Anyone have any recommandations for other dropship suppliers that offer quicker shipping delay (5 to 13 days) for the following countries :
- United Kingdom
- United States
I really like the diversity of products that are in Aliexpress, but the only problem is the delivery time which is quite difficult to manage, especially if you're just planning to start or starting out. Thanks in advance!
Morgan here from the Social Team at Shopify.
Great question, I agree shipping times are really important when you sell online. Especially having to compete with companies that are now offering next day shipping or expedited packages. Customers have become more and more accustomed to this luxury!
Depending on the type of products you want to sell, the options may vary. Although Oberlo and Aliexpress offer a huge range of products, you want to be sure you narrow down and choose a defined niche. I have here some alternative dropshipping options if you're interested in a clothing business:
If clothing isn't for you, I recommend checking out Spocket. It's a dropshipping service with a few more local suppliers. Generally you will find a lot of hand crafted goods here, and Etsy products.
Next, a solution such as Printful, is good if you're interested in designing your own products. They have multiple fulfilment centers for their products to ensure the fastest possible shipping for your customers. An alternative to Printful is Printify. Similar idea but just another option!
I recommend choosing your niche, branding and customer base and then sourcing your products for the best dropshipping option available for that niche. You need to make sure you have a sellable idea, and find a hole in the market to fill before worrying about shipping times (even though that is still very important).
If you have troubles finding a niche, this guide does a great job of breaking it down.
I hope these tips find you well, feel free to reach back out once you decide on a niche and supplier. I'd be happy to help along the way and offer advice!
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Amazing! Glad these options could work for you.
Let us know what you end up going with. I'd be happy to offer feedback on your shop once you've started setting that up.