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Dropshipping Automation Software You’ve Been Looking For

By Olga L.

Dropshipping Automation Software You’ve Been Looking For

Helpful dropshipping automation software is a must-have for every entrepreneur working with this business model. Let’s see what the right tools can do for you!

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Technically speaking, dropshipping is definitely an easy business to start. You can get your own store without much effort and even background experience, and you’re good to go!

However, when it comes to managing this newly made eCommerce business on a daily basis, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. There are lots of monotonous tasks you need to complete every day to keep the store performing at its best. Uploading products, automatically updating their prices and stock availability, editing product data, redirecting sales orders to the supplier(s), collecting orders tracking information from them… 

Here’s when dropshipping automation software comes into play!

The steps you need to take to complete routine business processes repeat over and over again. And by some point, they might even start annoying you! 

As a dropshipping business owner, you surely want to dedicate more time and effort to your store promotion and customer support, and not to these boring duties.

Fortunately, you can easily fix your working schedule thanks to special software that completes routine managerial tasks on autopilot.

Let’s look at the example of AliDropship and its features that make it really easy for you to run your dropshipping business with great pleasure and even greater profits!

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AliDropship plugin was developed by a highly skilled team of experienced developers, designers, digital marketers, and other IT specialists who have a first-hand experience of running dropshipping stores. The knowledge of each stage of dropshipping process allowed us to create an easy to understand, multifunctional solution to automate AliExpress dropshipping. 

Are you ready to see what makes this plugin so helpful to those who have no experience at all, and to the people who have already tried themselves in this business?

What does dropshipping automation software do?

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Generally speaking, it should help you forget about as many boring eCommerce procedures as possible 😉 Below, we will review 6 amazing things that AliDropship plugin does to make your dropshipping life fun, easy, and rewarding.

#1 Saves your time when you import products

As soon as you’ve chosen your primary suppliers and selected your future business partners, you are free to pick any of their items for your store.

It’s great that there is plenty of products! You can add a wide range of items to your store, and renew your offer from time to time. This way, you open up lots of opportunities for your customers, and increase the chances they will make a purchase.

But.

How do you choose the products for your store, make these deals look appealing for customers, and ensure you’ll make a decent profit?

There is a guide you can use to find the right dropshipping products. However, going through dozens of products and checking EVERY SINGLE ONE sounds like you’ll spend hours and days on it. Besides, it will take you even longer to add each and every of these items to your dropshipping store and edit their details manually!

What does AliDropship plugin do to fix this?

The solution we created for this purpose is automated product selection and import.

It works simply and efficiently. You set the features you need, and our plugin automatically searches AliExpress for items that live up to your request. Then, you can automatically upload the chosen items to your dropshipping store. You won’t have to do all the job manually – it takes  a few clicks and several minutes to carry out.

Take a look at this AliDropship Google Chrome extension.

It allows you to import products, edit their description, and place orders on AliExpress automatically.

While browsing AliExpress with this extension, you see a red bar with ‘Import’ and ‘Edit’ buttons.

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You can click the ‘Import’ button if you want to add the item to your store immediately. Alternatively, you can click the ‘Edit’ button if you want to make some changes into the product description before publishing.

Watch this video to learn more about the process:

There is no limit on the number of products you can upload. Also, all of them can be imported with all possible variations in size, color, etc.

When an AliExpress item goes in several sizes, shapes, colors, designs, etc., it is not always obvious from its picture. Seeing only one variation displayed, your store visitors can overlook other appealing options! To never let this happen, AliDropship plugin has a wonderful Duplicate Option. It allows you to import every product variation as a separate item. Thus, you can make sure that your store visitors won’t miss anything.

#2 Helps you edit product information easily

So, you’ve added all the chosen products to your dropshipping store. Now the fun begins: your goal is to make your items look appealing to the website visitors!

While importing the suppliers’ products, you automatically transfer their original photos, text descriptions, and even titles on your website, too. Obviously, it makes these pages’ content look neither trustworthy nor unique! Does it mean you need to edit every product page manually?

How does AliDropship plugin solve this?

The already mentioned AliDropship Google Chrome extension lets you edit product info quickly and easily. When you click the ‘Edit’ button, you see a pop-up that allows you to amend:

  • General product data (title, permalink and category)
  • Price
  • Description
  • Variations
  • Image gallery

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If you need more time for editing the product (for example, if you want to write a SEO-friendly article), click the ‘Add to import list’ button – the product will be invisible for customers until you make all the changes you want to. As soon as you are satisfied with the result, click the ‘Publish’ button, and the software will immediately make the product appear in your store. If you don’t like the changes you’ve made, just click the ‘Reset to Default’ button.

Watch this video to learn more about the process:

Another dropshipping solution we created to overcome this challenge is automated reviews import.

This piece of our dropshipping software allows you to import not only the product name and description itself, but also all the customer reviews. Later, you can edit the imported information if necessary: rewrite the text description if you don’t like it, select and edit product photos you’d like to include in the description, and pick the most informative and well-written customer reviews.

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There is also an Ignore Images function. If you use it, you will only import the text part of every review without any photos. It is really convenient if you don’t want the pictures taken by buyers to be shown in your store.

#3 Lets you set prices for the whole product catalog

One of the most important parts of a good dropshipping product is its low price. For example, AliExpress products, generally, don’t cost much. 

Therefore, when you’re dropshipping from AliExpress, you can set a markup that secures you a nice profit and, at the same time, doesn’t leave the buyers unhappy with the price. 

But how exactly will you change the price of every product you’re adding to your store?

How our dropshipping automation software sorts it out

Meet automated price setting: it lets you easily increase all the product prices at once, with no need to edit them manually. 

To make it work, we have developed a special markup formula that automatically increases the product price the way you like it. You can apply this formula to all your products, or to some specific categories. This is how you automate your dropshipping business’ pricing tasks.

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We review this formula from time to time, and it gets more and more advanced options and settings. Stay tuned to be aware of the newest updates!

#4 Takes note of suppliers’ inventory levels

One of the key benefits of dropshipping business is staying free from many product-related concerns. You don’t manufacture products yourself, you don’t buy them beforehand, and you don’t keep them in a warehouse. All you need to do is keeping in touch with the suppliers you’ve chosen, and promote their items in your dropshipping store.

And that’s exactly where the trouble lies.

What if the supplier decides to change some features and details of the items, stop producing them, or runs out of stock?

These and many other situations will negatively affect your relations with customers if they decide to order these exact items. Customers’ loyalty and trust are the keys to your store’s success, so letting them down is simply dangerous. 

It means that you need to keep up with all the changes your suppliers make into their offers – even if there are hundreds of them!

How you can overcome this dropshipping challenge

With our software, you don’t have to check your AliExpress suppliers everyday to make sure there are no product changes. Thanks to the automatic info updating feature, AliDropship plugin connects to AliExpress and makes the necessary edits in the product info on autopilot. 

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You can set any update interval you like: every 15 minutes, every hour, twice a day, or once a day. If you have already set the desired product price, you can choose the settings to always keep the price on the same level and only change the product description and stock information.

The same goes for inventory. The plugin checks if the item is still in the supplier’s stock, and your automated inventory management goes seamlessly.

By the way, even if your seller stops selling a product you’ve added to your store, it’s not a big deal. Follow the instructions here and keep going!

#5 Allows automatic order fulfillment

So, an Internet user comes to your dropshipping store, chooses some of your items, and makes a purchase.

What’s next?

You need to recall who is the seller who’s provided you with this item description, and then you have to get in touch with them as soon as you can. The seller needs to get the order details (quantity and specification of the items, the buyer’s name and address, etc.) to assemble and ship the package.

You, in turn, only need to notify your customer that their orders are dispatched, and provide them with the tracking code to monitor their package location.

Can you do that at short notice and efficiently if your store receives lots of orders?

Is it always possible to keep everything in mind without forgetting or mixing something up (especially if you’re working with multiple suppliers)?

As soon as your store becomes popular (and that’s your goal, right?), managing multiple orders might become tricky. You even start thinking you need to come up with a whole management system!

How can our software solve this dropshipping issue?

To streamline your order management, feel free to use AliDropship plugin’s automatic order processing feature.

When a customer places an order in your dropshipping store, you don’t have to contact the AliExpress seller by yourself. The software transfers the necessary information to your supplier automatically, so that you don’t need to do it manually. It means you get rid of the risk to forget and mix something up.

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What is also great, when supplier sends the package, AliDropship plugin regularly checks it for tracking updates. Surely enough, it does a lot for improving your clients’ shopping experience!

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Watch this video to learn more about this process:

#6 Improves your conversions

Your dropshipping store needs to compete with hundreds of thousands of similar online marketplaces. So, you want to create a memorable shopping destination, and build a community of loyal customers and followers around it. 

Do you think it’s an easy task for a person who has little to no previous experience in running and promoting online stores? Most certainly, it’s not.

What can our dropshipping automation software do to help you?

If your dropshipping store runs on AliDropship plugin, you don’t have to worry about converting visitors into buyers – and here is why.

First of all, the plugin goes with built-in themes: you’re free to choose any of them as the basis for the layout and appearance of your store. 

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Thanks to this opportunity, you can be absolutely sure that your store is professionally designed, mobile-friendly, and easy to navigate. That’s a great foundation for a pleasant shopping experience, right?

What’s more, you can heavily benefit from the power of social proof thanks to the plugin’s feature of importing authentic product reviews! Seeing that other people are happy with these exact products, the store visitors will get much more likely to place their orders, too.

To make your visitors even more interested in purchasing from you, it’s also possible to enable catchy discount coupons. No one is able to resist a tempting deal!

How do you benefit from dropshipping automation software?

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As you can see it, dropshipping software lets you overcome the most common business challenges and enjoy:

  • Effortless store management

Setting up your dropshipping store has never been easier! You don’t have to spend days and weeks on figuring out how this business works or developing management procedures. The software does all that for you. All your data is gathered in your Personal account, so that you can easily see, run and improve all the business processes.

  • Time and money savings

Why waste your time on something that can run effectively without your direct involvement?

Besides, the automation of dropshipping processes means that you don’t need to hire anyone even when your business starts growing fast!

  • Easy business expansion

If you don’t perform all of your business operations manually, nothing stops you from further expanding your business. No matter what you decide to do – try out a new customers’ segment, add a new product category, or open a couple of new stores – you can always rely on the automated software which you already know and trust.

What would you say to the opportunity to get user-friendly dropshipping automation software that can change your business life for good? It’s time to make your decision!

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By Olga L.
Olga is a Copywriting Director at AliDropship. She works on guides, tutorials, and other educational materials to help you start and run your dropshipping business with ease.
21 Comments
SilWin May 10, 2017 16:38:42

Can’t wait for the Woocommerce update with automated Tracking.

Awesome plugin, keep up the great work!

Dave May 11, 2017 7:43:59

i said it in the forum and i say it here, that editing update is absolutely brilliant

Thor Willy Bjerke May 16, 2017 6:00:19

I am still not shure about the payment solution. Do I set up a local paymentsolution om my webside or do you have a solution for it? My clients pays for product and freight and I pay you as a suplier. Can this be made automaticly. Must I register as a Ali Express client?

Best regatds

Thor Willy

      SK November 3, 2017 6:49:02

      Hello Yaros,
      I am from Bangladesh, and none of the payment gateways are available here. I use a credit card to purchase products from aliexpress. So, if I want to start with AliDropship plugin, what will be the solution for payment gateways?
      Thanks in advance.

Cherie June 4, 2017 4:32:54

Hey,
Please clear this issue ! When customer will order the product on my website then does it automatically get order to supplier or I will order manually to supplier on behave of customer. Thanks

    yaros June 4, 2017 11:45:44

    Hi,

    Once you get an order you just click Place Order Automatically and the plugin will take care about everything.

Raymond June 9, 2017 1:42:11

Hi Yaros,

After “Place Order Automatically”, am I getting notification from Aliexpress supplier to pay for the orders or will it automatically deduct the money directly from my account?

    yaros June 9, 2017 3:42:51

    Hi, after the plugin fills all details, you need to click Pay button yourself to place an order.

Raymond Tsang June 18, 2017 22:17:54

Hi Yaros,
If a customer orders a few things and products are from different suppliers, do you normally notify the customers that they will expect multiple packages? Major problem I can see is that the items will be delivering in different time frames. Any advise on this situation? Thanks

    yaros June 19, 2017 3:44:25

    Hi, actually it’s not a big problem and we have a note on the Thank you page that packages may be delivered from different storages.

Mahamoodally Sheik Mohamud Ibrahim August 25, 2017 18:05:34

How i will know when i receive an order from a customer????? I just received my Customized Store..its wonderful, and fantastic beyond imagination. So Much thanks to you for this Amazing project…God Bless You!…I have lost tons of money searching for such Tool since the year 2001…

    Yaroslav Nevsky November 3, 2017 7:40:53

    You will get an email notification and will see payment on your PayPal account.

Hisham Abdel-Ghaffar February 5, 2018 3:31:00

Hi Yaros,

Suppose I own an AliDropship eCommerce store.

Upon getting notified of a new customer order by email, I have to intervene and click what you called “Place order automatically” then your plugin will do great things contacting aliexpress and populating all order data (including my CC info), then I should verify and click “Pay & Confirm”.

I understand that “automatic order placement” means hands-free without my intervention, but I have to open the order and make two clicks plus verification. Can you adapt your plugin (which has all data) to perform these two clicks on my behalf and make the order fulfillment 100% hands-free? That is, I enable the plugin to launch the whole order fulfillment (possibly under certain rules and order status) as a robot while I am asleep.

I appreciate your thorough reply.

    Yaroslav Nevsky February 5, 2018 3:52:16

    Hello, you don’t need to go through verification process since your card is already connected to your AliExpress account. So, generally speaking, you just need to click Confirm button. You spend about 2 minutes on each order, I don’t think that it is a big deal. Once you start getting hundreds of orders daily, just hire an assistant. I would not prefer a system that takes my credit card details to place orders somewhere without my confirmation.

      Hisham Abdel-Ghaffar February 5, 2018 23:24:52

      Thanks. Please explain the price of the Woo version of AliDropship plugin for me. Is it one-time payment of $89 with support for life, or is it $89 per year only to be renewed yearly?

        Yaroslav Nevsky February 6, 2018 4:24:52

        It is one-time payment with free updates and support in future.

Hisham Abdel-Ghaffar March 26, 2018 15:36:50

Hi Yaro,
I invested some time tuning the Mystile theme on WooCommerce for my site. I have 2 specific questions: 1) Does AliDropship plugin work with Mystile theme (rather than other themes you recommend)? 2) Does the Woo version of AliDropship plugin support all features offered by the standalone version?
Thanks a lot.

    Yaroslav Nevsky March 27, 2018 3:49:39

    Hi,

    1. It should work with Mystile theme.
    2. AliDropship Woo does not have its own dashboard and SEO settings, other features are the same.

Adam August 6, 2019 11:24:16

Hello,
I’m not seeing the setting to update more quickly than once a day in the Woo Aliexpress plugin?

    Olga L. August 6, 2019 11:29:54

    Hi, thank you for the question!

    That’s right: the possible auto update intervals are once daily, once weekly or once monthly.

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