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AliExpress Dropshipping Center Guide — How To Find Winning Products

Ever wondered how you can find winning products for your AliExpress dropshipping store for free?

Look no further. The AliExpress Dropshipping Center is one of the best product-research platforms out there.

The best part? It’s 100% free!

This AliExpress Dropshipping Center Guide will cover everything you need to know about this must-have dropshipping tool.


What Is AliExpress Dropshipping Center

What is AliExpress Dropshipping Center

The AliExpress Dropshipping Center is a product research and analysis tool that is created by AliExpress and is found directly on their website. 

This tool is used by many dropshippers to perform product research and find winning products on AliExpress. 

Using the AliExpress Dropshipping Center is free and available to anyone, whether they have drop shipped before or not. 

Read Also: AliExpress Dropshipping Guide


Benefits From Using The AliExpress Dropshipping Center

So why would you use the AliExpress Dropshipping Center?

After all, you can just browse products directly on the marketplace or use other product research methods.

Once you reach over $1000 spent, you will be upgraded to the ‘C Level’ which makes you eligible for discounts.

Here’s a table with the different levels, discounts and rules:

LevelDiscountUpgrade Requirements
Normal0% OFF< US $1000
C Level2% OFF>= $1000
B Level4% OFF>= $2000
A Level6% OFF>= $5000

Features Of AliExpress Dropshipping Center

AliExpress Dropshipping Center contains two major tools:

  • Find Products to sell
  • Product Analysis

The first tool is used to do product research and the second is used to analyze the daily volume of products through a nifty graph that displays data in a scale of 1 – 100. 

The product research tool makes up the biggest part of the AliExpress Dropshipping Center and contains many useful features to help you find winning products.


Search By Image

The AliExpress Dropshipping Center has a search by Image function that lets you find dropshipping products on AliExpress from pictures

This is one of my favorites. 

Have you ever seen a product on Facebook, Instagram or another store that you may or may not suspect is dropshipping but you can’t seem to find it on AliExpress? 

Well, you can save/screenshot the image of that product and let the dropshipping center do the dirty work for you.

Simply upload the product and if the product is available on AliExpress, the dropshipping center will display it.

They will also display similar products in case the exact product isn’t available. 


Filtering Options

AliExpress Dropshipping Center comes with many different filtering options such as orders, country, product category, ePacket, Free shipping, Video and exclusive DS price

The AliExpress dropshipping center comes with a bunch of filtering options that will save you a lot of time when doing your dropshipping product research. Here are some of the most useful filtering options. 

Search By Best Match

When you first use the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, the products shown to you will fall under the best match category. 

Products shown here are often winning products.

Search By Orders

This is my most used filter. You can filter the dropshipping center by most orders.

This will instantly reveal dropshipping products that are doing extremely well. 

Continue reading to find out how I use this filter to find my winning products! 

Search By Country

If you’re plan to sell in certain countries or regions, you can filter by fulfillment countries.

For example, you can filter the Dropshipping Center to only show you products fulfilled in Spain.

This way you can target European countries (or just Spain) and offer fast delivery times on your store!  

Additionally, You can also filter products by their end-location using the ‘Ship-to’ filter. 

Search By product Category

Do you have a set niche you would like to find products for?

You can! By selecting your product category, you can find potential winning products within your niche. 

Search By ePacket

ePacket is the most common shipping option used by dropshippers due to the quick delivery times. 

Within ADC, you can filter by ePacket. This way you never have to worry about slow delivery times. 

Read also: ePacket Countries List

Search By Free Shipping

If you only want to dropship products that come with free shipping, you can do so by toggling the free shipping option in your filter settings.

Search By Video

As videos perform so much better than image advertisements, it only makes sense to allow a filter by video function.

That’s exactly why AliExpress’ Dropshipping Center has this filter.

This way you can limit the search to only show products that have videos you can use in your advertisements. 

Filter By Exclusive DS Price

Once you reach the C level of the AliExpress Dropshipping Center (over $1,000 spent) you will be able to filter by exclusive DS price. 

This way, you can filter by products that have discounts for successful drop shippers. 

The given discounts will depend on your current level (2-6%).


Location of Dropshipping Center

The AliExpress dropshipping center is located in the submenu (last menu-item) when you access the ‘My AliExpress’ page.

First, you’ll need to login to your AliExpress account.

Then, you’ll want to click on ‘Account’ on the right side of the navigation bar.

A submenu will pop up but you don’t need to bother with that, just click on Account.

Where the AliExpress Dropshipping Center is located

On the next page, you’ll see a new red navigation bar. Click on the last link that reads ‘Dropshipping Center’ to be taken to the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

Where you can find the AliExpress Dropshipping Center on the AliExpress website

Is it not showing for you? Don’t panic!

Here’s how you can get access.


How To Gain Access To The AliExpress Dropshipping Center

In order to activate the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, you will first need to have an AliExpress account. 

But that’s not all. As of course, not every AliExpress shopper is a dropshipper!

AliExpress only give access to people they know are dropshipping. 

If you’ve made a couple of dropshipping orders before, they probably already know you are dropshipping and have given you access already. 

This was the case for me, as I was dropshipping long before the dropshipping center was introduced. 

If you’re new however, you likely don’t have access yet. 

But don’t worry! Gaining access is easy and yields no requirements. 

Here are two easy ways you can gain access to the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.


Method #1 Install an AliExpress partner app

AliExpress currently has four apps that they partner with. 

Partner apps are:

AliExpress Dropshipping partner apps like DSers can be used to activate the AliExpress Dropshipping Center

Setting up each of these will automatically lets AliExpress know you are a dropshipper and the dropshipping center will become visible to you after integration.


Method #2 Apply For The AliExpress Dropshipping Center

Yep! You can apply for the dropshipping center.

This way, you easily activate the AliExpress Dropshipping Center without hassle.

And no you don’t have to answer annoying questions.

You just have to agree to their terms, and give them your first and last name. 

You can apply to the AliExpress Dropshipping Center here

Of course, you can also make qualifying purchases on AliExpress to toggle the dropshipping center automatically. 


How To Find Winning Products Using The AliExpress Dropshipping Center

When doing product research for our dropshipping store using the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, we want to look for products that are doing well already and have a consistent amount of daily orders.

This is why we sort the products by orders and go down the list. For each of the products you want to click on analyze to see the daily volume on a scale from 1-100.

Current winning products should have an average sales volume of at least 50 per day. This means the product is consistently being bought by dropshippers and you can also do well selling this product. 

I like to add my results to a spreadsheet in the following setup:

  • Product name
  • Analyze link
  • Product link
  • Rating scale 1 – 5

During research phases I usually spend about 1-2 hours a day scrolling through the AliExpress dropshipping center for winning products.

At the end of the day, I take a look at each individual product and rate them on a of 1-5. 

I give poor ratings (1-2) to products that I’m not interested in selling, don’t look promising, don’t have a possible 3x markup, are available at physical stores such as Walmart or could put me into legal danger. 

Good ratings (4-5) go to products that I definitely want to test with Facebook Ads. 

I always like to do a more thorough research for each product that I give a rating of 3 or more at the end of the day.

This is where I google the product (e.g. Product + Shopify) and check out the competition. I also try to find ads for the product on Facebook and Youtube.

The Ads help me figure out how I could potentially market this product and who the target audience is. 

The competitor store research gives me an idea of how much I could sell the product for (I aim for at least 3X markup) and what kind of copy and images to use. 

Here is a step-by-step of my product research method

  1. Sort by orders
  2. Go down the list and analyze products
  3. Check for 50+ consistent daily volume
  4. Add potential products to Excel or Google Sheet
  5. Rate the products on a scale of 1-5
  6. Research products with scale higher than 3

My Review Of The AliExpress Dropshipping Center

If you’re familiar with my content, you’ll know that I love this tool. 

I mean it’s free. What more do you need?

Sure some paid tools such as Ecomhunt offer certain ‘benefits’ such as providing you with a facebook audience and other ad insights. 

But with some common sense and research you can figure those out for yourself.

For a free tool, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center is amazing. 

You get direct insights from AliExpress (and what could be more accurate than a tool by the platform itself?).

It’s got everything you need to find winning products for your dropshipping store.

For its features and the fact that its free, it receives a 5 out of 5. 

It should be part of every drop shippers toolset, even those who make use of paid tools. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What are VIP products in AliExpress Dropshipping Center?

Sometimes, an AliExpress supplier will make VIP listings for successful customers. This is a way to give priority to this successful dropshipper and often discounts. VIP listings often don’t specify what the product is. 

When you see a VIP listing on the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, it means that product is probably doing really well. In order to find out which product it could potentially be, you can check out the rest of the catalog that the supplier is selling. They almost always still have the original listing up and it will have a good amount of orders as well. 

Is The AliExpress Dropshipping Center Free? 

AliExpress Dropshipping Center is 100% free. The tool is made by AliExpress themselves and not by a third-party. This means the tool will likely never get paid as successfully using this tool to find products to sell from AliExpress directly benefits AliExpress through the commissions they receive on these orders. 

Why Can’t I find The AliExpress Dropshipping Center?

If you can’t find the AliExpress Dropshipping Center on your AliExpress account, you likely don’t have it activated. As not everyone who buys from AliExpress is a dropshipper, the tool isn’t activated by default.

To activate AliExpress Dropshipping Center click here for three methods to do so or click this link to apply.


Summary

Hopefully, this guide has taught you everything you need to know on how to use the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.

We’ve covered how the ADC works, where you can find it, how you can activate it if you don’t yet have it and how you can use the AliExpress Dropshipping Center to do your product research.

The AliExpress Dropshipping Center is one of my favorite dropshipping tools and since it’s completely free, should be part of every dropshippers toolset.

It’s fantastic to find winning products through the method I’ve listed in this article.

Should you have any more questions regarding the dropshipping center, let me know below!

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