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.