Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms that allows users to sell products online. It’s safe, user-friendly and offers all the necessary tools for you to kick-start your e-commerce store.
If you do not have a physical store or an actual supply of products, you may be considering turning your Shopify store into a dropshipping one. There are multiple advantages to that. Dropshipping allows you to work with limited resources and your risks also are a lot lower.
You don’t need to have an inventory and distributors ship products directly to the buyers. All you need to do is ensure that you select products that are attractive to your customers, display them on your store, and promote it so that prospective buyers can find it.
But how do you find the distributors and the products?
There are various tools (or apps) that allow you to easily do it from the comfort of your home.
Let’s take a look at a few of them and see which one works best for you.
7 Shopify Dropshipping Apps
Oberlo is a dropshipping app that has been specifically designed for Shopify. With it, you will be able to download products directly to your store from the Oberlo marketplace and AliExpress website.
Oberlo has a vast database of products that range from toys and kitchen tools to electronics and clothing, and a lot more. Products are shipped directly to the customer, and there is no need for you to do much more than selecting your inventory and providing high-quality customer support.
You will need to add products to your site manually. However, it allows you to fully customize them.
Oberlo offers several plans and its starter plan is free. With Oberlo, you can source up to 500 products and make up to 50 monthly sales. Yet due to the fact that most products come from AliExpress, shipping times may be rather low.
Oberlo only works with the Shopify platform. So, you will need to use a different tool if you are willing to use a platform other than Shopify.
Spocket is a versatile tool that sources products from the US and Europe. As a result, it offers faster shipping times and higher quality products that those from Oberlo. Yet, Spocket sourced products will have higher prices.
Spocket also offers a free plan that allows you to course up to 30 products. However, it offers unlimited orders as opposed to Oberlo.
Spocket also offers a plugin that integrates with WooCommerce with the exact same functionality. This can be an option for WordPress users.
Printful allows you to design your own product line, for instance, T-shirts, sweaters, hats, mugs, phone cases, blankets, bean bags, and more. Your designs are printed onto the respective products and shipped directly to your customers.
There is no need for you to fulfill your orders. Every time one is placed, Printful takes care of everything.
Printful is also completely white label and offers you to customize it for your brand. You can place your logo and company information on the invoice, branding stickers, as well as customize shirt labels. Thus, it will seem that the store is completely handled by you.
Collective Fab is a supplier that offers a large selection of fashion and beauty items. This dropshipper is located in California and curated their product selection according to current fashion and beauty trends. They do, however, only offer women’s products.
Collective Fab offers a14-day trial after which you will need to pay $29.99 a month.
Pillow Profits offers print-on-demand services that are similar to those of Printful. However, Pillow Profits focuses primarily on footwear. They offer a wide selection of styles that include sneakers, flip-flops, faux fur boots, and more.
Pillow Profits does not solely focus on footwear. They also have begging and pillow covers, tote bags, socks, and more.
They offer a free 7-day trial after which you can select a Starter Plan or $29.99.
Modalist has a very similar interface and functionality to that of Oberlo and Spocket. Nonetheless, it focuses on designer brands such as Calvin Klein, Puma, Timberland, and more. It also has products from other suppliers, however, it’s good to keep in mind that products will likely come at higher prices.
Since most of its suppliers are located in the US Modalyst provides free shipping within the United States within 5-7 days.
Spreadr takes a slightly different approach to dropshipping. It allows its users to import successful products from Amazon or sell them using affiliate links. Their plans start at $5 and you can import infinite inventory.
Have you tried any of these apps? Let us know what your experience with them was.
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