Alternatives to Aliexpress to reduce delivery time are quite rare. I recently discovered Spocket which allows to sell products from Europe and United States.
The long delivery times of products imported from China are one of the main problems for any dropshipping shop.
You’re probably already confronted with it every day. This poses a real problem for customer service management and the bad image it can give to your shop.
No one likes to wait 2 or 3 weeks to receive a product…
Various platforms similar to Aliexpress provide products stored most of the time in the United States or Europe, as is the case with BigBuy. But these solutions are not perfect and above all, rarely adapted to dropshipping.
Today I would like to introduce you to Spocket which allows you to source products thanks to a large catalogue, but also to place orders in one click by synchronizing to your Shopify, just like DSers.
What is Spocket?
Used by more than 30,000 entrepreneurs and e-merchants worldwide, Spocket is one of the most modern solutions to reduce the usual dropshipping delivery times.
High quality products
It can happen that buyers and resellers are often frustrated by the poor quality of many products available on the Chinese market.
To solve this problem, Spocket strives to find top-of-the-range dropshipping products. By working only with reliable suppliers, they have built a real market for high quality products.
Also supplied with professional photos and high resolutions, the products are therefore more expensive but once again, of remarkable quality.
Coupled with a good e-commerce theme, your online store will reflect a serious vision and give confidence to your customers!
Ultra fast delivery
Spocket’s greatest asset is the very fast delivery times. By offering tens of thousands of products delivered in 3 to 5 days, you stand out from your competitors. And it is now essential to stand out in dropshipping.
Most of Spocket’s suppliers are located in the United States and the European Union, which means that delivery is very fast, but also much more reliable.
Elements directly linked to a better shopping experience for your customers, which results in a better perceived image of your store, and therefore better feedback and more satisfied customers.
As prices are higher, margins will be slightly lower, even if you will ultimately make more sales thanks to the quality of your products if your shop gives confidence.
That said, Spocket negotiates prices with its suppliers downwards, so that merchants and resellers benefit from very attractive margins.
Order in 1 click
The automation process in dropshipping is usually a determining factor. Just like Oberlo, Spocket makes no exception.
Their goal is to connect suppliers and dropshippers to automate everything in between so that we have a minimum of time to place orders.
Automation is all the more important because it limits the possibility of human error.
One-click ordering is even faster than with Oberlo, because you only need a few simple steps to order all your customers’ products. No need to repeat the operation for each order.
Just like the usual solutions for importing Aliexpress products, Spocket synchronizes perfectly with your Shopify store to import your products easily.
With the import feature, you can easily import as many products as you want. The import list gives you the possibility to modify the products as you wish before adding them to the catalogue.
This allow you to rewrite the product description for SEO purposes, review variants, change photos and modify the price of products according to your usual prices.
Wide range of products
On the Spocket product catalogue, you have the possibility to easily search for any product by keyword or category among a range of products.
It is also possible to source products depending on the location of suppliers in different parts of the world.
When doing e-commerce, it’s mandatory to provide purchase invoices to customers. Under Shopify, this usually involves installing a third-party plugin to manage billing.
You will be able to uninstall them using Spocket, because the application gives you the possibility to apply your logo, but also to insert special notes for your customers!
How to get started with Spocket?
By installing Spocket, it will synchronize directly with Shopify (or WooCommerce if you are using WordPress).
To understand the interface, Spocket provides a short guided tour, in 6 steps to explain the main features of the application. If you are used to working with Oberlo, you will not be out of place because it’s very similar.
This short guide gives you an overview of the possibilities and opportunities you can make. It’s fluid, quick to read and gets to the point.
By browsing the catalogue through the search bar or categories, you will be able to filter the results:
- Price – By defining a minimum and maximum scale
- Location – By selecting a departure country and a destination country
- By supplier – Very useful if you have personal preferences
Once your product is imported, it will be sent to your « Import List » so that you can edit it before it’s sent to the store.
Again, the interface is very similar to Oberlo, with a slightly more colorful design. You can therefore modify the title, description, variants and even the photos, even if they are extremely pretty and clean!
By clicking on « Push To Store », it will be sent to the store, so you can start selling it.
What are Spocket’s prices?
Given the quality of the service, it is normal that it should be charged. Fortunately, Spocket is largely affordable by offering 3 plans to meet all levels of dropshippers’ needs.
The Starter plan will suit most people wishing to use the service, at $9 per month with a free period for 7 days, this package gives access to the tool, with an unlimited number of orders, but a limit of 25 imported products.
The Pro plan at $49 per month is dedicated to existing businesses, the main difference with the basic plan is that you have access to Spocket’s premium product selection and the ability to send customized invoices.
The last plan, Empire at $99 per month is clearly dedicated to large structures. Unlimited product import and all the features of other plans. You also have the possibility with this plan to do POD directly with Spocket.
Even if it is regrettable that it is impossible to contact wholesalers directly, the Spocket team clearly gives itself the means to help merchants set up quality stores by working only with reliable dropshipping suppliers.
This helps to create an environment of trust between visitors, shops and suppliers.
The customer experience always comes first and with Spocket, you give your store the opportunity to take a big step forward!