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Hey, guys It’s me, Sarah, here from Wholesale Ted and in today’s video, I’m gonna be doing something that has been highly requested I’m gonna be giving an updated, step-by-step tutorial on how to create an AliExpress dropshipping store with WooCommerce and AliDropship So yes, if you are one of those people that prefers to use WordPress and WooCommerce to build your dropshipping empire, then this tutorial is for you This is an updated version of my 2017 WooCommerce tutorial In that one, I used WooDropship but these days, AliDropship is easily the best plugin on the market for AliExpress dropshipping This is going to be a 17 step tutorial and for each step, I’m gonna switch over to my computer so that you can see exactly how to complete each step and follow along with my screen Here are the 17 steps that we will be following If you want to skip ahead to a particular step, then I will have timestamps so that you can jump straight to it in the video description below All right, the fun begins I’m gonna switch over to my computer now and give you a quick preview of the store that we are about to build So here is the store that we are going to build It features a custom logo and a nice, big splash image to give the store character and style Scrolling down, you can see that we’ve created a simple yet professional design by previewing different products listed in our store So coming back up, let’s take a look at the menu We’ve got a working store menu including a submenu under the products tab, showing off the different categories of items that we sell So here are the coffee mugs we’ve listed in our store Let’s open one up so that you can see a product page Here is a product page On the right, we’ve got bullet points promoting and selling our item, which have been proven by Amazon to be effective for conversions We’ve also got a working image gallery on the left and customers can check out the different photos And this product has multiple variations Customers can purchase either a black mug, a blue mug, a green mug, or a red mug Scrolling down the page, you can see we’ve got a bigger product description, great for SEO, and related products at the bottom Scrolling back up, let’s finish this preview off by taking a look at how customers can purchase items I’ve added one of these self-stir mugs to my cart And here is our nice, simple, yet professional checkout page As you can see, we’ve set it up so that customers can pay for their items with PayPal and we’ve set it so that each item has free shipping All right So that is the store that we are going to build Let’s get started Step 1, set up our hosting and domain name with SiteGround To set up our hosting and our domain, we are going to be using a low-cost yet high-quality service called SiteGround and this has gotten a four out of five-star rating from TechRadar Now in my 2016 and 2017 tutorials, I recommended that you used iPage because it was the cheapest form of hosting but now, it no longer is And the reason for that is because as of February this year, Google now requires that websites like e-commerce stores that collect data from customers have what is called an SSL certificate If you don’t have one, they will flag your site as being unsafe, massively hurting your sales and conversions And an SSL certificate is unfortunately not included with an iPage subscription, however, it is included for free with a SiteGround subscription A one-year subscription to SiteGround will cost you $4.95 a month paid upfront, however, sometimes you can catch it for $3.95 a month and if you find it for that price, I would recommend that you snap it up fast Another option is to instead choose to purchase a one-month trial with SiteGround, however, this is not something I recommend that you do unless you are really strapped for cash The reason for that is they will charge you $4.95 for that one month plus a huge $14.95 fee so just one month is going to cost you $20 And after that, if you want to keep your site active, then you’re going to need to purchase at least a one-year subscription plan so it’s much better to just go ahead and do it upfront If you would like to follow along with this tutorial, you will find the link to how you can get a SiteGound subscription in the video description below Please be aware, that is an affiliate link Here at Wholesale Ted, all of our YouTube tutorial videos are free and affiliate links help us keep our videos free Come and click on the Web Hosting button in the top menu Click the button under Shared Hosting Come to the StartUp plan and select Get Started Now, let’s register our domain name Type in the domain name that you want Make sure that you have .com selected I don’t recommend using any other type of URL Then, click the Proceed button and just let the page load All right Now you need to create an account For this, you’re going to need to choose an email address to use as your username and

a password Make sure you choose an email address that you have easy access to and that you don’t mind receiving emails in I’m gonna be blurring out all of my personal details in this section to keep them private And of course, select a strong password as you will be using this site to make sales and collect customer’s private data so having a strong password is crucial All right Once you’ve created your account, you are going to need to fill out your personal details You will need to give your full name, your address, and your phone number Other information is optional After that, fill out your credit card details This will be the credit card that you will be using to purchase your hosting and domain name from SiteGround Again, I’ve blurred out my details for this video for obvious reasons If your billing address is different from the address you gave above, you can deselect this checkbox and fill in the correct details Under Hosting Services, select the period that you want For most, it’ll be either the trial or the one-year plan As this is just a tutorial and I don’t plan on keeping this store, I’m selecting the trial plan And after that, just scroll down to the end of the page, click the confirm checkbox, and select the Pay Now button Then, just let SiteGround load and create your account And, done Now just click the Proceed to Customer Area button Now, if you are really strapped for cash, then you can choose to purchase your domain name through another site like GoDaddy or NameCheap to save a few dollars but if you do do that, then you are gonna have to go through the technical process of updating the nameservers and then pointing that domain name at your store which is why I recommend that most beginners just purchase their domain name through SiteGround They will connect your domain name for you, which means that you will have less technical hurdles to have to overcome, meaning that you get set up faster and that you can start making money faster Step 2, install WordPress WooCommerce is a plugin for the content management system called WordPress Before we can install WooCommerce, we need to install WordPress Luckily, WordPress is free and SiteGround makes it super easy for us to install it in just a few clicks Let me switch over to my computer and show you just how easy it is to do this Come to the Members Area inside SiteGround Make sure you are in My Accounts Then, come and click the Launch Setup Wizard button From the menu, click the Start a new website checkbox Once you’ve done that, choose to install WordPress, not WooCommerce You will then need to create your WordPress login details Choose an email address that you have easy log-in access to You will also need to select a username and a password Don’t create a weak password It is very important to keep your account secure And once you’ve done that, click the Confirm button On the next page, they’re just trying to sell you unnecessary extras you don’t need, click the Confirm button again On the next page, tick this checkbox and then click the Complete Setup button and then wait for the page to load This may take a few minutes This is absolutely normal Don’t exit Awesome Now just select the Proceed to Customers Area button to return to your SiteGround admin area and you are done Step 3, install WooCommerce Now that we’ve installed WordPress, we can now install WooCommerce and that is really easy to do Let me switch back to my computer and show you how to complete this step Once again, start out in your SiteGround account Make sure that you are in the My Accounts section of it Then come and click the Go to Admin Panel button Now you’re at the log-in page for your new WordPress site Log in using the login details that we created in step 2 And now you’re in your new WordPress site On the sidebar menu, click Plugins Now, click the Add New button All right Now we just need to come to the plugins search bar and type in WooCommerce Once you’ve typed it in, the WooCommerce plugin should show up and then you just need to click the Install Now button It may take a few minutes to install Don’t click away, just be patient Awesome Once it’s installed, just click this button Now we need to complete our WooCommerce setup You’ll need to select what country you live in and fill out your address I recommend keeping the currency to USD and selecting that you plan to just sell physical products Once you’ve done that, click the Let’s go! button Now again, we just need to let it load This can take a few minutes That’s absolutely normal Don’t click away, just be patient

And that’s it We’ve successfully installed WooCommerce Let’s move on to the next step Step 4, install and activate the AliDropship plugin AliDropship is the best AliExpress dropshipping plugin for WordPress It is very similar to Oberlo Not only does it greatly speed up the process of adding items to our store, but it is going to semi-automate the fulfillment process, making it much easier to process our customers’ orders AliDropship costs $89 to purchase Keep in mind though that this is a one-off purchase, unlike Oberlo which charges you fees once you sell 50 or more items a month Once you purchase AliDropship, that is it I will have a link to where you can get AliDropship in the video description below Please be aware, that is an affiliate link If you would choose it, we would greatly appreciate it All right So to begin with, we need to start out by purchasing it and installing it Let me switch over to my computer and show you how to do this Come to the AliDropship site Again, I’ll have the link to it in the video description below Click Buy Plugin button On the next page, click the Buy Now button On the checkout page, enter your email address You don’t need to add any comments Then just scroll down and enter your credit card details If you’d prefer, you can choose to buy the plugin with PayPal instead of a credit card After that, click the Complete Order button Now just let the page load It may take a few minutes, that’s normal Don’t click away, just be patient On this page, just click the Continue button This is an upsell page and we don’t need what they’re selling us Awesome We’ve purchased AliDropship Scroll down and find the AliDropship WooCommerce plugin and click the Download button When you click it, the plugin should download to your computer Okay, so what we’re gonna do is switch back to our WordPress Dashboard while keeping this page open We’ll need our license key later On the left menu, click the Plugins button On the Plugins page, click the Add New button After that, just click the Upload Plugin button On the next page, you’ll need to select Choose File and find the AliDropship file you just downloaded and select it Then, click Install Now The installation process make take a few moments and again, this is absolutely normal Don’t click away Awesome Now just click the Activate Plugin button and you’ve successfully installed AliDropship All right Now that we have purchased AliDropship and installed it, we need to add our license key to it so that we can activate it Earlier, when we purchased AliDropship, I said to keep that purchase page open and the reason for that was because it had our license key on it So go back to that page now and I will show you how to add the license key to your plugin and activate it Come back to the AliDropship purchase confirmation page Find your license key and copy it And then switch back to your WordPress Admin area On the left sidebar menu, click the AliDropship Woo button Then come and select the License button Then all you need to do is paste in your license key and click the Activate button After that, it’s time to move on to the next step Step 5, install the AliDropship Chrome Extension Later on in this video, in step 9, we are going to automatically add AliExpress products to our store using the AliDropship Chrome Extension That means if you haven’t already, you are going to need to get the Chome browser and install it So if you haven’t done that already, go do so now To download the AliDropship Chrome Extension, you will need to go to the Chrome web store and I will have a link to how you can get there in the video description below All right Let me switch back to my computer and show you how to do this Come to the Chrome web store extensions Again, I’ll have a link to it in the video description below Go to the search bar and type in AliDropship When the extension appears, click the Add to Chrome button On the pop-up, click Add Extension When it successfully installs, you’ll see this success message in the top right of your browser Close this message Then click the AliDropship Chrome button and type in the URL of your new store and click Add And then that’s it You’ve successfully added the AliDropship Chrome Extension It’s time to move on to the next step Step 6, install the AliDropship Theme – Shopper One of the quirks of working with the AliDropship plugin is that it is not compatible with many WordPress themes You need to make sure that you are choosing a theme that is compatible with AliDropship There are multiple themes to choose from and you only need to use one of their free ones You don’t need to pay for any of their premium themes I think that the easiest theme for beginners to use to create a simple yet professional

store is the Shopper theme so that is what we are going to be using in this tutorial To download and install it, you will need to go to the AliDropship Themes page and again, I’ll have a link to that in the video description below All right So let me switch back to my computer and show you just how simple it is to do this Start out by coming to the AliDropship Theme page Again, I’ll have a link to it in the video description below So scroll down until you find the Shopper theme We’ll be using this one so click it On the Theme page, click the Download button When you do this, it will start downloading to your computer When it’s finished downloading, switch back to your WordPress dashboard On the side menu, put your mouse over the Appearance button and click the Themes button from the submenu On the Themes page, come and click the Add New button Then on the Add Themes page, click the Upload Theme button Click the Choose File button then find the Shopper theme file that we downloaded to your computer earlier and open it And then just click the Install Now button and wait for it to install Awesome All that is left for you to do is to click the Activate button and you are done It is time to move on to the next step Step 7, edit the AliDropship settings In this step, we’re gonna be doing a couple of things Firstly, we’re gonna be setting it so that AliDropship will override the customer’s phone number with our phone number on the checkout page That means the supplier, if they need to get in contact with us, will use our phone number and not the customer’s Secondly, we’re gonna be adding in an automatic note to each order that will tell the AliExpress suppliers to not include any invoices or marketing materials with our order This is called “blind dropshipping” and it means that the customer will not find out how much that we originally paid for the item We’re also gonna be setting it so that AliDropship will check if any of our suppliers have run out of stock and if they have, it’s gonna set our inventory to zero So I’m gonna switch back now and show you how to edit AliDropship settings Come to your WordPress Dashboard and click the AliDropship Woo button on the left menu When the page loads, come and click on Settings in the left menu Now we’re gonna update the Checkout settings First we’re gonna set it so that when customers order an item, the AliExpress supplier will be given our phone number not the customer’s So come to the Default phone number and type in your phone number Don’t worry, the customer won’t see this Then click this button so that your phone number will override the customer’s number And after that, type in this custom note This will mean that no promo materials or invoices will be included in the package In this industry, we call that blind dropshipping Then just click Save Changes All right Now we’re gonna change the Order Update settings Come to the left menu and click the Updates button Now, come to this button and click it Change it so that when a variation disappears or is out of stock, that the quantity for it will automatically set to zero Keep the rest of the settings like they are You can change these if you like though It’s entirely up to you Now just come to Auto Update and click the Enable button Keep it set to update once daily and then just click Save Changes Step 8, add a custom logo and update our store’s color scheme Adding a custom logo and giving it a custom color scheme is gonna help give our store a brand and a unique feel Now, you can create a logo for free using a logo maker and I will have a link to one in the video description below For most of you though, you’re probably gonna get a much better logo made if you just head on over to Fiverr and get a graphic designer to make one for you and it’s gonna cost you just $5 plus a $0.50 transaction fee And something that you will want to do before you go ahead to complete this step is to pick a color that matches your store’s niche For me, I’m selling coffee accessories, so I’m going to choose the colour brown since coffee beans are brown So once you’ve gone ahead and chosen your colour, follow along with me on my computer Start out on the Dashboard On the left sidebar, click the Appearance button Now click the Customize button after putting your mouse over the Shopper Theme Okay Start out by clicking Site Identity Then, click Select logo Click the Select Files button Now, find where you saved your logo on your computer and open it Once loaded, click Select On the next page, you’ll have an option to crop the image I don’t need to crop my image so I’m just gonna click Open Image Fantastic We’ve now added a custom logo to our store Let’s modify the color scheme

Come and click the back button Now, select the Color button in the left menu Come to the Link color and click Select Color Choose the color that you’ve already chosen for your store Because I’m selling coffee accessories, I’m gonna be selecting a brown All right So when you’ve chosen your color, come and click the Publish button to save it Next, click the back button On the left side menu, select Buttons Now come to Background color and choose the same color that you chose before Almost there Now just click Publish And that’s it We’ve added a custom logo and color theme to our store Step 9, add products to your store For this step, we’re gonna be going over to AliExpress and then importing products directly in using the AliDropship Chrome Extension So, of course, that means that to complete this step, you’re going to need to open up your Chrome browser So go ahead and do that now and then head on over to AliExpress Come to AliExpress and do a search for the product that you want to add Let the results load up Once the results have loaded, scroll through the list and find the product that you want to add Put your mouse over it and click the AliDropship button Wait a few moments while the product is being added to your store When you get the tick, it means it was successfully added Okay So I’m just gonna scroll through the listings and add one randomly All right So let’s choose this one I’m gonna click the AliDropship button and give it a few moments to add it to my store Success Now I’m gonna switch back to my WordPress Dashboard to show you it’s been added I’m gonna come and click on the Products button and look, there are the products that we selected So go through now and add each of the products you plan to sell from AliExpress Step 10, how to add product categories Come to the left sidebar menu and hover your mouse over the Products button and select Categories from the submenu All right So I’m gonna add in one item category, coffee mugs So I’m gonna come to name and type in coffee mugs Next, I’m gonna add in a Slug If you don’t know what this means then don’t worry about it It is optional Now I’m just gonna scroll down the page and click the Add new category button And then that’s it Coming here, we can see that my coffee mug category has been successfully added I’m now gonna pause in the video and add in two extra categories Done I’ve gone and added two new categories, coffee spoons and travel mugs So go on and add your product categories now Step 11, how to create an About Us page On the left WordPress menu, click the Pages button Then come and click the Add New button Come and enter a title A simple title like About Us works great Now you just need to enter your content I’ve already written up some filler content for this video I’m also going to use an image as part of my About Us page I’m going to set it so that the picture is on the left side of the page with the text I’ve prepared in advance written around it Don’t stress too much over your About Us page It’s important to have one as it creates trust and legitimizes your store but a simple page with three to four paragraphs is plenty in the beginning I find that a lot of beginners overthink things like the About Us page and put too much emphasis on it You can make a better page later, once you are making sales Once you’ve finished adding content, click the Publish button And then that’s it We’ve successfully created our About Us page You can preview it by clicking the Preview Changes button It’s time to move on to the next step Step 12, how to add a Contact Us page On the left sidebar, click the Plugins button Now, click Add New In the search bar, type contact form Click Install Now next to Contact Form 7 and let it install Once install, click the Activate button Come back and click the button titled Plugins Click the Settings button under Contact Form 7 Come and copy the shortcode on this page Then click Pages Click Add New Type in a title Contact Us works great Now paste in the shortcode that we copied earlier Then just click Publish and you are done You’ve successfully created a contact form Messages from it will be sent to the email address you created with your WordPress account Step 13, how to add free shipping For this tutorial, I’m gonna keep it nice and simple I’m gonna set up one shipping option and that is free shipping It means that all of the products in your store will be eligible for free shipping

This means that you’re going to need to be keeping this in mind when you’re pricing your products since you need to absorb the cost of the shipping into the price that you are charging Luckily though, shipping costs on AliExpress are very, very cheap Something else that is very important to note is that for this tutorial, I didn’t specify any particular countries so my shipping was applied worldwide but I don’t suggest this for most people As I explained in my video “10 Things to DO BEFORE Dropshipping,” I recommend that beginners stick to countries that have fast, efficient shipping options And the absolute easiest country to begin with is dropshipping to the USA I recommend that beginners just start out focusing on the USA market because they have a very fast, efficient shipping option called ePacket All right Let me switch over to my computer and show you just how easy it is to do this On the left menu, hover your mouse over WooCommerce and then click the Settings button Then come and click on the Shipping tab Now come and click Add shipping zone Name it Free Shipping You can also select which countries you want to ship to in the Zone regions If you don’t select any countries, it will be a worldwide shipping option Once you’ve done that, click Add shipping method A pop-up box will appear From the dropdown menu, select Free shipping and then click Add shipping method And then that is it Something important is that if you selected particular countries, this shipping option will only apply to those countries and people from other countries won’t be able to order from you unless you create a shipping option for them This is a good way to limit which countries you ship to Step 14, how to set up PayPal To keep this tutorial and accessible for people worldwide, I’m gonna show you how to set up your checkout with PayPal To accept payments, you’re going to need a business PayPal account Luckily, turning your personal PayPal account into a business one is free Another good payment option is Stripe Now, if you are eligible to use Stripe while having your currency set to USD, I highly recommend that you add this to your store But for this video, we’re just gonna be adding in PayPal Let me switch back to my computer and show you just how easy it is to do this On the left menu, hover your mouse over WooCommerce and then click the Settings button On the Settings page, click the Checkout tab at the top of the page Now just scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page At the bottom, click the PayPal button All righty So enabling it is simple Just click the Enable checkbox This will enable PayPal Then, add your PayPal email address in the PayPal email box After that, just scroll down to the end of the page and click the Save changes button And once you’ve clicked that, you are done Now customers will be able to pay for their items using PayPal There are other options on the Checkout settings like Direct bank transfer and Cash on delivery but because we haven’t checked to enable them, they won’t show up for the customer Step 15, how to customize your homepage It’s a myth that you need a super fancy store design to make sales Having a simple, clean design with a bit of a unique feel is all you need for a profitable store So we’re gonna keep this tutorial nice and easy We’re gonna, first of all, add a big splash image to our homepage and then we’re gonna set it so that we’ve got a title and a subtitle overlaid on top of it And next, we’re gonna set it up so that we’ve got different products that we’re selling in our store previewed on our homepage It’s a really nice, easy way to keep our store looking professional Okay, come to the left menu and click on the Pages button Then come and click on the Add New button All right So what we need to do is create some headline text for our page and some subtext that will go under the headline The headline text should be typed into the Title box and the subtext should be placed in the big text box I prepared some text in advance Just a quick note While I’m writing worldwide free shipping, that is a more advanced tactic I recommend beginners start out by just dropshipping to the USA Once you’ve added some text, come to Page Attributes From the dropdown menu, select Homepage Next, we need to add a splash image This image should be at least 1080 pixels long and 500 pixels high A good place to find a splash image for your site is Google Images Be sure to search for images that are free to use and edit, even for commercial purposes If you don’t use images that have a license that lets you do this, then you will risk being sued For more information, watch my video, “How to Not Get Sued When Dropshipping,” which I will include a link to in the video description below Being sued may sound scary but don’t worry It’s very easy to avoid this happening to you as long as you follow my advice Once the image has finished loading, click the Set featured image button

Awesome We have now added our homepage splash image Now we just need to click the Publish button Now we’ve got to go and set this page as our homepage so on the left menu, come and hover your mouse over the Settings button and then click the Reading button Next, to your homepage displays, click the static page checkbox And then from the dropdown menu, select the page we just created After that, click Save Changes Almost done Now just come and click on the Appearance button in the left menu Then click on this Customize button Now click on Home Page Here, we can choose which product categories we will preview on our store homepage If you have all of these showing, the page will get cluttered Remove two different previews and remove the product categories and blog preview from the homepage And that’s it We have successfully customized and updated our homepage design As you can see, it’s got different product previews that we chose to keep and we no longer have the categories or blog posts listed on the homepage To finish, just click the Publish button Fantastic I’m now gonna open up the homepage on my full screen so that you can take a better look at the design All right So here is the homepage As you can see, our splash image is at the top and it has the title text that we wrote and the subtest that we created is on here too And, of course, scrolling down, we can see the product previews we chose are here as well We’ve created a nice, simple, clean homepage design It’s time to move on to the next step Step 16, update the product pages For this step, I’m gonna be editing two different products I’m gonna be editing the self-stir mug, which comes in multiple color variations The second product that I’m going to be updating is this camera lens travel mug and it comes in a single variation and that is black I’ll also show you how to set a product on sale using the self-stir mug and I’m gonna show you how to set a product to not be on sale using the camera lens travel mug Now, this part is easily going to be the most time-consuming part of setting up your store Creating unique product descriptions can certainly be quite time-consuming but it’s well worth it So let’s go ahead and edit our product pages All right So come to the left menu and click on the Products button So the first product that we’re going to edit is the self-stir mug It’s a product with multiple variations so I’ll show you how to delete the ones you don’t want and edit the ones you want to keep First things first though Delete the product title and enter your own Next, delete the description and enter your own I’m gonna be pasting in a description I have prepared in advance Now scroll down the page until you come to the short description box In this box, write some bullet points that promote and sell the item I’m gonna be pasting in the ones that I’ve prepared in advance Okay So next we need to edit the product data Don’t worry about changing any of this in the Inventory tab and you don’t need to change anything in the Shipping tab either And you can optionally choose to link products for upsells and cross-sells Something we do want to edit though is the Attributes For the Color Attribute, I’m deleting the colors I plan to remove, the sky blue mug and the yellow mug And then after I’ve done this, I’m going to be going through and hiding some attributes that I think look clunky and unprofessional to include I’m gonna be hiding these because they’ll show up on our product page This data has been pulled directly from AliExpress and a lot of suppliers on there have awkward English, which leads to these clunky attributes And in addition to hiding them, you can permanently remove them or you can even edit them But all of these are optional You may disagree with me and want to include some attributes but hide others and that is absolutely okay These attributes won’t be in the main section of your product description They’ll be in their own separate tab Once I’ve finished editing this self-stir mug, I’ll show you where they appear And I’ll be honest, setting up product listings is one of my least favorite things to do but you need to make sure that you don’t take shortcuts It’s important that you edit them to make them look professional and engaging and it’s at this point that a lot of people get bored and they give up Don’t be one of those people Dropshipping requires more than just throwing money at ads We need to do our best to convince the customer that not only should they buy this item, but that they should trust us as well And having professional-looking product pages helps to go a long way in getting them to trust us Fantastic We’ve updated our attributes Now we’re gonna click on the Variations tab This sky blue mug is a variation that I don’t want so I’m going to remove it Cool

It’s been successfully removed I’ll now show you how you can update the prices of the variations that you do want to keep I’m gonna be putting this mug on sale from $19.99 down to $14.99 All right So as this is quite a long process to watch, I’m now gonna pause this video and remove the variations of the mug that I don’t want and update the prices on the variants that I want to keep Done Okay, after you’ve edited the variants, click the Advanced tab Untick Enable reviews and then that is it We don’t need to update the Supplier info or the Review tab Then come and click the category that the item fits into And then just click Publish Perfect, we’ve updated a product with variations I’m gonna preview this page now so you can see what it looks like So on the left is the image gallery and on the right are the bullet points from our short product description Down here, you can see the main description that I added And if we click on Additional Information, you’ll see the product attributes that we chose to have are visible All right So let’s switch back and update the camera lens travel mug On the left menu, come back to the Products button and click it Now, I’m just going to find the camera lens travel mug and open it This item will be different to edit as it has no variations Again, the first thing we want to do is delete the title and put our own one in Next, just like before, we want to delete the description and write our own And then come to the Product short description box and write some bullet points promoting the item Coming back to Product data, just like before, we don’t need to make any changes to the Inventory or Shipping tabs but you can optionally add upsells or cross-sells if you’d liked to in the Linked Products tab Once again though, we need to go through the attributes and hide or remove any that we don’t want While I’m doing this, I want to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about my product description I wrote that product description as an example of one that is optimized for search engine optimization traffic, that is why the description is very long However, if you’re planning on running paid ads to it, then don’t feel you need a long product description A short two to three paragraph description along with stuff like a shipping disclaimer and trust lines like Secure Checkout with Mastercard and Visa should be more than enough That product description was just filler Don’t copy it I just wrote some text to help people visualize what theirs could look like Once you’ve updated the product attributes, click Save attributes Now, if we come to the Variations tab, you’ll see that it looks very different because there are not multiple variations of it but we still need to come to this page to update the item price I’m not going to put this mug on sale so that you can see what an item looks like when it’s not on sale All right And just like before, we’re gonna come to the Advanced tab and turn reviews off And we don’t need to make changes to the Supplier info or Review tabs Tick the correct category for the item I accidentally ticked coffee mug instead of travel mug, whoops And then click the Update button And that’s it We’ve updated the page I’m gonna preview the product listing now so you can see what it looks like So we’ve got the image gallery and the bullet points at the top and there is no sale price this time And scrolling down, you can see that the description I added in is here along with related products at the bottom And if we click the Additional Information tab, the attributes we chose are visible Looking at these closer now, I think that I would edit some of these since the values in them are wrong but luckily, as I’ve shown in this section of the tutorial, updating them is easy So go on, edit your product pages and we can then move on to the next step There are a couple of things that I want to note Firstly, I accidentally said that my items would arrive within one to two weeks If you are doing AliExpress dropshipping with ePacket as your shipping option, I would recommend telling the customer that it’s gonna take two to four weeks to arrive And again, I really don’t recommend that beginners start out by dropshipping worldwide If you are new to this, then I recommend just focusing on USA and only selling items that have ePacket as a shipping option I also forgot to show you how to edit images in the image gallery It’s pretty simple though You can delete images and reorder them in this gallery section here All right We are almost done Congratulations on making it this far Just one final step to go Step 17, create a store menu All right Now we just need to create our store menu and on it, it’s gonna have a link to our homepage, our About Us page, our Contact Us page, and a link to all of our products And we will also be creating a submenu that contains links to our different product categories All right So let’s switch over to my computer and complete this final step

On our left menu, hover your mouse on Appearance and then click the Menus button We’re only gonna be creating one menu, the main menu Come and type in a name for it The name Primary Menu works well After that, just click Create Menu Awesome When the page loads, click Primary Menu as the display location After that, click the Save Menu button All right Now come and tick the pages that I am The first page on the list should be your homepage Don’t worry, we will be changing the name of it for our menu Once you’ve selected all of these, click to Add to Menu Perfect Let’s change the funny name of our homepage to to say Home I’m typing in caps because as part of the theme design, all menu items get capitalized anyway I also like changing Shop to the name Products since I think it’s more descriptive People will know that if they click it, they’ll see a list of our products After that, it’s time to add in categories Unfortunately, we have to add to add these URLs in manually so in another window, open up your Product Categories page Now you’ve got two options You can either right-click the View button under the category you want to add and click the Copy Link Address button to get the URL or you can open up the page and you can copy the URL in the browser screen Some people might find that easier to do Once you’ve got the URL, come back to your Menu page, under Custom Links, paste in the URL And then in Link Text, type in the name of your category Then just click Add to Menu Perfect Now come and click the category and drag it so that it is both under the Products tab and indented like I’ve done here This turns it into a submenu item for that Products button Okay So what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna pause this video and then add in my two other categories Awesome So you can see, I’ve added in my two other categories to create the submenu So what I’m gonna do is show you a preview of the site so that you can see how the submenu looks All right So if we come to the Home button, you can see it takes us to the homepage And if we hover over the Products button, you can see that our submenu pops up And by clicking on the different items in the submenu, we can go to their respective categories And if we click About Us, you can see that that works And finally, if we click Contact Us, it takes to that page as well Well, everyone, that’s it We’ve completed the final step Congratulations, you’ve completed your very own AliExpress dropshipping store using WooCommerce and AliDropship And that is it We are done Congratulations on creating your new store Now there are still several things that you can add to it to make it even better For example, I recommend that you add links to your different social media accounts in the footer and I also recommend adding a refund policy page And I would highly recommend going in and updating the metadata of your store, in particular, the title But for now, if you follow this tutorial, you can set up a nice, basic, semi-automated dropshipping store that works Now, if you would like to get even more free dropshipping training, then be sure to subscribe to Wholesale Ted and click that little notification bell next to it so that you can be notified anytime that we post a new video And we’ve actually got another freebie for you Here at Wholesale Ted, we have a free eBook, “How to Make $10,000 a Month Online with Dropshipping.” You can find a link on how to download this eBook in the video description below

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