One of the main reasons I wanted to use WordPress for dropshipping is because WordPress is free to download and use.
I initially started out trying Shopify and Oberlo for dropshipping with AliExpress. However, I didn’t want to spend monthly fees and I wanted to retain full ownership of my store.
This post will explore various dropshipping options. I’ll outline what I feel is the best drop shipping software for WordPress.
WooCommerce for Dropshipping
One of the most popular eCommerce platforms for WordPress is WooCommerce. It is free to download and install.
You can do dropshipping manually with WooCommerce but that is a huge hassle. It would require constant updating of inventory and pricing with your dropship suppliers.
There are plugins that you can install for dropshipping with WooCommerce. Some have monthly fees and others are a one-time fee.
WooDropship for WooCommerce Dropshipping
One option is WooDropship.
WooDropship is a service that enables you to import products from AliExpress into your WooCommerce store.
AliExpress is an online retailer made up mostly of merchants based out of China. It is a super popular resource that many dropshippers use for their online stores.
WooDropship has the following features:
- Easily add products from AliExpress
- Automatically fulfill orders
- Auto-update inventory and prices
- Supports 130+ currencies
- Product customization
- Advanced import policies
- Order tracking
- Inbuilt image editor
WooDropship has monthly pricing plans of $14, $29, and $49 per month. If the monthly pricing deters you, consider the one-time fee option of the AliDropship plugin.
AliDropship WordPress Dropshipping Plugin
AliDropship is a WordPress plugin that transforms your WordPress installation into a fully functioning dropshipping website.
Similar to WooDropship, AliDropship sources products from AliExpress.com. It enables you to import products into your store through the WordPress admin or directly from AliExpress (using the Chrome browser extension).
AliDropship’s features are robust. They make it easy to create, manage, and maintain your dropshipping store.
Here are a list of AliDropship’s store features:
- Search and import products
- Auto updates product information
- Pricing automation
- Fulfill orders automatically
- ePacket shipping filter
- Auto order tracking
- Built-in themes
- Product customization
- Unlimited number of products
- Product variations
- WooCommerce support
- Built-In Image Editor
- Discount coupons
- Product reviews
- SEO product tags
- Abandoned cart
- Email lists
- Live statistics
- Payment gateway integrations
- Inventory management
- All-in-One dashboard
- Cash-back system
- Free updates and support
I like all of the features to include their most recent built-in image editor.
What I also really like is that, unlike similar software that charges ongoing monthly fees, AliDropship is a one-time fee for the plugin.
The same goes for ordering a custom dropshipping store. They have three custom store packages but whichever one you choose is only a one-time fee.
Best of all, since it is a WordPress plugin, you retain 100% ownership of your store. That isn’t the case with other third-party eCommerce platforms.
You do not need to install WooCommerce in order to use the AliDropship plugin. However, when you do order the plugin, it includes a WooCommerce compatible version of it.
Therefore, you have the option to create your dropshipping store with WooCommerce or without. Personally, I use the default plugin (without WooCommerce).
Ezusy for Automating a WooCommerce AliExpress Dropshipping Store
Ezusy is very similar to WooDropship in that they both work with WooCommerce and AliExpress.
It also has an ongoing recurring monthly fee with prices of $9.90, $19.90, and $29.90. If you want an unlimited number of product imports, you’ll have to with the most expensive package.
The way it works is by creating an account on Ezusy, connecting your store, and importing products using their search feature or by using their Chrome browser extension.
Ezusy features include:
- Filter Products With ePacket – works with the Chrome plugin
- Fulfill Orders Automatically
- Pricing rules
- Inventory And Price Auto-Updates
- Product Customization
- Import variations
Which is the Best Drop Shipping Software to Use for WordPress?
While all three options mentioned above have similar features and work well with AliExpress, I’d have to say the clear winner is the AliDropship plugin.
In my opinion, if there is an option that doesn’t have an ongoing monthly fee without any limitations on product importing or automated order fulfillment, why not use it?
If you noticed, the paid software (WooDropship and Ezusy) place limitations on the number of items that can be imported according to price.
AliDropship has unlimited product imports as well as unlimited automated order fulfillment. Another plus is that you do not have to use WooCommerce with AliDropship.
The plugin creates your store for you and includes free store themes:
In the end, AliDropship saves you money. What you save from not having to pay monthly fees can be put towards a marketing budget.
Rather than having to pay a monthly fee, you can put that savings towards Facebook Ads, sponsored Instagram shout-outs, and more.
Personally, I’ve found using the plugin extremely easy. I also like the company doesn’t leave you hanging.
They are constantly adding new features, their support team is responsive, and they continue to educate their clients with awesome marketing articles.
People from all over the world are finding success using the plugin. Check out these AliDropship success stories.
Regardless of which dropshipping software you choose, opening a dropshipping store is an excellent investment.
Which software are you considering or have tried before? Leave your feedback in the comments below.