So you’re thinking of starting a dropshipping business?
Maybe you already have and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
Well, we are pleased to inform you that DSers and Oberlo are both tools that have been designed to make dropshipping easier for you.
That doesn’t make them equals, though.
To make this easy, we have structured this article around providing a direct comparison of what each offers in terms of features and price.
Then, to tie all that information together, we have included excerpts from customer reviews, to give you a clear idea about what people have thought of their experience using each.
Ultimately, we hope by the end of the article you can draw your own conclusion about which you think is better: DSers or Oberlo.
It is likely of interest to you that both of these platforms offer free basic plans. Even though these free plans have limited features, they may be useful for sellers starting out or those who want to try before upgrading to a paid one.
For the paid plans, the higher the pricing tier, the more features. That is to say, there are plans to suit all needs.
On each platform’s cheapest paid plan you can fulfill unlimited monthly orders. With DSers you can import up to 20,000 products into your store, and with Oberlo you can upload up to 30,000. These plans appear to be the best value for money if you’re starting out.
With DSers, you can save money by purchasing an annual subscription, but only if you have the upfront funds to cover the annual membership in a lump sum.
|Monthly Plan Prices
|Free, $19.90, $49.90 or $499
|Free, $29.90 or $79.90
|Annual Plan Prices
|$190, $478, $4,788
Right - onto the interesting part. What are customers actually saying about their experiences using these two platforms?
We have taken some excerpts from reviews posted in 2021 which give a general idea about what customers think about each company.
Most customers commented on DSers’s good customer support, but it was less common to see reviews about how their dropshipping tool actually worked or whether it was generating them more sales.
DSers doesn’t have reviews left on any of the more reliable review sites such as Better Business Bureau and Trustpilot, so these excerpts have been collected via other platforms, as credited below.
“Great App and Great Support!! They are very kind and solve any problem that I had! I am very satisfied!”
“The thing I like most about Dsers is the customer support. Fast and flawless in responding or solving problems. Thanks so much Meena!”
“I received good service. Quick and accurate solution from attendant Clary via chat support. Thank you for your help.”
Oberlo generally has less positive reviews about it than DSers, but features on a broader range of reputable review sites. We have included some positive comments, and some recent negative ones which drew our attention.
“Oberlo provides us the capability to import products from AliExpress with ease. It has a clean interface to manage a large number of products. It allows us to automate the whole dropshipping process from importing products to get orders and deliver to the end customer. It provides a chrome extension which is very easy to install and use.”
“Recent updates are horrendous. Orders not syncing, showing up as closed/fulfilled when they weren't even delivered. It's become a juggling act to process an order. I'm fed up! Shouldn't be this difficult to process an order.”
“If you use Shopify, and want to use products from Ali express, DO NOT USE Oberlo!!!! The price difference between what Oberlo has, is at times double the price of what is being advertised in AliExpress. DO NOT USE.. recommend using an alternative.”
“When this app works (which is about 3 times a week, max) it works really well. However, it is BESIEGED with technical problems. Every week. Never any discount to its users despite the huge inconvenience eternally caused. I wish there was an alternative.”
| Trustpilot Score
| Better Business Bureau
| Shopify App Store
Not convinced? Dropshipping has become a global phenomenon in recent years, which has led to an influx of tools developed for online sellers to save them time and effort.
You may wish to look into some of the other options out there before making your final decision.
To help you out, we’ve linked some other comparison articles that might interest you below.