China 1688 Pick and Pack Order Fulfillment Procedure for Shopify Dropshipping

China 1688 Pick and Pack Order Fulfillment Procedure for Shopify Dropshipping

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In order to provide better user experience as well as improve order fulfillment efficiency and lower down order fulfillment cost, more and more Shopify sellers outsource the order processing works to Chinese pick and pack fulfillment company to pack and ship orders from China to clients directly. Let’s explain the procedure of the pick and pack fulfillment service and its advantages for the Shopify dropshipping business.

Pick and Pack fulfillment procedure

Shopify integration

Once Shopify seller choose 86Deal pick and pack fulfillment service, the seller need to invite us create an admin account to authorize us login Shopify dashboard to check the orders integrate Shopify with our warehousing system to update Shopify orders day by day for order fulfillment.

The integration is very simple and it doesnt need to modify anything on the dashboard, it is very safe, we just need the authorization to install an Shopify ERP app to update the daily orders to prepare order fulfillment.

Shopify orders

The shopify orders here indicate that orders paid by clients, due to Shopify has some interface issue on certain payment gateway, some clients paid orders still showing suspending status or unpaid status will be not shown in our warehouse system, thus we also need the shopify seller to check daily paid orders and update us manually those paid order but shown as suspending or unpaid in case we delayed the order fulfillment.


In addition to the suppliers provided by shopify seller, we also provide sourcing service to new products at high quality with affordable price. Once we started sourcing, we will help Shopify seller confirm the supplier credits, product price, stock, color and size as well as other product details, and source 3 to 4 alternative suppliers with similar price to compare, and give suggestions to help Shopify sellers make decision.


When the Shopify store list new product on Facebook ads, we usually inquire different suppliers and if the suppliers are located in Guangzhou or near Guangzhou, such as Foshan or Dongguan city, we usually contact the supplier and make an appointment to visit the factory then confirm the goods wholesale price with supplier and confirm stock as well as goods delivery time before order them.

If the suppliers are far away from us or we do not know the supplier well, we will suggest Shopify seller to make sample at the beginning, once the product arrived our warehouse we will take photos and videos on each part of the products to confirm with Shopify seller. After that we will order products in bulk based on the Shopify store orders.

Quality inspect

86Deal warehouse receive many packages from different suppliers in China, the warehouse people will match the tracking with each Shopify store order then check the goods quality such as product packaging, damages, flaws, stain, color, size, quantity etc. Sometimes we will need to measure the clothes size match EU or USA size or not.

In the quality inspect step we will also need to help Shopify sellers to remove labels, remove Chinese words and supplier advertising booklet, replace packaging if necessary. After that 86Deal warehouse will repack the products.

However, Quality inspect doesnt equal test service, for example, some Shopify sellers sale earphone, Bluetooth speaker as well as other 3C digit goods, once they arrived our warehouse, we can only check the packaging and its surface, thus we do not know if all of them work normally or not.

The quality inspect is very important for shopify dropshipping business, many shopify sellers chose order fulfillment service instead of Aliexpress due to it could greatly improve customer experience and lower down the after sale argument due to the quality issue and branding purpose.

Return exchange

If the products we received has any brokens, flaws, stains we cannot remove, or in wrong color size we will notice the Shopify seller and contact the supplier with photos or videos to show them the spot to negotiate the return or exchange procedure, get the product returning information and pack the goods to ship to the suppliers and upload tracking to 1688 Taobao platform. Although the goods returning procedure usually takes more than 1 week, it saves trouble after clients received them.


Once the warehouse staff checked the goods if they are in good quality condition, they will repack them (use branding or blank packaging) and stick labels to put them on the shelf ready to ship.

Currently 86Deal warehouse offers 180 days free warehousing service, we will show Shopify seller the product ID and stock in our warehouse, after 180 days we will notice them, if shopify seller do not need them anymore we will help them donate or destroy the abandoned products.

Order printing

After warehouse staff upload the products on the shelf and scan the product label, the related product quantity size and color will be uploaded to warehouse system as product stock, then warehouse people in charge of the order printing will check orders and stock respectively and print the orders for shipping.

Pick and Pack

Warehouse staff pick up the products on the shelf base on the printing orders, after the product label being scanned, the product stock will be deducted automatically.

The next step is consolidate packing. One of the biggest advantage to apply an order fulfillment agent is the consolidate services for orders from different suppliers, if you dropship from aliexpress you can hardly launch the cross promotion in the Shopify store as people need to receive many packages in one order, which will not only waste time and shipping but also affect the user experience.

86Deal consolidate packing service allows Shopify sellers launch cross promotion during holidays to increase store sales, the warehouse will pick up different products from different suppliers and pack them in one package(packaging and label also can be customized) to ship to the clients.

International shipping

Currently mostly dropshipping business use ePacket shipping from China to overseas countries. However, ePacket only supports 37 countries and regions shipping from China, it mainly covers Southeast Asia, Middle East, EU and North America countries.

You can check ePacket shipping rates and its restrictions. In order to facilitate dropshippers overseas, 86Deal also cooperated with native courier companies for general goods small packages shipping from China directly to USA, UK, Germany as well as other countries, we can also help Shopify sellers dropship cosmetics, built-in battery, cream products from China, please inquire if you are interested.

Tracking upload

After our warehouse printed orders, each order will be assign a China post ePacket tracking number, once the warehouse finished packing, we will click shipping and upload the tracking to Shopify store, then the orders will be marked as fulfilled. Usually the second day the package can be tracked.

The Shopify order fulfillment ended here, but did 86Deal after sale service end here? Of course no, we will need to continually track the package status if the clients haven’t receive in long time. Meanwhile, we also help Shopify sellers handle the package return works.

Package return

Since Shopify usually do not need clients fill in phone number and ePacket usually leave phone as an optional option, thus most orders do not have phone contact, during the package delivery the courier may not reach the clients on time, thus they will return the package to our warehouse.

Another situation is the clients do not satisfy the products they ordered, they want to return them and refund. In this case Shopify seller could tell them 86Deal warehouse address in English format and ask them to mail back, please be sure

not to declare the goods actual value as they may have tax in China customs, for example, a client ordered $100 product and he wants to return and refund, be sure to confirm with him the declare value should be under $30,else we may receive tax bill from China customs and we maybe forced to abandon the packages;

not to forget to ship all the items in the order. Some people ask for refund all money while they only ship part of them, so Shopify seller need to confirm what item they want to refund and negotiate with them for the best result for both of them.

After we received the package returned from clients, we will recheck the product and pack to upload to shelf for shipping.

That’s 86Deal dropshipping order fulfillment procedure for shopify sellers, in addition to the services mentioned above, we also provide some add on services to help Shopify sellers improve the order fulfillment efficiency and
focus on store marketing.

86Deal Shopify Pick and Pack Fulfillment FAQ

How long time is the processing time and delivery time shipping from China to USA and EU countries?

86Deal warehouse order fulfillment processing usually takes 24 hours once the goods received from suppliers. During holidays it may delay 1 day. If the products being checked there has flaws, stains, broken or incorrect size color, it may delay around one week to return and exchange.

As for delivery time, usually the package can be tracked the 2nd day after we shipped, ePacket usually takes 5 to 12 days to EU countries, 7 to 20 days from China to USA, please inquire if you need ePacket alternatives for small packages shipping from China.

If you need more faster and stable shipping please check the China usa direct line and EU direct line on 86deal.

How much you charge for dropshipping order fulfillment service?

86Deal offers one stop dropshipping order fulfillment service include sourcing, sample/purchasing, quality inspecting, warehousing, order printing, pick and pack, ship and tracking upload services as well as other add on services, unlike other order fulfillment companies charge fees on each services the order applied, 86Deal charge one time fee per package include all the services, which could greatly decrease the order fulfillment cost for Shopify sellers.

Due to different dropshippers have different service requirements, our service fee is different based on the product category, sku quantities, service requirements as well as add on services like private label, gift cards, customized packaging etc.

We do not have MOQ order quantities for small business dropshippers, just the order fulfillment service fee would be higher as our warehouse and human cost cannot be decreased. We would like to help small business grow bigger and bigger. Once the order quantity grows, our service fee will be decreased gradually. For example, if you have 5 orders or below per day, the service fee would be higher, if you have 10 orders daily, 50 orders daily, 100 orders daily or more the service fee will be more and more cheaper.

Can you suggest the best selling product of your clients?

Sorry we can’t. We respect each clients business we served, the best selling product belongs to their secret. However, we can give you suggestions when sourcing the product niche and tell you the best selling product in your niche on 1688 wholesale platform.

What goods is the best to dropship from China 1688?

We suggest you find trending goods via different platforms like amazon, Aliexpress and google trend. Once you decided the goods niche then we can help you source the products on 1688 via the following rules:

Light weight and volume. It means less international shipping cost via ePacket, no matter you offer free shipping service or user pay for shipping, free or less shipping fee means higher conversion rates in your Shopify store.

Lower wholesale price with good profit margin. Once you decide the goods niche, you can check the wholesale price on 1688, check the product price on different platform to calculate cost then select the one with good profit margin.

With your order fulfillment service can I customize private label or packaging for my business?

Of course you can customize the label and packaging. You just need to send us the label and packaging design file for us to inquire the printing factory, then pay for the printing fee and shipping fee to our warehouse. We charge fees to stick the label, it depends on how much time we spent to replace the label.

In addition to Shopify which platforms you also supported for pick and pack order fulfillment?

Besides Shopify, we can also help dropshippers fulfill orders on eBay, Amazon, Woocommerce, Magento, Lazada, Shopee etc. We just need you authorize us login the platform dashboard to check and update daily orders, please inquire 86Deal for more details.

How to start to apply 86Deal order fulfillment service dropshipping from China?

There are basically two ways for order fulfillment. CSV order files and Shopify integration.

To start fulfill orders for Shopify store, we will need admin access to login Shopify Dashboard to authorize app update daily orders from Shopify to start the dropshipping order fulfillment work. Which is very simple, fast, accurate for the order fulfillment. If your daily orders above 30, we strongly suggest you integrate with our system for us to update daily orders to ensure order fulfillment efficiency and accuracy.

However, if you are worry about the security, you can also export orders from your store to send us via email, we will the goods photos on each order and the shipping information so that we can start fulfill orders and return tracking number. If you choose the second method, be sure to inquire am order fulfillment xls files from 86Deal with all the information in details.

What platforms you support for order fulfillment from China in addition to Shopify?

In addition to Shopify, 86Deal also could fulfill orders from Woocommerce, eBay, Amazon, Lazada, Magento, Shopee, Shopyy as well as other platforms, you are welcome to send email inquiry.


Emmanuel Osayande

May 14, 2019 at 5:23 am

I have read through your procedure and I’m very sure this is what I want.
Please, what is the next step as I want to start selling right away?


    May 14, 2019 at 9:42 am

    To start working with us you can send an email to [email protected] about your requirements and concerns about the order fulfillment from China to overseas, we will explain your concerns and let you know how to start work together.


May 27, 2019 at 4:53 pm

Would it be possible to know about your service charges and delivery charges to Ghana? Also how long does it take for shipping?


    May 28, 2019 at 12:27 am

    The dropshipping cost to Ghana is a little expensive, thus we mainly dropship from China to USA and EU countries.


June 9, 2019 at 3:50 am

Hi, is it possible you work with aliexpress?


    June 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

    We can’t work with Aliexpress as most sellers do not ship in China. My clients usually source and export goods information from Aliexpress then we can help them source the same one on 1688.


July 4, 2019 at 8:24 am

Hi, is it possible you work with shopee indonesia?


    July 4, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Yeah we can help you fulfill Shopee orders from China to Indonesia, please kindly contact [email protected] with your store link and requirements in details.


July 20, 2019 at 9:56 am

Can you work with Nigeria because this is what I am looking for. I hope shipping fee is not much


    July 22, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Hi Yemisi,

    Currently we can only ship from China to EU, North america and South East Asia countries due to ePacket only supports 37 countries currently, other ways the shipping cost will be high. If you are interested in wholesale from 1688 you can send an inquiry to [email protected].


August 18, 2019 at 11:56 am

Hi, can you work with Philippines?


    August 19, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Yeah we can help you dropship from China 1688 to Philippines.

Vincent Z

September 24, 2019 at 4:28 am

Hi there!
I basically find the product that I want and it completely a new one on the market. So how much do I get charged if I have no sale at all in a month or two? what is the fee? Moreover, How do I know total cost of the product after ship to the US customer in order for me to compare price with Aliexpress if I use E-packet as a shipping method? For ex, it costs 36 yuan and weigh is very light (as a necklace). How much will it be? Thank you!


    September 25, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Hi Vincent,

    We do not suggest you try totally new products for many reasons if you just start Shopify dropshipping, if you choose jelwery accessories we suggest you search related products on Aliexpress and select the one has more than 100 sales with good reviews it might be more safe for you to test.

    As for the fee, we mainly charge based on order quantities. The more orders the cheaper service fee. You can check the product weight and estimate ePacket shipping rates to different countries via . For more details please inquiry [email protected].

Leda Abade

October 14, 2019 at 6:44 pm


Tenho interesse em trabalhar com vocês em parceria. Tenho uma loja e faço Dropssipping.


    October 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Please kindly email [email protected] with the products you are dropshipping, destination countries as well as your requirements on the order fulfillment services and delivery.


October 27, 2019 at 11:41 am

do you ship or work to kuwait ?


    October 28, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Currently we only have courier service shipping from China to Kuwait.


October 29, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Whats the minimum order for dropshipping from 1688 ?


    October 30, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Different suppliers on 1688 have different moq for dropshipping and wholesale, there are mainly 2 to 5 pcs moq which is much less than Alibaba moq and cheaper than Aliexpress.

Anthea van Schoor

November 7, 2019 at 1:17 am

Is it possible to dropship products to South Africa with Also, what percentage do you charge for a person receiving 5 or less orders a day?


    November 7, 2019 at 1:31 am

    We can help you dropship from China to South Africa via China post register mail or Aramex, e-ems, dpex. But the ship cost is a little more if you apply courier service. Please kindly provide more details on products, weight etc. we will quote asap.

Sylvia Zwane

November 29, 2019 at 12:57 pm

do you guys ship to South Africa


    November 30, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Yes of course we ship from China to South Africa. Please contact us via email for more details.


December 1, 2019 at 11:33 pm

im from morocco tell me please what is cost of ship to my country


    December 2, 2019 at 1:22 am

    We would like to know what kind of products you want to dropship or wholesale from 1688 to Morocco then we can quote.


December 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Do you work with Woocommerce?


    December 25, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Yeah of course we can dropship from china to overseas via woocommeerce, the order fulfillment procedure is the same with Shopify.

mohamed hassan

January 2, 2020 at 7:12 am

about one-time fee per package includes all the services, Is it the same fee when You store 100 pieces OR 1000 pieces?
I don’t know if I understand correct !!


    January 3, 2020 at 1:29 am

    The warehousing fee is included in the service fee, so basically store 100 pcs is the same fee with 1000 pcs, but the more stock the more capital pressure if you dont have stable sales.


January 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm

If i would like to dropship, do i have to source products and store them in your warehouse or it is ok if you receive order per order from my supplier, relabel and repack and ship it. I mean every time my client makes an order, i do order it from my supplier and use your warehouse as delivery address, then the service i would like to benefit from you is the relabelling + repacking + shipping. Is that possible? If it is possible, then is there a limit order flow per day or per month for that since i will no be sourcing in your warehouse.


    January 14, 2020 at 1:48 am

    We offer source, relable, repack and other services for dropshipping. We do not have restrictions on order quantities, just the service fee would be different, the more order quantities, the cheaper service fee.

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