If you’ve been looking for new suppliers for your dropshipping business then there’s a good chance that you’ve already came across Puckator. With a high organic ranking on Google when searching for a new dropship supplier it’s no wonder why they are a popular choice for us dropshippers, but are they a legitimate business? And if so, how good a dropshipping platform do they have to offer? I’ve tried and tested Puckator over the years so I’ll be giving my full in depth review of their website and service provided.
If you don’t know already, there are 2 sides to Puckator. A wholesale website www.puckator.co.uk which is for those looking to gain a greater discount by buying in bulk and a dropshipping website www.puckator-dropship.co.uk for those who are looking to use Puckator as a dropship supplier. In this instance, I will be reviewing their dropshipping website.
Which products do Puckator Dropship sell?
Puckator offer a wide range of giftware products which are great for Birthdays, Christmas or any other special occasion. Their categories, as per their website, includes;
- Packing boxes
- Souvenirs & seaside
- Fashion & beauty accessories
- Gift sets & gift packs
- 3D pictures & novelties
- Animal themes
- Buddha & oriental figures
- Candles & candleholders
- Cherubs & angels
- Chimes & hangers
- Dragon figurines & statues
- Dream catchers
- Eco friendly bags
- Egyptian figures & statues
- Fantasy & fairytale
- Giftware & boxes
- Gothic fantasy & new age
- Jewellery & accessories
- Money boxes
- Motor madness
- Sand animals
- Skulls & skeletons
- Wedding favours
As you can see from the above, Puckator certainly aren’t short on giftware products for your dropshipping store, in fact they have thousands of items available for you to sell! From a snowman mug to angel ornaments, they seem to have it all! The perfect gift for anyone. But is having a wide range of products all it takes to be the perfect dropship supplier?
The advantages of using Puckator for dropshipping
First of all, let me just clarify that Puckator are infact a legitimate business and you should have confidence listing their products on your online store, eBay or Amazon. I have used them on and off over the years as well as friends and family also selling through Puckator with no problems. They always send the items out on time and resolve issues promptly when items arrive damaged or get lost in the post.
The biggest advantage to using Puckator dropship and especially if you are just starting your e-commerce business with little to no start up funds is that it’s free to set up a dropshipping account. Not only are they free to use but setting up an account couldn’t be easier. There are no checks to make sure that you are a legitimate business so all you need to do is enter a few details and your account is set up and ready to use. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if people have signed up in the past just to purchase discounted giftware for themselves with no intentions of selling them on!
Not only do Puckator dropship offer a wide range of giftware products but they also display the level of stock left of each individual item. This way you can avoid listing items for sale that are low on stock and selling unavailable items, therfore maintaining a positive seller feedback score. Ofcourse you will still need to regularly check the website for stock levels to maintain a healthy inventory.
One easy way to keep on top of stock levels is by signing up to their ‘out of stock emails’ service which you need to do from your account settings. At the end of each day, Puckator Dropship will send you an email updating you on which items are now out of stock so that you know which ones to remove from your selling sites. You can also see which items are out of stock, when they are due back in and which products are now back in stock by downloading their CSV files. This service is an absolute must have for any dropshipping business – Can you imagine having thousands of products listed for sale and having to find them individually just to see if they are still available? Having a platform that simply updates you on a daily basis is an absolute game changer!
The disadvantages of using Puckator for dropshipping
Puckator have done such a good job building their dropshipping platform that it’s hard to find any real disadvantages to using their online service. I mean, it’s free. They have thousands of original giftware items available. They offer a live stock feed. What’s not to love?
If I was to be really picky and find a downside to using Puckator for your dropshipping needs then it wouldn’t be the platform itself but more the fact that it’s so easy to set up an account that anyone could do it with ease. This combined with the fact that they are so high on Google search results runs the risk of having too many competitors.
Remember, every additional customer (dropshipping business) of Puckator is another seller you are competing with. Ofcourse it’s great for Puckator and if I was a dropship supplier I would love to be in their position ranking so high on search results and gaining lots of new customers. Really I congratulate them. But their success is to some degree, bad for your dropshipping business. Like I said, this is if I were being really picky, and there is obviously a reason why Puckator are so successful. As much as I see this as a disadvantage, I would still prefer to have more competition from a trusted dropship supplier than to have little to no competition from a dropship supplier that continuously let’s you down.
I will be writing an article soon on ‘how to sell more items dropshipping’ which will explain how to stand out from your competitors so I will include a link here when the article has been published. If you do it right, then you can laugh at your competition and come out on top!
Would I recommend Puckator Dropship?
I would absolutely recommend Puckator to anyone looking to start a dropshipping business. I have first hand experience with using them and I can honestly say that they have never let me down. Items have always been dispatched in a timely manner with regular email updates and on the rare occasion that items arrive damaged or even not at all, Puckator have always been there to resolve the issue promptly. It’s worth mentioning that they don’t offer a dedicated phone line but instead ask that all customer service queries be asked by email. This may scare some people away, but this is a company that actually do respond to emails!
If your looking to sell thousands of giftware products from a reputable dropship supplier that not only offers a daily stock update but also offers all of this for free then Puckator may be the perfect partner you’ve been looking for! For more information you can visit their website here.
Once your finished listing the thousands of items from Puckator, why not add even more giftware products from Taylors Merchandise? You can read my full review here.