18 at 10:54
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Try http://ali.onl/ URL shortener.

example link: http://ali.onl/18Gp traffic statistics: http://ali.onl/18Gp+

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It's the shortest possible option. I hope the following steps will be helpful.

  1. Go to a product page. In the beginning, you'll see something like https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-Badges-for-Clothing/32822967746.html?spm=2114.search0604.3.155.7ca25ef0zLx1Pc&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0 in the address bar.
  2. Remove the part after ?
  3. Remove www.
  4. If you browse a local version of AliExpress remove subdomain as well (e.g. remove ru.)
  5. Replace the part between item/ and the next / with anything you want (except / of course) or even leave it blank
  6. Change protocol from https:// to http://. Note: if you remove the protocol at all some services fail to recognise the resulting text as a link.

In the end, you should get a short link http://aliexpress.com/item//32822967746.html

Share your ideas for further improvement =)

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