How to Create a Shopify Aliexpress Dropshipping Store with Oberlo [UPDATED 2018 TUTORIAL]

Learn how to create a Shopify dropshipping store! Timestamps to each step are in the description.
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* Get the Oberlo Shopify App:
* Get the Oberlo Chrome Extension:
* Get the free logo maker:


* Start Dropshipping with Only $50:
* How to Make More Money from a Shopify Store:
* How to Not Get Sued When Dropshipping:

This video tutorial contains 16 steps. Click on the timestamps below to skip to each individual step:

Step 1: How to Create a Free Shopify Trial – 2:02
Step 2: How Install the Theme Minimal – 4:29
Step 3: How to Install Oberlo & Update It’s Settings – 5:35
Step 4: How to Install the Oberlo Chrome Extension – 7:26
Step 5: How to Add Products with Oberlo – 8:10
Step 6: How to Edit Product Pages – 10:48
Step 7: How to Add Collections – 17:13
Step 8: How to Add Shipping – 18:14
Step 9: How to Setup Shopify Payments – 20:14
Step 10: How to Setup the Checkout Page – 21:56
Step 11: How to Add an About Us page – 22:36
Step 12: How to Add a Contact page – 23:29
Step 13: How to Add Menus – 24:09
Step 14: How to Customize Theme & Homepage – 27:25
Step 15: How to Add a Domain Name – 32:56
Step 16: How to Remove the Store Password – 34:33


Question: I can’t understand your accent. Are you speaking English? Where are you from?

Answer: Yes, I am speaking english! I am from New Zealand. Because my accent can be difficult to understand (and also because we want this video to be accessible to people that can only read English, and to be respectful to the deaf community) we include captions on our videos including this one. Simply click the CC button to have captions turned on so you can read along with the video.

Question: I can’t get Chrome! Can I not use Oberlo?

Answer: There is a work-around using the Oberlo app. Watch my last year’s video to see how else you can use it to add products to your store:

Question: Which version of Shopify should I purchase?

Answer: For most people, the normal $29/month plan (Shopify Basic) is great. The additional features of the more expensive $79/month plan (Shopify) are good once you start earning $5,000+ a month. You can upgrade to it later as your store makes money.

Question: Does this work if you live outside of the USA?

Answer: Yes, it does! As I said, I am from New Zealand. I understand that a lot of tutorials are designed around USA citizens and that can be frustrating. Don’t let the fact that you live outside the USA stop you from building a dropshipping business!

Inside our membership, The Dropship Club, we go deeper into some of the challenges that non-USA dropshippers face and give you practical, step-by-step solutions on how to overcome them.

Question: Will customers really wait this long (2-4 weeks) to receive their items?

Answer: Yes, they will – if you warn them in-advance. It is good to add it to your product description and bold it. In a real dropshipping store, this is what I would do. We have a video which explains this here:

Question: Won’t customers go to Aliexpress/ and purchase the items I’m selling and purchase from there since it is cheaper/faster?

Answer: This is where marketing is key. When creating your product page copy, make sure that it looks the potential customer immediately. That is also why it’s key to be careful about how you choose your Facebook targeting, and be careful about which Instagram influencers you choose to work with for your shoutouts. You want to make sure that you’re advertising to an audience that is super-targeted for the product you are selling, so that when they see it, they get so excited that the buy it then-and-there as an impulse purchase.

This is something that we also discuss in the video, Why Long Shipping Times Don’t Matter.

Question: Do you have any recommendations for marketing stores?

Answer: Yes. My preference is with Facebook ads. Some other great methods are Instagram Influencers & SEO. That is only the beginning though. There are plenty of other ways to advertise stores (including Google ads, building Facebook fan pages etc). I recommend picking one and focusing on it as a beginner.