Dropshipping is alive and kicking in 2023—you just have to look beyond the “gurus” that sell it as an easy way to become a millionaire overnight. This article is a roundup of the best dropshipping websites for a sustainable and scalable ecommerce business.
Note: This article is for those who already have a good understanding of dropshipping as a business model. If you’re only just learning the ropes and are preparing to start dropshipping, check out our Ultimate Guide for Dropshipping on Amazon and come back to this one later.
1 AliExpress (AliDropship)
AliExpress is a subsidiary of Chinese giant Alibaba, where you can find products in almost all categories and connect with the factories or suppliers that produce those products. It’s a go-to destination for those who have experience importing from China and want to take advantage of the region’s low costs and efficient production cycles.
With that said, AliDropship is a platform that helps you build a dropshipping business revolving around products sourced through suppliers on AliExpress. The DSers-AliExpress Dropshipping plug-in lets you explore the expansive selection of products on AliExpress and add then to your online store in a matter of minutes.
Oberlo is a Shopify dropshipping app that helps you connect with suppliers, import their products, and automate your dropshipping operation. Its biggest selling point of course is that it integrates with Shopify (although many dropshipping platforms do so nowadays) to make importing much easier.
Its dropshipping toolkit includes things like a product tracker, an order fulfillment tracker, and even a customer service team.
Spocket, among a few others on this list, is a dropshipping marketplace that features a curated selection of products from suppliers worldwide, mostly within the US and Europe. Just like Oberlo, it integrates with the most popular ecommerce platforms, including Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce.
A couple of its key features include weekly best sellers lists and an AliScraper for AliExpress imports.
Another big name in the dropshipping game, SaleHoo is a directory of wholesale suppliers where you can look up potential partners for a wide variety of niches. Since it vets the products and suppliers listed on its site, it’s the go-to website for those looking to build sustainable Amazon and eBay dropshipping businesses.
Its dropshipping research platform features thousands of dropshipping suppliers and over 2 million products, and its range of tools includes a pretty nifty seller dashboard, order fulfillment tracking, and customer service. While it has no Shopify app, it is among the best options for dropshippers who focus more on data than marketing.
Modalyst is a dropshipping partner of AliExpress that is most often used as a dropshipping resource for brands. It’s the preferred all-in-one dropshipping platform for those who are looking to sell self-branded products, designer items, and luxury brands. The idea that drives Modalyst is that dropshipping products from companies that shoppers already love can help you scale your own ecommerce business faster. It also has a dedicated private label program that lets you integrate your own branding and packaging into your drop-shipped products.
It integrates with ecommerce platforms like Shopify, Wix, and BigCommerce.
As the name suggests, Printful is perhaps the dropshipping platform for sellers who are into designing print clothing and other fashion items. Here, you can submit your proprietary designs, have it produced by the dropshipper, and fulfill orders all under your brand.
It’s a popular choice for those who are into print-on-demand dropshipping, which is a dropshipping model of its own. It’s a great resource if you’re gonna sell custom print shirts, caps, mugs, other fashion accessories, and smartphone cases. It’s also perfect for smaller sellers because there’s no order minimum.
Wholesale2B defines itself as an all-in-one dropshipping platform, and for good reason. The suppliers found here are from both within North America and China, but mostly the former. It also easily integrates with platforms like Shopify, Etsy, Amazon, eBay, and Magento, which makes for easy importing of products into your store.
Since most suppliers here are based in the United States and Canada, it makes for a great resource if you’re selling to North American customers and want to keep your logistics touchpoints at a minimum and get quicker delivery times.
Its features include product sourcing, order fulfillment, handling of returns, listing tools, import tools for leading E-commerce sites and CSV files.
Much like Oberlo, Dropified is a dropshipping app whose biggest edge over its competitor is the range of ecommerce platforms that its app supports, including Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, eBay, and AliExpress. Some users have said that Dropified connects dropshippers to a wider variety of suppliers and can be conveniently used with multiple stores.
Its key offerings are (1) automating eBay or AliExpress dropshipping businesses and (2) dropshipping private label supplements.
Doba is another popular website among dropshippers. It’s a marketplace that connects retailers (dropshippers) with suppliers through virtual inventory management and direct merchandise fulfillment. Here, you can source products individually without having to spend a ton of money on bulk orders, which is convenient if you’re just starting out.
One key feature is its automated pricing rules (which some other entries on this list offer, too), basically letting you create rules for your product prices rather than keying them in manually, such that when your supplier changes prices, your own prices change accordingly.
Wholesale Central is a strictly B2B directory of dropshippers and suppliers. Here, store owners can browse products and suppliers and get the necessary contact information to reach out to suppliers that they are interested in working with. It does not offer an inventory management system, but it is free to browse, making it a good launchpad for any dropshipping search.
There are hundreds of dropshipping websites out there that you can use to start your own ecommerce business, but the entries on this list are the most popular and feature-rich according to experienced sellers. When choosing a site, make sure to consider things like the range of products, niches, suppliers, shipping options, customer support, and of course pricing plans.
Which dropshipping website do you think is best? Let us know in the comments down below.