7 Ways to Find US-Based Dropshipping Suppliers

David Linder

David Linder

I write about dropshipping, ecommerce and marketing. Owner of www.productmafia.com the worlds best product research agency for Dropshippers.
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Dropshipping from US-based suppliers can help you differentiate your business from other dropshippers.

 

Dropshipping is a business model that still works these days. However, as the influx of new dropshippers continues the competition gets tougher and tougher every day. Everyone keeps on finding innovative ways to stand out from the sea of dropshippers that are dropshipping products from China-based suppliers. And one of the strategies being explored is to find dropshipping suppliers in the US.

 

What are the advantages of dropshipping from US suppliers?

Sourcing products from US-based suppliers offer many advantages that you can use to beat your competitors and these include:

  • Fast shipping to customers in the US.
  • A more reliable tracking system for package tracking.
  • A wide selection of shipping options such as same-day delivery for urgent purchases.
  • US manufacturers are known for producing high-quality products.
  • Products stamped as ‘American-made’ is a powerful selling point, especially to patriotic Americans.

 

By having these advantages over your competitors, you can get away with charging higher prices. Even if you pay more to US suppliers than China-based suppliers, you can easily pass the costs to your customers to have the same or higher profit margins. American-made dropshipping products are easier to sell because of their higher perceived value and the majority of dropshippers are sourcing from China. By dropshipping from US suppliers, you can provide better customer satisfaction which can lead to more revenue from both repeat and new customers.

However, being based in the US does not guarantee that a supplier is great to work with. Just like with Chinese supplier, you also need to vet US suppliers to find the right one for your business. You can use this article as a guide when assessing suppliers.

 

 

How to find US-based dropshipping suppliers?

There are several ways you can use to look for suppliers from the US. The most common methods are the following:

#1 Directly contact the manufacturer

#2 Perform a Google search

#3 Look at dropship directories

#4 Research your competitors

#5 Attend trade shows

#6 Get referrals

#7 Use dropshipping apps

Now let’s discuss briefly how you can utilize each of them in finding US-based dropshipping suppliers.

 

#1 Directly contact the manufacturer

This is an option when you have already chosen the dropshipping products to sell and their manufacturers. By using this approach, you cut out middlemen and get the best pricing as you will contact directly the product manufacturer. They might have an established dropshipping program or they can point you to their authorized dropshipping distributors.

 

#2 Perform a Google search

Searching suppliers through Google is hard work but it’s your best option on finding them. It’s difficult to find them because they are notorious for not keeping up with modern SEO tactics and have outdated websites. This is why you’ll not likely find them on the first two pages of search engine results. You can search using keywords dropshipper, dropshipping supplier, dropship supplier, wholesale dropshipper, and so on.

 

#3 Look at dropship directories

 

One of the best sources for US dropshipping suppliers is dropship directories. Some dropshipping supplier directories need to be purchased or subscribed to while others are free to use by businesses looking for dropshipping suppliers to source products from. However, to ensure that you will be using a legitimate directory, conduct your due diligence especially if you are buying one.

AliExpress

Banggood

Wholesale Central

TopTenWholesale

Doba

Worldwide Brands

SaleHoo

 

To find US-based suppliers on AliExpress, input keywords in the search bar and filter with ‘Ship from the United States’ to view only suppliers with warehouses in the US. In Banggood, you can find suppliers in the US in two ways: one, performing the search and filter process on the Banggood website or go to us.banggood.com to find suppliers shipping from US warehouses.

 

#4 Research your competitors

It’s an old trick for business owners yet it can work in dropshipping businesses too. Research competitors and order some products with them. When the package arrives, search the return address in Google to find who the original shipper is. It is more likely that the shipper is the competitor’s supplier and not a fulfillment company.

 

#5 Attend trade shows

If you’re residing in the US or willing to travel to the country, you can attend trade shows that give you the chance to connect with wholesalers and manufacturers in your niche. This way you can shoot two birds with one stone. You can look for great products to sell and meet suppliers as well. This is not a feasible solution for everyone. Yet, if you have the money and time to spare, this is a wonderful way of finding US-based manufacturers and suppliers.

 

#6 Get referrals

Another way of finding suppliers is to get referrals. You can get referrals from suppliers you have talked to but not perfect for your business. Since they are not fit for your business any way they often don’t have issues pointing you to relevant suppliers. Other leads can come as referrals from your friends, family, peers, and colleagues or social networks like Reddit, Facebook Groups, Twitter, and other forum communities.

 

#7 Use dropshipping apps

 

Using dropshipping apps, you can find suppliers with US warehouses or products manufactured in the USA. These tools either have access to AliExpress, Amazon, Etsy, and other dropshipping suppliers that are based in the US. These are just a few dropshipping apps you can try but there are other options available if you do further research online.

Oberlo

Spocket

Dropified

Importify

 

Final Thoughts

Dropshipping from US-based suppliers has many benefits that can help you scale your dropshipping business and generate more profits. The better and faster you can serve your customers, the better your business reputation will be for the long term. Whether your goal is to dropship Chinese products but want to reduce shipping time or dropship only US-made goods to differentiate your business from other dropshippers, there are many ways you can do to conduct your research.

Just make sure to vet your potential suppliers first before partnering with them so you can find the right supplier for your dropshipping products that you can rely on and work with for a long time.

David Linder

David Linder

I write about dropshipping, ecommerce and marketing. Owner of www.productmafia.com the worlds best product research agency for Dropshippers.

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