To all the dropshippers out there keep in in mind that “Dropshipping Chinese New Year” is on Saturday, 25 January 2020.
Dropshipping is a dynamic business model & if you are not up to date enough then you might lose some money & get your business in loss.
Saturday, 25 January
Which means most suppliers will not be able to process the order for a week or two. I recommend you contact your supplier and see how long they will be on a holiday for so you can add a discretion note on your site regarding delayed shipment
The second option is if you drop ship multiple items then I recommend you order a few local Inventory of your most sold items so your customers don’t have to face delays.
If you decide to order local inventory and your order is pretty big, ask if they can send it using a faster shipping service such as DHL which only takes 3-5 business days.
The reason the Dropshipping Chinese New Year falls at this time is because it marks the start of the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon.