Im pretty sure i'm not the only one having trouble with Aliexpress dropshipping. I've had $2k worth of products stopped by their "security" / appeal process where they deemed I was too high a risk a buyer even though i've submitted my soc. security card, passport, driver's license, credit card, high school diploma, birth certificate, baptism certificate, local bingo championship awards, etc. Yet still.. my orders were canceled, despite me trying to order w/different ccs, different accounts, etc. Very frustrating.
So I decided to go the route of actualy getting some parcels of orders to a fulfillment companies in China that can drop ship for me.
1) Which do you guys use?
2) I know the answer is.. it all depends, but what are the cost structures that you guys look for when doing something like this? Or is this even not recommended?
3) Anyone heard of China Division? Are they trustworthy? WOuld appreciate anyone's experience story.. or URL to someone's post in any forums (here or in other forums)
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Hey shopify community.
I launched my ecommerce store about 5 days ago, and i'm already into 4 figure revenue. Yay! Ok, before I gloat... I'm actually an experienced media buyer with 8+ years experience buying ads on pretty much top 20 ad networks including Google and Facebook.. so I guess it't not really a newbie's "rag to riches" story per se.
But i am new to ecommerce and so far, it's not as easy as I thought on the BACK-end of things (like fulfillment, customer service, etc.). I'm used to generating sales, not doing the actual "work" per se.
So I am having major issues right now w/ dropshipping - There's always a service issue.. mainly that they are in Asia, and hence it takes 12 hrs to get any kind of issue resolved, let alone get emails checked. Not to mention, when I check their products' reviews on various sites, they aren't consistent.. which makes me wonder if the products are quality at all.
Other issues - as far as choosing a product, what are some "qualifiers" you guys use to test to see if the product is worth scaling the marketing efforts?
Third question - I have a dev shop where we're starting to make apps for shopify, mostly for our own internal needs.. but wanted to ask, what problems do YOU curently have? One I can think of right now is a/b testing prices. Don't seem to be an app for that.
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