Oberlo vs AliDropship: Which One Is For You?


You already know about two good options to
start your dropshipping business: AliDropship and Shopify. Which is better for you? Let’s compare them! Welcome to “Dropship Club” channel. My name is Anna and today we will show you
the difference between two dropshipping tools for your dropshipping business. This video will be very useful for those who
want to start their new dropshipping business or want to try a new tool. So, a lot of dropshipping stores use Oberlo
because this solution is popular among newbies and those who decided to use Shopify. These two corporations, I mean Oberlo & Shopify,
are well-known due to their good marketing strategy. Sometimes you won’t even know about other
good solutions to make a reasonable choice. That’s why I’m trying to give you more
information. It’s totally understandable why people choose
Shopify, it is a powerful platform made for e-commerce business with nice designs and
easy customization. However, though AliDropship is less popular
than Shopify, it has it’s advantages which you might love more. Well, let’s move on to the first thing to
compare! These two solutions use different platforms. AliDropship is based on WordPress, though
Oberlo uses Shopify platform. What does it mean? We Have already compared the pricing difference
in one of our previous videos, so you can watch the detailed calculations there. We just want to mention that WordPress Platform
is free and AliDropship plugin costs only $89 and it’s a one-time payment. You won’t have to pay any extra commissions
and fees for your products or transactions to AliDropship. Though you will still have to pay some Credit
Card Transaction Fees if you add any credit card payment gateway. They charge people 2 or 3 % normally and this
can’t be changed unfortunately – this is the way bank system works. As for Shopify platform. It has different plans with its extra fees
and restrictions. The ‘Basic’ package of Shopify is $29
per month (and a Credit Card Transaction Fee). The ‘Shopify’ plan costs $79 per month
(plus a Credit Card Transaction Fee for each transaction). Purchasing the ‘Advanced’ Shopify plan
is $299 per month (and a Credit Card fee of course). Finally, the ‘Enterprise‘ package starts
at $2000 per month. Shopify have its own payment gateway and they
will charge me 2% more for using any external gateway. Oberlo App cost starts from $0, for example
if you have less than 50 orders per month. But we are sure, that it’s not the amount
of sales you really deserve. So Basic Plan costs $29.90 and Pro Plan – $79.90. Do you see this enormous difference in cost? One-time payment without recurring fees versus
monthly payments and fees or commissions. Oberlo and Shopify cost a fortune in the long
term run. As I mentioned before, AliDropship doesn’t
charge any extra commissions or fees from you but you still will have to pay Credit
Card Transaction Fees to banks. What are Shopify’s transactions fees? There are two different fees: the one that
Shopify charges on your turnover (ranging from 0.5% to 2%) and another one for the payment
gateway (such as Paypal, Stripe or Authorize.net). The Shopify fee can be avoided by using Shopify
Payments (only available in the USA, UK and Canada). The Credit Card Transaction Fee is an additional
fee of around 3% + 30¢ per transaction. Your question could be: Well, if Shopify with
Oberlo is so much expensive why do people still use it? There are reasons for that! You don’t need to have any special technical
knowledge if you use Shopify. Shopify relieves you from choosing your hosting
provider because hosting and payments for it are already included in your plan. A domain is not included, so you can buy a
domain through Shopify ($13 per annum) or redirect an existing one. However, buying a domain name and choosing
your provider is not as difficult as you could think. You can do it yourself in a few minutes using
AliDropship instructions. Still, the offer with no headache of buying
and setting up everything yourself is quite attractive, isn’t it? Your dropshipping website based on Shopify
& Oberlo solution is kind of owned by Shopify. You are like renting it while paying monthly
fees. There is always a risk that some day your
online store could be shut down without any reason. They could just close it and text you that
your business presents a level of risk that they will be unable to support with Shopify. I saw these situations myself. Check the links in the descriptions. People lost their stores, their time and money. Probably you will be fine, but I want you
to be warned this might happen. However, when you use WordPress, it’s under
your control because it’s a standalone website. It’s totally your business because you are
the only one who has access to your data. You install AliDropship or WooCommerce with
AliDropship Woo and work with your dropshipping store any way you want. Nobody will take it away from you. Both solutions have similar functionality to be successful in dropshipping business: importing products from AliExpress, their Customization, Shipment Tracking, Filtering Products with ePacket. There is a little difference in functionality: AliDropship Original version(they also have a WooCommerce version) still doesn’t have wishlists for may 2018 and Oberlo doesn’t support importing reviews from AliExpress. And don’t forget that if you use Shopify, your business has to be registered in United States,Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand or Singapore. AliDropship doesn’t make you do it. All solutions help you to import products from AliExpress which is essential for our business. However, Oberlo has limits on the number of
products you import to your store and number of orders per month depending on the plan
you choose. When you use AliDropship Plugin on WordPress
you don’t care about the number of products or orders. It is not limited. Shopify provides you with both paid and free
themes. So you can pick any of them to see which design
fits your store the best. Their prices range varies from free to $180. It’s always better to choose best-sellers
or best rated ones. There are three built-in themes for AliDropship
original Plugin. They are always free. Our stores are based on DaVinci theme, for
instance. Someone might find it a bit old-styled but
it converts the best of all and that’s why we use it. The Rembrandt and Michelangelo themes look
like this. The design layout is nice. All of the themes are mobile-friendly and
integrated for AliDropship plugin. You can switch between themes without losing
your data. You can also download AliDropship Woo plugin
if you use WooCommerce on WordPress. There are plenty of themes for Woo, too: Storefront,
Shopper, Flatsome are the most popular. To increase conversions in your store you
might like to add more functionality by setting up different addons. All solutions have their own add-ons. Some of them are free. They help with your integration with other
services and search engines or encourage your store visitors to make more orders, for example,
by returning your potential clients to your store if they didn’t buy after putting something
in their cart. Shopify makes you to pay around extra $10
monthly for almost each of such a solution, but they have a really big choice of them,
because they let third-party developers to create addons. This is an advantage of Shopify system. AliDropship has 7 most essential add-ons by may 2018, most of them also work with WooCommerce version. Some of them are free, others need one-time payment. The most important among them are: Abandoned Cart, Social Rabbit and Recent Sales Pop-up. Oberlo gives you an opportunity to choose
products from selected suppliers proven to be trustworthy, but they have a bit higher
prices. This marketplace is called Oberlo Supply. But do you really need this option if you
use AliExpress marketplace? You can find reliable suppliers on AliExpress
with AliDropship extra features showing additional rating of all the suppliers. Plus, you can check AliExpress reviews. Also, you can search for similar but cheaper
products before importing the one you liked by just clicking this button. You don’t need to know a lot about technical
part of online store when you use Shopify. It’s really easy to customise. If you are afraid of technical part it’s
worth paying. However, You won’t need much experience
to set everything up on WordPress. Just carry out instructions from the knowledge
base or ask AliDropship support to help with some of the settings. You’d like to launch your online store but
don’t want to spend tons of time manually uploading products? There are some turnkey solutions for you! You can always buy someone’s store on market
if you want to use Shopify. Or you can get a custom store which AliDropship
team will build for you. There are three packages to choose. The price depends on the number of products
and some other features you might need. And you will be able to import even more products
by yourself. Price starts from $299. They have already created over 7,000 dropshipping
stores for people just like you. As you can see both systems are worth trying. They both have nice features and you can make
a choice based on your needs. The fact I’m not going to hide from you
is that most of our stores work on AliDropship as we found it more reasonable in a long term
prospective. For instance the most profitable of our stores
makes more than $30 000 per month. It’s about $360000 per year of net profit. If we used Shopify, we would pay over $8000
of commissions and fees. We strive to create the system which performs
the most financially effective way. What’s why we didn’t think that spending
some time to learn WordPress was too much. It took me less than a week to learn basics
and to start operating a store. I believe you can do the same if you really
want to save your money and maximize the profit you can get! But if you don’t want to spend time on it
you can always take another option and get a ready-made store. You’ll find all the links related to the
stuff we discussed in the description. Do you have any questions? Ask them in comments! Don’t hesitate to share your experience
of using both platforms if you have one. Did you like this video? Then press like button and subscribe if you
want to go on learning dropshipping with us! There will be more video reviews and marketing
tutorials we are going to share with you for free! See you in the next videos!

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