If you’re looking for the best free product research tool, the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center is exactly what you need.
In this detailed guide, I’ll go over:
- What the Dropshipping Center from Aliexpress is
- How to use it effectively
- The best way to find new products to sell
- and much more
I’ve found dozens of winning products using the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center, which has led to unbelievable results:
So, let’s get started.
What is the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center?
The Aliexpress Dropshipping Center is a tool that makes Aliexpress dropshipping much easier.
It allows Aliexpress users to:
- Sort products by order quantity
- Analyze each product’s daily order volume
- Find hundreds of different product ideas
- Get a consolidated list of the hottest and trendiest products
Furthermore, you can type in specific product names, sort by product category, and much more.
In summary, this dropshipping tool allows you to easily find trending products and analyze the potential of specific products.
Best of all, the Dropshipping Center is completely free. All you have to do is create an Aliexpress account.
Why is the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center Useful for Dropshippers?
In total, Aliexpress has over 100 million different products. This means it’s incredibly difficult to conduct product research using the standard Aliexpress search function.
For this reason, Aliexpress created its Dropshipping Center to specifically help dropshippers find winning products.
The Dropshipping Center consolidates all the products into an easy-to-use dashboard.
Furthermore, you can filter your product search whichever way you want.
So, if you’re a Shopify dropshipper and are finding difficulties getting sales, you may need to sell a new product. In this case, the Aliexpress Dropshipper Center is your best friend.
How to Access the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center?
Accessing the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center is easy.
Simply, create an Aliexpress account.
Then, search for the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center in Google and select the first link.
It may be difficult to access the Dropshipping Center directly through your Aliexpress account, so it’s easier to find the direct link on Google.
You will then need to accept the terms and conditions of the General Agreement and Data Service Authorization.
After entering your name and activating the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center, this is what the main dashboard looks like:
Using the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center for Product Research
After you’ve logged into the Dropshipping Center, click ‘Find Products to Sell‘ on the left-hand side.
The ‘Find Products to Sell‘ tool will open a new page with a catalog of different products.
Every single product on Aliexpress will be available on this dashboard.
You can see that you have to ability to:
- Search for specific products
- Search for specific product categories
- Sort by order volume, price, rating, etc.
- Analyze each product’s daily order volume
- and much more
How to Find Winning Products Using the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center
If you have no product ideas in mind, you can sort all the products by order quantity:
The tool will then list each product by order quantity.
From here, you can start scrolling through the list of best-selling products on Aliexpress.
For each product you find interesting, I recommend opening the ‘Analyze‘ tool associated with the interesting product in a new tab.
What does Analyze do?
‘Analyze‘ shows the daily order volume for the specific product you chose.
For example, the product shown below is usually selling near 0 products per day but had a few days where it received orders.
My recommendation is that you should look for products that are selling at least 50 units or more per day.
Since the product above isn’t consistently selling more than 50 units per day, I’d move on and look for another product.
The product shown below is a good candidate to try selling.
The Nail Fungal Treatment is consistently selling more than 50 units per day. Furthermore, it’s a problem-solving product that actually has an important use for people suffering from infections.
If the product has 50+ orders per day, it means 1 or 2 things:
- Casual online shoppers are consistently purchasing the product, which shows the product is sellable
- Other dropshippers are successfully selling the product, which shows the product is sellable
In summary, a product with 50+ orders per day proves that people are buying the product and the demand is there.
How to Search for Specific Products with Aliexpress Dropshipper Center
If you already have a product idea in mind, you can simply type in the product into the search bar. For example, let’s say you found a cool blanket hoodie advertisement while scrolling on Instagram.
Type “Blanket Hoodie” into the search bar, sort by order quantity, and see what returns:
As you can see, this product isn’t selling that much through Aliexpress.
I think this is because this product was heavily advertised by many dropshippers over the past few years. Furthermore, there is also a well-known brand that sells these blanket hoodies.
So, feel free to use the search function to find products you already had in mind.
How to Find Niche Specific Products with Aliexpress Dropshipping Center
If you already have a niche picked out for your store, you can easily find related products that are trending.
Simply go to the ‘Product Category‘ dropdown and select your store’s category.
For example, let’s say you wanted to open a women’s clothing store.
Simply select ‘Women’s Clothing‘ from the dropdown. Then, sort the products by order quantity and browse around.
Use your own intuition and the 50+ orders per day rule to select the products you want to try selling.
Always bookmark or save the URL of any products you’re interested in selling.
Search By Image Function
The Aliexpress Dropshipping Center also has a ‘Search by image‘ function.
Here’s what it looks like:
All you have to do is upload an image of a product you’re looking for. Then, Aliexpress will scour its database to find any products with a matching image.
As an example, let’s say you found an interesting product being advertised on your Facebook feed. You believe that you could potentially sell the product yourself.
So, simply go to the store’s website and save a product image to your computer. Then, upload the product into the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center.
Product Analysis Function
You are also able to paste a specific Aliexpress product URL and find its daily sales volume.
This is done using the ‘Product Analysis‘ function.
You would use this tool if you found a product on the main Aliexpress website and wanted to look at its daily sales volume.
What Makes a Winning Dropshipping Product?
As you’re browsing through the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center, you may have difficulties choosing products.
If this is the case, don’t worry. I have some guidelines that will make the product selection process much easier.
There are 3 main characteristics you should look for:
1) Does the product solve a problem?
The best thing your product can do is solve a problem. Products that solve problems are easier to market because they offer functional uses for consumers.
An example of an awesome problem-solving product is the electronic mosquito catcher.
This product offers an odorless and silent way to automatically eliminate mosquitos.
However, most products won’t have a direct problem-solving capability like the mosquito catcher. If this is the case, you’ll have to be more clever with your marketing.
For example, let’s say you were selling fitness shorts in your dropshipping store. Fitness shorts aren’t exactly unique and the problem they solve isn’t that big of a deal.
So, when marketing these shorts, I would focus on the results that are achievable when wearing your shorts. People who purchase fitness shorts are looking to get in shape, lose weight, and feel confident.
I would focus on the emotional benefits when marketing products like fitness shorts.
2) Is the product unique and triggers a WOW effect?
The next characteristic winning dropshipping products have is the ability to instantly trigger an impulse purchase. This will require the product to stand out and have a unique selling point.
You can usually accomplish this by finding a product that is already selling well. Then, you find a similar product that has adds even more value.
For example, this LED phone charger accomplishes this very well.
The majority of people in the world have a mobile phone and thus have a phone charger too. Phone chargers are known for breaking quickly, so people are often looking to replace them.
For this reason, an LED phone charger offers them a solution with an added feature.
3) Can you sell the product at a profitable price point?
Next, you need to think about the product’s potential price point. I recommend selling products for 2.5-3.0x the price you’re paying the Aliexpress supplier for it.
For example, if the product costs $12 and another $3 for shipping, I would sell the product for $38-$45.
A 2.5-3.0x profit margin will allow your business to be consistently profitable with the ever-growing Facebook ads costs.
Furthermore, the more expensive the product is on Aliexpress, the less you should mark it up. For example, if a product is $40 on Aliexpress, I would sell it for $80-$100.
Aliexpress Dropshipping Center – Best Practices
1) Ensure the Supplier is Reliable
For each product, you need to make sure the supplier is legitimate before importing their product into your store.
This will involve going to the supplier’s page and checking their ratings.
So, click on the Aliexpress supplier’s profile and click ‘Feedback‘.
This page will show a detailed 6-month look at the supplier’s ratings. As you can see, the above supplier has relatively high ratings.
I recommend using suppliers that have 95% or higher positive feedback rates.
2) Only use 1-4 Different Suppliers
Another best practice I recommend is using as few suppliers as possible. In a perfect world, you should only use 1 supplier.
Having multiple suppliers means that products will be sent out separately when customers order multiple products. This is extremely inconvenient for consumers because they may think that only part of their order arrived.
So, I recommend finding a handful of suppliers with the highest ratings + product quality and only import products from their stores.
3) Look at Product Reviews
Before using Oberlo to import products into your Shopify store, I recommend looking at the product’s reviews. The product reviews on Aliexpress are written by actual consumers who ordered that specific product.
So, be sure to analyze what they said about the product and look at the pictures they provided.
4) Order Samples
Many dropshippers skip over this part, but it is a very essential last step. This involves actually ordering the product you want to sell.
Through this, you can monitor the shipping time and product quality. Furthermore, you can even take your own product pictures and advertisement footage.
The Best Dropshipping Products to Sell in 2021
If you’re still having difficulties finding products, have no fear!
I have conducted an in-depth crawl on the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center and came up with the 32+ Best Dropshipping Products to Sell in 2021.
So, be sure to check this article out.
I sorted the Aliexpress Dropshipping Center by order quantity and went from page 1 to page 100.
I only picked products I would try selling in my own stores. Furthermore, I walk you through my thought process on why each product is a potential winner.
How to Market Your New Products
After your new products are imported, there are a few key steps you should follow to really increase your chances of success.
Let’s go over what to do.
1) Create Incredible Product Pages
I highly recommend you take the time to create detailed and professional product pages. A sloppy product page will instantly drive away potential customers.
Luckily for you, I have already created an in-depth guide on how to design Shopify product pages.
2) Run Optimal Facebook Ad Campaigns
How To Run Facebook Ads
After your product page is fully set up, the next step is to run advertisements. Facebook is my main advertising platform so I’ll show you how I set up my campaigns.
If you want the exact Facebook ads strategy I used to generate millions of dollars in revenue, check out my Facebook ads guide.
The CBO strategy I used involves starting with a small budget until you find the right audience and ad creative. Then, I use lookalike audiences to scale the store.
How To Create Facebook Ad Creatives
On top of setting up optimal Facebook ad campaigns, you’ll also need to create engaging advertisement creatives. These are the videos or images your ad actually displays.
In 2021, I highly recommend testing video ads if you haven’t before. Depending on your product, video ads are much more profitable.
Videos allow more information to be shared about the product. Furthermore, consumers get to see the product being used in action.
To create amazing video ads, check out my Facebook video ads guide. I go over the outline and structure I use for each video ad I create.
Furthermore, I talk about the importance of learning how to use Adobe Premiere as an online marketer.
Now It’s Your Turn
Now it’s your turn to put this game plan into action.
The Aliexpress Dropshipping Center is the best free product research tool. So, create your Aliexpress account and start browsing around.
Finding a product that is an instant winner is often based on luck. So don’t be discouraged if the first product you choose isn’t selling well in your store.
Dropshipping is all about testing different products and advertisements until you find success.
The 90%+ people who fail in dropshipping quit too early. Most people are on the brink of success and just need to continue pushing forward.