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Amazon affiliate vs Ali Express - which would you say is the best for earnings?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by homeriscool, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. homeriscool

    homeriscool Junior Member

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    Hi everyone, just doing a bit of research here. I have a top ranking site in a particular niche and both these company's supply the item(s) associated with my niche. Which one would you choose and why?

    I am new to affiliate selling so i want as much guru knowledge as possible ;)

    Cheers
     
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  2. hekke

    hekke Senior Member

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    I would suggest you to split test your traffic with both. After a week compare the stats among them and decide then.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Am not a guru, and I don't know how 'guru' thinks. But I use amazon on almost all my niche sites and they are trustworthy.
    But for case study sake- You can try both of them and see which one converts best.

    Or, try one for a period of time, and the other for another period of time and see which one works best for your site.
    Then you have a winner.
     
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  4. homeriscool

    homeriscool Junior Member

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    Problem i have is you have to buy Ali Express plugin and the site is then built around the plugin ( as far as i can see ) so changing may not be so easy. $40 for Ali Express plugin. This is why i am asking for your input guys...
     
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    Why not do the test splitting and give us results on how you did it?

    Amazon is my major affiliate program. Never used Ali express before.
     
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  6. homeriscool

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    Good suggestion i am pondering about this......my way of thinking is this .....the western world are more familiar with Amazon brand more than Alibaba brand?
     
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  7. Mihaidesign

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    Amazon of course,aliexpress is cheap chinesse crap,people want quality when they show the money right?
     
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  8. aranger

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    It depends on the traffic, if the traffic is mostly from United States then Amazon, if it is from other countries especially Russia and South America than aliexpress.

    I started a few test pages with aliexpress and have been getting good results. The traffic is 50/50 United States and other countries.

    By the way you dont need a plugin to add affiliate links from aliexpress you can get direct affiliate links to a product and copy it into a page.
     
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    Ah ha good to know i can get individual product links from Ali express. Thanks for sharing that. Ok my traffic is US & UK mainly. So i can have both then if i can do this. I will do a split test then ;)

    Thanks for your help guys!

    Oh and Mihaidesign love your comment :)
     
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    It would be great if you continue this thread and share your testing results. I also work with Amazon and AliExpress testing a lot of things, and must admit that I find more and more advantages working with AliExpress.
     
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    If you can drive traffic from India, Brazil etc. you make more money with alibaba affiliate programs. Huge population + lower prices + better commission rates allows you to grab tons of money. For EU check gearbest.com offers
     
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  12. pankaj kheriwal

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    i am working on a site related to smartphones and getting good commission from gearbest, i have never tried the aliexpress. Am i loosing money as an affliated?
     
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    is aliexpress is way better than gearbest...in term of conversion?? any experience
     
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    My opinion is you need to split test your traffic with both Ali Express and Amazon. Personally I like Amazon
     
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    Amazon is the best in my experience. but they lowered their rates lately unfortunately
     
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    I would probably suggest you to go with Amazon they are trustworthy & it has a quality compared to Ali.

    Pepper
     
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    I think Amazon does have an edge, as they are more established, in which if your traffic is from USA, you should have no problem with Amazon. Also, tapping on established products that are already selling good on Amazon would definitely be an advantage as well. Selling those that are worth more than a buck, can definitely bring in more commission money instead.
     
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    I would advise that you to split test your traffic with both of them. Then compare the stats between them after a week and decide. You may also check the plugin you are using.
     
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    Amazon - America
    Aliexpres - Rusia
     
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