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1688 released cross border eCommerce market for small business dropship from China

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Have you ever suffered sourcing high quality goods with low price for dropshipping business? In 2018 Alibaba’s B2B wholesale platform 1688 officially launched on the cross-border eCommerce supply source market for small business sellers dropship from China.  The cross-border market are mainly for small and medium-sized businesses that open stores on AliExpress, Amazon, Wish, Shopify and other platforms dropship from China. The products currently supplied mainly include clothing accessories, home textiles, digital home appliances and sports outdoor as well as other goods categories.

Of course, compared with the domestic e-commerce sellers in China, there is still a big difference in the demand og goods for cross-border dropshipping sellers. The Cross-border e-commerce sellers have different requirements in terms of supply inventory, quality and stability, delivery speed, and goods photo data package as well as distribution. Therefore, the cross-border eCommerce market filtered goods and suppliers suitable for dropshipping sellers based on the abundant supply on the 1688 platform.

At present, 1688 has filtered millions of goods in the cross border eCommerce market for small business sellers. In the first phase it selected 100,000 items into the cross-border supply source market, and the source library will be continuously expanded in the future.

1688 has been a major supply channel for China’s cross-border export sellers, in the future, it will also be a major source market for the overseas dropshippers and wholesalers. According to Payoneer research,  in the supply channels of China’s export e-commerce sellers using Payoneer, 1688, Taobao, Tmall, and AliExpress accounted for 53%. A veteran AliExpress seller says, they used to find new products and factories on 1688 and then negotiating OEM processing, due to there are too many products on 1688,  developing new products is relatively difficult, now the new 1688 cross-border channel could effectively reduce the difficulty of developing new products for Aliexpress, eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Wish and other store sellers.

How to take advantage of the 1688 cross border eCommerce market to source goods for dropshipping business? It is easy enough, all you need to do is to view the 1688 cross border eCommerce market and view goods based on your dropshipping goods niche, there you can find the hotsale goods for dropshipping.

Once you found the right goods for your store, you need to find a Chinese dropshipping fulfillment agent to help you order, ship goods from China to clients worldwide.  The agent usually offer the following fulfillment services:

Sourcing goods. Although you can sourcing goods yourself, you still have difficulty if you are not good at Chinese language and search skills, an agent could help you effectively sourcing goods and suppliers.

Purchasing goods.  As a dropshipper overseas you may have payment issue import from 1688 as it only offers Alipay,  Unionpay and other online payment methods which doesn’t support paypal and international credit card. The agent could help you negotiate and bargain with suppliers and pay for the goods.

Quality check. That’s the most important thing for your dropshipping business as there’s no quality control measures if you dropship from Aliexpress which will potentially affect the user experience and store credits.

Consolidation. The fulfillment agent could help you consolidate goods order from multiple suppliers into one to ship to your clients so that the clients do not have to wait long time to receive multiple packages from different suppliers.

Labeling and branding. For private label sellers and dropshippers who want to remove supplier info it is a great service, the dropshipping fulfillment agent could help you remove supplier tags and attach your customize label and logo for brand marketing purpose.

Shipping. ePacket is always the first choice for dropshipping as it is cheap enough and relatively faster than China post air mail service. The dropshipping fulfillment agent will ship for you and fill the tracking number on your store which could help you focus on store marketing.

Do you need high quality goods with cheaper price on 1688? Do you know how to import hotsale dropshipping goods from 1688 cross border eCommerce market? Please inquire 86Deal for dropshipping fulfillment solutions for your eBay, Amazon, Wish, Shopify stores.

How to dropship cosmetics from China 1688

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When you ship cosmetics from China you will find it is very hard to find Chinese shipping agent to ship them due to the cosmetics are nearly all composited by liquids, cream, oil,gas and powder which restricted strictly by IATA. What you do if you dropship cosmetics from China? Actually only small parts of cosmetics contains high concentration alcohol,gas which are flammable cannot ship China via international courier service. Once you divided the cosmetics categories you will know how to dropship cosmetics from China 1688.

The cosmetics can be divided into the following types:

CategoryCosmetics name
LiquidsFacial cleansers, body washes, shampoos, lotions, perfumes, skin cleansers, make-up removers, serums, hair removers, hair dyes, foundations, eyeliners, toners, conditioning waters, liquid bases, false eyelashes , T zone oil balance control, Hair Care, Essence Milk, Facial Cleansers, Hair Damps, Shampoo & Conditioner, Lotion, Moisturizer, Isolation Milk, Nourishing Body Milk, Body Lotion, Shampoo, Anti-wrinkle Moisturizer, Anti-wrinkle Essence, Vitamin C Live Skin Essence, Replenishing Essence, Dark Eye Repair Serum, Essence
CreamCreams, foundations, concealers, mousses, hair creams, hair gels, creams, make-up creams, exfoliating lip masks, acne creams, exfoliating creams, aloe vera gel, styling gels, moisturizing gels Glue, elastin, hair wax, hair mud, hair mask, foot mask; mask, scrub, shaving cream, eye cream, sunscreen, cream, foundation, powder cream CC cream, lard cream, BB cream, concealer , repairing cream, concealer pen, mascara, exfoliating lip mask, lip balm, moisturizing cream, hand scrub, hand cream, softening scrub, chest care cream, repairing night dew, licking ointment
OilCleansing Oil, Emollient Oil, Pomade, Essence Oil, Nail Gel
Solidmakeup box, lipstick, lip gloss, lipstick, lip balm, lip gloss, Eyebrow pencil, eyebrow powder, eyeshadow, blush (partially solid), lip liner, soap, powder, eyebrow pencil, eyebrow powder, eye shadow, eye shadow disc, highlights, eyeliner, eye highlighter, lip liner, eyelash curler Eyebrows, Eyebrows, Trimming Brushes, Mascara Brushes, Powder Puffs, Makeup Sponges, Cleansing Cotton, Silkworms, Dyeing Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Blush Brushes, Eye Shadow Brushes, Lip Brushes, Manicure Tools, rouge
GasSun Spray, Moisturizing Spray, Hairspray etc.
PowderAroma powder, cleansing powder, makeup powder

You just need to pay attention to the liquids, gas and powder cosmetics, other cosmetics can be dropship from China.

What kind of courier service could help you dropship cosmetics from China?

EMS, DHL, FedEx, TNT and even some line deals could ship cosmetics even liquid cosmetics.

You can dropship cosmetics from china via the following steps:

  1. Confirm the dropshipping cosmetics type, weight, shipping country with Chinese shipping agent whether it can be shipped or not and estimate shipping cost;
  2. Order cosmetics on taobao or 1688 yourself or via purchasing agent and leave shipping agent warehouse address and update tracking number;
  3. Confirm cosmetics status with QC photos in case some damaged during shipping;
  4. Provide shipping address, receipt, phone, post code as well as declare value after paid;
  5. The shipping agent will provide tracking number for you to track, the cosmetics package will be delivered after it arrived destination country and finished customs clearance.

What you need to pay attention when dropship cosmetics from China 1688:

  1. Donot dropship famous brands cosmetics due to most of them are reps and it may have high tax on the destination country customs;
  2. Ask the shipping agent to pack tightly in case damage during international shipping;
  3. Divide large package cosmetics into small packages to increase pass rates during customs clearance;

Please feel free to comment if you have any questions on how to dropship cosmetics from China 1688 and taobao.

 

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