Compared to the local UK suppliers , foreigner suppliers usually take longer time due to the shipping cost concern. For example, if you work with Aliexpress supplier to ship in the USA, it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks via ePacket, if you choose small package direct line or courier service, the cost might be higher, if your goods price is low it may not have enough profit margin for the business.
Basically you need to confirm the wholesaler credits and qualification to help you judge whether they are reliable or not, there's no any legal processes for your cooperation, maybe you could make a contract but it is hardly working in the foreign trade for small business.
Have you heard of Spocket as a platform to find products? Spocket was designed to help retailers like yourself connect with suppliers that are primarily based in the US and the UK. This means that there is a huge catalogue of products in all different types of categories that you can try out with your new store.
Some other benefits of Spocket as a platform:
If you’re interested in Spocket, I highly recommend signing up for a free trial to take a look at all the features and if they’re the best fit for your new dropshipping store. Hope this helps!
Please check the below shopify apps for USA Fast Dropshipping.
If your start-up capital is small, you can choose a supplier that can provide products at a cheap price when choosing a supplier.
I hope your dropshipping endeavors are going well. If you haven't quite found the perfect match in a dropshipping or wholesale supplier, you may want to consider Contrado.
Contrado is a UK based print-on-demand company that operates globally. We ship in Europe, US, Asia, and more. We have over 450+ items to design, all of which are handmade to order typically within 48 hours and are shipped quickly (usually 1-4 days).
You can learn more here: contrado.com/drop-shipping
I hope this helps!
Melissa from Contrado
1. Able to order a large number of products, so the cost can be reduced. No matter the size of your business, you can benefit from it.
2. Low-cost and high-quality products.
3. Safe payment.
1. Language barriers.
2. Quality...Yes, I know this is also listed on the "Professionals" list, but you should be aware that sometimes the quality of certain products is still poor.
3. Minimum order quantity.
In summary, you should not worry about using foreign suppliers. As long as you conduct due diligence, you can sample products and use secure payment methods, and you will find that your business can benefit from it.
You can try this supplier（http://bit.do/fQy46） from the United States, and now many people order through them.