Should you dropship with aliexpress?

Aliexpress is a good choice for beginners to start dropshipping. But when you are scaling up your business, Aliexpress seems not so “user-friendly”. We compare Aliexpress with CJdropshipping in many aspects, from products and services to shipping and the like, you can have a comprehensive understanding of these two dropshipping providers then decide which platform to choose from according to your needs.

Fundamental Difference

There are many fundamental differences between Aliexpress and CJdropshipping.


Aliexpress is an international retail platform, vendors build a store on Aliexpress, and selling to customers worldwide. Most vendors and products are from China, so they have a comparative advantage in the product price. The orders are processed by the different vendors, Aliexpress is not involved in the fulfillment.


CJdropshipping is a platform integrated with product sourcing, order processing and shipping fulfillment. It’s like a combination of Aliexpress and Oberlo. Dropshippers list or connect products on CJ to their stores, then CJ draws orders from their stores and takes care of everything. Warehousing, photo/video taking, POD, COD, affiliate programs, API support, and many other services are also available. CJ is a one-stop service platform covering all the services related to dropshipping business.


What Are The Differences between Aliexpress and CJ Dropshipping

Product listings

Easy-to-use system

Product Prices


Payment Method


Price on Aliexpress
Price on CJdropshipping

Product Prices

Both Aliexpress and CJdropshipping do not require set-up fee or monthly fee but the product price on CJ is usually lower than on Aliexpress for the same item.

Unlike Aliexpress, CJdropshipping is run by experts in dropshipping. From platform maintenance to product delivery, we make overall arrangements for every section in order to cut down the cost of operation, so that we can provide a more competitive price for our customers.

Payment Method

When checking out on CJ, you will see 8 common payment methods covering more than 200 countries, and CJ also provides COD (Cash on Delivery) for authorized clients. And, from now until June 30th, you can get a 2% bonus as long as you charge CJ wallet via Payoneer over 10 dollars or euros.

With Aliexpress, because you are paying to vendors, the payment methods differ from store to store, and many do not support PayPal, which is now a major payment way in western countries.

Sometimes Aliexpress will reject your payments when you place a lot of orders because of security reasons or system error. We don’t need to explain how much trouble this can be. This can bring your business to a screeching halt causing refund requests from angry customers.

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Shipping carriers and fees on Aliexpress
Shipping carriers and fees on CJdropshipping
A faster option on CJdropshipping

Apart from product price, shipping is also an important factor in dropshipping, which will make or break your business.

You will find that the shipping fees show on Aliexpress are usually much cheaper than CJdropshipping, some even provide free delivery. But is there anything really free besides sunshine and breeze? Of course not. The shipping price on Aliexpress is included in the product price. This is one reason why Aliexpress prices are higher than CJdropshipping.

Let’s compare the shipping fees for the same product on the two platforms. The costs of the former 3 carriers on Aliexpress are cheaper than CJ packet, which is the best choice on CJ. But if you pay attention to the estimated delivery time, you will see that the delivery time can take more than a month with the other delivery services, while CJ packet takes 5-15 days. When it comes to faster delivery, the costs are much more expensive than those on CJ. We are in a special period of time where shipping fees are rising horribly. Under normal circumstances, CJ is more competitive in shipping fees and time of delivery.

Dropshipping Center

Aliexpress Dropshipping Center

The AliExpress dropshipping center helps you find new awesome products for your dropshipping store. It helps you analyze products before selling them, and it helps you find new AliExpress suppliers that you might otherwise never have found. The dropshipping center is free to use, even if you’re not dropshipping with AliExpress.

CJ - Dropshipping Center

Service product is a kind of CJ fulfillment service which allows you can ship your own products to our warehouse and we pack and ship for you. When you have some orders, you can directly place orders to our system and we will ship them from our warehouse. We only charge some service fees. How do these steps work in CJDropshipping? We can be your Fulfillment Center both in China and the USA.

You sell-We source and ship for you!

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