Wholesale Shoes To Sell Online

Oberlo has everything you need to easily run your online dropshipping business. And it’s free!

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 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 to Dropship Shoes?

Yes. Oberlo is a marketplace that enables you to find awesome products to sell online. Oberlo gives you access to a huge variety of products from three different types of suppliers: Oberlo Verified suppliers, Oberlo suppliers, and AliExpress suppliers.

With Oberlo Verified, you’ll never need to worry about finding exceptional suppliers – we’ve already picked them out for you. These top-performing suppliers on our marketplace have been providing the highest quality service for our merchants over a sustained period. These suppliers are handpicked based on their quality and experience.

The great thing about Oberlo Verified suppliers and Oberlo 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. This way, you don’t have to spend extra time to inform the suppliers not to do this.

What’s more, 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 Oberlo work?

Oberlo is a marketplace that makes it easy to find awesome products to sell online.

1. Import Products

Browse Oberlo for products and add them to your store with just a few clicks.

2. Make a Sale

Congratulations – you’ve just sold your first product!

3. Place an Order

Place an order with the supplier for the product you just sold.

4. Supplier Ships the Product

Your supplier will ship the product directly from their warehouse to your customer’s doorstep.

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