Five Problems e-Commerce Sellers May Encounter When Drop-shipping from Chinese Suppliers

Sourcing products from Alibaba and selling them on eBay, Amazon or other shopping websites is a proven e-commerce business model which brings considerable profits. Being e-commerce starters, a lot of online store owners choose to drop-ship from China directly. It sounds a convenient and money saving way to start an e-commerce business, but the business owner may find themselves suffering from different kinds of unanticipated problems.

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Unhappy consumers. Some consumers don’t like the ship from China products, or products with Chinese letters written on the packages/shipping labels. They presume that the products made in China or ship from China must be in poor quality, which is a sad thing to say for a Chinese. On the other hand, even for the consumers who have no bias against Chinese products, the fact that an online store uses drop-shipping may generate a low level impression and make the consumers place less trust in the store.

An e-commerce brand has to show its capabilities and expertness to the customers, no matter it’s been established for a long time or not. With limited time and labor, the e-commerce owners can outsource this part of job to ChinaDivision, if he/she decides to not let the customers know that their products are made in China, ship from China or drop-shipped. ChinaDivision can provide the professional packing and special shipping methods that will not show any sign of shipping from China.

 

Unprofessional packing. Drop-shipping the products with complicated SKU(such as clothes and accessories) can be tricky, since the suppliers in China are in responsible for picking, packing and shipping to the consumers, once they made mistakes or being unprofessional, the consumer will receive the wrong products. Some online sellers who drop-ship even give up selling these products just to prevent the possible unprofessional packing and high mistake rate.

The drop-ship suppliers in China have to deal a lot of orders every day, but their main task is still to sell their products, drop-shipping is just their supporting service. The e-commerce business owner who has concerns about the drop-ship suppliers’ expertise in packing and shipping can try to seek help from ChinaDivision, as a dedicated order fulfillment company in China, ChinaDivision can do the same job more professional.

 

No branding. Brand building is a long process, it needs persistent and detail oriented work. The online sellers may find it tricky when sourcing products from drop-ship suppliers in China. The consumers may receive products with no logo, or worse, other brand’s logo. Ask the supplier to put the products in customized packages may be easy, but there are more an e-commerce business owner can do. You can see the branding tips by reading this article Branding Tips for Sourcing from Alibaba

 

Poor products quality. Since the store owners don’t have the chance to inspect the products before shipping, the consumers may receive very cheap-looking products. Although the online store owners always order small quantity of samples before listing the products in the store, the products of different batches may have different quality or texture. It is difficult to do the quality control strictly if the seller can’t inspect the products.

If an online store owner has trouble to find a drop-ship supplier he/she can trust enough, he/she can outsource the product inspection to a third-party. ChinaDivision will receive, count and check with the orders before putting the products on shelves, and inspect the products again before shipping them out.

 

Long shipping time. Long shipping time is the problem that the online store owners complain the most, some of them even say that drop-shipping means “takes 30 days to deliver or costs £30 for quick delivery”. This situation has been improved since a lot of drop-ship suppliers on Alibaba start to support ePacket shipping. But what if your supplier only supports the slow shipping methods or you want an even faster one?

ChinaDivision can provide more flexible shipping methods than the drop-ship suppliers, let the supplier send the products to ChinaDivision warehouse in Shenzhen, China, and ChinaDivision will recommend the most suitable shipping method according to the online store owners’ needs.

The Belt and Road Initiative: The Catalyst for A New Era in E-commerce Cooperation Between China and the World

China’s first international Belt and Road Forum is held in Beijing in May 14th-15th, 2017. This summit is considered the largest and highest-level international meeting held in China. As the trading route which clearly has the potential to become the world’s largest platform for regional collaboration, the Belt and Road Initiative (with the full name of The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road) will further deepen the e-commerce cooperation between China and the world. Because of this initiative, which has been official launched in September 2013, Chinese products have been sold to 54 countries along the route through e-commerce websites, at the same time, Chinese consumers can buy products came from over 50 countries conveniently from the websites such as Tmall and Amazon China.

belt and road

The overseas sales of made in China products will continue to grow.

According to ChinaDivision’s statistics on customer products, the most popular Chinese products in overseas market are mobile phones, digital accessories, auto accessories, sports & outdoor gears, beauty & health appeals, clothing & accessories. Since these made-in-China products are very affordable and quality, and the Belt and Road Initiative played a great role in promoting, from January to April in 2017, there are 7 countries along Belt and Road reached the average year-on-year spending growth of 11 times. The rapidly growing sales attract more e-commerce sellers turned their eyes to Chinese products, sourcing products from China to sell online became a good way of earning money.

ChinaDivision has been providing dedicated order fulfillment service for global e-commerce sellers for years, the customers only need to have the made in China products shipped to ChinaDivision warehouse in Shenzhen, ChinaDivision will take care of the rest. Along with the Chinese suppliers who provide cost-effective products, ChinaDivision is dedicated to makes the global e-commerce easier and succeed together with the customers.

 

More imported products will be sold on Chinese e-commerce websites.

Recent years, the imported products on Chinese e-commerce websites such as Tmall, Taobao, Jingdong and Amazon China (Amazon’s regional website in China) are becoming more and more popular among Chinese consumers. The e-commerce websites have begun to open C2C platforms to let more foreign brands settle in. Take Amazon China as an example, since its shopping region Global Store (designed for Chinese consumers to buy foreign products) started to provide global direct mail in 2014, Chinese consumers have purchased nearly 17 million foreign merchandises. In addition to the Chinese consumers’ enthusiasm for imported products, the Belt and Road Initiative gives a major push to the supply and sales. In the first quarter of 2017, Amazon China’s Global Store sales had risen to 11 times the same period two years ago.

In this condition, ChinaDivision launched the Amazon China fulfillment service to help overseas e-commerce sellers to sell their products on Amazon China Global Store and expand business in China. With the help of the bonded warehouses in Hong Kong, the e-commerce sellers can have their products manufactured in mainland China and still enjoy a higher profit margin brought by the international brand image.

As a result of the catalysis of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the e-commerce cooperation between China and the other countries is becoming deeper, more and more Chinese products will expand to the world, at the same time, Chinese consumers will be able to purchase overseas products easier. Both of the cases are great opportunities for world-wide e-commerce runners, ChinaDivision is willing to help customers seize the opportunity to succeed together.

ChinaDivision BigCommerce Order Fulfillment App Has Been Launched

In the past few months, ChinaDivision has constantly launched order fulfillment apps/extensions for Shopify, OpenCart, WooCommerce, Magento and eBay, all of them have helped ChinaDivision customers to streamline their e-commerce business and fulfill orders from different stores automatically. We have been receiving a lot of positive feedbacks for the smoothly running order fulfillment integration, now we launch another one, ChinaDivision BigCommerce Fulfillment App.

bigcommerce app

As we know that BigCommerce is a powerful e-commerce platform which has helped a lot of global online retailers to succeed. ChinaDivision order fulfillment app is a full-function tool for e-commerce business owners to sync data between BigCommerce stores and ChinaDivision order fulfillment system.

 

Who needs this app?

 

If you own a BigCommerce store and sell products globally, you need this app.

ChinaDivision BigCommerce order fulfillment app is specially developed for global e-commerce business, instead of spending a lot of money on running multiple warehouses worldwide, the BigCommerce store owners can out-source the order fulfillment to ChinaDivision and still get a seamless e-commerce business, just think of us as your in-house fulfillment team.

 

If you source products from China, you need this app.

ChinaDivision is located in Shenzhen, China, very close to Hong Kong. Relaying on the world’s biggest e-commerce wholesale platform (Alibaba), the super-quick China domestic shipping and the superior location, ChinaDivision are capable to help the BigCommerce store owners ship the cost-effective products out within 24 hours after the orders are placed. More than that, the near-source fulfillment solution provided by ChinaDivision can help the BigCommerce store owners save a lot of logistics fees.

 

If your products have complicated SKUs, you need this app.

Selling products with complicated SKUs, such as clothing, accessories or Phone cases, has particularly high requirements for the fulfillment system. ChinaDivision BigCommerce order fulfillment app can reduce errors by making all the processes automated. Without too many manually data transfer, the tech-oriented order fulfillment ensures that the buyers will always get what they ordered.

 

If you want to fulfill orders from multiple stores, you need this app.

Using a single ChinaDivision account, the BigCommerce store owner can fulfill orders from different stores and manage the inventory centrally. All the ChinaDivision order fulfillment apps/extensions support order number prefix customization, which means the e-commerce business owner can run multiple BigCommerce, Shopify, eBay, Magento, WooCommerce stores in the same time and still fulfill the orders centrally.

 

Why use this app?

 

Relies on the powerful order fulfillment system.

Our BigCommerce order fulfillment app is not only a plug-in, but also one of the parts of ChinaDivision fulfillment system. The effective inventory management, experienced manual operation and one-stop fulfillment service can help the BigCommerce store owners to establish a good brand image and improve the customer satisfaction.

 

One-click sync data.

After installing BigCommerce order fulfillment app, the seller can transfer the new paid orders to ChinaDivision fulfillment system with the help of order sync function, they can choose to do it automatically (once the buyer place the orders, the orders will be synced to the fulfillment system) or manually sync orders by clicking Create Order button once a day. After ChinaDivision processed the orders, the tracking numbers can be synced to the BigCommerce store and sent to the buyers through e-mails as well.

 

Real-time inventory update.

Wrong inventory information can lead to high order close ratio and unhappy consumers, so it’s important to make sure that it’s updated in time. ChinaDivision will subtract or add the corresponding quantity in total inventory once the products are purchased or returned, this can really take the hassles away when there are a lot of products come and go during peak seasons.

 

How to use this app?

 

Step1. Install ChinaDivision BigCommerce Order Fulfillment App.

You can get our BigCommerce order fulfillment app here. Authorize ChinaDivision order fulfillment app to your BigCommerce account, this ensures that ChinaDivision can collect data from your BigCommerce store.

 

Step 2. Define your using preferences of the app.

You can set the order number prefix here to avoid the existence of same order numbers when you fulfill orders from multiple stores.

 

Step 3. Start to sync orders and let ChinaDivision take care of the rest.

 

We will launch order fulfillment apps or extensions for more e-commerce platforms, please stay tuned.

Five Ways to Avoid Competing on Price with Other E-commerce Retailers

Competing on price alone is one of the worst business strategies an e-commerce retailer can come up with, it damages the brand, makes everyone suffer from little profits, and guess what? The cheaper you sell your products, the lower price the consumer will look forward to, its bottomless. Here are some tips for e-bay/Amazon/Shopify or other e-commerce sellers to avoid price war.

Five Ways to Avoid Competing on Price with Other E-commerce Retailer

Find unique product source. Sign the exclusive supply contract with your supplier, cooperate with the independent brand owners, design the products by yourself… Try everything to make sure your product source is unique. If the consumer can’t find any one else sell the same products, they can’t compare prices. This is the most basic method to avoid competing on price.

 

Differentiate your products with powerful brand strategy. If you sell hot-sale products, there are still ways to differentiate your products. The best way is to pay more attention to marketing and branding. For the global e-commerce sellers, it may be tricky to transfer the brand strategies to reality, since both the suppliers and consumers are far away. ChinaDivision brand upgrading service is here to help. Print logos on the boxes, use customize packages, put catalogs in the packages, mark the brand name on the shipping labels… What you need is what we will provide. ChinaDivision also provides gift fulfillment service to help the business owners to send holiday gifts to the customers and VIPs.

 

Choose the dedicated fulfillment solution. If you want to differentiate your products, which is the key to avoid competing on price, DO NOT DROPSHIP. Dropshipping may be the easiest way to get into e-commerce business, that means almost anyone can do it. I guess none of the dedicated e-commerce sellers want to be equaled to the amateurs and copycats just because they also use dropship. The experienced order fulfillment company like ChinaDivision provides dedicated fulfillment service with more advanced service items compare to dropshipping. Thanks to the multiple years of experiences in manual operation optimization, inventory management and global shipping, ChinaDivision can provide the effective and tech-oriented fulfillment service including easy to use user center, multi-platform fulfillment integration and flexible shipping solutions.

 

Pay attention to your service ranking and other metrics on the e-commerce platform. The e-commerce websites like eBay and Amazon use rating system to regulate the sellers, the seller who gets more positive item reviews, less closed orders and lower refund rate will get the better rating. A better seller rating will make your listings rank higher in the website and the consumer will find your products first instead of your competitors’. More than that, people are prefer to buy from a good-rating seller even though the products are more expensive.

 

Provide more than products. Why people still go to the Apple Store when they can buy an iPhone online conveniently? Because the Store provides extra services and better shopping experiences. An online store may have a lack in shopping experience compare to those fancy shopping malls, but there is still room for improvement. Beautiful web design, thoughtful customer service, shorter shipping period, door-to-door delivery… provide as many supporting services as you can instead of just selling the product itself. What you give out today can pay a certain return soon.

How to Sell Alibaba Products on eBay ?

Opening an eBay store is a good way to make money online, no matter as a full-time job or part-time job. As e-commerce starters, lots of people choose to source products from China, since there are so many good looking and cost-effective products on Alibaba. But how to import products from China and sell on eBay? Here is the step-by-step guide.

How to Sell Alibaba Products on eBay

How to choose the suppliers from Alibaba ?

Step 1. Do the research to find out what to sell on eBay.

When I say do the research, I mean do A LOT of research. It may be a frustrating and confusing process for a starter, but it’s very essential. Search on both Alibaba and eBay, find the best selling products, google them, ask your friends, do your own brainstorm…All beginning are hard, once you make the decision about what to import and sell, you can move to the next step.

 

Step 2. Search the suppliers on Alibaba and filter them.

Enter Alibaba.com and start to search the suppliers of the particular products, mark the products you like and list their suppliers. Then you can start to filter these suppliers to cross out some of them. The filtering criteria can include: Gold supplier or not, Support trade assurance or not and how long have the supplier been in the business. Contact the suppliers one by one, you will feel more confident about your eBay business when the detailed cooperation terms are negotiated.

 

Step 3. Place test orders.

Don’t order the products in bulk just because the supplier says they don’t accept small quantity orders, always place test orders and decide to order more or not after you actually touch the samples and sell the particular products in the short run. Placing test orders is a way to test the product quality, consumer feed back and your shipping solution.

 

How to brand the eBay store?

About this questions, please refer to this article Branding Tips for Sourcing from Alibaba

 

To drop-ship or not?

A lot of eBay beginners choose to drop-ship their made-in-China products, there are both pros and cons.

Pros: Save the budget, easy to start.

Cons: Compare to the dedicated fulfillment service provided by companies like ChinaDivision, drop-shipping is a very basic logistics solution, the eBay sellers can neither choose shipping methods freely nor get value-added services(which are very essential for brand establishment) such as customize packages, relabeling, kitting&assembly, etc. More than that, if the eBay sellers owns multiple suppliers, the inventory management will be a headache.

 

If you refuse to let your suppliers control all the shipment and customer satisfaction, partner with ChinaDivision, an experienced order fulfillment provider which has been doing order fulfillment and global shipping for years. Let all of your suppliers send products to ChinaDivison warehouse in Shenzhen, we will handle them centrally. As a tech-oriented company, ChinaDivision will record every shipped-in and shipped-out and update the data (including tracking numbers) on the easy-to-use user center.

 

How to automate the fulfillment ?

Install ChinaDivision eBay fulfillment software.

After deciding on every sourcing and order fulfillment details, it’s time to make the business run itself. Install ChinaDivision eBay fulfillment plug-in, the new paid eBay orders will be automatically synced to ChinaDivision fulfillment system, and we will take care of the rest. Just focus on your core business and try to make more sales.

Branding Tips for Sourcing from Alibaba

Brand upgrading service is a series of services provided by order fulfillment companies, its goal is to help the e-commerce sellers to brand. Branding is the way to make people recognize the products at a glance and distinguish them from other similar products, which is particularly significant for online business, it increases people’s trust in the store and makes them be willing to pay more for the products. But branding may be tricky for the sellers whose product source is Alibaba — There are so many cost-effective products on Alibaba, how to brand them ? The Alibaba sellers can sell the same products to your competitors, how to differentiate your own products? Here are some branding tips.

 

Branding Tips for Sourcing from Alibaba

 

Tip 1. Communicate with the suppliers to let them sell you no-logo products.

A good communication can help the seller come up with better brand strategy with lower budget. A lot of the suppliers on Alibaba are OEM(original equipment manufacturer), they are willing to sell the products themselves, no logo, no label, no brand. ChinaDivision can help the e-commerce sellers to communicate with the suppliers in Mandarin, get to know the services they can provide and get a good deal.

 

Tip 2. Print your logo on customized product packaging.

We all know how important product packaging is, it is the first thing a buyer lays his/her eyes on. Well-designed packaging impresses the consumers and brings a unique brand image. Establishing a unique brand image is a good brand strategy for new founded e-commerce stores, because people will buy the products just to show their differences. In fact, customizing product packaging can be easy, no need to personally seek and contact the package suppliers, sellers can just focus on having the logo and packages well-designed, ChinaDivision can take care of the rest.

 

Tip 3. Relabel the products.

For some kinds of products, relabeling is very easy, so the seller can have them done in the fulfillment center. Thanks to the optimized operations, ChinaDivision relabel service is very efficient and affordable.

 

Tip 4. Use ChinaDivision value-added services.

For the e-commerce sellers who come up with comprehensive brand strategies, ChinaDivision value-added service is a good choice. Just as its name implies, ChinaDivision value-added service can add the brand value to the products, it is a series of services including:

 

– Customized packaging. Don’t only print logos, design a complete appearance for your products, ChinaDivision will make it real.

Kitting & Assemble. Catalogs, leaflets, product samples, gifts, thank you cards, ChinaDivision helps you send gift packs to the buyers.

– Mark the company/brand name on the shipping labels. ChinaDivision is invisible for the consumers, the shipping label says the shipper is your company.

– Other required operations to suit the branding needs.

 

A good brand strategy protects you from suffering from price war with competitors. If you source products from Alibaba, it is a good idea to use ChinaDivision brand upgrading service, since the products are far away in China and you need to brand them and impress the consumers.

How to Sell on Amazon China

Amazon.cn is Amazon’s regional website in China. Because of two reasons, selling on Amazon China is a good idea for the e-commerce sellers who want to expand their business to China (especially mainland China). Reason one, big e-commerce websites like Amazon have accumulated a certain brand approval and a large user group, selling on it can help the e-commerce runner get more traffic with less marketing budget. Reason two, Amazon China is targeted at China mainland market, which is very huge. In the year 2016, China has become the world’s largest online retail market, and it’s still growing, there is a research shows Chinese online retail market will grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020.

 

To sell on Amazon China, there are 5 things to consider.

 

Product source. As I said in How to Choose Product Source from Alibaba and Taobao?, there are a lot of cost-effective products in Alibaba. Sourcing products from China and sell them on Amazon.cn can save a lot of logistics fees.

 

Use FBA or not. FBA(Fulfill by Amazon) is the fulfillment service provided by Amazon company. There are some preferential policies for the FBA users who sell on Amazon, but there are restrictions as well. According to the restriction, the products should be “ready to be fulfilled” before they are sent to FBA, or Amazon will charge handling fees which are calculated by units. It’s better to consider your labor, time and financial budget before making this decision.

 

Warehouse location. If you decide to not use FBA or you need FBA prep service (ChinaDivision provides FBA prep services including goods receiving, inspection, repacking, labeling,etc), you had better to choose a warehouse in the right location. On the precondition of saving the logistics fee, there are two options for the Amazon China sellers: mainland China warehouses and Hong Kong bonded warehouses. ChinaDivision Amazon China fulfillment service is based in both of the locations, it helps the sellers to deal with the consumer exchange & refund in the mainland warehouse and send packages from Hong Kong warehouses, which achieves the lower taxes and better shopping experiences in the same time. You can see the advantages of using HK bonded warehouses intuitively in this image.

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Shipping solutions. After considering the warehouse location, the Amazon sellers have to choose shipping solutions. ChinaDivision Amazon China fulfillment service includes recommending suitable shipping solutions for the sellers.

 

Brand strategy. ChinaDivision provides a series of brand upgrading services, such as labeling the brand name on the packages, printing logos on the boxes, putting inserts, etc. It’s up to the seller’s choice.

 

3 steps to sell on Amazon China.

 

Register an Amazon China seller account. One Amazon account can not be used on different regional websites, the seller can not use the Amazon.com account to sell products on Amazon.cn, so you have to register an Amazon China seller account first.

 

Choose an Amazon China fulfillment partner. ChinaDivision is a full-service Amazon China fulfillment service provider, which can provide all the services, tech support and expertise for the seller who want to sell to China.

 

Start to make sales. With the help of ChinaDivision Amazon China fulfillment service, the sellers can only focus on the core business and make more sales.

Oberlo vs ChinaDivision Fulfillment Integration

Oberlo is a well-received Shopify app, just like ChinaDivision fulfillment app, it is free and helps you ship products directly to the buyers from China, meanwhile they both have their own advantages.

 

 oberlo vs chinadivision

 

Oberlo

Integrates with sourcing. After installing Oberlo, as soon as the Shopify sellers find something they like on AliExpress, they can one-click sync the items to Shopify, and push them to the store after a few steps of setting. But this is only available for Shopify store and AliExpress, if you want to source from other Chinese websites, such as JD.com or taobao.com, and integrate the items to your store, then Oberlo can’t help you.

 

Drop-ship, no inventory budget. Drop-shipping is a beginner friendly fulfillment solution, the AliExpress sellers can drop-ship their products directly to the consumers, which not only saves hassles but also cuts the inventory budget. But this requires the expertise of the drop-shippers, because the e-commerce sellers don’t have the opportunity to inspect the products. It may be frustrated to not have the control over the matter which impose direct influence on the customer satisfaction.

 

ChinaDivision Fulfillment Integration

More advanced fulfillment services. Despite ChinaDivision also sends products directly to the end-consumers, just like the drop-shippers do, ChinaDivision fulfillment app is very different from Oberlo. Because unlike Oberlo, the single Shopify app relaying on the vendors on AliExpress, ChinaDivision fulfillment integration is based on a dedicated order fulfillment company in China. ChinaDivision provides more advanced fulfillment services than the drop-shippers, when the drop-shippers pay more attention to the products itself, ChinaDivision focuses on services. The brand upgrading and other value-added services provided by ChinaDivision can bring the impressed visual identity and better customer satisfaction, which will distinguish your brand from your competitors.

 

Integrates with multiple e-commerce platforms

ChinaDivision fulfillment integration includes a series of fulfillment plug-ins for multiple widely used e-commerce platforms, not only the Shopify app, but also the Magento fulfillment extension, OpenCart fulfillment extension, WooCommerce fulfillment plug-in and many more. Even if the e-commerce seller change the platform of the store, or have multiple stores on different platforms, he/she can use the single ChinaDivision account to fulfill the orders synchronized from different stores.

 

Integrates with multiple Shopify stores. There is a note in Oberlo help center says: Once you connect Oberlo to a Shopify Store, you won’t be able to switch to another one. It means that only one Oberlo account is available per Shopify Store. ChinaDivision Shopify fulfillment app can integrate with multiple Shopify store, as long as each order owns exclusive order number (to achieve this, the e-commerce sellers can modify the prefix of order numbers with ChinaDivision Shopify fulfillment app), orders from different stores can be fulfilled with one ChinaDivision account and the inventory will be managed centrally.

 

No vendor limit. ChinaDivision fulfillment integration doesn’t have limit to vendors, they don’t have to be AliExpress sellers. As long as they send goods to ChinaDivision’s warehouse in Shenzhen, ChinaDivision can receive & inspect the goods and start to fulfill orders once the fulfillment integration syncs orders from the store.

 

In conclusion, Oberlo and ChinaDivision fulfillment integration are both good choices for the e-commerce sellers who sell made-in-China products and want a automated, seamless fulfillment service. The difference between these two is, Oberlo more focuses on simplifying the sourcing while ChinaDivision fulfillment integration pay more attention to providing better fulfillment services.

Improve Your Business By Using ChinaDivision Amazon China Fulfillment Service

Amazon China (domain name Amazon.cn) is the regional website of Amazon.com based in Beijing, China. Amazon China has a shopping region called Global Store (海外购), which is specifically designed for Chinese consumers to buy global products. Because of the brand influence of Amazon, Amazon Global Store has become one of the most trustworthy places for Chinese people to buy items from abroad.

 

Amazon China fulfillment

 

ChinaDivision Amazon China fulfillment center can improve your business in the following ways:

Amazon China is targeted at Chinese consumers — Give your business a larger market.

Different from Amazon.com, Amazon China is more friendly to native Chinese consumers. The website is in Chinese, all the prices are in RMB. In this case, Chinese consumers are more inclined to buy foreign products from Amazon China, although the same products on Amazon America usually have more attractive prices and more promotional activities. Selling your products on Amazon China can help you expand your business to China, the world’s biggest e-commerce market, and make more sales.

 

The products can be manufactured in mainland China — Lower the budget.

A lot of international brands own their OEM (original equipment manufacturer ) in mainland China. The advantages of having your products manufactured in China are obvious, quality service, lower price, hassle-free logistics, etc. With the help of Chinese OEM and ChinaDivision Amazon China Fulfillment service, the e-commerce sellers can run a business with millions of orders with very low budget, makes it possible to invest more money in brand building and promotion.

 

ChinaDivision can provide a series of value-added services — Create brand awareness in China.

Because of the historical, political and other reasons, e-commerce market in China are very different from the Western. In order to establish brand awareness within millions of Chinese consumers, the e-commerce sellers had better to come up with more strategies to adapt to the whole new market. As the supplement of manufacturer’s service, ChinaDivision can provide more experienced value-added services such as kitting, assembly, putting insert, labeling, customize packaging, etc. The advantages of these services are particularly prominent when the brand owns multiple manufacturers and the products have to be handled centrally.

 

Orders are fulfilled in HK warehouses — Efficient & Hassle free.

After the goods are done processing in the manufacturer’s factory or ChinaDivision warehouse, they will be shipped to the warehouse in Hong Kong. ChinaDivision has developed a deep cooperation with HK Yunda Express, SF Express and EMS, each of them owns multiple bonded warehouses in Hong Kong. Once the buyer purchased some of your products on Amazon China, the warehouse will start to fulfill the orders instantly, and Amazon China will treat your products as “Send from bonded warehouse of HK”.

 

The packages are shipped from HK — Better customer satisfaction.

None of the Chinese consumers will be happy to see the just purchased foreign products are shipped from mainland China, so it’s better to storage the products in HK, this not only saves the logistics fee, but also do no harm to your international brand image.

 

If you are interested in ChinaDivision Amazon China fulfillment service, please send us a fulfillment quote.

Third-party Fulfillment: Fulfillrite vs efulfillmentservice(EFS) vs ChinaDivision

US based fulfillment company: fulfillrite and efulfillmentservice(EFS)

Fulfillrite and efulfillmentservice(EFS) are both US based fulfillment company, here is the comparison.

Fulfillrite and efulfillmentservice comparison

As third-party fulfillment companies in the USA, Fulfillrite and EFS both have their own advantages and featured services. For the e-commerce sellers whose market are mainly in North &South America, who want the buyers to receive goods faster, they are good options.

But for the sellers who import products from China, things may be a little tricky. What if the Chinese suppliers send the wrong goods to fulfillment center? The exchange will be a long journey.

 

Local China fulfillment company: ChinaDivision

 

Compare to US based fulfillment company, ChinaDivision has the following advantages:

 

Low out-factory logistics fee. ChinaDivision warehouse locates in Shenzhen, Guangdong, the area gathered many manufacturers. Shipping from the manufacturer’s factory to the warehouse is fast and cheap, since it’s domestic shipping, the goods will arrive ChinaDivision warehouse within 1-2 days. Near-source is the superiority which ChinaDivision beats the US based fulfillment centers, it can save logistic fee by reducing the international transit times.

 

Better supplier communication. For local China fulfillment company, communicating with the Chinese suppliers is never a problem. Especially when some problems (such as packing errors, the packaging doesn’t meet the requirement or customer refund ) occur, the smooth communication takes the mess away and brings better customer satisfaction. Once the goods arrived at ChinaDivision warehouse, we will inspect them as your requirements, any mistakes can be corrected within a week.

 

Rich supplier resources in China. Relay on the developed manufacturing industry of China, the clustering of e-commerce businesses has made a complete supply chain. The supplier resource is particularly rich in Guangdong province. The e-commerce sellers can easily get quality package making, insert printing and low-price gifts suppliers, more than that, their products can all successfully arrive in ChinaDivision warehouse in 2 days.

 

Cost-effective warehousing service. Another advantage of local China fulfillment company is the lower cost. ChinaDivision provides 90 days free warehouse service, which will cut the warehousing budget. Not only that, ChinaDivision also owns the back up warehouse with large space, allows the e-commerce sellers to keep a big amount of goods in stock and enjoy cost-effective warehousing service at the same time.