Have you ever found great products while you were browsing Alibaba.com and thought those items would be worthwhile to sell via dropshipping? You may have encountered obstacles because this business model was not accessible on that platform, and you didn’t know how to avoid selling extreme amounts of money on stock and logistics. The solution is just to arrive, dropshipping with Alibaba.com is on the doorstep!
From the middle of Spring 2021, dropshipping with Alibaba.com will be available for online merchants. Syncee will provide the technological side of the service to unlock the value of this business- and market model for Alibaba.com buyers and sellers worldwide.
The process of creating an online store with Alibaba.com suppliers’ products and selling them will become easy as 1-2-3. All you will have to do is to install Syncee into your online store, connect to Alibaba.com, pick products, and fill your online store with them. You can start your real B2B dropshipping business with no minimum order quantity, no upfront investment, and no inventory risk. Your products will be shipped directly to your customer by your supplier. You do not have to deal with logistics.
How to Get Ready for Dropshipping with Alibaba.com?
In one of our articles, we elaborated on the advantages of the dropshipping solution Syncee and Alibaba.com will provide together. Just to mention a few benefits, you can get products from real manufacturers, factories, real suppliers, and not from resellers. Many online merchants choose AliExpress to get dropshipping products from. However, AliExpress is a B2C platform, its target audience is final customers, and there are products at only retail price. If you are a retailer it doesn’t worth reselling products from another retail place as you cannot work with reasonable prices for you.
Here is a great solution for you! You can still find, sell and dropship the same products you found on AliExpress. As many Alibaba.com suppliers offer their products on AliExpress as well (but at retail prices!), you can find them, or similar products on Alibaba.com at real wholesale/dropship prices. Alibaba.com is a B2B platform, and its target audience is retailers. Check Alibaba.com to find and sell dropshipping products! AliExpress and Alibaba.com both belong to the Alibaba Group.
Steps of Preparing for Dropshipping with Alibaba.com
If you want to prepare for starting selling products from Alibaba.com suppliers’ selection, there are a few steps that might be beneficial for you to walk through in advance. These steps go for those who don’t have an online store yet. Do you have a store, and you are looking to sell Alibaba.com products to broaden your product selection? In this case, all you have to do is to install Syncee if you haven’t done it yet, get familiar with Alibaba.com, and wait for the launch to fill your store with new products!
#1 Open An Online Store, Find The Right Ecommerce Platform
You might have an idea of what kind of products you would like to start selling, but you haven’t got an online store for it yet. To access dropshipping with Alibaba.com and Syncee, you need an online store on one of the following ecommerce platforms: Shopify, BigCommerce, Ecwid, Jumpseller, or Shoprenter. Check the advantages of all platforms, and pick the best for your needs! You will be able to install the application Syncee into any of them.
#2 Research The Market Demands
Two conditions must be met for a successful beginning. You need to sell products you are in love with, and you need to sell products your target audience is lacking, is in need of, or interest for the product can be awakened. Make market research, create a questionnaire, check what is missing from your target audience’s local market, ask your friends, ask relevant questions in Facebook groups, forums. It is also a good idea to go to Google Trends and by keywords check what items people are looking for the most nowadays, so you can start dropshipping with Alibaba.com smoothly.
#3 Well-Define Your: Product Category, Values & Look For Products
Make plans, strategies for your business. You must define what kind of products you would like to sell exactly. You need to have a message and value you represent with your brand and products. Do not pick basically every random thing that looks fun. You have to be determined about what you are doing in your business and spending money on.
You can go to Alibaba.com, and check the products available to have an initial look at what kind of products and product categories you can find on the platform. It is important to tell that not all Alibaba.com products you can currently find on their site will be available for dropshipping at the beginning! However, the number of items will grow constantly. So now you just have to look around, and get familiar with the platform, and the kind of selection it has!
#4 Prepare Your Online Store For The Launch
Prepare your online store for filling it with products, and for the launch! You already have an idea of what kind of products you will want to sell. Build your store, make its design, its visuals (both for the site and social media), make marketing plans, and fill your store with every written content that will be needed like the About us menu + more. When dropshipping with Alibaba.com via Syncee will be available, you will be ready for uploading products into your store, and opening it to customers.
#5 Install Syncee
The last step of getting ready for dropshipping with Alibaba.com is to install Syncee into your online store. Many ecommerce platforms are supported. You can get Syncee right from Shopify, BigCommerce, Ecwid, Jumpseller, or Shoprenter. You can also get familiar with Syncee, however, you cannot yet access the Alibaba.com dropshipping solution.
Dropshipping with Alibaba.com will be available very soon, and you can use Syncee for this great business opportunity! Stay tuned, and get to know immediately about the launch of the revolutionary dropshipping solution!