Dropshipping is a business model in which ecommerce entrepreneurs sell products without having to carry any inventory. When a store owner receives an order from a customer, they simply contact the supplier, who will then ship the products directly to the customer’s door. Dropshipping apps like Oberlo let you add products from various suppliers into your shop to fuel your product offering.
If you’re looking to dropship products from Alibaba, the process is a little different. Alibaba is a marketplace where wholesale suppliers and manufacturers list their products. These products are usually bulk items at a lower cost. This makes Alibaba different from other dropshipping suppliers, who typically sell single items at a higher price. Nevertheless, it is possible to dropship products from Alibaba. In this article, we’re going to show you how to dropship products from Alibaba and use Shopify as your ecommerce platform.
The first thing you need to do is create a Shopify account. You can start a free trial to get started. Then, once you’re logged into your Shopify admin, head to Oberlo and click on the “Add to Shopify” button. This will add the Oberlo app to your Shopify store.
Now it’s time to find products to sell. Oberlo gives you two options: you can either find products manually or use the product importer. The product importer lets you add products to your Shopify store in just a few clicks. To use it, head to the Oberlo homepage and enter the product you’re looking for into the search bar. Once you hit enter, you’ll see a list of products and suppliers.
Next to each product, you’ll see an “Add to Import List” button. Click this button for each product you want to add to your Shopify store. Once you’ve added all the products you want to sell, click on the “Import” button at the top of the page. This will add all the products to your Shopify store.
Now, when you receive an order from a customer, you simply need to log into Alibaba, find the product, and contact the supplier. They will then ship the product directly to your customer. And that’s it! You’ve successfully set up your Shopify dropshipping store with products from Alibaba.