Types of products that you should avoid dropshipping

By: Yen 28 November 2019

Dropshipping is a saturated business. It will be a good business if you know some marketing skills. Nowadays, there are a lot of products that you can find on Aliexpress or other trademarks to dropship. However, you should consider before deciding to sell some items. I hope that the below list can be useful for you. 

Big or heavy products: 
You can not deliver goods by yourself. It is the reason you need to follow the policy of the delivery companies. 
For example, if you want to ship the parcel via ePacket (quick and cheap), then you need to follow these requirements accordingly:
– The maximum length of the package can only be 24” (60cm).
– The total length, height, and thickness of the package cannot be more than 36” (90cm).
– The package cannot weigh more than 4.4 lbs (2kgs).
– The package’s value cannot exceed $400.

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Products that you can’t advertise on Facebook: 
You need to promote your products once doing online business. Facebook and Instagram are social networks that have more than three billion users worldwide. It is an opportunity for you to make advertisement campaigns. 

Please note that you cannot promote items such as adult products, surveillance equipment, counterfeit products, health products, weapons, tobacco products, etc. Got more information? Click here to know about the Facebook policy.

Potentially dangerous products: 
Please be careful if you want to sell hazardous products. Because there are some items which must be stopped at the Custom such as defense articles, hunting tools, military-related items, smoking devices, etc. might get stopped at customs. Therefore, you need to search for the import restrictions of the country where the parcel will go.

Fragile products: 
No one likes receiving deformed or broken items! Your items may get damaged and reach the buyer in poor condition. Thus, you need to consider this case if you are selling fragile products such as the products made of glass, ceramics, or other similar materials are sometimes a questionable choice.

Healthcare items: 
Playing with health is not a joke. If you want to sell any of these products, then please do your research carefully and be responsible for what you’re selling.

Copyrighted products: 
Can you get permission to sell branded goods in your store? If you cannot, please do not take the risk. According to Aliexpress official policy, it is not legal to sell branded products through the platform. This restriction only applies to globally known brands. If you sell branded items, you will get the limited possibility of advertising, subsequent customer complaints about counterfeit goods, and probable legal consequences. 

To sum up, there are many items on Aliexpress that you can dropship. However, please study carefully about the item and related problems that you can face before selling it. As usual, If your store is WordPress WooComemrce, I would like to let you know that you can get 50 products by using Ezusy and get 20 reviews via Ryviu for each item for Free. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help. Good luck!