Find Suppliers for your TikTok Shop Products | Sourcing | Lecture #5
Assalam Walakum brothers and sisters, welcome back to the Iqbal Group's TikTok Shop Training. In today's lecture, we will be discussing product sourcing for your TikTok shop. Once you have conducted your product research and discovered potential products to sell, you need to find reliable suppliers to source those products from.
The choice of supplier depends on your business model. If you are planning to white-label products, it is recommended to find a local supplier. This is because sourcing locally ensures faster shipping and delivery times, which is essential for maintaining customer satisfaction. For example, if you want to test ten white-labeled products within the UK for a short period of time, sourcing from local suppliers like Amazon.co.uk, timu.co.uk, Scene, eBay, or Amazon would be ideal. TikTok has specific shipping time requirements, such as providing tracking information within 7 days and delivering orders within 11 days. Failing to meet these requirements can negatively impact your product rankings.
If your business model involves dropshipping products from other countries, there are numerous options available. Dropshipping is a legitimate method as long as it is carried out according to policies and guidelines. You can explore suppliers from platforms such as imo, AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, and more. However, it is crucial to ensure that the supplier's shipping and delivery times align with TikTok's requirements, which are a maximum shipping time of 3 days and a total delivery time of 11 days.
If you are considering wholesale and becoming a distributor, the traditional approach is to connect with approved distributors and purchase products from them. However, if you prefer white labeling, you can source products from China through Alibaba or other Chinese suppliers recommended by product manufacturers. It is important to note that purchasing from China may take around 15 to 20 days for delivery.
If you plan to keep inventory in the UK and sell from Pakistan, you can utilize 3pl (third-party logistics) services. There are multiple options available in the market, and you can find them on Facebook groups dedicated to 3pl services. Additionally, I will provide contact information for reliable 3pl providers, including Bilal Maheshwar and Saroj, in the video description.
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How can I find local suppliers for my TikTok Shop?
- You can find local suppliers by searching on platforms like Amazon.co.uk, timu.co.uk, Scene, eBay, and Amazon. These suppliers ensure faster shipping and delivery within the UK.
Is dropshipping a valid method of sourcing products for TikTok Shop?
- Yes, dropshipping is a legitimate sourcing method as long as it adheres to TikTok's policies and guidelines. You can explore platforms like imo, AliExpress, Amazon, and eBay for dropshipping suppliers.
Can I source products from China through Alibaba for my TikTok Shop?
- Yes, you can source products from China through Alibaba. However, keep in mind that delivery times may take around 15 to 20 days.
What is 3pl, and how can it help with my TikTok Shop?
- 3pl stands for third-party logistics. It is a service where a third-party provider handles the storage, packaging, and shipping of products on behalf of your business. You can utilize 3pl services to keep inventory in the UK and sell from Pakistan.
How can I contact reliable 3pl providers for my TikTok Shop?
- In the video description, you will find contact information for reliable 3pl providers, including Bilal Maheshwar and Saroj, who can assist you with storing and shipping your products.