Most recently I have been receiving comments on some of my posts which ask what comes with the different pricing options for AliDropship.
Some folks have confused some of the pricing as relating all to the AliDropship plugin itself.
Below, I will outline AliDropship pricing for their various products and services.
This post will help to clarify what products are available to help with your own dropshipping store.
The Price of the AliDropship Plugin
The first and primary product on the AliDropship website is the AliDropship plugin.
The plugin is the main product that you will come across first on the website. If you are not familiar with it, it is a WordPress dropshipping plugin.
The plugin has a one-time cost of $89. When you buy it, you get two versions: the original version and the WooCommerce compatible version.
You also get all of the features of AliDropship that create your dropshipping store. These features include everything you need to begin importing products and generating sales.
Some of these features include:
- Search and import products
- Auto updates product information
- Pricing automation
- Fulfill orders automatically
- ePacket shipping filter
- Auto order tracking
You’ll also get customization, marketing, and management features. If you are already familiar with using WordPress, installing and using the plugin is simple.
The admin area is user-friendly and enables you to customize and manage your store.
There are many benefits to using the plugin itself. Some of which include:
- No ongoing monthly fees
- 100% ownership of your store
- No product import limitations
- No limitations on auto order fulfillment
Ordering the plugin is great for WordPress users or for anyone who knows someone familiar with WordPress to install it for them.
Otherwise, I think the custom store option below is an ideal solution.
AliDropship Custom Store Pricing Packages
I notied that some readers of my blog were asking questions about the pricing, often asking what do I get at the $299 price that I don’t at the $89 price?
What is important to understand is that the $89 AliDropship pricing is for the plugin only. The higher pricing has to do with the custom store creation service.
You can order a turnkey custom dropshipping store which starts at $299.
There are three different pricing packages for a custom webstore. All of the stores include the following:
- Niche research
- Domain name (.com)
- Custom design
- Mobile devices ready
- Google Analytics integration
- Up to 12% AliExpress cashback
- WP dropship plugin
- Product importing
- Payment gateways
- On-site SEO
What varies between the pricing packages are the number of products imported for you, social pages, promo video creation, and the social media promo tool.
Here is a table of the pricing and the main varies in them:
|Number of products:||50||100||200|
|Social pages creation:||FB, Twitter, G+, Instagram||FB, Twitter, G+, Instagram, YouTube|
|Promo video creation:||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|Social media promo tool:||N/A||N/A||Yes|
Keep in mind that regardless of which custom store package you choose, you will have the option to import an unlimited number of products once you have your store.
AliDropship Hosting Plans
While you are free to use the AliDropship plugin with any web hosting provider you like, I do recommend using AliDropship’s web hosting service.
I’ll give you a little backstory as to why I recommend their hosting. When I initially installed the plugin I was using a different hosting provider.
Part of the requirements for using the plugin is to have the ionCube Guard Loader installed.
The ionCube loader is used by many software developers that distribute license numbers for each copy of their software that is purchased.
I didn’t know that ionCube was not installed on my server until I installed the plugin. I could have easily requested my web hosting provider install it for me.
However, since I was comfortable doing so, I followed the online instructions and installed ionCube myself. It was fairly easy and I have no issues.
Yet, for most people, having to figure out if ionCube is installed and if it isn’t, having to get it installed can be a huge hassle.
Looking back, I would have opted to use AliDropship’s web hosting as their servers are perfectly configured for the plugin.
Not only that, it is extremely low cost starting at only $48 a year.
They have three hosting packages. All hosting packages include:
- High performance and fast site loading speeds
- 24/7 support and free website setup
- Easy to manage cPanel
- Free SSL certificate included
- Anti-DDoS guard
- Advanced security system
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Email addresses (number varies by plan)
- PHP 5.6+
- IonCube Guard Loader
- Host multiple websites (number varies by plan)
Here is a table of the web hosting packages and what varies between them:
|Price:||$48 per year||$86 per year||$220 per year|
|Disc space:||2 GB disc space||6 GB disc space||15 GB disc space|
|Number of Websites:||5||10||30|
Pricing for AliDropship Services
You may not be aware of the various web services that AliDropship offers to help make your dropshipping business profitable and nearly hassle-free.
These services are great for when you need some help for your store, whether it be graphic design, video creation, promotion, or more.
Here is what’s offered:
- Product data entry: $2 per product
- Custom development: $30 per hour
- Custom design: $20 per hour
- Website setup: starting at $37
- Social media creation: starting at $45
- Social media promotion: starting at $79
- Promo video creation: starting at $69
- SEO package: starting at $59
- SEO copywriting: starting at $20
Hosting Services: starting at $15 per hour
The services that fall under this category include:
- Changing primary domain name
- WordPress installation
- Data-recovery and virus-treatment service
- DNS zone setup and management
- Setting access rights to files and directories
- Other hosting services
AliDropship Add-Ons Pricing
There are a number of add-ons which are features that can be added to your AliDropship store.
As of now, there are six add-ons that you can choose from, some free and some with a fee. They include:
- Social Rabbit: $69
- Facebook Business: $27
- Abandoned Cart: FREE
- Customers Gallery: FREE
- Countdown Timer: $19
- Recent Sales Pop-Up: $29
I recommend checking the add-ons page often as the AliDropship team are constantly adding new features.
I really hope this post has helped to clarify what you get in terms of the pricing of the plugin, custom store, and other services offered.
As you can see, when you create your dropshipping store with AliDropship, you have options to create a profitable, efficient, and streamlined online business.
Personally, I have no issues with using the plugin itself. It makes creating a dropshipping store a breeze.
Are you interested in opening your own dropshipping store? If so, I’d love to read about it in the comments below.