1688 Taobao Sourcing

Based on Elksourcing dropshipping experience in the past years, now we focus on more to help dropshipping provide personalized dropshipping service, faster processing and delivery time and solve aftersale issues for better user experience, in this case we can bind our business to grow together for a long time partnership.

The order fulfillment procedure dropshipping from 1688 Taobao is a little complicated and can be divided into 16 steps which include store integration, update orders, sourcing purchasing, Arrive Elksourcing warehouse, QC, repacking, custom label packaging, barcode, update inventory& warehousing, filter complete orders, print shipping label, update tracking to store, pick up from warehouse, confirm orders, pack, shipping from China, update bill and aftersale.

Currently ePacket shipping delivery time slightly faster than 2020 pandemic period, but the shipping rates increased a lot in 2021, the delivery time still take 15 to 40 days shipping from China to EU and USA. Compared to 4PX Elkexpress Yunexpress it isnt that stable while the shipping cost isnt competitive.

However, ePacket doesnt calculate volume if the products volume doesnt exceed its volume restriction, and the failed delivery will be returned to our warehouse for free. You can compare small package line and ePacket to select the right one dropship from China.

There are mainly 3 jobs included in QC. The first one is that Elksourcing warehouse will check the flaws and brokens of the products received one by one and pick out the color difference, size difference, flaws, stains as well as broken products for return and exchange; The second one is to remove the supplier packaging, tag, label according to dropshipper requirements; the third one is repack.

Does Elksourcing QC 100% pick out the flaw products? It is very hard especially the clothing has lots of aspects and standards, we can only help you reduce the aftersale rates caused by product flaws but we cannot 100% remove them. But if dropshipper provide us a standard clothing QC standard we can help you maximum pick up the flaw goods.

In addition, QC doesnt mean functional test, it is just a visual check. If you dropship electronics from China, then you may need functional test, for example, test the air pod sounds etc.

Based on Elksourcing dropshipping experience in the past years, now we focus on more to help dropshipping provide personalized dropshipping service, faster processing and delivery time and solve aftersale issues for better user experience, in this case we can bind our business to grow together for a long time partnership.

Compared to other Chinese dropshipping agent service, Elksourcing personalized dropshipping service range from sourcing to aftersale to make dropshipper focus on store marketing and more important works. We continually update our warehouse hardware, software and trainning staff for faster order processing at most 1 to 2 days(except holidays). Meanwhile, we have professional aftersale team to follow all the abnormal package delivery, more guarantees to protect dropshipper and their clients.

Compared to other dropshipping agent, our labor cost and fulfillment cost is higher, thus we have 100 orders per month moq and our service fee might not be the cheapest as we try our best to help clients save cost and create value for their business.

Elksourcing mainly control product quality in 2 steps, the first step is our sourcing team only buy reliable supplier products with best sales based on their experience and Alibaba platform rules, the second step is to check product quality before repack and ship from China. In this two steps we can guarantee the products shipped from China without flaws or broken.

However, since we cannot control the international shipping part, the products especially fragile goods damaged during shipping we can only help you strengthen package to reduce the damage rates. In addition, if you need high quality products which also means the product price isnt the cheaper the better, that means you cannot order products only based on price.

Elksouricng do not require our clients to review or recommand our dropshipping service on their social networks, we purely provide comprehensive service include sourcing, purchasing, QC, repacking, private label and customize packaging, warehousing inventory, pick pack, shipping and tracking as well as aftersale to satisfy our clients dropshipping requirements at affordable cost and help them grow their business.

Thus we have no dropshipping service reviews available but hussle free dropshipping solutions for Amazon, Shopify and eBay eCommerce sellers.

Elksourcing do not suggest trending products or best seller products based on our existing clients as that’s confidential for our clients, furthermore, the trending products have good sales in other stores not necessarily have good sales in your store. Thus product selection is the basical works you should study online and test yourself.

However, if you want to sell niche products or general products in your store, we can help you source or suggest some quality dropshipping suppliers based on our experience.

Elksourcing offers QC service to ensure the products shipping from China in good condition. However, QC service doesnt equal test service, you can check the Elksourcing QC service in details.

The QC service fee included in the service fee per order, you do not have to pay individually.

You can visit the link here: https://www.elksourcing.com/shipping-calculator/ to estimate the shipping cost of the package. The price is updated once a week, but most shipping methods are updated once a day, so the estimated shipping cost can only be used as a reference, but it is not much different from the actual shipping cost.

Yes of course, there are 2 ways for you to check the inventory in Elksourcing warehouse once we start to help you dropshipping from China. The first way is to export your inventory regularly per week via xls file, another way is to apply one ERP account for you to check inventory in our system.

Elksourcing will stock your goods for free as long as you have stable sales ship from China and we will continually expand our warehouse storage volume based on your requirements.

No, you do not have to buy stock in adavance when you dropship from China at the beginning. When you have more stable sales, you can think about wholesale best seller products to increase profits margin and reduce delivery time.

Elksourcing could integrate with the most popular dropshipping platforms, in addition to Shopify, we also supports Amazon, eBay, Shopee, Lazada, Tophatter, Wish, Woocommerce and Mengato etc.

Each package Elksourcing fulfilled we will upload the tracking number to your store automatically, it can be tracked via its official website or tracking websites like 17track etc.

Frankly speaking there’s no cheapest yet fast way for shipping as they are conflict. The shipping rates mainly depends on the product name, weight, volume, shipping country and delivery time, the more faster the more higher shipping rates, each virant is different there has a different way for shipping.

Thus for small package(under 2kg) dropshipping Elksourcing mainly ship via Elkexpress、4PX、Yunexpress as they usually deliver from China to EU and USA in 4 to 12 days, stable and cost effective, you can inquire Elksourcing shipping rates.

Elksourcing could ship from China to worldwide countries if the shipping cost allowed. Due to the eCommerce scale and shipping cost issue, currently we mainly ship from China to Elkexpress、4PX deliver countries, which mainly include UK, EU, North America, Middle East, Southeast Asia countries, you can take a look at the shipping countries via different ways listed on Elksourcing Shipping channel.

You can check Elksourcing Private label and branding service, we will need you have at least 500 orders per month to start private label and brand packaging.

When you planning private label dropshipping, you will need to provide the label and packaging design, material, size for us to quote from the printing factory.

No matter you want private label, tag, sticker, box, card, letter, envolope, bag or other packagings, They all have 1000 to 5000 pcs MOQ, and the factory charges high prototype fee for sample. Thus we suggest you start private label dropshipping with at least 500 orders per month.

Currently Elksourcing mainly accept Wechat, azimo, remitly, Alipay, bank transfer (USD & EUR & global currency), Westunion and Moneygram.

Elksourcing could help you maximumly reduce the dropshipping delivery time from 1688 Taobao, however, if you want to reduce dropshipping time to 5 to 8 days you may need to optimize your dropshipping mode as you may need to wholesale goods from 1688 Taobao and store in Elksourcing warehouse, in this case we can save delivery time and processing time to help you ship orders from China.

If you only have very few items in your store with stable sales, you can wholesale from 1688 at cheaper price and stock in Elksourcing warehouse, we can ship the same day once you have orders, it greatly help you reduce the delivery time. If you have multiple items in your store, then you can stock the best seller producets, that’s the same.

Also you can offer paid courier service in your store, DHL FedEx also could deliver worldwide within 3 to 5 days, however, the product cost in your store should be higher.

Generally 1688 Taobao suppliers take 3 to 4 days to deliver the products to Elksourcing warehouse if they have stock, Elksourcing warehouse takes 1 days to process the orders and ship from China, the small package line usually takes 5 to 15 days ship from China to UK, EU and USA, Canada etc.

Compared to Aliexpress standard shipping, dropshipping from 1688 Taobao usually faster during the pandemic period.

Basically there are 4 kinds of cost when you dropship from 1688 Taobao, product cost, domestic shipping cost, service fee and international shipping cost.

The product cost you can see directly on the dropshipping supplier product page, domestic shipping cost is the shipping cost for product ship from supplier to agent warehouse, it usually listed on the product page, service fee is a fixed fee charged by Elksourcing for the dropshipping service we offered, international shipping cost is the product ship from China to clients home.

When you need to estimate dropshipping cost, you will need to confirm the above 4 costs with Elksourcing, then you will know the dropshipping profit margin.

Elksourcing charges order fulfillment service fee on order quantities, basically the service fee related to SKU quantities and order quantities. The more SKUs, the longer time Elksourcing warehouse spent on QC, the higher service fee, the more orders the cheaper service fee.

Elksourcing starts 100 orders minimum per month, clothing category we charge higher service fee as it usually has more SKUs and takes longer time for warehouse processing. Other product categories usually cheaper.

Elksourcing want to grow together with our partners, however, we will also need to cover the cost of our service as the order fulfillment procedure is complicated and cost is high if dropshippers have very few orders. Thus Elksourcing requires minimum 100 orders per month.

There are usually 2 ways to source products on 1688 Taobao, photos and keywords search. With photo search on 1688 Taobao you may find exactly the same product dropshipping suppliers, with keyword search you may need to take more time to filter and optimize your keywords, then you can sort by price to find cheaper suppliers.

However, when we dropship from 1688 Taobao price isnt the only criterion, quality should be also concerned. Due to the large number of sellers on 1688 taobao, the competition is sufficient and the price closely related to product quality, thus when we filter suppliers we should focus on the product sales, secondary purchase rates, product reviews etc. instead of price only.

Currently dropshippers may have language, payment, quality, shipping and other issues dropship from 1688 Taobao directly due to the 2 platforms mainly focus on China market. The whole 1688 Taobao process is complicated for dropshippers caused time and money cost very high.

Elksourcing provides one step 1688 Taobao dropshipping service include sourcing, purchasing, QC, label branding, repacking, barcode, inventory and warehousing, pick pack, shipping and tracking upload as well as aftersale etc. With Elksourcing agent service you can easily dropship from 1688 Taobao and focus on your store marketing activities to save cost.

Customer Reviews

  • I genuinely like working together with Cherie. She is very organized and working at a fast pace. Communication has been outstandingly clear and easy compared to many other agents. Keep up the good work!

    From Germany

    From Germany

  • Great communication. Fast turnaround and active support. Goods haven’t areived yet as it takes a bit but sourcing with help of Cherie is definatelly easier! Recommend!!

    From Slovenia

    From Slovenia

  • It was a pleasure working with Ac_Cherie. Instant responses to questions and posts. Very fast order execution. A nice result of the work. Thank you very much for your cooperation and I recommend it for future projects

    From Poland

    From Poland

  • Cherie has done an excellent job. Quickly and reliably she helped me to find the right partners in China that I definitely would not have found without her help. Absolutely recommendable.

    From Germany

    From Germany

  • Very efficient service, quick and easy communication. She went above and beyond to help and expedite the process. Very happy with the service.

    From United States

    From United States

  • After trying a number of Sellers for sourcing and negotiation, the search is over. I hugely appreciate, am so impressed with the value, the clear/detailed communication, and the organized presentation. This is precisely what I was looking for and I look forward to working with Cherie in the future.

    From Canada

    From Canada

  • Outstanding, great seller, very responsive and will do everything to help you. Highly recommend.

    From Brazil

    From Brazil

  • Excellent service and reasonable price, will look for him again, great seller

    From Japan

    From Japan

  • She is very trustworthy and professional! I love her!

    From United States

    From United States

Elksourcing is Your Reliable 1688 Sourcing & Dropshipping Agent

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