"I took a top product from AliTools Trends. Then I was trying to find a winning product on AliExpress from the same category from the same price range. Initially, I was checking different characteristics like Ads density and trendiness for AliTools selections and AliExpress products but ended up with the understanding that the AliTools selection can be taken for granted without additional checks."
As a result, average research time:
— My mind and bare AliExpress: 40+ minutes/product
— AliTools Trends: 3 minutes;
Average Facebook Ads cost without pre-processed AliExpress images and without any optimization:
— My mind and bare AliExpress: $1.85 / per click
— AliTools Trends: $1.03 / per click
"I managed to beat AliTools Trends a couple of times in terms of cost per click, but I used the AliTools Trends itself to do it. I was finding a product via AliTools Trends. Then I was looking for a better version with more appealing images and functions on AliExpress. In such cases, products, I found on AliExpress, performed better. But we treated it as cheating."