International Dropshipping

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8 Feb 12 11:32:19 am
Hi,

Could anyone explain to me how easy or hard it is to deal with international dropshippers as in shipping time and costs - how to get started?

I sell toys and there are not many australian dropshippers out there, but there seem to be a heap overseas..

Is it worth looking into?

Thanks
Leanne

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richelle_salehoo
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8 Feb 12 11:55:38 pm
Hi Leanne,

Welcome to SaleHoo, nice to have you on board!

It would greatly depend on the dropshipper you chose to do business with. Shipping rates and time may vary greatly from one dropshipper to the next so it would be ideal that you contact each dropshipper that you find suitable to inquire about shipping rates and time.

May I ask what type of toys you're interested in? And is there any location you prefer? We would love to help you locate suitable dropshippers for your business.

Cheers!


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9 Feb 12 01:23:23 am
Thanks for getting back to me! I'm interested in all types of tots and gift for kids of all ages. I guess the main thing is quality. It would be great to sell something that is unique and not on every other toy website

Thanks
Leanne

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10 Feb 12 02:29:17 am
Hi Leanne,

Here are various dropshippers that specializes in toys. All provide internationally shipping -

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Australian dropshippers for toys -

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Additional Australia wholesalers for toys -

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Hope this helps, please let us know how you get on :)


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10 Feb 12 10:11:04 am
Thanks for that, I have sent a few emails and am waiting for responses.

I just want to let you know that Toy Wonders do not dropship
I'm not sure if J. Marcus do, but you can't place orders with them online - you have to ring them, which would not be worth it because they are overseas

Thanks
Leanne

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12 Feb 12 11:36:33 pm
Hi Leanne,

I'm happy to be of help :)

Thanks for the update on Toy Wonders, I have asked my colleague who is tasked to update supplier details to check further and update their profile if needed.

Hope you get your replies soon, all the best!


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13 Feb 12 01:36:14 am
It's actually for one of the drop shippers that you provided - empire toys I think it is. He said he just goes through united states post office. Sorry if I'm not very clear - I'm on my phone at work!
Sorry it's empirediscounts

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13 Feb 12 02:28:39 am
Thanks for the clarification, Leanne! Well if that's the case then you're in good hands :)

All the best!


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13 Feb 12 02:34:23 am
Thanks, but I don't know if it's worth it because of the shipping costs and delivery time, can you give me any ideas on whether it's worth it ans what the costs may be?

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13 Feb 12 02:51:41 am
Actually Leanne, when dropshipping the shipping cost is not yours to think of, since your customers will be paying for shipping. Remember that when dropshipping the products are shipped directly to your customers.

It might also be good to mention that your products or the particular product they bought will be coming in from the US let's say just so they know what to expect in term of shipping time.

Like Marc mentioned in his post, now might be the best time to give this a try with the current strength of the Aussie dollar to your (and your customers) advantage :)

All the best!


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13 Feb 12 02:57:21 pm
Without wanting to seem contradictory, knowing the shipping costs is essential, since she'll need to be able to speak intelligently about them if a prospective customer inquires, as well as be able to compare real-world shipping costs with what the dropshipper is charging (since, let's face it, a number of them rather generously pad their shipping charges in their own favour.)


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14 Feb 12 01:16:45 am
I agree with your point Frank. She does need to know what the shipping costs are or will be and how expensive or reasonable they are compared to other shipping companies or dropshippers.

But just to clarify, I was actually referring to the fact that she will not necessarily be paying for the shipping cost of the products as this is usually passed on directly to the end customer :)

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