Dhgate.com is another copy of popular web multivendor platform. It works more of a B2B wholesale website. It is extended to work with business and consumer type customers. Indifference from most of the similar sites, this site mostly offers bulk sales. Where minimum order quantity is more than 1. Most common MOQ is 5/10/20/50/100 pieces on one order.
As at first, it might seem not acceptable. But when purchased more than 10 items in one order, the price drop is amazing.
Website users are selling only China manufactured products and electronics, good refurbished cell phones, gadgets and small home appliances.
We have placed more than few test orders in different categories while choosing different sellers with different ratings. Overall from 10 orders, we were forced to open only 1 dispute. As order never arrived. The dispute was overtaken by the DHGate security team and within 7 days we received our payment back to the payment card.
Other 9 orders we choose DHL delivery, which most of the times are free of charge. Most of the orders were processed within 2-3 business days and then shipped. A tracking number is provided and legit. Items usually arrived to Europe within 4 days. Which by any means is the fastest delivery time we have seen until now.
In all of the cases products were packed very good and none of them were damaged or broken. Most of times sellers found, later on, found us on WhatsApp and we still keep good contact and receiving offers.
As if good marketing has been done and dropshipping is your niche than this site will be your best friend for a long term.
- Buyer protection program
- Free DHL delivery worldwide in most cases when an order contains more than 10 units
- Online support
- Payment is not released to seller instantly
- Return policy
- Actual seller rating
- Transaction history shared for each seller
- Buyer reviews posted for every seller
- Strict requirements for sellers to keep store opened on DHGate
- Only China located sellers accepted to sell products on DHGate
DHGate can bring great prices and more than enough support for your retail business or even to get some cheap China-manufactured goods for own use. Not to get disappointed there is only one rule to follow. Pay attention to sellers ratings and transaction history, the same as for customer reviews.
Portal has buyer protection program, therefore, your money is safe even if an item does not arrive or arrives as not expected. No money transfers to sellers outside of DHGate should be done.