Wholesale Dropshipping Suppliers

Wholesale Dropshipping Suppliers

Finding reliable wholesale dropshipping suppliers is the key to have a successful dropshipping business. In essence, they are your business partners.

So taking the time to conduct some research on where to find them and how to find a future reliable business partner is a business investment you should consider.

Although I initially touched on this topic in my previous post, I believe discussing more options for you will help you nail the right suppliers for your dropshipping business.

Where To Get Your Dropshipping Suppliers?

Basically, you have the option to either get them through Paid Sources or Free Sources.

Top 5 Places To Source Your Dropshipping Suppliers – Paid Sources

Dropshipping Wholesale Suppliers-paid source(1) Worldwide Brands (WWB) – this is one of the wholesale directory services that connects you to over 16 million certified wholesale products and thousands of suppliers for a one time fee of $299.

Pros

  • The membership cost is a one-time fee and it never expires
  • Suppliers undergo a strict verification process before they are listed in the directory
  • No minimum order
  • Updated every week with new products and suppliers

Cons

  • Difficult to get profit if you are selling products through Amazon and eBay
  • Some products are oversaturated in the market, some have very small profit margin
  • Customer Support is available via phone and email during business hours only

(2) Salehoo – another source of wholesale and dropship suppliers. They offer over 2 million products and you have the option to get 1-year full access for $67 or Lifetime access for $127.

Pros

  • They offer 60-day money back guarantee so you have 60 days to try out their platform and you’ll get a full refund with no questions ask if you think it’s not for you.
  • They also offer a 7-day risk-free trial
  • All suppliers are vetted so you have peace of mind that you won’t be scammed.
  • Low minimum order
  • Fantastic market research
  • Customer Support can be reached via chat with an average response time of around 50 minutes. You can also contact them via phone and email.

Cons

  • The profit margin may not be great if you are selling through Amazon and eBay
  • The amount of product sounds a lot but if you compare it to other sources like Worldwide Brands with over 16 million products, it’s merely 10%.

(3) Doba – another paid sourcing directory where you can find over 2 million products with membership ranging from $29 to $249 per month

Pros

  • The platform is very user-friendly
  • They offer 14-day free trial
  • They also provide a variety of resources for drop shippers from blogs to business guides to business tools and infographics.

Cons

  • Although they have a money back guarantee, some customers are complaining that you have to prove that you have exerted effort before you will be eligible
  • The profit margin may not be great if you are selling through Amazon and eBay
  • Customer Support can be reached via an online support ticket system only

(4) Wholesale2B – is a supplier integration system that allows you to choose from over 1.5 million products offered by hundreds of suppliers. They offer different plans ranging from $24.99 to $39.99 monthly and $67 to $299.99 annually.

They have different dropship plans:

Dropship plans

 

  • Dropship on eBay plan

Price: 24.99 per month or $99.99 yearly

You can use their certified eBay listing tool to push a single item or in bulk to your eBay account. They don’t have a minimum and you can also push as many products as you want.

  • Dropship Amazon plan

Price: $37.99 per month or $287.99 yearly

You can import thousands of dropship products to your Amazon Professional Selling Account with just a click.

  • Dropship website plan

Price: $39.99 per month or $299.99 yearly

You will get an e-commerce website ready to take orders

  • Dropship Datafeed

Price: $24.99 per month or $149.99 yearly

You can import dropship products to your own shopping cart and instantly offer thousands of products for sale on your website.

They also have API Integration and you can install different dropship apps for third-party shopping carts like Shopify, Bigcommerce, ECWID, Woocommerce and Weebly for $29.99 per month.

Also, if you are not interested in their monthly plans and you enjoy D.I.Y., you can simply copy-paste any product images and descriptions from their site for an annual fee of $67.

Pros

  • You can sign up for a free account and you can review their products and their different plans before you start with the paid service
  • They offer multiple solutions for selling through different channels

Cons

  • Customer support can be reached via online support ticket system and live chat during business hours only.

(5) Sunrise Wholesale – offers wholesale and dropship services. You will find over 15,000 products to sell from more than 20 dropship product categories for a monthly fee of $49 or an annual fee of $ $199.

Pros

  • They offer a 7-day-trial period
  • No minimum order unless it is the bulk buy category
  • They have dropship integration with top e-commerce platforms like Shopify, Amazon, eBay and Bigcommerce.
  • You can get Customer Support through live chat, phone and email

Cons

  • They only ship within the U.S. and Canada
  • Their product options of 15,000 are pretty small compared to their competitors

Top 3 Places To Source Your Dropshipping Suppliers – Free Sources

Dropshipping Wholesale Suppliers - Free

(1) Aliexpress – is a wholesale and dropshipping platform that connects dropshippers to over 100 million products and thousands of suppliers.

Aliexpress

Pros

  • It offers free sign-up so you can source your wholesale or dropship suppliers with no additional cost.
  • The site is offered in multi-language
  • They ship to over 200 countries and regions
  • Their Help Center is open 24/7

Cons

  • Sometimes shipping takes longer to arrive

(2) Wholesale Central – they claimed to be the leading B2B directory of wholesale suppliers and products.

Pros

  • There is no registration required to search the site
  • You save money on free membership which may end up in higher margin for your business

Cons

  • Customer Support can be reached via phone or online support ticket system only

(3) Dropship Direct – claims to be the original dropship company. They provide over 100,000 of wholesale products to more than 50,000 online retailers from 46 countries.

You can basically access their platform and sell items through their suppliers without having to pay for any membership.

They specialize in Wholesale Inventory, Dropship Order Fulfillment, Warehouse Management and Logistics, Push-To-Marketplace Product Data (SAAS) and e-commerce consulting.

Pros

  • As a merchant, getting started is pretty easy
  • No account or drop ship fee to sell through their platform
  • No minimum order
  • They have marketplace friendly data for easy product uploads
  • You can enjoy deeper discounts below normal wholesale cost from their weekly deals

Cons

  • They have a relatively small product catalog compared to other drop shipping directories
  • Customer support is done either through Phone or by submitting a support ticket via their website which sometimes takes longer to get a response

 

Always Remember: Your Suppliers Are Your Business Partners

Choosing the right supplier for your business is one of the biggest factors in being successful in your dropshipping business.

You need to establish a good business relationship with your suppliers and communicate whenever there is an opportunity.

However, you also need to consider their location and take note of their time zones. When you send an email for example, don’t expect an immediate response when your supplier is on the other side of the world. Maybe it’s broad daylight in your area but your supplier is still sleeping because it is midnight for them.

So, be considerate and deal with your supplier professionally.

Conclusion

The right supplier will make your business thrive in a burgeoning dropshipping business. The different net profit margin you will get from different wholesale and dropship suppliers will help you decide which supplier best suits your niche.

Some sources of suppliers may offer you lots of products to choose from. Some, you will only find a handful. But what matters is whether it is relevant to the niche you have chosen.

Most wholesale dropshipping suppliers offer free trials. This is an opportunity for you to know how user-friendly their platforms are to merchants and find out which platform will give you the right business partner you are looking for.

If ever you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

2 thoughts on “Wholesale Dropshipping Suppliers”

  1. Hi Marissa,

    A good post and a good selection from which to research the drop shipping industry.

    When you talk about saturation on Amazon and E-Bay you are not wrong. I was involved with drop shipping for a few years, only to find many of the products I had listed were also on E-Bay. So I was in competition with the wholesalers I was buying from !

    No one is lost for choices with these suppliers, there are just so many of them. But I think care should be taken when looking at their terms.

    I know with some you need to meet a certain amount of turnover otherwise you will be de listed from sourcing suppliers on their site, and not all of your membership payments will be refunded.

    The initial costs of drop shipping are promoted as low, but the expenses to make a success of this enterprise can be staggering.

    Hopefully you can do a post on that at some point in the future.

    Regards,

    Michael.

    • Hi Michael and thank you for your comment.

      It seems that everyone is trying to sell online to make an extra income nowadays. And every product you can think of is already out there.

      I believe, doing more research on which product to promote is a key to beat the competition. Jaaxy is a valuable tool you can use in your research.

      If you choose a product that everyone else is selling, you will have a hard time making money. On top of the high-competition, you will also have to pay transaction fees and other applicable fees if you are planning on selling through Amazon, eBay and the likes.

      Some people I know just build their websites and install Woocommerce Plugin to maximize their profit margin.

      I totally agree with what you said about looking at the terms of each suppliers. I admit, sometimes I just skim-through the terms and just waiting for the word ‘I agree’ so I can carry on.

      It is unfortunate that some sources of suppliers are not merchant-friendly and all they care about is their profit at the expense of small retailers.

      And by the way, thank you for touching on the topic about other expenses in running a dropshipping business. It’s another topic I should be discussing in the future.

      Cheers,
      Marissa

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