The AliExpress Open Platform will be fully relocated to a new Open Platform on December 20, 2017. The move intends to improve the data security of the platform and its merchants, and to increase efficiency and quality.
The original AliExpress Open Platform will close on March 16, 2018. Developers who have not moved in time will not be able to connect to platform data via API. To continue business as usual, AliExpress sellers should remind affiliated developers to move as soon as possible.
The original Open Platform can be used from Dec. 1 to Mar. 15. However, new functionality will only work on new Open Platform. For questions or problems, developers can submit feedback to Disputes & Reports on the AliExpress website.
Two types of developers use the platform: developers who sell software via their own store, and developers who sell commercial software via AliExpress sellers.
Developers can register for the AliExpress open platform using Taobao or Alipay accounts, selecting the account type that suits their needs.
After first type of developers have completed registration, they need to submit an additional application to sell software in their own stores. The second type of developers can publish their software on AliExpress.