Private label is a business model widely spread on the online shopping platforms like Amazon, eBay and Shopify, where the online sellers source products from supplier who manufactures with their own materials and formulations but then labels the products with the seller brands. For online sellers there are at least 4 advantages of private label for dropshipping.
Once we started dropshipping business, Aliexpress is no doubt the first choice to start with, however, when you plan to private label the products Aliexpress isnt the best choice due to the cost is too high which will cut the profit margin for the dropshipping business, then 1688 the biggest Chinese B2B website is the best platform for private label suppliers include nearly all products suitable for dropshipping business.
How to find best seller products for private label dropshipping
When you plan the private label dropshipping business, the real challenge is not to find a product that you can label privately, but to find a product that can make money for you. Consumer demand, competition and costs play a role in the profitable program for private labels. Such product research is your first step and how you can begin.
How to choose right dropshipping private label products? When you doing the private label product research, you can filter the trending products on Amazon, Aliexpress platform then check the product keywords trending on google trends. Find the best seller products in sub-category of Kitchen, electronics, sports, cosmetics and skin care, tools, clothing and fashion accessories, bags, shoes, toys, car accessories.
How to find private label suppliers on 1688
Alibaba is one of the most largest wholesales platform, in Alibaba, you can find many different kinds of private label drop ship products. But for Alibaba, you need to contact manufacturer or private label products suppliers. 1688 is Alibaba Chinese platform which is a very good platform for private label suppliers at small orders although it is in Chinese, it reduces your stock risks.
Let\’s take women fashion clothes for example. You want to private label a women dress, if you are good at Chinese you can search keywords 女装连衣裙贴牌 on 1688 directly, if you are not good at Chinese then you can use google translator or find a 1688 order fulfillment agent to help you inquire.
Since there are millions of women dress styles with hundreds of thousands suppliers on 1688, you may use photo search to find out suppliers produce the same style dress then you can filter 1688 suppliers with your private label requirements.
The next step is quotes and sample private label products.
After you found the 1688 suppliers for the private label products, it is time to request quotes and samples. These four things should be covered with quotes:
Private label prices for MOQ
Private labeling or packing charges
Shipping fees to your Chinese order fulfillment warehouse
Delivery time and payment terms
After the above things confirmed with 1688 supplier, then you need to provide them logo brand design, label and packaging design files in CDR/PSD/AI format, they will help you contact printing factory to produce them. The private label packaging can range from simple labels to paper sleeves, hanging cards or boxes, which depends on your supplier’s abilities and what your brand wants as well as your budget. Since this is an important element in the process of private labels, it should be part of your initial discussion with the 1688 suppliers.
Once you confirmed the sample of the private label products, the supplier will produce the private label products, meanwhile you can talk to your Chinese agent whether fulfill orders in China warehouse or ship to overseas warehouse which close to clients.
Although we take private label women dress for example, you can also find 1688 cross border suppliers trending products for dropshipping and wholesale , you may also find different product category suppliers which offers private label service at small order volume.
If you are not good at Chinese and not have enough time when communicate with 1688 suppliers you may find a 1688 agent to help you source and communicate with suppliers. Moreover, 86deal also offer private label dropshipping service for small quantity orders at cost effective service fee.
5 tips for private label dropshipping on 1688
If you contact 1688 private label supplier personally for more detailed information about the products and suppliers instead of applying 1688 dropshipping agent, there are a few tips for private label dropshipping on 1688.
Tip 1. work with reliable 1688 suppliers
How to find reliable private label suppliers on 1688? If you are new to 1688 you can follow the following index to judge them, years of experience, qualifications, business license which you can see on the home page and contact page, then product sales, user reviews, respond rates, re-purchase rates which you can check on the product page. Then you can communicate with them with your requirements and questions, a reliable supplier is key to the success of your business.
Tip 2. Sample order before bulk wholesale
No matter how good quality and service the supplier promised, start with samples from 2 to 3 similar suppliers and filter suppliers based their quality and price. Then you can bulk wholesale private label products to reduce the after sale trouble which will not only hurt user experience but also your brands.
Tip 3. Private label logo as well as packaging design by your team
You should design the private label logo package yourself, if you are not good at it then outsource to professional design team, make sure the design simple, clean and impressive. Then send to the private label supplier with PSD/AI/CDR format with label and packaging material.
Tip 4. Payment terms
Since it is the first time you work with 1688 private label supplier, you should negotiate with them about the payment terms after checked sample. Try not to bank transfer directly in case anything wrong could make you loss money.
Tip 5. International shipping
Mostly 1688 suppliers do not ship via international courier, you may need to find shipping agent to help you ship the products in two ways. One is find a fulfillment agent to help you ship products to clients directly, another is to ship via air, sea or train from China to your destination country in one shipment, you can calculate the shipping cost then choose the right shipping agent for international shipping.
Private label products could help you get higher profit margin, and you can launch exclusive promotion in the holidays to build brands loyalty. on 1688, you can easily find private label suppliers at small orders for dropshipping and wholesale business, you are welcome to inquire 86Deal private label dropshipping service if you are planning to dropship and wholesale from China 1688.