Dropshipping aliexpress and chinese new year

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  1. swon

    swon Junior Member

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    So the chinese new year is this saturday (January 28) and i've been reading some scary articles about how it lasts 2-4 weeks. obviously this would stall my dropshipping.
    some say they will continue business on 4-5th February.

    1) what should i REALLY expect?

    2) I only sell to the US market. should i tell my customers to expect delays?
    a) if i should, what can i tell them without giving it away that i'm basically dropshipping?

    3) should i be worried about someone not being happy about "shipping" time and opens a dispute on paypal which would put a hold on my account?

    i really dont want to close shop for a few weeks. i barely started and I'm barely surviving as is...
     
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    Lunaaa Elite Member

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    Just say, to expect a 1-2 week delay due to holiday season.
     
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    Tylor jr Power Member

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    Holidays will be between Jan 23- feb 3, you can add shipping delay details in order confirmation auto mailer and also In shops shipping tos.
     
  4. swon

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    thanks for the input guys.

    if anyone else has any other suggestions, it would much appreciated.
     
  5. swon

    swon Junior Member

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    any other opinions?
     
  6. Vapys

    Vapys Power Member

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    Pre order some of your top selling products if possible in advance at least you won't lose that flow of income.
     
  7. nvg

    nvg Newbie

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    Contact your "supplier" (the Aliexpress shop) to see for how long they go on holiday for. Depends on how many "suppliers" you depend on, but it should be straight forward.