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Dropshipping from china to eu?Any tips?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Universe0, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Universe0

    Universe0 Regular Member

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    Hello,

    i am about to start dropshipping from China to my country which is located in Europe.

    I have received 2 samples from different items to check the quality and i will probably choose one of them.Due to the long days of shipping i am considering to order the items(2 or 3 each time), store them to my warehouse, build my inventory and then sell them to customers.

    To those of you that have experience with this kind of business, do you have any tips or suggests to give?Mostly on customs or taxes.
    Anything that needs extra care?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Security Tester

    Security Tester Regular Member

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    So you are dropshipping with your own warehouse? That's exactly not how dropshipping works :D

    As for tips, I suggest looking for suppliers on Aliexpress. Sort on the highest amount of orders and only 4 stars and up, and only choose the products that have ePacket shipping. ePacket shipping is relatively fast and is the most reliable shipper.

    Good luck on your adventure!
     
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  3. Universe0

    Universe0 Regular Member

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    Hehe my own warehouse is going to be used just to save some items when the customers are super urgent :)

    Thank you mate!
     
  4. ridersark

    ridersark Regular Member

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    If you are going to have your own warehouse with good inventory then I don't think it will be called as dropshipping. What you are doing is the best way to do ecom. But instead of jumping head first into buying stuff that you don't whether it sells or not is bad business idea. My suggestion to you would be to start with dropshipping, that is take orders from customers and then directly ship it from aliexpress. If your product does well then you can think about stocking your warehouse and doing your own fulfillment.
     
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    GuruPapa Newbie

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    It depends on what products you sell, but I have a dropshipping store that only sells 1 product, and i could find mine on : http://www.newchic.com

    They have fast shipping to most EU countries (7-12 days). The price is 2x alibaba but it's worth it since they ship so fast. Never had a simple complaint over shipping time with these fuckers
     
  6. clumsyjessy

    clumsyjessy Newbie

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    Your idea is really interesting, but it's not seems like dropshipping https://alidropship.com/codex/1-first-what-exactly-is-drop-shipping/
     
  7. clumsyjessy

    clumsyjessy Newbie

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    Yeah, everything's exactly like you said!
     
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    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    my biggest tip would be make sure you use shopify, and their own payment processor, and stay clear of paypal
     
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    Why wouldn't you recommend to use PayPal?