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Use AliHunter to identify the correct Supplier

A successful dropshipping business will have suppliers who can supply high-quality products at affordable prices.

Finding a dropshipping provider might be difficult due to the huge amount of options available. Choosing the wrong supplier might result in unanticipated delays, customer complaints about substandard items, profit loss, or investing in a firm that seems failed from the start.

This article will go down a few points to notice when selecting suppliers to start your dropshipping business:

1. High product quality:

Because you're starting a product-based company, it's obvious that your focus should be on the products. Your primary priority should be finding a supplier who offers high-quality products and has a proven record of doing so. High-quality products lead to consumer happiness. Click on ‘Supplier’ tab to take a look at the number of ‘Positive Feedback’ and ‘Seller rating’.

Tips: You should purchase from Suppliers that have 95%+ Positive Feedback.

2. Good shipping fee and speed:

We also provide a list of the suppliers who sell the same product under the Store Selling tab so you may compare. You may have to pay a bit more than you would with other providers, the long-term benefits of working with a high-quality provider are more than compensate. By having items in stock and shipping them, it's no surprise that most supplier charge a shipping cost. Choose a provider who charges reasonably and agree on a pricing that will allow you to earn a reasonable profit. To save you time comparing shipping prices, please click on Store Selling tab with the suppliers that sell the product:

This should be considered as one of the most crucial factors since if your products aren't delivered on time, it will be tough for your company to establish a good impression. While it's difficult to guarantee that type of delivery speed to your customers all of the time, but it’s important to work with a supplier who can deliver products quicker, or at least as quickly as your competition.

3. Return policies

When a customer returns a product, it will need to be returned to your suppliers. Not every supplier allows you to step in and get involved in a return. Make sure your supplier’s return policies are suited to your business model.

4. Order Samples

If you have the financial ability, you can place 3 to 5 orders with different suppliers to compare their delivery time, product quality, and shipping packaging. After every evaluation, the test order can be the last point of your supplier evaluation. Once your suppliers pass this and meet your requirement, you can use them.

Tips: If your competitor has a different supplier from yours, place an order on their store to get an idea of the level of service they offer.

If you have any further questions, we are always ready to help via the in-app chat or email at

Updated on: 08/02/2023

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