@foxy Thanks Josh! I Pm’d you, really appreciate the help. My concern is that if I go the Foxy.io to Orderdesk.me route and integrate with a Drop Shipping Fulfillment service, I assume I’ll still have to search for products manually on the marketplace of my choice (AliCart) and add the products through the Webflow CMS manually, which for this site would be too time consuming (100-150 products, changing in and out all the time). Or I’d have to figure out another solution that allows me to search marketplace product, and seamlessly be able to bring a Product directly into a Google spreadsheet.
For now I’ve figured out a solution that I think should work pretty well for dropshipping. I’ll report back, after I’m done launching.
Essentially I am using the Oberlo App with Shopify to make it simple to add drop shippable products to the site, and also Oberlo handles fulfillment. Now that these products were added to shopify and ready to market, there was one main issue I ran into… the Shopify Theme Framework isn’t exactly efficient or fast to work with unless you enjoy hand coding themes, and if you go about integrating the Shopify Embed/Buy Button & Cart into Webflow the process for updating a product is too time consuming. If you want to use one of the very underwhelming Shopify theme’s from the marketplace they will run you anywhere from $140+…
The solution I plan on integrating:
Using Zapier link Shopify Into Google Spread Sheets and Create a New Row for Every New Product Added.
Add a Zap from this Google Spread Sheet to Webflow, adding a Live CMS Item. Then Map the Spreadsheet Row data to each field you’ve created inside your “Products” Collection.
Everytime I find a product on a marketplace I’d like to sell and click “Add to my site” through the Oberlo app, it automatically adds product info into Shopify and sends that info through Google Sheets to Webflow. This allows me to have the flexibility of Webflow’s designer and a powerful automated product listing & dropshipping set-up.
Note: You could also sync other aspects of the site such as Shopify collections, tags, categories, etc with a Webflow Collection using this method. This would mean every time you update a product category via Shopify it’ll also add that data to a Webflow Collection of your choice (In This Case, Categories).
I hope this info helps anyone interested in building a dropshipping site within Webflow!