If you have been in search of a beautiful and full-featured WooCommerce dropshipping theme, you will really like the Da Vinci 2.0 theme created by the team over at AliDropship.
It is an impressive theme that looks awesome and is made specifically for WooCommerce. Even better, if you want to operate a dropshipping store using the AliDropship plugin, you can do so.
The Da Vinci Dropshipping WooCommerce Theme Features
One of the pluses of using WooCommerce is that you have a great selection of store themes to choose from. Some are free and some have a fee.
The Da Vinci 2.0 theme is free to use. It works with Woocommerce whether you want to dropship or not.
DaVinci WooCommerce Theme Features
- Homepage slider rich customization options
- Countdown timer in Homepage Super sale banner
- Various Homepage product blocks layout
- Homepage article
- Different Image gallery layout on Single product page / default
- WooCommerce gallery
- Sidebar widgets on Shop page
- Side Shopping cart
- WooCommerce Checkout and Cart page
- Wide range of Blog options
- Demo content installer
- Support and Updates
Another plus about using this theme is that in includes support and updates. That is something that usually only comes with paid themes.
How to Open a Dropshipping Store with This Theme
As you know, WooCommerce is a WordPress eCommerce plugin. It isn’t a dropshipping store by default. You will need to install a dropshipping plugin in order to begin dropshipping.
I use and recommend the AliDropship plugin. This plugin works with both WordPress and WooCommerce. When you buy the plugin, it includes the standard version as well as a WooCommerce version.
Step 1: Obtain Your Domain Name, Web Hosting and WordPress
Your first step is to register your domain name and get web hosting. I host one of my stores with SiteGround. However, if you bundle in AliDropship’s hosting when you buy the plugin, they will install both WordPress and the AliDropship plugin for you.
Step 2: Install WooCommerce and the Da Vinci 2.0 Theme
Once you have WordPress installed on your domain, the next step is to install the WooCommerce plugin. You can do so right from the plugins area inside of your WordPress theme.
You can then configure your WooCommerce settings using their installation wizard. It is really easy and simple to follow. Your next step is to install the Da Vinci 2.0 theme which you can download for free here.
Step 3: Import Products
The AliDropship plugin makes it really easy to import products. You can do so inside of your WordPress admin area. You import products from the AliExpress website using the AliDropship Chrome browser extension.
However, you can make importing products way easier and much faster using the Dropship.Me plugin. This plugin is also created by the AliDropship team.
Over 50,000 of the best selling products have been manually selected. Their titles, descriptions, and images have been already edited. All that you have to do is search for products and import them in into your store.
Begin Selling – What To Expect
One of the benefits of owning a dropshipping store is that in comparison to other online businesses, you can generate sales fairly quickly.
It is a matter of promoting your store using both free and paid advertising methods. Some of these methods can include:
- Facebook ads
- Facebook pages
- Instagram (both free and ads)
- Pinterest (both free and ads)
- A blog
- YouTube videos
This is why it is important to use good dropshipping software. The AliDropship Woo plugin automates many of the features that would otherwise take up a lot of your time.
For example, the plugin includes these features:
- Unlimited product imports
- Automated order fulfillment
- Search & import feature
- Place orders automatically
- Auto product updates
- Free AliDropship Chrome browser extension
- Built-in images editor
- Cash-back system (earn 8% commission on each purchase)
- Pricing automation
- Auto order tracking
- ePacket shipping filter
- Import product reviews
- Compatible with ANY of the thousands of WooCommerce themes
- Free updates and support
Ordering a Custom Dropshipping Store
Another option for many people is to order a custom made WooCommerce dropshipping store from AliDropship.
What is great about this option is that it alleviates any of the worries you may have about doing all of the work yourself. Obtaining web hosting and installing WordPress can feel overwhelming for many people that are inexperienced with the web.
Regardless of which store package that you choose, you will be assigned your own personal manager.
Your personal manager will be in touch with you after you place your order. You’ll be asked various questions pertaining to the type of store that you want.
You will be given a Basecamp account (project management software) in which you can log in at any time. You’ll get to meet the web programmers that will build your store.
All aspects of your store will be taken care of to include your store customization, importing products, initial SEO, social media pages, and more.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Dropshipping?
All online businesses have some type of risk. However, dropshipping is one of the lowest-risk and lowest-cost businesses that you can start.
What makes dropshipping such a popular business choice is that you do not have to tie up your cash in products that may or may not sell. Products are only ordered when a customer buys from your store.
This saves you a ton of money as you are not having to buy inventory upfront nor do you have to spend money storing any inventory. If you notice that certain products do not sell well in your store, all that you have to do is remove them.
Opening a dropshipping store using WordPress and WooCommerce has many advantages. One of the biggest being that you always retain 100% ownership of your store.
Another reason is that you do not have recurring monthly software fees which can save you a lot of money.
The easiest way to open a dropshipping store with WooCommerce is to use the AliDropship Woo plugin. It is a one-time fee and will automate all of the necessary features of your store.
It also includes free lifelong updates and customer support. You will also be able to use the new Da Vinci 2.0 Theme for WooCommerce.