2 Simple Ways How To Import Products From AliExpress To Shopify

2 Simple Ways How To Import Products From AliExpress To Shopify

Creating Shopify dropshipping store merchants are looking for ways how to import products from AliExpress to Shopify. In this article, we are going to provide you at least two popular ways.

Shopify dropshipping store’s work principles

How it was before? A merchant should get goods they strive to sell, store them in some kind of warehouse. Then the merchant creates an online shop and sells their goods in stock.

Nowadays, making e-business is easier than ever. Every merchant has an opportunity to create a dropshipping store. It means, that the seller shouldn’t store goods but sell them from a third party (AliExpress, Amazon, etc.) and send them directly to a customer.

If you want to learn more about advantages and disadvantages of the Shopify drophipping store, visit this article.

So, by creating a Shopify dropshipping store, merchants get a powerful tool of the trade that will bring income. 

Well, let’s find out how to import products from AliExpress to Shopify using Oberlo and Oberlo browser extension.

How to import products from AliExpress to Shopify using Oberlo?

There are two ways how to import products from AliExpress to Shopify for free:

  • Install the app to Shopify store
  • Use Oberlo browser extension

Note, that the app and the Oberlo Chrome extension are free but the app provides 3 plans. Each of them offers particular options. Anyway, the free version will be a good decision if you are at the beginning of your e-commerce way or have a small or medium store.

Considering Oberlo app for Shopify

Let’s get acquainted with the web app. Go to the admin of your Shopify shop. In the Apps section click on the Visit the App Store. In the App store find the Oberlo application and install it in the online shop.

Now you need to open the installed app. You’ll see 4 steps that you should pass. By installing the app you connected the shop to Oberlo.

So, now let’s Explore products. Click on the eponymous button and you’ll be moved to the page with goods from AliExpress.

As you can see on the screen below there are examples of featured products and different categories. Browse the items. In case you have found a suitable variant, click on Add to import list.

On the screens, you see an example. Therefore, I’m going to import a few random AliExpress items.

To check the list of added items, go to the Import list section on the left menu bar. Here you can edit products, their variants, description, and images. If everything is OK, just click Import to store on the upper right corner

Now the selected items imported and you have an opportunity to edit product on Shopify.

If you want to find more info about items, open the Product section on the Oberlo menu bar.

Oberlo browser extension

Now, we would like to make a review of the Oberlo browser extension. It’s a simple tool that will fasten the process of importing products from AliExpress to Shopify.

Try to use Oberlo browser extension.

To use Oberlo in the browser please upload it by following the link above and read the further instructions.

You can find the Oberlo Chrome extension in the Chrome browser. Follow the link and click Add to Chrome. The tool’s icon will appear in the upper right corner of your browser.

Please, note, that icon is purple-grey. When you visit AliExpress, the icon will change the color. So, if you see a blue icon, it means that the extension works and you can use it. On certain pages, it can be still purple-grey. It indicates that you can’t use Oberlo on these pages.

So, to start importing products from AliExpress to Shopify you should log in to the Oberlo browser extension account and AliExpress account. Now, go to AliExpress and explore products.

Open the product you like and check the color of the Oberlo icon. If it blue, you can import this product from AliExpress to Shopify. 


Making a Shopify dropshipping store it’s not a big deal if you use the correct tools. Oberlo app and browser extension are what you need. They will help you to import products from AliExpress to Shopify easily and fast.