Last Updated on May 2, 2021 by Jay Clover
Dropshipping is one of the most common ways of e-commerce and online business, in general. What makes it a great choice is that when dropshipping, you don’t actually have the products you sell. Hence, you don’t have to buy products in advance and get stuck with those you haven’t sold. Instead, you re-sell them from the original distributors (manufacturers) with your own price and descriptions. When you get orders, you re-direct them to the original seller with all the personal info of the buyer.
For making the most of your dropshipping business, you need to use special dropshipping tools (software). They support your business by helping you choose the best, most-selling products, add their description, organize the workflow. In other words, they help you with the overall management of your business.
There are various dropshipping platforms, such as Shopify and AliExpress. When choosing your dropshipping tool, you need to consider the platform you are using. If you use AliExpress, then you have probably already heard about the AliExpress Dropshipping Center. But, what actually is this tool and how can it help scale your dropshipping business.
What Is the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?
Also known as Aliexpress Booster Program, this is a fairly new dropshipping tool that AliExpress has launched. Its main goal is to make dropshipping with AliExpress much easier.
What we like about it is that it’s very simple to use, once installed, due to being comprised of only 2 tools. The first one helps you find the best products to sell and includes three tools in it. The second one analyzes the success of products. Although there aren’t tens of features, this tool has everything you can ask from it.
AliExpress Dropshipping Center doesn’t have 10 different features that make using it complicated. Instead, it features only 2 tools that provide you with everything you need to successfully manage your e-commerce business.
Tool 1 – Find Products to Sell
The first tool is the main one as it does the most important job in dropshipping – finding the most popular and best-selling products. Since it was recently updated, now it has a big list of products you can choose fro.
It comprises 3 different tools, including:
This tool shows you the best-selling dropshipping products on the market at that moment. You can choose the products’ niche/category. This is perfect for those who still haven’t decided on their niche. Of course, you don’t have to select any category. This will show you all the hot products.
Apart from the category, you can also sort the products by shipping origin and destination. Also, you can sort them by delivery time and price. In terms of the time, there are several options, from 10 to 40 days (or less than that value). However, if you choose a faster delivery time, you’ll need to pay a higher price.
In addition, you can sort the products by:
- Free shipping
- Best match
- Number of orders – from lowest to highest and vice versa. This helps you see which products are most and least sold.
- Recently added
When the results appear, you’ll see several options displayed:
- DS price – the price of the product with a discount from your level (Normal, C, B, and A)
- Orders – the total amount of orders a product has got.
- DS orders – the number of orders from dropshippers.
- Sales performance
- Actions – if you press the “Analyze” button, it’ll take you directly to the second tool of Aliexpress Dropshipping Center, in a new tab.
Search by Image
As the name suggests itself, this tool allows you to upload an image of a product you want to find or it’s very popular in your region. When you upload the photo, a list of suppliers will appear. Then, you can choose based on their price, orders, rating, and actions.
It’s so cool and saves you lots of time and nerves when searching for something you don’t know the exact name of.
As you can guess, this tool shows products from AliExpress suppliers that paid the platform to be featured (advertised). In this section, you can find suppliers for all the products you want to sell. Due to being paid to be seen, these products are probably a great choice and their suppliers are serious about their business. Here, you can also search for products from a particular category.
Tool 2 – Product Analysis
The second tool of the AliExpress Dropshipping Center is Product Analysis. As you can guess from the name, this tool is all about analyzing the products’ sales. When you find a product you like and would like to sell it but aren’t sure how it’s performing, you can see that by analyzing the product.
In order to analyze a product, you have to insert its URL into the designated area. Then, a graph with data from the product will appear. In order to see the exact amount of sales at a certain period of time, you should move the mouse over the points on the lines.
Apart from the sale volume, you can also see their logistics reliability. This shows how high is the chance that the product will arrive on time.
You should remember that you can search for one product at a time. Also, keep in mind that the data shown is just from the product the link of which you’ve inserted in the URL area. Hence, there may be other suppliers who have the same sale volume at a lower price or higher sale volume at the same price.
How to Add and Enable the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?
If you google “AliExpress Dropshipping Center”, most of the results shown will be about adding and enabling the tool. This is because many people have issues installing it or don’t know how to do it at all. To save you from that trouble, here we show you how you can add it and activate it without hassle.
3 Ways to Add AliExpress Dropshipping Center
Have enough orders so that AliExpress notices you – You can place a lot of orders on Aliexpress, waiting for the guys behind the platform to notice you. When they do, they’ll send you a notification bout this tool.
Sign up for the tool – If you don’t want to wait until AliExpress notices you or you are new on the platform and know of this tool, you can simply sign up for it with THIS LINK. Of course, you first, have to create an AliExpress account and then click a few buttons to sign up for it. Anyway, it’s the easiest way to add the tool.
Add an AliExpress supported app – Although the two options above are the most common ones, there’s a third option. It’s by adding certain apps that AliExpress supports, such as ShopMaster, DSers, and Topdser.
How to Access the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?
After you have signed up for the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, go to your AliExpress profile. You will find it in the Menu tab. In order to access the tool, you need to click on the button.
Alternatively, you need to sign in into your AliExpress account (if you aren’t). Once you do that, you’ll be directed to the dashboard.
Price is, undoubtedly, one of the first questions that pop up when looking for a product (no matter what kind of product it is). Since it’s the same when it comes to dropshipping tools, you’d be happy to know that AliExpress Dropshipping Center is FREE to use. It’s the perfect choice for those who don’t want to pay or are on a very tight budget and need a product research tool.
AliExpress Dropshipping Center is available for all AliExpress users, new and older. It’s free for all of them. Although it’s usually used for dropshipping with AliExpress, you can also use it even if you don’t dropship with AliExpress. All you need is an account to use it.
We know that some dropshippers have a hard time finding this tool. As they claim, it’s not showing. This shouldn’t happen if you have correctly applied for the tool, as mentioned above. However, if it does happen, for any reason, you can try:
- clearing your cache
- using a partner app
- creating a new AliExpress account to check if it works
Based on users’ reviews, if you follow the steps we have discussed above, you shouldn’t have any problem adding, accessing, and using this amazing tool.