How To Find Dropshipping Suppliers

How To Find Dropshipping Suppliers

So, you’ve decided to give dropshipping a try and are wondering where you will get products to add to your store.

In my role as a customer service chat agent here at Dropified, I am asked on a daily basis how to find dropshipping suppliers with solid products for a store someone wants to start.

I have curated 12 companies that I feel are the better choices but this list isn’t exhaustive. All membership prices are accurate at the time of this post. 

Direct Sellers

AliExpress 

Aliexpress is an online retail service based in China and owned by the Alibaba Group. AliExpress has been around since 2010 so it is quite established as the most well known online store for dropshippers. It is comprised of individuals or small businesses in China that are independently owned. AliExpress is aimed at selling to international buyers at a cost that is lower than you can get in any store or other dropshipping sites.

Shipping times from AliExpress range anywhere between 12 to 25 days. If you are a successful dropshipper than you can find an agent in China that makes shipping times much shorter. The agent will require a minimum amount of orders a month though so this isn’t an option until you get going and have a track record. 

Free to sign up.

Alibaba

Another branch of the Alibaba Group is its group of manufacturers’ which are collected on Alibaba.com. Although it doesn’t sell in small quantities you could consider them if you are looking to import products in bulk or want to buy products that are custom made for you, or branded to your business, then it might be a viable option. 

Delivery times from Alibaba are typically months. Before buying in bulk from Alibaba you should try to find a similar product in AliExpress and test the market with it first.

Free to sign up.

Directories

SaleHoo

SaleHoo is a research tool, supplier directory, and online community for dropshippers, wholesalers, and e-commerce stores. They boast over 1000 dropship suppliers. They have both USA based and international dropshippers. 

A 1-year full access membership is $67. They also offer lifetime access for $127.

Sunrise Wholesale

In business since 1999 and listed with the Better Bussiness Bureau. They say they have over 30,000 in 20+ categories. 

*They are included in Inventory Sources’ directory of suppliers.

Membership is just $49 per month or $199 a year.

Wholesale Central

A B2B Directory of wholesalers and dropshippers. You can contact the suppliers and ask them to source a product if you can’t find it. Suppliers are listed by product types.

The directory is free to access.

Worldwide Brands

Primarily USA based but they do offer international options, Worldwide Brands has been in business since 1999 and has millions of products listed from top-level suppliers. They cater to small home businesses with wholesale prices. 

The lifetime membership is a single payment of $299*. Or 3 payment options as well.

Automation Software That Connects Sales Platforms and Suppliers

Doba

Doba lists wholesalers in their directory with over 2 million products. They offer one interface for dropshippers to their suppliers so you don’t have to set up individual contracts with your suppliers. They offer exclusive research to top-selling products, as well as an assortment curation service. Also, Doba has partnered with Made-In-China.com and offers verified suppliers with a warehouse in California

Offering their Order Cycle Fulfillment Engine which is software that manages an order from when the dropshipper places the order to when the customer receives their treasure.

*They are included in Inventory Sources’ directory of suppliers.

Their plans range from $29- $$249 a month.

Dropified

Connecting suppliers in China and the USA with Shopify, WooCommerce, CommerceHQ, and GrooveKart with more integrations planned in the near future. Offers product feeds and inventory automation, toll-free and local phone numbers, image editor, free integration with the cashback provider Admitad, product research tool AliExtractor, and unlimited orders per month. 

Monthly pricing is $47- $127. 

Inventory Source

Connecting over 180 wholesale suppliers in Canada, China, Europe, South Africa, USA and UK with virtually any sales platform. Offers product feeds and inventory automation. You can sign up for free which gives you access to all dropshipping suppliers.  Maximum orders per month are 3,000, and up to 5 stores allowed.

Their monthly plans are $50-$499.

Warehouses That Dropship

Dropshipper.com

Over 2 million products in a USA based warehouse in NY. They will ship internationally. They will build a website that can be included in your monthly payment. They have a bot for their chat and no phone number. $29-$49 a month

Megagoods

Founded in 2004, they have a warehouse in California and will drop ship internationally. They specialize in consumer electronics, clocks/watches, cameras, kitchen appliances, tableware, and much more. They will ship with your company name on the label.

Their price is a nonrefundable $14.99 a month.

Wholesale2B

USA based only, Wholesale2B offers eBay and Amazon listing tools and feeds for any other platform that can import products by .csv file.

You can import products to your own website or they offer to build one for you including domain name, hosting, and shopping cart with automated inventory updates. They claim to have over a million products and you can import whole catalogs from a supplier or single item from various suppliers.

They offer monthly or annual pricing ranging from $38- $50 a month or $288- $360. a year plus a percentage fee.

The Starting Place On How To Find Dropshipping Suppliers

So there you have it, a primer on some of the best starting places for finding the right suppliers for your dropshipping business. There are countless other options out there, but if you're beginning, just focus on these and you'll be on the path to success.

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