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! Are you ready?
What Is the AliExpress Dropshipping Center or AliExpress Booster Program?
This is the tool that AliExpress made to make dropshipping with AliExpress easier.
You 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.
But do you know what the best part is about the dropshipping center is? It’s free to use! (Even if you’re not dropshipping with AliExpress)
Tool 1: Find 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, then you will see all the hot products.
You can even sort the products by delivery time and price:
But that doesn’t mean the shipping time is, for example, less than 10 days for all shipping options!
For example, this is the first product that it showed when I sorted by less than 10 days:
As you can see, the shipping time can be less than 10 days, but then you will need to pay more than $50!
However, you can sort the products by “Ship From” and “Ship To”:
And that’s not all! You will have way more sorting options:
But most speak for itself, so I won’t go 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, then 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
This one is so cool!
I think you can guess already what it does though.
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 show exactly the product that I uploaded! I even tried it a second time:
You just have to try out this tool!
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 haha.
This will show products from AliExpress suppliers that probably paid AliExpress to be on this list. (I think so though, 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:
Tool 2: Product Analysis
This one is awesome! You can input a URL at the top of the product that you want to analyze.
After you click on “Search”, you will see 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 a well with search data:
You can even see how reliable their logistics is. 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 to Activate and Add the Dropshipping Center Tab to Your AliExpress Account?
I had it already enabled when the tool became available on AliExpress.
Personally, I think there are 3 options to enable the dropshipping center on AliExpress.
- Place enough orders so that AliExpress thinks you’re dropshipping. I think this happened to me because suddenly, I had a notification showing me about the dropshipping center.
- Adding an AliExpress supported app. At the time of writing this, it’s DSers and ShopMaster. You can check out this article for ShopMaster. Or you can watch the video below from 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 and then accept their terms and fill in your name; to join the AliExpress Dropshipping Booster Program! Or 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:
How to Access the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?
This one is easy.
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 to Use the AliExpress Dropshipping Center for Your Dropshipping Store?
You have some extra product research tools available 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, then 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 intereseting 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!
For example, I typed in “dog” in the Hot Selling product research tool:
The dog bed looks cool to me (just an example), then 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 does have 10,000 orders, but now it only gets one order each day.
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.
The great thing about putting the product URL there from multiple suppliers that are selling the same product is to 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.
Do You Want to Learn More? Here Are My Recommendations!
Are you currently dropshipping? Or do you want to start dropshipping?
Awesome! I’ll link to the articles below that I recommend you read next.
This way, you will be fully prepared to take your dropshipping store to the next level in 2020!
I just want to say one thing; my blog doesn’t endorse any paid dropshipping courses. (I hate them, they are the reason I created this blog)
If you’re interested in learning why I think paid dropshipping stores are a waste of money, then you can click here.
Below you will find the articles that I suggest you read next:
- What Is a Winning Dropshipping Product? (+ Examples)
- How to Find Winning Dropshipping Products? (Product Research Methods)
- 18 Most Successful Shopify Dropshipping Store Examples
- Shopify Dropshipping Complete Guide 2020: Create Your Store!
- AliExpress Dropshipping Complete Guide for Beginners! (2020)
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 free product research methods to the next level.
Also, if you want to want to see more AliExpress product research tools, then I suggest reading my other article that I linked to below:
If you have any suggestions for this article or if you have any questions regarding dropshipping, then let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” 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!