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How to Succeed with WooCommerce Dropshipping and AliExpress

by Olga L. Marketing tips
Feb 28, 2017 6 minute read
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woocommerce dropshipping with AliDropship
Before we learn how to succeed in WooCommerce dropshipping business, let’s start with the basics.

What is WooCommerce? And why can it be interesting for you?

WooCommerce is a special platform for online stores. It integrates with WordPress and works with it perfectly. Store owners benefit from high functionality and convenience of WooCommerce.

No wonder that this platform is so popular among dropshippers. When you build your online store on WooCommerce, you get a webstore that is easy to manage. You have full control over your store, and you easily run all the operations.

As you know, dropshipping business becomes more and more popular every year. Men and women across the globe start their own dropshipping stores because this business gives them independence and financial security.

When you run a dropshipping store, you don’t need to buy any products in advance, so you can start your business with really low costs. You simply find dropship suppliers you like, and list their items on your site. You only contact the supplier and purchase the necessary item when an order is placed by a customer, and you ask them to deliver the item by your client’s address.

In other words, you spend no money on creating and managing stock, and don’t arrange shipments yourself. It means you are left with much greater profits!

All you need to do to start such an easy and rewarding venture is set up your own online store – and this is where your business road begins.

Why is a good idea to dropship with WooCommerce?

woocommerce dropshipping with AliDropship

You can build your dropshipping store on various platforms. One of the most popular of them is WooCommerce. According to a recent research by Builtwith, more than 39% of all the online stores worldwide are powered by WooCommerce. On a global scale, it makes WooCommerce a number one solution for building online stores.

The reason why this platform is so popular is its convenience and flexibility: using various additional plugins and themes, you can customize your online store the way you like and add any extra features you need. There exists a countless number of useful WooCommerce plugins that cover various aspects of your dropshipping store (pricing and checkout, integration with payment systems, design, etc.). It means that you are free to choose any additional features for your business and to make your WooCommerce store a truly unique destination.

When WooCommerce plugin is installed and activated, you are provided with full setup instructions. You choose and set the main basic parameters for your store. As soon as this process is completed, you can start adding products to your store, uploading images and descriptions to product page, setting prices, and also installing any additional plugins you consider necessary.

Why is it best to fill your WooCommerce dropshipping store with AliExpress products?


woocommerce dropshipping with AliDropship


To add products to your dropshipping store, you first of all need to choose a reliable and trustworthy supplier.

It is quite common to visit AliExpress in search for the most suitable supplier. We have already discussed the reasons why AliExpress is a wonderful destination for WooCommerce dropshippers.

To sum it up, AliExpress:

  • Works as global manufacturers platform;
  • Holds over 100 million items;
  • Asks zero entry or participation fees;
  • Sets no limits on your profit margin
  • Sets no limits on the number of products you sell;
  • Works with both individuals and officially registered companies;
  • Provides free shipping worldwide;
  • Provides different shipping methods.

There is no wonder, then, that dropshippers worldwide generally consider AliExpress to be the best platform to work with. This, in turn, means that there is a high demand for special WooCommerce dropshipping plugin for AliExpress, and we are happy to introduce you such a solution.

AliDropship plugin: a WooCommerce Dropshipping plugin you will totally like

  • WooCommerce fully compatible
  • All-in-one solution
  • Automation of all processes
  • Free updates and support

$89 – one-time payment

Current market analysis lets us surely say that AliDropship plugin, as for now, is the most advanced WordPress plugin for dropshipping business with WooCommerce.

This plugin has all the features you need to create and run a successful WooCommerce-based dropshipping store:

  • You can automatically import numerous products directly from AliExpress in a single click;
  • Along with products, you can also import all the product specifications, such as variations, attributes, descriptions, customer reviews, etc.;
  • You can easily edit product descriptions and add new texts, photos and videos;
  • You can always be sure that the product information in your WooCommerce store is relevant and up-to-date. The plugin synchronizes with AliExpress and gets fresh data from the seller, updating your store information automatically;
  • You can order from sellers automatically and you don’t have to enter all the data manually. As soon as you get an order from a customer, the plugin visits AliExpress and fills in all the order data automatically (product details and variations, customer’s address, etc.). To confirm your purchase, you will just need to simply click the ‘Pay Now’ button, and order notification email will be sent to the customer.

Got interested?

To learn more about earning great profits with this business, download our free guide and get some new insights into WooCommerce dropshipping.

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By Olga L.
Olga Lavrinovich is a content creator at AliDropship, and she aims to explain the most complicated drop shipping concepts in the simplest terms possible.
Chris English February 7, 2017 14:56:52

Can you explain to me the difference in using Alidropship by itself as opposed to using it with Woocommerce?

Heston April 16, 2017 22:18:24

Can we use the affiliate for AliExpress in the Alidropship woo plugin?

    yaros April 17, 2017 4:50:24

    Yes, affiliate system is also integrated in AliDropship Woo plugin.

Ryan April 25, 2017 20:18:56

Do I have to register in platform and pay for one year SINGLE SITE $129.00?
Or I can just add Woocommerce free plugin in WordPress? And then add Alidropship Woo?

Jocelyn Gordon August 7, 2017 6:00:24

What if I’m not dropshipping with AliExpress? What if I’m dropshipping from several private/other retailers? Does WooCommerce determine tax (if applicable?) and allow for flat rate shipping?

    yaros August 7, 2017 7:23:22

    Yes, you can dropship from other suppliers. As for taxes, you can search for special Woo plugins to get such functionality.

Christopher John Baker September 10, 2017 20:23:50

Is there any plans to add order tracking to the WooCommerce plugin like you have on the vanilla version? (I’m aware it’s possible with 3rd party plugins in woo)

    yaros September 11, 2017 4:09:51

    Order tracking data is also collected by the plugin in Woo version.

Oluwaseun Bamgbose September 16, 2017 8:54:20

Can I use any payment gateways on woo with AlidropshipWoo? What I’m saying it that payment gateways on Alidropship plugin is very limited, would I be able to install other payment gateways plugins from woocommerce same way one can install woo themes?

    yaros September 18, 2017 4:54:14

    Yes, you can use any payment gateways available for Woocommerce.

Nick October 13, 2017 6:06:24

I’m going to start a drop shipping business very soon. I’m 62 and a retired computer analyst. Been running blogs and sites and marketing online since 1992. However, I’m somewhat confused about the options. There are Shopify and Woocommerce as far as I can see. A friend recently told me about AliDropship and now I am really confused. Do I understand it correctly in thinking that If I buy the Alidropship plugin, that it comes with a theme that I can install on WordPress to run my store? Ie… Can I avoid both Shopify and Woo? If not, what are YOUR personal preferences here? Which way would you go if you were starting today?


    yaros October 13, 2017 6:12:16

    Hello Nick, thank you for your interest! Let me explain. AliDropship has two versions – AliDropship for WordPress and AliDropship for WooCommerce (you get both versions with purchase). Here you can see the difference between these versions:

    The main difference that AliDropship comes with built-in themes that you cannot use with AliDropship Woo version. However AliDropship Woo can be used with Woo themes and original AliDropship not.

    My personal preference is original AliDropship plugin for WordPress – no need in WooCommerce platform and Shopify one of course:)

Freddy October 19, 2017 13:01:06

When my Alidropship customers buy products in my store, do they pay to me or the Ali-supplier?
What I would like to know as a store owner is if have have to deal with payments or not?

    yaros October 20, 2017 4:29:15


    Your customers pay you directly on your site. Then you place orders with your suppliers on AliExpress stating shipping details of your clients.

MArk November 15, 2017 2:09:00

Ho for the marketing tools features do i need to pay that monthly or they are included n the price are they one time payment?

Sophanarin Sok December 17, 2017 9:41:48

Great article. I would like to know that AlidropshipWoo has a payment gateway support Cambodia country or not? Could you advice which payment gateway that support to my country?

Bersiree April 18, 2018 20:40:46

This is very helpful. If you want to start your own webstore, try the AliDropship Plugin.

It’s a unique WordPress based solution that lets you set up your own AliExpress drop shipping store and easily import Ali products in just minutes.

This tool is so easy to manage, that even a kid can launch a drop shipping store!

Key benefits of AliDropship plugin:

– Affordable price with no limitations
– Fully compatible with WooCommerce
– Simple and user-friendly interface
– Easy product search and instant upload
– Live stats and auto updating
– Built-in themes optimized for high conversions
– Free lifelong support and updates

The best part is that you can have your AliDropship plugin forever for just a one-time payment. No monthly fees unless you want hosting.

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