Is it safe to import from China?
Many times, I have come across questions on various platforms about dropshipping with ease. Is it safe to import from China? Do you know how to import safely?
In this article, I will be talking about whether it is safe to import from China. No doubt, very many experienced eCommerce professionals already share the same mindset as I, in regards to importing items from China.
We will be learning how to import safely using my secret tool. This tool, I am certain will blow your mind because it makes importation much easier than you think right now.
Also, I will be giving you other tips you can use to figure out whether a Chinese supplier can be trusted or not.
Importing from China is risky but do this…
Let’s face it! Importing from China is not a safe thing to do unless you know the supplier can be trusted.
If you have been in the importation business for a while now, you’d agree with me that there seem to be more scammers or fake suppliers than there are, the genuine ones.
Some suppliers will take your money but would not send you the requested items or stocks. Some will not send you the legitimate and put you through the risk of being prosecuted, even though you don’t resell them. Of course, because it is illegal to buy them.
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Others may send in your stock, but it turns out being of less quality than what was shown you in the first place.
Scary, isn’t it? Yea it is really scary to approach just any supplier without proper verification.
However, if you can verify that the supplier will send you the stock and will send you legitimate products, then it is perfectly safe to import from China. You need to do research.
My Secret Tool explained
Every supplier obviously has what works for them. While some rely on Oberlo (mostly for Shopify users), Alidropship (for Aliexpress) a good number of them either rely on SaleHoo or use all the three to build a bank of trustworthy suppliers.
I use SaleHoo to beat the challenge of finding real suppliers in China. With SaleHoo, I have found suppliers that I can trust with my business. This secret tool ensures that any supplier added to their directory must go through a stringent verification process. This is to prove that they are real and can be trusted.
Another factor that you must consider to be able to ascertain trust on a supplier is by checking the User Reviews. This is what is obtainable when you try out SaleHoo.
In essence, you can choose to only deal with suppliers that have passed both SaleHoo’s test as well as have obtained good User Reviews.
SaleHoo has made me build a strong wall of trust between my store and my customers. It made me feel secure and safe when dealing with cheap Chinese imports.
Tips for how to import safely without SaleHoo
If you do not want to get your fingers burnt ever, or any more, it is important you take these tips into consideration.
- Only deal with suppliers that have been selling products for 2+ years. Look into their history.
- Check for reviews from suppliers online. Do not use a supplier that doesn’t have reviews.
- Ask for samples first, and buy small lots first.
- If they have a website, check the WHOIS details, and see if the website has been online for 2+ years.
- Use tools like Google Places to verify their physical location exists.
What Salehoo really is?
SaleHoo is a powerful research tool, supplier directory, an online community for dropshippers, wholesalers, and e-commerce stores.
So, over to you, is it safe to import from China? I have done well to inform you that it is actually not a safe free movement. However, with the right tool, you are good to fly.
With SaleHoo, you not only find your perfect product, but you also find suppliers in minutes! Over time, this ‘secret tool’ has been an Apex Bank for Trusted Suppliers.
SaleHoo has saved me from endless time-consuming research. It’s just what I needed to start selling online.” – Chris Gould, USA.