Created by Jai Sharma, Aliffiliate is a piece of software that allows you to make websites that contain a “store” linking to products listed on website Alibaba.
What is the product?
Aliffiliate comes in the form of a WordPress plugin that helps you to set your website up with a store based design that links to products listed on Alibaba. It is worth pointing out that you are not creating your own site where you are selling products, instead Aliffiliate helps you to take advantage of Alibaba’s affiliate scheme which they claim is much more generous than Amazon’s offering. If at this point you are not familiar with Alibaba it is an online marketplace that is predominantly made up of Asian wholesalers (this is worth keeping in mind as I shall explore below). Creator Jai Sharma says that once you have created your website with Aliffiliate, every time somebody buys something from your “store” you will get a commission. Aliffiliate comes with the ability to identify products to sell based around a number of niches and keywords. As a bonus Jai Sharma provides and ebook and webinar that he says will help you to get the most from Aliffiliate .
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
Price wise, Aliffiliate is marketed as usually selling for $37 however at the time of writing it is available at a reduced rate of $9.37. There is also a 30 day money back guarantee in place however this does appear to only be a vendor backed thing. In terms of income potential, a testimonial for Aliffiliate claims that a newbie can make almost $7000 in a month. This seems very unlikely and I would expect significantly less than this.
Does the product provide value for money?
Personally I am not convinced that Aliffiliate does provide value for money for reasons that I shall explore below.
The problem with Aliffiliate doesn’t necessarily lie in the product itself which seems to do what it says. The problem is that the Alibaba name isn’t particularly well known in the UK amongst casual purchasers. This means that if your market likes a product and is taken to a listing coming from China, the most likely response will be suspicion and a potentially lost sale. I presume that Jai Sharma is Indian and because of differences in consumerism, there may be a market there, but for Western marketers I feel like you might struggle to get this off the ground due to a lack of brand recognition.