AliDropship is a WooCommerce dropshipping plugin that, as the name suggests, is focused on helping you build a WooCommerce dropshipping store of products from AliExpress.
As such, it includes tools and features to help you easily import products from AliExpress, such as a Chrome extension that lets you queue products for import right from the AliExpress website. The plugin will then automatically import those products to your WooCommerce store, complete with all of the relevant product information.
Once you import products, AliDropship can also keep the information in sync, including automatically adjusting prices to preserve your desired margin.
And then once you start selling some products, AliDropship also streamlines that fulfillment process so that you can fulfill orders with just a few clicks, rather than needing to manually make the entire purchase on AliExpress.
If you’re struggling to find products from AliExpress, you can also pair it with the DropshipMe service/plugin from the same developer, which offers a curated collection of 50,000+ high-quality products on AliExpress (all with properly edited titles/images). You can learn more in our full DropshipMe review.
AliDropship starts at $89 for just the plugin, but you can also find bundles that include the entire store setup if you want a more turnkey solution.
Spocket is a WooCommerce dropshipping plugin that isn’t limited to AliExpress. Instead, it’s focused on helping you dropship from suppliers in the USA and Europe.
Because you can use more local suppliers, you can offer faster delivery times, which is a competitive advantage you might have over some other WooCommerce dropshipping stores.
Spocket is technically a SaaS tool that works with multiple eCommerce platforms, but the dedicated WooCommerce integration plugin makes it easy to use on WordPress.
You can use the Spocket database to browse products from suppliers in the USA and Europe. Then, you can easily import those products to your WooCommerce store (or Shopify, Wix, and BigCommerce).
Spocket does also support AliExpress if you want to use products from there as well.
Spocket will automatically keep the product details in sync, including account for your desired markup.
Once you start getting some orders, Spocket also offers one-click order fulfillment via its automated system.
While the Spocket WooCommerce plugin itself is free, you will need a subscription to the SaaS Spocket service to use it. You can test it out with a 14-day free trial and then paid plans start at $30 per month.
WooCommerce Dropshipping is a premium dropshipping plugin that you can purchase via the WooCommerce Extensions Store (though it doesn’t come directly from the WooCommerce team).
It has a special AliExpress integration if you want to create an AliExpress dropshipping store, but it also has a generic option that lets you work with any supplier. For example, if you’re based in the UK, you could work with local dropshipping suppliers from the UK, and so on.
For AliExpress, you can use the official Chrome extension to easily browse products on the AliExpress website and import them with a few clicks.
For other suppliers, you also have the option to bulk import each supplier’s inventory using a CSV file. You can also assign products to different suppliers, which helps you manage fulfillment if you’re working with multiple suppliers.
It also lets suppliers log in to your site to handle fulfillment, which lets you streamline things. Or, you can export orders and deliver them to suppliers that way.
Printful offers a WooCommerce dropshipping plugin that’s focused on one specific use case – customizable print-on-demand products such as t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, posters, photography, stickers, etc.
Printful Itself is a service that lets you create your own custom designs and have them fulfilled directly by Printful, rather than needing to hold your own inventory.
Then, the Printful WooCommerce plugin lets you sell your custom designs directly from your own WooCommerce storefront.
This can make it an especially great option for adding a dropshipped merch store to your existing web property, but it can also work well for a standalone store.
Because you don’t need to deal with inventory management and long lead times, it’s very easy to create topical designs that cover current trends and hot topics.
The Printful plugin is 100% free – Printful makes money on the cost of the print-on-demand products as well as an optional membership fee that gives you access to more advanced design tools and features.
Wooshark is a flexible WooCommerce dropshipping plugin that lets you import products from a range of different services, including AliExpress, eBay, Amazon, Banggood, Etsy, and more.
This diversity of supply sources is one of the advantages that it has over more targeted plugins like AliDropship. So if you want to go beyond AliExpress, this could be a good one to use for your store.
Wooshark offers a bulk import tool to easily import products from your desired source(s). Then, you can use automatic price calculation formulas to ensure that you get the proper margin on your sales.
It also offers a separate plugin to help you import reviews from AliExpress and Amazon.
The fulfillment process and the level of automation involved will depend on your supplier source. For AliExpress, you get tools to automate the fulfillment process, but you might need to manually place orders for other sources (e.g. Etsy).
Wooshark is quite affordable, starting at just $49 for use on up to three stores for the plugin itself. There’s also an option to get a complete pre-built dropshipping store for $147.
AliExpress Dropshipping Business plugin is one of the most popular WooCommerce dropshipping plugins at Envato’s CodeCanyon marketplace, where it’s generated over 7,000 sales with an excellent 4.7-star rating on hundreds of reviews.
The plugin offers a dedicated Chrome extension to import products to your store from AliExpress, along with automatic syncing to keep product details accurate and preserve your margins.
Once you start selling products, it also allows for streamlined order fulfillment. You can either use the AliExpress API or have the Chrome extension pre-fill information in the AliExpress website.
Because it’s sold via Envato, the plugin comes with lifetime updates, which offers a lot of value over the long term.
You’ll pay just $35 for lifetime updates and six months of support.
Create Your WooCommerce Dropshipping Store Today
If you want to create a dropshipping store, all of these WooCommerce dropshipping plugins can help you get the job done.
Choosing the right one for your store really depends on which suppliers you plan to work with, along with any specific features that you need.
For example, if you’re only planning to work with AliExpress suppliers, you’ll probably want to go with one of the dedicated AliExpress plugins.
On the other hand, if you want to work with local suppliers or other suppliers that don’t sell via marketplaces, you’ll prefer a plugin that allows for custom bulk imports so that you can sync with your suppliers’ inventories.
Do you still have any questions about choosing between these WooCommerce dropshipping plugins? Let us know in the comments!