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Top 38 Free Tools & Extensions Every Dropshipper Must Know (Updated)

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As a dropshipping store owner, we know that you would like to embrace the right tools that will help you to see your business succeed. Knowing these tools will help you to stay savvy and successful in the rapidly expanding drop shipping business. 

If you are still dedicated more then ever to making sure you took into account everything it needs to make your business more profitable, you might be searching for some advice on what are the best dropshipping tools and extensions that can save your time and money. Don’t forget to bookmark the ones you want!

The best Chrome extensions for dropshipping

Dropshipping Chrome, or any other browser, extensions are typically used for market research and marketing, daily tasks automation, cashback and everything around the day-to-day work of the dropshipping seller.

The extensions below are more than just dropshipping extensions, it is a curated endlessly growing list of Chrome extensions that can help you increase your productivity as you work on your business.

Best Scanner-Extensions for Dropshippers:

1. Keepa – Amazon Scanner Tool 

This free wonderful amazon scanner works with all Amazon sites and offers easy check-up on all items, with a fast site and great browser extensions that will help save precious time.

amazon scanner keepa
Screenshot from Keepa

2. Camelcamelcamel – Search Hot Selling Items

Another easy tool to use is the Amazon scanner and price tracker. The Camlizer is their helpful browser extension. Here you can also browse and search for hot selling items and track price drops.

3. Walmart Price Tracker

The similar easy-to-use tool for tracking the prices in Walmart: 

Screenshot of the price tracking in Walmart

In case you dropship from other sources, you can check the available free price checkers for them on AliPrice.com.For instance, they also offer similar extensions for Banggood, DHGate, Aliexpress, Joy Buy, Gearbest, etc. 

Chrome extension for automation

4. DSM Tool Dropshipping Chrome Extension

If you are looking for an innovative dropshipping software that allows eBay and Shopify dropshippers to source products from an endless variety of suppliers and control their stock,  check the Dsm Tool dropshipping software.

The DSM Tool Chrome extension will save you a lot of time while you’re dropshipping. You can use it to import the product details from websites like Ali Express (the title, images, description etc.) and to automate the ordering process once you make a sale on your dropshipping store.  

List in DSM extension button on Aliexpress

Dropshipping Market Research – Free Tools

5. Google Trends 

A research tool that lets you pick-up on highly searched for trends, items, and niches.

Where to find the trending product is maybe one of the most popular questions among dropshippers. This tool can help you to make your own research on the search volumes for the selected niches, evergreen and seasonal products. Additionally, it offers the possibility to check the trends depending on the location (worldwide, country, region, city), which is peculiarly handy if you sell in different marketplaces. Read more in our dropshipping sourcing with Google Trends

6. Google Shopping Insights 

This dropshipping tool is more robust and comprehensive research and free tool. Read more in our Google tools tip.

7. Google Keyword Planner 

It’s another useful tool from Google that helps see the viability and competition for the searched keywords (your ideas for products or niches, for example) and, besides, it offers you new ideas related to them. It addition, this tool allows you to set the necessary time, location, language filters to narrow down the results. If you dropship and don’t use DSM tool title builder or any other similar one, you may check here the best keywords for the title optimization of your listings on eBay or Shopify. 

Screenshot from the search in Google Keyword Planner

Reminder: The title optimization is crucial for eBay dropshipping, where the sellers do their best to get their products rank high in eBay SEO. To keep it simple: the better keywords you use in your title, the higher chance to get sales. 

8. What’s hot weekly 

An intuitive site that lets you find what is selling good this week by categories and a search bar. You can also filter by country to know your market better.

9. Grabley 

Is a dropshipping chrome extension that lets you work faster to filter, search and compare items and the use of hotkeys on multiple sites like eBay, Amazon.

Grabley extension
Screenshot from chrome store

10. Google Express 

Another great new tool by Google helps with comparing prices between a great number of suppliers in the US. Learn more about it in this update.

Screenshot from google express

11. Shopzilla 

A veteran huge site that gives you an extensive market research platform.

12. BizRate 

Convenient product exploring and researching site. Like Shopzilla, BizRate is also a part of the connexity group.  

13. Algopix

With Algopix, you can make smart choices and reduce your confusion. You can create a business strategy based on facts and data geared towards a better chance of success.

Make smart choices – know what to buy, where to sell, and at what price to sell it – all with the help of one simple tool.

Dropshipping Tools for Amazon 

If you are looking for free dropshipping product research tool for Amazon, these dropshipping extensions might come handy as they offer a variety of tools that will help you in your research process

14. Amazon Assistant for Chrome 

A browser extension helping with great input and quick links on items that you find in the Amazon search pages.

15. Unicorn Smasher – A Free Amazon Research Tool

A complete Amazon research tool in the form of a chrome extension.

16. DS Amazon Quick View 

With over 120k users, this chrome extension for drop shippers is a simple tool that offers viable information on each item you find on Amazon.

17. BQool Inc

BQool is a SaaS company that develops innovative cloud-based software services for Amazon sellers to resolve daily business challenges. Since 2013, BQool has helped thousands of sellers in different parts of the world to succeed on Amazon.

Dropshipping Tools for Aliexpress:

18. Ali Packet 

This is a great chrome extension helping you to find items offering fast ePacket shipping and save precious time.

19. Aliexpress Seller Check 

Find out everything you need to know about the seller of the items from the popular Aliexpress marketplace to choose the right ones.

20. Alitools shopping assistant

With the help of this extension, the dropshippers can gather the information about the product’s price changes, seller’s rating and reviews right on the product page in Aliexpress, and, besides, get the list of the similar items with the indicated sellers’ rate.

If you source in other Alibaba group sites (for instance, BangGood), this tool will show you the sellers of similar and related products with their lowest prices, but from Aliexpress.
This information can be really helpful when it comes to choosing a supplier for your trending item.

Screenshot of Alitools price controller

21. Alisave

As a drop shipper, you know that the good image for the listing plays an important role. This amazing extension helps the sellers to download the main or description photos of your product from Aliexpress easily with one click.

AliSave quick tutorial

Dropshipping Tools with Cashback:

All of these are great cashback sites, see what works best for you and enjoy some bonuses:

22. Ebates – Get $10 bonus via this link

23. Giving assistant – Get $5 bonus via this link

24. Top cashback

25. Be Frugal – Get $10 bonus via this link

26. Quido – Get 5GBP bonus via this link

Tools with Coupons:

27. PriceBlink Coupons

A unique browser extension that will find you coupons before checking out with your purchases on sources in the US and the UK.

28. Cently by coupon follow

A similar chrome extension finding coupons for you upon checkout with plenty of great sources.

Tools for Optimization:

29. Seller core 

Find and create great templates for your unique listings in all sorts of different categories and themes.

ebay templates tool
Screenshot from sellercore

30. Title Builder 

Optimize your titles to make your listings on your dropshipping store stand out in from of the rest.

31. Isoldwhat

Helps you find the right categories on eBay and their unique ID numbers.

Tools for Graphic Design:

32. Canva 

Practical and simple online tool for image editing and creating for the ones who are not graphic designers … just yet.

33. Freepik 

A large stock image site with vectors, photos and PSD files.

34. Picjumbo

Another great free to use stock site.

Miscellaneous:

35. Trello 

Agile-based free to use task organizer to give you more control on your business model and the work being done.

36. Google Drive

Forget about traditional office solutions and use the cloud to create and store all of your important information.

37. Mailchimp

Email marketing complete solution to get your buyers hooked and keep asking for more.

38. Grammarly

Native English speaker or not, we all are bound to make some misspells and grammar errors. Don’t work too hard and let Grammarly extension clean up your language.

Any other free to use tools or great dropshipping chrome extensions you would like to recommend your fellow drop shippers? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by shai waisbrod

Shai is the editor of DSMagazine and our marketing expert.
His eBay account is open since 2011, and he just moved out of Thailand after living there for 5 years to travel the world with his laptop. Also, he firmly believes in single-tasking.
(P.S, He can speak Hebrew, English, and Thai!)

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