Monday, December 30, 2019

How To Prepare Your Online Dropshipping Store for 2020 Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year is an important event for dropshippers.  As a seller, you look forward and plan ahead when there are important events.  This way, you can forecast the number of sales and expect challenges in terms of shipping, inventory and use appropriate marketing strategies.  


This time, let us discuss how we can prepare our store for the upcoming 2020 Chinese New Year.


How to Prepare Your Online Dropshipping Store for 2020 Chinese New Year?  

Contact your supplier ahead of time to ask which days they will be off for the Chinese New Year
Finding reliable suppliers is important in doing dropshipping.  Because we already anticipate the event, we should contact them to ask their operating hours.  This leads you to plan how to manage orders during the days off.

Look for suppliers in the US, if possible.
You would often see sellers looking for US suppliers. Aside from faster shipping to the US, this also allows you to cater to customers’ orders and be able to sell products while Chinese suppliers are on holiday. This way, you will continue to earn money for the business.  

Let customers know using social media platforms that there will be delays in shipping.
Another way to build a customer relationship by having a social media account. Sometimes, this is also used to validate the authenticity of a business. Updates such as delays, discounts and promotions should be posted via the social media page. This will keep your customers engaged in the business. 

Be ready with the cancellation/refund process.
As much as we want to keep our customers, we could not avoid having these requests due to delays in orders, worse - out of stock items.  It is important to have a process set in place so that we will not lose our credibility as a seller. 
Utilize customer support to address queries on delivery and let them know the situation.
We already have orders in place.  At the time of sale, it is a good practice to inform customers ahead of time of the expected delays in delivery because of the holiday.  You can go by saying “Due to the Chinese New Year celebration, expect delays in orders. Do you want to proceed with the order?” This is also the best time to advertise promotions to customers. 

Reduce social media ads.
Dropshipping is heavy when it comes to promotions.  To reduce the volume of orders, it is smart to reduce the advertisements so that we can also control the expected delays in orders. 


Considering the market of dropshipping, there are tools designed to increase your profitability and earn more money in return. For one, Multi-Drop is one of the reliable sourcing agents that promise to deliver all-in-on service to Shopify and eBay sellers to increase earnings by giving quality products, reliable shipping, and full software integration.


Chinese New Year is an important event for dropshippers. As a seller, you look forward and plan when there are important events. This way, you can forecast the number of sales and expect challenges in terms of shipping, inventory and use appropriate marketing strategies. 
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