Aliexpress Affiliate Program ReviewIf you are looking for a way to earn some extra income online as an affiliate, then you should consider joining the Aliexpress Affiliate Program.

Aliexpress.com is a partner website of Alibaba, which is one of the current biggest retailer company for customers looking for products to purchase or manufacturers.

However, unlike Alibaba, Aliexpress is for single orders or customers looking forward to purchasing products in small quantities.

Aliexpress Affiliate program was introduced back in 2013 but during this time, it was under Commission Junction and the commission was just quite low at 1%. So, most people did not bother much about joining the program until late last year when Aliexpress decided to start their own affiliate program.

The commission from Aliexpress is significantly higher, ranging in between 3%-50%, depending  on the products you choose to promote.  However, these affiliate commission ranges are set up by the sellers and they are also responsible of deciding whether to join the affiliate program or not.

This means that not every seller is participating in Aliexpress Affiliate Program but from my own experience, it only like 10% of sellers who do not participate.

How To Get Started With Aliexpress Affiliate Program

Aliexpress affiliate program accept members from all over the world. To get started, you will need to register at Aliexpress Affiliate Portal website. You should also have a running website or set up one since it is required for registration.

In addition, you are required to have a bank account inorder to be able to receive commission payments from Aliexpress. Aliexpress only pay commissions through bank transfers.

Once you are through the registration process, you can go ahead and create your own tracking number under the settings tab. You are allowed to create upto a maximum of 50 tracking numbers.

If you just want to display banners on your website, then you can access the offers on “Promotional” under the “Ad Center”. Just select the products you wants to promote, copy the code and paste it on your website wherever you want it to appear.

On the other hand, if you want to do it in big scale by having a website that is entirely for Aliexpress products then you will need to apply for an API Key.

Go to Ad Center – API settings and apply for one. A message will be displayed informing you will receive it within 3-5 business working days.

Aliexpress Affiliate Program

In my case, I already have an API Key since I am an Aliexpress affiliate. It can take in between 3-5 days for your API to be approved. Once approved, you are now ready to get started by sending request to Aliexpress.

How to Import Products Using Aliplugin

If you want to go big scale, then you will need a plugin. This is where the Aliplugin comes in.  Aliplugin is an Aliexpress Affiliate Plugin that allow you to automatically import products from Aliexpress.

Basically, you import products straight from your WordPress dashboard and list them on your store.  Here is a screen shot of how the Aliplugin works.

Aliplugin Review

On the configuration part, you insert your API or APP Key, which you will obtain from Aliexpress, you then set the language of your site.  You can also set the currency and when you want your site to update.

Aliplugin Review

Once you have selected the required information on the configuration part, the next step is to import products from Aliexpress. There are three different ways to import, you can use Bulk option, Selective or By the Product Number.

If you choose Selective, you will be able to select what to list on your site. On the other hand, Bulk option allow you to import products without having to check what you are importing.

Since the Selective option allow you to see what you are importing and decides what you really want. This method is recommended for those who would like to import products with a certain ratings or certain volume.

Your imported products will automatically be added to different categories similar to the ones found on Aliexpress. You can also create and assign categories to them.

The “Review option” allow you to add customers’ reviews to your store. This is very important since it creates some trust and allow your potential buyers to see reviews to help them in making their decision.

Basically, this is how the Aliplugin works. The Aliplugin also comes with a free premium theme to use. Once you buy the plugin, the theme is included as part of the purchase. You can read more about it on the official Aliplugin website here.

Conclusion

Aliexpress offers a great opportunity for affiliates who would like to earn money promoting products listed on their website. However, since how fast an affiliate gets paid depends on how long it takes for a customer to confirm he or she has indeed received a product or 60 days when the system automatically closes a transcation, sometimes it can take a little bit longer to get paid compared to other affiliate programs like Amazon.

I suggest if you want to join the Aliexpress Affiliate Program to read and understands how it works and what it is expected from you. Other than that, Aliexpress earning potential is unlimited.

To get started, you can visit the official Aliexpress Affiliate Portal Website to register and become an affiliate or learn more on how to automate the whole process using the Aliplugin here.

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