Drop Ship Suppliers: Top 3

Top 3 Drop Ship suppliers that ship to the US

Drop shipping! No, don’t literally drop shipping. Drop shipping is where someone places an order with your business or online store and then the drop shipper sends the product directly to your customer. They cut out the portion of your business that deals with shipping.

Dropship suppliers can effectively be your wholesaler. Their prices may not always be as good as a wholesaler but if they products your promoting and selling from the supplier are enough to make you some profit margin then that’s better than nothing. I’m pretty sure that a ton of these shops on Etsy (because you’re sick of Shutterstock) and Shopify are using drop ship suppliers.

Nowadays there is a great number of drop-shipping websites that offer quality services, and all you need is to choose the one that is right for you. After a bit of research, here are three drop ship suppliers worth considering.

If running an online eCommerce business was part of your Passive Income Plan (PIP) then you’ll want a drop ship supplier to cut out the hassle of shipping products yourself.

1. Doba – #1 Best Drop Ship Supplier

Drop Ship Suppliers

Doba is one of the largest drop shipping companies in the USA. Their catalog of goods offered for sale contains about 1.5 million items in 1.5k categories (about 8k brands) from 165 suppliers. Find the products you want to sell, and start selling.

Cost: monthly fees range from $50 to $75, but you can get the annual subscription from about $600-900, depending on the package of services provided. All dealings with suppliers are made through the interface of the company’s website.

Through the web interface, drop shippers also receive ready-made descriptions and product photos.

Pros

  • The website is easy to understand and navigate. It’s not hard to find your way around. Doba has worked to make itself extremely user-friendly. There are a variety of methods for discovering products and filtering search results. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for general suppliers or specific products, you can filter the searches to suit your requirements.
  • It provides helpful educational resources for drop shipping.
  • Doba provides a wide variety of resources. Without signing up, you can access free resources such as the blog, as well as business guides, a list of suggested business tools, infographics, and white papers.
  • If you sign up for an account, you can also access the lessons we’ve already shown you, about how to export data to various formats and more.

Cons

  • Membership isn’t cheap.
  • At the time of this review, a Doba membership will run you $50 to $75 per month for depending on which subscription plan you choose.
  • Doba is certainly not the cheapest option, so you’ll have to be more aggressive about earning that money back than you would with other, less-expensive services. The site does have a money-back guarantee, but you have to prove that you’ve put in enough effort before you’ll be eligible.
  • The products are expensive and difficult to compete with on major platforms. Doba claims to have the lowest drop ship prices for its products and even has a guarantee to go with that, but it’s still difficult to find products on the site with prices that can compete on eBay or Amazon.
  • I’ve taken a look at the top 3 “hot products” shown on the site at this time, and they couldn’t compete on Amazon. Only one of them is cheaper on Doba than it is to buy straight from Amazon, and the difference wasn’t much.

2. Oberlo

Drop ship suppliers

Oberlo is an online platform that allows you to choose from a wide variety of shipping options for your online store or online businesses. With Oberlo, you can start your own e-commerce store in just a few clicks and import drop shipping products that can be sent directly to your customer.

Since its foundation in 2015, Oberlo has helped deliver products to 85 million people worldwide. This is the best choice for people who prefer to get their online purchases shipped. You can earn money from Oberlo by recommending it to the audience of your blog, to your Facebook or Twitter subscribers, or even to your friends and family.

Pros

  • Simultaneous integration with your Shopify store
  • Quick and secure product imports from AliExpress with a single click
  • Modern dashboard with a user-friendly interface
  • Huge time and effort-savings by using the app
  • Automated product order fulfillment
  • Daily product sync
  • Pricing and inventory

Cons

  • No possibility to work on standalone sites or other platforms (only on Shopify stores)
  • None of the products are actually edited within Oberlo, you are redirected to your Shopify product description.

3. AliExpress

Drop ship suppliers

AliExpress was created by Alibaba Group as the younger brother of taobao.com, with a focus on the international market. Initially, the developers of the trading floor did not invest in the development, promotion and promotion of the resource on the Internet, and this somewhat slowed its growth in the e-commerce market.

It did not add to the popularity of the resource, and the fact that there were quite a lot of extras in the past, trading lots (3-5 or more pieces of the same name).

However, at the end of 2012-2013, the site’s leadership took AliExpress seriously. As a result, the interface and rating system were improved, trade rules were tightened, the PayPal payment system was replaced by a more appropriate one – Escrow, and the rules for handling disputes were gradually improved.

It is also necessary to pay tribute to the owners of the trading floor for reacting quickly to difficult situations regarding delivery dates – the maximum number of days on the counter first grew to 90, and then to 120. Disputes became easier to resolve. With AliExpress, it is no longer possible to open a dispute for partial compensation for a parcel that has already been shipped.

If you consider AliExpress in its present form (as of August 2014), then you can highlight the following pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Low prices
  • A large selection of payment methods
  • Availability of a customer protection system – escrow
  • English interface and search language
  • Contests, sales, discounts and availability of cashback
  • Option to leave feedback on goods in English and other languages
  • Option to attach real photos

Cons:

  • There is no consolidation of parcels (the order of each seller comes in a separate parcel, not in a common box)
  • You can check the goods for order matching only after you receive the parcel
  • A limited number of delivery methods

Despite their ranking above, I’d probably go with AliExpress. I know it’s not the top of the list for drop ship suppliers, but it would probably suite me best. And, by the way, have you been to Alibaba.com? They have everything! Of course everything has a minimum buy of about a thousand pieces but for those prices it’s usually pretty tempting.

Cheers



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