You may have read Aliexpress affiliate program reviews on other sites or maybe you haven’t. This is post is on the Aliexpress affiliate program and how to get started.
Before then, here are a few things to know about Aliexpress if you are not familiar with the eCommerce website.
Aliexpress is one of the biggest online marketplaces for shoppers around the world to buy quality and cheap products. Aliexpress is owned by Alibaba group and was launched in April 2010.
There are over 130,000 sellers on Aliexpress and buyers from over 200 countries and regions. Individuals and companies are sellers on Aliexpress.
Aliexpress is one of the top best online shopping sites in the world. Customers from China mainland are not allowed to buy from the site even though the majority of the retailers are Chinese. Aliexpress primarily target international customers.
Aliexpress has one of the best affiliate marketing programs among online retailers in the world. Although Amazon affiliate program (Amazon Associates) may be popular, Aliexpress beats it in terms of commission rate and cookies duration.
We won’t be making any comparison between Amazon affiliate program and Aliexpress affiliate program. You can read the post: Amazon Affiliate Program – What You Need To Know.
How To Make Money With Aliexpress Affiliate Program
Aliexpress Affiliate program allows you to earn by referring people to their website to buy things. When you become an affiliate, and someone clicks your referral link (affiliate link) to visit the website and make a purchase, you will earn a certain amount of money depending on the commission rate fixed on that product.
Aliexpress Affiliate Program Requirements
It is very easy to join the Aliexpress affiliate program. There are no special requirements. You need to have a website or a blog to be accepted into the program. This is very necessary.
Pros and Cons of Aliexpress Affiliate Program
Just like any other eCommerce affiliate program with merits and demerits, Aliexpress isn’t exempted. It is good to know the pros and cons of any affiliate program before you decide to start promoting their products.
Pros of Aliexpress Affiliate Program
- A better commission rate of 3-9% but some hot products are above 30%.
- There are lots of products to select that will fit your audience.
- Products are usually directly from the manufacturers so prices tend to be lower compared to other eCommerce marketplaces.
Cons of Aliexpress Affiliate Program
- The commission is only earned after an order has been marked accepted by the customer. This affects your earning in that when a product is returned, you won’t get paid for it.
- Since Aliexpress focus on international customers, delay in shipping can also delay your commission earned.
- Only one payment method is available (wire transferred) which has a processing fee of $15.
- No much advertising materials eg banners for product categories.
Aliexpress affiliate program has a special category in which products under it are not subject to any commission. The commission is 0%. You will earn nothing from purchases with your referral link. Virtual products which fall under the special category include but not limited to coupons and gift cards.
New Buyers Bonus Fees
We didn’t mention this as one of the pros of Aliexpress affiliate program because this was recently introduced. New buyer bonus fees are additional fees earned by an affiliate that drives newly registered user(s) to Aliexpress website to make a completed order without cancellation or return.
The new buyers must come from Russia, Spain, France, Poland, or Korea for an affiliate to earn from their completed orders. The new buyer bonus fee/per new buyer for Russia is $2, Spain and France is $4, Poland and Korea is $3. Other countries and regions are $0.
The reasons for these selected countries is not known to us, but Russia is one of the top countries that patronize sellers from Aliexpress.
Aliexpress Affiliate Program Payment Method
Aliexpress has only one payment method. This is one of the downsides of their affiliate program. They pay affiliates through wire transfer with a processing fee of $15 per withdrawal. You must have a bank account that accepts USD.
Affiliate balance must exceed $16 before requesting for withdrawal on or before the 20th of every month.
How Much You Can Make With Aliexpress Affiliate Program
There is no limit to the amount of money you can earn from Aliexpress affiliate program but it is not easy especially for those new to affiliate marketing.
To earn big, an affiliate needs to drive quality traffic from countries or regions that have high spending power. Besides that, they must be engaged shoppers – people who usually buy things online. Not everyone is ready to make purchases online due to fear of scams.
There are been reports of some affiliates earning over $1000 per month. We can’t ascertain that neither do we doubt it.
To really earn big, one needs to promote products with high commission rate or products listed as hot products on the affiliate dashboard.
The screenshot above was one of the latest purchase made by a buyer using our referral link. The buyer bought two products; Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Tempered Glass Case for $4.49 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Smartphone for $152.99. The commission rate was 9% ($0.40) and 3% ($4.58) respectively.
The commission is not as high when compared to some affiliate programs where a product of $89 can earn an affiliate $25+.
How to Get Started With Aliexpress Affiliate Program
To begin, visit https://portals.aliexpress.com and click Register to enter the registration page. Registration is easy. Enter all required details; your name, email, choose your password and enter your website details, etc.
Aliexpress Affiliate Program Terms And Conditions
If you do not follow their terms and conditions as an affiliate, you will be kicked out of the program. It is advised that you read about the Aliexpress affiliate program rules and policies so that you don’t do what will make your account get terminated.
In talking about how to make sales, there are a few things to know. No one is going to just click on a banner or link on your site to buy a product on Aliexpress. People trust sites that solve their problems or add value to their lives.
Therefore, make sure your website is very resourceful. Add quality and useful content with relevant photos. If you don’t have the intention of having a website with articles but want to sell Aliexpress products, then create an affiliate marketing store.
Add the products and prices, and make sure each product is linked to the real product on the Aliexpress website. When a visitor clicks on the product on your store, it takes them directly to the real product page on the Aliexpress website. This is one method some affiliates have used to promote Aliexpress products.
If you need help in setting up your Aliexpress affiliate marketing store, you can contact us. We will be ready to assist you. Meanwhile, you can read the post on how to start an online store to give you a clue in setting up yours.