AliExpress is an enormous online dropshipping-friendly marketplace. They have a massive selection of different products and categories. Their prices are low since they are manufactured and sent from China. That’s why many dropshippers choose to work with AliExpress.
One of the secrets to dropshipping successfully from AliExpress is by using chrome extensions. They are helpful little tools that help you save a significant amount of time and money. They can also help with your product research, and much more.
In this article, you will learn about 9 must-have AliExpress Chrome extensions to help you run, manage, and scale your dropshipping business.
1. AliExpress Free Invoice
Finally, a free extension that successfully generates invoices on all AliExpress orders!
Whether you need it for financial, verification, customs, or organizational reasons, the AliExpress Free Invoice extension does exactly what it’s supposed to.
To begin, install the AliExpress Free Invoice extension. Then, head to your orders page on AliExpress. You’ll notice a ‘Download PDF Invoice‘ button in any of your order details:
Click on ‘Download PDF Invoice‘, and your PDF file will be ready to view in no time.
All of the relevant information is available – the store name, order details, buyer information, and more.
The AliExpress Free Invoice extension saved us from using paid tools, and from asking each seller for an invoice on each order.
This is barely possible when managing tens to hundreds of orders per day, and we have the AliExpress Free Invoice extension to thank for that!
Saving images on AliExpress can be a hassle since right-clicking isn’t an option.
With AliSave, you can easily download images and videos in one click.
To install it, just click “Add to Chrome” on the right.
Once installed, enter any product listing on AliExpress, and you should see this icon marked below next to images or videos:
Anytime you are near images or videos, click on that icon next to it, and AliSave will download the files onto your computer. That’s all there is to it!
3. AliExpress Search By Image
One of the most useful tools for finding products on AliExpress when all you have is a picture. No matter which website you are on. After you’ve installed this dropshipping chrome extension, all you have to do is right-click on any image you see on the web. Then, click on “Search AliExpress By Image”.
For this example, these earbuds were taken from Amazon:
Open up the image, right-click, and click on ‘Search AliExpress By Image.’
You’ll then redirect to Aliseeks where the results from your search will be displayed:
Click on any one of them to be redirected to the seller on AliExpress. You will be surprised how many sellers you will find selling a similar (cheaper) product than what you found on Google Images, Amazon, Shopify, or any other supplier or platform you’ve searched.
4. Up Assistant
Up Assistant is a powerful tool that helps you filter out the best sellers when product researching. Once installing the extension, upon searching for a product on AliExpress, you will notice a percentage on the top right corner of each thumbnail. For example:
The percentage symbolizes an overall rating given by the extension based on reviews and ratings of goods, price dynamics, and other metrics.
Click on any product to see the detailed description just under the “Buy Now / Add to Cart” links:
You can see the overall seller rating, which includes how much time he’s been selling on AliExpress, customer reviews, and price history. Use this tool for a much quicker product/supplier research process.
5. Alitools Shopping Assistant
Alitools is a fantastic extension used for price history (6 months back), finding similar products, searching for items by picture, seeing seller ratings, and more.
After installing the extension, enter any product listing on AliExpress and scroll below the “Buy Now / Add to Cart” buttons.
You should see Alitool’s recommendation for that specific seller:
Plus, on the bottom left of your screen – just above the taskbar – you should see another menu showing more research options for this product:
Clicking on “Price” will show the price history. “Seller” shows the recommendations for this seller, as shown in one screenshot above. “Reviews” shows customer reviews and “similar” shows similar products sold by other sellers.
This is a very handy dropshipping chrome extension that will help you with your product research, and picking out high-quality sellers and products.
6. AliExpress Parcels – My Orders
Let’s face the facts – AliExpress is not practical when it comes to checking the delivery status of our orders.
When a customer asks about the delivery status of their order, we need to enter our orders section on AliExpress and find their specific order, open the order details, and check the tracking information.
Can you imagine how difficult this can get once you have tens or hundreds of orders per day?
Sure, you can use the AutoDS system to quickly track each order’s delivery progress without the need to check it on AliExpress, which takes significantly longer.
But, what about a quick solution for AliExpress?
Well – now there’s a solution with the AliExpress Parcels – My Orders extension!
The process is simple – once you install the extension, head to any one of your orders on AliExpress, and enter the order details.
Once inside, you’ll see an ‘Add tracking‘ button in the order’s shipment details.
Clicking on that link will add the order to the extension’s orders to track, and then you can quickly track the order every time you open the extension.
We only have to do it once for each order that we wish to track, and it will be saved on the extension.
We can do it for as many orders as we wish, and we’ll get a few websites to track the order progress – just in case one doesn’t show enough information.
This extension is a must-have to save time while tracking our orders using a few methods, all with the click of a button.
7. AliExpress Assistant and Cashback
When dropshipping on AliExpress, earning cashback can help us gain more profits. That’s why, we have the AliExpress Assistant and Cashback chrome extension to help us achieve that.
This tool can compare prices, monitor price fluctuations, find trending products, and search items by their images. Moreover, we can gain a 4% commission with any product purchase on AliExpress. This tool also gives rebates when we can successfully invite other users to use the extension.
To utilize this tool, download the extension and create an account for future rebates/commissions tracking. We can withdraw our rewards by connecting our bank details, redeeming them when buying from AliExpress, or converting them as Amazon Gift Cards.
Next, we’ll search for the product we want to dropship from AliExpress. We can access the item’s 90-day price trend on the product’s page by hovering over the tool’s icon. Besides that, we can add the product to our wish list for future reference and provide feedback about the item.
ShopifyHunt is a free chrome extension that allows us to spy on our competitors easily. This extension serves as a spy tool, but it is also an auto Shopify store parser for Shopify sellers. So, what does that mean?
Well, ShopifyHunt enables us to identify other Shopify stores and adopt their key strategies so that we, too, can scale our Shopify store. Plus, with this tool, we can easily export data of Shopify store products which can be utilized for importing products to our own store. The best part is that this data includes everything about a product, such as titles, descriptions, pricing, and more!
And, we can retrieve key product details either by exporting with Excel or CSV. Thus, we can ensure our product import process is compatible with our store. With these great features in mind, ShopifyHunt is an optimal tool for dropshipping from AliExpress.
9. AutoDS Helper Extension
The AutoDS helper will help you with fast address copying for quickly fulfilling your orders on AliExpress. It also features an item grabber to upload all of the items on one page and export them to a bulk CSV file for quick bulk upload.
After installing this dropshipping chrome extension, open a search result on AliExpress for the niche/category you wish to upload. On the bottom right-hand corner, you should see the AutoDS circle. Click on it, then click on “extract.” All of the item IDs should show up like the following:
Once the products are extracted, click on ‘Export as CSV’ and a CSV file will download onto your computer.
Then, on AutoDS, navigate to ‘Add Products’, and click on the ‘Upload CSV’ tab.
Drop that CSV file from the extension, make sure your selected supplier is Aliexpress, choose China as the location, and don’t forget to check Upload Variations in the advanced options.
Using AliExpress Dropshipping Chrome extensions are a must if you’re looking to save time and money. We recommend using all of them to focus on maximizing your profits while saving an enormous amount of time on product and supplier research.
It doesn’t matter if you are in the beginning, advanced or expert level of dropshipping. Tools that help automate your business and save you time are a necessity on the path to success. After all, they are free to use.