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AliShipping Add-On: Manage AliExpress Shipping Methods With Ease!

By Yaroslav Nevsky

AliShipping Promo Tool: Manage AliExpress Shipping Methods With Ease!

Great news, everyone! We’ve created a whole new add-on that is all about AliExpress shipping methods and their convenient display in your store. 

Why create a separate add-on for this task? Let’s figure it out!

Shipping, probably, seems to be one of the most complicated parts of a dropshipping business.

Of course, dropshipping store owners don’t arrange the shipping process themselves. Still, this aspect of dropshipping business makes lots of entrepreneurs wonder: will a long shipping time be inconvenient to the buyers? Which AliExpress shipping methods are available to dropshipping store owners? Which shipping method should they choose to cut down the expenses?

As you can see, there are lots of questions about this element of a dropshipping routine. Naturally, we wanted to take away at least some part of the shipping issues that dropshipping entrepreneurs face. Here’s what we came up with!

AliShipping add-on: introduction

AliShipping add-on is the solution that lets you automatically connect all the available AliExpress shipping methods to the products you’ve imported to your store. 

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Why is it so important?

When you’re using AliDropship plugin as the foundation of your dropshipping store, you can import AliExpress products directly to your website together with all their descriptions, images, and other informational details. 

However, by default, AliExpress shipping methods don’t get imported along with the products. So, to make them appear on the product pages and work as planned, you need to set them up manually.

Not the best way to spend your leisure time, right?

How does AliShipping add-on work?

AliShipping add-on automatically imports all the available AliExpress shipping methods and puts them into a convenient table on your website:

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What do these columns mean? Let’s see why they are shown to you.

Which AliExpress shipping methods are generally available?

To begin with, let’s go over the possible AliExpress shipping methods that you can come across.

Generally, they fall into 3 broad categories:

  • The methods arranged by AliExpress itself:
    • AliExpress Standard Shipping
    • AliExpress Premium Shipping
  • The methods offered by local couriers: 
    • China Post Registered Air Mail
    • China Post Small Packet Plus
    • Yanwen Economic Air Mail
    • SunYou Economic Air Mail
    • Hong Kong Post
    • And other country-specific postal services (Singapore Post, Posti Finland, etc.)
  • The methods offered by international couriers:
    • DHL
    • EMS
    • ePacket
    • FedEx
    • UPS
    • USPS

AliShipping add-on collects all these shipping methods and puts them into a table you’ve already seen. There, you can see not only the familiar postal service name (like Standard Shipping, for example), but also the name of the company that provides this service. 

Why did we decide to show these details to you?

To let you manage them the way you prefer!

How AliShipping add-on lets you manage AliExpress shipping methods?

Here is what you can do to the shipping methods displayed in the table:

  • Hide the unwanted ones

If you don’t want your store visitors to see all the shipping methods that the seller provides, you can simply disable them.

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It’s a very convenient option if you need to drive your visitors’ attention to specific shipping methods, and don’t want them to see the unnecessary ones. 

For example, why offer your buyers a DHL delivery option if it costs 10 times more than the product itself? Certainly, you’d like to hide it!

  • Edit shipping costs

Speaking of the delivery fees, that’s another shipping aspect that you can edit and improve with the help of this tool!

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If you don’t want to scare your potential buyers away because of super high dropshipping fees, why not hide them as well?

You will increase your products’ price anyway to make profits from your activity. So, to make your store visitors more relaxed about ordering from you, you can include the actual shipping fee in the product price, and make it seem like the delivery cost is really low.

Seeing that they don’t need to overpay for the delivery, your store visitors will be much more willing to make a purchase!

  • Change the names of shipping methods

Why make it obvious that you’re using AliExpress-related shipping methods? Edit the delivery method name if you want to!

With AliShipping add-on, you can give new, store-specific names to the shipping methods you offer to the visitors. You can choose generic names like ‘Basic’,’Fast-track’ and ‘Premium’, or add your store title to them to make them look like branded delivery options. It’s all up to you!

AliShipping add-on: benefits for dropshipping store owners

Now, you can see that this tool supports your business growth in multiple ways, such as:

  • Saves your time thanks to the automatic direct import feature
  • Lets you edit and customize the range of the shipping options that are most preferable for your target audience
  • Encourages your website visitors to place their orders and enjoy favorable shipping terms
  • Allows the creation of ‘branded’ shipping options that inspire even more trust in your potential customers

Are you excited with these opportunities?

How to start managing AliExpress shipping methods in your store with this tool?

AliShipping add-on is compatible with both AliExpress original plugin and its WooCommerce version. So, whatever business option you prefer, you can benefit from this tool anyway!

That’s it! 

In 4 simple steps, you’ll become a BOSS of the AliExpress shipping methods presented in your dropshipping store. Are you curious to give this tool a try?

9 Comments
Parth Nimavat July 15, 2019 0:25:55

Sorry, but that’s not easy. The dropship plugin should include import of shipping with original cost shown on Aliexpress , and that also shipping company wise and country wise cost. That feature should be included free within the plugin . Now that’s easy .

    Olga L. July 15, 2019 10:30:29

    Hi, thank you very much for your feedback! It’s very important for us that you share your ideas and suggestions on the plugin improvement.

    Saikat August 27, 2019 11:20:16

    I agree with you. shipping methods should have included within the dropship plugin.

Booshen August 27, 2019 6:16:13

Does this plugin support the woocommerce version? It is the woo version that badly needs a shipping plugin, due to the limitations of creating different shipping zone within woo plugin.

    Olga L. August 27, 2019 8:40:13

    Hi, thank you for your question!

    Yes, AliShipping add-on is compatible with both AliExpress original plugin and its WooCommerce version.

yolanda August 27, 2019 12:03:54

Is there a demo available to test the addon?

    Olga L. August 27, 2019 12:44:00

    Hi, thank you for your question!

    Yes, you can try it on a demo site. Please, open this page https://alidropship.com/addons/alishipping/ and click on the View Demo button.
    A demo dropshipping store will load. There, click on the orange AliDropship tab, and click on the Import tab first. Import at least one product to test what you can do with its shipping methods.
    Then, in the same AliDropship tab, click on the AliShipping tab – that’s where you can experiment with the shipping methods that are available for this product.

Nofiu August 28, 2019 17:33:46

Can it work with sending the products to local shippers of one’s choice. Like a third party shipper one has tested to be good and efficient different from the listed ones.
Warm regards
Thank you!

    Olga L. August 29, 2019 5:52:05

    Hi, thank you for your question!

    Theoretically, you can ask AliExpress suppliers to send the packages to your local shippers’ office, and then ask your local shipper to redirect the package where necessary. But, most likely, it will just slow down the shipping process.

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