In this tutorial, we’ll learn everything about both CJ Dropshipping and DSers business models, and how they both works, both platforms product selection, product shipping options, product branding, and which website is easy to use in each.
What’s the best app for drop shipping?
Dsers and CJ drop shipping are two of the most recommended apps on Shopify. But what are the differences between the two?. What’s best for you if you’re just starting out? today we are going to put Dsers and CJ drop shipping head to head so that you can make the best choice for your drop shipping business.
Even though we’re comparing but Dsers and CJ drop shipping they both really two different types of companies. Dsers is an app that connects your Shopify store to Ali Express. It makes finding suppliers on AliExpress easier and cuts down on the manual work of fulfilling your orders. Other-side Cj Drop shipping is an AliExpress competitor. They have their own warehouses around the world and their own shipping times and their own lists of products.
Which is best for you and your drop shipping business?
We will rank these two app on the following criteria.
- Business model
- Product selection
- Product Shipping Options
- Product branding
- User Experience
- Business Model
About business model. These two platforms have very different business models and each has its own pro and con.
dsers is an app. It connects your Shopify store to Ali Express. So ultimately, the Ali Express suppliers are your suppliers. If we want to look at how dsers makes money, if you go the Dsers Subscription section. you will see dsers has a free subscription plan, which is the most basic plan. If we want to change our plan, you can click on this link and you can see the different subscription plans. There is plan for $19.99 a month subscription, $49 a monthly subscription plan, and also $499 a monthly subscription plan. In every subscription plan you get different access to different features such as bulk processing, the number of different stores that you can use with one account, product limit that you can import. This is how dsers makes money and also they give you a free subscription plan to use their software.
Features that includes in all the subscription plans
- Shipping Method Pre-selection
Set up automated shipping methods for AliExpress orders based on countries, products or conditions
- Automated Address Fixing
Fix most of the address issues automatically to reduce labor work
- Automated Order Status Updates
No more manually sync via Chrome Extension. Everything is automated
- Auto Sync Tracking Numbers to Shopify
Auto-sync tracking numbers from AliExpress and update to Shopify
- Auto Sync Tracking Numbers to PayPal
Improve your reputation by sending tracking numbers to your PayPal account
- DSers Chrome Extension
AliExpress product importer and bulk order processing with received coupons
- Automated Message to Suppliers
Send message template to let your suppliers know about your requests
- Send Customized Order Notes from Customers to Suppliers
Especially popular with users running POD business
- Set up Tracking in Shipping Confirmation Email
Customize tracking information in our Shopify email
- Find Trending Suppliers
Trending and qualified suppliers collection on AliExpress
- Supplier Optimizer
Find the best supplier for specific products in one click
- Import List
Manage the products you import to DSers and easily migrate products between your stores
- Split Product
Split a product into several different products to customize your product listings
- Publish products to store in bulk
Publish AliExpress selected products to your store after edition
- Time Zone & Currency Settings
Set up time zone and currencies for your store
CJ drop shipping, there is no monthly subscription fee for CJ drop shipping. They make money from he warehouses, they have warehouses around the world. You can see the below image or you can check the CJ Drop shipping website. They make money on the shipping the products. Also CJ drop shipping make a little bit of money by marketing up the products. Then the other way that they make money from the service fee, depending on the products. Users don’t pay anything to access the CJ drop shipping app.
CJ drop shipping just a middleman in between you and all of the suppliers in Asia, and they making easier for you to do all the things that you’ll have to do for your drop shipping store in one place. So for business model, both business models are good. If you want to do more of the sourcing yourself directly with Ali Express vendors, the DSers is best to use. If you want a more classify experience and you’re willing to pay a little bit more on the accessing of CJ drop shipping warehouses, looking for shipping options, that CJ drop shipping model is better. So both are very good platforms.
Many people think that as long as they have eye catching graphics in their store, so they’ll be able to start making money right away. But the reality is if you don’t have the right products, its not easy and you cannot going to make any sales. regarding the Dsers and CJ drop shipping product selection, let’s take a look at how each of them handle product selection.
DSers connects through AliExpress, So technically, you’re all inventory that is available on AliExpress to access. They make it easy for you to find products and select the products that meet your criteria in Ali Express.
For example, if I wanted to look at only suppliers that ship from the United States, you can click “ship from” drop and down button, and then you can look the winning products from the United States, and then in left hand side you can sort by the top orders. Being in the United States, this lets you select the full universe of suppliers on Ali Express that are most selling products that you can get to your customers more quickly.
CJ Drop shipping having their own supplier. They have warehouses across the world and they have a set number of products that they carry in those warehouses. The benefit is that they have a more closed environment. You don’t have all like Ali Express’s inventory.
However, if you want to make a product request, you can make request to the CJ drop shipping team to carry this product. You usually have to wait for this product to be listed in CJ drop shipping.
Product Shipping Options
Consumers are expecting that the shipping should arrive in next day or two days, shipping times for your drop shipping business is really matter and it’s critical. If you offer faster shipping times, your brand can set itself special from the thousands of other stores that are doing the drop shipping.
So let’s see how these two platforms handle the shipping times? With Dsers, because it’s on AliExpress, you get all of the suppliers. Say select the product then you will see how how long it will take to ship to you in states.
With CJ drop shipping, shipping process works bit differently. First you have to select the US warehouse if you want to ship to the US. And then you can select ur product category are looking for the products. Select any of the product. Once you selected, you can see the may of the products you will find that shipping fee is free and the estimated delivery time is in days. you can look to multiple products to see the see the shipping time and cost.
On CJ drop shipping they’re different shipping options depending on the suppliers and depending on where they’re shipping from.
Most of the time when you start drop shipping, your product most likely will be coming from China. And the packaging could also be in Chinese. If you’re not selling in China, this could not leave a good impression to your customer. And the poor experience might prevent those customers from coming back and purchasing more or sharing your brand with their friends and their families.
How you personalize your packaging can help your brand grow faster. If you’re drop shipping, you’re going to want to create a consistent brand. There are certain things you want that to be consistent. The first one is when they receive your products the packaging and actual look.
Dsers job is to connect your store to the suppliers on AliExpress. So Dsers doesn’t offer any brand customization or product customization, product packaging, or where its shipping to or from, or you can add any inserts, or any type of user experience.
CJ drop shipping, you have more options. click on my CJ. Then you’ll see here that you can buy the packaging and create a customized experience. Once you’ve purchased it, You can put your logo on it. and other materials like Plastic bags, Cartons, Plastic boxes, Cloth bags, Paper bags, Tags, Stickers, Cards, Gifts and still there is option for others you can advise to CJ to do more for your for your Product Branding.
CJ drop shipping, making it even it easier for you to get photography for your products. the the result that CJ Drop Shipping solve more the personalization challenges that you might have when you’re just getting started with your brand.
The user friendliness of these two websites can literally save you hours each week. So which app is better for helping you run your drop shipping business in the day to day?, you can take a look at the website features and how easy it is to navigate the site.
Dsers has a simple first level of discovery of winning products. They have also first level showing you the high profit selection, and they have these categories that you can just find products very easy. You can also easily sort by where the product ships from. You can sort by order, and it gives you a lot of different features to find winning products. Additionally, it has a really simple import function. So you just click this orange button. so just one click, and then you can to import list check and just add the product to shopify select and you can just see click on the checkbox, the product your want to select, and you just push to Shopify and it pushes to Shopify.
The process of finding the products and getting them into your Shopify store is just really simple with the DSers. Additionally, the process of pushing the selected those orders directly to Ali Express and placing the order cannot be more simpler than this. And also DSers have additional pricing rules that make it easier for you to dynamically price your products on your Shopify store. So they have a lot of features to make finding suppliers and listing on your store and fulfilling those orders pretty easy, especially if you want to have access to all of the Ali Express suppliers.
For CJ drop shipping, the navigation and everything need more knowledge to use the website. First need to select by warehouse, and you don’t have the same type of product sorting to find order volume.
The interface of how you set your product in your store also need more learning how you can add the product to your shopify store.
The Dsers definitely more easy for quickly finding products and getting them into your store and getting the orders back and pushing them through to AliExpress, especially if you want the largest product selection. Which one is the best? Really, its all depends on what you’re looking for in building your brand.
If you’re familiar with drop shipping, and you want to have access to all of the suppliers on Ali Express, and you want to take advantage of every bit of margin as you possibly can, then the de Sers app is for you. but the other side If you want to personalize your brand at all, you want the most reliable shipping experiences, and you don’t mind paying a little bit for that, and you want a little bit of an easier path in getting up and going with drop shipping, then CJ drop shipping is the platform for you.
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