6 Aliexpress Dropshipping Mistakes that New Sellers Make – w/Dan Dasilva

Learn what these 6 aliexpress dropshipping mistakes are that new sellers make – with Dan Dasilva.

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When it comes to dropshipping on Aliexpress, there are 6 big Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes that new sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars in lost sales. If you’re just getting started, then learn what they are so that you can avoid them, and shortcut your way to success!

#1 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Not buying from reputable sellers

Buying from reputable sellers means that you can trust that your customers will get their product shipped to them, and that they will be happy with the quality of it too. Here is how to filter the results to only show reputable Aliexpress sellers:

1. Go to Aliexpress.
2. Search for the item you want to source/dropship.
3. Tick 4 stars so that Aliexpress will only show you products with a 4+ star rating.
4. Click “orders.” Aliexpress will now list the results based on the number of orders a supplier has fulfilled for an item that week.
5. Go through the results, and find the supplier for your item with the highest number of orders that also has a 4+ star rating from buyers.

Working with reputable sellers that are selling a high quality product will keep your customers happy… and happy customers make for repeat buyers!

#2 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Not talking to your supplier

When dropshipping, you should always get to know your suppliers. If you personally reach out to them, you can negotiate special deals like lower prices, free shipping and more. Talk to your suppliers and form a relationship with them.

#3 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Creating a general store and selling everything

You should always be looking to create a store that focuses on a specific niche. Don’t try to be like Walmart and sell everything. By offering lots of choices, you create lots of distractions. Your conversion rates will be much higher if you focus on finding a few high-quality products that appeal to a specific niche that will make them excited and inspire them to buy right then-there without distracting them with other products that they don’t want.

In addition, focusing on a particular niche allows you to build your branding around it, which will also increase your conversions. You can focus on finding the right store name, URL, store theme, colour scheme, logo and more to fit with your niche.

#4 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Focusing on the “Best Selling Items” on Aliexpress

A lot of people pick their items by going to the “Best Sellers” on Aliexpress, and assume that those are the hot items that they should be promoting. But this isn’t the case: There are lots of items on Aliexpress that will sell very well, but people haven’t necessarily discovered them yet. So don’t get hung up on the “Best Sellers” and be prepared to find your own items on there to sell.

#5 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Losing money by focusing on getting new customers, rather than on upsells

Did you know that it costs McDonalds $1.91 in advertising to get you to buy something? Then, when you go ahead and purchase a burger for $2.08, they only make $0.18. Doesn’t seem worth it, right?

Buuuut… when they sell you fries and a drink for $1.50 more, they are now currently making $1.68 in revenue… an increase by over 900%! If McDonalds were to instead take the mentality of increasing revenue through finding new customers, they’d have to find over 9 new customers.

The lesson for this is that it’s a lot easier to increase revenue/profit by upselling current customers and getting them to spend more, than it is to focus on advertising and trying to acquire more customers. When setting up your Shopify store then, focus on building funnels that upsell customers you’ve captured into spending more money with you, rather than just investing in more paid advertising.

#6 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Not letting the market dictate what you should sell

There are lots of tools at your disposal which will help you pick the right items to sell. You have the Google Keyword Research Tool which will tell you which keywords/phrases (and thus items) that people are searching for. And you have the Facebook marketing insights which tells you purchasing behaviour, what pages people like and gives you insights into the types of demographics you can target.

Use these tools to help you identify items that people want to purchase. Don’t try to guess.

If you’ve got any questions about these 6 Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes that new sellers make, be sure to leave them in the comments section below!


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To Release is To Resolve says:

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Frank Sultan says:

You are doing an excellent job and your face is fine. We are here to learn and not to judge or make stupid comments. Dont listen to these other trolls.

Aimi Ho says:

Thanks Sarah! Very helpful! Just ignore those smelly mouths.. you look fine 🙂

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Mohammad Odeh says:

How do i get to the Facebook marketing insights, any help? im brand new to these stuff.

Tiffany Stewart says:

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ahmed al says:

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Very excellent work guys! Thank you so much for being so professional and helpful!! Oh so not like a lot of others who waste our time…… Touchee!

Jasmin Abcha says:

I think E-Commerce is one of the best business you can do but biiig payment processors like Stripe (paypal etc will most likely follow) will not work with dropshipping anymore. They named it „high risk business“. So maybe it’s not the best thing to do drop shipping. At least not, if you wanna build something longterm. I watched a free video series lately and it opens my eyes! He teaches E-Commerce in a whole different way. Doing it right and building your brand instead of just selling a product. Great infos!

Peter Hansen says:

When is a product unbranded? Is it when it doesn’t have a famous or Western brand? How about if they have a Chinese brand? Or should one go for something completely without a brand (as I see most photos on aliexpress has a brand name)?

Nisar Ahmed says:


Wilfried Jocky says:

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Rebeka Szep says:

Sarah, you are beautiful and smart, thank you very much for the video!

jaqu says:

I don’t mind all the other stuff people seem to be complaining about but why does she repeats and keeps rambling on

Kelly Taylor says:

Valuable information. Thank you.

Edward Owens says:

What different does it make how she’s looks or sounds, she’s given you Dumbasses advice on how not to be Fuck Up, which in your case nothing anyone can do to help you. Give me a Smart Woman over anything. Immature Son-of-a-Bitches, How can anyone find fault in someone trying to help them easy Narrow-minded ass people.

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Lyle Laderoute says:

Biggest mistake, you quit your day job….GET A JOB LOSER

Coras Ⓥ says:

The camera is a bit too close for comfort.

VBdude BG says:

9:35 , thats a good pitch, i actually studied this pitch when i was a sales agent , almost exactly the same pitch hahhahaha

Lydia Avila says:

What I’m trying to find out creating my own store using weebly if I can use woo commerce or AliExpress plugin? I’m not interested in Amazon or eBay.

Being M_Indian says:

how do u manage return of product?

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Divine Artifacts says:

like an aussie cloe from 24…

Dreadnought says:

Hey guys. Can someone explain me why ppl would rather buy product from your store and get it from aliexpress within 14-20 days, than buy the very same product cheaper (not always, but anyway) from ebay/amazon and get this product delivered next day? I mean why they do that? I do not understand why someone wants to wait that long and buy some overpriced item from a store they never heard about and wait 2 weeks until it will be delivered.

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