Learn how to blindly dropship items from Aliexpress (hide the supplier & price!).
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6 Tips for Dropshipping with Aliexpress: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgSiIbAuooc
PLEASE NOTE: We strongly recommend that you watch the video. In this video, we do an Aliexpress unboxing from items that we requested to have blindly dropshipped, so you can see exactly what the customers receives when you blind dropship an item.
Here at Wholesale Ted, we get asked a lot of questions in-regards to this…
“Won’t the Aliexpress seller include an invoice in the package, telling the buyer the real price I paid? Won’t they get angry?”
“I don’t want to dropship from Aliexpress because sellers include marketing information (like their seller name and coupon codes) that identifies them, so the buyer can go direct to the Aliexpress seller.”
Luckily, there is a simple solution to this - and that is to blindly dropship your items from the Aliexpress suppliers.
QUESTION: What is Blind Dropshipping?
ANSWER: Blind dropshipping is when a supplier dropships an item without including any marketing or advertising identifying them as the seller. It also means they don’t include an invoice so the customer can’t see how much you paid. As a result, the buyer as no idea where you go the item from (so they can’t go direct to them) and they don’t know the real price of it.
QUESTION: That’s great… how do I blindly dropship then?
ANSWER: It’s actually very simple. All you need to do is ask the Aliexpress supplier to do it.
When you purchase an item, on the checkout page you’ll be offered an option to leave a message for the seller. Simply type in a message like this:
"Hi there. Please do not include an invoice or any marketing materials with this order. Please blindly dropship this item. Thank you"
If you add a message like this, then your item will be shipped out and not include any invoices/marketing materials/coupon codes inside.
QUESTION: Why would suppliers be willing to blindly dropship?
ANSWER: A lot of Aliexpress sellers are used to working with dropshippers, and actively seek them out. Why? Because dropshippers can do large amounts of volume, and be very profitable for them. As a result of working with us, Aliexpress suppliers are used to the needs of dropshippers and know how to ship while hiding their identity.
QUESTION: Why in this video do you recommend working with Aliexpress suppliers that have a feedback score between 2,000-2 million?
ANSWER: Sellers in this feedback range are the “sweet spot.” They are established suppliers, so likely have previous experience working with dropshippers and will understand your requests. Yet they aren’t doing an absolutely insane amount of sales volume, so they will be more likely to pay close attention to messages.
QUESTION: Is there anything else I do to ensure the supplier will blind dropship my item?
ANSWER: Yes - there is. If you’d like to be doubly safe, then we recommend reaching out to the supplier and messaging them. You can ask them if they offer blind dropshipping, and check that they understand what it is.
QUESTION: So you say that you ordered items from Aliexpress suppliers and unboxed them in the video… was any marketing material or invoices included in the packages?
ANSWER: Nope! We ordered four different items from four different suppliers. All of the suppliers were in the feedback score range we recommended in this video (2,000 to 2 million). There was nothing included on or in the packages indicating who the seller was. There were no invoices included in the packages, indicating the true cost of the item. And there were no coupons included in the package, and they made no attempts to try and “poach” customers.
And finally, here is something to keep in mind… this highlights something very important: oftentimes, seemingly complicated problems have very simple, easy solutions.
We’ve noticed that a ot of people get held back from starting a dropshipping business because of this issue. They tell us things like:
“I want to do this, but I’m worried the customer will get an invoice in their package.”
“I’d like to start a dropshipping business, but it won’t work, because the Aliexpress seller will include advertising information in the package, identifying them.”
Well… a little bit of research reveals that actually - this isn’t true at all if you just ask them to not do so! They will leave all of that out. So remember - if you hit a stumbling block along the way, don’t let it stop you. The solution to it is likely simpler that you realized.