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Hi Tech Gadgets Warnings: What You Need To Know About Drop-shipping And Holidays

Author : Rose Li


There was a time when more than 80 percent of companies do not drop ship to destinations outside the United States. This has created some options available for dropship resellers who want to make a living by selling on the web. If, however, the influx of dropship wholesalers from China changed everything, because these companies ship to virtually anywhere in the world at the drop-down prices for high tech gadgets that never even heard of before.

More and more suppliers from China providing high quality products that are on par with many branded version, but still being sold at incredibly low wholesale prices, even in small amounts, giving dealers a great opportunity to benefit well from their online stores and lists product. With the broad range of products featuring the latest in gadget technology, you will never run out of hot items to sell online.

Drop Shipping and International Holidays

But there is also a wonderful opportunity that resellers can get when sourcing products from China and this is visible in the Western holidays like Christmas or Easter. In seasons like this, the demand for high-tech gadgets at their peak, but retailers would have difficulty sourcing out local suppliers, as most of these companies also take vacation during this period. Chinese dropship suppliers, however not influenced by western vacation and will continue to deliver products during those periods right when they needed these items at most.

But the dealer that you will run into potential problems that are even more dangerous if the situation is turned around abruptly and you are facing a Chinese holiday, and has pending orders awaiting delivery. During these holidays, the Chinese factories and companies, including your dropship wholesaler has no work and will not be able to supply and deliver orders made before a certain cut-off time.

This can cause huge delays your product deliveries resulting in customer complaints and negative feedbacks on your online profile. What's worse is that this can cause serious repercussions to your DSR or Detailed Seller Rating on eBay. These negative effects will affect your TRS or Top Seller status, discounts on eBay fees, your search rankings, and eventually your status on eBay.

The low grades below 4.3 3 on DSR for a 30-day period, you will receive certain sanctions. If you select the ratings continue to fall and fall below 4.1 1 within this period, your ability to sell suspended. If you're just starting out and still have low turnover, only a few buyers rated you low would prove disastrous for your eBay business.

Prevent damage to the Seller profile

The big holidays in China are listed below. Note that some dates are not fixed, so it would be best to confirm the actual dates from suppliers.

Holiday Date Duration
New Year January 1 1 day
Chinese New Year 1st Day of 1st Lunar Month (Feb) 12 days
Qingming Festival 5th Solar Term (April) 1 day
Workers' Day May 1 1 day
Dragon Boat Festival 5th day of 5th lunar month (June) 1 day
Mid-Autumn Festival 15th day of 8th lunar month (Sep) 1 day
National Day October 1 3 to 5 days


Knowing these dates accurately and confirm from dropship suppliers of cut-off dates before the holiday will help you plan and take the necessary steps to prevent negative feedback from customers is in the first place. You can stock up on your best selling products so you can inventory to also supply during the holidays.

You can also get information and communicate with your buyers as to the holiday problem so you have no other option than to add additional shipping days for the items ordered. This way you can minimize the possibility of receiving negative feedback by properly communicating with the customer and let them know the situation beforehand.

As with any business good communication is the key to doing business online, especially for a dealer like you that orders products from dropship wholesalers from China. You can not control the vacation periods or work in other countries, but you can take steps to advance and avoid getting negative feedback.


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