When I was on the search for a dropshipping solution for WordPress, I was fortunate enough to come across the AliDropship WordPress plugin.
I originally started out using Shopify and Oberlo which works extremely well for dropshipping with AliExpress.
However, I didn’t want to pay the monthly fees and I wanted to keep 100% ownership of my store. AliDropship makes this possible and it can save you money.
Here are five ways you can save money with this amazing dropshipping store plugin.
1. It Sources Products From AliExpress
There many benefits to dropshipping. One of the biggest being not having to buy or store inventory.
That is a huge saving in itself. AliExpress also offers millions of products, many of which are very inexpensive.
Since you do not have to buy any inventory up front, you are not tying up your cash in products that may or may not sell.
Many of the merchants on AliExpress offer free shipping which you can pass along to your customers.
Dropshipping with AliExpress doesn’t require you to pay any monthly fees as you would need to do with other dropship services.
Using AliExpress as a dropshipping resource is a great way to keep your overall costs low.
2. AliDropship Has No Monthly Recurring Fees
If you chose to create a dropshipping store with Shopify and Oberlo, you’ll be paying $29 per month for Shopify’s basic plan and $29.90 per month for Oberlo’s basic plan.
That is a minimum of $60 per month to operate your store. That doesn’t include other possible apps that you may want or need to install in your store.
Many Shopify apps must be purchased or have monthly fees as well.
There is no worry of paying fees with AliDropship. AliDropship has a one-time fee of $89. Once you buy it, you get all of the features, future updates, and ongoing support for life.
WordPress is already a free website platform so there are no fees associated with it.
In essence, you can get your dropshipping store up and running for $89 plus your cost for web hosting.
Building additional stores are also low cost in comparison to Shopify.
If you were to open a second dropshipping store with Shopify, it would double your costs from $60 per month to $120 per month.
If you wanted to build a second store using AliDropship, you only need to buy another plugin without additional recurring fees.
3. Expand Your Business at No Additional Cost
There are no additional costs associated with expanding your business with AliDropship.
With many other dropshipping services, you are limited in the amount of products you can import into your store as well as how many orders that will be auto fulfilled.
If you want to import more products and have more orders automatically processed, you have to increase your monthly plan rate.
Let’s take a look at Oberlo’s packages for products and orders per month only:
|Price||Free||$29.90 per month||$79.90 per month|
|Orders per month||50||500||Unlimited|
This isn’t the case with AliDropship. You can import an unlimited amount of products and have it auto fulfill an unlimited amount of orders at no additional cost.
4. AliDropship is Easy to Use – No Need to Outsource
If you can use WordPress then using the plugin is just as easy.
You can order the plugin and create your store yourself or you can order a custom store and manage it afterward.
The user interface is easy to understand and you can control all aspects of your store from the admin panel:
There is no worry if you are not tech savvy. You can also find help from AliDropship’s knowledge base, the forum, or contact their support.
Here is a video demonstration of how to import products:
5. Ongoing Free Updates and Support
Other great savings include ongoing free updates and lifetime free support. New features and upgrades are constantly being added to the plugin.
For example, one of the most recent upgrades was the built-in image editor. The new image editor enables you to edit product images on the spot before importing them into your store.
Features such as this are free to you. The AliDropship team has got your back in terms of support.
You can reach out to them at any time with any questions that you have. There are no limits or additional costs for ongoing support.
As you can see, AliDropship can save you a lot of money in comparison to similar services.
Is it the best solution for everyone? Of course not. There are many people that prefer to use Shopify and Oberlo.
For example, I’ve had readers comment that they prefer using Shopify because of the various store themes that they have available.
Although other readers have commented that Shopify’s themes are expensive. It is really up to you and what your needs are for your store.
You have to weigh the pros and the cons of the services that you are considering. I do hope that this post has helped to point out AliDropship’s cost savings.
Read more about AliDropship’s features to learn more about the plugin.