AliExpress launched, some time ago, a new tool called the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, but how do you access it? And how do you use it for your dropshipping store? Follow me below, and you will know how to add it to your AliExpress account and how to use it correctly in 2023 to find awesome products for your store!

The AliExpress dropshipping center helps you find new awesome products for your dropshipping store. It helps you analyze products before selling them, and it helps you find new AliExpress suppliers that you might otherwise never have found. The dropshipping center is free to use, even if you're not dropshipping with AliExpress.

Keep reading below, and you will learn exactly how to access it and how to use it for your dropshipping store.

What is the AliExpress dropshipping center?

What is the AliExpress dropshipping center? Screenshot of the dashboard

So, what is the AliExpress dropshipping center or the ‘AliExpress Booster Program'? This is the tool that AliExpress made to make dropshipping with AliExpress easier. It helps you find products, analyze products, and helps you find new dropshipping suppliers for your store.

But do you know what the best part is about the dropshipping center is? It's free to use! You can even use it if you're not dropshipping with AliExpress. For example, if you're using one of these alternatives here.

Plus, AliExpress keeps updating this tool. With the last update, they redesigned the whole dropshipping center, so now it looks way better and has so many more features. (Don't worry, I will cover them all below.)

They've even got different levels now with special discounts once you reach a certain threshold:

AliExpress Dropshipping Center: Rules to upgrade levels

What tools does the AliExpress dropshipping center contain?

Alright, now that you know what the AliExpress dropshipping center is, it's time to move on to see what kind of tools they've included in this awesome free tool.

You've got two amazing tools inside the AliExpress dropshipping center.

The first one will be the main one, and that is the product research tool. This one includes three more tools!

And the second tool includes an easy way to see how many sales a product of an AliExpress supplier has.

Let's begin with the tool that helps you find products to sell on your dropshipping store.

Tool 1: Find AliExpress products to sell

AliExpress Dropshipping Center Tool 1: This tool will help you find products to sell on your store.

This is a great tool to do product research. It's big now as well (they updated it before this; it was much smaller).

It includes three different tools to find dropshipping products on AliExpress. I'll cover them all for you!

Let's start with the first one called: “Hot Selling.”

AliExpress product research: Hot selling products

This tool will show you all the hot dropshipping products in a specific niche (category).

For example, in the screenshot below, you can see how it goes three deep from Sports & Entertainment -> Fishing -> Fishing Belts. Or anything else:

AliExpress Product Research: Hot Selling Products

This is also great if you want some inspiration for your dropshipping niche.

If you don't select a niche, you will see all the hot products that are currently in the dropshipping center. You can even sort the products by delivery time and price:

But that doesn't mean the shipping time is, for example, less than ten days for all shipping options!

For example, this is the first product that it showed when I sorted by less than ten days:

As you can see, the shipping time can be less than ten days, but you will then need to pay more than $50.

However, you can sort the products by “Ship From” and “Ship To”:

This is a great sorting option if you want to get faster delivery times for your dropshipping store.

And that's not all! You will have way more sorting options:

You can even sort by free shipping! Awesome, right?

But most speak for themselves, so I won't go too in-depth in them. (But do let me know if you're not sure about one of them!)

Here is one more example:

That is the product that I used above for the shipping time example. Here are a few terms explained:

  • DS Price. This will be the price of the product with the discount from your level. (What you saw at the beginning.)
  • Orders & DS Orders. The first one is the total amount of consumer orders, and the second one is the number of orders from dropshippers!

The last button (“Analyze”) is interesting as well; if you press it, you will be taken straight to the next tool in a new tab. More on that tool below, but this is what you will see then:

Keep in mind that I didn't fill in the link myself. That went all automatically!

This tool will surely give you a lot of ideas for products to sell on your dropshipping store.

AliExpress product research: Search by image

AliExpress Product Research: Search by image

The next research tool inside the dropshipping center helps you find products by uploading an image.

You can upload an image of a product, and then it will search through AliExpress, finding products that look like the image that you uploaded!

For example, I uploaded an image of the famous cat lamp:

Do you see how awesome this is?

They showed exactly the product that I uploaded! I even tried it a second time:

You just have to try out this tool yourself!

AliExpress product research: Sponsored products

AliExpress Product Research: Sponsored Products

The last product research tool inside the AliExpress dropshipping center is called: Sponsored Products.

I think you can guess this one already. This will show products from AliExpress suppliers that probably paid AliExpress to be on this list. (I think, not sure.)

Just looking at the first page already gives you some great ideas for products to sell on your dropshipping store! (Just look at my screenshot above.)

You can even sort the products on category again:

Plus, that tool can give you a lot of inspiration if you're looking for a new AliExpress supplier.

Tool 2: AliExpress product analysis

AliExpress Dropshipping Center Tool 2: Product Analysis. Here you will see a graph of the product with the sales volume of the past days.

This one is awesome! You can input an AliExpress product URL at the top of the product that you want to analyze, and after you click on “Search,” you will see a graph with a lot of data from that product.

For example, you can see the “Sale Volume” from that product. They explain it like this:

I personally think that they don’t show the real sales data but a range from 0 to 100. Meaning, the higher the number is, the more popular the product is!

Like Google Trends does as well by showing a graph with search data:

You can even see how reliable their logistics are. This means how high the chance is that the product will come on time. I think AliExpress does this by combining all the data they have (like reviews, tracking information, and so on).

You can only research one product at the time, and it will only give sales volume from the AliExpress supplier that you copied the product URL from.

So, there could be a chance that other AliExpress suppliers are selling even more of the same product.

But it's still a great tool to quickly see how many products that AliExpress supplier is selling per day, and if it's growing or not!

How do you activate and add the dropshipping center tab to your AliExpress account?

Personally, I think there are three options with adding the dropshipping center tab to your AliExpress account.

If you're looking for the easiest one, scroll down to the third option, and you can join the dropshipping center by simply pressing one link.

  • Place enough orders so that AliExpress thinks you’re dropshipping. I think this happened to me because I suddenly had a notification showing me about the dropshipping center.
  • Adding an AliExpress supported app. At the time of writing this, it's DSers, Antdiy, and Topdser. Simply follow the instructions given by the app that you're using.

    You can also take a look at the video below from DSers to see what you need to do:
Link to Shopify and AliExpress - Shopify Tutorial – DSers
  • You can simply go to this link and sign up for the AliExpress dropshipping center. All you have to do is be logged in to your AliExpress account, then accept their terms and fill in your name to join the AliExpress dropshipping center!

    Or you can copy the link here:
Or you can add the AliExpress Dropshipping Center tab to your account by visiting the link provided above

This is the easiest one, and I think it’s available for everyone.

I tested it by creating a new AliExpress account, and it did enable the dropshipping center on my new AliExpress account! Here is how that will look like once you get accepted:

How do you access the AliExpress dropshipping center?

This is a screenshot of the AliExpress Dropshipping Center tab. You can find it on your AliExpress profile, like where you can your orders.

Alright, now you know what the dropshipping center is and how to activate it, but how do you access it once you get accepted?

So, once you have activated the AliExpress dropshipping center, you can then find it if you press on any tab under your profile, like ‘My AliExpress' or ‘My Orders'.

Then, if everything went well, you will see a new button on the top row of buttons named Dropshipping Center. Just like on my screenshot above.

Click on that, and it will bring you to the AliExpress dropshipping center!

How do you use the AliExpress dropshipping center for your dropshipping store?

How to Use the AliExpress Dropshipping Center for Your Dropshipping Store?
Here are a few of the products that you will find when you type in “dog” as a keyword!

Now you know everything about the AliExpress dropshipping center, but how do you use it correctly for your dropshipping store?

Well, for starters, it gives you some extra product research tools for free. This is great if you're running your dropshipping store on a tight budget, and you can't afford any product research tools yet.

If you’re still doing product research, I suggest checking out the hot selling products section and browse through the different niches.

Or simply select the same niche that you have on your dropshipping store.

You will surely find a lot of products there that could bring you a profit!

Or you can go to the sponsored products. There are some interesting products there.

And you can even use the search by image tool, but you will need to have an idea for what kind of product, otherwise you won't know what to upload.

Example of how to use the AliExpress dropshipping center

You're probably wondering how everything works, so I've got a great example for you below. I typed in “dog” in the ‘Hot Selling' product research tool:

The dog bed looks cool to me (just an example), so I would press the “Analyze” button and see how many sales the product has per day:

Now you can see if that product is still selling!

This way, you will easily see if that product is still getting orders each day or not. Maybe it did have 10,000 orders, but now it might look like as though it doesn't get any orders anymore.

If you found a product you like, then I suggest putting the product URL from different suppliers (selling the same product) in the product analysis tool as well.

The great thing about putting the product URL there from multiple suppliers that are selling the same product is so you can see which supplier is getting the most orders for that product.

You can also check the logistics reliability of each supplier. This could help you with the choice of which AliExpress supplier to go with.

AliExpress vs. Alibaba Dropshipping Center

Homepage of the Alibaba Dropshipping Center

Did you know that they also launched the Alibaba Dropshipping Center?

But what is the difference between these two dropshipping centers?

The main difference is that the dropshipping center from Alibaba is more focused on connecting your store to Alibaba, while the dropshipping center from AliExpress is focused on providing you with tools to find the best products for your store.

However, don't forget that the Alibaba Dropshipping Center is quite new, so they might add more features later on! (And then we will, of course, update this article)

For now, if you're interested in learning more about the other dropshipping center, then check out the article I linked to below:

Alibaba Dropshipping Center: The Definitive Guide (2023)

Frequently asked questions

Below you will find some of the most asked questions that people have regarding the AliExpress dropshipping center.

Is the AliExpress dropshipping center free?

Yes, you can use this tool from AliExpress for free. This is great if you don't want to pay for any product research tool.

Can you use it if you're not dropshipping with AliExpress?

Yes! As long as you have an AliExpress account, you can use it as many times as you want, even if you're currently dropshipping from somewhere else or if you're not dropshipping yet.

My AliExpress dropshipping center is not showing. What to do?

If you correctly applied to the AliExpress dropshipping center as I said in this article and you still don't see the tab in your account, try the other options (like using a partner app) and try clearing your cache. If all of that doesn't work, try creating a new AliExpress account and see if that works!

AliExpress dropshipping center: Conclusion

So, there you have it, the AliExpress dropshipping center! I hope you now know how to access it and how to use it to bring your product research to the next level.

Also, if you want to see more AliExpress product research tools, I suggest reading the article that I've linked below:

AliExpress Product Discovery: 6 Great Product Research Tools

If you have any suggestions for this article or if you have any questions regarding dropshipping, let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top!

Don't forget to treat your dropshipping store like a real business. Please don't treat it as a way to get rich overnight. Good luck!

Getting started with dropshipping in 2023

Getting started with your dropshipping store today

So, are you ready to get started with dropshipping? Or maybe you have already started, but you’re looking to get some inspiration?

If so, I suggest reading this complete Shopify dropshipping guide.

It’s a huge article, but it contains everything that you need to know to create your own Shopify dropshipping store in 2023. It’s like a dropshipping course, but for free!

Reading this article will help you to get started and stay motivated while beginning and continuing your dropshipping journey.

Just don’t forget that success takes time. Keep improving each and every day!

Shopify Dropshipping: A 20-Step Guide to Starting Your Store

Here are the articles I suggest you read next:

Also, if you haven't created a Shopify account yet (to get your dropshipping store online), then you can click here to get a free 3-day trial + pay $1/month for the first 3 months!

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    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi! That’s so awesome to hear! Thank you so much!
      Good luck with your dropshipping store and let me know if you ever have any questions!

  1. David Caudill Reply

    I am really surprised how many people didn’t know of this. I really need to keep it in my mind that just because I know of a tool or strategy that not everyone does.

    Thanks for the reminder and your sharing some great content here. Keep on keeping on!

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi! Thanks for your compliment. It’s indeed true that not many people knew this strategy or didn’t know how to access it. That’s why I decided to create this article!

      I wish you the best!

  2. Thanks for this wonderful article but why my Aliexpress Dropshipping Center is showing fewer orders for Hot DS items? I have a new Shopify store and getting started dropshipping but this method is not helping me to find the product with maximum orders. Kindly help me if you have any idea in this regard.

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi, awesome to hear that you liked the article!

      I see what you mean, but I don’t think that you can turn it back. I think this is what AliExpress wants us to see now; maybe they are trying to help smaller sellers on their platform.
      The only thing that you can do now is waiting for AliExpress to release a feature to sort by orders (like when searching for products on AliExpress).

      Good luck with your dropshipping store!

  3. I love what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve added you guys to my personal

  4. I just got to know about this winning products explorer now. Thank you for sharing

  5. Silvia Cristine Martins Inaba Reply

    Boa noite, adoro ler os seus artigos!! Não consigo pagar de ler kkkkk quero abrir uma loja de dropshipping e os artigos estão me ajudando mt !!!

  6. can you explain the 100 units limit on the analyze section? if at one point there were 105 sales per day what happens with the extra five sales and is there a way to know the average daily sales of the item?? Thanks for the thorough explanation of the added functionalities

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi, great question!

      I see. I think I wrote it a bit wrong there. I didn’t create the tool, so I’m not 100% sure, but I think that they don’t show the real sales data but a range from 0 to 100. Meaning, the higher the number is, the more popular the product is! I’ll definitely update the article.

      If you’re interested in seeing the real daily sales data, then you can take a look at a tool like AliShark. (You can find my review here)

      Let me know if you got any more questions!

  7. You helped me a lot with this article, I’m not sure if you could help me….. but I need proper training on how Dsers work, from setup to advance, the short videos that’s available don’t help me a lot. Hope you can help.


    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi Piet,

      Thank you for your comment! I currently don’t have much experience with DSers, but I’ll definitely write a guide for it later on. For now, I think this article here will help you further. It isn’t the best article, and it’s a bit old, but it explains most of the features of DSers.

      Hope that helps!

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi Mariano,

      Thank you so much for all the awesome comments 😊 It really means a lot!

      Good luck with everything that you’re going to do, and let me know if you ever have any questions!
      – Richard

  8. i has subscribe , so there has pricing show , let me know this program for free or aliexpress charge with me

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi Nikom,

      Thank you for your comment! Great question, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center is completely free to use 😊

      Good luck with everything, and let me know if you got any more questions!
      – Richard

  9. Thanks for your input. I have a few questions in this regard with respect to drop shipping
    1. While E packet allow free shipping to US, why is it showing shipping costs to some products via e packet.
    2. I use shopmaster and it has only couple of Supplier and selling country options. Example. Supplier country China – selling to US. And this option is reflected in front page of dropship account log in. But if I am planning to ship alost 40 countries that E packet delivers, how does that China-US(concept work)
    Please help me.

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi Ray,

      Great questions! I’ll go over them below:

      1. ePacket isn’t a free shipping method. Although, it might seem free sometimes as some suppliers add the shipping price to their product cost so they can offer free shipping (like most ecommerce stores do as well).
      You can learn more about ePacket here.

      2. I think it’s better if you contact the support from ShopMaster for this because normally you can indeed sell worldwide without any limits. (Although, not every supplier ships to every country in the world)

      I hope this helped you further, and let me know if you got any more questions 😊
      – Richard

  10. Hi Richard,

    This is a great website with a wealth of resources and practical tips and recommendations for anyone planning to get into dropshipping. I have read most of your articles and they are very useful. I was trying to find , how to identify reliable suppliers from Aliexpress and the kind of questions one must ask. Do you have an article for this as well?

  11. Hi Richard,
    First of all, I would like to thank you for all the articles on Dropshipping. Since I’ve been reading them, I’m making good progress in discovering the business around Dropshipping.
    I’m really a beginner, so I’m still in the discovery phase, so not the Shopify Store yet because I’d like to understand it well before starting.
    Right now I am looking for my niche and of course, the winning product and I am reading your article: Aliexpress Dropshipping Center and I wanted to activate ‘Dropshipping center on my Aliexpress account with the 3rd method you have indicated: You can simply go to this link and sign up for the AliExpress dropshipping center.
    But it doesn’t work!
    Can I really have access to Dropshipping Center on my Aliexpress account, even if I haven’t made any order from Aliexpress yet?
    Thank you for your help

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo


      Thank you for your comment! Great question; I’ll go over it below:

      Since you said that you wanted to try the link and that it didn’t work:

      I tried creating a new AliExpress account to see if anything changed, but it still works for me. Could you check it one more time?

      The only thing that I can come up with that it didn’t work is that you didn’t create an AliExpress account first.

      If you’re not logged into an AliExpress account, then it’s not possible to join their dropshipping center.

      Good luck with everything!
      – Richard

      • Hi Richard,
        Thank you for your quick response and especially for your efficiency.
        For everyone’s benefit, I would like to tell you how I was able to activate ‘Dropshipping center’ after your last recommendations.
        At first, I tried the link again while my Aliexpress account was activated and it didn’t work like the first time.
        So I logged out of the first Aliexpress account and created a new Aliexpress account and activated it. And this time, when I used this link:
        with my second Aliexpress account, I could activate ‘Dropshipping center’.
        However, I don’t know why it worked for the second account!

        Anyway, thanks a lot for your advice

        • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo


          Awesome to hear that it’s working now! Thank you for the update 😊

          I guess there’s always a little bit of randomness that plays a role with these kinds of things; sometimes it just doesn’t work as you expected, haha.

          I want to wish you the best with everything, and don’t forget to let us know if you ever have any more questions!
          – Richard

  12. Hi Richard
    It seems you are THE REAL GURU saving simple people like myself from profiteers.
    I was asked to pay £2997 for a course on dropshipping today. I postponed paying to contemplate about borrowing the money. Then I came across your wonderful website. I’m going to follow your advice step by step as I’m a total newbie.
    Thanks a million.

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi Naz,

      Thank you for your amazing comment! I’ll make sure to share this with all the writers 😊

      Good luck with everything, and don’t forget to let us know if you ever have any questions!
      – Richard

  13. Pauline Jones Reply


    Thank you for your amazing comment! it was very interesting, I have been shippdropping for 4 years, Ive been meaning to add more suppliers but always worried about customer service, And how to contact the suppliers if a issue arises as they always do, Do you know if alixpress provide a contact link to the supplier or have a customer service link, I have excellent feedback and above Aversge level on ebay and want to keep it that was as it will loss me sales, I will check out all your post but A quick yes or no would be great if you know and excellent post I will be sharing

    • Do Dropshipping - Author Logo

      Hi Pauline,

      Thank you for your great comment! Sorry for the late reply, but yes, you can contact AliExpress sellers before using them as your supplier. Here’s an article that goes over it in more detail 😊

      I hope that helps, and good luck with everything!
      – Richard

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