Wholesale Shoes To Sell Online

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Dropshipping shoes

Why Sell Shoes Online?

There are three multi-billion dollar shoe companies in the US: Payless ShoeSource, Foot Locker, and The Brown Shoe Company. Thus, the shoe industry is worth tapping into – especially since it’s worth over $52 billion worldwide. There are popular sub-niches within the shoe category to help you better define your target audience such as men’s athletic shoes. Shoes are a great product to sell because people often need multiple for different purposes, such as running shoes, winter boots, rain boots, and work-appropriate footwear.

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Why Dropship Shoes Online?

About 72% of shoes sold in the United States have been manufactured in China. Thus, dropshipping shoes from AliExpress seems like a logical choice. Customers are already accustomed to the quality of shoes China produces. By dropshipping shoes, you’ll be better equipped to sell shoes that have proven to be profitable. When you wholesale shoes, you can’t guarantee that the shoe will sell. Dropshipping shoes allow you to test the market virtually eliminating risk. Shoe sales have been increasing, and dropshipping allows you to jump into the market sooner without needing to wait for inventory to arrive.

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Who are the Main Distributors of Shoes?

At Oberlo Supply there are a tonne of shoe distributors that offer a wide selection of shoes to all consumer groups. These include shoes for babies, toddlers, children, and adults. Typically shoe distributors divide their shoe selection based on what kind of shoe style they are selling. So for instance, shoes are divided first based on the consumer type they are selling to, such as for men or women. Then, the categories are further divided based on the type of shoe such as sneakers, boots and ankle boots, high heels, flat shoes, platform shoes, sandals, etc. For men, the categories of shoes are normally fewer in comparison to women, such as sneakers, loafers, sports shoes, boots, dress shoes, and so on. Distributors sometimes offer shoes along with apparel items.

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Who are the Main Manufacturers of Shoes?

The main manufacturers of shoes are located in China (Mainland). Why China? China is the best place to be manufacturing shoes. Manufacturers in the industry place careful attention to building networks and relations in the industry. Through these contacts they are then able to source quality materials and learn from other specialists in the field. In particular, Guandong is known for its industry and trading. To be able to produce more custom shoes it’s important to have more room for production to manufacture on a larger scale that’s cost effective. Dongguan is a city in China that’s popular for its shoe making. There are experts handling each step of the shoe manufacturing stages. This includes cutting the materials, stitching the shoe, and lasting the shoe. During and after the manufacturing process, the shoes go through quality control checks to make sure they are meeting the quality standards.

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Can I use Oberlo Supply Suppliers to Dropship Shoes?

Yes. Oberlo Supply is a marketplace where you can find a wide variety of products, including shoes from suppliers who provide fully automated order fulfillment services. This marketplace is available only for the Oberlo app users. The great thing about Oberlo Supply suppliers is that they are aware that Oberlo users are dropshipping. This means that they don’t add any promotional material or other invoices to the packages that they are shipping to your customers. It saves you time as you won’t need to go out of your way to inform the suppliers not to add any additional promotional material or invoices. The suppliers at Oberlo Supply are guaranteed in terms of quality. If the supplier does not meet the requirements set out, their products are then removed from the listing. Oberlo automatically selects the cheapest shipping method for you. Since some suppliers offer several shipping methods, you can click on the shipping option and choose your preferred one.

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How does it work?

Oberlo dropshipping is one the easiest ways to start an ecommerce business. It doesn’t require much capital investment. You can even run a profitable business from your couch.


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Suppliers Ship Your Orders

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