How to Find AliExpress Best Sellers: Detailed Guide
If you want to resell products online, you must know how to find good items to sell. Where is the best place to find winning products? Many experienced eCommerce sellers will tell you about AliExpress.
AliExpress is one of the largest online marketplaces in the world and a very popular destination for sourcing good products. Shoppers can find everything from clothing and home goods to automotive and medical equipment.
Besides the massive selection, AliExpress is an attractive option for reselling because many of the products are inexpensive. On top of that, good products on AliExpress have great photos and descriptions that you can quickly use for your own listings.
With so many products on AliExpress, it can be hard to know where to begin. But if you know how to shop the marketplace, you can easily find profitable products for any niche. In this post, we’ll show you how to find and buy products on AliExpress to resell for profit.
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How to Find Best Sellers on Aliexpress
There are several approaches you can take to find AliExpress best sellers. Some are as simple as using a list they provide while others require a little more effort. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most effective ways to find best selling products.
1. Top Rankings and Top Selection sections
There are two sections on the homepage you can use to find best selling products; Top Rankings and Top Selection. Let’s examine these further.
The Top Rankings Section on the AliExpress homepage shows the six top-performing categories on the marketplace. These aren’t necessarily determined strictly by sales, but rather a mix of orders, followers, products added to wishlists, and other factors. Rankings are updated on a weekly basis.
At the time of writing the top rankings include:
New trends - Food Mixers
Automobiles Seat Covers
Hobby & Needs - Electric Drill
New Trends - Camera Drones
Party time - Rings
When you click the View more button, you are taken to a page with a more comprehensive selection of the top-ranking products. The page contains the following main AliExpress categories:
Health & Beauty
Home & Garden
Mom & Kids
Shoes & Bags
Auto & Motorcycle
Sports & Outdoors
For each category, there are sections showing trending, best selling, and popular subcategories. There is also a View more button that allows you to see more quality products.
Each subcategory section has its own dedicated page that you click into from the primary Top Rankings page.
When you go to one of the pages for a subcategory, you’ll find a list of the 10 best selling products in that category for the day. Scrolling down the page, you’ll see more rankings that include related categories and other high-performing products.
The Top Selection is the other featured section of best selling products on the homepage. It displays three high-performing products and a link to the Top Selection page to learn more.
The following page includes an assortment of great deals, trendy products, and items from popular stores. Each product shows the number of positive reviews so that you can see how much customers like said item.
2. Choose the category and sort by Orders and Rating
The next method for finding hot products on AliExpress is to search within the category of the types of products that you want to sell.
For our example, we will use Baby Girls Clothing. It is a nested category so we will need to do a bit of digging to access it.
Start by hovering over Toys, Kids & Babies in the category menu. As the menu expands, find and click on Mother & Kids. On the next page, you’ll find a link to the Girls’ Baby Clothing category in the left-hand menu.
Once you’re on the category page, you can find the best sellers by sorting the products by the number of orders. The sort filters are located at the top of the page right above the product assortment.
Click the Orders button and the website will automatically rearrange the assortment to display the products in that category that customers buy from AliExpress the most. The website’s user interface is quite helpful in that it shows the exact number of sales each product has right below the price.
Filtering for other factors
While it is important to find products with a high amount of sales, there are other factors that are useful to consider when searching for products for resale. Just because something has a high amount of sales doesn’t mean it is the most profitable option.
For example, you may find a product on AliExpress that has significantly more sales than anything else.
However, when you go to look at the price for similar items on the sales channels that you’ll use for resale (Amazon, eBay, branded eCommerce sites), you find that the item isn’t selling for much more than what you would pay for it on AliExpress.
In this situation, the product may generate a lot of sales but your profit margins will be low. This means you’ll need to generate a significant number of sales to earn a solid income. Potential margin is just one of the other factors worth considering.
Some others include:
Good product descriptions
3. Look at best sellers on Amazon
Another way to find good products to sell is to look at the best selling products on Amazon. If you find the same item on both AliExpress and Amazon, it is a good sign that the product will be profitable and great for resale.
There are a couple of ways you can do this. The first is to look at the Best Sellers section directly on Amazon. You can find a link to this assortment in the header beneath the search bar.
Once you arrive on the page, you’ll see a list of popular categories and a few of the best things selling well in that niche. You can click on the link for the category to go to a page with the top 100 products in that category.
The Best Sellers page also contains a sidebar menu with all the departments on Amazon. You can use this to view the best products in all those categories.
In addition to using Amazon’s list, you can find good products on Amazon using AMZScout’s assortment of tools. This is a more thorough method as you can find more results and you get access to the data that is driving product performance.
The AMZScout Product Database pulls the data from millions of products listed on Amazon, giving you a detailed look at how different items perform. With the Product Database, you can quickly find profitable product ideas. Here’s how to use the tool:
1. Open the AMZScout Product Database
2. Begin a free trial. If you’re not registered, you’ll be taken to a sign-up form. Enter your information to begin the trial
3. Define your product criteria. Use the search filters to set your product criteria. For instance, you can filter by number of sellers. If you’re unsure what to filter by, start with the pre-made Product Selections.
4. See the results. Select Find Products.
5. Save good potential products to check with the PRO Extension.
The Product Database will help you find products with good potential. However, just because a particular product performs well, it doesn’t mean that similar items will be the same. To verify that other products in the niche have good sales and competition, you need to check them with the AMZScout Pro Extension. Here is how to use the tool.
1. Download the AMZScout PRO Extension.
2. Once it’s installed, you’ll see the AMZScout icon in the top corner of your browser.
3. Open the Extension
Once installed, Amazon will open automatically.
Start a free trial. If you’re new, you’ll see a sign-up form. Provide your information to begin the free trial.
Find a niche or product that you researched with the Product Database.
When the results are done, click the AMZScout symbol in the lower left corner of your browser to open the extension.
4. Review the niche and product profitability. Analyze the niche metrics such as estimated sales and net margin at the top of the screen. Or, you can check single products in the results table.
5. Check the niche demand. Click Niche Score to see a breakdown of the competition and demand for the whole niche.
6. Look for consistently high demand. Click the Niche History to see if demand is constant year round and not seasonal.
Top selling categories on Aliexpress
With so many categories, there are many niches on AliExpress that get a lot of sales. That said, there are some that perform better than others.
Here are some of the top selling product categories on Aliexpress:
Electronics products are popular on most online marketplaces and AliExpress is no exception. Electronics have a wide range of consumer and professional use cases and play a big role in all areas of our lives. On AliExpress, you can find everything from video game gear to industrial wood-making equipment.
Here are some of the most popular products in the electronics niche:
Beauty products such as cosmetics and skincare items are another product category that is profitable across most online marketplaces. Customers are keen to order these items from AliExpress as they can get them for even lower prices than other stores.
Beauty products are great for resale because many are consumable. People need to use them again and again and are therefore likely to return repeat purchases.
Some popular items in this niche include:
With the exception of food and fixed expenses, consumers spend more on fashion items and clothes than anything else. People come to buy clothing from AliExpress because they can find a lot of unique designs. Once someone finds a seller they like, they tend to buy from them repeatedly.
Some popular types of items in this niche include:
Leggings / Yoga Pants
When you know how to search for winning products you can quickly find the AliExpress best sellers. By following the steps in this guide, you’ll be able to find the items best-suited for resale on other marketplaces or your own eCommerce site.