How to Set Up AliExpress Dropshipping in AutoDS in 5 Simple Steps

Learn how you can start working with the biggest Chinese supplier and scale your business!

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1. Policy:

Go to:
Click "Create policy" and then create:
Shipping policy as showed below:

Returns policy:

2. BreakEven:

We don't have any surprises on AliExpress so the breakeven is just:
PayPal fees % + eBay fees % + 1% for additional fees, so it will be around 14% (depends on your fees)

3. Maximum shipping time:

We will usually work with ePacket so our maximum shipping time should be around 30-35 days (including the handling time), to configure it go to:
Monitors -> Price monitor -> AliExpress settings -> Maximum shipping time and chose the "30 Days" option

4. Item location:

You can set up a default item's location for feature uploads under settings -> "Location From Which Products Are Shipped" or directly on the upload page after you grab product details (or on the first page of the bulk upload).

It doesn't really matter what you put under the "City" ,the only important thing is to write "China" in the country field so it can be something like "China, China"

5. Template:

On AutoDS we have some templates which have been adapted for Chinese dropshipping. We suggest using these templates to save questions from buyers and adapt the template to our shipping time.

AutoDS also offers a full dropshipping course for beginners and experienced sellers.

Visit the course page here to learn more. 

If you have any further questions that were not answered in this article, please do not hesitate  to contact us through the support chat - we will be more than happy to assist you. 
LUD: 11.5.20