What are the Best Dropshipping Companies for eCommerce in 2020?
Dropshipping has been a hot topic since 2015, with millions of new stores created taking advantage of this supply chain management method. Dropshipping has made opening an eCommerce store accessible to all but which is the best place to source your products in 2020?
Oberlo is one of the most well-known dropshipping companies. The fact that it integrates directly with Shopify stores makes it a good choice for many eCommerce sellers. Oberlo connects directly to AliExpress affording access to millions of products, with low price points being shipped directly from China. Back in the glory days of dropshipping (2016 to 2018), Oberlo was a one-stop-shop but since then, Facebook has made it more difficult for stores with:
- Long shipping times (4 to 8 weeks).
- Low product quality.
- Lousy customer service.
This is definitely a consideration when thinking about Oberlo as a dropshipping solution in 2020.
On the plus side, Oberlo has a free starter plan with a basic plan (typically used to track shipments) starting at $30 per month. Between Shopify and Oberlo, you can have a store up and running for around $100 per month.
It will cost you $67 per year to gain access to this members-only database of over 8,000 suppliers. For your hard-earned cash, Salehoo screens all suppliers so that you can be sure that the product quality is of a certain standard. Salehoo offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. What does this mean? If you can’t find the products you’re searching for, they will refund the fees (best to read the full terms and conditions). Customer service is top-notch with a 9.6 average review on TrustPilot.
Another dropshipping provider with top reviews. Spocket makes it easy to find US and EU suppliers rather than shipping from China which is a big advantage in terms of shipping times.
Some Spocket advantages include:
- The ability to find items easily and import them directly into your Shopify store.
- A free starter plan with the option of going Pro for just $49 per month and an Empire plan for $99 per month for high-tier sellers.
Like Oberlo, Spocket has a direct integration with Shopify with an impressive 1,226 positive reviews on the Shopify app store.
Wholesale2b is a more versatile dropshipping supplier with the clear advantage of being able to sell its products on eBay, Amazon, WooCommerce, Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce. You can browse products for free with a variety of plans available.
Dropified is another popular dropshipping app with Shopify connecting to Aliexpress. Unlike Oberlo, there is no marketplace but a plugin allowing you to find potential products anywhere on the web. Check it out with a 14-day free trial after which it will set you back $47 per month.
A free directory with no membership required. Source individual suppliers and order products. Not much more to say apart from the fact that we recommended using Wholesale Central for product research.
Sunrise Wholesale Merchandise
Sunrise Wholesale Merchandise is a slightly smaller database of dropshippers with decent shipping times. A nice benefit is that customers receive unbranded receipts allowing you to better build your own brand.
Before getting started:
Like with any business, relationships with suppliers are a key factor and dropshipping is no different. Here’s a quick recap of things to bear in mind for 2020 eCommerce Dropshipping.
Delivery time - With the likes of Amazon Prime and next day delivery, customers expect orders fast.
Supply Chain - Sourcing products shipped from your marketplace has huge advantages. You only need to take a look at the Coronavirus outbreak to understand why.
Shipping Costs - High shipping fees will repel customers.
Audience - Who is going to be giving you their hard-earned money? Is this a product they want? Ensure your target audience wants to buy your products.
Find a Niche - Choose something you are genuinely interested in. It takes a lot of work to become successful and audiences are smarter than ever, they will pick up on your passion or lack of it.
Promotion - How are you going to attract customers?
Once you have selected your products and built your store, use Novarize to find your customers and start generating sales. Happy Dropshipping!