Spocket review- Is it truly the best dropshipping supplier on the planet? Can it help you find the products and suppliers your dropshipping business needs? That’s exactly what I’ll be discussing in this piece.
Some of you already own dropshipping businesses, while others may wish to start afresh. In either case, this Spocket review probably wouldn’t be a waste of your time.
Is this a Spocket sales pitch? Well, the platform offers a 100% free 14-day trial. So, no. You only pay if you like it after using it for 14-days.
Let’s dive in then?
Table of Contents
- What is Spocket?
- Spocket User Interface
- What products are available?
- Advanced search filters
- Advanced pricing setup
- Premium products
- Directly contact suppliers
- Supplier verification
- US/EU/AliExpress + global suppliers
- One-click product imports & edits
- Product requests
- Guaranteed 25%-40% off on products
- Branded invoices
- Integrates with most major e-commerce platforms
- How much does Spocket cost?
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Spocket
- Spocket review- Final verdict (is it any good?)
What is Spocket?
Spocket’s tagline reads –“Find awesome products to sell”.
Basically, it’s a platform that lets you find dropshipping suppliers and connect your store to them.
In other words? It’s a magic wand. Imagine you don’t have a shop yet, you don’t even know what to sell or what would sell. But, you wish to start dropshipping?
Spocket lets you find the hottest selling products, with the biggest profit margins in a single click using its filters!
Your buyers come to your store > enter their shipping information > click checkout. Done!
Your Spocket suppliers get your buyers’ information and ship out the products directly to them. You keep the profits. Simple, right?
There’s no “minimum order quantity” either! Interesting to say the least, wouldn’t you agree?
I’m sure that got your attention. Well, there’s this guy who did exactly this using Spocket and he detailed all the steps on how he did it! So, yes, that case study is another reason why I gave Spocket a try to begin with. Once you’re done with this piece, I urge you to go check that out for more tips (or just motivation?).
Spocket User Interface
One of my favourite aspects with Spocket? Their UI!
They’ve made it extremely simple, modern, and easy to use.
In fact, I had no prior dropshipping experience and still I could use Spocket with ease.
Here’s the primary dashboard:
It’s pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it?
You enter your keywords to search for products directly. Or, you can choose from one of the many pre-categorized products.
Below that you get the search filters. I’ve discussed the filters in detail later on this Spocket review.
The left-sidebar is used to navigate around the site. You can check your messages (pretty helpful feature, details later), your products, import list and a lot more.
What products are available?
Obviously, for any store, the “products” are the most important, right?
So, Spocket has a pretty big arsenal of products you can choose from.
Just some of the available categories include:
- Home & garden
- Bath & beauty
- Kids & babies
- About a dozen others.
Each of these categories have very detailed sub-categories.
This just makes things easier to work with, doesn’t it?
It even has a product request feature that lets dropshippers request products not already available on Spocket.
Point being, no matter your passion or interest, you’ll probably be able to find a decent supplier for what interests you here.
Advanced search filters
Spocket has more products than we can count. It’s not easy or practical to search through all of them just based on their product-cateopgries, is it?
To solve that, the platform offers its search-filters.
As the screenshot shows, you can filter your products based on;
- Shipping source
- Premium products (*scroll down for details)
- Shipping time
- Shipping cost
- Inventory size.
You can even “sort” products depending on pricing, relevance, listing time, and even shipping time.
If these filters aren’t enough, it also has an “advanced filter” feature. This opens a popup window with many additional filters, such as:
- Item cost
- Best seller products
- Top suppliers etc.
Now, this is something that lets me build my store exactly as I want to. In fact, the “best seller” filter individually is enough to help me find profitable products in seconds!
If you don’t have a shop yet, you can go to Spocket > choose a category > apply the “best seller” filter > pick a product and build your shop around it!
Advanced pricing setup
If you’ve multiple products, pricing them manually is time-consuming as well as exhausting, isn’t it?
Spocket has this “Global pricing rules” tab. This lets you set specific rules for your pricing. You can set your prices according to a:
- Or fixed prices.
This makes sure you always sell your products at a desired profit margin, without overcharging your customers.
The feature is something that’s very practical as well as easy to setup, wouldn’t you agree?
This is another one of my favourite features with Spocket.
It’s basically a search-filter but just as useful as the “best-seller” filter.
So, you can choose the “premium” filter and this would show you products which are massively discounted. Also, these products ship much faster than regular products.
This means, the difference between your price and the retail price is huge, which means much bigger profits for you.
Directly contact suppliers
This is a feature that many of Spocket’s competitors have missed.
Basically, you can contact suppliers on Spocket directly using an in-built chat system!
This eliminates a lot of hassle. You can request samples, clear any fee negotiations or just help each other out eh?
You can enjoy this feature for an additional $5.99/month.
How do you find suppliers that are better than others? A legitimate question, isn’t it?
Well, if you click on a supplier’s username, Spocket gives you their history.
As the screenshot shows, I can check a suppliers:
- Age on Spocket
- Shipping country
- processing time
- Order fulfilment success rate
- As well as refund policy.
This lets you compare various suppliers and pick the one who seems better than the others.
US/EU/AliExpress + global suppliers
A major misconception with Spocket is it only allows US/EU suppliers. That’s not entirely true.
The platform does prioritize and prefer suppliers from the US and EU. However, it does accept suppliers from around the world if and when both parties come to a mutual agreement.
You’ll need to use the “advanced filters” mentioned above to get suppliers from other locations.
Also, Spocket can be integrated with AliExpress. You heard that right. There’s this little Chrome extension called AliScrapper.
It lets you find products on AliExpress and import them to your Spocket account in a few clicks!
One-click product imports & edits
Okay, I’ll be honest. This isn’t a massive “wow” feature. However, it should explain to you how easy using the platform is.
So, you add the products you like to your store using the simple “Add to import list” button. No manual downloading of photos or writing of long descriptions is required.
However, I like the fact that Spocket lets me edit the products before I push them to my live store.
You can edit not just the title and text, but also the description, variants, images and of course the pricing individually for each product.’
This is a feature that’s only available on the Empire/Unicorn plan. This is the most expensive plan on Spocket but this gives you access to the “product request” feature.
If you’ve got specific products in mind, and they aren’t on Spocket yet, you can request them to be stocked. Obviously, the requests may not always be fulfilled.
Guaranteed 25%-40% off on products
Spocket has this clause in its “supplier agreement” that makes sure that all Spocket products are sold at a minimum 25% discount on their retail prices.
That means, you’re guaranteed a 25% profit over the retail price on products. At times, the discounts go up to 40% depending on the product and supplier.
Branding is important, very. Wouldn’t you agree? You need to create an impact for your customers. This would help you retain customers and make them come back to your specific store.
In fact, did you know that
“82% companies agree that it’s cheaper to retain than to acquire new customers”
Spocket lets you create branded invoices for your customers. Meaning, it’ll fill the invoices with your logos and brand.
Do note that it’s only available on the two more expensive plans and not on the base (cheapest) plan.
Integrates with most major e-commerce platforms
We both know Shopify is the market dominator when it comes to dropshipping or e-commerce stores in general.
However, you can also connect Spocket to:
- Woocommerce and many others.
So yes, regardless of where your shop is hosted, you probably can connect it to Spocket.
Do note that there sure are a few exceptions Spocket can’t connect to. Unfortunately, Amazon and Etsy are on that list.
How much does Spocket cost?
The features are impressive. Granted. But, how much does Spocket cost? Can you afford it? Is it logically priced?
Well, it’s 100% free! No exaggeration.
You can try Spocket 100% free for 14-days. I believe that’s a pretty generous time frame when it comes to trying a tool out, right?
- Free: This is a “view-only” plan. You can browse Spocket and its products but can’t practically use them.
- Starter: $24.99/month
- Pro: $49.99/month- Access to 25 “premium” products and branded invoicing.
- Empire: $99.99/month- 10,000 premium and 10,000 unique products.
All in all, I’d say the packages are rationally priced.
As for payment modes, you can make your payments using Credit cards or PayPal accounts.
There’s no refund policy. I’d generally say that’s a problem but not in this case. It’s being very generous with its 14-day free trial, right? I believe that eliminates the need for a refund policy, don’t you agree?
Note: If you use a credit card for availing the free trial, there’s a $.99 charge. This is non-refundable. You can always use PayPal if you wish to avoid the charge though.
Spocket’s support is impressive.
There’s a 24X7 live-chat. It’s truly available throughout the day (and night) and isn’t just a marketing gimmick.
The staff is pretty friendly, the response times never exceed more than a few minutes at best.
Of course you can connect to them over e-mail. That just has never been needed as far as my personal experience goes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Spocket
Here are some of the most common questions and their I’ve seen around Spocket-
#1. Does Spocket only allow US/EU suppliers?
No. The default filter does have only US/EU suppliers. However, it has suppliers from all over the planet, they can be found by going to advanced filters.
#2. I’ve uninstalled Spocket, will I get a refund?
You will not be able to get a refund once you have started the paid subscription, however, you get 14 days free trial and you’re able to easily cancel the plan from your account before your paid subscription starts.
#3. Can I customize Spocket orders for my brand?
Yes & no. You can customize your “invoices” if you’re on the Pro or Empire plan. You can’t customize the packages themselves.
#4. Do I need to have a store before I can use Spocket?
No. You can use Spocket without owning a store yet. You can create and connect a store at any later time.
#5. Can I become a supplier with Spocket?
Yes. Spocket is 100% free for suppliers. What this means is, you don’t have to pay a signup fee or per-sale fee. If you are a manufacturer or wholesaler, becoming a supplier on Spocket might be really beneficial for you to increase your sales growth!
Spocket review- Final verdict (is it any good?)
In my personal opinion, Spocket is arguably one of the best dropshipping supplier platforms in the industry.
Right from the start, the UI as well as the features leave not a lot to be desired.
You could literally have a product + shop running by the end of the day.
Even if I look at it purely from a “research tool” perspective, it helps find best-selling products in seconds!
Now, I wouldn’t ask you to trust this Spocket review with a blindfold on. Why should you? Go give it a try on your own. With its 14-day free trial you aren’t losing a dime, are you?