AliExpress dropshipping is a business model where an entrepreneur (often referred to as a dropshipper) partners with the online retail platform AliExpress to sell products to customers without holding any inventory.

4 Steps to Dropship with PaulSourcing

Step 1 Send us your product requirements, expected price and purchasing quantity.
Step 2 We source products and get them delivered to our warehouse.
Step 3 Our team conducts necessary quality check and get products well packaged so that they are ready for shipping.
Step 4 Buyers place orders on your online store and we ship items to your end customers.
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Why Choose Paul Sourcing with Aliexpress Dropshipping?

Local Expertise

As a professional sourcing company based in China where the manufacturing takes place, we have a better understanding of the local market, including pricing structures, supplier capabilities, and cost-saving opportunities.

15% Cheaper than on

Yes! We have extensive networks of reliable suppliers, including those that may not have a strong online presence on We can connect you with suitable manufacturers that offer more competitive pricing.

Fully Customized Solutions

Whether you’re a startup or a million-dollar seller, we have a solution for you. We can help you in product photography, private labeling, customized packaging, and branded dropshipping that other dropshipping agents may not provide.

Hassle-free Order Fulfillment

Whichever online store system (woocommerce, shopify, amazon, etc) you are using, our IT engineers are ready to seamlessly integrate your store with our system. This will liberate you from manually updating order status and tracking shipment.

Step-by-Step Guides for How to Start Aliexpress Dropshipping

Here’s how it typically works:

  1. Setting Up an Online Store: The dropshipper creates an online store or e-commerce website where they list and display products they want to sell. This can be done using platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, or other e-commerce platforms.
  2. Selecting Products: The dropshipper then selects products from AliExpress that they want to sell in their store. AliExpress is a Chinese online marketplace that offers a vast array of products, often at very competitive prices.
  3. Importing Product Listings: Many e-commerce platforms offer plugins or apps that allow dropshippers to easily import product listings from AliExpress directly to their online store. This includes product images, descriptions, and prices.
  4. Pricing Strategy: The dropshipper sets their own prices for the products they are selling, often marking up the prices to make a profit. The difference between the retail price and the wholesale price on AliExpress is typically the dropshipper’s profit margin.
  5. Customer Orders: When a customer places an order on the dropshipper’s website and makes a payment, the dropshipper purchases the product from the supplier on AliExpress, entering the customer’s shipping information during the order process.
  6. Supplier Ships the Product: The supplier on AliExpress then ships the product directly to the customer’s address. The dropshipper does not handle the physical product or inventory.
  7. Customer Service: The dropshipper is responsible for providing customer support, handling returns, and addressing any issues with the order, even though they don’t physically handle the product.

Key advantages of AliExpress dropshipping include:

  • Low startup costs: Since you don’t need to purchase and store inventory upfront, your initial costs are relatively low.
  • Wide product selection: AliExpress offers a vast array of products from various categories, allowing you to find products that fit your niche or target market.
  • Flexibility: You can run your dropshipping business from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Scalability: You can easily scale your business by adding more products or expanding to different niches.

However, there are also challenges, such as longer shipping times, potential quality control issues, and competition. Success in AliExpress dropshipping often relies on effective marketing, selecting reliable suppliers, and providing excellent customer service.

It’s important to thoroughly research and plan your dropshipping business before getting started and to comply with any relevant legal and tax regulations in your region.