How To Find The Best Drop Shipping Supplier in 2019?
Dropshipping is considered one of the easiest ways to earn money online because, in the dropshipping business, you can sell the product without keeping them in stock. Instead, you tell your supplier to ship the product to the customer’s address.
I have already written a guide on How To Build a Shopify Drop Shipping Store in 5 Easy Steps?. Today, I will show you the process to find the best dropshipping supplier for your dropshipping store.
How To Find A Good Supplier?
It’s difficult to find certified dropshipping supplier or companies, you will likely come across a large number of “fake” wholesalers. Some suppliers also claim that they are drop shippers but most of them are fake or the quality and pricing you get are not genuine. So here I have listed some tips to find a supplier:
Communication is the best way to identify potential manufacturers and suppliers. You should write down your questions and make sure to ask all the questions from the supplier. You should also check the response time of the supplier because no matter how big your supplier is if he won’t answer your question as quickly as possible then you should let them go.
2) Real Picture:
You should also ask your supplier to send some real(not the edited or photoshopped) pictures of the product. A real picture of the product will give you a rough idea of product quality.
Once you checked the real picture and you think that the product is quality is good then buy some samples from the supplier. Real product will give you a better idea of the product’s quality and This will also give you an idea of the supplier’s shipping time.
4) Order Processing Fees:
Every dropship suppliers will charge a small fee(between $2 – $5) for their services. If a supplier charges you more than that, you should change the supplier. Alternatively, you can also ask a supplier to tell you the price of the product after all the charges.
5) Fast Shipping:
You can ask your supplier about the shipping time for the country you want to sell. If your supplier is registered on Alibaba then you can also check his store page to check the shipping time.
Where Can You Find A Supplier?
The toughest part of drop shipping business is to find a supplier that would provide products. The drop shipping business is totally dependent on the supplier because you are just the owner of your dropshipping store and you don’t keep the product in stock.
Your supplier is responsible for everything including product quality, timely shipping. Any mistake by your supplier can ruin your business, it’s important to confirm that your supplier is reliable before doing the partnership.
Alibaba is one of the largest B2B websites in the world, and one of the best parts of the site is that you can find manufacturers for your niche, at relatively low costs. But, The problem is all manufacturers are not the drop shippers so you have to invest your time to search and find a good dropshipping supplier.
AliExpress is the best alternative to AliBaba and AliExpress is a wholesale and dropshipping platform that connects drop shippers to suppliers. You can find millions of products from suppliers in so many categories like electronics, apparel, toys, beauty, and others. The best thing is, You don’t need to pay any membership fee to join this website.
SaleHoo is the most popular online selling directory on the internet with over 8,000 wholesalers, drop shippers and manufacturers. This app offers a comprehensive directory for sourcing items to resell. It includes suppliers in a variety of niches that serve the United States, UK, and Australia. Signing up for SaleHoo costs $67 per year and has a 60-day money-back guarantee.
Oberlo is an embedded Shopify app, which makes it easy for you to find products from drop shipping suppliers all over the world and instantly add them to your own Shopify store. You can use Oberlo free plan to start your dropshipping business today but the problem is Oberlo is only available for Shopify’s customers, You cannot use it on WooCommerce store.
Alidropship is the alternative to Oberlo and is the easiest dropshipping solution in the market for WooCommerce store owner. After installing this WordPress plugin, you can set up your dropshipping store in a few steps. This plugin allows you to automatically import product from AliExpress to your WooCommerce store.
Apart from the above five websites or app, You can also use these websites: Dropship.me, Doba, Worldwide Brands, Dropified, Wholesale2B, Wholesale Central and Others to find dropshipping suppliers.
I think AliExpress, AliBaba, Salehoo, Oberlo and AliDropship are the five best ways to find the suppliers.
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