Sometimes, dropshipping can lead to one specific potential problem… shipping. If you are sourcing your products from other countries, like China, it will take weeks, and even months, before your customer receives the item.
This shipping time does not include the number of days that the product stays in Customs. As a result, your customer can get tired of waiting and would request for cancellation. A cancellation is painful in the pocket because you lost a profit.
If you are a dropshipper in the United States, you might be facing a lot of returns and refunds simply because your products come from other countries. It is also difficult to sell if customers know that they can buy a product similar to yours from Amazon, and then get that product in as little as three days.
Another situation is that you are not from the United States, but you are selling to customers in the US. If you source products from another country other than the United States, it will take some time before your US customer gets his product.
One approach to put a stop to this problem is to only source products from suppliers in the United States. Here, we will take a look at some suppliers, and we guarantee that these suppliers are INSIDE the U.S., not just shipping to the U.S.
This company is located in Michigan, and it offers more than 100,000 products that you can sell. It does not charge a membership fee, but it has some Premium services that can cost $37 per month.
This company does not ship outside the US. Also, it specializes in something called WholesaleFiles. It is a kind of file that you download and edit, and then re-upload on your Amazon, eBay, and Shopify accounts.
After uploading, all the prices listed on your online store accounts will change. This saves a lot of time because you do not have to update them manually one by one.
Dropship Direct also works with Magento, PrestaShop, and Opencart.
As far as shipping goes, this company only uses UPS Global, USPS International Mail Service, and International Parcel Services.
If you are a beginner in the dropshipping business, you can expect products here at low-cost, and then the company will ship the products for you to your customers. As you grow, you can take advantage of the other services offered by Dropship Direct such as warehouse storage, third-party logistics, wholesale dropshipping, and more.
In the warehouse storage service, you will be sending them your product so they can put it in their storage facilities, and then they will be the one to ship the items once you have received an order. You can use this service if you manufacture your own branded products and if you want other sellers to sell your products in their store.
Collective Fab is a fashion-oriented company in California that has a small inventory size. It has a little over 6,000 products, and it charges a monthly fee. The fee to become a member is $29 per month.
The way it works is simple: you look for a product to sell, sell them on your website, get the customer’s payment, order the product from Collective Fab, and then the company will ship it to your customer.
With this membership, you will get access to all 6,500+ items to from the company’s catalog. You can browse all the products, including the prices and photos, and use this information on your online store.
It will also do blind dropshipping, and what this means is that your customer will not know that the product he bought is from this company.
The company offers international shipping, and you can also ask them to use your own packaging. They will insert your product label or stickers, but you need to provide them with these stickers by sending them to their warehouse in California. This service is not free, as you will be charged $0.25 per label attached or inserted in the product.
This company sells gym equipment but has a particular focus on yoga. Examples of the products that you can buy here are swing sets, trapeze, hammocks, and many other items used for aerial yoga training.
These products are designed in Chico, California. The company ships in the US via USPS, and it also ships internationally. Due to the size of the items, there is no fixed shipping cost. The shipping price will only appear on the website after you type the shipping destination.
You can contact the administration of Omni Gym if you want to dropship their products. However, you cannot sell their products as you easily would with AliExpress. You first need to apply for a partnership with them.
You can apply online, and you will be filling out an application form. If you get approved, you will be receiving the terms and conditions as to how Omni Gym will work with you. In this case, you are technically called a dealer, not a dropshipper.
This company has been around for thirty years, and only ships to the United States mainland, Hawaii, and Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
XS Depot sells computers and electronic products, and the shipping cost ranges from $3.19 to $17.99. Here, you can find products such as cameras, home audio systems, computer accessories, phones, televisions, and so much more.
The company accepts dropship orders in retail, and yet you will be paying at wholesale prices. The good thing about this store is that upon checkout, you can click on the “dropshipping” box and then the company will know what you are trying to do.
In this case, the company will create a packing slip, without the XS Depot name in it. Instead, it will use the information you supplied like your company name and address.
One thing you need to know is that there is a minimum FIRST order requirement of $350. However, this is only applicable to stock resellers. These resellers are those who stock electronics in their own store or inventory and ship them to their customers.
The first order of $350 is not required for dropshippers, provided that you get approved by the company as a dropshipping partner.
This company is located in Texas, and it sells wristwatches at wholesale prices as its primary product. It also sells wall clocks and other electronics such as alarm clocks.
Here, you can find many branded wristwatches that people from around the world know such as Casio, Timex, and Croton. It also has premium watches like G-Shock.
Before you can buy, you need to sign up for an account. If you are a reseller or if you are dropshipping, you have to provide your tax ID, phone number, Federal EIN form, and other information to prove that you are a legitimate business.
After your application, you will be able to place an order, and then the company will attempt to verify your identity and account.
The company does not ship outside the US, and you can only order from them if your billing address for your credit card is in the United States. What this means is that you cannot use this supplier in the US if you do not live in the US, unless if you have a credit card with a billing address in the United States.
Also, all purchases made here will be charged a 3% surcharge fee on top of the product’s listed price.
This company is a jewelry specialist. It offers wholesale and dropship programs.
For the wholesale program, you need to buy at least $100 worth of goods to be able to get a discount. The discount ranges between 5% and 20%.
If you are in the dropshipping business, then you are in luck. However, this program is only available for US sellers. If you order using this program, you will pay $1.50 per order as a fee.
One good thing about this program is that you can readily download and inventory file so you know which ones are in stock and which ones are out of stock. The company does not charge membership fees, and there is no minimum purchase amount required.
All products that the company shipped to your customer will be packaged in retail-style jewelry boxes. Also, all the shipping labels will use your information as if you were the one that shipped them, and the customer will not know that it came from Yousi.
Selling online with the dropshipping business model can be a great way to boost your income, and finally, achieve financial freedom. But it does come with some headaches since you do not manufacture your product, and you do not ship them.
The best thing to do is to start small, preferably in your own country, and then see how the supplier performs. First, find a niche or a product type that you are interested in selling, and then test the performance of the supplier. If it works according to your standards, then use it to ship within and outside the United States.