If you’re involved in dropshipping, then you know how important it is to find good products to sell.
After all, good products make it much easier to build a successful business!
Luckily, product research tools can help you find those winning products.
There are many options on the market, but the one we will be reviewing today is Dropship.
Let’s check out some of its features to see how it can help you with product research!
What is Dropship?
Dropship is a product research tool that helps you find amazing products for your dropshipping store.
Their mission is to be an innovator in how entrepreneurs find their products!
Dropship (or Dropship.io) was founded in 2020 by two brothers who recognized store owners had a hard time finding good products to sell.
After creating a minimum viable product (MVP) and developing a brand identity, the project was launched in December 2021, so it’s still a relatively new player!
Nevertheless, they’re growing quickly. Currently, they have over 25,000 clients and 15+ happy employees spread across six countries.
What features does Dropship offer?
So, what’s the recipe for Dropship’s success?
In an attempt to find out, let’s take a look at their four main features!
The first feature we will discuss is Dropship’s Product Database.
In their words, this is where your product research begins!
The Product Database is a database containing millions of products from other ecommerce stores.
But that’s not all.
Each product in the database comes with a load of helpful information. For example, you can see the product’s monthly revenue, price, creation date, and more!
And don’t worry if you think you will have to scroll through hundreds of products to find the one you’re looking for. Dropship built an advanced filter system so that you can filter the database on things like price, revenue, niche, and more:
As you can see in the top-right corner of the image above, you can save your filter as a preset. But another feature we particularly like is that Dropship has already built some filter presets that you can use to find the best products.
For example, you can filter on things like low-ticket products with high demand, new best-performing products, or best-performing one-product stores:
All in all, the Product Database allows you to save time on product research and gives you extensive insights about the products you’re interested in!
The next feature is called Sales Tracker, and this one is great for spying on your competitors.
Once you find a product through the Product Database, you can use Sales Tracker to research the product and help you determine if it’s worth selling based on its demand.
In the Sales Tracker menu, you can track multiple stores and see the sales data for today, yesterday, the last seven days, and the previous 30 days:
Note: Dropship doesn’t know the exact sales data of a product or website; these numbers are just estimates!
You can even extend this data to see the store’s revenue and sales over time and the number of unique products sold:
We think it’s a fantastic feature of staying up to date with new trends and finding inspiration for products to sell!
Also, it’s great to lower the amount of guesswork, as it allows you to make data-driven decisions.
Dropship’s third feature is Competitor Research.
If you want to find your competitors or study the market of the product you’re interested in, then this is your place to be!
With Competitor Research, you can see how many competitors you will have, who your competitors are, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
For example, here are some of the competitors you will have when selling a cat night lamp:
Like with the Product Database, the Competitor Research feature includes an advanced filter system to find the exact competitors you’re looking for.
And once you find your top competitors, you can proceed to track them using the Sales Tracker feature to get even more information!
Last but not least, the Portfolio.
This is an amazing feature as well. It offers incredible value, and you don’t even have to do anything for it!
Every week on Monday at 12 PM EST, Dropship will add 40 potentially winning products to your portfolio.
And those aren’t just any random products from the database.
The products that appear in your portfolio are picked by an advanced algorithm and then manually screened by a team of specialists.
And that’s not all! Each product comes with a variety of helpful information, including:
- The product and shipping costs.
- A product description.
- The benefits and drawbacks.
- The saturation level.
- A list of competitors.
- Facebook and TikTok content.
- And much more!
Doesn’t that look amazing?
How much does Dropship cost?
So, with all those great features, you’re probably wondering what Dropship costs.
Well, let’s dive straight into their three pricing plans:
It starts at $29 per month, which gets you the Basic plan. This is a great option for those on a budget, but it limits you to 20 searches per day on the Product Database and Competitor research, and you only get access to 20 out of 40 products from the weekly Portfolio drop.
The next one is the Standard plan of $49 per month, which will be an excellent choice for most people as it doesn’t limit you as much as the Basic plan.
And lastly, there is the $79 per month Premium plan, designed to help you get the most out of the platform!
Tip: You can try out Dropship for free using their 7-day free trial here!
The pros and cons of Dropship
Should you use Dropship? Or isn’t it worth the price tag?
Let’s try to find an answer together by discussing their pros and cons:
We will start with the pros:
1. Amazing for finding information about competitors
First of all, Dropship is a fantastic tool for finding information about other online stores.
If you’ve ever asked yourself something like, hmm, I wonder how many sales this store is getting, then Dropship can give you a great estimate!
They have two tools that are particularly useful for finding information about competitors and online stores, the Sales Tracker and the Competitor Research.
Competitor Research allows you to find other online stores selling the product you’re interested in, and then you can use the Sales Tracker to get more information about those stores!
2. The Portfolio is a great place to find new product ideas
One of our favorite features of Dropship is the Portfolio.
Besides getting inspiration for new product ideas, it’s simply astonishing to see how much additional information Dropship includes for most of the products.
Most products include high-quality images, a list of competitors, existing Facebook and TikTok Ads, a list of interests to target, and more!
3. Includes free tools
You don’t necessarily have to become a paid member to use Dropship.
That’s because they also offer several free tools!
There is an Interest Explorer to find hidden Facebook interests, a ROAS Calculator, a Profit Calculator, and more:
4. Clean and easy-to-use interface
At last, you can see that Dropship made sure their tool has a good user interface.
The design is clean, and using the tool is intuitive, even if you’ve never seen it before.
After the initial look, it will feel like you’ve been using the tool for weeks already!
Nothing is perfect, so let’s check out some of the drawbacks of Dropship:
1. It’s not that focused on finding suppliers
You should know that Dropship is currently more focused on showing you products from other online stores instead of from the supplier pages.
Some will think this is a disadvantage, but others will like it because it’s something that most other product research tools don’t focus on!
For example, there is a ‘Search on AliExpress’ button in the Product Database, but it only searches for the product name on AliExpress (it doesn’t link to the product page).
Also, the Product Database shows the selling price of the product, but it doesn’t give an indication of the product’s price at the supplier.
2. A bit on the pricier side
Another small con of Dropship is that its pricing plans are slightly more expensive than the competition.
We think it’s worth it, but someone with a smaller budget may opt for a cheaper product research tool like Dropship Spy, which costs just $19 per month.
3 Dropship alternatives
If you’re someone who likes to do research before committing to something, you might be wondering about your alternatives.
Which other product research tools are out there?
You’re in luck; we will discuss three of our favorites below:
1. Sell The Trend
Let’s start with one of our favorite tools after testing tens of others, Sell The Trend.
Sell The Trend contains so many different tools that it will surely blow your mind away!
For example, one of the product research tools they offer is called ‘The Nexus.’ You can find a lot (like really A LOT) of products here.
The current price of Sell The Trend is $39 per month, and you will get two months for free if you pay yearly.
And yes, they offer a 7-day free trial for people who don’t want to risk any money yet!
If you’re interested in Sell The Trend, we suggest reading our in-depth review here!
Next up is Ecomhunt, a tool that most people use when looking for a daily collection of new winning products, but they also built a few product research tools now.
So, if you’re overwhelmed by the data that Sell The Trend or Dropship provides and prefer having a few products hand-picked for you every day, then check it out here.
There are, of course, downsides to that as well, which you can read more about it in our review here!
The current price of Ecomhunt is $29, $49, or $69 per month, but they also have a free account option available for you:
3. AliExpress Dropshipping Center
The last one will be a free tool, the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.
Even if you’re not dropshipping with AliExpress, the dropshipping center is free to use and can help you find new awesome products for your store!
Tip: If you’re looking for more options, you can find 15+ more product research tools here!
Before we go to the final verdict, we’ve created a quick summary of this article for you, so you can easily remember it:
- Dropship is an incredible tool for finding new product ideas, tracking other ecommerce stores, and researching your competitors!
- They have three pricing plans; $29, $49, or $79 per month.
- The pros of Dropship include that it’s great for researching your competitors and finding new product ideas.
- On the other hand, it might not be for you if you also want to find a (local) supplier through the platform or if you’re on a tight budget.
- If so, you might want to look at Dropship’s alternatives; Sell The Trend, Ecomhunt, or the AliExpress Dropshipping Center.
So, what’s our final verdict?
In short, we think Dropship is one of the best product research tools of this moment, together with Sell The Trend. We would definitely use it again for product research in the future!
When comparing these two, Dropship might be a little bit better at researching other online stores and browsing through product ideas, while Sell The Trend is a bit better at helping you find winning products yourself and the (local) suppliers for them.
If you decide to try out any of these tools, let us know what you think!
Good luck with everything!
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