Who Is Expressfy?
Like most drop shipping apps, Expressfy allows you to find products on AliExpress, add them to your Shopify store, and sell them online.
Where they are different than most other drop shipping apps, is that they have broken down different tasks and focuses related to running an eCom business into several apps.
As a result, you’ll need to pay for and install a few different apps to run many of the automations that are all already built into one app dashboard in Dropified.
So that means you need to log into a few apps and set up different recurring payments to run them…
…and you still don’t have as many features and automations as Dropified has.
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 Expressfy stack up against Dropified?
Check out this comprehensive Feature Comparison Chart below to see for yourself – and see if you can spot the differences:
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eCommerce Platforms Supported
Shopify, Woocommerce, CommerceHQ, GrooveKart, BigCommerce
Orders Per Month
Supplier Product Inventory Syncing w/ Ecom Platform
Supplier Product Price Syncing w/ Ecom Platform
Manual Order Processing
Auto Place Order Button
Auto Choose Shipping Order Button
Step by Step Place Order Button
Decaptcha Captcha Solver
Connect Product On Ecom Platform That Aren't In App
Bulk Send to Ecom Platform From Dropified
1-Click Add to Ecom Platform
Store Supplier Product Page Information
Bulk Edit Products
Manage Orders in App
Save Order Info To Ecom Platform Notes Field
Edit Order Notes Field for Ecom Platform
Search/Filter Orders In App
Auto Save AliExpress Order ID
Chrome Extension Adds Tracking Number to App
Trigger Shipping Confirmation Emails on Ecom Platform
Download Product Images
Simple Image Editor
Upload Custom Product Images
US Product Database
Pricing Markup Upon Import
Add Custom Notes To Supplier
Advanced Pricing Markup Rules
Save AliExpress Order ID as Order Tag
1-Click Save To App
Import Variants to App/Ecom Platform
Add Order Tags on Ecom Platform When Order Is Placed
Add Order Tags on Ecom Platform When Tracking Number Added
Send Custom Line Attributes Along With Custom Note To Seller
Enable Order Risk Levels
Notifications For Delayed Tracking Number Syncing
Fix AliExpress Address Province Selection Issues
Automatically Mark Orders as Fulfilled on Ecom Platform
Custom Tracking URL
Hide Products On Search Results w/out ePacket
Show Processing Times For Supplier Products
Clipping Magic Editor
Hide Non Top Brand Products
ePacket ID for multiple Countries
Export Orders Placed From Supplier Platform (ie. AliExpress)
Sort Products on Search Results Page By ePacket
Free Google Chrome Extension
Set Primary Location
Change Product Supplier For Placing Orders
Auto Place Order for Bundled Products
Create Product Bundles
Advanced Variants Mapping
Import Product Reviews From Supplier
Product Description Templates
Advanced Image Editor
Supplier Product Price Alerts
Supplier Product Inventory Alerts
AliExtractor – AliExpress Research Tool
Unlimited High Speed Captcha Solver
Orders Audit (Compare Orders From Ecom Platform to Orders Placed on Supplier Platform)
Google Product Feeds
Facebook Product Feeds
So this Comparison Chart IS a full comparison to Expressfy, but there are some additional features you can add through other apps their developer offers.
As you can see by reviewing the comparison chart – there are a ton of features and automations that Expressfy simply does not offer (even if you add their other apps), and those missing features will cost you a LOT of time in terms of manual process, and ultimately cost you a lot of money in terms of lost productivity and/or hiring people to run those tasks for you.
Here are a few Key Automation Features that are crucial to running your business that they are just plain missing:
Supplier Product Inventory and Price Alerts
Supplier price changes are a fact of drop shipping life, and they can and will happen at any time and without notice.
If they raise the price and you don’t change your pricing, you can easily not only lose your margin, you could actually lose money on each sale. And to compound that problem, if you’re selling hundreds or even thousands of products daily, you can lose your business overnight with all the money you've lost.
And that doesn’t even get into the fact that you’d have to manually review each product you sell daily (even hourly) to make sure the price is the same.
That is no way to run a business.
Dropified has automated this entire process, so that you can focus on marketing your products, and not having to babysit the products you sell each day.
Our product inventory alerts add on feature tells you when your supplier is running low or is out of stock, so that you can make the necessary changes to your site and/or your promotions so that you’re not in danger of promoting sold out items. We also give you the option to hide that product until it’s back in stock. And yes, we have an alert for items that are now back in stock, so you can begin promoting them again if you choose.
We also have price change alerts that can automatically adjust your price up or down based on the margin you want to earn so you never have to worry about losing money if they raise the price too high.
Much like dealing with vendor price changes mentioned above, sitting around stuck in front of your computer doing manual Captcha solving in order to pay for your customers products is no way to run a business.
If you only sell a few products each month, then this won’t be that big of a deal, but the moment you start selling dozens to hundreds and even thousands of products each day, then you’ll really want to automate your Captcha Solver process.
Seriously, who has time to say “No, I’m Not A Robot!” hundreds (or thousands) of times per day? Not us, and definitely not eCommerce business owners. That’s why the Captcha solver we’ve made available to all members is epic. Premier members get a high-speed version, that makes life easier for multi-store owners.
Unfortunately, Expressfy does NOT have a Captcha Solver, so you’ll need to be in front of your computer, proving you’re not a robot for each and every order you place on AliExpress. That’s valuable time you’re losing to grow your business, or wasted money paying someone to do this task for you.
Dropified has automated the process, saving you time and money, freeing you up to focus on what you really want to do.
Create Product Bundles
If you want customers to check out with more items, try creating product bundles that cost less than if the same items were purchased individually. By bundling products, you’re effectively increasing the perceived transaction value.
Unfortunately, Expressfy does not let you bundle products together for better value to your customers and more sales for you.
We’re not sure if Expressfy store owners are able to integrate “other” 3rd party paid apps that allow them to bundle, but even if they can pay more to add the bundling option…
…they’re still going to have to figure out how to handle the order and management of multiple suppliers and vendors across different product variations.
Meanwhile, Dropified customers, the savvy sellers they are, are able to create unique product bundles in just minutes from as many suppliers as they want, and with as many different variations as they want and handling order management in just a few simple clicks in just a few minutes or less, simply by using our Bundling feature addon!
That’s a huge difference between us in time, ease of use, and money earned.
Why Dropified Is The Smart Choice
At the end of the day, when you review the Feature Comparison between Dropfied and Expressfy, it would take a lot more time and space here to highlight all the features we have to automate your business that they are just simply missing…
…and all of those missing features add up really quickly in terms of wasted time having to do everything manually…
…and all the money you are LOSING because you’re too busy getting bogged down in creating more jobs for yourself or your staff – instead of being focused on revenue generating activities.
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…
…look no further than Dropified.
Amazing app, loads of features over Oberlo and a customer service team that will actually work with you in real-time to fix any issues you might have. Thank you Kevin for your help!
A must have for dropshippers. Forget Oberlo and the others! Try Dropified and you guys won't be disappointed! Great customer support, they answer within less than a minute! Easy and Reliable.
Honestly I don't know how anyone could live without Dropified. Oberlo is not free if you get more that 50 sales a month and Dropified has WAY more features. I switched in a heartbeat and I will NEVER go back.