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The Oberlo Students Contest rewards students who are aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Unleash your creativity and share your ideas through an essay about future of the retail industry.

Ecommerce has revolutionized retail. For both business owners and consumers, it’s completely changed the way we shop. 

And every year, it’s becoming more important for business owners to be forward-thinking with their ecommerce strategy. 

So we want to know, what’s next?

What is "The Next Big Thing in E-commerce”? 

Write an essay with your ideas for a chance to win. 

The top three essays will receive a prize. You could win $3500 for first place, $1000 for second place or $500 for third place. 

Plus, our first place winner will also have their essay published on the Oberlo blog and promoted to our community of over 1 million entrepreneurs.

You can find winners here! 

Annual Oberlo Students Contest

Total Prize Fund: $5000

Join the discussion !

Ask questions or discuss the topic on the

Oberlo community forum

Research the topic

Start gathering knowledge. Check out our blog or Youtube channel for tons of useful ecommerce info.

Write an essay

Write a 750-1000 words about:
"The Next Big Thing in E-commerce"

Enter to Win

Submit your essay via email.
Our judges will select three essays to win

+ Essay published on Oberlo blog

Oberlo enables thousands of people to run their ecommerce stores with ease. It is a dropshipping solution, which allows you to easily import products from suppliers directly into your Shopify store, and ship directly to your customers – all in just a few clicks.

Since the company’s founding in September 2015, Oberlo merchants have sold over 85 million products around the world. 

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"The Next Big Thing in E-Commerce"

Write an essay

Official Contest RulesHow to Apply

Application Deadline: November 30th. 2018

1st place

2nd place


3rd place


+ Essay published on Oberlo blog