The physical location of your fulfillment provider is fundamental to the success or failure of your eCommerce business.
China-based warehousing and fulfillment has several advantages - some obvious, and some that most only learn by experience.
There are several reasons to deploy your eCommerce fulfillment in China
Over 50% of every product sold world-wide is made in China. If you're manufacturing in China, it makes sense to warehouse and dispatch from China.
Dropshipping can be a lucrative business - but your business is hostage to shipping and delivery delays imposed by the seller. China-based warehousing can provide several advantages to dropshipping companies:
China enjoys hugely subsidised shipping rates world-wide, thanks to the United Nations Universal Postal Union.
This international treaty means that shipping a product from China to the USA is cheaper than shipping the same product from the USA to China - even by the same shipper.
China has some of the lowest international shipping rates that exist.
With over 88% of online-shoppers preferring free-shipping and online bohemeths such as Amazon Prime providing free rapid shipping, it is vital to provide free or low-cost shipping.
If your warehousing is in China, this means you can easily provide free shipping to your customers without eating into your profit margins.
Shenzhen is in the heart of Dongguan, China's manufacturing capital. As a major international logistics hub, and being geographically central in the world, it is the ideal location for international eCommerce fulfillment.