Dropshipping is one of the best online business models and is a fantastic way to start making money online. There are two main reasons why many people prefer dropshipping, it does not require much initial investment and with the tools that are now available, it is easy to start. In this article, you will learn about the six best WooCommerce dropshipping plugins that you can use to start a dropshipping business without breaking the bank.
Best WooCommerce Dropshipping Plugins
WooCommerce is the leading eCommerce plugin for WordPress, it is used by more than 30% of eCommerce stores and is free to download.
WooCommerce has a huge range of extensions that will allow you to operate a dropshipping business much more efficiently.
The actual website provides a lot of resources and guides on many of these extensions and for a free plugin, the support is pretty good.
Another reason many prefer WooCommerce is that it is fully customisable and you are never locked down on to one hosting platform.
WooCommerce is also compatible with thousands of WordPress themes and plugins which allow you to add extra functionality to your store.
This is my no.1 recommendation to start a dropshipping business with WooCommerce.
AliDropship Woo is one of the best WooCommerce dropshipping plugins and it comes with a ton of features that will help you build an eCommerce store with ease and automate a lot of the day to day tasks related to running a dropshipping business.
It comes with a Google Chrome extension that will allow you to easily import products from AliExpress into your store with the click of a button.
With the Chrome extension, you can filter products by shipping methods and fulfil orders very quickly.
Other features of AliDropship Woo includes;
Pricing automation – Apply pricing rules on multiple products at the same time.
Image editor – Edit images to your liking before importing them into your store
Automatic inventory update – Get automatic updates when there are changes to inventory and product prices.
ePacket filter – Filter products with the fastest shipping times
Order Tracking – Automatically send tracking updates to your customers
Free Updates for life – One-time fee but free lifetime updates and support
Cashback System – Earn up to 12% cashback on every order you process.
AliDropship have developed several other plugins that perform a variety of functions to help your store perform better.
These include plugins for social media automation, listing your products on the Google shopping network and creating a catalogue of your products on your Facebook business page.
What makes AliDropship really stand out is their support and resources, they have a very active community forum and an extensive range of training guides to help you with anything related to dropshippin
I truly believe this is the best dropshipping plugin for WordPress.
Second on my list is WooDropship, this is a web-based app that will allow you to create AliExpress dropshipping stores with little hassle. It is a good alternative to AliDropship and comes with many similar features.
Since it is a web-based app there is nothing to install which I believe is always an advantage as too many plugins can slow down your WordPress site.
The app dashboard is well designed and very easy to use and some of the features include the following;
Automatic inventory and pricing updates
It is a good WooCommerce dropshipping app but there are areas it could improve especially with regards to guides and training material.
WooDropship has a free 7-day trial and three monthly pricing plans, the cheapest starts at $14.99 pm.
They also provide a service where they will build you a custom made a store for $99. Read my full review of WooDrship for more information about this dropshipping app.
Third on my list is Dropified, now Dropified isn’t a WordPress plugin but a dopshipping web-app similar to Oberlo. In fact Dropified was initially called Shopified and it was only compatible with Shopify as the name suggests.
However, they later added a couple of more eCommerce platforms to work with their app and one of them is WooCommerce.
Dropified is very similar to AliDropship and comes with nearly identical features but unlike AliDropship, it supports 30 additional online retailers that you can use to source and dropship products.
It also comes with a Chrome extension to import products from AliExpress, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, Wish, Amazon, Target and many others.
However, the automation features like 1 click order, price change updates, inventory updates, automatic tracking are only available with AliExpress.
Other features include;
Import multiple products at once
This is a very good dropshipping app and it has some excellent resources on how to start a dropshipping business. It has two pricing plans both of which come with a 14-day free trial.
I highly recommend it as an alternative to AliDropship.
This is a relatively new dropshipping plugin for WooCommerce but it does seem to be gaining in popularity.
It comes with many similar features to the plugins already mentioned and you can buy it for a one-time fee, there are also two monthly payment options for dropshippers who have 10000+ products.
It also has some very helpful guides and resources and a community forum where you can chat with other dropshippers for help and advice.
They also provide a service for custom made stores, you get everything done for you, from niche research to setting up your store and social media accounts. This service is perfect for people who do not want to spend days and hours building a store themselves.
The plugin is also sold over on Codecanyon where you can read real reviews of the product and find out any issues it may have.
This looks like a good dropshipping plugin but reading the reviews on Codecanyon, it still has some issues to sort out.
However, the one-time fee of $40 is a good deal and is worth checking out.
This is probably the most interesting plugin on this list, it is an application that both online retailers and suppliers can use.
Suppliers, manufacturers or wholesalers can register and upload their products on to the platform and give direct access to product information, price and images for any dropshipper who wants to sell the items in their store.
For WooCommerce dropshippers, you can connect your store to this platform via the plugin and have access to thousands of products from multiple suppliers, manufacturers and wholesalers.
You can import any product into your store with the click of a button and then customise images and descriptions to your liking.
Processing orders is very simple, you just forward all the info to the suppliers and they take care of the rest.
This is the only plugin on this list that does not support AliExpress however, it is also the only plugin that has manufacturers and suppliers mainly from the USA and Europe.
If you are looking for alternative sources to AliExpress, this plugin may be the solution. However, it does come with a hefty price tag and since most of the products will be from Europe and USA, your profit margins will be substantially reduced.
Ezusy is a relatively unknown WooCommerce dropshipping web-app (it’s not a plugin) that easily imports products from AliExpress into your store.
You can set pricing rules, customize the product description and images and product sales reports all within the app.
The app will also update product price and inventory automatically and comes with a Chrome extension that will allow you to fulfil orders semi-automatically.
There is a free version that allows you to import 150 products and process 50 orders per month, you get access to most of the features with the free version apart from automatic inventory update and tracking details which are only available on the paid plans.
There are three paid plans, the cheapest starts at $9.90 per month while the most expensive is $29.90 per month.
It’s a decent app and the free version is worth checking if you are interested.
Although this article is about the best WooCommerce dropshipping plugins, there is an alternative platform that is very popular with successful dropshippers and that is Oberlo
Oberlo is a Shopify dropshipping app that comes with some powerful automation features.
Its rapid growth and success saw Shopify purchase the app for $15 million in 2017. It is a fantastic app that I highly recommend as an alternative to AliDropship ( my no.1 recommendation for WooCommerce dropshipping).
Check out my review of Oberlo here.
Starting an eCommerce store used to be a very complex process, however, with dropshipping those complexities have been removed and now it is easier than ever before to start an eCommerce business.
With the rise of dropshipping plugins and apps, the process of starting an eCommerce business has been simplified even further.
In this article, I have listed six plugins and apps that will make it easier for you to start a WooCommerce dropshipping business.
However, if there is one that stands out for me, it is AliDropship, not only does it have a ton of amazing, but it also has a fantastic support system, lots of resources to help you get started and amazing success stories.
You can read my full review of AliDropship here.
Do you run a dropshipping business? Are you using any of these plugins? I would love to hear your thoughts on this article.