The second method is almost exactly the same. We're going to be looking at the actual Chinese marketplace where Chinese consumers actually shop. So Chinese consumers do not shop on AliExpress. Taobao is the actual Chinese platform that Chinese local citizens actually purchase from. So this is how you can think of it. Products that that just hit the marketplace and that are very new and that are very hot first come on Taobao. And then afterward, Chinese suppliers act like dropshippers and they list these products on Taobao on AliExpress. That way, they can sell it to us, who are dropshippers, and then us dropshippers are selling it to consumers.
So it's like dropshippers selling to dropshippers selling to consumers. So all of these products on AliExpress are first sourced from websites like Taobao and other similar websites. So in any case, the purpose of using taobao.com is to discover products that have yet to be seen and uploaded onto AliExpress because everybody else is searching on AliExpress. So here's how you can navigate through taobao.com. Firstly, you want to translate into English, of course.
You want to go in and create an account. Now, let's translate into English again. Now, the idea here is exactly the same. As you can see, the whole template of this website is very similar to that of AliExpress. You have curation lists, you have different categories, categories right here, you have curation lists, curation lists right here, and then you have a series of products. And again, you want to be using the incognito browser. So again, you want to click on any product that captures your interest. So for me, I don't particularly like shoes, I don't particularly like fashion.
So I typically avoid that. And then I'm going to keep scrolling. Unlike AliExpress, it doesn't keep populating products. So then we're going to try and find some curation lists. So we're going to click on "more'" right here and we can click on "recommended today." We can click on, I guess this is men's fashion. And a lot of the English translations are going to be a little bit inaccurate, or not a little bit, but very inaccurate. We can click on "interested." Okay.
So let's see what we find here. So unlike AliExpress, you're going to see a lot of products that don't really fit the criteria of winning products. You're going to find a lot of, you know, things like food or maybe fashion or clothes. Okay. So we'll click on this, for example. This is the kitchen niche. This is the furniture niche. And that's the whole idea here. We're trying to click on curation lists just like we were doing on AliExpress. So again, I'm thinking about the criteria of winning products.
I'm thinking about specific niches that I might like. So you're just going to have to avoid those niches that aren't particularly relevant for you. Okay. So now we're on the curated kitchen list. So now we're just judging the different products and see if anything has a massive "wow" factor, if anything is very new, that it's something that's not really been introduced to the Western marketplace. You have to think of it: Products are typically first invented or manufactured in China and then all the other markets globally follow afterward. Okay, so this product is interesting.
It's basically a tile, but it looks very premium. And I could see this product having a relatively mass market for anybody that enjoys home and garden. Okay, so this product does not seem too bad. However, I'm interested to see if there are any other similar products. I'm looking right here on this left side right here. So I see this kind of grass. That's interesting.
So that's essentially how you go through the curation lists. You just have to be very mindful of the specific niches that you're looking for. Okay, so if we go back to the homepage, we have the collections right here, similar to the AliExpress homepage as well. Then we're going to click on any specific category that we are interested in. So, for this example, let's just click on, maybe "beauty and personal care." And I'm going to translate into English.
And you can play around with these different filters. You can do comprehensive ranking, you can do sales. And I see this product, for example. Now, even though this has 1,444, this does not indicate saturation simply because this kind of order volume on AliExpress might indicate saturation, of course, if there are like thousands and thousands. But for Taobao, these are not even relevant to dropshippers.
So that thousand people that purchased this are people that are in mainland China, not necessarily dropshipping competitors. So let's say this product captured my interest, which it does. I'm going to click on it. And then this product says it cannot be shipped to the United States. So the idea here is we're not trying to actually source products from here. We're not actually trying to ship products from taobao.com. We're just trying to get product ideas. So this product idea is basically a photon, skin rejuvenation LED facial, something like that. So I'm going to search up, if I deemed that this product was test-worthy and I was interested in this product, I would search for it on AliExpress.
So I might search "photon rejuvenation LED face," just search for something like that. Okay, so after searching this, I see that we can find this product right here. We see this product right here. So if I hadn't gone to taobao.com and actually discovered this product right here, I might not have had the idea of searching for this product on AliExpress. So the idea here is to use both hand-in-hand.
So we can click on this product and then get a feeling for the order volume. So we'd scroll down. And then we would look at the related products. We see this was 500, 200, 300. So this product definitely does look like it has had a little bit more volume to it. However, it doesn't really seem very excessive.
So that is the whole gist of it. You're using AliExpress and Taobao to discover high-potential untapped products. So now, you understand what untapped products are and a couple of different methods on how you can find them and how to spot them. it's your turn to do the homework assignment of finding at least ten untapped products that you deem are untapped. So go and spend about two to four hours trying to find these untapped products, put them on the product research sheet, and then we'll move on to the next lesson.