Dropshipping is a kind of model in which you needn’t stock any inventory. When customers place an order on your online store, you can let your Chinese dropshipping suppliers complete the fulfillment. If your supplier has a local warehouse in your country, the goods will be shipped out from there. Instead, the item will be shipped out from China.

But in recent years, a kind of new dropshipping business model has become popular. You can buy products in bulk from Chinese suppliers and then store products in suppliers’ warehouses. If you receive an order, you can let your suppliers help you complete the fulfillment. Accordingly, they will charge you a certain proportion of shipping fees, including all costs of packaging and fulfillment.

About the question, how to find a reliable Chinese dropshipping supplier, many posts on Google list a series of websites for your reference, but not mention which one is more suitable. In my post, I will divide the websites into 3 types: well-known websites, new or small-scale platforms, some wholesale websites that may offer dropshipping services.

Attention: enough research about dropshipping suppliers is necessary before you choose one. We couldn’t guarantee the complete legitimacy and reliability of the following recommended dropshipping suppliers.

1. Well-known dropshipping websites

Aliexpress

AliExpress is an online platform connecting international buyers from all over the world to purchase from China, which provides drop shipping service. Most new drop shippers will choose Aliexpress to begin their dropshipping business.

You can get products at a competitive price, there are various categories for you to choose from. Besides, it supports multiple languages including Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc. Moreover, there are local warehouses in most of the countries, which can shorten the delivery time.

Payment method: American Express, Visa, etc.

Aliexpress buyer protection

Buyer protection:

Free return: if the seller provides a free return service, there will be a “free return” label or icon on their product details page. Under such a circumstance, you can get 15 days (on top of the on-time delivery date) to decide if you want to keep or return the item for any reason. Moreover, returning packages via a designated local return service point or via a door-to-door pickup service is free.

Note:

①If you initiate multiple return requests under an order, you can only enjoy the free local return service once. Although other return requests can still enjoy local return service, you need to cover the return shipping costs to the designated local return address.

②The following countries provide the service: the mainland territories of the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, and Israel.

Local Return(eligible Italian items only): You can enjoy free return service within 30 days of receipt of delivery, but the products should be unused, in perfect condition, and in original packaging. You needn’t pay for the return shipping cost.

Note:

① most sellers who have a local warehouse in your country can choose to provide the service.

② at present, it is only applicable to the products from participating Italian sellers.

Local Return: if sellers offer the service, there will be a “Local Return” icon on their item details page. Under such a circumstance, you could get 15 days (on top of the on-time delivery date) to decide if you want to keep or return the item without any reason. You should pay for the return shipping cost to the local designated place.

For further details, click here. And you can check our guide – AliExpress safety to get more practical tips.

DHgate

DHgate.com, similar to AliExpress, is also an online platform that connects buyers from all over the world to small-to-medium businesses in China.

It provides customers with a wide range of products, including apparel and accessories, bags, toys, computers, etc.

Payment methods: Paypal, wire transfer as well as other payment methods.

Buyer protection:

There is an escrow system on the platform. That means, only when you confirm that you have received the product, will they transfer the payment to the seller. DHgate will mediate disputes between you and sellers when issues arise but will offer a certain period for you and the seller to resolve the dispute between you first.

If you never receive the item, you will get a full refund; if the item you receive is not as described, you can keep the item and accept a partial refund or you can choose the full refund and return the item. For further details, click here.

Except buyer protections, you’d better have a clear understanding of the safety issues about DHgate to avoid any problems you may meet when buying on it. 

Banggood

Banggood, established in 2008, focuses on B2C cross-border export e-commerce. It has 37 overseas warehouses covering all regions of the world, which is beneficial to the efficient delivery time. And you can get products at a very competitive price.

Besides, the platform provides a series of benefits for their dropship customers, such as a certain dropship discount.

bangood dropship benefit

Payment methods: PayPal, Credit Card, as well as other modes of payment.

Buyer protection

7 days DOA (dead on arrival) product guarantee. If the product you receive is damaged, different, or not working within 7 days of receiving the order, you can return the item to the assigned address. You can choose a full refund or replacement. You needn’t pay for the shipping cost.

30 days no reason return for most products. You can get a partial refund. But you need to pay for the return shipping fee.(some products excluded like underwear/swimsuits).

For some categories of products, you can get up to 180 days warranty to exchange or refund. You can consult the customer service staff about whether the product you buy is in this category.

Note: clothing, shoes, bracelets, decorations, phone and tablet accessories, household gadgets, home decorations, RC toys, home textiles, and other similar items are not included in this warranty period.

For further details, click here.

Chinabrands

Chinabrands is a leading dropshipping and distributing platform in China. It has over 40 warehouses worldwide, which can provide faster delivery. Most orders can be shipped out within 24 hours. It has a wide range of products, including apparel, health, toys, etc. Besides, new and trendy arrivals are added every day.

Payment methods: Paypal, Payoneer, Wire transfer, etc.

Buyer protection:

Return/refund policy due to the product quality issue:

Non-3C products: you can submit a refund or replacement request within 15 days after receiving date;

3C products: you can submit a return request within 30 days after receiving date. Besides, a one-year free warranty from the purchased date for 3c products(incorrect usage excluded).

About the return shipping fee, you undertake it when exceeding the valid warranty period(3c products: 30 days, non-3c products:15 days).

Shipping insurance:

When you place an order, you can choose to buy the shipping insurance, the charge is 2% of the total amount of the order. Under the insurance,

If you choose the logistics method other than the Surface mail and Ail mail or third-party platform logistics, Chinabrands will undertake after-sales service and reissue items after verification when there is packet loss or damaged situation.

For further details, click here. And you can check our guide – AliExpress safety to get more practical tips.

2. New or small-scale dropshipping websites

Nichedropshipping

Nichedropshipping, a professional dropshipping supplier in China. Although it’s a new dropshipping site, it has gained massive trust among dropshippers community over the past few years. They offer all-in-one-solution for dropshipping, from product sourcing, quality inspection, photography, customized packaging, to shipping to your customers worldwide.

Nichedropshipping service

Nichedropshipping can fulfill orders from their local warehouses in the US, Germany, and Thailand, enabling fast shipping time. For example, by pre-stocking in their US warehouse, packages can get delivered in 2 to 5 days to your US-based customers.

Payment methods: PayPal, Credit Card, Payoneer, Payssion, Western Union, Midtrans, etc.

Buyer Protection:

In case of delayed orders, damaged items, incorrect products, or any other issues, you can open a dispute for the specific order on their website or app. Their after-sales service team will handle it upon your requirements and the situations.

DealeXtreme

DealeXtreme is an online platform specialized in technical and electronic goods. But they also have extensive categories for you to choose from, including apparel, shoes, outdoors, etc.

Besides, products for dropshipping will be packed and shipped without the DX logo.

DealeXtreme payment and delivery options

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, etc.

Buyer protection:

DOA products:

Any “dead on arrival” products have 5 days warranty(incorrect usage excluded) or 30 days after shipment if the delivery date is not traceable.

You can return the goods to the designated return place by registered airmail. If the return shipping fee is less than 60% of the defective item’s value, and also below $40, the platform will cover the fee after receiving the screenshot of your shipping receipt. If it exceeds the standard, you should confirm with customer service further.

Defective items:

Within 90 days after shipment, you can return the damaged products (physical damages and damages caused by incorrect usage excluded) to the designated place. You will get a full refund or replacement plus shipping cost reimbursement(35% of the item’s price up to a maximum of $40).

If turning out to be defective after 90 days and within 150 days from shipment, you can return it to the appointed place. You may get a new one. But you should pay for the return shipping costs.

For defective products after 150 days within 365 days from shipment, you can also send them back to the appointed place. They provide repair or replacement services. You need to cover the whole shipping fees and any cost generating in the process.

A refund or replacement for any item will be rejected after 365 days.

Incorrect items:

You can contact customer service staff and provide a picture of the item. If you can keep it for use, you may get a certain discount.

If the return is necessary, you can return it to the designated place for a replacement. You needn’t pay the shipping fee.

Unsatisfactory items:

You can return it to the named place for a full refund or a replacement within 10 days of receipt. If the return is not caused by the platform’s error, you need to cover the whole shipping cost.

For further details, click here.

Sourcingmap

SourcingMap.com, established in 2006, is an international e-commerce platform. It specializes in providing drop shippers, wholesalers, and bulk buyers of all kinds with a wide range of products at the lowest prices, including car equipment and accessories, hardware, beauty items, and more.

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover through PayPal account; Visa, MasterCard, and Delta through WorldPay account.

Besides, secure direct bank transferring to their bank accounts in London, New York or Hong Kong is also accepted. For such a payment method, SourcingMap offers a 3% discount on the total amount of your order as transaction cost savings.

Buyer protection:

14-day return and money-back guarantee. According to your situation and the type of item you purchased, you can return the unsatisfactory or defective products to the designated place and get a full refund or exchange the same product or product of the same value. All returned items must be in brand-new condition, unused and with original tags and packaging.

However, you should pay for the original and return shipping, and handling charges generating in the process. If the returned products are lost in the post, you should be responsible for it by yourself.

For further details, click here.

Lightinthebox

LightInTheBox, established in 2007, is a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world.

It mainly provides products in the following categories: apparel, small accessories, gadgets, home and garden.

Payment methods: PayPal method, Visa, MasterCard, American Express as well as other secure payment methods.

Buyer protection:

Returnable items:

One-year warranty for faucets and lights & lighting category ( light bulbs excluded), 30 days for the rest of the items. But the items that can be returned/refunded or exchanged within the warranty period should follow the criteria as below:

  • Faulty items damaged/broken, or soiled upon arrival.
  • Items received in the incorrect size/color.

The items that can be returned/refunded or exchanged within 7 days of receiving should follow the criteria as below:

  • Items have not met your expectation.
  • Items are unwashed, unworn, unused, with tags and unaltered.

Under the circumstance, you should pay for the return shipping cost by yourself.

Note: All returned items should be unused and in the original packaging. Besides, you should confirm the consignee address and return request with customer service in advance. You need to return the product return form together with the products. Otherwise, you will not get a refund or replacement.

For further details, click here.

Tinydeal

It provides a wide range of products at a competitive price for you to choose from, specializing in electronic products and other related items. Of course, it also provides other categories, like toys, accessories, etc. And it supports 9 types of language to browse the website.

For dropship customers on the platform, there are some specific benefits and services for you, for example, you can get up to a 3.5% discount on each item.

Tinydeal dropship benefit

Payment methods: Paypal; Western union, etc.

Buyer protection:

Within 6 months of payment date, you can choose return or repair. But the amount of partial refund will be determined by the platform staff according to the item’s condition sent back.

Between 6 and 12 months since payment date, only repairing is allowed.

After 12 months of payment date, any refund, return or free repair will not be allowed.

Return shipping fee:

You needn’t pay the return shipping fees within 30 days.

After 30 days, you must pay the return shipping fees, while the platform will cover the shipping fees to send it back to you.

Returnable items:

Defective items, damaged upon received or missing items, wrong items or incorrect packages sent (excluding damaged items caused by unauthorized maintaining, misusing, etc).

Note: you should confirm with CS staff about the return in advance and make sure the item is in good condition with all accessories inside. (except for items defective, damaged or missing upon received ).

For further details, click here.

QuarkSCM

QuarkSCM, a leading B2C company in China, provides you multiple products at a competitive price. Besides, it has 7 global warehouses. Most products can be shipped out within 24 hours.

It sets a complete quality control system, once quality data of the item can’t meet the requirement, it will be removed from the warehouse to make some improvements.

Payment methods:

Paypal; Payoneer; Wire transfer

Buyer protection:

Return/refund policy due to a quality issue or missing accessories:

Non-3C products: you can submit a refund or replacement request within 10 days after receiving date.

3C products: you can submit a return request within 15 days after receiving date. Besides, a one-year free warranty from the purchased date(incorrect usage excluded).

Note: 3C products referred to the category of computer, pad, mobile phone, sports watch, consuming electric and so on. (Only for main parts)

You should contact the CS staff about the return detail in advance.

Return shipping fee:

About the shipping fee of returning and exchanging products, you undertake it exceeding the valid warranty period(3c products: 15 days, non-3c products:10 days)

For further details, click here.

CJDropshipping

CJDropshipping, established in 2018, focuses on drop shipping business in China. They have around 200 cooperated factories which are famous for jewelry and commodity manufacturing in the world. Of course, they also provide a wide range of product categories for you to choose from.

Payment methods: Paypal; Western Union; Credit Card, etc.

Buyer protection:

For abnormal situations, like damaged orders, bad quality items, delayed orders, you can open a dispute on the platform and contact their CS staff about the solution.

For further details, click here. 

In a word, about the above new or small-scale websites, as the return policy may not be complete as the well-known websites, which are not the first choice to purchase from. Of course, after considering all aspects like price, you can try buying from the platforms. 

3. Some wholesale websites may offer dropshipping service

Normally, Chinese B2B platforms just support wholesale, but some suppliers may also provide you dropshipping service. You should negotiate with suppliers about whether they provide dropshipping when you want to dropship from the following wholesale websites.

In addition, although the supplier provides dropshipping, it is not applicable for all products of his store. Usually, only for some certain products in stock, they can accept dropshipping orders. 

Or you need to bulk wholesale at first, then they may help you dropship to your end customer. Of course, they may charge an additional fee.

Alibaba

Alibaba, established in 1999, is the largest B2B platform for global wholesale trade. When it comes to importing from China, it’s the first choice for people to source products on Alibaba.

It provides you with hundreds of millions of products in over 40 different major categories, including consumer electronics, machinery, and apparel.

Made in China

Made in China, established in 1998, is a leading comprehensive B2B e-commerce platform in China. It is China’s first B2B e-commerce platform conducting a full review of paid-up suppliers.

It provides you a wide range of products to choose from, including 27 categories and 3,600 sub-categories. Besides, the platform supports 11 languages to display.

Global Sources

Global Sources, established in 1970, is a trustworthy B2B platform that serves buyers and suppliers online and offline. It will organize annual export sourcing shows in Hong Kong in April and October with eight events annually, including the world’s largest electronics and mobile electronics shows as well as Lifestyle and Fashion shows.

The platform has a unique “Verified Supplier” system to audit registered suppliers, including assessing the production facilities, product quality, etc, which can ensure the cooperation between suppliers and buyers operating smoothly.

Jingsourcing (sourcing agent)

We, Jingsourcing, are a leading sourcing agent in China. We are located in Yiwu, one of the most popular trading cities in China.

Since 2015, we have helped many small and medium businessmen or new importers source good products at a competitive price from China. We will help you at every stage of importing from China, from finding reliable suppliers to arrange shipment.

Dropshipping service is also available. And we will charge you a certain fee, including all costs for fulfillment and packaging.

dropshipping service of jingsourcing02

For further details, click here.

Conclusion

There are various e-commerce dropshipping platforms in China. The above 14 platforms are my first recommendation to you. You can choose the best suitable one according to your needs.

If you have any questions about sourcing products from China, feel free to contact us, we will help you.

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