Does Oberlo work with Wix? What is the best Oberlo alternative on Wix?

Oberlo is an app that can make dropshipping much easier than it would be otherwise. And thanks to that it has become extremely popular. However, Oberlo unfortunately does not work with every e-commerce platforms. And one of those platforms Oberlo does not work with is Wix. Or to be more specific, there at least isn’t an easy way to get Oberlo to work with Wix.

Why does Oberlo not work with Wix?

That is most likely because Oberlo is owned by Shopify (review). Oberlo was not initially owned by Shopify, but they bought it in 2017 for estimated $15 million and given the amount invested and how popular Oberlo is among Shopify’s customers, it is not surprising that they have wanted to keep it as exclusive as possible for Shopify’s customers.

Is it possible that you can in the future (easily) use Oberlo with wix?

I would say that it is very unlikely. Oberlo’s popularity has helped the word “Shopify” become basically synonymous with the word “dropshipping” and played a big part in Shopify’s massive success. As such it is unlikely that they would want to make it possible so that you can use Oberlo with the ecommerce platforms that are Shopify’s direct competitors.

What is the best Oberlo alternative for Wix users?

In my experience the best dropshipping software that works with Wix is Modalyst. Modalyst is lot like Oberlo, but with some differences. Based on my experiences the one big thing Modalyst has going over Oberlo is that its user interface is better. And in practice the user interface of Modalyst, for example, makes it easier to find products/suppliers based on the desired location, which obviously is helpful if you want to make sure that you can offer competitive shipping times.

Earlier Modalyst used to suffer from the problem that it had much fewer suppliers you could choose from, than Oberlo had, but with the recently announced Modalyst + AliExpress partnership the situation should now be much better.

Which one is the better dropshipping app, Oberlo or Modalyst?

Before the new Modalyst+AliExpress integration, Oberlo was for lot of user clearly the better choice. However, now that the users of Modalyst have access to a wider selection of products to list on their stores than before, the choice between Oberlo and Modalyst is much tougher. And at the very least it can be said that the recent Modalyst upgrade made using Wix (with Modalyst) for dropshipping much more attractive. Start selling with Wix.

Is Wix itself good for dropshipping?

Wix has clear strengths when it comes to dropshipping, but at least in my personal opinion, it is not the best ecommerce platform for dropshipping.