Starting your own e-commerce business with little or no investment at all, sitting and working from the comfort of your home or while working your job or travelling, having the ability to earn money anywhere from anytime sounds like a dream come true. Isn’t it? It surely is!
Dropshipping lets you start your own e-commerce business without having to worry about inventory storage, packaging and shipping. But is dropshipping via AliExpress a good idea?
For newbies, AliExpress is a wholesale platform provided by Alibaba.com that offers millions of quality products from Chinese suppliers at factory low price. Unlike other suppliers on Alibaba.com, you can use AliExpress for dropshipping. They offer free worldwide shipping for their products.
AliExpress brings you to a huge variety of products and suppliers that have no upfront charge for their products and are willing to ship as low as 1 product to your customers, unlike Alibaba.com where they have Minimum order quantities associated with each product.
Suppliers on AliExpress are aware that the buyers on their website are re-sellers only interested in dropshipping their product. There are great photos, description and competitive prices making it easy for you to choose AliExpress.
When your customer places an order on your store, you simply go to AliExpress and place the order inputting the address of your customer.
If it’s so easy and simple is Dropshipping with AliExpress a good idea?
Is is only if you selling the products on your website/store and not 3rd part e-commerce websites like eBay or Amazon.
When you searching products on AliExpress, you’ll notice the estimated delivery time for each product is different and usually lies between 30-50 days. Yes, you read it right! 30 – 50days. But if you opt for the ePacket option, your time reduces down to almost half.
What is ePacket?
ePacket is a delivery agreement between US Postal Service and HongKong Postal service to delivery light weight products faster in order to boost E-Commerce growth. It can be used for items weighing up to 2 kilos. Most ePacket options when choosen provide you with free shipping, however, it can cost a little for others.
Low cost, free and quick shipping, the products are great for dropshippers to add high margins and sell online.
Are you wondering why someone would buy it from your website / store instead of shopping directly from AliExpress?
AliExpress is a known website but not many have the patience to go through the entire website to search and find the product they want. So if you establish a brand, create your presence in the market and provide good quality content and products, people would be happy to pay a little extra.
Bonus Tip – You can also use AliExpress for dropshipping when you testing your market. So many times we have idea of a product or niche and not sure if it’s profitable or not. Should you go ahead with the product and buy in bulk? or should you do more research? That’s when dropshipping from AliExpress would help you test your waters.
Today, put your fears behind you and get started on YOUR first small steps to achieving YOUR dreams. Yes, You can do it! You must believe YOU can succeed!