Most drop-shippers start off by fulfilling the orders by placing them on AliExpress. As they progress with the journey and are able to do larger volumes, they use tools like Oberlo or Dropified for auto order placement on AliExpress.
Although we have been working with a private supplier for a few years now, we were able to reduce our product cost by a significant percentage while we placed orders via AliExpress.
AliExpress has an affiliate program that you can sign up for using AdmitAd. Once you’re in the program, you’ll get an affiliate code that you’d need to pass on to Oberlo or Dropified by contacting support.
By doing so, on each order that you’ll place using Oberlo or Dropified, your affiliate cookie will be dropped earning you up-to 10% cashback on your COGS (cost of goods sold).
At average, we have received 7% cashback. Since product is usually 33% of your gross revenue, you can increase 2-3% profit margins which are significant in an e-commerce business.