How does Oberlo work?
Oberlo was founded as a startup in Lithuania in 2015, which is part of the Baltic region in Eastern Europe. The Slimas brothers and their team (two developers and a designer) tested a few Shopify apps, but Oberlo was by far the most successful. Two years later, Shopify acquired the company for a cool $15M. The Shopify app store shows tens of thousands of installs since the dropshipping app was rebranded and additional investments were made.
In addition to importing products from AliExpress, Oberlo offers the option to customize product listings, listing updates, inventory management, and bulk order management.
Why is Oberlo shutting down?
Considering Oberlo's apparent success over the years, it is unclear why Shopify decided to shut it down. The market is crowded with similar products, and Oberlo's customer reviews haven't always been positive (resulting in a Trustpilot rating of 2.6), but am I right in thinking this is the reason they are withdrawing from the market?
Shopify themselves keep things vague at the moment, so it's impossible to tell at the moment: “This product deprecation, which is a routine occurrence, is in pursuit of providing merchants with the best solutions to reach their customers wherever they are.”
What should I do if I want to continue my dropshipping business?
You shouldn't worry if you're reading this page because you're looking for an alternative to Oberlo. Everything is in place for us to fulfill your orders.
With a few clicks, you can migrate data such as orders, settings, products and import list data from Oberlo to our USAdrop app and continue dropshipping. We make it easy to fulfill orders with USAdrop.
USAdrop-Top Alternative to Oberlo
USAdrop is the only American fulfillment center in China. Dropshipping companies come to us for everything from sourcing, purchasing, and quality control, to warehousing, packing, and shipping.
Dropshipping functions on our platform are complete and can meet all your requirements.
Aliexpress product link support, quote you in advance, and let you know the price of the product you choose before listing, so you can calculate your profit.
Orders will be automatically synced on your Shopify store in real-time, so you do not have to manually send orders.
You can choose from hundreds of popular products, and product details are displayed in the Shopify product listing template, allowing you to add the product directly to your Shopify store with one click, simple and fast.
We offer dropshippers three membership levels, so they can use our platform to its fullest to suit their needs at every stage of their dropshipping journey.