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How to choose a dropshipping supplier ?
That’s it, you are decided to start dropshipping. However, as your project progresses, it turns out that finding a supplier remains a big obstacle. Apart from having patience and perseverance, it is important to study certain criteria to find the rare pearl. Here is a list of points to take into account and pitfalls to avoid when choosing a dropshipping supplier.
Refer to the price and the margin of the service
Apart from the price of the products purchased from your dropshipping supplier, you also have to take into account the resale margin. It is important to take your time to study the benefits that you can make by reselling the items.
Logically, the higher the price of the supplier, the more difficult it will be to resell.
I advise you to turn to wholesalers who offer low prices or cheaper items.
The return policy
This is a point to analyze with each dropshipping supplier.
In general terms, upon receipt of a defective product or a confusion of orders, the customer can return it to the supplier.
However, the conditions are not the same for each seller ! And it’s the same thing with the refund policy. I advise you to get information to avoid bad surprises.
Take into account the privilege of the dropshipping supplier
The dropshipping world has everything to attract self-entrepreneurs. But this world is also full of scams and frauds of all kinds that you should beware of.
That’s why you shouldn’t go into this business blindly !
For example, there are a lot of sellers who offer counterfeit products. Just like the origins of the products put on sale by some suppliers which are sometimes doubtful.
I recommend you to check the legitimacy and reputation of each dropshipping supplier before placing an order or signing a contract.
The ease of exchange with the dropshipping supplier
Communication is an essential point between a dropshipping supplier and a reseller.
Therefore, an easy exchange of information between the two parties must be established in order to quickly solve a delivery problem or a product return.
Make sure you have the supplier’s contact details so that you can contact him quickly in case of problems or disputes.
Opt for a supplier platform
Finding a dropshipping supplier is an important step that can take a long time.
There are platforms that list different suppliers and wholesalers to avoid this long and complex search. For example BigBuy which allows you to have access to a large catalog of suppliers in different themes: sports, home, fashion, etc. These platforms often ask for a monthly subscription in return, but believe me it is worth it ! They take care of the whole after sales service, deliver your customers in 2-3 days, offer you to add your logos on the packaging, etc.
BigBuy stands out in this list of dropshipping suppliers in Europe and in France: https://www.dropizi.en/p/supplier-dropshipping-europe-france
A great asset to differentiate yourself in the dropshipping business ! I talk about it in the next part.
As you can imagine, the speed of delivery plays an important role in customer satisfaction.
You should do everything possible to keep them waiting as little as possible and get the orders out quickly. This is what happens unfortunately with dropshipping suppliers that are based in Asia… Delivery time is often around 3 weeks and buyers are getting impatient.