Welcome to my review of Ali2Woo, this is a relatively new WordPress plugin that will allow you to easily import AliExpress products into your WooCommerce store and start a dropshipping business.
Dropshipping is a hugely popular way to start an eCommerce business, I personally prefer it over starting a traditional eCommerce store. Mainly because it costs a fraction of the price to get started and can be just as profitable.
Dropshipping with AliExpress has many benefits, these include the following;
1.Low-cost investment – Unlike traditional eCommerce where you could end up investing a few grand just inventory, starting a dropshipping business can be started for less than $100.
2.Easy to start – You just require a laptop and good internet connection
3. High-profit margins – With AliExpress dropshipping, you can substantially increase the prices so that you make a healthy profit.
4. A wide range of products – AliExpress has millions of products you can start re-selling right away.
5. Good rating system – With the AliExpress rating system, you choose only the suppliers with the best reputation.
What makes dropshipping with AliExpress even more attractive is the many software applications that can automate a lot of the tasks related to running a dropshipping business.
I have already a reviewed a few on this site, my personal favourite being AliDropship.
Ali2Woo is a similar WordPress plugin to AliDropship and has many of the same automation features.
In this review, I will go through the main features of Ali2Woo and see how it stacks up against AliDropship
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I have to say, when I first heard about this plugin, I wasn’t expecting much, maybe because I had reviewed a couple of other dropshipping apps that didn’t live up to the hype.
However, after going through the features and trying out the demo version of the plugin, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.
Ali2Woo is a WordPress plugin that comes in two parts, the actual plugin and a free Chrome extension.
The Chrome extension is mainly used to import products from AliExpress into your WooCommerce store and also for order fulfilment.
There are a few settings that you should configure before importing products and fulfilling orders. These settings are;
Shipping method – Always go with ePacket, as this is the fastest and cheapest option for small lightweight items
Telephone No. – You can change your customer’s telephone to your own business number so that AliExpress sellers only have your number and not your customers.
Custom note – This is where you should leave a note to your supplier to say that you are running a dropshipping business so that they do not send any marketing material or any other kind of promotional material that may
However, everything that can be done with the extension can also be done with the Ali2Woo plugin, so you do not have to use it if you find using the actual plugin is more convenient.
Ali2Woo has many similar features to other popular dropshipping apps like AliDropship and Oberlo.
I mention AliDropship and Oberlo because I believe they are the best AliExpress dropshipping apps available and so I compare any other dropshipping apps with these two.
Ali2Woo has many automation features that will help in running a dropshipping business much more efficiently.
These include the following;
Import Products – You can either import products using the Chrome extension or you can search and import products from within the plugin.
Filter for ePacket shipping – ePakcet is the fastest and cheapest shipping method for small lightweight items. Ali2Woo filters out any product that does not have ePacket as a shipping option. This saves you a lot of time from having to find them manually.
Pricing automation – Create your own pricing rules for each product category with Ali2Woo’s own pricing mark up formula. You can price products individually or in bulk.
Inventory and Pricing updates – The plugin will automatically update inventory data so that you never have out of stock products in your store. This also applies to any changes in price, you will get instant notification of any price changes. This will allow you to make any necessary changes to your pricing rules if needed.
Fulfil and track orders automatically – Fulfil orders with the click of a few buttons and get instant tracking details which will be forwarded to your customers.
Cashback system – With the AliExpress affiliate program, you can earn back a percentage of the amount you on Aliexpress. Your AliExpress affiliate details will be entered the account settings and any purchase you make will be eligible for an affiliate commission.
There are a few other helpful features like product customisation, image editor and importing pricing details in multiple currencies.
There are 3 pricing options for the Ali2Woo plugin.
You can get it for a one-time fee for $40 which will give you all the features the plugin has to offer. The only limitation is the number of products you can import, which is limited to 1000.
The other two options have a monthly subscription fee.
Base – $25 pm – 10,000 products
Advanced – $70 pm – 30,000 products
I personally do not see the need to import so many products, the starter pack allows you to import more than enough products that will allow you to see which items sell and which do not.
Just like AliDropship, Ali2Woo also provide a service for developing a custom-made store.
You get a consultation with one of their managers and decide what type of store you want and the products to sell.
The rest will be taken care of by their development team, this includes
domain name registration
installing the Ali2Wo plugin
importing between 50-100 products into your store
There are two pricing options for a custom store;
Option 1 – $300
Option 2 – $500
The only difference is the number of imported products and the turnaround time.
With option 1 you will get 50 imported products and with option 2 you get 100.
The custom store solution is for people who do not have time to develop a store or are not comfortable with creating an eCommerce store from scratch.
Guides and Resources
Ali2Woo has a good knowledge base that provides all the necessary details on how to set install and configure the plugin.
However, I do believe it could vastly improve in this area and provide more training and resources.
This is especially the case if they want to compete against the likes of Oberlo and AliDropship who excel in this area.
From what I have observed, they do provide good support for customers, you can see this over at Codecanyon where the plugin is sold.
They try and answer any queries as soon as possible and patch any bugs found within the plugin.
Ali2Woo vs AliDropship
Although Ali2Woo has many similar features to AliDropship, however, I do believe that the AliDropship plugin is the far superior product.
The AliDropship plugin has more features, has its own themes and more importantly, AliDropship has years of years of experience and success stories backing up the product.
Not to mention that AliDropship have developed a few more plugins that are aimed to get more traffic and sales for your store.
They also provide fantastic resources and guides for starting a dropshipping business and also have a very active community forum.
For a full review of AliDropship and why I highly recommend them, click here.
Ali2Woo is a decent dropshipping plugin that comes with a lot of good features many which will help you save time when running a WooCommerce dropshipping store.
I was actually surprised by the overall quality of the plugin and it is better than some of the other dropshipping apps I have reviewed.
Its starter package has sold nearly 2000 units on Codecanyon and has a 4.6-star rating, clearly, people are finding this plugin very useful and it is growing in popularity.
However, it does fall short when compared to the likes of AliDropship and Oberlo, which I believe are far superior apps.
As I stated Ali2Woo is a relatively new plugin so it has a lot of room for improvement and I believe the people behind this app are committed it its success, so the improvements will hopefully come.
Have you tried Ali2Woo? What are your thoughts on this dropshipping plugin? Leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.