There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration when you’re looking for dropshipping suppliers.
Perhaps you already know which products you want to sell, and have great potential for your business, but you still need to make sure that those suppliers are reliable.
We’ve put this article together to help you find the best dropshipping suppliers and to educate you on the type of suppliers that you should be avoiding.
Let’s jump into it!
How To Select Dropshipping Suppliers on Aliexpress
What is CJDropshipping?
CJDropshipping is a marketplace that makes it easy to find awesome products to sell online.
With CJDropshipping you can access a huge variety of different products with just a few clicks. Whether it’s fashion, electronics, toys, beauty, or the next trending product – CJDropshipping makes it easy for you to find products from suppliers all over the world and instantly add them to your own online store.
It costs nothing to add products to your store with CJDropshipping – you can use our forever free plan to start dropshipping today.
How Does CJDropshipping Work?
CJDropshipping helps you to find products to sell online by connecting you to a factory in China. You can browse our marketplace to discover a huge variety of products, and add them to your store with just a few clicks.
Once you’ve made a sale your supplier will ship the products from their warehouse straight to your customer’s doorstep – you’ll never need to worry about storing, packaging, or shipping your products.
Instead, you can focus on the things which really matter – growing your brand and making sales.
Benefits of CJDropshipping
When it comes to picking a supplier, there are some very clear benefits to choosing a product from CJDropshipping Suppliers or Verified Suppliers over suppliers. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
CJDropshipping Suppliers and Verified Suppliers are hand-picked based on their experience as a supplier, and the service that they can provide to CJDropshipping merchants. If any of those suppliers do not meet our expectations, we will remove their products from our platform.
The same level of trustworthiness cannot be guaranteed on. That’s why it’s your task to choose suppliers and products to sell carefully.
Do I Have to Inform Suppliers that I Am Dropshipping?
As we’ve already mentioned, both CJDropshipping Suppliers and Verified Suppliers are aware that you’ll be dropshipping.
This means that you won’t need to worry about any promotional material or invoices appearing in the packages which they ship to your customers. This will save you a bunch of time and effort that would have been spent contacting different suppliers to request this.
The CJDropshipping team in China is currently exploring white labeling and other customization opportunities. There are plans to introduce these features to CJDropshipping in the future.
AliExpress suppliers typically do not provide custom labeling for dropshipping businesses, but you can contact each seller via direct message and enquire further into this personally.
If you want to read more about custom labeling, check it out here.
When it comes to shipping, ePacket delivery is one of the most popular shipping methods. It is offered by merchants from China and Hong Kong and is one of the fastest delivery methods that allow you to ship internationally.
The majority of CJDropshipping Suppliers and Verified Suppliers ship orders within 2-4 business days.
In comparison, orders are usually shipped within 2-7 business days.
Shipping can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of running an online dropshipping store, so check out our post on shipping tips to make your life easier.
Once an CJDropshipping supplier ships the order, the tracking code is added to the CJDropshipping/Shopify platforms, and the order is marked as automatically fulfilled. There is nothing more that you need to do on your end.
On the other hand, once the supplier ships the order, you will need to click on the CJDropshipping fulfillment buttons to sync and fulfill your order. You can find further information about fulfilling orders here.
Returns and Refunds
With CJDropshipping Suppliers and Verified Suppliers, you can report a problem to the supplier or ask for the refund directly. Refunds are normally issued for cases such as the following:
– The wrong item was received by the customer, such as the wrong color, size, or model (evidence is needed)
– The package has arrived in a damaged condition (evidence is needed)
– The item arrived in extremely poor quality (evidence is needed)
– The order went missing
– The estimated delivery time has expired.
Check out more details on how to handle angry ecommerce customers, and how you should deal with returns and refunds.
With CJDropshipping Suppliers and CJDropshipping Verified suppliers, any questions or open disputes must be responded to in 2-5 days, otherwise our team will step in and mediate the situation.
However, with, you have to be careful about the suppliers you choose as some might take too long to reply, or in the worst case, some might not reply at all.
Look here to know everything about dispute management.