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Why And How to Open A POD Dropshipping Store?

When you start a dropshipping business, you may be confused about which products to dropship, POD products or normal ones? It seems that there are millions of normal products and it may be easier to dropship. However, it is also difficult to find a niche among a large number of normal products. In fact, dropshipping POD products is also a good idea. So why to choose POD products over normal ones? And how to open a POD dropshipping store? The following will introduce.

The Pros Of POD

  • You are possible to gain a large profit because POD products are equal to a large profit margin. It is common sense that all personalized products are expensive. Therefore, if you can find the right supplier for your products and reduce the product costs, and selling them just at a normal market price is already profitable enough.
  • You can get rid of the customers’ complaints regarding long shipping times. Customers all know that these products are not ready-made things and it takes time to produce them. Sure they would understand the situation and be more patient.
  • You don’t need to print anything in bulk. The printer will only print the product once it’s ordered. And you don’t need to buy printers yourself. Your POD partner takes care of all the technical parts of the printing process.
  • You can gain a foothold in the market competition by selling unique products. There would be so many same products on the market if you sell normal products. However, every product you sell will be unique if you sell POD products and put your creative designs or logos on them. Unique products can improve your market competitiveness.
  • And you can experiment with designs and different products easily. And you can come up with something more unusual designs for types of products and see if your customers like the products and designs.
  • It’s easy to customize your designs. And customized products are quite popular among consumers for they also like being unique. You can also provide your customers with opportunities to design by themselves and offer more customization options for your customers. And they would put names or photos on the customized products because these things usually record something and can bring back lots of good memories after years.

How To Open A POD Dropshipping Store

You can refer to the article How To Start A Dropshipping Business. It covers Select a Niche, Build a Brand, Find Reliable Suppliers, Logistics, Build your website, and Traffic and Advertising. And the general process is also the same to open a POD dropshipping store.

Here I would like to emphasize the importance of suppliers. A good supplier decides the other half’s success. What is a good dropshipping supplier? Three conditions are required: good quality control, reasonable product price, worldwide shipping methods.

Many dropshippers have known and cooperated with CJDroppshipping which has a good reputation. And CJ Print On Demand is also a part of it. If you are interested in a dropshipping print on demand products, don’t hesitate to contact us. And you can open a POD dropshipping store on Shopify, Woocommerce, etc which can connect with CJ Print On Demand.

In specific, there are six features on CJ POD:

  • Print on Demand source from China. 

China has a lot of concentration of print on demand products with low price and high quality. Then you can have your price advantage and satisfy your customers’ demand for quality and personalized. And with the rapid development of China, the shipping from China to worldwide is becoming more and more convenient.

Not only about the T-shirts, Shoes, Bags, Phone Cases, Mugs, Pillows, but also about products on Jewelry, Etsy, Taobao3D printer finishing. What’s more, there are also printable products that are suitable for all kinds of holidays, such as Valentine’s Day.

  • Fastest shipping time by CJ fulfillment.

With the basics of dropshipping general products for more than five years, CJ fulfillment now is really mature. And there are warehouses in the US, Thailand, and China to provide better shipping services.

  • Design it by your buyers and by yourself will be available.

This allows you and your customers to add special designs to our products in the ‘Print on Demand’area. If you have great design ideas, you can design undoubtedly. And you can also provide opportunities for your customers to show their creativity and individuality.

  • Quality checking before shipping them out. 

Quality inspection is a mandatory part of the process when importing products from China, regardless of the order volume. We will definitely check the quality to guarantee the quality. And our quality inspection is systematized.

  • All features will work on our APP automatically.

In addition to the computer side, there is also the mobile side of our CJDropshipping which covers Print on Demand features.

Thus you can provide private custom design to CJ to build your own brand and satisfy your customers. And we print logos, photos or others as you demand. It mainly has two purposes of custom design, one is to build the brand for shop owners and the other is to satisfy shop customers. Anyway, it will be fulfilled by CJDropshipping.

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Oberlo Is Shutting Down – What Are the Best Alternatives to Oberlo?
CJ Dropshipping
May 17, 2022
Oberlo Is Shutting Down – What Are the Best Alternatives to Oberlo?
What should dropshippers do?
What are the best Oberlo alternatives?
1. DSers
2. CJ Dropshipping
3. NicheDropshipping
4. Spocket
5. Printify
Today we got breaking news for dropshippers. Oberlo, one of the most well-known apps on Shopify will officially close its entry on June 15th, 2022.

Oberlo has been a successful dropshipping app. It provides a convenient method for store owners to fulfill orders with AliExpress.

Among all the various dropshipping apps on the market, Orberlo has got a great reputation in the community. It has helped countless people become successful entrepreneurs.

However, the sites will officially shut down on June 15th. For the people who are currently on a paid Oberlo subscription plan, they can cancel it now and get a refund.

What should dropshippers do?
There are many possibilities for Oberlo to make such a decision. And shutting down the Oberlo app doesn’t mean the Oberlo company is going to shut down.

We will talk about this topic in our latest articles and share some insights about the dropshipping industry in the short future.

For now, Oberlo will shut down soon. If you are one of the entrepreneurs who have been using Oberlo, you need to think about what to do next and find a solution for the incoming event as soon as possible.

In this article, we will present some best dropshipping sites as alternatives for Oberlo. If you wish to take this challenge as an opportunity with a new service provider, this is the chance.

If you are not using Oberlo, the event may also lead you to some deep thoughts about the industry. In case your current supplier or service provider got the same situation in the future, preparing in advance is always a good choice.

What are the best Oberlo alternatives?
1. DSers
On the official Oberlo FAQ page, Oberlo has suggested the users migrate to a trusted Shopify partner, DSers.

DSers is a dropshipping app that provides multistore management. You can use it to manage most dropshipping platforms such as Shopify, Wix, and Woocommerce.

Just like Oberlo, DSers allows you to sync orders from your store to AliExpress and then fulfill the orders in a more convenient way.

Also, you can use DSers to source the products on AliExpress. Instead of sourcing products on your own, using DSers will save you a lot of time to locate the specific product you want among the massive category.

In addition, DSers is also available for data transferring from Oberlo. If you wish to migrate your Oberlo account data to DSers, you can do it directly on the Oberlo admin home page.

What makes DSers unique?
Good Chrome extension
Multiple store order manage
Optimizing sourcing time
Allow data migration from Oberlo
Good chrome extension
Still, DSers is not the best choice if you wish to save your budget and justify the cost. This is because if you want to fully use the functions of DSers to manage more than 3 stores, you will need to subscribe to the paid plan first.

2. CJ Dropshipping
CJ Dropshipping is a one-stop dropshipping platform that provides a complete Dropshipping service.

The service of CJ dropshipping covers sourcing, shipping, order management and even filming ad videos.

CJ Dropshipping has both features of Oberlo and AliExpress, you can find products that come from various international suppliers at cheap prices on the site. By using this sourcing feature, you can easily find better suppliers different from AliExpress.

If you need some information about the recent trendy products or best-selling products, you can also explore the trendy products recommendation columns on the CJ Dropshipping site. Every season there will be brand new innovative products for you to choose from.

Besides, the overall shipping time of CJ Dropshipping is faster than AliExpress suppliers. This is because many suppliers on CJ Dropshipping got their own international warehouses.

Also, if your business volume is big, you can actually have your own private inventory in CJ warehouses. Then your orders can be shipped out within 1 to 2 days.

If you are not only looking for a store integration service provider but also suppliers with better prices, CJ Dropshipping will be a good choice for you. Unlike other paid-to-use platforms, most functions on CJ Dropshipping are completely free to use.

What makes CJ Dropshipping unique?
Free sourcing for better suppliers
Trendy products recommendation
Faster shipping time than AliExpress
International warehouses
Bulk order management
Various extended services (POD, Photography)
3. NicheDropshipping
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When you want to search for any products with better quality or price, you can directly consult the agents of NicheDropshipping to find the product you want.

If some products got higher prices than you expected, you can also negotiate with the agents. Agents of Niche dropship are also professional in getting the best quotation from the suppliers.

Besides, Niche Dropshipping got international warehouses in both China and the USA. So if your market is in the US and you wish to optimize the processing time of the products, you can also choose to bulk purchase the products to stock in their USA warehouse. Once products are stocked in the USA, shipping and processing time can be amazingly fast.

In addition, the photography service is available if you wish to see the actual quality of the products. You can also request photos or videos for advertisement usage. But keep in mind this service is paid, the cost will depend on your request content.

What makes NicheDropshipping unique?
Free product sourcing quote
China & USA warehouses
Automated dropshipping service
Photography service
4. Spocket
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Most of the suppliers on Spocket are from the USA & the EU. This special feature makes it an excellent tool to search for products within the US and the EU.

The best thing about domestic suppliers is the shipping time. If you buy products from domestic suppliers, shipping will only need takes 2-5 days to deliver. This is why international warehouses are also recommended by other dropshipping platforms

Still, the limitation of domestic suppliers is the product variety. If your wish to expand your business, you will need to explore more international supplier platforms.

If your target market is in the US or in the EU, Spocket is a great choice for you to find the supplier you prefer to work with.

What makes Spocket unique?
Available US & EU suppliers
High-quality products with samples
Winning products recommendation
Support multiple platforms (Shopify, Woocommerce, Wix)
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If you are looking for customizable products or wish to brand your products with store logos, you check out Printify to make your own products.

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