To judge the reliability of a product and a supplier on Aliexpress, an extension like AliTools is welcome to make the life of dropshippers easier.
And this is even more true when you know that there are many factors to consider if you want to make a quality sourcing for your dropshipping store.
The Aliexpress product catalog just doesn’t make sense. It is therefore the duty of the e-merchant to provide a reliable product sent by a reliable supplier.
Because the first objective is to satisfy your customer during all the stages of the sales process: visit, purchase, reception and validation!
How is AliTools useful?
We will see in detail in the following, this extension to be installed directly on a web browser is multifunctional.
To make it simple, it is an indispensable assistant to navigate on Aliexpress in the right way by having access to information usually hidden.
The best with AliTools? It’s completely free and it works great!
I use it myself very regularly. There is every reason to consider it “a must” when you are in dropshipping.
No more talk, let’s get down to the presentation – what is AliTools for? And above all, how to use it? Read more 🙂
The 3 features to know about the AliTools extension
Evolution of the price
When Chinese suppliers sell a product on Aliexpress, they usually make very fat margins, especially if they are the only ones selling a product.
It is their right, and your right is to know the daily fluctuations of the price of each product on the Aliexpress marketplace.
Because depending on the market, the summer period or simply the will of the seller, it very often happens that it goes from simple to double.
In fact, it happens much more regularly than we think!
This simple iron bread basket (which is very nice) has had a nice price evolution:
At the beginning of June it was $35.87 and today in October it is $11.28 . A difference more than three times higher:
In addition, we can even see that a promotion is in progress with a price divided almost by two. This is a common practice and don’t be fooled when choosing a product.
Promotion is often permanent.
This is another usefulness of the price history, because in the example of the bread basket, we see that the price has remained more or less stable since August.
This feature is also available via the Dropshipping Center, but it is more boring and less convenient.
You have a doubt about the reliability and seriousness of a salesman? AliTools will undoubtedly be of great help.
Another of the key features of this plugin is that it will use different criteria and, depending on the presence or not of these criteria in the seller, give it a higher or lower score.
For example, the tool will look at the number of years the seller has been on Aliexpress, if the buyers are satisfied, if the transport is slow, etc.
On that, AliTools gives a percentage between 0 and 100% with three colors :
- Green: You can trust the seller, but check on your side;
- Orange: If it’s close to 80 – 90%, look at which factor defaults to the seller. Are the products of poor quality? Are the customers dissatisfied?
- Red: No need to go any further.
Still in the case of my super design iron bread basket, the score is 92%:
We see the detail with in red, the sending of the product considered slow. After all it is Aliexpress, we can expect to get this message very often.
Very often, several sellers share the sale of a product. This means that each of them has a different price and potentially a different seller’s rating.
Sometimes there are several dozen sellers selling the same product!
AliTools includes a Similar tab where you can find all the sellers who sell the product with the price, the number of orders and the seller’s rating.
This is what it looks like:
This simple feature can help you increase your margins by finding a cheaper product, while benefiting from better order processing.
Search by image
You may be familiar with this technique which consists in doing a reverse search of an image on an e-commerce store to find out whether or not it comes from a marketplace like Aliexpress or Amazon.
This feature is integrated with AliTools in the simplest possible way: just right-click on any image on any site to search for similar occurrences.
Tip: You can use it on Ecomhunt to search for products directly!
To find your competitors’ suppliers, it is quite possible to use it. In the same way imagine…
You see an advertisement and you would like to sell the product in question, just right click and use AliTools to find it in 1 click.
The possibilities are numerous, it’s up to you to see how reverse image search will help you be more productive.
Install AliTools and configure it
The AliTools browser extension is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Yandex. They even have an application for iOS and Android, which is pretty cool!
Once installed, you can access it like any other extension, via the icon in the top bar of the browser.
Some adjustments are possible to improve your experience with AliTools.
Language, motto, theme, etc.
The whole thing literally takes two / three clicks to do. The extension is automatically activated when you navigate on Aliexpress and on a product page.
Less than 2 minutes to get started!
This is not the only sales assistant on Aliexpress and to tell you the truth, I haven’t tried them all.
AliTools largely meets my expectations, so I think it’s one of the best extensions of its kind that exists.
Concretely, it is clearly a must-have if you want to buy on Aliexpress or set up a store selling products from the sales site.
The trick is that it’s super easy to use, it takes 2 minutes to install and configure and it’s just extra simple to use.
Now you know what you have to do, download AliTools and improve your profitability by finding the best products!