Nowadays, there are many kinds of business models bringing a lot of profit to people who sell online. Among them, dropshipping business which allows them to sell and ship products to customers directly without actually producing and storing any products has increasingly attracted more and more online retailers. One of the most simple ways to do dropshipping business is to build a WooCommerce dropshipping store. In this article, we will share with you Top 10 best plugins for a Woocommerce dropshipping site. Most of them are provided with both free and paid version.
The first plugin I’d like to mention here is Beeketing for WooCommerce. As you may know, most retailers running a dropshipping store don’t need to worry about inventory or product fulfillment but they need to promote their store as well as possible. The best example in this case is Amazon. By adding more functionalities to their website, such as: using product recommendation sliders to upsell & cross-sell, adding a countdown clock to create a sense of urgency, etc, they significantly increase sales.
To make your Woocommerce store more functional for promoting more easily, you can use Beeketing for WooCommerce that can add more than 10 different WooCommerce extensions to your store such as coupon pop ups, social proofs, countdown timers, product recommendation sliders, and upsell & cross-sell offers.
The second wyou may consider adding into your dropshipping store is ELEX WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing and Discounts. This plugin helps you implement various levels of prices and discounts for product, combination, category, and cart. One functionality that makes this plugin outstanding among its competitors is the ability to set a maximum discount limit over every rule. Besides, thanks to the import/ export feature of this plugin, you can migrate from one website hosting service to another easily and speedily without starting from scratch. Furthermore, if you delete your rules by accident or by purpose, don’t worry because it also functions as a backup repository for your rules.
Below are the main features of the plugin:
Check the paid version of ELEX WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing and Discounts here.
Spocket is the next useful plugin for your dropshipping site. This plugin will provide you with trustworthy suppliers and thousands of beautiful and high-quality products in your home country and around the world such as US, European, USA, Canada, Asia, Africa to sell.
You can select the products that fit your store and add them to your shop with one click. Plus, all orders that you receive will automatically be transferred to the supplier and the products will be shipped to the customer directly. It makes the order process simpler and minimizes the shipping period.
The next plugin to extend your dropshipping business is Abandoned Cart for WooComerce. This plugin is also mentioned on the list of Top 10+ Best FREE Woocommerce Plugins that I wrote before. This plugin deals with cart abandonment rate by sending mail notifications to visitors & logged-in customers to remind them of their incomplete orders. You can flexibly create email series to be sent at intervals until your customers are recovered. HTML is supported using the powerful Rich Text editor so you can design beautiful emails. Plus, you will get notified by email when an order is successfully recovered.
To get more advanced features such as capturing customers’ email with popup modals at the checkout page, more template designs, more advanced tracking reports, etc, you can take the pro version.
One of the most challenges of the dropshipping model is that it’s hard for your brand to be unique because you sell the same products as many others sourcing from the same wholesalers. Therefore, you need to enhance brand trust and authenticity to attract customers to your store. Live Sales Notifications is a must-have plugin for any WooCommerce dropshipping retailer who wants to tackle this challenge. This plugin can show recent order notifications when customers visit the store.
Besides notifying real orders, they can even create “fake” notifications to promote some featured products as hot sellers. As you may know, most clients prefer buying from popular brands, which is the power of social proof. This smart strategy creates the sense of a busy store, builds brand trust, and strengthens customer?s confidence to buy.
Luckily, you can get all the features of this plugin without any fee.
Yotpo Review, a complete solution for product reviews, which aims to drive you more traffic and sales, leveraging the power of customer content. Yotpo helps you politely ask your customers to leave reviews for your products. To do that, clients will receive a follow-up email that asks for their review submission after making a purchase. All verified reviews from customers will be displayed nicely on your store to make the social proof speaks for itself.
The premium version offers more advanced features such as sharing reviews on social networks, customer questions submission, turning reviews into Facebook and Instagram ads, offering customers coupons for writing reviews, etc.
Flexibility in creating discount pricing and promotion deals is important to any WooCommerce dropshipping business. Like ELEX WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing and Discounts I mentioned earlier, Pricing Deals plugin allows shop owners to create a wide range of discount types, such as buy-1-get-1, bulk discount (buy 5 get a discount, buy 10 get a larger discount; buy $10 get a discount, buy $100 get a larger discount), percent discount, fixed amount discount, packaging pricing, etc. Besides, you can use shortcodes to advertise the deals on the storefront to make the deals visible to your customers.
One note is that the free version will apply deals on all products. If you want to create product groups and customize discounts for specific product categories, you will need the Pro version.
If your niche can grow based on word of mouth, you should definitely consider this plugin. Basically, it asks customers to share your products with their friends and rewards with a coupon or free gift. Each customer will have a unique referral link on their account page, which they use to invite their friends to your website.
If the referees visit your website via this referral link and make purchases, referees will get a reward.
While the free version is quite simple and limited, the premium version allows you to reward the referees as well, shortcodes to place the referral link anywhere on your website so customers can conveniently and instantly share, set expire date for coupons.
This plugin is really helpful if you have a large number of Facebook followers. It automatically imports your shop into your Facebook store with full customization. Moreover, this plugin works great for brands that have a high degree of popularity on social channels and those that are looking to grow their social fan base.
If you’re also active on other social networks like Twitter, Pinterest, or Youtube, this plugin also allows importing all your social activities into Facebook, and provides you with useful social marketing tools as below:
- Group Deal – a marketing tool enabling you to have your fans attracting their friends to join a specific deal that will only take place if a certain amount of users, defined by you, joins it. Watch this short video to see how the Group Deal gained over 1,000 sales and 4,000 new fans in 24 hours to our Scandinavian fashion brand merchant, OnePiece.
- Scratch & Win – an innovative marketing tool enabling you to get straight to your fans’ newsfeed where they “hang out” in a fun and incentivizing way. This tool allows your fans to win coupons by playing a game of scratch cards.
- Like Box – Adding a Like Box to your online shop will help you increase your Facebook fan base.
- Twitter Tab – Display a feed of your tweets within a tab on your Facebook page.
- Pinterest Tab – Display your Pinterest boards on Facebook – Your fans would love that.
- YouTube Tab – Display a Youtube channel on your Facebook page, keeping your fans engaged with your page.
They will boost your sales nest feeds under social tabs.
If you are an ardent user of AliExpress, WooDropship is for you. With this extension, you can easily customize and import products from AliExpress to your Woocommerce WordPress store with very few clicks. Then, it also automatically fulfills orders, saving a lot of time.
Besides, it will automatically update your inventory and prices for all the products in your store.
Furthermore, it has an ePacket shipping filter which is important and ensures that the package gets to wherever it is ordered from faster. Because a lot of products on AliExpress are shipped from China.
Plus, WooDropship comes with an image editor, an awesome feature. With this function, you can easily erase the logo or the watermark of the source company, which will save a lot of time. This plugin offers various levels, you can start from the free version to the highest package, $49.
Final words on 10 best Woocommerce dropshipping plugins
Above are Top 10 best plugins extending your Woocommerce Dropshipping site. Hopefully, this article will be a help for you to build and run your Woocommerce dropshipping store successfully.
Besides, if you just get started with the dropship business, you may need to read this guideline to build your dropshipping site.