Ordering with Oberlo can be long and tedious. Faster alternatives exist, including DSers, a new Shopify plugin with a lot of potential.
When you are looking to import Aliexpress products from Shopify to do dropshipping, unfortunately there are not many solutions.
Over time, some applications have emerged with their advantages and disadvantages. To name the most famous, Dropified, which allows, among other things, to place an order in 1 click.
A feature that many appreciate, including me!
That said, the basic price of $47 per month for a single store is not affordable for everyone, even if the number of features of Dropified makes it a very complete plugin.
Oberlo remains the most affordable solution to create an online store with Shopify on a small budget. But, a newcomer has arrived, DSers!
DSers, what is it?
DSers is just like Oberlo, a Shopify plugin and a Chrome extension to quickly import products from Aliexpress and sell them online. It is one of the official dropshipping partner of Aliexpress.
This Shopify app promises to save you 97% of your time spent ordering products. If you use Oberlo, you know how tedious this process is when you have a lot of orders to place with Aliexpress…
How does DSers work?
DSers works in a very similar way to Oberlo. The configuration will be barely more advanced but no more.
Once the application is installed, a short tutorial will start to explain you how DSers works. You will know how to easily link other blinds and some other tricks so that you understand the basics.
To make DSers works, you haven’t to activate automatic order processing. To check, simply go to Settings > Checkout > Order Processing.
To complete the setup, simply link your Aliexpress account so that it is authorized to perform all the necessary procedures. Just click on Link to Aliexpress.
Your account will then be Whitelisted!
Finally, download the Chrome extension, which looks a lot like Oberlo’s.
After configuring it very quickly, a small bubble will appear on the product sheets.
You can configure DSers to choose your default delivery method, manage notifications, specify price rules or send a default message for the supplier.
Here is an example that you can use:
«VERY IMPORTANT. I’m dropshipping. Please DO NOT put any invoices, QR codes, promotions or your brand name logo in the shipments. Please ship as soon as possible for repeat business. Thank you! »
Besides the fact that it looks a lot like Oberlo, there are features that make this former product importer outdated.
Order in 1 click
The promise to save you time when ordering is largely fulfilled. DSers allows all marketers and online shop owners to prepare up to 100 orders per day, then to order them all on Aliexpress in 1 click!
So there are hours and hours saved for you or your service provider to whom you have delegated the task.
A saving also of money that you can invest to improve your branding or launch advertising campaigns for example.
Manage multiple suppliers
DSers provides you with the possibility to work with several suppliers for the products you want. By doing so, you completely eliminate the risk of stock shortages!
In addition, the team has some very good ideas to implement in future versions such as the upcoming addition of a feature to find the cheapest supplier.
Finally, the application also allows you to import products to order from other shops. This is useful if you have several shops on several sales platforms.
How to move from Oberlo to DSers?
At this point, you may be wondering how you will migrate from one technology to another. Well, once again, the team thought of you…
You can synchronize all your products on Oberlo and even Dropified directly on DSers.
To do this, simply go to the My Product section of Oberlo and a new button will appear thanks to the Chrome extension you have installed, just above your product catalog:
So if you have a single-product store, it’s no problem, but if you have several tens and hundreds of products, it would have been a problem.
Dsers vs. Oberlo: What do I think of it?
I completely abandoned Oberlo (which is good to start) for a while now but I’m moving towards DSers. You won’t be lost when you’ll move from one to the other because the interfaces are very similar…
DSers will certainly save you a lot of time and therefore money. Money that you can reinvest for your marketing and other growth factors.
The plugin is totally free for the moment, it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy it!