Is Shopify the best e-commerce platform to use for dropshipping?
Yes,and the easiest.
Yes, I tried all those open sources platform none even comes as close to shopify, but for small business without upfront cost I suggest open sources platform since they are free.
I wouldn’t. Especially with a low budget it’s best to spend the $30 for shopify instead of working with wonky solutions where you can’t afford a developer when something doesn’t work anymore.
I recommend wordpress + woocommerce with dropshipping plugin from codecanyon (one time payment 40-70$, depends on the platform).
Woocommerc is great, but not as handy as Shopify. Gabriel St germain also started with Eoocommerce. Good luck buddy!
Shopify hands down is the best e-commerce site, modular and simple for anyone to use