Below you will find more than 13 awesome dropshipping tools that I recommend you use for your dropshipping store. These are tools that will help you start, grow, and scale your dropshipping store. You can click under “Page Contents” to directly jump to the tool category you like. Happy dropshipping!

With each tool, I will:
– Post a screenshot of their homepage (you can click on the image to go to their website)
– Tell you the price of the dropshipping tool (if it’s not free)
– Tell you for where you can use that tool for

1. Dropshipping Ecommerce Website Tools

Let’s start my recommend dropshipping tools list with the ecommerce platforms that I suggest.

If your budget allows it, then I highly suggest you use Shopify.

Dropshipping Tools: Shopify
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Shopify’s cheapest subscription currently is $29 per month, but you can get a free 14-day trial if you click here.

You can click here to see their current pricing

In case your budget doesn’t allow these monthly costs, then I suggest taking a look at WooCommerce. It’s a free ecommerce plugin that you can use on your WordPress website.

Dropshipping Tools: WooCommerce
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Hosting your dropshipping store yourself

Source: SiteGround

Yes, WooCommerce is free, but you will need a WordPress website to install it on.

And guess what you will need for your WordPress website? Hosting!

You will need hosting to bring your dropshipping store online. With Shopify, hosting is included for free.

If you’re interested in seeing all my hosting recommendations and what to look for to pick the best host for your dropshipping store, then I suggest reading this article here.

2. Dropshipping Order Processing and Supplier Tools

Next up, you will need to have a tool that processes your dropshipping orders for you.

Some of these tools have their own suppliers, while others let you connect to sites like AliExpress.

All the Dropshipping apps that I cover in this one offer AliExpress cashback. This way you can get around 5% of your total AliExpress order value back. You can learn more about this here.

First off, Oberlo!

Dropshipping Tools: Oberlo
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  • Free for unlimited order per month. (Before it was only free for 50 orders per month) The lowest paying plan for Oberlo is currently $29,9
  • Only available on Shopify.
  • It helps you connect your Shopify store to AliExpress. (Only AliExpress, nothing else)

The second tool is called Spocket.

  • Their pricing plans currently start at just $19 per month and they offer a 14-day free trial for each plan.
  • Available on Shopify and WooCommerce.
  • They got their own selection of dropshipping suppliers. Around 80% of them are based in the US or Europe! This means having a faster delivery time!

Alright, next up is Dropified. Most people switch from Oberlo to Dropified after they are getting a lot of sales per month or if they don’t want to use AliExpress anymore. Dropified got a lot of extra features.

Dropshipping Tools: Dropified
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  • If you pay monthly, then the price for 1 store currently is $47 per month (annually it’s $39 per month).
  • Available on Shopify, WooCommerce, CommerceHQ, and GrooveKart.
  • It lets you connect your store to AliExpress and eBay. (And many more websites)

And last but not least, AliDropship!

Dropshipping Tools: AliDropship
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  • You can click here to read my full in-depth review of the AliDropship Plugin.
  • The price is currently $89 for a lifetime license. So, no monthly fees like with Shopify!
  • Available on WordPress and WooCommerce.
  • It lets you connect your store to AliExpress.

3. Tools for Product and Market Research

Next up are tools that will help you to do product and market research!

First off is a tool that will help you with market research. It’s called Google Trends!

This awesome tool from Google lets you see how a keyword is doing in the search results (and it’s free).

For example, see the screenshot below to see what’s going on with “Dropshipping”.

It’s definitely trending a lot! See how you can use this?

Alright, one more example!

Do you see that their not that many people searching for fidget spinners any more after the hype went down?

The second tool will help you with the product research on your dropshipping store is called Sell The Trend.

Here is one example from one of their tools inside Sell The Trend called ‘The Nexus’:

It’s one tool, but it contains so many tools, as you can see in the image below.

If you’re interested in this dropshipping tool, then you can click here to start your free 7-day trial, or you can click here to read my full review of Sell The Trend.

The subscription price, after the free trial, is currently $39 per month, and you will get 2 months for free if you pay yearly.

4. Tools that help you be unique

Next up is a tool that is going to help you be more unique than other dropshipping stores.

As you probably know, most dropshipping stores out there just copy each other. (Source)

No one tries to be unique. Here is your chance to beat them by making your dropshipping store look unique.

One app that will help you with this is the new Glorify app.

Dropshipping Product Images: Create Beautiful and Unique Product Images With Glorify
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This tool will help you create beautiful and unique product images!

It will even help you with removing the background of your image. This way, you can make your product image as beautiful as you want.

I suggest going to their website to see all their features, or you can watch their video below:

Glorify 2.0 Promo 2020

The current price of Glorify starts at $13 per month, but they offer a yearly plan as well.

You can click here to see their latest pricing and to see what’s included with each plan.

5. Email Marketing

Let’s continue with the dropshipping tools that you will need for email marketing!

First off, you will need an email marketing service. I suggest you take a look at Omnisend.

Dropshipping Tools: Omnisend
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You can send up to 15,000 emails per month for free with Omnisend! This is more than enough for when you’re just beginning with dropshipping.

Secondly, you will need a professional email address! With professional I mean something like [email protected], not something like [email protected]

I suggest you take a look at Zoho Mail. With Zoho Mail, you can create a professional email address for free.

If you’re looking for more information on how to get a free business email address, then I suggest reading the article I linked to below.

6. Keeping track of your dropshipping store visitors

Alright, let’s move on to the tools that will help you keep track of your dropshipping store visitors.

You probably know this one already, but if you didn’t, I highly recommend you add Google Analytics to your dropshipping store.

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Google Analytics is free to use and got so many features that you can use to keep track of your visitors. If you’re interested in learning more, then check out this step-by-step guide here.

Although Google Analytics is awesome, I suggest combining it with a tool that creates a heat map for you. This way you will have so much information about what your visitors did on your store.

I suggest you take a look at Hotjar.

Dropshipping Tools: Hotjar
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The awesome thing about Hotjar is that they have a free version available and their tool works with the most popular platforms out there.

I suggest checking their website for all their available integrations!

Related article:
Check what your visitors are doing on your store (Part of ‘Traffic, but No Sales? What to Change?’)

7. Social Media Help Tools

Let’s continue this list with tools that will help you with your social media platforms.

The first tool I suggest you take a look at is Tailwind. This tool is mainly used for Pinterest (I use it as well for this blog).

Currently, it’s $15 if you pay monthly, but they have a free trial that lets you schedule up to 100 Pinterest posts for free. Also, you get the first month for free if you click on my link!

Dropshipping Tools: Tailwind

Two other great tools (that let you schedule posts for multiple social media platforms) are Later and Buffer. Both have free plans available for you.

Screenshot of their homepage
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If you’re looking for a free tool, then you can try the new tool from Facebook, called the Facebook Creator Studio. With this tool, you can easily schedule your Facebook posts, but you can also use it to schedule your Instagram posts:

Plus, you can even schedule your posts on your mobile:

8. Tools that help you with influencer marketing

Now that you know the tools that will help you with your social media post scheduling, it’s time to cover the tools that help you advertise your dropshipping store with influencers. For example, Instagram influencers.

This is called influencer marketing.

If your budget allows it, then you can use an influencer marketing platform. This is a service that connects brands (like your dropshipping store) with influencers. If you’re interested, then I suggest you take a look at Heepsy.

Screenshot of their homepage

If you don’t have the budget yet for a tool like that, then don’t worry! I got two awesome free tools for you below.

First off is Phlanx. You can check the engagement rate of an Instagram influencer with this tool.

Example of the data that the Phlanx tool will show you

The next tool that you can put the influencer ‘s name “through” is called Social Blade.

This tool allows you to see the data from Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter accounts.

Screenshot of their homepage

For example, you can check here if their follower’s growth is looking legit (that they didn’t purchase fake followers). If you want to learn more tips on how to find the best influencers, then I suggest reading the article I linked to below.

9. Researching Competitors

Below you will find two great free tools that I suggest you use to research your competitors.

First off is SimilarWeb. This tool shows you an estimate of the traffic that the website of your competitor is getting.

Dropshipping Tools: SimilarWeb
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On the screenshot below you will see me using this tool on a dropshipping store.

The second great tool to research your competitors is called Commerce Inspector.

Dropshipping Tools: Commerce Inspector
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Yes, their paid version contains a lot more than their free version, but their free version is still great.

You can use the free version to easily see the latest products that dropshipping store added (and how many days ago). You can also see the apps that that store is using.

Plus, you can easily click on ‘Products’, which will automatically show you their bestselling products ( /collections/all?sort_by=best-selling).

For example, see the screenshot below to see this dropshipping tool in action:

The screenshot was taken on the store from Bluecrate

10. Tools for SEO

Let’s move on to the SEO tools that you can use if you want to get free traffic to your dropshipping store!

Most people use Ahrefs for their SEO research.

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Ahrefs lowest monthly plan (not paid yearly) is currently $99, but there is an option to have a 7-day trial for $7.

It’s an expensive tool for sure. That’s why I suggest you to not use any paid SEO tools yet if your budget is tight!

A great option to do keyword research for your dropshipping store is Keywords Everywhere. This browser extension shows you an estimate of the search volume for your Google search.

Screenshot of their homepage

I got one example for you below how it looks like if you, for example, Google “Color hair wax”.

I used this example before, but you can see here what the estimate search volume is!

This tool was free, but you now need to purchase credits in order to see the search volume. It’s not that expensive though!

I do have two more great tools for you to do keyword research for your dropshipping store.

The first one is called AnswerThePublic. This tool will give you a lot of data regarding what people are searching for around your keyword.

Screenshot of their homepage (I love the video on their homepage haha)

And the second one is called Keyword Finder. You type in a keyword and it gives you a lot of keywords back!

Screenshot of their homepage

11. Dropshipping Business Tools

You’re starting a real business when you’re opening your dropshipping store. The tools below will help you with your business.

First off, you can use a tool to track how you spend your time. This way you know what you can improve on your daily schedule to be even more productive.

I suggest you take a look at Toggl because their free version is available for teams up to 5 members!

Screenshot of their homepage

Secondly, you will need a tool that will help you with managing your tasks. This way you will be organized and you will know exactly what to do each day.

Of course, the decision is yours if you use this or not. Some people like it and some people hate it.

The tool I recommend the most is Todoist (I currently use it as well to keep track of all the things I need to do)

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Todoist is free to use, but you can upgrade to a premium account (or use their business version) if you want more features.

Two other options are Asana and Trello. They both have a free version available!

Screenshot of their homepage
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12. Dropshipping Tools for Creating Your Advertisements

Let’s move on to the tools that you can use if you want to create advertisements for your dropshipping store!

Creating Video Ads

For video ads, I suggest you use something like Camtasia Studio!

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It’s a great tool that you can use to make awesome video ads. The price is currently around $260. I suggest checking their website to see their current price!

But yeah that’s definitely not a great choice if your budget is tight.

Another option is to use Adobe Premiere Pro.

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You will need to check their website for the current pricing, but at Adobe, they work with monthly (or yearly) plans. You could use the option to pay for all apps if you want to use Photoshop as well (I will talk about that tool below).

But, again, this is an expensive tool (you’re looking at $600 if you want to use all their apps and want to pay per year) So, what if your budget is tight?

You could use Quik from GoPro. It lets you create awesome video’s on your mobile for free.

Screenshot from the Google Play Store

You can click here if you want to check it out on the Google Play Store. Or you can click here if you want to see it on the App Store!

Creating Picture Ads

If you want to create normal picture ads or if you want to design something like your logo, then I suggest you use Photoshop if your budget allows it (like I said above with Premiere Pro).

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It’s the same with the price as with Premiere Pro. You will need to have a subscription to use this app (or multiple apps).

If your budget doesn’t allow any paid tools for this yet, then I highly suggest you check out Canva.

Dropshipping Tools: Canva
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I currently use Canva as well to create the images for this blog (like the featured images at the top). The great thing about Canva is that it’s free to use!

You can also use the Glorify app (that I covered above) for your picture ads.

13. Tools to keep track of how fast your dropshipping store loads

Having a fast dropshipping store means having a smaller chance of visitors bouncing, it improves SEO, and it will improve your sales and conversions!

Below you will find the speed tools that I suggest you use.

  • GTmetrix – This is one of the popular ones
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  • Pingdom – Another popular one to test the speed of a website
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  • Think with Google – To see how fast your site loads on mobile. You can even scroll down and evaluate the impact of a faster site.
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So, there you have it! All the dropshipping tools you will need for your dropshipping store in 2021.

I will constantly update this article if I find new dropshipping tools that could be helpful for everyone!

If you’re looking for more tools that will help you, then check out these 8 awesome Chrome extensions for dropshipping store owners.

Also, if you’re going to start with dropshipping now (or maybe you have already started), then I wish you the best and please don’t forget that success doesn’t come overnight!

If I forgot a dropshipping tool you really like or if you got any questions regarding dropshipping, then let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top.


My name is Richard, and I created Do Dropshipping after I saw so many paid dropshipping courses popping up. The goal of Do Dropshipping is to put these “gurus” out of business by giving everyone access to the information that they need to start their own dropshipping business today. No more paid dropshipping courses!

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