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Why Start a Dropshipping Business in China
In 2018 the GDP of China was 13.6 US trillion, with a population of 1.4 billion people! Not only is this figure amazing, China is also one of the fastest countries to adapt to new technology. WeChat Pay and Alipay are just two of the most popular apps that allow you to pay using a QR code on your mobile device. As a result of this lust for technology and the Chinese love for shopping, the country has overtaken the US to become the world’s number one online shopping market in 2019. The country currently accounts for more than 40 percent of all global e-commerce online sales.
But China is a very different market to many others because of the popular technologies they use, or don’t use. Google is blocked throughout China, so you must focus your marketing efforts on popular Chinese search engines like Baidu and TaoBao. And people are more open to sharing the cost of online purchases through payment apps. Ensuring that you can support the customers you will accumulate is important before you start dropshipping in China but this market is a booming one with many good things happening.
Why Dropshipping is Better Than Wholesale in China
China has an amazing, diverse ecommerce landscape where shoppers are the most advanced in the world. This means that they know how to research products to ensure they are getting the best for the price they pay. With that in mind dropshipping is a much better option to wholesale when moving into the Chinese ecommerce market, whether you are selling clothing, phone accessories, or furniture.
Before investing all your efforts into selling to this market you can test product variations and prices to see what your customers really like. With dropshipping you don’t need to purchase anything from a supplier until a customer buys from you. This means no leftover products like with wholesale. Dropshipping also reduces the cost of warehousing, and shipping to zero meaning that you and your customers get more value for money.
Payment Gateways in China
- Alipay Global
- Cartão de Crédito e Boleto via EBANX
- Cartão de Crédito em até 12x via EBANX
- Coinbase Commerce
- PayPal Express Checkout
- PUT IT ON LAY-BUY
- Splitit Monthly Payments