Shopee is a Singaporean marketplace for buyers and sellers looking to purchase small or large quantities of products at the lowest price. Shopee allows buyers to contact directly with sellers, create business deal, and achieve significant cost savings.
In this post, we will discuss everything you need to know about buying and sourcing products to sell on Shopee. We will cover in detail how to buy wholesale from Shopee, how find supplier, how to practice safe buying, and tips to get the most out of your sourcing experience. You can learn the 5 ways to check for top-selling items on Shopee.
How to Find Products to Sell on Shopee
Shopee marketplace is very easy to navigate, and the buying process is much more straightforward than it is when you place an order on a physical shop or through a phone call. However, some steps have approaches that give seller flexibility to shape their buying experiences
Shopee has thousands of sellers, which means there are also thousands of products to choose from. This wide variety of products to choose from gives buyers the flexibility to choose the seller and items that best suit them.
Step 1: Create Shopee Seller Account
- Log Into your Shopee Account and click on “Seller Centre”
- You will be taken to the Seller Registration page if your account is still not registered. Click “Start Registration”
- Enter your information as required by Shopee.
- If you are creating an Individual seller, select “Individual”.
- If you are creating the account from a business/company, select “Registered Business” and provide business Registration number.
- Click “Next” and enter your Shop Information details.
- Select your preferred Shipping Channel and click “Submit” and you are ready to start sourcing products to sell.
Step 2: Find Products
Next, it is time to search for products. Searching the marketplace is easy because it works like search engine. You input a search inquiry and browse the results. Note that you cannot perform searches with product images on Shopee.
Results can be filtered and sorted by a variety of different criteria, including:
- Top Sales
- Price Range
- Shipped From
- Shop Type
- By Category
- Service & Promotion
- Payment Option
- Shipping Option.
This helps buyers narrow down products to meet their needs. If you cannot find the perfect product with the right buying conditions, you can chat the seller and the person can actually reach out to you if they can fulfill your desired order.
Step 3: Review Sellers
There are millions of sellers on Shopee, but some sellers have certain qualifications or certifications that set them apart from the rest. The main identifiers are their ratings, number of products sold.
It is a good idea to take a look at each seller’s reviews to see what sort of experiences past customers have had with them. If you have any questions for the seller about their operations or other information that you cannot find on their profile, you can chat them privately to ask.
Once you choose a seller and a product, you can either negotiate the deal or buy right away at the price tag. In order to buy right away, the product must be labeled as “Buy Now” button on the product detail page.
If you want to get samples of the product, place a lower order or contact seller by using the “Chat Now!” instant messaging tool to reach out to the seller.
Step 4: Place Your Order
Once you’ve worked out the details of your deal, it is time to place an order. Do not take the transaction off of Shopee because once the transaction leaves Shopee, it is no longer eligible for Trade Assurance, which protects both the buyer and the seller.
To place your order on Shopee, you will keep communication on the marketplace and you’ll pay through their secure payment portal. The accepted payment methods include:
- Credit / Debit Card
- Google Pay
- Online Banking
- Cash on Delivery (COD)
- Apple Pay
- Cash Payment at Convenience Stores
- Installment Plan and
Step 5: Get Your Product Delivery
The last step of the sourcing process is to take delivery of your product. When it comes to international shipping, buyers can use Shopee Freight for a reliable and transparent experience. Shopee Supported Logistics partners include:
- Shopee Express – 1-3 working days
- City-Link Express – 1-3 working days
- PosLaju – 2-5 working days
- DHL – 2-3 working days
- J&T Express – 1-3 working days
- J&T Cargo – 3-6 working days
- The Lorry – 1-2 working days
- NinjaVan – 1-3 working days.
Shipping times vary by seller, so this will be worked out on a case-by-case basis. But you can track Shopee order with the tracking number to know the location of your goods.
Once you receive your order, you can leave your seller a review and decide whether or not you’ll use them to source your products again in the future or cancel your pending order on Shopee and get your money back.
How to Buy Wholesale In Shopee
If you want to sell products online at competitive prices, then buying wholesale products from Shopee could work for you. By having a better understanding of how Shopee works and how to buy from Shopee, your business can get the best deals possible on wholesale products directly from manufacturers and have a competitive edge in the world of eCommerce!
Once you’ve selected a bunch of vendors that you potentially want to work with, you should dig a little deeper and review their shop profile.
To complete the wholesale purchase, enter your preferred quantity to your cart and the wholesale price will automatically apply. If a seller is offering other promotions, the wholesale label and price will be temporarily hidden until the promotions end. In this case, you can cantact the seller if you want to buy at the wholesale price.
How to Find Supplier in Shopee
If you’re looking for suppliers to expand your stock or for just wholesaler, you first have to go and visit Shopee.com. Then go to the search bar and put in the keywords for the products you want to sell online. An extensive list of products will appear.
To start finding a suppliers, search the keyword of the product you are looking for on Shopee then filter for the kind of seller you want and select the product listing that best represents what you want your seller to build.
The suppliers sells goods in large quantities at a low unit price to retail merchants.
How to Order From Shopee For the First time
If this is your first time buying from Shopee, I highly recommend that you get your first order shipped by Shopee Supported Logistics partners.
Not only will you not have to hire a customs agent, but your goods will arrive on your doorstep within a week or less and you don’t have to worry about anything.
In some cases, you can simply ask your seller to ship the goods directly to you using your preferred logistics. When it comes to communicating with your suppliers, you should never make any assumptions about product availability.
Oh the joys of international free shipping! Most sellers will setup the shipping for you and all you have to do is provide your shipping address and phone number for confirmation. Just know ahead of time that it’s going to cost you more than the cost of the actual samples.
But once you have your first few successful shipments under your belt, you will eventually want to have your goods shipped over by sea which is substantially cheaper.
Does Shopee Provide Cash on Delivery?
YES, with Shopee Cash on Delivery you can pay with cash at your door for your online orders. How it work. Find products that are qualified for Shopee Direct shipping. COD can be only used for products that qualify for Shopee Direct shipping.
The Shopee Cash on Delivery payment method is available for the following Shopee Supported Logistics channels: Shopee Xpress, DHL eCommerce, Ninja Van, and J&T Express. To activate Cash on Delivery, sellers have to enable the mentioned shipping channels under Standard Delivery option.