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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also, AliExpress suppliers don’t place any bar on the minimum no. of units to be sold for the partnership to continue.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
This tab is dedicated to finding the most relevant products to offer at your BigCommerce store. To find this
Here there are 2 ways to Import a particular product
Either through Import Product by URL or ID
Or through Application of Advanced Filter
Here, either you can simply enter the Product URL or its Product ID.
In the above URL the numerals in Green is the Product ID.
Another way to arrive directly at the Product in concern is by applying the filters.
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
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).
Here as you can see, there are 3 menus which contain different aspects of an item
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.
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.
Once you submit the listings for creation, the following sucess or error confirmation status appears:
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.
Here, you can filter the order(s) depending on their Product ID, BigCommerce Order ID, Product SKU and Order Status.
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
It will redirect to the payment page of aliexpress and from there you can fulfill the order.
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