Tutorials how to dropship wholesale from China 1688 cross border market

Tutorials how to dropship wholesale from China 1688 cross border market

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Alibaba’s Wholesale Platform 1688 launched a cross-border supply source market for cross-border e-commerce sellers in 2017. The cross border market (kj.1688.com) is mainly targeted at small and medium-sized dropshipping and wholesale businesses opened on AliExpress, Amazon, Wish. Shopify as well as other cross-border e-commerce platforms and provide high-quality supply chain resources and data analysis. Currently, the main product categories are fashion clothing accessories, bag and luggages, toys and maternal babies, home textiles, digital home appliances, sports outdoor, pets and gardening, cosmetics, Auto accessories and security products.

Advantages of dropshipping wholesale from 1688

Mostly small business dropshipping from Aliexpress complaint 2 aspects, one is that the goods price are too high for low profit margins, another is the shipping delivery took too long time. Would be even more slower and expensive if dropshipping wholesale from 1688?

Firstly, 1688 is the supply market for Aliexpress suppliers, which means there will be more goods suppliers and factories with more goods SKUs on 1688 compared to Aliexpress, the dropshipping wholesale price of the goods would be much more cheaper. Furthermore, it doesn’t require big MOQ compared to Alibaba English website which is perfect for small business dropship and wholesale.

Secondly, if you stick to the traditional dropshipping procedure, the delivery time might be 3 to 4 days more than Aliexpress, however, if you wholesale best selling products in your store, the goods wholesale price would be much more cheaper and the delivery time should be also faster than Aliexpress delivery. We will explain more details on how to speed up dropshipping delivery time from 1688.

However, 1688 is in Chinese and currently only support mainstream payment in China currently, Compared to Aliexpress, small business who want to dropship and wholesale from 1688 will have a few problems.

5 main issues overseas small business dropship wholesale from 1688

Language issue. Since 1688 is in Chinese, for overseas small business who do not know Chinese it is a big obstacle to search goods with product keywords and communicate with 1688 sellers. To solve the language issue, you may use google translate the product keywords and product description page, but it isnt that accurate, thus it can be translated for you as a reference. The second way is to find a Chinese friend or 1688 agent to help you source and negotiate with suppliers on 1688.

Payment issue. Unlike Aliexpress you can pay via paypal and credit cards, those payment ways are not work on 1688. Currently 1688 accept Alipay and Union Pay as well as China bank debit cards. Even you can pay on Taobao with your Alipay international credit cards doesnt work on 1688. How to pay for the goods on 1688? Try 1688 agent or recharge Yuan to your Alipay balance account, you will be able to order goods from 1688. Another way is to pay via USD, but it is only for big sellers wholesale from 1688 currently and only restricted to those suppliers has Kuajingbao account.

Shipping issue. The international shipping is another big issue for small business dropship wholesale from 1688 as it is mainly deliver in China. You can find an agent to help dropshipping from China via ePacket and small package direct line.

After sale issue. In another words it is the quality issue, in order to keep their products competitive to get traffics, low price is always the best strategy for 1688 suppliers. However, goods with low price also means low quality material. Although mostly 1688 suppliers offer 7 days return and exchange policy, it takes at least 1 month for the goods shipping from China and returned by the clients from overseas which surpassed the 1688 return and exchange policy. Thus, the Quality inspection or sample service should be applied when small business dropship wholesale from 1688.

Here refers to other frequently asked questions, how to source quality goods at low price on 1688? How to find reliable suppliers on 1688?

How to select reliable 1688 suppliers for dropshipping

9 questions to select a reliable dropshipping supplier on 1688

How to dropship from 1688

That’s the most frequently asked question by many small business overseas, in previous article how to dropshipping from 1688 via Shopify we shared the basic dropshipping procedure.

Of course we do not restrict only to Shopify shopping cart, if you have Woocommerce, Shoppee, Lazada and other shopping carts we can also integrate with our ERP system to fulfill the orders.

China 1688 Pick and Pack Order Fulfillment Procedure for Shopify Dropshipping

How to wholesale from 1688

Compared to dropshipping order fulfillment, wholesale from 1688 is relatively easier, except the order fulfill works, the other parts are procedure are the same. All those works can be done by a reliable Chinese shipping agent.

Sourcing ->Sample/Purchasing->Quality inspection->Consolidate packing->Packing list and invoice->international shipping->delivery.

Advantages to outsource dropshipping order fulfillment wholesale works to 1688 agent

There are many advantages for you outsource the dropshipping order fulfillment and wholesale work to 1688 agent.

increase order fulfillment efficiency. Once you have more and more daily orders, the order fulfillment efficiency will become important to improve the user experience, the faster the better. If you fulfill the orders yourself, you will get more people in the warehouse and training them to speed up the order fulfillment work, compared to the agent, they will be more professional on how to improve the order fulfillment efficiency;

Reduce order fulfillment cost. The agent could help you reduce cost in 3 ways if you are dropshipping from China. Firstly the agent could help you source the same goods with cheaper cost compared to Aliexpress dropshipping. Secondly the agent could help you consolidate multiple items in one order to save international shipping cost; Thirdly the agent human cost is much lower compared to overseas human source overseas, which means the order fulfillment cost will be also lower;

Improve user experience. In addition to order fulfillment, the agent could also help you inspect the goods quality, remove supplier labels, promotional cards, repacking and consolidate shipping them which will reduce the after sale works and improve clients satisfaction.

Assist your marketing. The agent warehouse could help you customize label and packaging, thanks card, coupon card to help you execute the marketing strategy.

Focus on product selection and store marketing. When you launch the cross border eCommerce, all you need to do is to pay more attention on the goods selection and marketing strategy, these two aspects will affect your business. Thus outsource the order fulfillment work will help you focus on the core works.

Save human cost. Once your business grows, you will need to recruit more people and hire bigger warehouse if you want to fulfill the orders yourself. Which means extra human cost will affect your profits margin.

86Deal 1688 dropshipping order fulfillment and wholesale service includes:

● Sourcing

● Sample/purchasing

● Quality inspection

● Label/ads removing

● Repacking

● Package return(goods with flaws or damages)

● Private label and packaging customization

● Shopify order printing

● Pick and pack

● International shipping

● Tracking upload

● Package return(from overseas to China)

Along with 1688 cross border market opened more quality resources for dropshipper and wholesalers, there will be more and more small business dropship wholesale from 1688 in the future, what you think?

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