Oberlo is one of the most successful Shopify apps having over 100 000 active installs. Merchants were using the app to fulfill their dropshipping business via AliExpress. You can add products from the Chinese marketplace to your store within a few clicks and have the original seller fulfill the order.
In 2017, Shopify acquired it for around $15 million from a Lithuanian startup. And that's why many users were surprised when they couldn't find it on the App Store anymore. It was delisted on May 12th, 2022. We have decided to compile publicly available information and provide answers to some of the common questions.
Why was Oberlo delisted and shutdown?
From the communication, it's not clear what the reason is. The official Oberlo FAQ page says:
Is Oberlo closing for good? Is there any chance it will be available in the future?
Based on the information gathered, it doesn't seem very likely that Oberlo would become available again anytime soon.
How to install Oberlo if it's not available on the App Store?
Unfortunately, there is no way how to install Oberlo to your Shopify store. On May 12th, 2022 the app has been delisted from the Shopify App Store and it won't be coming back.
There isn't any custom installer available either.
Can you use Oberlo if you have it installed?
Yes, but only until June 15th, 2022. After that date, the app will no longer be accessible even for the current merchants. The FAQ page even says that the app will be automatically uninstalled from your Shopify store.
What are the best Oberlo alternatives?
There are several dropshipping apps doing almost the same job as Oberlo. However, Shopify actively recommends Oberlo users migrate to the DSers app supported via automatic migration.