What is the maximum amount of products an Alidropship can serve?

#1
Hello,

If we assume that I use the most powerful server among the existing ones, how many products can the Alidropship serve?

- Is there any limit on the number of daily updated products?
- Can the Aliexpress ban my server's IP address? If so, in what cases is it possible and how to avoid it?

Thanks
 

Christina

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#2
Hello,

If we assume that I use the most powerful server among the existing ones, how many products can the Alidropship serve?

- Is there any limit on the number of daily updated products?
- Can the Aliexpress ban my server's IP address? If so, in what cases is it possible and how to avoid it?

Thanks
Even if you're using the most powerful server, there are other things which can impact. WordPress, for example, has its own limit for updating.

As for the AliExpress, we can't give you an appropriate answer, because it is a third-party company.
 
#3
Even if you're using the most powerful server, there are other things which can impact. WordPress, for example, has its own limit for updating.

As for the AliExpress, we can't give you an appropriate answer, because it is a third-party company.
I tried to comprehend your answer, but I could not. Excuse me. Let's try to detail every aspect of this question.

1. Regarding Wordpress / Woocommerce Limits.

I studied this question and found the following information.

1.1. Woocommerce official position:

What is the maximum WooCommerce can handle?
Sky is the limit. We’ve seen instances of shops with 100,000+ products listed, handling thousands of transactions per minute. In those cases, they had great hosting support and their own developer team focused on optimization.
https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/woocommerce-scaling-faqs/

1.2. The results of testing the store with a large number of products:

General conclusion on “How many products can WooCommerce handle?”
In this research , we’ve tested the load speed of WooCommerce without the use of any cache plugins or custom hosting settings, which obviously influenced the results. In the following articles, we will explore the possibilities of caching and optimizing the store through hosting settings.

In general, it’s obvious that WooCommerce can cope with the large product bases and, if properly configured, can work with the bases of 50K, 100K or more products.
https://premmerce.com/many-products-can-woocommerce-handle/

This information leads us to conclude that Woocommerce can function normally with 50k-100k products.


2. Regarding Alidropship import / update limits

I think that the bottleneck of Wordpress (Woocommerce) / Alidropship interaction is not any Alidropship restrictions, but restrictions that Ali places on the number and duration of connections from one IP address.

Yaros tried to answer this question here. According to this topic, it took 8 hours to upgrade 1,200 products. Assuming that Ali does not block the IP address from which updates are made, you can update 3600 products within 24 hours. This number could be used as a starting point to determine the maximum amount of product that can be updated from a single IP address per day..

Today I received a message from Sergey (Alidropship), in which he writes that the import and update of products occur from the local address of the computer (via Chrome plugin).

In this regard, I have a question: can I use VPN and several Ali accounts in order to run several parallel update streams?

I will be grateful for the concrete answer, without the general reasonings.

Thank you!
 

Christina

Administrator
Staff member
#4
I tried to comprehend your answer, but I could not. Excuse me. Let's try to detail every aspect of this question.

1. Regarding Wordpress / Woocommerce Limits.

I studied this question and found the following information.

1.1. Woocommerce official position:

What is the maximum WooCommerce can handle?
Sky is the limit. We’ve seen instances of shops with 100,000+ products listed, handling thousands of transactions per minute. In those cases, they had great hosting support and their own developer team focused on optimization.
https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/woocommerce-scaling-faqs/

1.2. The results of testing the store with a large number of products:

General conclusion on “How many products can WooCommerce handle?”
In this research , we’ve tested the load speed of WooCommerce without the use of any cache plugins or custom hosting settings, which obviously influenced the results. In the following articles, we will explore the possibilities of caching and optimizing the store through hosting settings.

In general, it’s obvious that WooCommerce can cope with the large product bases and, if properly configured, can work with the bases of 50K, 100K or more products.
https://premmerce.com/many-products-can-woocommerce-handle/

This information leads us to conclude that Woocommerce can function normally with 50k-100k products.


2. Regarding Alidropship import / update limits

I think that the bottleneck of Wordpress (Woocommerce) / Alidropship interaction is not any Alidropship restrictions, but restrictions that Ali places on the number and duration of connections from one IP address.

Yaros tried to answer this question here. According to this topic, it took 8 hours to upgrade 1,200 products. Assuming that Ali does not block the IP address from which updates are made, you can update 3600 products within 24 hours. This number could be used as a starting point to determine the maximum amount of product that can be updated from a single IP address per day..
Technically there is not limitation on how many products you can have on your site. Aldiropship plugin does not limit you in that regard. However we recommend to work with no more than about 1000 products due Wordpress limitations. More products can slow down your site regardless of what hosting you are using. If you are going to use Wocommerce and Alidropship Woo version, you can divide that number by 2 due to Wocommerce import process.

Today I received a message from Sergey (Alidropship), in which he writes that the import and update of products occur from the local address of the computer (via Chrome plugin).

In this regard, I have a question: can I use VPN and several Ali accounts in order to run several parallel update streams?
Suppose that using VPN and several AliExpress account makes no sense and doesn't accelerate updating process. Moreover simultaneous using several AliExpress account might result in incorrect plugin work.
 
#5
[QUOTE="...However we recommend to work with no more than about 1000 products due Wordpress limitations. More products can slow down your site regardless of what hosting you are using. If you are going to use Wocommerce and Alidropship Woo version, you can divide that number by 2 due to Wocommerce import process.[/QUOTE]

Ok, now I am summarizing all the information received from you. If I understand correctly, the official position of AilDropship, expressed by you, is expressed by the following formula:

WordPress + Woocommerce + AliDropship = up to 500 products

This is very puzzling to me. Now, when I see on Ali2Woo, a service plan that supports up to 30,000 products, I think the Gods are working there ;). After your description of all the limitations of WP and Woo, the figure of 30,000 products looks like the feats of Hercules.
 
#6
I have ALiDropship + WordPress + Woocommerce site running ok with 600 products. Increasing product count towards 1000... No any issues yet!
I have also two WordPress + Woocommerce sites both running ok with over 5000 products, however those update using custom script and not from AliExpress. I use dedicated 16xprocessor server and one of those 5000+ product sites uses Google Cloud. There is no significant speed difference.

If you have issues with site speed / updating products etc., I suggest to look at security/firewall side. I found out my sites being brute froce attaced rugularly, which slowed down them very badly, and sometimes disturbed updates until I put rate limiting etc. shields up using CloudFlare.
 
#7
I have ALiDropship + WordPress + Woocommerce site running ok with 600 products. Increasing product count towards 1000... No any issues yet!
Hi Mika, , thanks for the info. However, I planned to have a significantly larger number of products in my store.

The Achilles heel of the AliDropship plugin is in the process of updating products. AliDropship guys are aware of this problem and are trying to hide behind the limitations of WordPress and Woocommerce.

Some details you can see here:
https://forum.alidropship.com/threads/manual-update-stops-very-often-very-slow.3545/
https://forum.alidropship.com/threa...l-update-took-8-hours-for-1200-products.3412/
and so on...

Technically there is not limitation on how many products you can have on your site. Aldiropship plugin does not limit you in that regard. However we recommend to work with no more than about 1000 products due Wordpress limitations. More products can slow down your site regardless of what hosting you are using. If you are going to use Wocommerce and Alidropship Woo version, you can divide that number by 2 due to Wocommerce import process.
This information should be added to the description pages of the plugin, so as not to mislead buyers.
Now the Woocommerce plugin page contains the following information:
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https://alidropship.com/woocommerce-dropshipping-plugin/
Unlimited number of products
There's no limit to the number or type of products you can sell in your Aliexpress drop shipping store.
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If I work only with AliExpress suppliers', I cannot have more goods in the store than I can update.
Your "unlimited number" of products is limited to 500-1000 products that can be updated without problems ...
Be honest to customers and write the truth in the pages of plugin descriptions!

I will return the money and switch to Ali2Woo.
 
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