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I am working with a guy in Canada to build multiple drop-shipping stores on different niches.
The stores will target Canadian people.

It is a good chance for me, because we are doing 50% profit, and I am only investing my time and effort, where he invest money and any physical task that is needed in Canada.

But I found a problem when I check some products on AliExpress. THE SHIPPING TIME!

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The normal shipping delay from china is insane. it is up to 60 days.
And with priority shipping the price go so far that there won't be any profit left or the client will never buy the product.

The issue is that we are building the store as a brand, with a real company in Canada and everything, so the client will assume that the products does exist in Canada, therefore the shipping time should be moderate, in less than a week. which is not possible with AliExpress.

Amazon Canada however does not include much products, and the prices are very high to profit from.

So what do you think guys?
Does anyone here ever dropshipped to Canada? What solution you found?

Anyone with any ideas are solutions please don't hold, I would really appreciate it.
 

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first i will advise you to jote down a list of your competitors and spy to see how they are shipping orders. its very important to be profitable in any business.
 

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You need to look for items that ship with epacket. If the cost of shipping with epacket takes away any profit, you need to look for more expensive items.

There are plenty of products to be found on Aliexpress with very nice profit margins. Also try to find items that people don't mind waiting for, for example if someone orders a plunger they probably need it quite quickly, but if someone orders a pair of socks they won't mind waiting for them a bit longer.

In the past I have dropshipped successfully to Amazon Canada. But from a business address in the UK.
 

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You need to look for items that ship with epacket. If the cost of shipping with epacket takes away any profit, you need to look for more expensive items.

There are plenty of products to be found on Aliexpress with very nice profit margins. Also try to find items that people don't mind waiting for, for example if someone orders a plunger they probably need it quite quickly, but if someone orders a pair of socks they won't mind waiting for them a bit longer.

In the past I have dropshipped successfully to Amazon Canada. But from a business address in the UK.

I got what you mean, I will try to do so.
I am also wondering if I can find suppliers in Canada who provide products with a good price.
 

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A lot of the Chinese suppliers have warehouses in different countries. But they increase the price of the products hugely because they have to factor in warehousing.

You will find suppliers locally but usually not as cheaply. The products they have will have originally come from Alibaba or similar places.
 
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