Your complete guide to automate dropshipping on Shopify

Unlock Shopify's automated dropshipping potential: streamline, succeed, effortlessly.


In the dynamic realm of e-commerce, automation is key, and dropshipping is the name of the game. Imagine running your own online store without the headaches of managing physical inventory or having to ship products. In this complete guide, where we’ll deepdive into the intricate world of ‘hands-free’ commerce, made possible with automated dropshipping on Shopify.

Automated dropshipping is a business model where technology takes the reins, allowing you to streamline your operations and work smarter, not harder. Here, the process of order fulfilment, product sourcing, and inventory management becomes a well-oiled machine, with little manual intervention required. Your virtual store practically runs itself, leaving you with more time and energy to focus on what truly matters: growing your e-commerce empire.

Throughout this guide, we'll walk you through the ins and outs of automated dropshipping, providing you with actionable insights and step-by-step instructions. From setting up your integration with Orderchamp to sourcing products, automating order fulfilment, and scaling your business, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to harness the power of automation to achieve e-commerce success. If you are new to dropshipping, make sure to check out our blog on how to start Dropshipping! Note that this guide is made for businesses/entrepreneurs who already have a webshop running with Shopify. If you have any questions on how to start a webshop with Shopify, you can refer to their website.


Step 1: Sourcing products for your store

Once you have your webshop, you'll need to stock your virtual shelves. Here’s how Dropshipping by Orderchamp can help:

  1. Register on Orderchamp via this link or sign up here.
  2. Connect to your Shopify account: Once connected, you are ready to choose your suppliers!
  3. Choose your suppliers: Partner with reliable suppliers from a list of hundreds of premium brands verified by Orderchamp.
  4. Use our integration to import products directly into your Shopify store: Organise them into a list for easy browsing.
  5. Determine your pricing strategy: Considering factors like product cost, shipping fees, and your desired profit margin. Orderchamp allows you to see the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)  and the margin for each product you wish to dropship in your webshop.
  6. Product descriptions and imagery: Craft compelling product descriptions and use high-quality images to entice potential buyers. You can use the pictures and product descriptions available on Orderchamp’s marketplace to be even faster.

Step 2: Automating order fulfilment

Automation is the key to efficiency in dropshipping. When connected to Orderchamp, the order will be passed to the brand as soon as a customer makes one.

  • Auto-update product info: Ensure that product prices and availability are automatically updated on your website.
  • Set up shipping rules: Define shipping methods and rules to streamline the checkout process for your customers.
  • Automate customer notifications: Utilise automated email notifications for order confirmation, shipping updates, and tracking information.

Step 3: Marketing your dropshipping store

To succeed, you need to get the word out:

  • Social media presence: Create profiles on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter). Regularly post engaging content related to your niche.
  • Content marketing: Start a blog on your Shopify store. Write informative articles, guides, and product reviews to attract organic traffic.
  • Email marketing: Build an email list and send out newsletters with special promotions, new arrivals, and updates.
  • Paid advertising: Experiment with paid advertising on platforms like Google Ads and Facebook Ads. Target your ads effectively to reach potential customers.

Step 4: Managing customer service

Keep your customers happy for repeat business:

  • Provide excellent support: Offer responsive customer support via email, chat, or phone. Address queries and concerns promptly.
  • Handle returns and refunds: Have a clear policy in place for returns and refunds. Make it easy for customers to initiate these processes.
  • Track customer feedback: Pay attention to customer reviews and feedback. Use them to improve your product offerings and service. 

Step 5: Scaling your dropshipping business

Once you've got the basics down, it's time to expand:

  • Add more products: Continuously expand your product catalogue to attract a wider customer base. Orderchamp allows you to continuously try new products and trends to make sure you always answer the needs of your customers. Click here if you want to find out more on how to choose winning products for your store and increase your revenues.
  • Outsource tasks: As your business grows, you might want to outsource tasks like customer support or marketing to focus on strategic decisions.
  • Analyze data: Utilize analytics tools to track your store's performance. Adjust your strategies based on data-driven insights.


In conclusion, automating your dropshipping business on Shopify is a dynamic journey that requires dedication and ongoing effort. By following the steps in this guide and adapting to market changes, you can build a profitable online store that runs efficiently, leaving you more time to focus on growing your business and enjoying the benefits of entrepreneurship. If you need more information, check the blog from Shopify on automated dropshipping. If you would like to learn more how Dropshipping by Orderchamp allows you to boost your revenue, eliminate inventory risk, and fully automate the dropshipping process, click here to register.


How Dropshipping by Orderchamp works


1. Customer places an order

Using one of our integrations, your online store showcases Orderchamp's products to its customers.

2. Order forwarded to the brand

You do not need to do anything as everything happens automatically. All the necessary information will be forward to the brand.

3. Order shipped from brand to consumer

The brand ships the product directly to the customer on behalf of the retailer.



Advantages of dropshipping by  Orderchamp

  1. Maximising revenue from each customer:
    Immediately increase cart value and repeat purchases. Orderchamp's discovery marketplace helps you find the right complementary products to maximise traffic and sales from each customer. Leverage the power of fresh items to drive new customers to your store.

  2. Diversify with risk-free merchandising:
    Discover what sells well in your store while reducing your risk. Our virtual inventory allows you to be in full control: you can decide which items you want to hold inventory for and which of our premium brands dropship directly to your customers.

  3. Save time through full automation:
    Adding products to your assortment is simple, fast and fully automated; no need for manual integrations. Our automatic payments and order forwarding technology take care of a smooth handover process to our brands, saving you valuable time as an entrepreneur!


Start your dropshipping journey with Orderchamp today

Our seamless platform, premium brands, fast delivery and automated processes will revolutionise your wholesale experience.



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