AliEepress is commonly used as product source for drop-shipping. While market changing rapidly and so does your business model. Are you still got complaints about its slow delivery time? Is your price competitive? Let’s find out are any better alternatives than AliExpress. The article will introduce 3 alternatives to AliExpress. What service you adopt reviews your status on the drop-shipping business. There are three alternatives to AliExpress for drop-shipping. AliExpress is a great tool to get started with drop-shipping and to get a feel for the business model.
What is 1688? Simply put, China domestic version of Alibaba. It is a wholesale B2B e-commerce platform belong to e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. Alibaba is facing the international market, 1688 working on domestic market connect factories, manufacturers, suppliers to enterprises. What drop shippers should know? Most of Alibaba seller is the middle man who gets their supplier from 1688. So if you buy from 1688, you may have more profit margin.
Dropshippers, before scaling any product might have potential, the first thing you need to is figure out product cost. In most case, sell price should be at least Besides product cost, the price have to cover profit margin, online traffic, international shipping and whatnot. Let’s do a price research. I’ll randomly pickup a product at Amazon as below. 16$ for 3 pack, lets find out product cost from 1688 supplier. Cost as below table:
China is a big country, take days for domestic shipping if factory locates far from the border shipping center. Factory tend to manage bulk order over small retail order, small number need to wait to next batch. No storage. Factory hate storage as much as you. Nobody wants cashflow to be taken by storage. So some factories will manufacture after get order. Holiday.