What Is Oberlo?
Oberlo is a little know plugin that makes drop shipping fun, easy and profitable.
It’s just a simple software that will automate the majority of your drop shipping business leaving you to do only a few clicks of the button and reaping the benefits and the profits of having a “drop shipping business”.
Let me explain…
How To Use Oberlo With DropShipping?
I have set up my drop shipping store with Shopify, which is the best online store builder out there so look no further than that.
I have created a store selling niche jewellery, and I use the many traffic generation techniques to drive a constant flow of interested people to my store.
Now, of course, I do not carry any inventory myself (so start-ups costs are low) but once I make a sale, I need to purchase the item and ship it (as explained previously).
This is where Oberlo comes in.
With Oberlo, I do not have to complete the order myself. Once a sale comes in on my Shopify store, it will sync up with Oberlo immediately.
All I have to do to complete the transaction is simply go into my Oberlo dashboard, see what order needs fulfilling and I go ahead and click the “order button”.
What this does is now simply magic, and it literally is something you have to see to believe. Once I click that order button, Oberlo:
- Opens up AliExpress (which is where I buy the jewellery from at a fraction of the price I sold it for).
- Find the item my customer bought on my store on Shopify.
- Adds it to my cart
- Fills out all the shipping details (like address, name and so on) and
- Finally, rests on the page where all I have to do is just click the buy button.
And my work here is done, but Oberlo is still at it.
Once the order gets shipped, it also updates the order on my Shopify store, alerting the user that their item has been shipped and also supplies the shipping tracking number to the customer to be able to follow his or her order.
As you may have guessed, this saves me hours of my precious time from filling out forms and looking for items manually.
To be honest, I don’t think I would’ve been able to start (and continue) running my drop shipping business if it wasn’t for Oberlo!
What Else Does Oberlo Do?
I have missed out an important point to this review because I haven’t yet told you what else Oberlo can do before I even make my first sale:
Once Oberlo is linked to your Shopify store, it can also search for products for you on Ali Express that would fit your niche. All you have to do is scan the product, see if it’s something you want to sell, set your price for the product and then “push it to shop”.
Once this is done, you will find the item that Oberlo found on your Shopify store readily available for customers to find and buy.
This Oberlo review is really not making it any justice as this whole process that I have just explained to you is so elaborate yet simple in how it works that I can’t even explain properly what Oberlo does.
Maybe this Oberlo video guide will help you understand how it works much better.
4 HUGE Benefits Of Using Oberlo
Now that you’ve (hopefully) understood what Oberlo does, let’s look at some of the advantages you will get from using this fantastic tool!
A Huge Time Saver
As I said, the automation that powers Oberlo is a huge time saver for me. Once its set up and running, it requires just a few click to complete your orders instead of wasting hours fulfilling the orders yourself.
It Allows You To Scale Super Fast
Since it also helps you find products to sell on your store, apart from this too being a huge time saver, it allows me to expand my store quickly.
With Oberlo, I can easily add hundreds of new items to the store each and every day (I don’t, but I can if I want to).
As a “store owner,” I like being “stocked up” with as much selection as possible for my buyers. The way I would have to do this if it wasn’t for Oberlo is to add products manually which takes up quite a bit of time.
With Oberlo, as explained already, all it takes is just a few click, and the item is online on your store ready to make you money!
The Shopify Integration Is Perfect
Shopify is the parent company of Oberlo, so the integration is just beautiful and a work of art to watch it while it operates.
There is just nothing that works so seamlessly and so stress-free than these two products coming together.
It’s Not As Expensive As You May Think
With all these powerful features, you may expect Oberlo to cost a leg, but you’d be surprised to know that it’s extremely affordable (more on pricing later).