How do I filter out dropshipping stores?

Follow these steps to filter out stores running any dropshipping application. Note that many large D2C brands may still use a dropshipping or print-on-demand app for a single product. So while this approach is quite helpful, it may not be ideal in all cases.

In this example, we'll only be looking at stores using the Shopify platform.

  1. Open the Apps page.
  2. Filter on Platform so that only Shopify apps are included.
    Platform filter
    Platform filter.
  3. Filter on App Store Categories so that only Apps in the "finding and adding products" category are included. This is the category of the Shopify App Store where dropshipping apps are listed. At the time of this writing, there are 251 Apps in this category.
    Category filter
    Category filter.
  4. Click on the "Search for Domains" button. You may need to scroll the filter pane to the bottom to see the button.
    Search for Domains button
    Search for Domains button.
  5. You'll be taken to an Advanced Search page that returns all stores that are running any of the Apps in the "finding or adding products" category. To filter out these stores, you simply need to invert the logic of App filter in the Advanced Search by changing the Operation from Or to Not Or.
    Not Or operation
    Not Or operation.
  6. You may want to review the list of Apps so that you can adjust the list depending on your needs. Click on "More Values" to see all Apps that are checked off and uncheck those that are not relevant to your use case. This is normally unnecessary but you may wish to do this to optimize results.
    Filter out individual apps
    Filter out individual apps.
  7. Finally, click on the "Execute Search" button to see the results. You can also add any other filters to further refine your query.