Oberlo is a well-received Shopify app, just like ChinaDivision fulfillment app, it is free and helps you ship products directly to the buyers from China, meanwhile they both have their own advantages.
Integrates with sourcing. After installing Oberlo, as soon as the Shopify sellers find something they like on AliExpress, they can one-click sync the items to Shopify, and push them to the store after a few steps of setting. But this is only available for Shopify store and AliExpress, if you want to source from other Chinese websites, such as JD.com or taobao.com, and integrate the items to your store, then Oberlo can’t help you.
Drop-ship, no inventory budget. Drop-shipping is a beginner friendly fulfillment solution, the AliExpress sellers can drop-ship their products directly to the consumers, which not only saves hassles but also cuts the inventory budget. But this requires the expertise of the drop-shippers, because the e-commerce sellers don’t have the opportunity to inspect the products. It may be frustrated to not have the control over the matter which impose direct influence on the customer satisfaction.
ChinaDivision Fulfillment Integration
More advanced fulfillment services. Despite ChinaDivision also sends products directly to the end-consumers, just like the drop-shippers do, ChinaDivision fulfillment app is very different from Oberlo. Because unlike Oberlo, the single Shopify app relaying on the vendors on AliExpress, ChinaDivision fulfillment integration is based on a dedicated order fulfillment company in China. ChinaDivision provides more advanced fulfillment services than the drop-shippers, when the drop-shippers pay more attention to the products itself, ChinaDivision focuses on services. The brand upgrading and other value-added services provided by ChinaDivision can bring the impressed visual identity and better customer satisfaction, which will distinguish your brand from your competitors.
Integrates with multiple e-commerce platforms
ChinaDivision fulfillment integration includes a series of fulfillment plug-ins for multiple widely used e-commerce platforms, not only the Shopify app, but also the Magento fulfillment extension, OpenCart fulfillment extension, WooCommerce fulfillment plug-in and many more. Even if the e-commerce seller change the platform of the store, or have multiple stores on different platforms, he/she can use the single ChinaDivision account to fulfill the orders synchronized from different stores.
Integrates with multiple Shopify stores. There is a note in Oberlo help center says: Once you connect Oberlo to a Shopify Store, you won’t be able to switch to another one. It means that only one Oberlo account is available per Shopify Store. ChinaDivision Shopify fulfillment app can integrate with multiple Shopify store, as long as each order owns exclusive order number (to achieve this, the e-commerce sellers can modify the prefix of order numbers with ChinaDivision Shopify fulfillment app), orders from different stores can be fulfilled with one ChinaDivision account and the inventory will be managed centrally.
No vendor limit. ChinaDivision fulfillment integration doesn’t have limit to vendors, they don’t have to be AliExpress sellers. As long as they send goods to ChinaDivision’s warehouse in Shenzhen, ChinaDivision can receive & inspect the goods and start to fulfill orders once the fulfillment integration syncs orders from the store.
In conclusion, Oberlo and ChinaDivision fulfillment integration are both good choices for the e-commerce sellers who sell made-in-China products and want a automated, seamless fulfillment service. The difference between these two is, Oberlo more focuses on simplifying the sourcing while ChinaDivision fulfillment integration pay more attention to providing better fulfillment services.