AliExpress has become one of the leading dropshipping suppliers in recent years. As such, they’ve launched the most powerful yet user-friendly product research tool to date, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

What makes this supplier so great? Is it the low prices that allow for large profit margins? Or, maybe it comes down to worldwide shipping. Better yet, you might chalk it up to the enormous selection of products on their site.

Well, in truth, it’s all of the above and more. AliExpress sells cheap yet good products, is dropshipping friendly and enables those in our midst to run a competitive business. Combined with the beautifully designed AliExpress Dropshipping Center, it is an all-around winner.

In this article, we’ll set our sights on the AliExpress Dropshipping Center. We’ll learn more about it, how to gain access to it, and, most importantly, how to use its features to find the hottest products.

What is the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?

The AliExpress Dropshipping Center is a free tool for all our product research needs. It gives us a list of AliExpress products and ranks them by sales volume, rating, and sales performance. Furthermore, the center provides detailed analytics of products for in-depth research.

Therefore, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center is a perfect addition to our dropshipping store. We can use it to find the most trending products with confidence that they are of good quality, affordable, and that demand is high enough to justify selling them.

Finally, knowing that a product has good logistics comes with the peace of mind that products will deliver on time. As a result, we ensure our customers are satisfied and profits are high.

Where Is The AliExpress Dropshipping Center?

We can find the AliExpress Dropshipping Center in our Account Settings. Meaning, we first need to create an account with AliExpress. After we sign into AliExpress, we need to click on ‘My Orders’.

Then, on the left sidebar, we can locate the AliExpress Dropshipping Center. To note, the dropshipping center is under the name ‘DS Center’. Once we click on that, it will take us directly there.

However, keep in mind that to access the dropshipping center, we first need to have an account with AliExpress. If we don’t have one yet, signing up is straightforward. Go to the homepage, click ‘Account’, and then ‘Join.’ Alternatively, click ‘Join’ on the homepage.

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Then, we need to enter our email address, choose a password, and click ‘Create Account.’ Plus, we can also sign in with a Google account if preferred.

Either way, don’t confuse this account for a seller account meant for those who want to post and sell products on the platform.

How To Use The AliExpress Dropship Center

Once we’re on the Dropshipping Center Page, we can see how easy it is to use. On the top-left navigation bar we can find two options: ‘Find Products To Sell’ and ‘Products Analysis.’

The ‘Find Products’ feature offers us various ways to find trending products to sell. We can search by category, product, image, price limitation, and even where the product ships from. 

Interestingly, once we search for a specific product and we get the search results, we can hover over any listing to see the growth rate and seller ratings. 

What’s more, the ‘Products Analysis’ section allows us to see the product’s performance on the market over time.

Find Products To Sell

Let’s start with the ‘Find Products’ feature to get the ball rolling on finding the best products to sell. Notably, this feature has numerous different filters and data points that will help us find our winning products.

With that said, the ‘Find Products’ feature is very straightforward and detailed. In fact, with all of its different product search filters, we can find exactly what we’re looking for. For example, we can filter out products that have free shipping, a video, local stock, etc. 

Furthermore, we can also leverage the ‘Top Selection’ option to find best-sellers. To elaborate, the ‘Top Selection’ tab offers us the top-selling niches and products. As a result, we can leverage an already curated list of profitable products to increase our dropshipping sales. Plus, this section has all the same filters as the ‘Find Products’ feature allowing us to find what we’re looking for.

With that said, the ‘Find Products’ feature is very straightforward and detailed. In fact, with all of its different product search filters, we can find exactly what we’re looking for. For example, we can filter out products that have free shipping, a video, local stock, etc. 

Product Analysis

aliexpress product analysis

Interestingly, in the ‘Find Products To Sell’ tab we can hover over the product listings and get a quick analysis of ratings and sales. However, with the ‘Product Analysis’ tab we can get a deeper look into product statistics. The product analysis tab gives us detailed information about product sales over time. 

To elaborate, under the Product Analysis tab, we can post any URL from AliExpress. So, let’s start with product analysis by URL. By simply browsing AliExpress and finding something we like, we can copy/paste the product URL to the ‘Product Analysis’ tool for more details. Actually, the analysis will show us if the seller has good logistics or if the product has enough interest.

As a matter of fact, product analysis is our solution to building a killer product catalog. To conduct the analysis, copy the URL of the product and paste it into the appropriate box in the AliExpress Dropshipping Center. Then click ‘Analyze.

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Now, the magic happens. To clarify, a list of similar products with price, order, shipping, logistics, and sales performance details will appear. As a result, we can find the product with the best stats that aligns with our needs. 

The most important part, though, is the sales performance of the product. As such, we want to look for top-rated sales performance results to ensure that we maximize our sales. The sales performance metric shows us how well a certain product is selling. With that, we can find products that sell well and will help us scale. 

Next, we need to look at the logistics performance. In fact, this metric helps us understand how convenient the logistics, aka delivery of the product is. Thus, we can ensure we are only listing top-rated logistics performance products to attain customer satisfaction. 

Then, we have more metrics that show us if there is free shipping and the number of orders. In truth, the number of orders helps us understand the performance of a certain product. On the other hand, the shipping details allow us to understand what we can or cannot offer to our customers in terms of delivery. 

Plus, it gives us the chance to browse for similar items with free shipping to guarantee customer satisfaction. And, by finding a product with a good order volume we can ensure we are listing a profitable product that will bring in lots of sales.

All in all, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center has great tools to help us find our best-sellers. Additionally, by utilizing them we can ensure our profits are multiplied.

Product Analysis: Example

Alright, now that we have all the information about how we can analyze best-sellers through the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, let’s look at an example. One of AliExpress’ winning items is the Warm Dog Turtle Neck Knitted Sweater. Amazingly, this item has managed to wrap up 1116 orders and is a top-rated product in terms of sales performance.

Alt: Price of dog sweater on AliExpress Dropshipping Center

As such, the dog sweater is a great item to offer in our store since it has proven profitable. In fact, with such a large order volume and excellent sales performance, we can deduce that the customers are satisfied. Plus, the item has a lot of demand around it which means more sales and profits for us.

Moreover, it’s also been top-rated regarding its logistics performance. AliExpress is well-known for shipping internationally to almost all corners of the world. To elaborate, if our target market is in the US, we can expect this item to reach our customers in 2 weeks. 

Furthermore, we can easily track the dog sweater from when it ships from China until it arrives in the United States. Uniquely, we can also enjoy a free return on this item which is a rarity.

Lastly, the dog turtleneck knitted sweater has a great price of $6.73. Thus, it’s cheap to source, so we can add a solid profit margin and remain affordable for our customers.

Price of dog sweater on eBay

On the other hand, the same product from a different supplier, like eBay, has a much higher price. On eBay, the dog sweater costs $22.49. Obviously, sourcing from AliExpress allows us to add higher profit margins without sacrificing affordability. As such, we can attract more customers and boost sales. 

AliExpress best-sellers

Lastly, here are other AliExpress best-sellers from the Dropshipping Center that we can import to our stores today:

  • Cross-Border Children’s Handheld Lottery Machine
  • Natural Volcanic Oil Removing Stone 
  • Kindergarten 2psc Writing Set  
  • Children’s Dual Water Dispenser Toy
  • USB Mini Wind Power Handheld Fan

Now that we’ve found our winning products, how do we import them to our store? If we already downloaded the Chrome AutoDS Dropshipping Helper Extension, we’re in luck. Notably, the AutoDS extension lets us upload any AliExpress product in one click to the AutoDS drafts page. Yes, even from the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

For example, say we want to list a pair of earphones in our store. By hovering over the product image we can see a small cloud icon. Click on it, and the product starts uploading right away.

Now, if we hop over to the AutoDS platform and click ‘Drafts,’ we’ll see that the product is ready to be imported to our store. Of course, we might want to edit a couple of details to ensure everything is in order before it goes public.

Take a quick look at the images, descriptions, and profit settings. Are all of them optimized? Great! All that’s left is to click ‘Import.’ In a few moments, customers will see it available for purchase in our store.

Undoubtedly, the super-quick upload feature is another reason you should sign up for AutoDS and save hours of work uploading products.

But wait, we haven’t heard it all yet.

Instead of settling for one product at a time, the AutoDS Chrome extension allows us to grab thousands of products from any AliExpress page in a few clicks.

Since we’re covering the Dropshipping Center, let’s start there. On any results page, we’ll see a round AutoDS button in the corner. After clicking on it, we need to click ‘Extract.’ We just grabbed a bunch of products in one click!

Actually, we can repeat this as many times as we want on other results pages. And, when we’re done choosing products, we can click ‘Export as a CSV.’

AutoDS saves all selected products in a single CSV file on our computer. Next, go to the AutoDS platform, click ‘Add Products’, and select ‘Upload CSV.’ Finally, drag and drop the file into the appropriate box, and click ‘Add As Draft.’

upload csv autods

Like with the one-click importer, the products we imported from the AliExpress Dropshipping Center are now ready to be optimized on the drafts page. When we are done optimizing, we can import them straight to our store.

Automate Your Orders And Scale To Success

autods dropshipping platform

The ability to import products quickly is not the only reason you should use AutoDS. Imagine if, after uploading our products, we’d be able to go on a trip, spend time with family or just play video games all day while a powerful program fulfills our orders for us?

The Fulfilled By AutoDS service makes this a reality by taking care of every stage of an order. When a customer makes a purchase, AutoDS provides the details to AliExpress, and updates tracking information as soon as the item ships.

Therefore, all we need to run a profitable store are two open tabs on our browser, one AutoDS and the other for AliExpress Dropshipping Center. So, we can find hot products, import them to our store and let this lethal combination save us loads of time and money while we scale to high profits.

From time to time, we need to take a peek at our AutoDS orders page and smile as the status of each order changes from ordered to shipped to delivered. 

Learn While You Earn

At last, we’re now an expert on the AliExpress Dropshipping Center and dropshipping automation. So, by implementing what we’ve learned and by testing out the AliExpress Center ourselves we can see how simple it is to find the best products.

And never forget that there are multiple routes to product research. It all comes down to testing strategies and choosing the one that works best for our business.

Here are some product ideas and research tricks to solidify your skills: