By: Tomas Šlimas June 05, 2017

Oberlo has been growing quickly over the past two years. We’ve achieved some great things together, and great success is naturally followed by fierce competition.

We’ve long held the position of not making comparisons. We honestly focus 100% of our attention on our customers. But after receiving several complaints about the Dropified app (formerly Shopified) we had to make an exception.

This article compares Oberlo and Dropified in terms of the following aspects:

Product Sources – What products can I import?

Oberlo and Dropified both allow users to import dropshipped products to their stores. Oberlo offers users with a selection of products from Oberlo Supply,  a marketplace where you can find high quality products from reliable suppliers. The Oberlo team has hand-picked suppliers for the Oberlo Supply marketplace to ensure that the best manufacturers and products are available.

Dropified dropshipping and other dropshipping apps might offer different sources for your products, like Walmart or Amazon, but we recommend against using these channels. They’re not sustainable for dropshipping entrepreneurs, and it’ll affect your profit margins.

Oberlo Supply, is specifically designed with dropshipping in mind. Oberlo users were looking to sell the best quality products online, so we created this feature to simplify finding products.

Automations – What part of my dropshipping business can I automate?

You probably already know how dropshipping works – you add a product to your store and after you receive an order, your supplier ships it directly to your customers for you. You never have to buy or carry expensive inventory.

Oberlo and the Dropified app automate almost every part of your dropshipping business so you don’t need to spend hours adding products to your store, or filling in customer information after you receive an order.

In addition, both apps offer a number of other handy automations:

Oberlo Dropified
Automated Product Import + +
Automated Order Fulfillment + +
Daily Product Sync + +
Shipment Tracking + +
Pricing Automation + +
Automated Supplier Change + +

There are no game changing differences here. Both apps automate the entire business model.

Sustainability – Can I trust you with my business?

You build your entire business around your sourcing solution, which means you should be extremely careful when selecting business partners.

For instance, some Oberlo users see well over $100,000 worth of sales every month. Now imagine what would happen if Oberlo closed tomorrow. Your business would be gone too.

I can assure you it won’t happen with Oberlo. We’re the oldest and the biggest dropshipping solution. We’re a team of 60+ people and invest a significant amount of our time in building a sustainable and reliable product. We’re also one of the most popular dropshipping apps on the Shopify app store. We have over 20,000 users using our platform. And the number keeps growing each day. We’re committed to Oberlo’s success which is why we keep introducing new features, like Oberlo Supply, to simplify and improve the dropshipping experience for our users.

It’s one of our top priorities – to build a product you can trust for your business.

We’ve been featured on leading business publications like The Huffington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur and The Next Web. Also, Oberlo is also the best rated Shopify app in the Shopify App Store Inventory Category.

Oberlo app.

Oberlo is the best rated Shopify app in the Shopify App Store Inventory Category.

I can’t say anything specific about the credibility of the Dropified app, but their quality trade-offs can be noticed from the moment you enter their website. And I couldn’t find any non-affiliate proof that it works.

Customer Support – Will there be anyone when I need help?

Oberlo offers 20 hours/7 days a week support. The Dropified app offers 9 hours/5 days a week support.

In addition, Oberlo has a very detailed self-service center, runs a great e-commerce blog where we respond to comments, offers free dropshipping courses and eBooks, and hosts a leading dropshipping community forum, Ask.Oberlo, where you can interact with other Oberlo dropshippers.

Oberlo takes support extremely seriously. Our customer success team consists of real e-commerce store owners who can assist you with Oberlo or Shopify. And they can also help with e-commerce or online marketing in general. Many of our employees run their own online stores to produce better content, give better advice and discover better solutions.

More reviews at Shopify App Store

And you can always reach out to directly to me at tomas@oberlo.com (about me). Or any of our in-house writers featured on our blog who will personally answer messages by email or on social media. We’re very easy to reach.

Oberlo is way ahead the competition – not only in comparison to Dropified, but in general comparison to any other tool on the marketplace.

Dropified Review – What are other people saying about Dropified and Oberlo?

You can read Oberlo Reviews on the Shopify App Store: https://apps.shopify.com/oberlo. Since the Dropified app is not listed on the Shopify App Store and it’s hard to find Dropified reviews other than those on their homepage.

As mentioned before, Oberlo is the #1 app on the Shopify App Store Inventory category boasting over 1000 reviews. Oberlo has also been reviewed by numerous blogs and YouTube channels: eCommerce Platforms, Kevin Muldoon, and Casual Ecommerce.

Ecommerce Platforms Oberlo rating: 5 out of 5.

When looking for reviews of an app like Dropified, watch out for affiliate links. You might find someone saying good things about them just because they receive a commission for bringing in new customers.

Pricing – Do I get for what I pay for?

This one is tricky.

Let’s first agree on what features are essential to run an online business of any size. You will definitely need to a) add products to your store, and then b) ship them to your customers, right?

To do that with the Dropified app, you’ll need to purchase their most expensive plan for $47.00/month. No other plan allows you to actually ship products! Clearly, we think that’s ridiculous…

If you want to ship orders to your customers, you'll need to purchase the most expensive ShopifiedApp plan.

If you want to ship orders to your customers, you’ll need to purchase the most expensive Dropified plan.

At Oberlo, the plans are linked to your order volume. If you receive less than 50 orders per month, you’ll be enjoying Oberlo for free. More than 50 but less than 500 orders per month results in $29.90/month. And if you’re making more than 500 orders per month, you’ll need to subscribe to our Pro plan for $79.90/month.

Oberlo doesn’t charge you when you don’t earn.

You can download the Oberlo Chrome Extension totally free. It allows you to easily import products. You can also easily find items with ePacket shipping.


Dropified was launched almost half a year after Oberlo. It’s no surprise they have very similar features and value propositions.

Oberlo jumped to the #1 position in the Shopify App Store Inventory category within its first 6 months of existence. We have many small competitors, and we typically don’t do comparisons, but this Dropified vs Oberlo article was much needed. After reviewing both apps in terms of product sources, automations, sustainability, customer support, ratings, and price, we think it’s clear that the absolute winner is Oberlo.

With Oberlo’s support helping you with your business you’re more likely to succeed. You’ll have reliable business partners that don’t try to constantly upsell you. You’ll also join an amazing community of both seasoned and first-time dropshippers.
And that’s without revealing what our team of 45 people are working on to better serve dropshippers around the world.

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Is there anything else you’d like to know more about and wish was included in this article? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Denise Duterte

    You’re with Oberlo. So it’s pretty obvious that your blog content will tend to be in favor of Oberlo. Most likely, this is part of your marketing strategy. Shopified App might have been your biggest competitor among other “small” ones that’s why you make it sound like it was indeed a threat and displayed a “hey we’re still way way better” attitude. For it to be fair between two competitive dropshipping apps, your blog should be objective and contains sound information without being biased which will be really MORE useful for readers and those who may be interested in dropshipping business. Just a thought.

  • Gwen

    I see that Oberlo and AliExpress go together to form a drop-shipping business, but does Oberlo offer help (training) in creating the store/site?

  • Hi Gwen,

    Oberlo works with Shopify to help you create great looking stores. Download a totally free ebook on how to launch yours here https://www.oberlo.com/learn or contact hello@oberlo.com for more detailed support.

  • Curtis

    I’m about to start launch my online store and have woocommerce aliexpress importer in my site but how can I change package from Chinese language to like plain brown package to my logo on the package?? Please answer my question

  • Curtis

    Like when package coming from China reach to customers in USA with Chinese label but how can I change that to my logo on the package?

  • Hi Curtis, You can see how it should look by default here: http://ask.oberlo.com/d/553-price-on-the-parcel/3 To get custom packages, you need to contact your supplier and arrange them individually. It’s easier when you’re making more sales and your supplier values your partnership more.

  • Curtis

    Ok thank for your info… Well i just telling my developer that they hooked woocommerce aliexpress importer plugin into my website.. i can tell any suppliers to get custom packages?? how can i do that?

  • Branners

    This article is so far off base it is ridiculous, so let me clear some of this up for you as blatant lies are being told in this article. This is going to be a long one as the differences are MASSIVE

    I originally used Oberlo, and love it. But that is only because I had not used ShopifiedApp yet. Yes, there is a cost attached to Shopified but you get what you pay for. Lets break down like vs like shall we:

    Cost – Initially Oberlo seems like the better option due to price. Considering Oberlo had to make their product free just to compete. Once you hit 500 orders, Oberlo whack you with a $79 per month bill. ShopifiedApps Elite plan is $47 per month for unlimited orders, so in the long run ShopifiedApp is way cheaper.


    1. In the article you state that ShopifiedApp does not have order tracking, this is far from the truth which I am sure you know but though you would blatantly lie anyway. ShopifiedApp offers automatic Order tracking, with Oberlo you have to manually sync AE orders back to Oberlo (may have changed since I swapped). ShopifiedApp also offers ebay Order tracking and will be introducing ebay auto fulfilment soon, Oberlo is tied to AE only.

    2. ShopifiedApp also allow you to import products from over 30 different sources, Oberlo only does one.

    3. If a seller runs out of stock for a given product and your Shopify product is bound to that product, you have to then manually order all the products and tie the AE order number and tracking number back to Oberlo. For a couple order this is not an issue, but when you run a flash sale and get 350 order for a product and dont realise the seller is out of stock until it is too late…. This is a ridiculously BIG problem. With ShopifiedApp, all you do is load backup suppliers and you are GOOD TO GO, no hassle no fuss (this is why I changed and never looked back)

    4. Advanced Variant Mapping – ShopifiedApp allows you to map multiple AE products against multiple Shopify variants, incredible functionality that Oberlo do not offer or are close to offering as far as I know.


    Support is a big one as if you come into any snags you need help and quick. I love in the UK, Oberlo is a UK based company. I never got same day replies and most of the time I was told there was nothing that can be done. Support was only available through email (this may have changed). With ShopifiedApp, you have the messaging system and I have yet to have something dealt with outside of that given day.

    Development and Enhancements

    Oberlo do not seem to introduce new functionality or update their Chrome extension at all, not very adaptive with an ever evolving web. (Note this may have changed as it has been a while since I used the app).

    ShopifiedApp are very aggressive with development, if you have a feature request and it makes sense they will include it. They are constantly updating their app and chrome extension.

    I could go on all day with this as the two products are not comparable in my opinion. I find it also very childish to release this sort of misinformation and blatant lies about a competitor. In furture, I would suggest making your product better and not free, make it better and not lie about others… JUST MAKE IT BETTER TO COMPETE

    And if anyone thinks I may be an employee of their for whatever reason, I am in no way affiliated with ShopifiedApp other than being a loyal customer for life.

  • Branners

    Side note, I just looked at the date of the article, it was a year ago. So Oberlo have probably improved and a lot of what was said may have been true at the time but is most definitely not true now 🙂

  • Louie

    If you have a lot of orders your supplier will be able to do this for you. If your supplier will not do this, then you can order your packaging and ship it to your supplier. There are many who can make your packaging with logo printing in China. Ask your supplier if they can help you how to customized your package.

  • Henry

    Hi – good write-up. Also, your polite candor is refreshing.
    I have a question however – what would stop Shopify from creating an Aliexpress importer natively into their application?

  • Free? Yeah … but only for 50 orders a month! Forget it!

  • You can’t.

  • Oberlo works with Shopify to make it even MORE expensive.

  • Norman

    How many additional store connection can I use with an account. Because with Shopified App, I pay $ 27/ Month per store extra. If I want to use 3 different stores I pay $ 47 plus $ 27 for each additional store that makes $ 100 per month.

  • Norman

    That is great when I can test the service of Oberlo for free and as soon as I get more than 50 buyers, I have enough profit to upgrade for the next level. So I can use the service without risk and investment and build step by step my ecommerce Business. I like this great service!

  • Why are you telling me? I have no interest in you and your money wasting plans. I’m sticking with Alidropship with it’s one time payment, no monthly charges and no sales limits.

  • Willie Du Toit

    Since Oberlo restricted us on using cashback bonus apps it is really not worth using. I will much rather pay a subscription at a set rate than loosing 10% of revenue with not being able to use cashback bonusses.

  • Felisza

    Yes you can, go to that vendor and ask them about sending your logo and invoice, some will let you do it. i sell hair and some vendors will make my own private label hair wrappers to put on the hair. Just ask the vendor.

  • Der Tantalus

    I would like more pricing flexibility in Oberlo. Have already explained the support whats missing.
    The concept of oberlo makes it a valuable add on for shopify. Just a few shortcomings, that need to be fixed.

  • Hey there!

    Thanks for your feedback! Our Customer Success team will look into your suggestion.

    All the best!

  • Little Pine Trading

    I had started with Oberlo, but then had help from a web designer who switched all my products to dropified. Would it be easy to transfer back to oberlo, its much more user friendly! or would i just have to delete and replace product with Oberlo?

  • Nicole

    You can export your products list into a CSV file in Shopify. Simply go to your Shopify Admin > Products page and click on “Export” button at the top of the screen (http://take.ms/wbguX). Select preferred options and click on the “Export products” button. In several minutes a product list will be downloaded to your computer.

    Shopify lets you import the product list via a CSV file by clicking on the “Import” button (http://take.ms/fkjOw). From the pop-up menu, choose a product list file from your computer and click on “Upload file”.

    Take note that products imported this way will not be synced with Oberlo. Oberlo recognizes only the orders of products imported using Oberlo. If the order does not contain any items imported with Oberlo, then those orders will simply not show up on Oberlo > Order page.

    Therefore, you will need to sync your all Shopify products with Oberlo using the “Override” feature. Unfortunately, you will be able to re-sync your products only one by one.

  • Hello,

    You will need to sync your all Shopify products with Oberlo using the “Override” feature. Check out this article for detailed instructions: https://help.oberlo.com/orders/how-to-purchase-items-from-suppliers/how-to-order-the-product-from-a-different-supplier-changing-the-supplier.

    Note, that you will be able to re-sync your products only one by one.

    To avoid the confusion, I’d also recommend to remove any other fulfilment apps from your Shopify store, if you decide to stay with Oberlo.

    It’s a great decision by the way, good to have you back! 🙂

  • Lynn Overall

    UPC codes for AliExpress via Oberlo ? I am new to this mode of business, however it appears that there are quite a few potholes in the road when it comes to fake products, i am just now trying to publish to Amazon , and I find that the majority of produxts sourced from AliExpress are without UPC codes. how do I find a reliable dropshipper which provides UPC codes for Valid non Counterfit Merchandise.

  • Hey, Lynn,

    AliExpress suppliers do not have UPC codes. Therefore, you have two options here:

    1. Buy UPC codes online
    2. Use online store as a sales channel instead of Amazon. In fact, that’s what most of dropshippers do

    Hope this helps!