Stop. Stop. Stop, stop, stop. I want you to appreciate how much work you've already put into building your online store. After all you spent hours researching products to sell, then you learned how to navigate a Chinese eCommerce website. And after that you dreamed up a business name out of thin air. A lot of people would have quit right now. The fact that you're still watching means that you're one of the few people who will make it across that finish line. And that means a lot.
So before we start this next phase of learning and setting up your online store, give herself a Pat on the back, I'm super proud that you've come this far and I'm really excited to see what you build at the end of this course. Now I need you to bring that determination, and good energy into this lesson because it's a big one. You're going to add the five products you've decided to sell from the great suppliers you found into your Shopify store.
And you're going to do this with an app called Oberlo I'll show you how to install Oberlo into your Shopify store. And then I'll take you step by step through how to use Oberlo to import products to your store. Make a quick cup of coffee or nicely ask your video production team for a cup of coffee and let's get started. So to get started, just enter Oberlo.com into your web browser.
Once you're at Oberlo, click dropshipping in the upper right corner. From that page, click join Oberlo free, complete the sign up form on your own. And after that you'll land back on Oberlo. Now you need to connect your Shopify store to Oberlo to do that click account in the upper right hand corner, and then click online store. Now go to step one and click create or connect a store click.
Yes, I have a store. Now Oberlo asks you for your Shopify store URL. What's important to know here is that it's asking you for the, my shopify.com address, not the domain name you might have purchased for your store. So just enter everything that comes before my shopify.com and click connect. You're automatically directed back to Shopify. And you're just told here, you're about to install Oberlo.
Everything looks good. So click install app, and just like that, Shopify and Oberlo are connected. Now the two platforms will begin talking to one another. So you have all the functionality you need to start adding your products from AliExpress to Oberlo and then pushing them to your Shopify storefront to get started with that process had back to the main page of your Oberlo dashboard to get started with that process from this page, click explore products. Now, if you don't already have the URLs for the products you want to import, you can see that you can use the Oberlo dashboard to find products.
And you might find this a little bit easier just because there's not as many confusing things going on on this screen. As there can be on AliExpress. If you've been following along with course, however you do already know the links to the products on AliExpress that you want to sell. In that case, you can just use those links to import those AliExpress products, to Oberlo. To do that, check out the menu on the left hand side and click import list.
Then click the button that said add by URL or ID. You'll be prompted to add the product URL in this popup window. So add the URL of the AliExpress product that you want to import, and then click add product. Now you see the product that you want to add to your store within Oberlo. And you'll notice there are a couple different tabs here. There's a tab for product description, variants, and images. All of this information has been pulled from AliExpress, but you don't want to keep all of this information attached to the product as you push it to your customers.
You'll see an area where you can choose collections just hit homepage for now. And don't worry about the field where you can choose lists or tags. The description field is also pulled from AliExpress, but we'll edit that later. And in variants, you'll see the different variants in this case, colors that were pulled from AliExpress. I want to leave these the way they are. However, I want to change the price Oberlo right now has the price listed at 3.50, but I want to change all of these prices.
And a good rule of thumb for prices is the product price. Plus shipping times three. Now I decided to go a little bit over that and charge 1999 per bike seat here. And you can see that OBO calculates the profit at about 16, $17, which is great. You can also check the images that AliExpress will push to your Shopify store, click on images you want to be included in your Shopify store and click to de-select images you don't want.
The nice thing is you can edit all of this again in Shopify. So don't stress if you make any mistakes. Once you're happy with the product click import to store. And after that, you'll see your product again, once you log into your Shopify dashboard. Ok, don't hate me. I began this lesson teaching you all about Oberlo the app, and I told you how to import products to your store using the AliExpress URL. But there's actually an easier way.
You can download something called the Oberlo Chrome extension. It is as the name suggests a Chrome extension, and that makes it much easier to import products from AliExpress to your Shopify store in just a few clicks in the next lesson. I'll explain how that works. So you'll know how to use both Oberlo tools to get products from AliExpress to your Shopify store.