How can dropshipping be sucessful if shipping takes so long?

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These days customers expect to have products delivered in a very short time.
How can drop shipping be successful if it takes 4-7 days to deliver an item?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It depends on where you are getting products from and where you are shipping to. If you are using the AliExpress model that so many seem to be fond of, it's going to take a long time for customers to get their orders. Prepare them for that.

    If you are using brand name manufacturers or distributors to dropship that are located in the same region you are selling to, people get their orders very quickly. 95% of our stores use the more traditional model of dropshipping from American companies to American consumers, so we don't have to ever worry about delivery times.

    The majority of people you see on this forum are not American, which is why they think the only form of dropshipping is AliExpress, or worse, arbitrage through eBay or Amazon.
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    People don't mind waiting for items if they have been informed earlier. In Most of the website its mentioned in description itself it will take approx 2-4 Weeks for Delivery.
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  • Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    These days customers expect to have products delivered in a very short time.
    How can drop shipping be successful if it takes 4-7 days to deliver an item?
    I run a few sites, one has all products from aliexpress, and free shipping, and takes 15 days average for customers to receive products, but the web design of website is done right, from alidropship ecommernce system, so that is why this works, all in the design.

    Thanks Rob.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by smartprofitmoney View Post

      but the web design of website is done right, from alidropship ecommernce system, so that is why this works, all in the design.

      Thanks Rob.
      Are you serious??? Are you telling people that customers are willing to wait because the site looks nice?? This is probably the most ridiculous advice I have ever heard.

      People wait because the price is right and the need is not immediate. People will not wait 2 weeks for diapers, But, people will wait 2 weeks for a tent they want for a camping trip they are planning for this summer. If my coffee pot is broken I will order from amazon or walmart and get it within a day. but, if my coffee pot is fine I just want a new coffee/espresso bar I will wait 2 weeks to save a few hundred dollars. and the site design has very little to do with it.

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      • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Are you serious??? Are you telling people that customers are willing to wait because the site looks nice?? This is probably the most ridiculous advice I have ever heard.

        ... If my coffee pot is broken I will order from amazon or walmart and get it within a day.
        Are you serious? If my coffee pot is broken, I'm driving down the road to the nearest place that has one. I can't wait a whole day on Amazon or Walmart to ship one. I NEED MY COFFEE NOW!!!
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      • Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Are you serious??? Are you telling people that customers are willing to wait because the site looks nice?? This is probably the most ridiculous advice I have ever heard.

        People wait because the price is right and the need is not immediate. People will not wait 2 weeks for diapers, But, people will wait 2 weeks for a tent they want for a camping trip they are planning for this summer. If my coffee pot is broken I will order from amazon or walmart and get it within a day. but, if my coffee pot is fine I just want a new coffee/espresso bar I will wait 2 weeks to save a few hundred dollars. and the site design has very little to do with it.

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        Well look up Alidropship on WF, the owner is on this forum, and see link below, I specialize in e commerce, and I will say this, the design of the e commerce system is what pulls in customers over other designs, as you can see in the thread below, for this product, now this is when the theme first came out, so now the system has changed much more,

        Also you say, ridiculous advice, no don't think so, if you don't understand design, no one will shop on your site, so ridiculous is not understanding design,

        And I am not saying design is everything, but if you have a store that does not have custom graphics, Buyer Protection, and so on, for customers to feel safe and layout is done wrong, then your store will not pull in sales,
        I know this stuff, this is what I do, I am a real Web designer, Graphic designer and SEO Expert and lots more, I have took many customers websites, and fixed their ugly design, to a custom design.

        Now other web design stores, that do not use aliexpress, can get you the product faster are great, I have many myself, but the OP asked if 4-7 days is fine, am just saying, my aliexpress sites take 15 days, and still get sales, so 4-7 is fine .


        See the theme and system for yourself, it also has Views: 141,505 on WF
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    Dave you forgot to mention you stop at a coffee stop grab a cup of joe to go, on the way to buy the pot
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  • Profile picture of the author Bella Lopez
    It completely depends on the platform you're using to import products. With AliExpress, if you're using ePacket delivery the package can be delivered in 7-14 days.

    The customers don't mind waiting as long as they know the waiting period. For dropshipping, you need to create your shipping and returns policy similar to your suppliers with a buffer period of 5-6 days as well. As long as the consumer knows, they'll happily wait. Also, your products should be exciting at competitive prices.

    If I am getting a great product at $5 which is locally available at say $10, I would happily wait for an additional 10 days to save $5 for the same product.
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