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Dropshipping with AlliExpress ?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Victoria Lynn, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Victoria Lynn

    Victoria Lynn Newbie

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    I see other people that are very successful with dropshipping . On YouTube one girl claims to make a lot of money , using alliexpress and alibaba as her dropshipers . I want to try this, but most of the merchants on there are from China . i think that my products would take forever to ship to my customers . I feel that my customers may not want to wait that long. What is everyone's opinion on this ? Has anyone had success?

    Are there any good reliable USA dropshippers instead? I am having a hard time finding reliable ones through google .
     
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    Sort the aliexpress via "epacket", they will reach faster.
     
  3. Deepain

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    what you mean by they will reach faster ?? can you give an approximitly ? thanks
     
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    epacks shipping worldwide is ~10-15days which is ok.

    OP: Because someone claim that is making lot of money via dropshipping doesn't means that is easy.

    You still need lot of SEO/Marketing work and in most cases budget for advertising.
     
  5. Victoria Lynn

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    I agree . I know that it takes work but I believe that I will be successful if I stick with this
     
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  6. Victoria Lynn

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    Thank you
     
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    i agree with you it takes to ling you will have a lot of complains ....
     
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    Firstly Dropshipping is a lot of work. Be prepared to handle the customer inquiries. If you are not ready for the additional workload then this is not for you.
    Second, payment processor. Most if not all payment processor DO NOT LIKE DROPSHIPPING. In fact even paypal frown upon dropshipping due to higher chargeback rate. Eventually you will be asked for invoices from suppliers (as paypal assume that you place the order and paid in advance) and if you explain that you are a dropshipper,they will most likely limit the account and say thank you for your business but due to risk management they decide that they cannot continue the business with you.

    Payment processor can be a pain. Sort this out before you get into dropshipping.

    Third marketing, you have to make sure that you are selling something really unique to standout from the crowd. People do not just come to your web shop and buy. Where is the trust? Why should they trust to buy from you?

    Product sourcing is another area of problem. How do you handle the unreliable shipping timing from China supplier? How do you handle the situation when product get stuck at custom for taxation? Who is going to pay for the additional taxes?

    Look through your list above and if you can answer all then you are ready for the basic of dropshipping.
     
  9. blogzandstuff

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    The problem you face is Amazon, most of the time it's next day delivery. Not many people from the UK trust the site as it's full of rip offs, even the ceo has admitted it
     
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  10. Victoria Lynn

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    Thank you . These are definitely things to think about . I am definitely ready for dropshipping and I know that I may have a few trial and errors but will eventually succeed .
     
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    Good luck then
     
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    I have done successfully dropshipping from AliExpress, Bangood, Dx.com with E-packets. Reach customer around in 14 days. It's doable.