9 Killer Hacks to Find Best Selling Products For Your Online Store

  • Saleem Ahrar
  • Aug-07-2018
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Have you ever seen top selling Shopify stores and wondered how they achieve feats of success in industries with millions of other sellers? How does the best selling store sweep the audience from the internet? How do they find trending products to sell online? If you haven’t guessed it yet, these entrepreneurs are constantly researching AliExpress best-selling products online.

Being an eCommerce enthusiast, I am an active member of several online ecommerce communities over Facebook and other online forums. It is every day that I see new entrepreneurs coming out with mostly basic but common ecommerce issues. One very relevant question “what are AliExpress best selling products?” Here are some:
Aliexpress best Sellers
Find Best Selling Products For Your Online Store
In this post, I have tried my best to provide 9 killers hacks to find best selling products for your online store by doing different things. Here you go!

Don’t have a store yet? Set up your Shopify store right now to take advantage of these hacks.

#1 Killer Hack – Find Best Selling Products on Aliexpress

AliExpress best sellers list offers weekly best sellers and categorized Hot Sellers for drop shipping. As a drop shipping partner you can quickly view weekly AliExpress best selling products in this section especially for holidays and those operating in niche markets.
Aliexpress Best Sellers

The Hot Sellers section is a categorized directory of AliExpress’s most popular products. These are not weekly best sellers on AliExpress, rather, trend based top selling items. Usually products that fall within this category are small products priced between $0.99 and $50 with a more insignificant weight, hence, quick selling.

Next product research method is using Aliexpress best-selling lists.

Head over to Aliexpress best selling (https://bestselling.aliexpress.com/en).

You can literally see the top-selling Aliexpress products just in 5 seconds.

Scroll down and you can see different products like Retro Style Double Cotton Yard Colorful Pattern Camera, Anti Fatigue Compression Sleeve Elastic Men’s Socks and so many.

Emmmm… okay!

“Unfortunately, AliExpress has shut down their best selling section so the above-mentioned link/method doesn’t work right now.

Fortunately, one of our loyal readers Ricardo, told us something amazing. He gave is this new link (https://sale.aliexpress.com/__pc/bestselling.htm) which lets you see all the best-selling products on AliExpress. Since, the old link wasn’t working anymore, we’re thankful to Ricardo for coming forward and helping everyone with this amazing piece of information.

So, you should go ahead and try Amazon best sellers (https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers/zgbs) and use the same method with Amazon.”

How to find AiExpress Best sellers on?

This is going to work a bit different since AliExpress shut down their Bestselling section. Now, you need to do some manual work to find AliExpress best sellers.

Here’s a simple way to do so.

  • Head over to AliExpress
  • Go to your preferred category.
  • Search for the product you are looking for. (Example, iPhone 8 cases)
  • Now, filter the results by “Orders” and check “4-star & Up” field as well.
  • You will get the iPhone 8 cases with the most orders and highest ratings.
  • These are the best selling products in your chosen category.
  • Repeat these steps to find best sellers in as many categories as you want.

So we checked out “Retro Style Double Cotton Yard Colorful Pattern Camera Shoulder Neck Sling Hand Strap Belt”:

We can see the exact count that are being sold.

So this particular product has over 42,000 orders so there is a lot of potential in this product and people are taking too much interest to buy this product.

You can perform the same activity for any niche, BELIEVE ME, IT WORKS EVERY TIME!

#2 Killer Hack – Amazon Best Sellers

Another method to find hot selling products to sell on your Shopify store is to head over to Amazon bestsellers.

Click on Amazon best sellers it will pull up a list of all the top trending products on Amazon.

Don’t forget that amazon.com is the number one ecommerce platform in the entire world so the products that are selling well in Amazon are also going to sell well in your Shopify store.

This is an absolutely killer way to find trending products to put into your Shopify store so whenever I found my niche specific product that I saw on Amazon I head over to Aliexpress and cross check it to see if I can find the exact same product on Aliexpress.

For instance, I am aiming to sell “Harry Potter Wand” on my shopify store.

I just typed “Harry Potter Wand” it costs $36.00 on Amazon.

So if I am aiming to sell this “Harry Potter Wand”, I just go to AliExpress to find cheap but exact item.

I typed “Harry Potter Wand” on AliExpress search bar. You can see plenty of options with extremely low prices.

Just import that exact item into your shopify store and start selling 😀

#3 Killer Hack – MYIP.MS

My third product research method to find hot products to sell in Shopify is to use the amazing website called MyIP.ms which allows you to find all of the websites hosted from the Shopify platform. MyIP.ms lists all eStores that are being operated over the Shopify platform. MyIP.ms Shopify directory is the place to be if you cannot find products to add on your eStore.

The brilliant aspect of MyIP.ms Shopify directory is that it can sort Shopify stores by country, World rating, hosting city, and IP address.

Go to IP Owner/Parent IP Owner/Hosting and select Shopify as an owner. See below:

This allows you to see the top 30,000 Shopify stores that are receiving the most traffic to their site and probably making the most sales.
Just scroll down, you will see a list of more than 39000 shopify stores on the basis of their popularity.

These site are actually making thousands of dollars on a daily basis using AliExpress/Ebay or other zero inventory dropshipping model.   

Copy the first store URL (https://colourpop.com/) and paste it in to your browser.

Pass additional parameter “/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling” at the end of the URL and base URL will look something like this https://colourpop.com/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling. This technique will give you the hot selling products of any store 😀


Do not reinvent the wheel. Just use the same thing with little tweaks which is already working.

#4 Killer Hack – BuzzSumo.com

The first product research method is using a website called buzzsumo. Buzzsumo allows you to analyze the best performing content across Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest & Linkedin.

Simply type in the product/topic or a keyword that you’re selling in so if you’re selling sunglasses you type in sunglasses Buzzsumo search bar and it will populate the most trending articles in the sunglasses niche.

Scroll down and we can see “1080P HD Video Recorder Sunglasses”.

On this post it has 2.4K Facebook engagement so we can assume that it is a viral article or a product page which is gaining lots of people attraction on Facebook.

Click on the link it will show you the exact article/product page that is being shared on Facebook so “1080P HD Video Recorder Sunglasses”.

If we scroll down the page, we can see that it is a dropshipping store.

So if you have a dropshipping store which is based on sunglasses, you can just import the same exact product from AliExpress/Ebay and promote it on the same channel where it is getting most attention. You can do the same activity for any niche.

#5 Killer Hack – Shopify Apps

Another clever way to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to go to Shopify apps. What we basically do here is crosscheck on successful Shopify stores that are already selling successfully. The best products to sell on Shopify would most definitely be listed on prosperous Shopify stores.

Shopify’s bestselling products are waiting to be discovered, listed on popular eStores. To begin, select an app that has good customer reviews, for instance, I selected “Best Currency Converter” that has received 1637 customer reviews.

Now you will get plenty of store links with every single review.

So Shopify changed their app store layout which does away with store links. You can no longer see the links to the stores that have reviewed the app. So, you need to find the Shopify stores by their names. Just Google them.

Once you go to a Shopify store, just add “/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling” at the end of their URL..

You will get most selling or hot products for any niche from any store by using this technique.

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#6 Killer Hack – Pinterest.com

6th killer hack to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to head over to pinterest.com.

On Pinterest you can literally type in your niche and it will pull up the most popular pinned posts across the platform.

Let’s assume that you’re selling “Necklaces”  and you you typed in “heartbeat necklace gold” in search bar. Now Pinterest does not show the repins number besides the search result, so you need to just look at the top pins.

Pinterest can literally find the most popular images that are being shared across the platform.

Now head over to AliExpress and type “heartbeat necklace gold” on AliExpress search bar.

You can see that exact product which is available on AliExpress. Choose a supplier who has a very good ratings.

If you don’t know how to validate AliExpress Suppliers, watch this Facebook Video which I made few days back.

#7 Killer Hack – Google.com

7th killer way to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to go to google.com and type in myshopify.com + niche. See example below:

If you’re in the cat niche, you may type like myshopify.com + cat. See below. You can see that 4,000,000 stores are available on Shopify for cat niche.

If you are in the jewelry niche, you may type like myshopify.com + jewelry. See below. You can see that Jewelry niche has 6,920,000 stores on Shopify.

By applying this strategy, you may have tons of your niche specific shopify stores in 3 to 4 seconds. Click on any of the top ranked store (other than advertisements). For instance, I have opened the-cats-paradise.myshopify.com.

Once you have opened this store, just insert this parameter /collections/all?sort_by=best-selling after .com and it will look exactly like this “https://monmoncats.myshopify.com/collections/all?sort_by=best-selling”
monmon catBy doing this small activity, you will have top products in front of you for that particular niche. Just go to AliExpress.
Find that exact product. Import it to your Shopify store & BOOOOM!

#8 Killer Hack – Instagram.com

8th method to find hot selling products for your Shopify store is to head over to Instagram.

Let’s assume that someone is in jewelry niche.

Type #necklace in search box.

You can see on #necklace, Instagram has over 15,756,147 posts.

Let’s click on 3rd result.

You can see that this post has 2900 like in just 10 hours.

Just go to AliExpress and find this bracelet by inserting this keyword “jesus bracelet”

You can see the exact bracelet is available on AliExpress. Just import it on to your Shopify store and start selling 🙂


#9 Killer Hack – Find Best Selling Products on eBay

Here’s how you can easily find the best selling products on eBay.com with Watchcount.com. Watchcount lets you search for different keywords and shows you how those products are doing on eBay so you can check your preferred items.

Here’s how to use Watchcount to find the best products on eBay.

  • Go to Watchcount.com.find the best selling products on eBay


  • Click on Most Watched 2.0.


  • Before inserting any keyword in search field, select your preferred country.


  • Now, type your product Keyword in “Search Keywords” field for instance “necklace”.

You will get the most trending eBay products below that will educate you what to sell online in necklace category that may help you to earn more money.

This way you can do research on multiple different keywords and find the next best seller for your online store.

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Written by Saleem Ahrar

Saleem Ahrar is an accomplished eCommerce enthusiast with a wealth of knowledge and half a decade of experience. A gym-addict and reading enthusiast, Saleem enjoys mentoring newbies with his expertise & knowledge in digital marketing. His belief in the quote “hard work conquers all”, is the defining crucible of his never quit attitude.

70 Responses to 9 Killer Hacks to Find Best Selling Products For Your Online Store

  1. NATALI says:

    It’s just a product search. The main thing-how to make fast delivery with Aliexpress…The customer will not wait 30 days for delivery.((

  2. Anantavijay says:

    This is gold! Cheers bhai!

  3. Yocef says:

    Thank you. For the useful information

  4. Victor says:

    thanks Saleem Ahrar…Very helpful article as I navigate the online business landscape called Shopify… This has been immensely educational…Looking forward to putting it to practice.

  5. Mechangbo MT says:

    Thanks Saleem

  6. Tom says:

    Amazing article, thanks so much for all the info!
    By the way, I have requested to join your Facebook group, but still haven’t been accepted ;p
    Already had my fingers in making websites so willing to help if I can in the FB group!

  7. David Lorener says:

    Thank you!

  8. Shane Cormier says:

    Hi Saleem,
    Thank you for passing your wisdom forward to the universe. It is not going unnoticed. I appreciate and admire the depth and breadth of your search acumen.
    May I ask if you change up your products fairly often?…do you have a routine or cycle?

    Thank you.


    • Shane,

      I keep changing & testing my products. There is as such no time frame defined.

      But yes, I usually run 5 ads of the same product using 5 different creatives to see which one is working for me and yes, for that I set my budget max $25 ($5 for each ad)

  9. Dilawar Hussain says:

    Well, since AliExpress top sellers are now down so it means you need to find a different way of searching for the best selling products online. We have made edits to the method above to state a new method of finding top sellers on AliExpress. Try it out and see how it works out for you.

  10. Amy says:

    Thank you and I am so happy I came across your site. All the info you provide is invaluable and practicle. I thank you for being so direct and it certainly shows that you want to put the best content out there to truly help people become successful. I certainly respect that and I applaud you all! So refreshing!! Thanks for making a big difference and standing out from the rest!

  11. Judy says:

    Useful hints, Thank You! If you are effective in your sales, success is yours.

  12. Shridhar says:

    Thanks bhai, Much helping article.

  13. Alina says:

    Wow. Super cool article. Thanks!!

  14. Faizan says:

    Thanks for the wonderful insight

  15. Gbenga says:

    Hi, you have just said it all. No software will be more successful than these your “take by hand” methods. Thanks a ton ?

  16. Marc says:

    Wow! amazing content, really eye opening. Thanks Saleem. PS: Im joining your group.

  17. Masood Ahmad says:

    Great article, really practical techniques for finding high selling products.

  18. Narinder Singh says:

    Yes that’s really great articles and detailed information for new shopify users. I’ve also started new shopify store and still researching about killer products to sell.

  19. Shawn says:

    Love these hacks! I’m a beginner and I found a lot of interesting ideas. Thank you, man.

  20. sahan says:

    Yes dude it was great to read I focus in deeply thanks..

  21. Ahmed says:

    Thank you Sleem!!!
    very interesting to me
    I would like to understant ecommerce before to begin shopify.

  22. Suresh Raina says:

    The first hack states that using Aliexpress best sellers is a great way to find products. However, I want to know that most of the best sellers are very cheap, so the profits are not that good, can I use any higher priced products?

    • Saleem Ahrar says:


      You don’t have to only use the Aliexpress best sellers. This is just a simple method that would bring you products that are quickly selling yet cheap regarding price and profits. Other hacks will provide you with other products even ones with greater price tags and higher margins. So, you can mix and match these hacks to find products that sell better and provide you with better profits as well.

  23. Tesmi Brocklesby says:

    Hi, what do you think of this one for shopify product?

  24. Princely says:

    Hi, your killer hacks are really impressive and great job in sharing them, a tonne thanks.
    But I have a question a silly one to be true, will the customers ever buy from my store even if they are the best selling or hot products due to the longer shipping time that comes from Aliexpress??

    • saleem says:

      Yeah definitely. It all depends how you market viral/hot product on your store. Mention delivery time explicitly on a product page/cart.
      I have already created multiple 6 figures stores by applying above mentioned techniques.

  25. Subodh kant says:

    I just want to thank you.This article means a lot to me. keep doing good work.

  26. Robert says:

    Very soon this website will be famous among all blog viewers, due to it’s good content.

  27. Sayantan Kundu says:

    I was humting the net like anything to get info of my shopify store. Then I came across this article.
    Would like to hear from you more about what ad strategies people are using to drive traffic

  28. Kingsley Emmanuel Akpos says:

    This is really educating and mind blowing. Really appreciate. You have really done more than enough.

    More wisdom in whatever you.

  29. ngussa says:

    as a beginer, this was really helpful article. wish i could repay you in any way. thanks alot.

  30. Jeremy says:

    Hey Saleem, thank you so much for this great articles, it’s so helpful and constructive. Some bloggers would be only sell such a greatand clear tips !

  31. Diamond says:

    This was the best information I have seen since starting my store.

  32. dini aprilyana says:

    great info, thank so much

  33. bou says:

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  34. Lucky says:

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  35. Sr says:

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  36. Bernadette Shepherd says:

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  37. Daniel says:

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