When it comes to dropshipping, you cannot avoid dropshipping suppliers. As everyone knows, finding a suitable dropshipping supplier is crucial to your business development.
First we have to understand the difference between true and false dropshipping wholesalers.
If you search directly, a large part of the search results is not a real wholesaler, but a middleman. But we can identify the real wholesaler through 2 techniques.
- Continuous charging behavior. It is impossible for a real wholesaler to let you pay membership fees and other service fees every month, because what they want to do is a long-term business, which will affect the cooperation relationship. If you encounter such a monthly wholesaler, it is likely that it is not a regular wholesaler.
- Sell products to the public. To get the real wholesale price, you need to apply for a wholesale account to prove that it is a legitimate business. And those who sell products directly to the masses at so-called “wholesale prices” are actually retailers.
Note: The pre-order fee is a reasonable dropshipping fee. Because the packaging and shipping costs for a single product are higher than for bulk products, many dropshipper will charge a pre-order fee of more than $ 2 depending on the size and complexity of the product. There are also wholesalers with minimum order quantities. This is to avoid those who ask a lot of questions and only place small orders.
Next we talk about several ways to find a legitimate wholesaler.
1. Google search
We need to take full advantage of Google ’s powerful features while keeping in mind the following points:
① Extensive search.
Wholesalers generally have no time to take SEO into consideration, which makes it impossible to see them in front of search results when searching for “xx wholesale suppliers”. At this time you need to be patient and look carefully in the search results. Maybe you can find more reliable wholesaler websites by looking back later.
② Do not judge based on the quality of the website.
As mentioned earlier, wholesalers generally don’t do SEO, so their websites are usually average. A good website may indicate that it is a good wholesaler, but a bad website does not mean that the wholesaler is not good. Remember that you can’t “take people by their looks”, and don’t make conclusions based on the quality of the website.
③ Search with modifiers.
Because they don’t do SEO, this requires you to expand your keyword range when searching. Can not just stay at the level of xx product wholesalers, add more related words, such as distributors, agents, batches, suppliers and so on.
2. Take advantage of Oberlo
With just a few mouse clicks, you can use Oberlo to import supplier products into your Shopify store and send them directly to customers. And the suppliers in oberlo are carefully selected, so you don’t have to worry about any problems.
3. Attend the exhibition
Attending the exhibition can connect with many wholesalers and manufacturers in the niche market. Researching products and suppliers in one place is the best of both worlds. And many exhibitors are factories, and they rarely appear on the Internet. So you have to be brave to seize the opportunity.
4. Buy products from rivals
If you really have no other way, you can try this cliché method. First you find a competitor doing dropshipping and place a small order. After receiving the package, search for the return address on Google to find the original sender. Sometimes the original sender is a supplier that can be contacted.