I fully understand what makes anyone hesitant to invest in software. When you don’t fully understand how a piece of software works, it makes it difficult to want to buy it.
Before I decide to buy any software, I want to make sure that its features fit my needs, find out if they offer support, and read up on other user experiences.
I did just that with the AliDropship Plugin. I’m happy to report that not only is it safe, it does everything it says it does. Anyone that is ready to open a dropshipping business will find it to be an amazing piece of software.
What is AliDropship?
The first step is to understand exactly what AliDropship is and how it works. I will guess that you are already familiar with the dropship model.
AliDropship is a WordPress dropshipping plugin that transforms any WordPress website into a fully functioning AliExpress dropshipping business.
What makes the plugin so awesome is that it enables anyone to get started with their own dropshipping business quickly and easily.
Even if you no nothing about WordPress, you can still easily build your store as the learning curve is minimal.
AliDropship also offers a custom dropshipping store service in which they will build your store for you and provide you with a personal manager to guide you through the entire process.
That option is ideal if you don’t want to bother with any of the technical stuff or if you don’t have the time to build a store yourself.
The AliDropship Company
The company itself is made up of dropshipping professionals. The co-founders started off as dropshippers using AliExpress.
In order to streamline the process of building and managing stores, they developed their own plugin to handle the buildout and to automate the most common tasks.
Thus, the result of their own need created the most popular WordPress dropshipping plugin on the market.
The company owns several dropshipping stores of their own that are generating tens of thousands of dollars per month.
To say they know what they’re doing is an understatement!
How to Start AliDropship
Once you have your store up and running, you can easily add and remove products. Unlike other services, you are not limited on the number of products that you can import.
Importing products can be done by importing from the AliExpress website using AliDropship’s Chrome browser extension.
The plugin also automates the order process with a click of a button. You can have an unlimited number of orders automatically processed.
Tracking ID’s are also automated so that your customers will receive their tracking details by email.
AliDropship vs Shopify and Oberlo
Another popular dropshipping software is Shopify. Shopify is an eCommerce platform. It is not a dropshipping business by default.
You would need to install the Oberlo app to begin dropshipping from AliExpress. Shopify and Oberlo work very well for dropshipping but they do have two drawbacks that I want to point out.
- Store Ownership – Since Shopify is a SaaS (software as a service) company, you do not retain 100% ownership of your store. You are basically renting their software on a monthly basis. That means you cannot download your store and move it elsewhere. It remains on their servers until you close your account.
- Monthly Software Fees – After you have a store created using Shopify, you must continue to pay a monthly fee to use their service. This includes monthly fees for the Oberlo app as well.
The big difference with using AliDropship is that you retain 100% ownership of your store and you do not pay any ongoing monthly fees to use the software.
This includes the custom store service as well. You only pay once, you keep full ownership of your store, and you do not have recurring software fees.
Examples of AliDropship Websites
Before you invest in any software, it is also important to see it in action. If you are curious what an AliDropship store will look like, check out these examples below:
The Hokage store above earns the company an average monthly profit of $30,000.
Their Kitten Rules store above earns them an average monthly profit of $4,300.
Lifelong Support and Valuable Marketing Advice
What truly impresses me about the company is that once you own the plugin, you also get lifelong ongoing customer support.
I hope that this post has helped to clarify whether or not using AliDropship is safe. There are tons of AliDropship users that have found great success with dropshipping thanks to the plugin.
Of course, any online business carries some risk. Although dropshipping is one of the lowest-cost and most low-risk businesses you can start, you should always do your own research.
For additional reading, check out these five AliDropship success stories that may help inspire you to get started with your own dropshipping business today.