Drop Shipping with AliExpress and Shopify
Posted by on 31 May 2016 07:12 AM
"When an order is placed in my Shopify Store for an Aliexpress item, do I then go to Aliexpress myself & order the item from them to be drop shipped to the customer?"|
Dropshipping with AliExpress is pretty easy. When you receive an order, go ahead and manually purchase the item on AliExpress.
Then enter your customer’s name and shipping address, and the seller on AliExpress does the rest.
You should keep a spreadsheet on hand with all the products on your Shopify store, the price, the cost on AliExpress and a link to the listing.
When you get an order, click through to the supplier and place the order.
It's a good idea to let the seller know that you are drop shipping this item, so they do not include any invoices, promotions or other materials that indicate you did not fulfi this order yourself.
During checkout you should leave a message for the seller like this one: “IMPORTANT: We’re drop shipping this item. No promotions, and no invoices, please. Thanks!”
Look for the option to use ePacket shipping for China suppliers - many of them offer this shipping option for free.
What this does is have the supplier send you an email letting you know when the order has shipped.
You will be provided with a link in that email to view the shipped item along with with tracking number.
At that point you want to go to your Shopify admin dashboard and mark the item as "fulfilled" and add the Aliexpress tracking number to the order.