Dropshipping from Taobao isn’t straightforward like Aliexpress, in fact, it’s much more complicated internally but at WeBuyz we made it easier for you with few clicks.
The problem with Taobao marketplace that it’s built purely for Chinese consumers but that doesn’t mean we can’t use it for business as a matter of fact it’s the best fit for business for many reasons as I mentioned in my previous article.
One of the main things we take care of at WeBuyz is the shipping and handling in fact it’s the core of our services ( fulfilment part).
As you know, the shipping cost will eat 50% of your product cost and that’s a common thing that faces all e-commerce businesses.
One of the annoying thing when it comes to dropshipping from Taobao is the size of the packages and the promotional materials that come with it.
Ok, let elaborate on that.
Shipping inside China is super cheap, you can ship a big box for as low as $5 only, but that’s nearly impossible if you want to ship it internationally to the USA.
So, as a result, Taobao sellers will always send the product with unnecessary big boxes because it cost them nothing.
I will show you an example.
In this example, we removed the box and insert the product inside a small bubble bag. The product is just a hand watch but by doing this we save the merchant at least $5 on shipping cost not to mention the promotional papers that come with each product.
Some example of promotional papers:
A lot of them will insert their business card or WeChat QR code inside the parcel.
Now, of course, you can’t blame them for doing this because they are serving Chinese consumers.
Imagine if your customers saw these papers inside their parcel? they will freak out and immediately will realize that you are just a middle man but luckily our parcels dose not indicate that at all because we print local post label before shipping your parcels.
Check our article How does the parcel look like?
We have been trying for many times to tell Taobao sellers to remove those papers with no success at all.
Another example, most phone cases come with a little box like this below
We can’t send this product with this little box because first, it will add more weight, therefore, cost you more on shipping and second the box looks unprofessional.
We just insert the phone case into a small clean parcel bag like this below:
In the end, we are not just only a software, this fulfilment service required physical human involvement and we always try our best to save you on shipping cost and make your business profitable and stable.
Thanks for reading.