Dropshipping is an excellent business if you have a good product and an awesome supplier. This is easier said than done, though, as there are many suppliers who do not really meet customer expectations in two things:
- Product quality
- Timeliness of shipping
If you are dropshipping and your target market is Canada, it makes a lot of sense to find a supplier who is located in Canada, and whose products are located in Canada. This way, the Canadian supplier knows what quality is expected by the market, and he can ship the items quickly, too.
We will take a look at several dropshipping suppliers who are actually and physically located in Canada. After this, you can decide who among them best fits your needs in your dropshipping business, and you can either contact them or register to be able to use their services.
Syncee is a supplier exchange website. It is also an app that can integrate with your Shopify store. The product has a 14-day free trial, but you have to pay a subscription price after that.
There are ten plans to choose from, and the price ranges between $19 and $699 per month.
Once you have signed up for a membership, you will have access to its supplier catalog. Your first step is to browse the products, and use the filter options to see only those that are supplied for Canada. You can see a list of these products, their variants, their prices, their suggested retail prices, and how much profit you can make.
Next, you need to import them to your Shopify store, and then set your pricing rules. The app has its own dashboard where you can create task automation, such as uploading or updating hour product lists on the schedule that you choose.
An extra benefit of Syncee is that you can actually upload products to your Syncee account and Shopify store even if the supplier is not in the Syncee database. All you need to do us to upload a file in a format that Syncee accepts, and the contents of these files will be in your Syncee account.
This company is Canadian-based and specializes in the manufacture of eyewear. You can buy glasses for as little as $19, and you have a lot of options like contact lenses, sunglasses, branded frames, polarized lens types, and so much more.
You need to create an account to be able to but their products, and you also need a prescription if you buy functional glasses or contact lenses.
After creating an account, you can now start posting the company’s products in your own store, and buy from them when you receive an order.
After purchase, you will receive a tracking number. The company also offers wholesale, if you prefer to do this, you can make more money, but you have to buy in bulk and keep the inventory.
Coastal Contacts has no app that you can integrate with your online store. You need to copy and paste the pictures and product descriptions manually, and you will not have an automated system to tell you if the product is out of stock or if it is available.
SaleHoo is an international supplier exchange site. It provides those in the dropship business a long list of suppliers and wholesalers.
To be able to use the company’s services, you have to pay a fee. You can choose to pay a monthly fee of $67, or a lifetime one-time access fee of $27.
The services and features you would get are the same for both account types. The only difference is the length of time you can access them. If you are serious about your dropshipping business, a lifetime fee is worth the penny.
As a member, you will have access to the supplier directory, the Market Research Labs, the member forum where you can learn from other business persons like you, and email support.
If you are not happy, you have 60 days to file a money-back request.
SaleHoo has more than 2.5 million products from different brands and suppliers globally. As you use the supplier catalog, you can filter them to show only products and suppliers that come from Canada.
The product thumbnails will show you the SaleHoo price, which is the price you have to pay to the supplier, the selling price online, and the potential profit you can make from that product.
SaleHoo has more than 8,000 suppliers, and it has been featured in Forbes, MSN, and other big websites, so you can rest assured that this company delivers its promises.
SaleHoo does not have an app that you can integrate with your online store. Instead, you need to find a supplier in the SaleHoo directory that has an app so you can easily push the products you chose to your online store.
This company has been around for than 20 years. It is primarily a wholesale company, but now it is also a huge marketplace where you can find dropshippers.
The site has a directory for wholesalers and a separate one for dropshippers. In this site, you will not be paying for a subscription to a middle man, like SaleHoo or Oberlo or other similar apps. Instead, you will be contacting the supplier directly and negotiate terms.
There are thousands of products here, like sports items, furniture, clothing, home décor, and so much more. Once you access the directory of suppliers, you need to look for those who are located in Canada, and you can communicate with this supplier about how you will be processing orders.
The company also has no app that you can integrate with your online store. Like SaleHoo, you have to ask the supplier if they have apps that will automatically push their products and inventory to your online store.
To be able to access the directory, you need to sign up for an account. The first choice is the lifetime plan of $299, and the second one is the Easy Plan of $99, and then you will pay two monthly payments of $110, which totals $319.
Beyond the Rack
This is a Canadian company that manufactures and supplies clothing for both men and women. Here, you will be finding flash deals liquidation sales.
The site offers lots of known brands such as Louis Vuitton, Ray-Ban, and so much more. The prices can go down to as much as 80% off, and this gives you a lot of room to make a profit.
The site has no app that you can integrate into your store. It is a wholesaler and a dropshipper at the same time. What you need to do is to be in constant watch as to whether the prices in the shop are changing, so you can also update your prices from your store.
Spocket is an app that you can integrate with wither your Shopify or WooCommerce store. In this app, you will get access to a system where you can find suppliers from a country of your choice.
Once you register for an account, you can go to your dashboard and search for products. You must use the filtering system to choose only suppliers that have their product inventory located in Canada.
It also has a filter that can let you choose suppliers that ship only to specific countries. Once you have selected the products you want, you can change the product details and add photos. Once all the editing is done, you can push them automatically to your store.
If an order comes in, Spocket’s supplier will automatically be notified. It is up to you if you want to ship the item now or postpone it later in case you need more information from your customer.
The app has a free membership, but your access will have limitations. It is great if you are just starting out, but you need to upgrade if you want to be able to sell more products.
The plan that comes after the free membership costs $49 per month, and the highest membership cost is the Empire, which costs $99 per month. With the Basic free plan, you can choose up to 25 products to sell, while the Empire plan allows you to sell unlimited product types.
The app also has a global pricing tool which lets you set your profit margins. If the supplier changed the product price, both Spocket and your online store will also automatically update.
This company has a directory of suppliers and an app that lets you automate your dropship business in many online marketplaces and online stores like eBay, Amazon, Shopify, BigCommerce, and more.
To use the service, you must first become a member. There are three price points here. The first one is free, the second is $50 per month, and the third is $150 per month.
Here, you can choose specific suppliers from Canada by using the sidebar filter as you search for products to sell. Once you have selected the products, you can automate importing them to your store.
In the free account, you cannot have access to automation. Instead, you can only view the suppliers and their products, but you need to copy and paste the photos and descriptions manually to your site. You will have access to the contact information of the suppliers, too, so you can ask them if they have an app that you can integrate with your store.
For the two other membership types, you can upload your chosen products in one click, and you can also upload inventory from a supplier that is not part of Inventory Source’s directory. You can manage the orders and shipment tracking from the dashboard, and you can process the order in one click.
Dropshipping is a business that can make you a lot of money if you know where you find the right products and suppliers. With the list we provided, all it takes now is for you to explore each site, and then decide which one can fulfil your business needs.
You must also consider the costs. Sometimes, it is better to pay a subscription fee rather than getting the free service. If you want to dropship without paying, those that have the free services and those that have no app integration are your best bets.
But if you want things to be automated and simple, go for the paid apps and focus your efforts on marketing instead of uploading products manually.