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Why do people dropship from AliExpress when you can dropship from Amazon, Walmart, Etsy or eBay?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by BiGRob, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. #1
    Have you ever considered dropshipping from places other than AliExpress?
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    Unlike platforms which only let you ship from AliExpress, your orders can arrive to your customers in as little as 1 day.

    Average Amazon order deliver time 2 days
    Average Walmart order delivery time 2 days
    Average eBay order delivery time 4 days
    Average Etsy order delivery time 7 days
    Average AliExpress order delivery time 25 days

    Dropshipping directly from repituble places such as Amazon and Walmart also means that you can be assured of the product quality and customer service. You can also use their "gift receipt" option to hide the products price.

    Dropshipping from Etsy's independent marketeplace sellers means that you can sell unique or even personalized items made by loving crafts people under your own brand.

    So why do people use AliExpress?
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
    BiGRob, Nov 19, 2017 IP
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  2. louloua

    louloua Member

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    the prices are more cheap then the other sites you mention and specialy for the new people and who can t pay bigger amounts so they go to aliexpress
     
    louloua, Dec 15, 2017 IP
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    dscurlock Prominent Member

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    I tested a few products on aliexpress, and 9 out of 10 items were cheap junk...
    If you did find something good to promote, then you could cash in by the mass...
    some will request a refund, others will not bother disputing anything, however,
    you need to do research, and know exactly what you are doing when it comes
    to FB ads, as you could easily spend $100s of dollars going nowhere, and this
    is where most people tend to failing because they have very little ad experience...

    1: you need mass ad traffic.
    2: bad targeting = zero sales.
    3: you need a high quality site that does not look as if cost $20 to setup....
    4: your price point needs to be just right.
    (and a few other factors...)

    it sounds easy, but you will need some luck, skill
    and some natural ability to get things going...
    (not as easy as one thinks....)

    Biggest draw back to drop-shipping:
    Pay providers do not like drop-shipping, and the only
    exception to this rule is if shipping product (in-house)....
    (if you are caught out-of-house drop-shipping, then that
    pay provider may terminate your account....)
    (want to risk losing your paypal account?)

     
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    dscurlock, Dec 20, 2017 IP
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  4. Bella Lopez

    Bella Lopez Greenhorn

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    AliExpress because its cheap and the variety of products is just huge. Further, there are many sellers selling similar products so you can easily make a profitable deal for your store and have many options available.

    Also, there are many suppliers who have experience in dropshipping business and it can come really handy if you're new in the dropshipping business. For me, it was the markup price. Because I could purchase my items from supplier at a cheap price (no quality compromise though), I could have a fair markup price on my store and still make the sales without being too greedy.
     
    Bella Lopez, Jan 7, 2018 IP
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    dynn Notable Member

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    Becuase AliExpress offer is cheap and if you can find a good product it worth to buy from AE.
     
    dynn, Sep 15, 2018 IP
  6. MaryB

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    Even today dropshipping from AliExpress is a good option. The first point is diversity. Where else can you get such crazy things like on Aliexpress? The second one is low prices and the final one - cash back. You can return from 3 to 8% of the purchase cost back. It's great in case you buy a lot.
     
    MaryB, Oct 5, 2018 IP
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    Hi MaryB. Can you explain how "You can return from 3 to 8% of the purchase cost back". that works? Is it like a discount for bulk purchases?
     
    Edward Thomas, Oct 15, 2018 IP
  8. ilovebeats88

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    But if anyone can just go on Ali express, why would people buy from a random seller when they can just search for it themselves. Alibaba makes more sense somewhat since there is a MOQ that you have to deal with, but you can order single items off AliExpress, not to mention the tremendous lead time... I dont understand how its a model that can be that successful...
     
    ilovebeats88, Oct 15, 2018 IP