Dropshipping from aliexpress to ebay 2022 – 7 reasons you will be banned
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Hey guys, Neil Waterhouse. I’ve got to be quick, ’cause I got a thunderstorm right there, so I’m going to and beat it. Get info about Dropshipping from aliexpress to ebay, we need to know about dropshipping from aliexpress to ebay. Anyway, this week’s video is AliExpress to eBay dropshipping, and seven reasons why you’d be banned. Now, as anybody who’s been following me over the years would know, I’ve been selling on eBay, now, for 23 years, since 1998, and I’m also the author of “Million Dollar eBay Business From Home” as well as the founder and creator of Dropship Formula. So the reason I’m telling you this is I’ve got a few runs on the board to say what I’m going to say in this video.
Dropshipping from aliexpress to ebay: You don’t want to build a business on quicksand
If you’re going to go to the effort of building a dropship business, you want to build a business for the long term. You don’t want to build a business on quicksand. In this week’s video, I’ll show you the biggest reasons why eBay/AliExpress dropshippers get banned, and also show you a much better, safer way, if you also intend to be in this drop-ship business for the long term.
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Continuous complaints from buyers that items are taking too long to arrive
The number one biggest reasons AliExpress to eBay dropshippers get banned is because of continuous complaints from buyers that items are taking too long to arrive. Even before COVID, we would never use AliExpress as a dropship supplier, as a majority of AliExpress suppliers are located in China, and even many of the sellers that list their items on AliExpress as not being in China, they are in China, as I’ll show you.
The big problem with dropshipping from China
The big problem with dropshipping from China, of course, is there are so many shipping variables that can and do go wrong. I’ve been importing, now, for over 30 years. Over these 30 years, I’ve seen so many reasons why our shipments have been delayed from customs in China, delayed from customs in the destination country, i.e., Australia, USA, Canada, UK, et cetera, delayed flights, strikes, natural occurrences, like storms, volcanic ash, documentation mistakes, system failures, packaging issues, hurricanes, fogs closing airports, staffing issues, et cetera, et cetera.
All the excuses that I’ve heard over the last 30 years of importing
I can literally write a book from all the excuses that I’ve heard over the last 30 years of importing. It’s just starting to rain, so let’s keep fingers crossed. However, even before COVID, we had all these issues, and shipments would regularly miss flights, and those items would need to wait days, and sometimes weeks for the next flight, and these days, since the COVID pandemic began, there are far fewer flights, but a much bigger demand, as there are more people than ever buying online from Chinese suppliers. The problem here is, at the end of the day, when there are delays, and the items arrive late, all these problems become the seller’s problem, i.e., you and me.
We’re the ones that cop the negative feedback and defects for late arrivals
We’re the sellers, we’re the ones that cop the negative feedback and defects for late arrivals. If you continually get multiple defects, eBay will, again, ban you. If you’ve been doing some research on AliExpress, you’ll notice that some items can be shipped from AliExpress locally, like from countries in, say, Australia, USA, Russia, et cetera.
Many of these items still come from China
However, many of these items still come from China, even when they say they are shipping locally. Let me show you what I mean. Take this product as an example. As you can see, I’ve selected it to have it as being shipped from China and delivered to Australia. The estimated delivery date is December 14. Today, as I’m shooting this, it’s November 15, so December 14 is 31 days away. Now, if, instead, I choose to have the item shipped from AliExpress Australia to Australia, the date stays exactly the same, December 14.
You need to enter the postcode where the item will be shipped from
This tells me that the item is still going to be shipped from China, as it doesn’t take 31 days to ship from Australia to Australia. Buyers on eBay will not tolerate this. When you list an item on, say, eBay Australia, in each listing, you need to enter the postcode where the item will be shipped from, i.e., the postcode of your supplier. If you enter a postcode and it’s shipped from a different postcode, you can get in trouble for what eBay classifies as zip code mismatch. This happens when the tracking number is uploaded to eBay with a totally different zip code or postcode.
I always recommend to only ever use local suppliers in the country you’re selling into
This is another reason why I always recommend to only ever use local suppliers in the country you’re selling into. eBay’s opened in 37 different countries. However, only use local suppliers in the country you are selling into. The next big problem with using AliExpress China as your supplier is a majority of all your items will be small, cheap items, with hardly any profit. The reason for this is, shipping by air from China for large items, is very expensive.
Shipping by air from China for large items, is very expensive
As an example, if you ship a box, say, the size of a shoebox, by DHL or FedEx, it’ll cost you around US$100. Of course, the cheapest option for shipping from China is by sea. However, you know, shipping by sea takes far too long for dropshipping. For this reason, the majority of items are shipped via the post. However, the Chinese worked out a long time ago that if you post a parcel from China that weighs less than 500 grams, and less than two centimeters thick, it can be shipped, you know, which is like, you know, that thick, it can be shipped as a letter, which, in China, costs less than $2.
The big problem with this is you’re competing with all the Chinese sellers
Now, the big problem with this is you’re competing with all the Chinese sellers, who are happy to make 10 cents on a sale. The way to not compete with all the Chinese sellers is to sell larger items sourced locally that the Chinese sellers cannot post from China due to the high cost of shipping for large and heavy items that are larger than a small shoebox. It’s about working smarter, not harder. I’d rather sell something for, say, $500, and make $100, than sell something for $5 and make 50 cents.
It makes no difference to shipping as your supplier does all the shipping for you
It takes exactly the same amount of time to list a $5 item as it does to list a $500 item, and it makes no difference to shipping as your supplier does all the shipping for you. Now, the next problem with using AliExpress and Chinese suppliers for dropshipping on eBay is AliExpress only gives 30-day warranties. In most first-world countries like Australia, we by law have to give a minimum of 12 months’ warranty for physical products, so if an item stops working after 30 days, if you purchase from AliExpress, you cannot get it repaired or replaced.
If you constantly don’t honor warranties from your eBay customers, again, eBay will ban you
If you constantly don’t honor warranties from your eBay customers, again, eBay will ban you. If you use local suppliers, then by law, those suppliers have to honor the warranty for 12 months, so you’re not out of pocket for all the warranty issues. Now, even if an item that you purchased from AliExpress fails in the first 30 days, while it is under the 30 day AliExpress warranty, you’ll need to send it back to China, which is often 10 times more expensive to send items to China than it is to send items from China to, say, Australia.
If you continually get multiple defects with eBay, you’ll, again, get banned
If you do not repair or replace the item quickly, you’ll again get defects, and if you continually get multiple defects with eBay, you’ll, again, get banned. The next way I continually see AliExpress/eBay sellers getting banned is by doing bulk uploads of new listings. Suddenly, a brand new seller goes from having no listings on eBay, or very few listings on eBay, and then all of a sudden, they list 200 items. You could do that 10 years ago. You can’t do it now. eBay’s trust and safety algorithm can pick this up, and eBay will suspend all your listings and request a load of documentation.
If you don’t give them the answers that they want, they’ll ban you
If you don’t give them the answers that they want, they’ll ban you. The next big problem with bulk uploads is duplicates. Last week, I got an email from somebody who was advised by somebody else to list any items that are similar to a hot-selling item. This person used a program to automatically find similar items to this hot-selling item. Now, the big problem with this is, I’ve said over and over, the program finds similar items from other suppliers, but many of those items were not just similar, they’re identical. This triggered eBay’s duplicate listing algorithm, and this person is currently suspended, and is fighting not to be banned on eBay.
The next big problem with dropshipping with AliExpress is overselling items
The next big problem with dropshipping with AliExpress is overselling items. AliExpress sellers notoriously show items as being in stock, but they’re not in stock. The AliExpress sellers wait for orders to come in, and then they place their orders with their suppliers, and then they find out that their supplier has got no stock. They just refund your money, but that doesn’t help you.
Only use suppliers that are located in your own country
But anyway, again, this is why I’ve been saying, now, for over 20 years, to only use suppliers that are located in your own country. If you’re located in, say, Australia, only use Australian suppliers. If you’re located in the USA, only use USA-based suppliers. And when using suppliers that are based in the country you’re selling to, make sure that the supplier meets the five criteria for a dropship seller.
The five criteria for a dropship seller
This is the five criteria that we use for all dropship sellers to go on column B. If they do not meet this criteria, we do not use them. Criteria one is, a supplier must be located in the country that you’re selling into, i.e., Australia, UK, et cetera. Two, the supplier must be able to dispatch within two business days, again, for the same reasons. Three, the supplier must not put an invoice in the box. The supplier must do what we call electronic invoicing.
They email you the invoice, and they don’t put the invoice in the box
That is, they email you the invoice, and they don’t put the invoice in the box. We don’t want to sell an item on eBay for, say, $500, to a customer, and the customer finds an invoice in the box for, say, $300. Four, the supplier must have what we call a dynamic website. That is a website that shows whether or not items are in stock.
We can use automatic software to automatically detect when suppliers run out of stock
If a supplier has a website that shows whether our items are in stock, we can then use automatic software to automatically detect when suppliers run out of stock, and therefore automatically make your listings go to zero on eBay, Amazon, Shopify, et cetera. The fifth criteria is a supplier must not have any branding on their boxes. We don’t want the item to arrive in, say, a K-Nut box, as this creates what eBay calls buyer confusion.
The next reason sellers get banned on eBay
The next reason sellers get banned on eBay is for selling items that don’t meet compliance for the country that you’re selling into, i.e., Australia. Again, this is another reason to use local suppliers as they sell items that do meet compliance rules for that country, i.e., no lead paint for baby items, no asbestos in gaskets, electrical compliance, et cetera. The next reason people get banned on eBay if using AliExpress is for selling items that are trademarked through eBay’s VeRO program, Again, using local suppliers helps eradicate this issue.
eBay’s VeRO program
If you want more information about VeRO, I’ll put a link below. The next issue is selling Chinese items that only come with Chinese manuals. Now, not only does this create a multitude of customer service issues, it also, again, leads to negative feedback and defects. Again, if you keep getting defects, eBay will ban you. Like I mentioned at the beginning, build your business for long term. For more detail about building a full-time dropship business from scratch, and from home, here’s a link below to my free online workshop.
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