Getting cashback whenever you order one of your dropshipping orders on AliExpress. How awesome does that sound to you? If it sounds super awesome, read on below because I will help you to get 4.3% – 5.9% cashback on all your AliExpress orders! This way, you have more money left to invest in your dropshipping store or your marketing!
What is AliExpress cashback?
The best way to explain this is to explain what cashback sites do.
Wikipedia explains it like this:
A cashback website is a type of reward website that pays its members a percentage of money earned when they purchase goods and services via its affiliate links.Wikipedia
Cashback sites are mostly used by regular people that are shopping online. Maybe something like clothes or a new washing machine!
But dropshippers can use this as well to get money back on every order they place!
Simply said, you register with a cashback website and get an affiliate link from them.
You then paste that link into your AliExpress dropshipping app, and now every time you order something on AliExpress with that app, you will get some money back!
Do keep in mind that it might take some time before you can withdraw the money from the cashback website, but it’s some extra money that you don’t have to do anything for.
I think it’s definitely worth the wait!
Why AliExpress cashback could save your dropshipping store
As you can read here, profit margins are tight when you’re dropshipping.
If you can add an extra 5% to your profit margins, you could spend that extra money on your marketing which could then lead to more sales; thus increasing your profits!
Or you could pay your monthly fees with it like Shopify and any apps that you’re paying for.
How awesome is that?
How do you apply for AliExpress cashback?
To start, you need to choose which cashback site you’re going to use.
Keep in mind that it’s best that your dropshipping app (like Oberlo) supports that cashback site. This makes it a lot easier to get the AliExpress cashback.
One more thing, look to see if the cashback site accepts dropshippers or retailers. If they don’t, then you’ve got a big chance that they might block you in the future.
I suggest you take a look at Admitad.
Admitad supports dropshipping (you can even select that as an option when registering), and you can use this cashback site with the most popular dropshipping apps.
For example: Oberlo, AliDropship, and Dropified.
Because I want to make it as easy for you as possible, you can follow me below if you want to see how to register at Admitad.
How to register at Admitad as a dropshipper?
The first step will be to register as a “Publisher.”
I guess that you know what to fill in with this step, haha. Just some necessary information; you can do it!
Then you will need to fill in some questions. For example:
After you have pressed ‘Dropshipping’, it’s time to fill in the information about your dropshipping store:
Just fill in the name and the link to your store. Plus, you can select the dropshipping app that you use to fulfill your dropshipping orders.
As you can see in the screenshot above, Admitad currently supports these apps:
- Zero UP
And that was all; congratulations!
You’ve now got an Admitad account.
How do you get cashback on your AliExpress orders with Admitad?
Now all you have to do is hover over Programs at the top and press “All Programs,” then you need to search for AliExpress.
The last step will be joining the program from AliExpress!
Keep in mind that it might take a few days before you get accepted.
After you’ve gotten accepted, you will need to head over to the Deeplink or the Banners section. Your “Link for Traffic” will be there.
You will need this link later on when you’re enabling the AliExpress affiliate program on your dropshipping app.
Now, let’s add your AliExpress affiliate link to your dropshipping app!
Important tips to correctly receive cashback on your Aliexpress orders
It is important to follow the tips from Admitad below so they can correctly recognize your orders. This way, you will correctly receive cashback from them!
- Make orders through your order processing app. Otherwise, orders will not be tracked.
- Deactivate all the extensions, except the fulfillment system, when placing and paying for orders. Otherwise, they will cut off your commission.
- You can easily deactivate extensions in Chrome this way: click the menu icon at the top right of the browser window, choose More Tools and choose Extensions to open the Extensions > Uncheck Enabled to disable an extension.
- Another solution is to place your orders in an Incognito Browser tab.
- Make the orders and payment at the same time and in one browser / device in order not to lose the cookie. The lifetime cookie of AliExpress is three days.
- Admitad recommends using Chrome for successful tracking.
How do you get cashback with your AliExpress dropshipping app?
Below I will show you how to implement the AliExpress cashback system with the most popular AliExpress dropshipping apps. I will also include at the end how to get cashback if you’re not using an order processing app.
Feel free to skip to the dropshipping app that you use.
I do have one tip for you before I start, in case you didn’t read the tips above, you should disable your AdBlocker when you’re ordering your orders with your affiliate link.
Your AdBlocker could block the cookies that are necessary to give you your AliExpress cashback.
How to get AliExpress cashback with Oberlo
If you want to get the AliExpress cashback program enabled on Oberlo, you will need to have the basic or the pro plan.
As you can see in my screenshot below, you can’t have it enabled on the free Oberlo plan.
Rumors go that Oberlo uses their affiliate link for people on the free plan or people that didn’t activate the affiliate program.
This way, they are supposedly earning your AliExpress cashback with each order and for every person that uses Oberlo!
If you’ve got the Basic or Pro plan and you requested the affiliate program to be added to your Oberlo account, you can read on below to see how to add your affiliate ID to Oberlo!
Go to your Oberlo admin > Settings page > Suppliers tab. Click on the Admitad option and paste your affiliate ID.
Keep in mind that Oberlo only needs the number at the end of the link, not the whole link.
This means that you only need to copy the numbers that are bold in this example if this was your affiliate link: https://alitems.com/g/1e8d11449441864194b216425dc3e8/
That is all!
Everything is set up correctly now on your Oberlo account, and you’re ready to process your AliExpress orders with cashback!
How to get AliExpress cashback with Dropified
All the plans from Dropified have the AliExpress affiliate program feature, but yeah, all the plans from Dropified cost money.
Although, you will need to contact the support to have the feature enabled on your account (same as with Oberlo).
After you have the feature enabled, you can copy the full Deeplink and paste it into the Stores section on Dropified (at the bottom of that page).
Now you’re ready to get AliExpress cashback with Dropified!
How to get AliExpress cashback with AliDropship
If you use AliDropship as your dropshipping app (you can click here for my AliDropship Review), you can press the Settings tab and go to General.
If you scroll down there, you will find a heading with “AliExpress Cashback.”
All you need to do is paste your Admitad affiliate id there. You can get that by going to My Programs > AliExpress WW > Link
After that, you’re ready to complete your AliExpress orders with cashback!
How do you get AliExpress cashback if you do not use an order processing app?
In case you do not use an order processing app, you can still receive cashback manually by using the Deeplink tool from Admitad.
Add the link from the AliExpress website or the link from your AliExpress dropshipping supplier like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33032572444.html, to your “Deeplink Generator” tool.
Just paste the link and press “Generate.”
You can put 300 links from the AliExpress website in this tool, but one only link per row.
The generated links will be an affiliate link, and if you order products using these links, you will get a commission from Admitad!
When you press generate, you are getting deeplinks.
A deeplink is a special / personal affiliate link. If you use it, you will get a commission (cashback)!
Using something like the CSV table below will make it easy to order the products that you need in a few clicks:
Can you stack AliExpress cashbacks?
No, AliExpress will only give credit to the last cashback site you clicked on / used before you placed your order.
But don’t worry!
I’ve got some additional ways for you below to get some extra cashback on your AliExpress dropshipping orders.
Extra ways to get AliExpress cashback
Are you interested in getting even more cashback?
Then follow me below, where you will find some extra ways to get cashback on your AliExpress dropshipping orders:
1. Using Pennywise to compare cashback offers
Did you know that there are about 40 cashback sites? And sometimes these other sites pay more cashback than Admitad.
But how do you check all these sites for every single order that you get?
That’s where Pennywise comes into play!
Pennywise is a free extension that gives you an easy overview of the various cashback offers as you shop.
Look at the slider to compare rates before you checkout at AliExpress. If you find an offer you like, click through and activate with the cashback site. Then go back to the original tab, and complete your purchase.
All this does is transfer the credit for the sale to the cashback site you clicked, which means that you will get more money back! (If you clicked on a cashback site that has a higher cashback percentage)
If you’re an app like Oberlo, you might be wondering then, ‘Will my orders still go through normally so I can see them in my dropshipping store?’
The answer is yes!
It will still do its work in the original tab, but this way, you have the option of getting cash back at another site rather than through Admitad.
This is a good way to be sure you are not missing a great cashback deal, and it works at more stores than just AliExpress. (Currently around 10,000 stores!)
So it’s also useful if you’re fulfilling orders from other stores than AliExpress.
If you’re interested now, then you can check out the Pennywise extension here!
2. Using Honey
I haven’t tried this yet, but you will need to get the Honey extension on your browser.
Then when you’re making your purchase through Oberlo (or any other dropshipping app that you’re using and have connected to your affiliate program), you can press the Honey gold pop-up.
You will then get a 1-5% cashback in Honey Gold which you can then later use to purchase Amazon gift cards.
I’m just not entirely sure yet if you can combine it with your Admitad affiliate link or if it’s legal to stack the affiliate cashback like this.
So, let me know if you know more!
3. Using a cashback credit card
Another great way to get some extra cashback is to use a cashback credit card.
For example, this credit card will give you a 2% cashback on every purchase.
That’s an extra 2% you’re getting back on your AliExpress purchases and other purchases!
If you’re interested in learning more, check out this complete guide to learn more about using a credit card for your dropshipping business.
Dropshipping with AliExpress: Do you want to learn more?
If you’re interested in dropshipping with AliExpress (or maybe you’re already doing it), then I’ve got some great articles for you so you can kickstart or grow your dropshipping store!
I’ve also got a huge article for you that will help you create your own Shopify dropshipping store in 2021!
Reading this article will help you to get started and stay motivated while beginning and continuing your dropshipping journey!
But that’s not all!
If you’re interested in learning more about AliExpress dropshipping, like what it is and how to be profitable, then you’re in luck!
I’ve also got a complete AliExpress dropshipping guide.
This way, you will be fully prepared to start and grow your AliExpress dropshipping store in 2021!
Also, if you don’t have a Shopify store yet, then you can click here to get a free 14-day trial!
Wow! Did you know that you could get so much money back when ordering your AliExpress dropshipping orders?
I hope this will increase your dropshipping profit margins even more and maybe give you some extra motivation to push through and make it to the end!
If you’ve got any questions regarding dropshipping, let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top!
I wish you the best with your AliExpress dropshipping store!