Who Is AliPlugin Pro?
AliPlugin is a much different product, in that it is an affiliate plugin. You can’t build an independent eCom store with it.
While AliPlugin lets you import products from AliExpress, your site will not be a marketplace.
Visitors that click on a product from your store are redirected to AliExpress, and that’s where they make a purchase, from AliExpress, not you.
As an affiliate setup, your profit is the commission for every purchase that happened on AliExpress with the visitors you sent them from your site.
How Do We Compare?
When it comes to running an eCommerce business that you can grow and scale, automating everything you can becomes crucial to your success.
So, how does AliPlugin Pro stack up against Dropified?
Check out this comprehensive Feature Comparison Chart below to see for yourself – but keep in mind, in this instance, AliPlugin Pro and Dropfied have 2 very different business models:
eCommerce Platforms Supported
Shopify, Woocommerce, CommerceHQ, BigCommerce
Orders Per Month
Supplier Product Inventory Syncing w/ Ecom Platform
Bulk Send to Ecom Platform From App
Change Product Supplier For Placing Orders
Hide Products On Search Results w/out ePacket
Supplier Product Inventory Alerts
Free Google Chrome Extension
Chrome Extension Adds Tracking Number to App
Download Product Images
Auto Place Order Button
Manual Order Processing
Supplier Product Price Syncing w/ Ecom Platform
1-Click Add to Ecom Platform
Auto Choose Shipping Order Button
Step by Step Place Order Button
Decaptcha Captcha Solver
Connect Product On Ecom Platform That Aren't In App
1-Click Save To App
Store Supplier Product Page Information
Bulk Edit Products
Edit Order Notes Field for Ecom Platform
Import Variants to App/Ecom Platform
Save Order Info To Ecom Platform Notes Field
Manage Orders in App
Search/Filter Orders In App
Auto Save AliExpress Order ID
Trigger Shipping Confirmation Emails on Ecom Platform
Automatically Mark Orders as Fulfilled on Ecom Platform
Simple Image Editor
Add Custom Notes To Supplier
Clipping Magic Editor
Upload Custom Product Images
US Product Database
Pricing Markup Upon Import
Save AliExpress Order ID as Order Tag
Advanced Pricing Markup Rules
Add Order Tags on Ecom Platform When Tracking Number Added
Add Order Tags on Ecom Platform When Order Is Placed
Enable Order Risk Levels
Send Custom Line Attributes Along With Custom Note To Seller
Fix AliExpress Address Province Selection Issues
Notifications For Delayed Tracking Number Syncing
Set Primary Location
Custom Tracking URL
ePacket ID for multiple Countries
Show Processing Times For Supplier Products
Sort Products on Search Results Page By ePacket
Hide Non Top Brand Products
Export Orders Placed From Supplier Platform (ie. AliExpress)
Supplier Product Price Alerts
Create Product Bundles
Product Description Templates
Import Product Reviews From Supplier
Auto Place Order for Bundled Products
Advanced Image Editor
Advanced Variants Mapping
Unlimited High Speed Captcha Solver
AliExtractor – AliExpress Research Tool
Orders Audit (Compare Orders From Ecom Platform to Orders Placed on Supplier Platform)
Again, it’s tough to do a true comparison since the two products do really different things. So rather than dive deep into features, let’s look at the business models and see how they are different.
Affiliate Marketing Through AliExpress
As we described above, AliPlugin Pro uses an affiliate model to earn money. They help you set up a store that looks like what traditional eCommerce stores would look like, but in this case, instead of paying you when they buy, they pay AliExpress directly.
That means you never have to worry about order fulfillment, tracking, customer support, having a merchant account and accepting money, etc.
Outside of driving traffic, it’s pretty hands-off.
Sounds pretty good right?
Sure, as long as you like making tiny commissions on each sale compared to the large profits you could have been making on each sale had you been the seller.
We get it – if you were wanting to run a real Dropshipping business and you used something besides Dropified, you would be stuck having to do a lot of manual tasks that could really bog you down, and affiliate eCommerce marketing would sound really appealing.
However, with everything that Dropified automates, it’s almost like you’re running an affiliate business…
…except you’ll be making way more money, the customers will belong to you to serve and market to over and over (not a one-time commission that AliExpress gets to make money from over and over), and it will be your business and your growing assets. You call the shots and control your own destiny.
Dropship And Still Earn Commissions As An Affiliate With Dropified Instead
With Dropified’s AliExpress affiliate program integration – you can double dip, making you even more money as a drop shipper and as an AliExpress affiliate.
Dropified allows you to take your AliExpress affiliate link and plug it into your Dropified dashboard so that when your customer orders from you and you place that order on AliExpress, Dropified will use your affiliate link to make the purchase, earning you the same AliExpress affiliate commissions.
That means you are actually making more commissions from AliExpress using Dropified than if you were using AliPlugin Pro – and you are also earning your profit from the sale itself.
You are more likely to make more in commissions by using Dropified than the AliPlugin Pro for several reasons:
- You are capturing the customer sales in the original store they landed on. In the AliPlugin model, you have to send them from your store to AliExpress, losing a lot of customers on the way. AliExpress is also not set up to be a solo eCom store that converts traditional eCom buyers – they are a massive mall of random products and typical buyers will leave quickly.
- When you bundle products and/or the customers keep adding items to their cart, they are buying more from you in one session. AliExpress is not set up to sell related items to maximize Order Value – they sell items in bulk or one at a time.
- When they buy from your Dropified store – they are now your customer to keep marketing and selling to, earning you more direct sales and earning you more commissions the more they repeat-buy from you.
With AliPlugin Pro, once you send a customer to AliExpress, that customer belongs to them and you’ll only get a small commission from them one time, losing out on any commissions in the future if they buy more later.
Why Dropified Is The Smart Choice
We could go on, but just the few points mentioned above are more than enough to demonstrate the massive financial differences between the two models.
So keep this in mind – if you find AliPlugin Pro users that have made a ton of money in commissions… multiply that number by 100 and then you’ll see what they should have earned from the same exact efforts. Well, that number is probably not accurate, but just know they should have and could have made way more money, and it’s not even close.
That means that while their users think they’re making a ton of money…
…they are actually losing and giving away more money in lost sales and commission for the same effort.
So, if you’re serious about starting and growing your eCommerce business the right way from the beginning through automating almost every aspect of your drop shipping business (so that it almost feels like you’re running an affiliate business)…
…look no further than Dropified.
Best app created when it comes to adding products and fulfilling orders. With the various product suppliers, it makes scaling my business a quick and easy process.
A must have for dropshippers. Forget Oberlo and the others! Try Dropified and you guys won't be disappointed! Great costumer support, they answer with in less than a minute! Easy and Reliable.
Dropified is the Backbone of my e-commerce business. I cannot even imagine how I could run a store without having this tool. Really, imagine uploading hundreds of product images, descriptions, titles, manually.