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Shopify or a custom Wordpress site?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Zoldiik, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Zoldiik

    Zoldiik Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I'm thinking about starting a dropshipping store from AliExpress soon and I just want you guys to help me out with some informations if you please.

    If I wanted to use Shopify, will it be enough just to buy a plan and set up the store or I must buy other apps to manage the store??

    And if I wanted to go with wordpress (I'm a developer so I won't have any problems with wordpress)
    which are the plugins I will need to buy and add to my wordpress site in order to manage the store there?

    The plugins I'm talking about are like the one that takes the informations of a product from AliExpress and adds it automatically to your store, and there's another one that orders automatically on AliExpress when a client orders on your store...

    Please let me know what you think, and which are the plugins I'm going to need if I'm using either Shopify or Wordpress?

    Thank you
     
  2. Lunaaa

    Lunaaa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Shopify is generally more expensive but it's easier
     
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    i'd go with WordPress as it's more versatile and free. You could use this for your store ( Not affiliate link )
    https://aliengine.io/
     
  4. Zoldiik

    Zoldiik Registered Member

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    Hi,
    Yes I heard it's more easier but as a developer I will be able to set up a wordpress store too, do you have any ideas on that? like plugins that are a must to have in order to make it easier in wordpress too? Thanks
     
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    I don't know. I heard of woocommerce for WordPress so look into that
     
  6. Zoldiik

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    Okay thank you, I will check that for sure
     
  7. Zoldiik

    Zoldiik Registered Member

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    Thanks for you time
     
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    +1 Wordpress for more flexibility and options.
     
  9. Zoldiik

    Zoldiik Registered Member

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    Thanks, do you know what are the plugins I'm going to need to start a functional store?
     
  10. Splatterfox

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    Personally, I'm a huge fan of Shopify. I ran several highly successful (6-fixures) online stores with it and also built some for clients. All in all, the price is absolutely ok for what you get (a ready-to-go, responsive and goodlooking onlineshop).

    I also worked with WooCommerce, but I didn't like it that much. It is more flexible, yes, but I still prefer Shopify for the usability and the professionalism. Nonetheless, if you are a developer you can try WooCommerce. But Shopify offers customizations for developers as well (own themes, edit html/css, edit your store with the Shopify-language .liquid etc.)
     
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    I would go with custom.
     
  12. billly

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    I would suggest that you identify your actual needs, as well as to create a strategy for the future.
     
  13. Zoldiik

    Zoldiik Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot, shopify really is easy to use. But what would be the cost for me to start a niche store? like the plan I should chose and what are the apps I MUST have to make work easy for me to dropship from AliExpress with their costs if you can? I would appreciate that.
     
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    Thanks : )
     
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    Well, what I really need to know is how would it cost me to use Shopify? I don't really have a budget and I'm thinking about using wordpress because I think it might be more cheaper for me.
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    So my question that I would like anyone with some informations to answer is :
    How much would Shopify cost me to start a store there and what are the apps I should also buy in order to make worke easier?
    The same thing for Wordpress, if I used WooCommerce I will first buy a theme to give the store a nice look, but what are the other plugins I will need?
    Please if anyone has any experience in this I would really use the help.
    Thank you all
     
  16. Splatterfox

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    It usually costs around $29 per month. If you want a good trial version and a list of very useful (free) plugins for your store, you can just hit me up :)
     
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    Hi, thanks :)
    I think I will go with Wordpress E-commerce
     
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    Hey wutsup can you pm me? I'm interested. Me and my cousin are currently searching for 2-3 good niches right now and getting everything together to launch 3 Shopify stores within the next month so any help would be much appreciated!