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Can I trust Aliexpress suppliers?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Deividas696, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Deividas696

    Deividas696 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello,

    I have found a product on aliexpress with good potential to sell and I've asked the suppliers or the coronavirus situation can affect shipping times.

    And they are saying that It can affect but the delay will be for 3-5 days (which is not a very big deal for me).

    But I do not think that I can trust them because they take very long to respond to my messages (5-6hours) what does not seem that they began to work at full capacity.

    And I do not what to do now, I think I have found a really good product to sell these days which is related to this coronavirus situation but I'm afraid that the shipping could be too long for my clients.
     
  2. naughtyguy

    naughtyguy Newbie

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    are you in the US? if so it will be a lot longer than 3-5 days because the quarantine time of freight is going to be 2 weeks or more at the ports until after all thos covid-19 subsides
     
  3. majdi107

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    I've received a package in 4 days to canada
     
  4. Razen666

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    Try buying 1 product by yourself and see before u buy big quantity
     
  5. Deividas696

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    I'm not planning to buy a big quantity, I'm going to dropshipp this product. And buying 1 product to test it is no an option, because I can not wait so long.
     
  6. Doctor Sleep

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    Order one product and see by yourself
     
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    You really will not know until you try it. Also, most of these aliexpress sellers can be trusted.
     
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    It is safe but need about 20 days from China to your door.
     
  9. Razen666

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    Duuuuh! Well there is no solution or just sell it and if the user don't receive it refund him
     
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    Aliexpress is a site for resellers. It's becoming way expensive. Try 1688.
     
  11. DropshipDave

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    No you cannot trust them right now. They need to make money also and Aliexpress will be on their side if there is a delay. Can you find the product shipping from the outside of China?
     
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    States are closing as well and the delivery will definitely be extended. On top of everything that was said, keep in mind that people are already declining packages and asking for refunds when they find out that the package is coming from China.

    A lot of my clients are already complaining about a drastic drop in orders across all ecommerce, even those that actually have the stock in the US. These months definitely won't be kind to dropshippers.
     
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  13. John4life2017

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    Do a test buy
     
  14. Meddie

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    I don't think it's the best time for dropshipping at all.
     
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    Of course is not, but my product is related to this coronavirus situation. (And no, it's not a facemasks :D)
     
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    It's a chain collapse,check statistics. You can sell even peanuts.
     
  17. MisterXYZ

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    First thing you can not advertise corona virus related products on fb and google.

    Second thing people who want to buy these things, need then immediately. They are not going to wait for 1 month for dlivery.
     
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    Honestly why do people think it is a good idea to dropship DIRECTLY from China? Those shipping times are terrible and your customers will leave you bad feedback. Use a fulfillment center/service... shipping is cheaper that way anyway and problem solved...
     
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    Make sure that the supplier has his business there for more than 3 years.
    That his ratings are high and how many orders he has placed. Otherwise you can also ask the supplier by message Ask: About the deliveries, delivery times, quality and if you can get a sample of the product.
     
  20. Poople

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    It is extremely dumb to not do a test buy. You need to see first hand the quality of your potential product. Use it, abuse it, drop it, throw it. How did it hold up? Is it a cheap piece of shit?