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 2021 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?
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:
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
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:
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:
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
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
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
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:
- 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:
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?
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?
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:
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
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:
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!
Getting started with dropshipping in 2021
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 2021. 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!
Here are the articles I suggest you read next:
- 16 Winning Dropshipping Product Examples | 2021 Inspiration
- 23 Most Successful Shopify Dropshipping Store Examples
- AliExpress Dropshipping Complete Guide for Beginners! (2021)
- AliExpress Dropshipping In 2021: The Pros and Cons of This Model
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:
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!