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 2020! Are you ready?

Update 2020:
AliExpress updated the AliExpress Dropshipping Center. They changed the design, and they changed a few things on the product research tools that they included. I hope my updated article will help you understand the AliExpress Dropshipping Center better! They even got different levels now with special discounts:
AliExpress Dropshipping Center: Rules to upgrade levels
Just a small typo with upgrade haha

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 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, 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”:

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 ePacket! Awesome, right?

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

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

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: 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 a well by showing a graph 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?

Personally, I think there are three options to add the dropshipping center tab to your AliExpress account:

  • 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.
You can add the AliExpress Dropshipping Center tab to your account by adding one of the approved apps from AliExpress
  • Adding an AliExpress supported app. At the time of writing this, it’s DSers, ShopMaster, and Topdser. You can check out this article for ShopMaster. Or you can watch the video below from DSers. For Topdser, you can follow the tutorial when you installed the app.
DSers - How To Link DSers to Shopify and AliExpress
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:

How to Access the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?

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

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?

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!

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:

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 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.

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, then you can use it as many times as you want, even if you’re 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, then try the other options (like using a partner app) and try clearing your cache. If all of that doesn’t work, then try creating a new AliExpress account and see if that works!

Getting Started with Dropshipping in 2020

Dropshipping for Beginners: Learn how to get started with your dropshipping store in 2020

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, then 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 2020. It’s like a dropshipping course, but then for free!

Reading this article will surely help you to get started and to 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 Complete Guide 2020: Create Your Store!

And here are the articles I suggest you read next:

And also, if you didn’t create a Shopify account yet (to get your dropshipping store online), then you can click here to get a free 14-day trial!

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:

AliExpress Product Discovery: 6 Amazing Tools That Help You

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!


My name is Richard, and I created Do Dropshipping after I saw so many paid dropshipping courses popping up. The goal of Do Dropshipping is to put these “gurus” out of business by giving everyone access to the information that they need to start their own dropshipping business today. No more paid dropshipping courses!


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    Really love reading your articles, very helpful! Thank you 🙂

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      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!

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    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!

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      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!

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    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.

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      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!

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    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

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

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    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 !!!

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    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

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      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!

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    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.


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      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!

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      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

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

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      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

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    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.

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      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

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