Are you currently doing product research for your dropshipping store?

If yes, you may be wondering how to use AliExpress to find winning products.

AliExpress is one of the biggest marketplaces out there, making it ideal for finding winning products.

Some methods work better than others, and to help you, we have listed nine amazing ways to find winning products on AliExpress.

If that sounds interesting, keep on reading.

The 9 best ways to find winning products on AliExpress

Are you curious now about how to find dropshipping products on AliExpress?

Then let’s begin!

Below you will find our nine tips to find a lot of dropshipping products on AliExpress!

If you're wondering what a "winning" dropshipping product is, then we suggest reading this article by me here.

In that article, we will cover all the factors that a winning product has.

1. Find products on AliExpress yourself

How to Find Dropshipping Products on AliExpress: 1. Finding products on AliExpress yourself

We’ll start by giving you a few tips to discover awesome products on AliExpress yourself without the help of any tool!

This way, you will find products on AliExpress that you never expected to find in the first place. Or maybe you never expected to exist in the first place!

1. AliExpress recommendations for you

The first method is very simple but one of the most effective.

AliExpress gives you some amazing recommendations if you know where to look for them.

To see the recommendations, go to any product page within AliExpress, such as this one:

AliExpress product page

If you scroll down the page, you can see a section called 'You may also like.'

You may also like section of AliExpress

These are products that AliExpress recommends after viewing the initial product, and you can see some interesting product opportunities.

In the product description, there is also a section called 'Related items', which is also good to look for.

Related items of AliExpress

Later in this article, we'll explain how to utilize the 'Related items' section.

2. Seller recommendations & more to love

On AliExpress product page, there is a section called 'Recommended from AliExpress store.'

There, you will find recommendations from the AliExpress seller:

Seller recommendations of AliExpress

Below that, you will find 'Top selling from AliExpress Store':

Top selling products of AliExpress seller

These are the top-selling products of a specific AliExpress store, and they can be great inspirations too.

3. People also searched section

Next is scrolling all the way down, where you can see a section called 'People also searched.'

As the name says, this basically shows what other people also searched for within AliExpress.

People also searched section of AliExpress

If you want to look for more niche products related to the current product you're searching for, you can use these search terms!

2. AliExpress best-seller products

To find best-seller products within AliExpress, head to the home page and click on the 'All Categories' tab.

All categories tab of AliExpress

From here, pick a category you're interested in.

Ideally, it's a category your store is in.

For example, if you have a store in the 'Pet Supplies' niche, click on that.

This gets you to a dedicated page, where you can see a section that shows all the top-selling products under that category.

Top selling products of AliExpress

From the same page, you can also pick one of the sub-categories if you want more specific search results.

Sub categories of AliExpress pet category

We clicked on 'Apparel' and filtered the results by 'Orders,' and we got all the top-selling apparel products for pets.

Pet apparel of AliExpress

If you had a store in the pet niche and wanted to sell apparel, some of these could be good product opportunities.

Replicate the same method for your own niche to find amazing products!

3. Using the Rabbit Hole tactic

Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like.

The goal with the Rabbit Hole method is to click through AliExpress products and find products you never expected to find!

To show you how this works, let's go through an example.

First, we have to go to any product page on AliExpress that looks interesting, such as this one:

Product page example of AliExpress

If you scroll down the product page, you will see this section called 'Related Items:'

AliExpress related items section

This section shows you products related to the original product.

If you go down the 'rabbit hole' of clicking on the related items and finding new product opportunities that way, you can come across some interesting products.

For example, we clicked on these related items multiple times, and we found this product:

Product example of AliExpress

It's a gemstone necklace, and looking into Google Trends data, it could potentially be a product that is trending and selling well currently.

Gem stone necklace of Google Trends
Source

If you do this for multiple products, you can find some unique opportunities you couldn't have come across otherwise!

4. AliExpress Dropshipping Center

Home page of AliExpress dropshipping cneter

The next way to find winning products is through the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

If you don't know what it is, it's a tool that AliExpress made to make dropshipping with AliExpress easier.

Even though it's made dropshipping, any store owner can use it for winning product research purposes.

And the best part is that it's free to use!

Let's go through how it works.

To start the process, type in any product name in the 'Find products to sell' section inside the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

Search bar of AliExpress dropshipping center

Once you do this, plenty of product options will pop up:

Search of AliExpress dropshipping center

To see the best-selling products, you can sort the results by 'Sales.'

Results inside of AliExpress dropshipping center

This will show you the products that are selling well right now.

To get more specific results, you can use one of the available filters, such as 'Ship from' or the minimum and maximum price.

Sort by on AliExpress dropshipping center

If you want to further analyze a product and similar products to the original product, click on the 'Go to analyze' button.

Analyze button of AliExpress dropshipping center

This will get you to a separate page, where you can see data, such as the total number of orders, logistics performance, price, and whether the product has free shipping or not.

AliExpress dropshipping center product analysis

As you can see from the above image, the tool shows data for similar products as well, which can give you many good winning product ideas.

Other than the above method, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center also has many categories you can scroll through.

If you go to its home page, you can see sections such as 'Winning products' and 'Fast delivery.'

Categories of AliExpress dropshipping center

For example, if you click on the 'Winning products' category, you see some of the best-selling products under every AliExpress category.

Winning products inside of AliExpress dropshipping center

This is great, especially if you don't know the niche you want to sell in yet.

From the dropshipping center home page, you can also scroll the products by different categories.

Categories of AliExpress

If you click on one of the categories, such as 'Beauty & Health", you can scroll through the available products in more detail.

Product research within AliExpress dropshipping center

You can also choose from one of the sub-categories.

5. Using AliExpress product discovery tools

Finding products on AliExpress could be hard and time consuming for some people.

That’s why there are AliExpress product discovery tools on the market!

We have already gone through one of these tools, which is the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

However, there are multiple other tools that can boost your AliExpress product research.

Let's go through them:

1. Thieve.co

Home page of Thieve.co

Thieve.co is a dropshipping product research tool that works hand in hand for finding AliExpress products.

Inside Thieve.co, a section called 'Products' shows you bestselling products divided into different categories.

Best selling products of Thieve.co

The best part is that these are all products that can be found from AliExpress.

If you go to any product page, you can see a button called 'View on AliExpress'

View on AliExpress button in Thieve.co

If you click on it, you get directly to the AliExpress product page!

Product example on AliExpress

Amazing, right?

While Thieve.co is not a free tool, they do have a 14-day free trial that you can cancel anytime, so you don't have much to lose!

If you want to learn more about Thieve.co, we recommend you read our review of the platform here:

2. Sell The Trend

Home page of Sell The Trend

Sell The Trend is another product research tool that helps with AliExpress product research.

Inside it, you can find a tool called 'AliExpress Explorer' that shows you the best-selling AliExpress products.

AliExpress Explorer tool of Sell The Trend

If you click on a product, you can see interesting information about the product, such as the 'Orders Trend.'

Orders trend of Sell The Trend

Like Thieve.co, Sell The Trend is not a free tool, but they have a 7-day free trial available.

We also have a dedicated review for Sell The Trend if you want to learn more about the platform:

3. Dropshipping Copilot

Dropshipping Copilot homepage

Another great option is Dropshipping Copilot. This tool can help you find winning products, write product descriptions, fulfill orders in bulk, and more!

If you're interested in seeing all the AliExpress product research tools, then we suggest reading the article below:

6. Using the method from Mordechai (CEO of Ecomhunt)

This one is a small one, but it's a funny one.

Mordechai (CEO of Ecomhunt) tells in an interview with Oberlo that he scrolls for hours on AliExpress until the algorithm is messed up, and then it will show him products that he never searched for before.

We personally never tried scrolling through AliExpress for hours in a row, but if you're interested in learning more about this unusual product research method on AliExpress, then we suggest watching his interview with Oberlo below.

He will start talking about this method around the 04:30 minute mark, and he mentions another part of his AliExpress product research method around the 07:00 minute mark:

5 Winning Dropshipping Products from the CEO of EconHunt

7. Asking AliExpress dropshipping suppliers

This is another awesome method to find amazing dropshipping products!

With this method, you find AliExpress dropshipping suppliers and ask them what products are going to be trending or what products are new or will be launching soon!

Dropshipping suppliers of AliExpress

The first step in doing this is to find the supplier you're going to ask.

Preferably, the supplier should be in the niche you're selling in.

For example, if you're selling garden products, ask from a supplier within that niche.

To contact a supplier, head to an AliExpress product page and click on the supplier name.

Supplier name of AliExpress product

Once you're on the supplier store page, you will see this 'Contact Now' button:

Contact supplier within Amazon

This is where you can go ahead and actually message the supplier.

Messaging supplier on AliExpress

Basically, you can ask them for a list of their new products that they are about to release into the market. Their new trending products!

Or you can ask them to provide you with a list of their current trending products.

There is also no cost to this method, which is the best part.

8. Look outside of AliExpress

To find winning products from AliExpress, one of the best things you can do is to look outside of it.

For example, Facebook is a good source of product ideas.

Just by scrolling through the Facebook feed, you can come across some interesting brands and products.

Ad on Facebook feed

Many dropshipping brands who are advertising on Facebook use AliExpress to find their products.

You can then copy the product name to AliExpress and see if it's available there.

And the best part is, the same method can be replicated in almost any other social media out there.

9. Spy through Shopify stores

Spying through successful Shopify stores can give you insights into what products are working, and you can then search for them in AliExpress.

To do this, you can use Myip.ms, which is a free tool that shows you the top Shopify stores.

Home page of MyIP.ms

To filter out Shopify stores from Myip.ms, you have to type in 23.227. 38.32, which is the official IP address of Shopify's website.

Shopify's page within Myip.ms

After this, you have to scroll down the page to the section 'Known Websites on IP' and click on 'View All Records.'

Show all Shopify sites Myip.ms

From here, you can see a full list of the biggest Shopify stores.

Once you know these stores, you can use different Shopify spy tools to find out what the best-selling products of these websites are.

You can then look up these products in AliExpress!

Quite simple, but can be really effective.

Plus, don't forget to check out this article here to learn how to find other Shopify stores.

How do you speed up the process of finding winning products from AliExpress?

If you're looking for ways to speed up your product research process, this may help.

There are different tools made for AliExpress that can significantly boost the time it takes for you to find winning products.

For example, Thieve.co, which we already went through, is a product research tool that shows you some of the best-selling products from AliExpress.

Thieve.co Home page product search

If you want to see all of the best tools for product research, we have made a dedicated article for it:

What to look for in a winning product on AliExpress?

AliExpress has more than 100 million products in its catalog, but most of them are not winning products.

Usually, winning products have the same factors that make them sell well.

You have to know what to look for. To help you, let's go through some of the factors that should play a key role when selecting your next product.

1. The product solves a problem or has a 'wow' factor

Some of the most successful dropshipping products can be put under one of these categories: they either solve a problem or have a 'wow' factor.

A product that solves a problem could be this one, for example:

Example product on AliExpress

The above massage gun solves the problem of muscle pain and tension, which is why many people buy it from online stores.

On the other hand, 'wow factor' products don't always solve problems, but they just give you the reaction of 'Wow, I've never seen that before!'.

One example of a product like that is this moon lamp:

Wow factor product of AliExpress

Most people don't necessarily need the above product, but it has the 'wow' factor.

You can also look for products that both solve a problem and have the 'wow' factor.

2. The product is high-quality

Sure, low-quality products may sell well, but you will run into problems later down the line, one of the biggest problems being the high amount of refunds.

To prevent this from happening, identifying high-quality products is the key.

One way to do this is to look into the reviews of other buyers within AliExpress:

Customer reviews within AliExpress

This will give you an idea of whether other people are happy with a specific product.

Since shipping is a big part of the customer experience, we recommend you check out the reviews of the supplier you plan to use.

This is easy from the AliExpress product page. To do it, click on the supplier name.

Business info of AliExpress seller

From the supplier's store page, you can see more data about the supplier and whether their customers have been happy with the store and its products.

Supplier feedback within AliExpress

3. Manageable profit margins

This is one of the most important things to consider when selecting a product to sell.

If the product doesn't have good potential profit margins, it's a waste of time to sell.

While there is no definitive answer to what a good profit margin is, for most sellers, a 30-40% gross profit margin is considered good.

If you don't know how to calculate your gross profit margin, we have gone through the process in our detailed profit margin article:

Taking action

Reading and absorbing information and knowledge is great (definitely if it's' free!), but do you know what's even better?

Taking action!

So, to help you with taking action with what you have learned in this article, take a look at the bullet points:

  • Choose your product research method. If you use AliExpress to find winning products, you can either scroll through AliExpress, use AliExpress Dropshipping Center, or contact the suppliers directly. If you want to speed up your process, you can alternatively use different AliExpress product research tools.
  • Start the winning product research. To do this, pick one of the product research methods or use all of them together. For example, you could first find products by scrolling on Amazon and then bringing them into the AliExpress Dropshipping Center for further analysis.
  • Build up your online store. If you don't have your online store set up yet at this point, it's time to do it. This makes it possible to integrate winning products into something you can sell them at. For most people, we recommend Shopify because of its extensive integration options.
  • Integrate the products into your store. Once you have your store built up and you find a product that you want to sell, the next step is to integrate it into your store. To make this as easy as possible, you can use tools such as DSers or AliScraper.

Conclusion

There you go.

Our list of the best strategies for finding winning products from AliExpress.

All of these are free strategies, so you don't have much to lose if you try them out.

Did we miss out on some strategy? If yes, feel free to send us a message about that!

If you're looking for more ways to find winning products for your online store, we encourage you to check out article that contains all the best product research methods.

Good luck with your journey!

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Plus, don't forget to check out our in-depth guide on how AliExpress works here.

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