In this post, I will be showing you different ways to reduce the Long AliExpress shipping time and this will help you in your dropshipping business.
Every customer wants to get its product within 24hrs from check-out that why the place of fast shipping in dropshipping business or any eCommerce business is really very necessary.
Your customers want their products fast and you want the money to roll in fast too. Right?
But is a fact on AliExpress, shipping time takes too long and many drop shippers are looking for an alternative faster shipping than AliExpress?
In this article, I will be sharing with you how you can reduce the shipping time directly on AliExpress. Where you can deliver your goods to your customers with 2 – 5 shipping days, also you will learn other alternatives to AliExpress shipping.
Prior to that, let me briefly respond to the common question asked by most people just in case you have no idea about it.
How Long Does Aliexpress Take to Ship?
AliExpress shipping time mostly takes 15-45 days worldwide especially outside Asia while within Asia it takes 2-7 days to have it delivered to you.
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This made most people fearful, but in this article, we will do justice it!
Let’s get started
How To Have A Faster AliExpress Shipping Time
Below are some tricks you can use in getting fast dropship suppliers and invariably have a faster delivery of products to your customers.
1. Ship From United State On AliExpress Website
The first alternative is to tweak AliExpress itself to accelerate shipping. In addition, this is only going to work for those that are selling to the United State and some European countries.
There are many AliExpress suppliers that have their warehouse located in the USA. Therefore, using this is going to be domestic shipping and equally a faster delivery system that takes between 2 – 5.
To practice this, just go to the AliExpress search tab and enter the product you want to search. From your result page, you will see a box with a “ship from“ as an option.
Click on the “drop-down button” and choose the United State. The next page is going to bring several similar products but now the only supplier that can also ship from the US.
Once you see the one that interests you, then proceed by checking the estimated delivery time because they vary from each other.
The downside is that the supplier usually increases the cost of the product a little bit (+$2 – $5) which is actually not bad. This you can still add to the product price and still makes a profit.
Another downside to this is that there are few product choices because not all seller on AliExpress has a warehouse in the US. Therefore, the number of the product you can find is going to be a few.
Finally, as you may know, it only works in the US and some European countries. So, may not necessarily be the best option for you if you want to sell to some other countries in Asia and Africa.
In addition, with AliDropship plugin for dropshipping, you can use the product filter option to source out product in the US and have them ship to your customers.
The choice on the AliDropship plugin is unlimited, which means you can use it for other countries, check out the pics above for better understanding. You can do this by clicking on the dropdown arrow where you will find other available choices.
2. ePacket Shipping Option
ePacket is a shipping option offered by Chinese suppliers. It allows supplier in Hong Kong and China to provide an affordable and fast shipping option for light goods.
With the help of ePacket delivery, it takes about 7 – 10 days to deliver packages from China to other countries like Canada, US, Australia and some other European Countries. In case of African Countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Mali, Cameroon etc might not support ePacket delivery at the moment but merchant should expect delivery time of 21- 35 and most of the time before 30days.
ePacket delivery allows customers to track, monitor and locate their product at no additional cost on websites such as USPS and EMS.
The largest length of the package can only be 24’ [60cm]. The total height, length and thickness shouldn’t be more than 36’ [90cm]
Beside that, the package can’t exceed $400 in value and shouldn’t weigh more than 2 kg to qualify for ePacket delivery.
As of April 2020, 44 countries support ePacket deliveries which means you can dropship to the following countries using China Post’s ePack service.
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United States
- United Kingdom
If you are targeting any of the above countries using ePacket delivery getting your products to your customers staying in these counties will be faster and cheap.
This is mostly because all on average a package travelling to the USA can take 7 – 10 business days to arrive from the date of shipment.
3. Spocket MarketPlace
Spocket is totally different from AliExpress. A big market-base for drop shippers to sourcing top quality and products that are cheap.
There exist hundreds of thousands of products on Spocket at a high cheaper price available to be sold on your dropshipping store with fast delivery 3-6days.
If you are searching for the fastest option to AliExpress, you can decide to check this out. Spocket is well-known for its fastest shipping and you will also benefit from them a higher markup on the items you are dropshipping.
Also, Spocket helps you to automate your dropshipping process and helps you to reduce the workload.
Some of the benefits of using Spocket includes:
- Enjoy 3-6days faster delivery for your products
- You will have access to numerous suppliers from various countries
- Spocket help to Automate the dropshipping process for your online store
- Access to many products under different niche.
- You can easily import products to your dropshipping store.
What If None Of The above Shipping Processes didn’t Work Out?
Great, AliExpress dropshipping delivery time has over the years affected many drop shippers with regard to the delivery time and delays.
Despite that, it is worth noting that Aliexpress has improved over time and presently still improving it by partnering with major local and international logistic companies.
never mind, even with the below options you can still work thingd out.
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1. Dropshipping cheap products
A very cheap product is worth the wait. The reason is that low-cost products on Aliexpress always come with free shipping and most buyers are willing to wait for it.
You can source low-cost products on Aliexpress and be cautious not to order poor quality products.
2. Dropshipping hot in-demand products
Your buyers won’t mind the shipping time once your product is unique and scarce. for this reason, it is necessary to take some time while selecting products to dropship. Make sure the products you selected cannot be easily sourced from traditional shops.
3. No Emergence products
The general notion of dropshipping business is to create impulse-driven by emotions.
If you want to sell prime necessity products like medicines which your customers have an urgent need for, then you should provide your own means of reaching your customer need and not through a supplier.
Once your customer understands they are not ordering out of urgent need or a burning desire but due to they like your products. Then, they can wish the wait.
4. Disclaimer Notice
This is really important when it comes to Aliexpress dropshipping. Because the majority of the buyers get agitated when they notice their package are taking longer to deliver.
This is completely gonna be different when you state the delivery time which should be very visible in your store for your customer to see and for your own safety too.
On the product description, You can write -Please Note: The average delivery time is 45 days and the buyer will know what to expect from their order.
5. Customer Support
Making use of your customer feedback to your own benefit can go a very long way in your dropshipping journey.
It’s 100% possible to have an upset customer that might call and message when their items didn’t arrive on time.
But never mind, you can calmly manage it in the following ways:
- Add the delivery time once more doing the time you are sending the confirmation email to your customers. It’s good to remind them of the expected shipping time because not customers will have the interest to read this in the product bio. You can either do it manually or do it automatically with Alidropship Plugin. It will immediately notify your customers.
- Furthermore, immediately you receive your customer tracking code from your Aliexpress supplier, send the tracking number and then explain to the buyer how to use it.
- Finally, make sure the refund policy very clear. This will grow the trust of your customer. If it’s 30 – 46 days or 60 days, kindly clarify that you will make 100% refunds if any of the product is damaged or not delivered within stated time.
If this is clearly written, your customers will only get a refund if the product is damaged or didn’t get its place on the 47th or 61st day!
Ensure your business is registered in the US. This will enable you to use stripe as a payment processor on your dropshipping store.
Getting one will give you free access to sell to the US market from any country. I’ve written an article on how to register your business as a non-US- residence.
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