Gearbest, as a strategic brand product of the renowned Chinese cross-border enterprise Globalegrow, is backed by abundant funds and resources. Suppliers on Gearbest are managed through a professional rating system to select top suppliers and optimize the procurement of quality goods, while at the same time, maintain the comprehensiveness of product categories.
Gearbest works closely with over 5,000 famous Chinese brands and top suppliers, including over 1,000 top brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei.
Set up Gearbest as a supplier
- Default Location Settings -
Gearbest warehouses are located in USA, Spain, England, Poland, Czech Republic, and etc.,
To set a default location for your items, simply type in the location within the dedicated text-box in your DSM Tool Lister settings tab.
Note: If the location was not modified, it will be set by default to Phoenix, AZ.
- Break even settings -
The break even percentage are available to modify in your DSM Tool Lister settings tab.
It is important to set the right break even settings when working with any supplier, Gearbest included. The right percentage to be set depended on multiple variables:
1. Marketplace fee: If you're selling on eBay, the average final value fee for a sale is 9-10% varies by the seller location.
2. Payment processing fee: should also be taken in consideration, Paypal fees or any other payment processing fees you might be charged for.
For example- if you are accepting Paypal as the main payment processor you should consider both your % based transaction fee which is different between each seller (normally 2.9%-4.4%) and don't forget to take in a count the fixed transaction fee (usually $0.3 for US sellers, £0.2 for UK sellers and €0.35 for Germany, yet it is recommended to check your fees according to where you are selling at and where is your Paypal account registered).
Fixed transaction fees are not available via the DSM Tool settings, therefore it is recommended to add them as an estimation according to the price range of the items you are selling. For example, if most of the items you are selling from Gearbest are around $100 sell price, you should add 0.3% to represent a $0.3 fee.
2. Tax exemption: Are you local citizen in the country you are selling in or an international seller? For Gearbest.com which is located only in the U.S therefore if you are an American citizen you might want to consider taking a tax consultation to check the ability to get the tax exempted which will lower your purchase price
3. Discounts and gift cards: Are you using discounted gift card, cash-back credit card or a cash-back service when purchasing from Gearbest? If so, you might wish to take that into account as well when choosing the right break even percentage.
- Business Policies settings -
DSM have added an option in lister settings to set business policies for each supplier.
Learn more on how to set up Business policies for a specific source. It is important to learn the shipping, payment and return methods every supplier provides in order to plan your workflow and adjust your policies accordingly.
Since Chinabrands products are shipped from China, buyers have the option to choose from express and standard shipping. Standard shipping doesn’t offer a tracking option, whereas express shipping does.
Express shipping takes between 2 and 3 days to arrive, while standard shipping between 7 and 21 days. For orders that take longer than 25 days, these can be escalated to Customer Service.
Here's the shipping time table from the Gearbest:
Here's an example of Standard Shipping policy:
Here's to learn more about Gearbest shipping terms.
As Gearbest states in their return policy - If an item isn’t the perfect match, return it for a refund within 30 days after order was placed in the original condition and packaging.
Click on the link to see the excluded list and learn more about Gearbest return policy.
In the example below, we set in an eBay U.S store domestic free returns payed by the seller up to 30 days after product arrival.
- Templates settings -
Every supplier offers different shipping duration, handling time, returns policies and payment methods.
This is why in DSM Tool we allow you to notify your buyers with your shipping, payments and return policies via your item description (using the DSM Tool tempaltes).
Click here to learn more how to use Business policies templates.
Note: If not modified, the business policies templates default text will be set to use in Gearbest items as well.
- Price monitor settings -
Some of the products in Gearbest does not offer free shipping by default, therefore consider allowing selling products with that does not offer free shipping when working with Gearbest.
You can find this setting under the monitor settings tab
- Using DSM Auto paste in Gearbest-
To easily list from Gearbest, install our DSM Auto paste chrome extension.
You’ll find the extension “List to dsm” button under the “Add to cart” button.
To list in bulk using DSM Auto paste, in the search results, hover your mouse to the listing and it will show you the “+” button under the “heart” button:
Auto paste feature can also be used when copying the buyer's address upon fulfilling orders. Add the listing to cart then click "Proceed to checkout" button:
on the next page, you will find the "Auto-Paste Client Address" button
then the address fields will be auto filled with your buyer's shipping address:
Learn more how to use DSM Auto paste.