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When you’re building your store and online business, there are a lot of different tools and apps to choose from. It can be intimidating - which ones should you pick? Here are some of our favorites here at Wholesale Ted.
Recommended Platform to Build a Dropshipping Store: Shopify
Shopify has revolutionized ecommerce for everyday sellers. Prior to Shopify, there was no platform that made it quick and easy for beginners to build beautiful online stores. This alone would make it our #1 recommendation, but it gets even better: Shopify provide 24/7 support for their customers over live chat, email and phone. There is no contest, Shopify is our #1 recommendation. Watch our step-by-step video tutorial which will help you build a dropshipping store from scratch in less than 1 hour.
Recommended Dropshipping App for Shopify: Oberlo
While Shopify revolutionized ecommerce, it was Oberlo that transformed the dropshipping space. This free app* allows you to turn your Shopify store into a semi-automated dropshipping store. Not only does it greatly speed up the process of adding Aliexpress products to your store, but it lets you fulfill orders with a click of a button. That is why it is the app we use in our step-by-step tutorial: How to Create an Aliexpress Dropshipping Store.
*Note: free for first 50 orders a month.
Recommended Dropshipping Plugin for Woocommerce: AliDropship
While we usually recommend Shopify for most beginners looking to build dropshipping stores, there are numerous reasons to choose a Woocommerce store instead: hosting fees cost less than a Shopify subscription, you can usually create more than 1 store on your hosting plan and you have greater control and flexibility over building your site if you are tech-savvy. If you’ve decided that Woocommerce is for you, then we recommend AliDropship as the plugin of choice to supercharge it and turn it into a semi-automated Aliexpress dropshipping store!