I'm curious can we still drop ship products in Oberlo from China with the current epidemic outbreak going on in China? Does anyone know? I would greatly appreciate an answer.
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Hey ViToy, dropshipping definitely still works using Oberlo/AliExpress. I'm in contact with a few suppiers and the majority of them are continuing to operate, but I'd recommend reaching out to them personally as every case is different.
The main concern with nCoV right now is that customers don't want to receive packages from China as they believe they're filled with coronavirus, waiting to jump out of the package and latch themsleves onto their eyeballs. If anyone comes to you with a concern like that, show them this:
This is an offical statement from the World Health Organization. Don't be afraid to answer your customers concerns with confidence on this matter!
P.S You can also filter AliExpress suppiers by country to find products that ship from U.S warehouses. You'll pay more but its a good option to have until this all blows over.
Hi @ViToy! Gabby here from the Community Engagement team at Spocket.
As it seems, the others have already answered you question, and they are indeed factual. From my end, I'd like to ask if Oberlo is your only option for a dropshipping app you can source out from for your store? Have you considered sourcing out from EU and US suppliers to also have items on your store that can ship fast? Perhaps it might be something you'd like to try out and see how it goes in terms of how fast the items ship to your customers.
Apps like Spocket can make this possible, with it giving you access to thousands of suppliers who are mainly based in the EU and the US. With this, not only are you assured of quick shipping times (1-3 days, 3-5 days, 4-7 days), the products you're provided with on the app's catalog are also of exceptional and topnotch quality due to the rigorous onboarding process that suppliers go through before they can be part of the app. You can learn more about it and see how it fits your store on Spocket's official website! As well, you can also join Spocket's official Facebook page to engage with Spocket users and get feedback from them about the platform.
I am a brand new store that only tested one product to see what the receiving package looked like. I've only aware of China shipping and am extremely leery only because of the shipping time it takes, too long even for me. My products are cannabis accessories. Unfortunately my only test was a complete failure. All my searches on Aliexpress are for and from the US, but it seems they all come from China originally and take longer than the US has become accustomed to. (thanks Amazon) In order to prevent paying more than the thousands I've already invested, what free apps allow me to order where shipping is much shorter?