How to Create a Shopify Dropshipping Store Using Oberlo & Aliexpress (In 30 Minutes!)

How to Create a Shopify Dropshipping Store Using Oberlo & Aliexpress (In 30 Minutes!)


This tutorial shows you how to create a Shopify dropshipping store using Oberlo & Aliexpress.
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In this video tutorial, we are going to show you how to create a Shopify dropshipping store. We are going to be using it in-conjunction with a Shopify plugin called Oberlo which lets you semi-automated dropshipping using Aliexpress as your source of products/dropshippers.

Step 1: Get a free 14-day trial to Shopify
Step 2: Install a Beautiful Theme (“Minimal”)

From your Shopify dashboard, click Online Store – Themes. Scroll down and then click “Free Themes.” Scroll through the themes until you find “Minimal.” I recommend selecting the “Music” version of this theme. Install the theme. Once installed, click publish.

Step 3: Customize the theme (Minimal)

From your Shopify dashboard, click Online Store – Themes. From here, click “Customize Theme.”

Tips for editing the header:

* Add a custom logo.
* Click “center main menu below logo.”

Tips for editing the Slideshow:

* Add in your own custom images.
* Click to show the dots.

Tips for editing the “Talk About Your Brand” section:

* Customize the title & content.
* Click “Show Product Sale Circle.”
* Click “Center Text Below Images”

Tips for editing the Footer:

* Remove the social icons (unless you already have social pages, if so, add them in here).
* Remove the Latest News/Blog section.

Once you’re done with all of this – click save.

Step 4: Install Oberlo

On the dashboard, click Apps. Scroll until you find Oberlo. Install this, and then add these options in the settings:

* Remove products that disappear (and notify you).
* Remove variants that disappear (and notify you).
* Notify you if a product price changes.
* Allow Oberlo to update stock automatically.

Now is a good time to install the Oberlo Chrome Extension so that you can semi-automated the dropshipping fulfillment process.

Step 5: Add Products into your Shopify dropshipping store with Oberlo

On the dashboard, click Apps – Oberlo. In the search bar, type in a keyword into the search bar and use Oberlo to find a product to add. Click “Add to Import List.” Do this for all of the products you want to add. When you’ve added them all, click “Import List.”

From here, modify the settings. Change the titles and add products into your Homepage Collection if you want them to be featured on the store homepage. Update the descriptions, and modify the prices. You can select which variants to use. Deselect images you don’t want to use, and select the ones you do want. Then click the button to push the products to your store.

Step 6: Add Collections

On the dashboard click Products – Collections – Add New Collection:

1. Add a title the accurately describes your product collection/category.
2. Select to manually add products to your category.
3. Click save.
4. Scroll down, and select which products will be added to your collection. You don’t need to click save as it’ll save for you automatically.

After this, click “Add New Collection” until you’ve added all of the collections/categories you want.

Step 7: Updated Settings

On the dashboard, click settings.

* Payments: ensure it is setup to allow PayPal and Shopify Payments (only if it is eligible in your country of residence).
* Checkout: Set it so accounts are optional and that customers agree to receive promotional emails. Generate refund policy, a privacy policy and a terms and conditions policy. Click save.
* Shipping: Delete the zones in there and add a new zone. Select the countries you will ship to, and set it to be free shipping. Use price-based shipping and have the minimum order set to $0.

Step 8: Create Pages

On the dashboard, click Online Store- Pages – Add Page. Name the first page “About Us.” Add in page content and then click save. Click “Create New Page.” Name this one “Contact Us.” Click “” in the dropdown menu to the right with page templates, then click save.

Step 9: Add a menu

On the dashboard, click “Online Store – Navigation.” Modify the homepage menu, footer menu & add a submenu for Catalog.

Step 10: Add a domain name

Click Online Store – Domains – Add New Domain. Pick your domain and purchase it. Next, redirect all traffic to your new domain. This can take up to 24 hours.

Step 11: Remove Password

Purchase a plan, then go Online Store – Preferences again and untick the password option, and click save.


  1. I want sell product from amzone can I

  2. I want create shopify store so can you help me

  3. you earned a like within your 1st 1:50 into your video good stuff look forward to watching the rest of your video

  4. Do i have to put my credit card details on behalf of the customer ???

  5. So I am selling different categories of products with different pages. My problem is that when I import products through Oberlo, all my products go to one page. How do I specify for the products to go to individual page? For example, I am selling handbags and electronics, but all handbags and electronics are going to the same page. Please help!

  6. This was a great video.. but what about when someone orders something? Does Oberlo automatically order it through AliExpress, bill you, and then they ship the items to the customer, so it's automated? Or do you have to go to AliExpress yourself and manually order everything they wanted, and just put in their address for the shipping info?

  7. Can someone tell me – Why does anyone care about shopify – You just go on Amazon or Ebay or a trusted stores's site in your country – You create a pretty site, BUT, then you have to (continually) pay (marketing, ads, SEO) LOADS of money, to get people to be aware of your existence ?!!?

  8. Hello Sarah, I asked Paypal, they said that in my country there is not available Paypal business account. Do you have any other options?

  9. does oberlo do dropshipping in Norway also ?

  10. You kept typing ‘Oberlo’ as ‘Obero’. Confusing.

  11. Where does it get shipped to?

  12. Question when creating a Shopify store and I have just say (3) totally different products to sell to I create a non descriptive Shopify store and list all (3) products or create 3 different stores on Shopify 🤷🏽‍♀️

  13. Thank you😇. It was a helpful video.
    Great job. 👏👏

  14. you look like neanderthal

  15. I bet her blow jobs suck because those huge beaver teeth get in the way. lol
    Great content. I have a porn site thanks to you.

  16. Check at 25.04 your address is visible

  17. Hi Sarah
    Thank you your videos are helpful
    Your address is visible at 25.04 you didn't hide. Check it out.
    Do more videos like this

  18. amazing drop shipping tool from eBay called kappoto.comt

  19. I have a slight concern could I use Orbello and just ship a separate item on my own? I know it would make way more sense to just use Orbello for all my items however I have made a private label custom product and would like to keep the separate manufacture that I have. Could I just ship that item separately on my own? While the others are through Orbello?

    Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial. Really helped clean my page up!!

  20. Hi Sarah! Thanks for this amazing video. It's direct and very specific. I just would like to ask, Oberlo's starter pack is limited to 500 products and 50 sales only, if I would like to go beyond that and I am not yet willing to pay 29$ a month, will shopify allow me to add products manually? Thank You 🙂

  21. Does this method works in the UK? As I'm not sure that Ali express fulfil order in the U.K.

  22. How do you deal with import taxes and duties when drop-shipping from shopify webshop?

  23. Sarah, since you are using dropshipping from Aliexpress, if customers order different items that are from different suppliers, how do you ship? Are they going to receive the items individually?

  24. Can we make sales in the trial plan? without select a paid plan?

  25. these settings aren't there anymore…or I must be doing something wrong. I'm in settings, but there is no shop settings.

  26. Hi! Can you please tell me if I need to trademark a logo and a brand to do this?

  27. Have you had a chance to investigate Zero Up? How does it compare with Oberlo?? Thanks for the great videos!

  28. The best teacher I've ever seen on line, I learnt a lot from you. thank you so much

  29. is it me or does the shopify site look wayy different in 2018 ?

  30. I think I love you Sarah 🙂

  31. Note the sub menu setup has changed too.

  32. Could you update this video as shopify has a lot more options in their settings menu that is not covered by this video. Thanks. P.S. you guys are doing an excellent job. Thanks for helping us.

  33. Are you sure you are not allowed to use Shopify Payments if you live in New Zealand? I'm currently setting up my payments and it seems I am allowed.

  34. You the plug and I like your accent

  35. This means that $29 is a must for starting dropshipping?

  36. Is there a way to add ex 100 rings in a collection instead to add them one, one manually?

  37. How can i create a sub menu?

  38. shopify has been updated since this video was made i cant find that bloody shop settings button at 11:02

  39. How much does shopify cost when the 14 day trial is over

  40. Hi am from India! i cant enter the price in $(dollar), its only showing in Rupees. Then how a customer will pay for the products? whether they have to pay only by paypal.

  41. Adorable accent. Very helpful video. Thank you.

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