Aliexpress Dropshipping Knowledge Base

Aliexpress Dropshipping App :: How to Dropship from aliepxress.com

Overview

Aliexpress Dropshipping app by CedCommerce enables you to choose products from the popular marketplace Aliexpress and offer them at your BigCommerce Store with a single click of a button.


What is Aliexpress?

A subsidiary of Alibaba, aliexpress.com, is an eCommerce website for small and medium online sellers use to sell products of their interest to buyers residing mainly in US, Russia, Spain, Brazil and elsewhere. Almost all types of products, manufactured by Chinese businesses, are listed on the Aliexpress, which are hugely popular among the drop shipping and affiliate marketers.

Reasons to choose AliExpress as dropship supplier (Dropship Perspective):

Wide Product Range:

The entire concept of drop shipping revolves around finding the most suitable product niche and it becomes very crucial that all of the products decided by vendors are available in the drop shipping marketplace. Here AliExpress scores big. It has almost all types of products from all the product categories.

Free Database:

It is difficult to find great dropship suppliers as mostly the lists or database of the suppliers are paid. However, on AliExpress it is freely available. Merchants can choose any products from the supplier after reviewing the supplier profiles.

Zero Fee:

Aliexpress don’t charge any fee - membership fee, restocking fee or delivery expenses - which makes it great for drop shippers as it helps them to maximize their profits.

Price Markup:

Sellers at AliExpress don’t make any demands regarding the prices of the products they supply for merchants whereas, elsewhere they can ask for the final price to be only 20-25% more than their price with suppliers.

Unlimited Sales Volume:

Also, AliExpress suppliers don’t place any bar on the minimum no. of units to be sold for the partnership to continue.

Less Legal Requirements:

Also, Drop shipping suppliers on AliExpress don’t have any demands concerning the legal representation of the drop shipping businesses whereas, elsewhere they may ask for the business to register at a particular place.


How to Install Aliexpress Dropshipping App?

  1. Go to the Aliexpress Dropshipping App link.The page appears as shown in the following figure: installation setp1
  2. Once you click Get This App button, you’re redirected to your BigCommerce Store Option Page (as seen in the figure below):: installation setp2
  3. Click on Log in and enter the Login credentials, and then click the Login button.
    The page appears as shown in the following figure: installation setp3
  4. Once you Log In, click on Install button.
    The page appears as shown in the following figure: installation setp4
  5. Now, It will ask for confirmation, just click the Confirm button and it will redirect you to complete the process further.
    The page appears as shown in the following figure: installation setp5

Registration Setup

Now that the app is installed, it’s time to register and then configure to import products from Aliexpress to your BigCommerce Store for sale. The entire procedure concerning this process will be explained in this section.


Step 1: “Registration” page appears as shown in the following figure: Regsitration

App Configurations Settings

Once the store owners have installed the app in the store and completed the procedure of registration, they have to proceed further with the other configuration settings through the app.


To set up the other configuration settings


  1. Go to the “Aliexpress Dropshipping App” app.The page appears as shown in the following figure:
    Aliexpress Dropshipping App Welcome Section
  2. On the top navigation bar, click the “Settings” icon, once you click the settings option following screen containing Aliexpress Configuration appears:
    Setting Section

    Here, let’s first discuss Product(s) Settings under Aliexpress Configuration:

    There are 4 options:
    Auto Product Update:Select Yes if you want to update all the product related changes from aliexpress to the app and on BigCommerce store.
    Auto Product Delete:Select Yes if you want auto-deletion of products from App and BigCommerce store it doesn't exist on aliexpress.com.
    Product Price Increment:If you want to increase the price of all the products by a same fixed amount or percentage then you can do it from here.

    Do this by selecting YES


    > Then select Increase Price.


    > Then select whether you want to change the price in Fixed Amount or in Percentage.


    > Set the fixed amount of percentage by how much you want to change the price.


    Currency:This option helps you choose the currency to change product prices and to send on your BigCommerce Store.

Dashboard

Once you are done with all the “Configuration settings” now you are ready to explore the app. Starting from the “Dashboard” of the App, i.e., home on the top navigation menu bar. The Dashboard of the app has several sections which are described below:

  • Order Information:Under this report, total order fetched from store(acknowledged), received but not delivered (In-Process) and fulfilled (Delivered) are shown.
    Revenue Information:This tab shows the information about Revenue (per week) and the total Lifetime revenue.
    Product Information:This tab gives insights about the total no of products fetched from Aliexpress and are live at aliexpress and the total no of products imported into the app.
    Shows order, revenue and product information.

Products:

Trending Products:

This section shows all of the products that are currently popular therefore trending on Aliexpress to let you know what’s hot at the moment.

Aliexpress trending products.

Further, down the Dashboard, there is a section dedicated to Video and Blogs, content aimed at expanding your understanding and making you aware of the best practices in the drop shipping vertical.


Blog section

Search Products:

This tab is dedicated to finding the most relevant products to offer at your BigCommerce store. To find this

Click on the Search Products tab in the top menu bar.
Search section

Here there are 2 ways to Import a particular product


Either through Import Product by URL or ID
Or through Application of Advanced Filter


Import Products by URL or ID

Filter product(s)

Here, either you can simply enter the Product URL or its Product ID.


Product ID:It the numeral that comes just before .html extension in product URL.
For example:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Professional-Bike-Bicycle-14-LED-Wheel-Light-Lamp-Waterproof-IPX5-Mountain-Bike-Tire-Tyre-Light-Cycling/32812784684.html?spm=2114.33020108.6.2.5c99bnz9bnz9ND&scm=1007.17258.98405.0&pvid=3cd37e36-fba8-4902-a1d4-89564105bcfd


In the above URL the numerals in Green is the Product ID.

Through Application of Advanced Filter

Another way to arrive directly at the Product in concern is by applying the filters.


Advance search section

To do so:

a). First Enter the Product Name and choose the relevant category or Simply Choose the Product Category


b). Thereafter, Apply filters on the basis of


Price:The desired Price Range
Seller’s Feedback Score:The range of reviews.
Sold in 30 days:The number of quantities sold in the last 30 days

Note:You can apply all of the filters at the same time or choose as per your convenience.

After all the products are properly imported and edited. Means products have their quantity, price information, and products can be created on your BigCommerce store at once.
Go to top menu, Click List Products
All the products that are imported to the app are listed here (simple and variants both).

product-list

Product List

Here as you can see, there are 3 menus which contain different aspects of an item

  1. Product: This information contains details about Product Title and all of its variants and their pricing and quantities.
  2. Description: As the name suggests, it contains all the information that a buyer must know to increase the product purchase rate
  3. Shipment: Here you can choose the country to ship to, the related Shipment provider, shipping price, discount and other information.
edit-product
  1. After click you will see the below image.
  2. From here you can edit product price and product inventory.
  3. If you made changes in price or inventory for any product.Click on either "Update Price" or "Update Inventory" or both.
  4. You can also make changes for product title and description.Just click on below "Red Marked" button.
Apart from this information, you can check:
Profit:The caculated amount for product based on price sets in the setting setion
Product Category Mapping:The product category in which, you want to assign your product(s)
Auto Update:Enable it to update the product status at your BigCommerce store once it changes on Aliexpress.

Bulk Product Category Mapping

To map all product with single BigCommerce product category in bulk, just click on Map Bulk Category button under Product List section.


You will see the list of your BigCommerce product category with the option Save.

Assign all products in a single BigCommerce product category.

Create Product:

Note: Other Similar procedure actions are: 1)Refresh Product, 2)Update Images, 3) Update Product and, 4 ) Product Delete.

After all the products are properly imported and edited which means that products have their quantity, and price, then they can be created on your BigCommerce store.


To do so:
  • Simply Choose the desired products
  • Choose to Create Products from Bulk Product Action drop-down menu
  • Click Submit to create product in your BigCommerce store.

Once you submit the listings for creation, the following sucess or error confirmation status appears:

Product create action. Status to check process of product create.

Order Management:

Orders created on BigCommerce can be viewed under aliexpress order area in the app. To check the order details.


1. Visit Order section in the top menu bar.


2. Under order management section, all the details of BigCommerce orders, whether it's Acknowledged, In Process and completed are saved.


All the order(s) from your BigCommerce store for Aliexpress product(s).

Here, you can filter the order(s) depending on their Product ID, BigCommerce Order ID, Product SKU and Order Status.

Important Note
To automate this fulfillment process, you need to install the Aliexpress Dropshipping Assistant extension from the chrome web store in your chrome browser.
  • Once you install the extension, Right click and enter options section from the drop-down
  • Here choose Framework (like BigCommerce) you want to integrate with and click on save button.

The functions of Aliexpress Dropshipping Assistant Extension:

  • Searches product on aliexpress.com and add in the cart process
  • Selects the shipping method.
  • Fills the customer address
  • Finally, renders on checkout.

To fulfill orders on aliexpress, click on Select Shipping button after choosing the preferred Shipping Provider:

And then click on order button in the next window with appropriate shipping provider

Possible shipping method, provded by aliexpress for the ordered product(s)

It will redirect to the payment page of aliexpress and from there you can fulfill the order.
Your cart on aliexpress.com.

Now click on Other payment methods and proceed to fulfill the order on aliexpress so that the order can be shipped to your BigCommerce customer.

Points during order process
  1. Please disable auto shipment process in your BigCommerce store.
  2. The Shipping provider may be change on aliexpress payment page based on your customer address and shipping charges could be applied on Order.So,to prevent shipping provider, please check the shipping details during product import.
  3. For new user on aliexpress.com it may be possible that the aliexpress team take 4-7 days to verify your credit card. In this situation, you can contact to aliexpress support.

Happy Dropshipping :)