Start a dropshipping business is an easy and quick way to make money. Platforms like Shopify only charge 30 USD per month to start a brand-new website for selling products over the world. And the built-in APP Oberlo makes the listing of products super easy. Most drop shippers start filtering dropshipping suppliers and selecting niches from AliExpress.com. It is one of the best places to start. (You may also want to check those 20 popular and potential niches in e-commerce.)
But there are also some problems. Shipping time is the main concern and dropshipping suppliers usually delay the pick and pack for shipping. And it’s not possible to private label your product and drop ship it in the very beginning.
As a product sourcing agent in China, Mindensourcing got lots of requests from dropshipping sellers that asking us to fulfill their orders. Hence, Mindensourcing set up instantly a dropshipping fulfillment center. How can a drop shipping business owner use the service?
1. Move Your Inventory to Our Warehouse
For any drop shipping owner, the Mindensourcing team will assign one agent for them. If you already ordered stock products from the dropshipping suppliers, the first step is to move your current inventory to our warehouse. And the warehousing cost is free. If you haven’t yet selected a niche, you need to do product research first, and Mindensourcing will help you do the product sourcing in China from 1688.com. So, if you still drop ship from AliExpress, consider source and dropship from 1688.com.
Why do we source from 1688.com? 1688.com is the Chinese version of Alibaba. It’s an online wholesale market supplying domestically China. It also belongs to the Alibaba group company. More about 1688.com, you can check The Best Guide of Buying from 1688.com. And comparing to AliExpress, 1688.com has a much better price. And instead of buying hundreds of pieces of stock items, you can buy 1-3 pieces as minimum quantity. That is to say, our dropshipping service has no MOQ. Why can’t you drop ship from 1688.com directly? Suppliers from 1688.com barely speak English and they sell products primarily in bulk. They are not willing to sell you piece by piece, not mention that they need to send the products internationally. Dropshipping 2019, you need to give 1688.com a try.
2. Connect Your Dropshipping Store with Our ERP
To fulfill the drop shipping orders, your dropshipping store has to be connected with our ERP system. We used to get orders details from dropshipping owners by excel which is a lack of efficiency. Using an ERP system can save a lot of time. And it’s super easy to manage the inventory, the orders, and the tracking of the shipped orders, etc.
The ERP named Dianxiaomi which also can be installed directly in Shopify. It already seamlessly connects with over 20 e-commerce platforms like Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Wish, Shopee, Lazada, WooCommerce, etc. Take Shopify as an example, there are 3 ways to connect Shopify and Dianxiaomi. The authorization is easy. Go to the Shopify APP store and search for ‘Dianxiaomi’ and add the APP.
After successfully installed, it will jump to the login page of Dianxiaomi. Enter the login details from our representative. Then the authorization is successful. You can also create a sub-Shopify account to authorize Dianxiaomi. If you don’t want to do the work, then you need to share your Shopify store address and code and let us connect in our end. But the information is kept confidentially. Also, Dianxiaomi is a safe platform used by millions of e-commerce sellers. After the authorization, we will manage the Dianxiaomi to fulfill your orders. By the way, one Shopify store can only authorize one Dianxiaomi account. And if there is a changing of the password of the account, the authorization will be disconnected automatically.
3. Pick & Pack by Our Dropshipping Team
Your orders will be synchronized with our Dianxiaomi account. And our pick & pack staff will finish the handling of orders in 24 hours. As soon as the pick & pack, the tracking information will be scanned and uploaded to Dianxiaomi, and you are able to get the tracking information in a short time. In case of any delay of shipping the orders, it is suggested to keep your inventory of enough quantity.
In our pick & pack center, staff can also change the package of the products, add insert cards, bundling different items into one kit, etc. However, those service requests a certain number of MOQ as the packages/inserts may need to be customized. AliExpress dropshipping is like different suppliers send for you, but dropshipping from us, we could send multiple products from one warehouse.
4. Dropshipping Parcels to Buyers
Most of the drop shipping orders are sent by ePacket, also known as EUB. ePacket delivery is so far the most economical and fastest shipping method to deliver e-commerce orders. There are a large number of dropshipping parcels sent by EUB to the USA. Normally it takes 10-15 days only to arrive.
ePacket delivery from China also has limitations. For example, it can only reach 39 countries in the world; Only a maximum weight of 2 kg is accepted. To know more about the price and limitations, learn from our post Everything You Need to Know About ePacket.
Mindensourcing also uses other shipping channels like DHL, FedEx, etc. The cost is comparatively higher than the ePacket. And we don’t recommend sellers using EMS small parcel which takes too long to deliver, even it has a cheaper price.
5. Cost of Dropshipping Service
Pick & pack for dropshipping orders, the cost is based on orders sent per week. No MOQ is requested. Some sellers start sending 5 pieces of orders per day from us. For example, if your total shipping orders are 100 pieces in a week, then our handling cost will be US$1.2*100=US$120. In the cost, it includes buying from suppliers, product warehousing, product inspection, pick and pack, free shipping OPP bags, etc.
Beyond this, we could also arrange labeling, bundling, repacking, package inserting and such product preparation service. Those services will be charged separately, and it may demand a certain number of MOQ.
* Products can be checked piece by piece and it will cost 0.16USD per piece.
* Labeling, package inserts, poly bagging could be done in our warehouse before shipping and costs only 0.09USD per piece of work.
* Bundling per two products in one will cost 0.25USD per bundle. If you have more accessories, the cost will be quoted as per the details.