Dropshipping is a more and more popular eCommerce mode widely accepted by beginners as it does not require high startup funds, not need to prepare enough inventory in advance, not need to be packaged and shipped by itself, and is also very flexible and convenient to manage. It is also very popular among cross-border e-commerce sellers. For many new sellers, dropshipping is a very worthwhile attempt to try out the initial business strategy of cross-border e-commerce. In particular, the funds are relatively tight, and the time and energy are relatively limited. Dropshipping can reduce various risks of cross-border e-commerce to a certain extent. Lots of English sellers take advantage of Aliexpress for their dropshipping resource and focus on their eCommerce website marketing to get rich profits. Among all the dropshipping platforms, Shopify is the one of the most popular.
A seller from Ireland broadcasts via YouTube and use Shopify to make sales from 0 to 1000 dollars in 7 days, The seller has nothing but a credit card. The general process is like this: Step 1, goods selection, firstly find a more fashionable interest group in pinterest, many people like the lion, he chose the lion as the entry point, then source lion-related products on AliExpress and found many products. For example, lion bracelets, lion pendants, lion rings, lion pattern T-shirts, etc., after evaluating the performance of selected products and AliExpress stores, opened a store on Shopify, and registered a domain name to bind the store. Then he puts one of the Golden Lion Bracelets as a free gift to attract traffics, buyers can get it for free by paying the shipping fee only. Then Through a series of off-site marketing, facebook advertisements, mailing lists, etc., the website and store products were successfully promoted. After one week, they eventually earned more than 4,000 US dollars. Throughout the process, the seller did not participate in the package delivery, and did not touch the product in person, because all the orders generated were also processed by the AliExpress seller through Dropshipping.
This is a customary method of operating Shopify. The local purchase is not only costly, but also the freight is not cheap. If you package and ship the goods, the labor cost is very expensive, so take AliExpress as your own warehouse and use Dropshipping to deliver the goods. It is really worry-free and saves money for product sales. However, dropshipping from Aliexpress also has disadvantages due to the delivery, marketing purpose as well as other restrictions like no control measures for the whole process, low profits etc., more and more sellers start to dropship from 1688 via shopify.
What\’s the advantages 1688 has for dropshipping compared to Aliexpress? 1688 has at least 10 times larger goods categories than Aliexpress with lower price. Lots of Aliexpress sellers import goods via 1688 and sell on Aliexpress, now 1688 released its cross border eCommerce market for small business dropship from China which dropshipping even more easier. However, Shopify sellers still need to face language issues, payment issues and as well as shipping issues when dropship from 1688 via Shopify as 1688 is a Chinese B2B website.
How to dropshipping from 1688 via shopify? You can find a dropshiping fulfillment agent like 86Deal to help dropship from 1688 via Shopify in the following steps:
- Sourcing. The biggest difficult sourcing on 1688 is the language issue, you may need to search goods on 1688 with long tail keywords for more precise search results and communicate with 1688 suppliers in Chinese for more goods details information. However, you may only know translate keywords on google translate, the long tail keywords is not so easy to find to translate, the 1688 agent could help you easily solve this issue by know your requirements in details;
- Payment. 1688 currently only supports Alipay, Unionpay and other online payment methods which nearly all the English sellers cannot pay directly to dropship. 86Deal could help you easily solve the payment issue after confirmed the order on your shopify store, you can transfer the money in USD to agent Chinese bank account, they will order for you in Chinese Yuan,then export the shopify orders in CSV format to order one by one;
- Quality inspection. Once the goods arrived 86Deal warehouse, the staff will check the goods color, size and quantity and whether they have any flaws to decide whether ship or return to exchange which could help you lower down the potential dispute risk on Shopify;
- Shipping. 86Deal mainly dropship from China to overseas countries via ePacket and E-ems as they are relatively fast and cost effective. Once the goods being checked with no problem, 86Deal will pack the goods and import the order CSV file to China post shipping dashboard to print invoice and shipping. Then update on Shopify store, the order fulfillment procedure is done.
Dropshipping from 1688 via Shopify is easy, you only need to find a reliable dropshipping fulfillment agent to help you deal with the order, you can focus on shopify store marketing via facebook, Instagram, YouTube or other social networks. No more goods stocks, all the orders can be handled by the dropshipping fulfillment agent in China, it could greatly lower down the dropshipping cost and increase order fulfillment efficiency.