This Week's Newsletter
 
  • Tradeshow Calendar Updates
    Check and see if a product wholesale tradeshow
    is headed to your area!

  • Insider Tips
    Tips, tricks and features to help you get the most
    out of our Directory of Certified Wholesalers.

  • Directory Sneak-Peek
    New Products Added! Browse thru a sample of
    the wholesale products from the Suppliers we
    added this week.



About Us
At Worldwide Brands, our passion is making sure Online Sellers have access to the same top quality (actual Supply Chain) Wholesalers that professional Retail Stores use. Watch our Video above.
This Week's Newsletter
 
  • Tradeshow Calendar Updates
    Check and see if a product wholesale tradeshow is headed to your area!

  • Insider Tips
    Tips, tricks and features to help you get the most out of our Directory of Certified Wholesalers.

  • Directory Sneak-Peek
    New Products Added! Browse thru a sample of the wholesale products from the Suppliers we added this week.



About Us
At Worldwide Brands, our passion is making sure Online Sellers have access to the same top quality (actual Supply Chain) Wholesalers that professional Retail Stores use. Watch our Video above.
 
 




On The Road Again...
Wholesale Tradeshow Calendar

Wholesale Product Tradeshows are a great place to see the latest products and even get an insight into upcoming trends. Even though some tradeshows can be expensive to attend (and require retailer registration info) you'll be able to see lots of legit Suppliers. Many of the Suppliers we list in our Directory of Certified Wholesalers have come from Tradeshow leads so you might even run into our Research Staff!



On The Road Again...
Wholesale Tradeshow Calendar

Wholesale Product Tradeshows are a great place to see the latest products and even get an insight into upcoming trends. Even though some tradeshows can be expensive to attend (and require retailer registration info) you'll be able to see lots of legit Suppliers. Many of the Suppliers we list in our Directory of Certified Wholesalers have come from Tradeshow leads so you might even run into our Research Staff!



DATE DESCRIPTION LOCATION
Jan 19-21, 2020 Project NY New York, NY
Jan 19-21, 2020 Winter Fancy Foods Show San Francisco, CA
Jan 22-24, 2020 SHOTSHOW Las Vegas, NV
Jan 22-24, 2020 Oasis Gift Show Phoenix, AZ
Jan 25-27, 2020 The Men's Show Dallas, TX
Jan 25-27, 2020 American Handcrafted Show Philadelphia, PA



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Don't have time for Tradeshows?

As a Member of Worldwide Brands you don't have to go to Tradeshows to find genuine suppliers. We visit Tradeshows, Warehouses and more to find the best Suppliers for YOU. All you have to do is login and you can instantly search 100% genuine Suppliers from the comfort of your home. (Not a Worldwide Brands Member? Click Here to Join)
 
 
This Week's Insider Tip
US vs. China Dropshipping Demystified
By Tisha Hedges, Director of Operations of Worldwide Brands


This is a guest blog article written by Inventory Source, an industry-leading dropship automation software provider that allows you to automatically upload products, sync inventory and route orders with dropship suppliers to virtually any online store, marketplace or ecommerce platform.

Learn more about the benefits of Inventory Source’s powerful dropship automation software here: Click Here

Author Note: Please keep in mind that this article was written with the perspective that your target customer is located within the United States. 

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With the ever increasing popularity of the dropshipping business model through popular sites such as Aliexpress and Oberlo, many online retailers are considering the benefits and downfalls of dropshipping from China compared to utilizing US-based suppliers. We want to help demystify the pros and cons between using one method over the other for your ecommerce business.

Difference in Prices

On prices, direct products from China are typically going to be the winner, or at least the perceived winner on a purely advertised price basis. Sites like Alibaba, Aliexpress, DHGate and others provide a range of products and many sellers that claim to be able to dropship to the US.  However, the advertised prices on direct China products are only one factor of the equation and do not capture all of the considerations related to shipping time, taxes and fees, quality considerations and overall business costs.

Difference in Shipping

Shipping an item from overseas obviously takes a lot longer than if it were to be shipped from a supplier domestically within the United States. Moreover, these overseas shipping times may even be longer than you think. Generally speaking, the fastest shipping time with a product being dropshipped from a Chinese supplier is two weeks. In some cases, it can take as long as five weeks or more. 

In the age of Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping, modern-day consumers are ingrained with the expectation that the product they ordered online will be on their doorstep within that time frame. This is important to keep in mind when you begin your own ecommerce business. If you do decide to utilize a China dropshipper, it is important to remain transparent with your customers on the lengthy shipping times to help keep those expectations at ease. You can do this by adding a note to your shipping policy on your website or on the checkout page. By having the heads up that shipping will take longer than the online shopping norm before they place their order, they are less likely to be frustrated. 

Alternatively, if you decide to utilize a US dropshipping supplier, shipping times are drastically different. A lot of suppliers will ship out orders the same day they were placed and will be on your customers’ doorsteps on average within 2-5 days depending on the shipping method.

Difference in Product Standards

Another differentiator between China and US dropshipping that you should take into consideration is product standards. 

Dropship products from China have been often known to not be at the highest standards of quality and safety. The majority of the time, those products you find on the China dropshipping sites are originally made in the domestic China market. This has the potential to be negative for your business or end customer because almost always, these products are not compliant with overseas regulations and standards including labeling requirements.

This is especially important to remember when you’re wanting to dropship highly regulated products such as beauty care or baby products. You have to keep in mind that if one of your customers were to become ill or injured from one of your products you sold, it is you who is responsible for selling the product in America and not the dropship supplier in China.

Difference in Returns

In addition to the shipping times and product standards, returns are another important aspect of ecommerce business you need to consider when deciding on a dropshipping supplier method. 

With the lowered product standards, generic Chinese dropship products’ quality goes downhill. Additionally, a lot of the times, the pictures of the products do not portray the reality of what the item really is or looks like. All this to say, you should be expecting returns at some point. 

Since it often doesn’t make economical sense to return an order back to China, you will have to pay for these returns out of your own business’ pocket. That is unless you don’t want to offer returns at all, which would not be well received among customers, so it is not recommended. By paying for returns out of your own pocket, you are cutting into your profitability. 

By working with a US supplier, returns are a much simpler process. A lot of the times, you will be able to adapt the return policy from your supplier onto your website and just follow those guidelines when a customer wants to return a product. This makes for a more expected, traditional returns process. 

Final Thoughts

China suppliers don’t have to be the end all be all if you want to get started dropshipping. There are in fact a lot of wholesale companies based in the United States that offer dropshipping.

By utilizing a dropshipper from the United States, you not only receive quicker shipping times, higher quality products and easier return processes, but you also gain a partner. It is not easy or feasible a lot of the time to build a business relationship with China dropshippers because there is often a language barrier and communication gap.

Inventory Source offers a great and simple way to find and connect with over 200 suppliers, with over 90 percent being located within the United States, making it easier than ever before to start a successful dropship business.

 
 


Directory Sneak-Peek
Wholesale Products Added This Week!
We are always working hard to find our Members the BEST possible Wholesale Drop Shippers and Bulk Distributors. Here's a small sample of the latest Certified Wholesalers our Research Team added to our Directory of Certified Wholesalers this past week...

Food & Drinks

Health & Beauty

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Business & Industrial

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Health & Beauty

Vehicles, Parts & Accessories

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Home & Garden

Collectibles

Pet Supplies

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Mature Audiences 18+

Food & Drinks
(Note: This is only a small sample. Login to see ALL New Suppliers added this week.)
 
 


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