Q4, what a wonderful phrase! It means the last three months of the year, a long list of big events, and booming sales for a dropshipping business. Shopping sprees come with events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas, So Q4 is the biggest chance for dropshippers to make a big profit in the year.
But big changes come with big challenges. What you will face would be fickle inventory, increasing advertisement fees, expensive shipping as well as bad delivery delays and the like, because you got much more orders, so do others, this adds incredible pressure to the production, processing, and delivery lines. If you are not fully prepared for all of these challenges beforehand, you are about to lose your customers, their orders, and perhaps 80% of the annual revenue.
Ⅰ. What is pre-stock?
Pre-stock, and especially pre-stock in a local warehouse in your target market could be a great solution to avoid uncertain inventory, bad delivery time, and unhappy customers.
Thus this article will explain why pre-stock for the Q4 is necessary, and how to pre-stock to CJ overseas warehouses which charge no storage fees.
Ⅱ. What you can do better if you pre-stock for Q4
a. You don’t need to worry about the inventory.
Winning products sell much faster than you can imagine, and there is not get supply from the supplier, if you don’t pre-stock your winning products, there is a chance that you got orders, but the products are out of supply.
b. The processing time will be much shorter.
When you pre-stock in CJ warehouses, the processing time would be in 24 hours compares with 2-5 days processing time without a stock in the CJ warehouse.
c. The delivery time is in 3-7 days, which is very competitive during the high season.
d. You will win your customer’s trust and satisfaction because it will show send out from the domestic warehouse.
Ⅲ. How many warehouses CJ has over the world and where’s the location?
Two US-located warehouses and one German warehouse.
Until now, CJ has been working on expanding the warehouses both in China and overseas to help dropshippers stock and fulfill the orders. Including two US warehouses, one German warehouse, and three warehouses in China.
All of these warehouses can be used by dropshippers to stock inventory with no storage cost and fulfill orders with fast local shipping. As the US and EU markets are the main markets for dropshipping, so the US warehouses and German warehouses could be the top choices for you.
✅ Private Inventory
✅ Order Fulfillment
✅ Fast Local Shipping
CJ has two warehouses relatively in the east and west of the US. One is in New Jersey and the other is in Chino.
If you choose the US warehouse to ship your products, we usually allocate the closest one for you according to the order destination so that your customers can receive the packages as soon as possible. You only need to check out for the product costs, CJ will take care of the shipping to the warehouse and the storage.
✅ Private Inventory
✅ Order Fulfillment
✅ Fast Local Shipping
Our Germany warehouse is located in Frankfurt, but it can ship to other countries in Europe. If your customers are mainly from Europe, the warehouse will be a good choice to ship products from.
If you sell in Europe, you can prepare your private inventory and choose to stock it in our German warehouse.
Ⅳ. 4 steps to pre-stock inventory to overseas warehouses.
You only need a few clicks to get your inventory ready on CJ as this flowchart below.
Step 1. Find your product on the CJ marketplace.
You can search for the product directly on CJ, or post a free sourcing request to let CJ find the supplier for you.
For whom might first hear about “sourcing”, which is also the main function to help dropshippers to find the supplier for their winning product according to the product URL they provide. When the sourcing is finished, you will have the priority to make this product only visible to you.
Every user can enjoy the service of sourcing 5 items free every day. Sourcing services can bring you more opportunities to develop your own winning products from other competitors.
Step 2. Add the items to your purchase list and click Preorder Inventory.
After you target the product, you can go to the product page and click “Bulk Purchase”.
You will see the items you chose are on your purchase list. Now, click the “Preorder Inventory” button to check out.
Step 3. Choose the overseas warehouse to stock them.
Now, you only need to select the warehouse you are going to pre-stock in and submit your request.
Please note that the MOQ for stocking in the US warehouses should be no less than 10pcs for one variant and no less than 100pcs for the total.
And for the German warehouse, the product quantity for one SKU is no less than 100pcs.
Step 4. Deduct the inventory directly for your orders.
Well done! Now you have already finished the preparation for private inventory. CJ will help you to purchase, ship, and stock your products in the warehouse.
The next time when you have new orders in, you can deduct the item from your inventory on CJ directly. And the parcel can be delivered to your customer by fast local shipping.
Ⅴ. Seek help from online agents.
If you feel a bit lost, please remember that you can ask the agent for help anytime. Go to the chatroom and talk to the 24 hours online agent directly, they will help you with your problem and provide advice for your orders.
So much for the procedure to prepare your own inventory using CJ’s overseas warehouse. In this way, the turn-over time of your orders will be shortened greatly. This is so important to improve the shopping experience of your customers when they are ordering in your online store.
If you have any problems with your inventory, orders, or dropshipping, just contact us and get real-time support on the CJ app. If you don’t have a CJ account yet, just log in from the link in the description, there are no membership fees to use CJ, we are ready to help you anytime.