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How to source goods on Alexpress and Alibaba

The product is key to success of the Amazon and EBay sellers, along with more and more sellers source goods from China Alibaba Aliexpress and sell on Amazon, Ebay, Wish, Shopify and other online stores, the goods selection becomes more and more important make the sellers more competitive. How to source goods on Aliexpress and Alibaba? There are some goods source tips for you as a reference.

 Tips1: Market estimation 

When the Amazon EBey sellers source goods on aliexpress or Alibaba, they need to research on what kind of goods required by clients, what’s hot on the market and which kind of goods may have better market potential, else it is waste money to promote the goods. What kind for channels or tools you can take advantage of product sourcing on Alibaba and Aliexpress?

Tips2: B2B platform judgment 

1. How to judge buyers preferences?

Take advantage of the analysis tools on Amazon Ebay platforms to find out hot search goods keywords to dig the buyer requirements.

Search keywords: select the most accurate keywords for ads according to their promotional products attributes, for example, select the boots search keywords in the United States for the last seven days.

Soaring search keywords: as Amazon EBay seller you can specify the analysis of the country’s soaring search keywords to seize the purchasing trend of buyers then source on Alibaba and Aliexpress. For example, when the fall comes in the USA, the boots related keywords search soaring on large demand, as a seller you can find out the latest soaring search boot keywords to source on Alibaba and Aliexpress.

2. Because of cross-border, a lot of buyer preferences are different in different countries, the most direct way is to talk to buyers more to understand the buyer’s demand to source on Alibaba.

3. Alibaba Aliexpress website

  • As a Amazon Ebay seller, you can check frequently on the single produce suggested by Alibaba Aliexpess homepage, this product might belong to the hot sale commodity during a period of time on Alibaba platform, you can source related products on based on the trendy products for your Amazon EBay store.
  • Pay attention on Aliexpress Alibaba navigation category, Alibaba platform will renew its recommended categories based on buyers search and deal regularly to guide buyers click, the entrance is huge traffic and represents product trend in certain period. For example, if the motorcycle boots are popular and hot recently, you can try to source similar products to your Amazon EBay store for more potential opportunities.
  • Focus on the theme promotion activity on Alibaba and Aliexpress, the platform launches every kind of promotional topics based on the purchasing season trend, you can also source goods for your source based on those themes. For example, you can source Easter products according to the Easter theme activity on Alibaba and Aliexpress, it could greatly help you improve the goods source efficiency.
  • If you still do not know how to source goods on Aliexpress or Alibaba, you can also check the hot sale products on Alibaba and Aliexpress, for example, check best selling products related to your niche products then sort by sales. But you should be careful on the time, maybe it is available on the market for long time.

4. Train your market sensitivity and fashion sensitivity via related websites

For example, you can check EBay hot sale goods categories on Watcheditem and the hottest sale products on watchcount. There are also other websites such as memove, osklen, herchcovitch, lamoda etc for you as a reference.

Tips3. Judge based on commodity itself

Volume of sales (favorites)

As an Amazon EBay seller you should source products with goods sales volume on Alibaba Aliexpress platform, it is also easier for buyers to make order. The order record could help you judge in order to increase convention rates in your store. When you source on Alibaba or Aliexpress, if you cannot see the goods sales record, you can also select goods favorite by many people.


Goods or suppliers on Aliexpress or Alibaba with high positive reviews in feedback mean the goods and suppliers voted by many other people similar to you.

Supplier credits

When you source goods on Aliexpress or Alibaba, you can judge suppliers by check its credits, years of business, business license, seller ratings etc.


There’s no doubt goods price is the most important factor for Amazon EBay seller source on Alibaba platform, if the goods price are too high, your cost is higher and your clients may sensitive to the price on your store.

Usually you can check the goods retail price range on Amazon and EBay via EBay pulse, WathedItem and Watchcount then source goods price on Alibaba Aliexpress to make your goods price strategy.

The above are a few tips for Amazon EBay how to source goods from Alibaba and Aliexpress. Please feel free to contact [email protected] if you need Alibaba Aliexpress agent help source goods from China.

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