How about an affiliate commission for your own orders? In other words how about getting a cashback on your Aliexpress Dropshipping orders? As a Dropshipper, what if you can increase your profits by around 3% – 69%? Imagine how much money you’re leaving on the table by not knowing this.
In this post, we will discuss how you can get cashback when fulfilling dropshipping orders on Aliexpress. we’ll see what exactly is this cashback program, how you can use it to maximize your business profits and we’ll walk you through the entire setup process.
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What is Cashback?
As the name suggests, cashback means getting your cashback. This system lets you get a part of your money back you spend online. It was introduced by banks and credit card companies to encourage cardholders to use their credit and debit cards when purchasing goods and services.
How Cashback Can Profit a Dropshipper
CPM is going up, profit margins are going down. As a Dropshipper the average profit per product sold is around 20% – 30% on a normal day. In the best case, it can even go up to 45%. This is the profit after deducting the ad cost and the cost of goods sold.
But there are more things to worry about. The net profit can further go down after all the maintenance and other overhead costs. not to mention the taxes.
If you are a Dropshipper who knows his/her numbers. even a 1% net profit increase can result in thousands of dollars in extra income.
Imagine what an 8% – 12% increase in the net profit can do to your business.
Aliexpress Affiliate Commissions
We now know what cashback is and how it can help a Dropshipper significantly increase his/her profit. Now let’s see what Aliexpress affiliate program is and as a dropshipper how you can use it to maximize your profit.
Aliexpress has an affiliate program that allows affiliates to earn a commission when someone clicks the affiliate link and purchases a product in Aliexpress. This is just like the Amazon Associates program.
But with the Aliexpres affiliate program, your affiliate cookies are stored in the visitor’s browser for 3 days. This means, whatever the visitors buy on Aliexpress for 3 days, from the date they clicked the affiliate link. A commission will be given to the affiliate.
Although as a Dropshipper this doesn’t do us any good. It is better to know all the corners of the road.
Like most of the affiliate programs out there. Aliexpress also has a commission structure. This means the commission payout differs from category to category. Here is what it looks like
Here for example, if someone clicks your link and purchases a hot product on Aliexpress for $100. You will be paid something between $3 to $69 for that single sale. And in addition to that, everything your referred visitor buys on Aliexpress for 3 days. You will be given a commission under the above commission rates.
How to Get Cashback on Your Aliexpress Dropshipping Orders (Setup Process)
You might be wondering, As a Dropshipper how this can save me money. Simple, what if you can join the Aliexpress affiliate program and fulfill all your Dropshipping orders by clicking your own affiliate link.
Aliexpress will track your orders as an affiliate referral and will pay you a commission for it. Which means a percentage of what you pay is returned to you. YES, This is what cashback is all about.
Now that we have covered what Aliexpress affiliate program is and how you can use it as a dropshipper to earn a cashback. Let’s see how we can add the Aliexpress affiliate program to our dropshipping store. So that every time you fulfill an order, a commission is credited to your affiliate account.
Here is the step by step walkthrough to set this up.
Step 01: Signup as an Aliexpress Affiliate in Admitad
First of all, you need an Aliexpress Affiliate account. There are many platforms to sign up. For us as a Dropshipper trying to get cashback, we need to sign up via Admitad.
For people who haven’t heard about Admitad before. It is an affiliate network that connects advertisers with publishers to grow their business.
Signing up for Admitad is Free, simple and straightforward. Sign up as a Publisher and follow the onscreen instructions.
Note: Choose your Ad space type as “Dropshipping” and “Dropified” as your Dropshipping App when creating your Admitad publisher account.
Once you’re in. There are 1000s of affiliate programs available. What we need is the Aliexpress affiliate program. Search for “Aliexpress” under programs and apply for approval.
Aliexpress has a 96% approval rate. The only time you get rejected is if you don’t have a live site or in some other rare scenarios.
Step 02: Install Dropified
Next, we need Dropified. An App that automates your daily tasks running a Dropshipping business. This allows you to focus your efforts and time solely on marketing and growing your eCommerce store.
In addition to automating your store, Dropified also has an in-built feature that allows you to add your Aliexpress affiliate code to your store and automatically get a commission every time you fulfill an order. Which is why we need to install this app to get cashback.
To simply put, Dropified is an Oberlo alternative with better features. Here is a Detailed Dropified Review and also you can read this Dropified vs Oberlo comparison post to determine which is better and how it differs.
Install Dropified – You can start with their 14 Days Free Trial
Note: Dropfied integrates with almost all the eCommerce platforms out there. You are not limited to Shopify.
Follow the onscreen instruction and install Dropified to your store. If you’re already using an alternative Dropshipping app to source products and fulfill orders. You can easily migrate to Dropified with its migration tool.
For example, Here is a guide to Move from Oberlo to Dropified.
Step 03: Add Your Affiliate Link to Dropified
Now we have everything we need. It’s time to make some money by adding your affiliate link to Dropified.
Login to your Admitad account, navigate to the Aliexpress program and grab the deep link in there. If you don’t have a deep link automatically created. Create one.
Next, Open the Dropified app dashboard inside your store, and add the affiliate deep link we created inside the “Site ID or Deep Link” box.
Holaaa, We are all set.
Now every time you fulfill orders via the Dropified app, you will get a cashback. In other words, Aliexpress will credit your account with an affiliate commission.
As a fellow dropshipper, I know what a small increase in net profit can do to your business. Imagine what a 69% (Aliexpress highest commission pay) increase can bring you.
Again, if you’re a newbie with a limited budget, I don’t recommend paying for an app like Dropified to source products. but if you have a good budget or doing sales consistently. This can surely be a gamechanger.
So what do you think of this cashback program? Let us know in the comments section below.
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