Lieu Sourcing to a Solid Business

It used to be that most sellers would start off with things they could find locally. Local sourcing was very valuable! Especially eBay sellers! Scouring yard sales, antique malls, flea markets, second hand shops, pawn shops and more to find that amazing little nugget that is going to make you way more than you paid for it!

I know! I was one of them! My sister and I had a little eBay side business way back in 1998. We had tons of fun going to yard sales & estate auctions and reselling things from people that had no idea that their item was worth way more than they were selling it for.

But that was just a fun little side hustle. We weren’t in it to make millions of dollars.. But we were in it for the thrill of finding something for $1.00 and selling it for $100.00!

We didn’t always find something at every stop. So some days we wouldn’t have anything new to offer and other times we overpaid because we thought it would go for more online. Remember, this was also back before smartphones and being able to look things up at a moments notice. This simply was not a sustainable business model. But also even more so because the climate of online sales was taking a drastic change and if you wanted to keep up, you too had to make a drastic change.

Moving Beyond Local Sourcing

The biggest problems with local sourcing are 1. it’s very time consuming 2. product selection is limited and 3. product availability is not consistent. So when you are ready to move your business to the next level, then you need to find legitimate wholesalers to work with.

You can still do your local sourcing, but if you want to grow your business, you need products you can sell over and over and over and that’s where wholesale suppliers come into the picture.

But not just any wholesale supplier, a factory authorized distributor or wholesaler is where you should focus your time and energy. These companies get their products directly from the manufacturer. When you are so close to the top of the wholesale chain, you get better prices & better service. These companies have to maintain the values and conditions that the manufacturers have set on the products and it is their responsibility to ensure that the retailers are also following those guidelines.

So remember, that there are MANY brands a newer online seller simply cannot sell. Large brand companies already either have ALL of the retailers they want selling their products or their minimums are so high that a small retailer simply cannot buy in to even try selling the products.

Stop Spinning Your Wheels Hearing No’s

You can most definitely find genuine, legitimate wholesalers on your own, but why not leave it to the professionals? It’s a time consuming process, full of rejection and fact finding. You want to make sure that you are working with the best supplier possible for those products and so that supplier research for any business, new or established, is extremely important.

We’ve already been doing the work for you for over 20 years.

We have been providing the Directory of Certified Wholesaler and Dropshippers to online retailers (and offline retailers) for a very long time.

Finding and verifying the legitimacy of every single supplier before adding them to our Directory is what we are most proud of and do extremely well. We do not rely on search engine searches for “wholesale” or “dropship” or other directories to do the work for us. Digging through the trenches and utilizing trade shows and other means to locate the real manufacturers and factory authorized distributors of the products for our members is what we spend our time on.

“We want the best of the best in the Directory because we only want the best for our members. ” Tisha Hedges, Director of Operations

We then reach out to those companies and start the process of learning more about them and if they could be a fit. If they qualify, we will add them to the Directory for our members to find.

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Scams and Rules amongst AliExpress Dropshipping

In 2021 AliExpress remains one of the most powerful international marketplaces. The eCommerce platform is visited by 200 million users monthly, is worth $3.63 billion, and had 150+ million buyers in the last year’s Q4 alone. The secret of its success lays in the product range — from grand brands to Chinese manufacturers — as well as extremely affordable pricing. It’s only logical that dropshippers take advantage of a combo like that. And if you wish to join them, check our brief dropshipping from AliExpress guide for beginners.Here’s why an AliExpress dropshipping store is a good idea:AliExpress is officially cool with dropshipping, unlike other retail giants that set up limitations, restrictions, and sanctions.Many people hate AliExpress’s official layout. The platform does the most with dozens of search result filters, but the navigation still can be overwhelmingly chaotic. With your dropshipping store, you provide customers with a neater, less confusing alternative.The outreach is truly global. AliExpress ships to more than 250+ countries, with big markets such as Russia, Canada, and the US being in the Top 5.Is Alibaba Dropshipping Different From Aliexpress Dropshipping? Both platforms belong to the same China-based Alibaba Group. Alibaba as a marketplace is more B2B: wholesale prices, customized goods sold in bulk. AliExpress is a retailer filled with ready-made items sold for end customer prices, albeit low ones. On AliExpress you can buy any quantity of the same product, from 1 to as much as the seller has in stock. On Alibaba the majority of the sellers have a minimum order quantity, usually 100+ copies of the same product per shipment.(Interestingly enough, Aliexpress shipping time is not much longer than Alibaba’s. They also offer many other advantages such as unlimited customer protection.)All and all, when it comes to dropshipping, Alibaba isn’t really worth it. With it, you will have to  be involved in the logistics, taking serious risks (being responsible for one packet’s delivery and possible damages is one thing; with 100+ it’s different.) Dropshipping is supposed to be about holding little to no inventory, and that doesn’t really work with Alibaba’s minimum quantity rules.First Steps of creating  AliExpress Dropshipping BusinessThe first three decisions you should make are 1. Choosing a CMS for your online store, 2. Picking your product niche, and 3. Finding a reliable AliExpress supplier. Number 1’s best choice is creating a store on WordPress — it combines professionalism with affordability and the so-called WooCommerce has already become a separate eCommerce ecosystem. For 2-3, you can start with visiting the official Aliexpress Dropshipping Center to see what’s hot and in demand. Of course, you won’t be the one browsing those stats; do some additional hunting:Check GoogleTrends and social media to see what people are currently into.Find a product category you possess actual knowledge about. Then find a niche within that category.Browse the AliExpress suppliers who sell the products you wish to dropship. Pick those with the most all-time orders, fastest shipping, and best ratings.Use this dropshipping product search tool that collects suggestions daily. It has 7 days of free access.These are the essentials for finding your AliExpress dropship footing. For the technical side, your online store will require dropshipping software, such as Ali2Woo Plugin for WooCommerce. It is easy to use even if you are an eCommerce newbie, and it will keep you in sync with your AliExpress suppliers.

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Dropshipping Electronics: Doing It Legal right

The consumer electronic and digital market is currently worth more than $680 billion. Considering how rapidly our technology-charged society evolves, it’s safe to say the figures will only grow. That’s why electronic products are so favored in the 2021 dropshipping world. Here’s how to manage them properly:Check your knowledge. That’s basically Dropshipping 101 — you should be interested in the products you’re selling. And that’s crucially important if you dropship electronics. You don’t have to be a tech expert but you need to be able to provide your customers with useful information and support.Study the market & trends. Don’t dropship any and every electronics device just for the sake of it. Find the niche and then start searching for the winning products within that niche.Choose reliable suppliers. Official manufacturers are often present on AliExpress, so you can dropship directly from them. You can also comb through other suppliers who offer fast delivery, discounts, an array of brands, and warranties. Just to be safe and sure, don’t hesitate to invest in ordering different sample products from them.When it comes to markups, try to keep them as low as possible in this case. Electronic devices tend to sell in high volumes, and selling more for less is better. As for niche searching, let’s take a look at some categories that may be obvious but full of hidden gems.— Headphones & headsets. Yes, these are some of the most popular categories in eCommerce / dropshipping. But pay closer attention to gadgets like headsets for sleeping (integrated inside a soft eye mask.) Or glow-in-the-dark headphones for kids and young adults that will provide the parents with a piece of mind.— UV sanitizers for phones & other sanitizing gadgets. The world will arguably never be the same, and surface disinfection is a routine at this point. Moreover, many workplaces demand it on a regular basis, so the cool-looking gadgets that use ultraviolet light to kill bacteria come in handy. Also, they make self-cleaning water bottles these days that use the same principle.— Movie projectors. With many people still stuck at home, watching Netflix on the same pristine screen becomes boring after a while. Movie projectors add novelty, romantic vibe, and aesthetic. They also come in vintage-style looks and make great gifts.— Interactive pet gadgets. Feeders, water fountains, pet & dog cameras — everything to make a pet owner’s life easier. Be more careful with electronic toys though: they can be a health hazard for the animal.— Phone & tablet accessories. People may not be changing their phone for some time after purchasing but they will inevitably go through different charges, cables, even power banks. The trick is to find the accessories that have distinctive exteriors — as opposed to the dull models in regular stores.Once you get your electronic dropshipping store off the ground, you can move to more daring products like mobile gadgets, household cleaning devices, or gardening tools. But from day one you need to stay synchronized with your supplier’s store.  Ali2Woo Plugin for AliExpress dropshipping provides you with that and so much more. Click the link above to learn about everything it does for dropshipping websites.

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Top Niches For Dropshipping: Profitable Ideas in 2021

In one of our latest posts, we’ve already covered the importance of finding your dropshipping niche. Now let’s go through the most promising products for the second half of 2021. The pandemic continues to shift our day-to-day lives, which affects consumers’ demands.Top dropshipping products right now are anything but silly trinkets. Essential goods are the absolute priority.28,35% was the average eCommerce growth worldwide by the end of 2020.eCommerce will not replace retail shopping but it will continue to rise steadily and surely.These are just some facts to keep in mind before finding the right products for your online store. Occupying one of the top dropshipping niches is another crucial task.How To Occupy Best Niches For DropshippingBefore searching for profitable niches, also keep in mind a particular about the pricing. As of 2021, both Millennials and Gen Z demographics show a growing interest in online shopping. More than a half of the praise it for convenience and good prices. At the same time, more than 40% of Zoomers and more than 70% of the Millenials say they are ready to pay more for more sustainable and ethically produced goods.5 product categories to look into right now:Beauty products & accessories. Arguably one of the best dropshipping niches in the post-pandemic world. Last year people learned how to groom themselves at home because salons were closed. Beard trimmers, UV lamps, and gel polish, manicure tools, hair dye, etc. are still sought after.Athleisure. As people switched to stay-at-home schedules, working and otherwise, these types of clothes became hugely popular. Athleisure is both comfortable and presentable.Pet supplies. With many, many animals adopted during the loneliness of 2020, the pet industry earned more than $103 billion, which has never happened before. And those pets still need toys, leashes, collars, cages, and clothing in 2021.Arts & Crafts. What used to a hobby, became a trade, or at least a serious distraction for many. Accessories for knitting, sewing, painting, scrapbooking, beading, and other creative tools. are in demand.Stationery & School Supplies. Education and office jobs are moving back offline and so are the necessities like backpacks, lunch boxes, pencil pouches, pen sets, folders, and such.So how do you actually occupy the promising niche and get potential buyer’s interest? Rule Number One: don’t generalize. Let’s say, you decided to go with dropshipping school supplies. This doesn’t mean you need to sell everything, from erasers to gym bags. Focus on a subcategory like lunch boxes and lunch bags from sustainably recycled plastic you can dropship from eBay. Rule Number Two: offer compatible prices. Rule Number Three: don’t sell easily perishable and breakable products.Also, don’t forget to look into markets other than the big players like the US. Do some research and consider figuring out the best dropshipping niches for developing areas, such as The Philippines, Malaysia Taiwan, Thailand, or Peru.

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Dropshipping Niches Ideas For Individual Online Stores

There’s this common mistake many first-time dropshippers make. Let’s call it “ideas salad.” Instead of fleshing out dropshipping niches for their store, they make wrong bets, on the wrong inventory that doesn’t get traction.So if you’re at the stage where you’re ready to grab the closest niche, don’t rush it. There are several ways to make a better decision on what you — personally — should and shouldn’t dropship. And if you’re a more or less experienced dropshipper who wants to expand their inventory, this post is also for you.Why Finding Niches For Dropshipping Is ImportantA unique online store doesn’t necessarily mean “full of never-before-seen stuff.” It should be a place where you, as a seller, know your products almost intimately. This includes dropshipping. Yes, you don’t have to stock those products in advance, but you should be able to consult your customers on them in great detail. So start with the following:Pick familiar niches for dropshipping.Doesn’t matter if you’ve never dropshipped before: there must be a specific product category/sub-category you have a good, personal understanding of. Landscaping tools if you’re an avid gardener, comic book memorabilia if you’re a geek culture pro, make-up brand dupes if you’re into beauty products, etc, etc. It will be easier to find a quality supplier and understand the needs of your potential customers. After all, you ARE a part of your product’s target audience.Bet on high-on-demand “one-hit wonders.“Remember fidget spinners? At the peak of the 2017 craze, the original Fidget360 brand alone was making $2,5 million per month. The dupes revenue is unknown but it’s safe to say it was astronomical. Some trends stay, they just change over time. Some trends — like spinners, selfie sticks, hoverboards, and more — disappear into obscurity, but not before making a colossal global profit. Your job is to figure out which niche is blowing out or is about to blow out akin to those former one-hit wonders. Note that this tactic is more suitable for experienced entrepreneurs or dropshippers.If you decided to go with tactic Number 2, you need to find those emerging trends. Tactic Number 1 requires similar research: even if the niche you’re dropshipping is familiar to you, it still gonna have less popular/more trendy products within it.Check Google Trends. Dive into the Trending Topics category, type in keywords, or terms. Compare volume changes, fluctuations, locations.Browse Best Selling Items on eBay or Hot Products/Bestsellers on AliExpress. Also,fiddle with their search options to try and catch the hidden gems. It’s best to dropship with these two platforms anyway, so this is also a great way to look for suppliers.Hit Instagram and Facebook for clues. For IG, type in a category you have in mind in the Search bar and look for the tags with the most subscribers. This can even provide some niche ideas you never thought about. As for FB, use their Search in the same fashion, but this time chose the Groups category and research those with the most members. (Just beware the MLMs please.)When dropshipping, niche product searching is essential. Trust us when we say you better take your time searching for the right one. And when you do, Ali2Woo will be more than happy to customize your store and provide you with reliable dropshipping plugins.

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Wholesalers and Dropshippers Added in May 2021

One of the best things about the Worldwide Brands Certified Directory of Wholesalers and Dropshippers is that we don’t just list any company that says they dropship or wholesale.

We take each company through a verification process as well as research them before considering them for a listing in our Directory. Then on top of that, the supplier gets re-checked over for final decision. Our members NEVER have to worry about scam, fake or fraud suppliers!We announce new products added on our social streams, but you can always get this monthly update on our blog or newsletter.

This is just a quick note to let you know what products the new Wholesalers and Dropshippers have, that we added the Worldwide Brands Directory of Certified Wholesalers & Dropshippers in May 2021.

For May we added 26 new suppliers, that together, offer a total SKU count of over 21,000 products!! Best of all these suppliers are ready to work with our online retailer members and most were added as a result of a member product request.

The Newly Added Suppliers Offer

Wholesale CandyDropship Office DesksWholesale ToysDropship Bedroom SetsWholesale SnacksDropship Stadium ChairsWholesale Fashion JewelryDropship Bleacher SeatsWholesale Indian JewelryDropship Celtic JewelryWholesale Trail MixesDropship PendantsWholesale NutsDropship Pewter GiftsWholesale Boy’s ClothingDropship Men’s ApparelWholesale Sea Life JewelryDropship Women’s ClothingWholesale Charm BraceletsDropship Children’s OuterwearWholesale Baby Boy SwimwearDropship Office SuppliesWholesale Gourmet Hot SaucesDropship School SuppliesWholesale Sterling Silver JewelryDropship StationeryDropship Ready to Assemble FurnitureWholesale Daddy and Son Matching ApparelWholesale Specialty SaucesWholesale Natural CondimentsDropship Organic SoapsDropship Natural SkincareDropship Hand Poured Soy CandlesWholesale Personalized GiftsWholesale Tooth Fairy PillowsWholesale Custom Pillow CasesDropship Garden Water Filtration SystemsDropship Hydroponic Water SystemsDropship Water Treatment SystemsWholesale Private Label CosmeticsWholesale Custom MakeupDropship HandicraftsDropship Home GoodsDropship Fashion AccessoriesWholesale Garden SuppliesWholesale Home DecorDropship GiftwareDropship Snacks…and more!

If you are a member, Login today, to check out the newest additions.Not a member yet? What are you waiting for?

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Picking a Niche is Important with the help of Salehoo

Every day, we get emails here for customer service where a brand new entrepreneur is asking about datafeeds and integrations because they want to offer THOUSANDS of products in lots of different categories on their website. They dream of being the next AMAZON or WALMART.

It is so wonderful that you have these big, lofty dreams. I think everyone should have at least one goal and work on it. But, I’m sorry to tell you that you have already failed before you even started. You can’t accomplish this dream as a new beginner. Every large company has started small and built to where they are today. It’s about growth and progress.

Amazon was an online bookstore.Walmart was a very small general type store on a Main St. in a town in Arkansas. (You can still visit that store, it’s now a museum.)

If you even attempt to blow up to their level in just a few years, you are going to be stressed out, overworked, have spent A LOT of money and be not much further ahead than where you started or you most likely have quit already. (which typically happens)

The Importance of Picking a Niche

Amazon started as a bookstore in Jeff Bezos’s home garage, because at that time, he researched and found that books were in super high demand, he could get lots of different titles and the prices were low enough from his suppliers to make a good profit. That was then.

Now Jeff did something important, that other highly successful online entrepreneurs have done. STEP ONE: RESEARCH to find what was in DEMAND and that YOU CAN SELL online to make a PROFIT.

Sure, you can fiddle around and guess and try things and fail. But how about actually doing some legitimate research and learn how to do it right?

The Best Guide for Picking a Niche

This is where SellNiches.com can greatly help your new online business. They teach BEGINNERS just like you, how to find those profitable niche markets so you can also work on achieving those big goals of yours!

Their bundle of digital products will clearly teach you the fastest and easiest ways to pick great product niches to sell online.

Best of all, if you are a Worldwide Brands Member, their Sell Niches Bundle is the perfect companion to the Wholesaler & Dropshipper Directory!

So CHECK IT OUT! https://www.sell-niches.com/

Did you like this article? You will also like…Go Niche! Competing with Big Online Retailers: Read it hereFive Reasons Why a Niche Stores Should be Considered: Read it here

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