How to Add Dropshipping Apps to Your Shopify Store

How to Add Dropshipping Apps to Your Shopify Store

Adding dropshipping apps to your Shopify store can streamline your order fulfilment process, expand your product offerings, and help you manage your business more efficiently. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to add dropshipping apps to your Shopify store:

How to Add Dropshipping Apps to Your Shopify Store

Step 1: Access Your Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Once logged in, you will be directed to your Shopify admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to the Shopify App Store

  1. From the Shopify admin dashboard, click on "Apps" in the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Click on the "Shop for apps" button at the top right corner. This will take you to the Shopify App Store.

Step 3: Search for Dropshipping Apps

  1. In the Shopify App Store, use the search bar to look for dropshipping apps. Enter keywords such as "dropshipping," "dropship," or the name of a specific dropshipping app you are interested in.
  2. Browse through the search results to find the app that best suits your needs. Popular dropshipping apps include Oberlo, Spocket, and Printful.

Step 4: Select and Install a Dropshipping App

  1. Click on the app you want to install to view its details, features, pricing, and user reviews.
  2. Once you have decided on an app, click the "Add app" button.
  3. You will be redirected back to your Shopify admin where you need to confirm the installation. Click the "Install app" button to proceed.

Step 5: Set Up the Dropshipping App

  1. After installation, you will typically need to set up the app by providing some basic information and configuring your settings.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the app to complete the setup. This may include connecting your store to the app, selecting product categories, and setting up payment and shipping options.

Step 6: Import Products to Your Store

  1. Once the app is set up, you can start importing products to your Shopify store. The process will vary depending on the app, but generally, you will:
    • Browse the app’s product catalogue.
    • Select the products you want to add to your store.
    • Edit product details such as titles, descriptions, and prices if necessary.
    • Click "Import" or "Add to store" to add the products to your Shopify store.

Step 7: Manage Orders

  1. When a customer places an order for a dropshipping product, the app will handle the order fulfilment process.
  2. You can monitor and manage your orders directly from the dropshipping app’s dashboard within your Shopify admin.

Additional Tips

  1. Research: Before selecting a dropshipping app, research its features, pricing, and reviews to ensure it meets your business needs.
  2. Supplier Reliability: Choose dropshipping apps that work with reliable suppliers to ensure quality products and timely shipping.
  3. Customer Service: Make sure the app offers good customer service and support in case you encounter any issues.
  4. Product Quality: Order sample products to check the quality before listing them on your store.
  5. Marketing: Promote your new dropshipping products through social media, email marketing, and other marketing channels to attract customers.


Adding dropshipping apps to your Shopify store can greatly enhance your product range and streamline your business operations. By following these steps, you can easily integrate dropshipping services into your store and start selling a wide variety of products without holding inventory. If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, Shopify’s support resources and community forums are valuable resources.