If you’ve ever wondered about some of the best Dropshipping Sites For Nigerians, outside of Aliexpress, you’re in the right place.
So first, what is dropshipping? Dropshipping simply means owning an e-commerce store and then finding products from other sellers online, to sell on your own e-store without any inventory risk. Dropshipping is a system that offers an easy and sure means of getting your own e-shop, where you sell products to people from all over the world. It thereby offers you a way to make a good income with little or no capital.
We shared an article sometime back about how to start your own fashion business with little or no capital. Read about it here.
People who go into dropshipping, mostly do it to earn more income while doing what they love. But mostly, they use it as a start for their own brand. With more money made, you can invest in making your own fashion design products for your target market.
So in this article, I’m sharing the best dropshipping sites for Nigerians who want to start their fashion business with ease.
You keep no inventory, and you need not go through the stress of delivery. Only product tracking. With enough time in your hands, all you need to focus on is the sale of products you have chosen for your dropship business.
Now a lot has been said about dropshipping. However, I am aware that finding platforms outside of Aliexpress and Amazon for Nigerian dropshippers, can be frustrating. So I decided to put together a list of drop shippers you can work with.
Please see them below.
This Dropshipping site is rated as one of the top dropshipping apps by Bloomberg, business week, Forbes, ell, and vogue. Modalyst is an automated dropshipping app for big commerce online store. In the Modalyst app, you add thousands of trending products to your online store, once orders are made the orders are sent directly to your customers. It is fast, and orders are delivered in 3-8 days.
Modalyst actually has major wholesalers and retailers on their platform, so there is room for everyone and good profits to make.
Unfortunately, most of the wholesalers and retailers on the platform don’t deliver to Nigeria and most African countries. This makes it tough if your major market is in Nigeria or other countries in their restriction list.
However, if you’re a Nigerian targeting a US or UK audience, then this is awesome for you. Just ensure you don’t signup as a Nigerian on the platform. Sign up as a UK or US resident, and then you’ll have access to a whole range of products
If you must signup as a Nigerian, then you will be able to sell only products from Aliexpress (which I don’t recommend)
How it Works.
- You can connect Modalyst to your e-commerce store, be it Shopify, Big-commerce or Woocommerce
- You can select the products you want to display and sell on your store.
This gives you room to;
- Have a selection of luxury brand products to sell
- Focus on details which drive your sales,
- Rely on faster shipping of products and services to your loved ones
Dropshipping suppliers on Modalyst include;
- Calvin Klein
- Dolce and Gabbana
- Aliexpress etc
- Modalyst has fast and reliable delivery, it delivers in 4 business days. They deal with thousands of items in women, men, and kids.
- It has amazing imagery that displays about 600+ niches that you can pick from to make you stand out from other people.
- Suppliers are From China, UK, USA, and Australian
- Inbox communication to speak directly with wholesalers
- Ships worldwide except South America and Africa
Single centralized platform
One check sourcing
Sync tracking number –Faster shipping
Modalyst could put a hole in your profits. They take 5% from every transaction you make if you use the free plan. To reduce this percentage, you need to start with a paid plan.
This store only accepts US residents. So you need to be residing in the US, or have a partner who is residing there, so as to enjoy the full benefits of this platform.
My Online Fashion Store has access to over 5000 fashion items. It is easy to process and doesn’t require technical knowledge. It has an automatic stock update, low wholesale prices, new arrivals, and a whole of fashionable items that will keep your customers hooked.
Fast shipping and free returns
Work 5-7 business day delivery
Huge product catalogue
Responsive customer support via phone, email or live chat.
Oberlo has everything you need to easily run your online dropshipping business. Oberlo is a dropshipping app that allows you to find trending products online, add them, and sell them in your e-commerce store. It allows you to build a business on your own terms and at your own time. Signing up for oOberlo is easy and it gives you lifetime access to all course material that can enable you to build your store and start selling.
Oberlo has a large network of suppliers. Shipping is not a problem.
How it works
You have access to unlimited plans, for free. These plans help you to equip your store with everything you need
The products statistics are well detailed to help you make the best choice when choosing a product
The free Chrome extension feature helps you add products from Aliexpress into your store with few clicks
There is an order tracking feature that allows you to be in control of handling your products
24/7 customer support
You can always customize the name, description, and image of the product as you like.
Constant update in price and stock levels, this way you get to know the products available or above your retail price
By automating bulk orders on your store, it helps save time and fulfil multiple orders in one click
Oberlo allows multiple users, therefore other people can help you run your store.
All accounts on Oberlo have access to the forever free Starter Plan!
4. Jumia Nigeria
Jumia is the Nigerian version of amazon. It is one of the leading dropshipping sites for Nigerians and Africans as a whole, with all forms of products like clothing, accessories, household items, electronics etc. It is very convenient, affordable, and delivers goods and services to customers.
All you need do is register your Jumia store, then find suppliers from other stores, like Amazon, Etsy, or other local stores, and choose the products you want to list on your Jumia store.
If you choose a foreign supplier, be sure to list in your product description box that the product ships from abroad. This helps buyers know that their products will take a while longer to deliver, as it is coming from abroad.
How it Works
Items are stored at JUMIA express warehouse
Jumia express picks, packs and ships the order directly to your customer
They guarantee fast delivery, no commitment.
Jumia express fee is based on item size and category.
SETTING YOUR STORE
One of the major ways new business owners can set up their eCommerce store is on Shopify if you have enough capital to start. This is because Shopify is not cheap and has no free plans, save for the 14 days free trial.
Another alternative is to set up your Woocommerce integrated WordPress store. This option is less expensive (if you want a very basic store) and gives you higher control of your business.
But still, another better option is Zlidein.
Zlidein is a social platform that aims to empower its users. Instead of burning data on socializing only, you have the option of turning your account into a full e-commerce business where you can list your dropship products and sell to any part of the world, as it has international payment in place.
Each user also have a blog section where they can write about their products and e-commerce shop, and embed links to them
It is free to register and use all the features. It doesn’t matter what country you reside in. They only take a 5% fee per every sale you make. Unlike Modalyst that takes a 5% transaction fee from your sales if you’re using the free plan. And their free plan doesn’t allow you to have all the features Zlidein allows you to have for free.
Zlidein is a complete package in one and one of the most friendly e-commerce dropshipping sites for Nigerians. I’ll do a much detailed explanation about Zlidein and how to use it to your advantage, in my next post.
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