What is Dropshipping?
Dropshipping is a method of supply chain management in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.
Thus, the retailer never sees or handles the product.
Dropshipping with Oberlo on Shopify
Oberlo is a Shopify plug in which allows you to easily import dropshipped products directly into your Shopify store and ship them directly to your customers – in only a few clicks.
It also allows you to import hundreds of products from stores like Alibaba directly into your store.
Some of the features of dropshipping using Oberlo are :
- Importing products from suppliers :
You can easily import products from suppliers into your Shopify store
- Inventory Auto-Updates : Inventory will auto-sync with that available with the supplier
- Price Auto-Updates : Prices will auto-update on your store
- Auto Order Fulfillment : Your orders will be shipped to your customers automatically in just a few clicks
- Pricing Automations : Oberlo gives you the option to create pricing rules and price products in bulk
- Product Customizations : You can freely edit product descriptions, images, titles etc
- Shipment Tracking : It allows you to easily track your shipments
- Multiple User Accounts : Allows you to create accounts for your team members
- Track Sales : Its dashboard allows you to track sales and costs
Adding Oberlo to your store :
To add the Oberlo app to your Shopify store, simply login to your store and go to the Oberlo App
Click on “Get” and install it to your store
You can then begin setting up your products and also check out a number of video tutorials which will help you with the set up.
Oberlo also has a Chrome extension that you can use to import products from AliExpress.
You can also connect the existing products on your store to Oberlo!
Oberlo has 3 pricing plans :
- Starter : Free
Allows for 500 products and 50 orders per month
- Basic : $29.90/m
Allows for 10000 products and 500 orders per month
- Pro : $79.90/m
Allows for 30000 products and unlimited orders per month